Well Worned Nature Walk

This card received a unanimous vote as the favorite card  from last Saturday’s stamp camp.   A vintage flavor from the Sunflower background to the Well Work Designer Paper.  The antique brad is the crowning glory.  The recipient of a card like this should feel regal.

  Inspired by: Stasia Sloma


   Stamp Sets:  Nature Walk, Sunflower Background, Elementary Elegance

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Well Worn Designer Paper Series, Naturals Ivory, Early Expresso

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Expresso

Tools & Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot, Mover’s & Shaker Curly Label Die, Curly Label Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Antique Brads, Paper Piercing Tool,  Crumb Cake 5/8” Seam Binding,  Adhesive

Posted on : Feb 21 2012
Posted under Birthdays, Vintage |

My Friend

My Friend

This card is a somewhat monochromatic but with the various mediums and tools used, it doesn't look monochromatic.  It's made using the new Daffodil Delight color in the Brights Collection by Stampin' UP! 
The new 3mm Basic Pearl mounted onto a the flower punched with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack took this card to the next level of elegance. The Basic Pearl jewels are self adhesive half pearls that come in 2mm, 3mm and 5mm sizes. Look to see them often as I absolutely love them!
Daffodil Delight reminds me of sunshine but doesn't have the heat  we are experiencing this weekend here in St. Louis.  Our temperature today reached 97 degrees with a humidity that made it feel like 107 degrees. On a day like today, it's best just to stay indoors and make a card!
Stamps:  Friends Never Fade, Perfect Punches
Paper:  Daffodil Delight cardstock, Whisper White cardstock and Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper Series
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Movers & Shapers Curly Label die,  Curly Label punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Basic Pearl Jewel (3mm), Daffodil Delight 5/8 grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Posted on : Jul 24 2010
Posted under Birthdays, Occasions, Thank You |

You Make Me S-M-I-L-E


Halloween is just around the corner and it’s so much fun to see the exciting anticipation in my grandsons’ faces.  We are counting the days and talking about costumes.  Even though they will not go out door-to-door, they still get disguised and go to our civic center’s Fall Festival where they will have plenty of safe games and fun for the local children.  Personally, I like those hot dogs they serve right off the grill.  At any age, Halloween makes us smile.

The base of the card is Old Olive.  Set this aside until the rest of the design is completed.  Layer a piece of Perfect Plum on to Basic Black.  Cut these so only ⅛” border is showing on each side.

Next comes 2 pieces of the DSP from Cast a Spell; one cut vertically and one cut horizontally.  I absolutely love this pattern.

Before mounting, adhere a piece of ⅝” Basic Black ribbon onto the vertical cut DSP and attach a Black grommet at the center.  Mount these onto the design base and adhere the ribbon at the back.  Knot and trim an additional piece of ⅝” Basic Black ribbon and attach with a glue dot.    Attach four Old Olive brads in each corner of the horizontal cut DSP using the paper piercer and mat pack for placement.  Attach the design unit to the Old Olive Base.

Stamp the image from Eat, Drink & Be Scary using Basic Black on Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.  Cut out the image using the Curly Label Punch.  With the Sizzix Big Shot, cut a mat for the punched image from a scrap of Basic Black, using the Movers & Shaper Curly Label die.  Adhere these.  Cut a piece of the Old Olive design from the Cast a Spell DSP and a mat using Basic Black cardstock.  Use the corner rounder punch to round 2 opposite corners.  Mount the Curly Label component on to the mat set with Dimensionals.  Adhere this unit to the card also using Dimensionals.    

So far, this card has my vote for this year’s Halloween card.  I’m not quite finished experimenting just yet.


Stamps:  Eat, Drink & Be Scary
Paper:  Old Olive, Basic Black,
Perfect Plum
, Pumpkin Pie and Cast a Spell DSP
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Movers & Shaper Curly Label Die, Curly Label Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Ribbon, Grommet, Brads, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Posted on : Oct 04 2009
Posted under Occasions |