Monday, February 28, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I was really surprised to receive a wonderful comment on one of my post from SU Demonstrator Kelli Wolfel who passed on the Stylish blogger Award to me.  It is so nice to see that others appreciate the work that goes into my blog and I want to thank Kelli for this nice honor.  Please visit her very creative blog at

When someone receives this award you are supposed to:
1. Thank the person who gave this award to you and link it back to their blog.
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
3.  Pass this award to 8 other individuals that you have recently discovered.
4.  Leave a comment so they can pass along the recognition.

So the 8 things I would like to share about myself are:
1.  I have been married 33 years to my wonderful husband Rich and we have one son and one daughter.
2.  I am a grandmother of two.  My wonderful 3 year old Thomas, and beautiful 1 year old Evelyn.
3.  I love my job!  Being a SU demonstrator allows me to be creative every day, as much as I want, or as little as I want.  I am having so much fun!!
4.  I love spending time at the beach with family and friends.
5.  I am a retired pre-school teacher, and while I miss the time spent teaching little minds, I now enjoy teaching and sharing my SU creations, techniques, and ideas with others.
6.  I try to stay in shape by going to the gym, doing yoga, and running, but know that I have to work harder at it than I did in the past. 
7.  I have the best friends in the world who are always there for me during the good and the bad and they help make my life complete.
8.  I have the best family in the world, and without them my life would not be as fulfilled as it is now, and I thank God everyday for these blessings.

Now I would like to pass the Stylish Blogger Award to these following ladies.  Please visit their blogs when you get a chance!

These are just a few of the great blogs I follow, and when you get the time stop on by to check them out.

Hello Baby!

The Scallop Circle Bigz Die lets you think out of the box.  Instead of the standard size card, it lets you create a cute circular card.  The tip to this is that you need to cut your cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 and fold.  Place the folded piece onto your die but when you go to cut, make sure you leave four of the scallops exposed so you are not cutting two separate scallop circles, but have two that stay together with the fold at the top. 

The rest of the card was made by cutting two additional circles using my Circle Scissors Plus.  The Whisper White circle was cut with the setting at 3 1/2 and the Old Olive Designer Paper was cut at 3 1/4".  The giraffe was placed on another piece of Whisper White cardstock, and to this piece I rounded the corners with the Small Corner Punch. 

To make this card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Old Olive #100702, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Old Olive from the Brights Paper Stack #117155
Ink:  Old Olive #102277
Stamp Set:  Animal Stories #116716
Ribbon:  Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta #119256
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Scallop Circle Bigz Die #113468, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Circle Scissors Plus #112530

Below is a picture of a card I posted on April of last year using this same technique.  The difference is the circular opening I punched in the top to make it look like a bib. 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wish Big!

I get a lot of requests for masculine cards.  I guess so many of us like to add ribbons and pretty embellishments to our cards, so trying to come up with one that doesn't have any of these little extras sometimes leave us wondering what to create.  Well if you have some nice designer paper and a few punches you can come up with all sorts of designs for a masculine themed card.

Today's card uses Old Olive , Chocolate Chip and So Saffron cardstock, and some punches of Play Date Designer Series Paper.  By layering these together and adding the Wish Big sentiment in the middle you have a quick and easy masculine birthday card.  No ribbons or extras needed.  The bold designs of the paper gives this card all it needs.  Try your circle and oval punches too with paper that has nice masculine colors and patterns and you can make several different styles and designs.

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Old Olive #100702, Chocolate Chip #102128, So Saffron # 105118, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Play Date #117168
Ink:  Old Olive #102277
Stamp Set:  Word Play #120308 wood or #120651 clear, Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Punches:  1 1/4" Square #119865, 1 3/8" Square #119877, Word Window #119857
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oh so pretty Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper

When the Designer Series Paper is so pretty, you don't have to add a lot of other things!  I just love its colors and patterns, and both cards were made by punching squares from this new vintage paper.  Thank you to demonstrator Karin Menghini who was my inspiration for today's post. 

The squares were made with the 1 1/4" Square Punch.  Once the squares were placed over coordinating layers,  I took the layers and embossed them with the Lattice Square Embossing Folder.  Some new seam binding adds a touch of elegance, and these are cards that can be used for so many different occasions.    I love having extra cards on hand which is the reason the bottom one was left blank. 

To make today's cards I used the following:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake #120953, Rose Red #102544, Very Vanilla #101650, Pear Pizzazz #119795, Not Quite Navy 101722
Designer Series Paper: Springtime Village #121782 (Occasions Mini)
Ribbon:  Rose Red Seam Binding #121884, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding #122330 (Occasions Mini)
Ink:  Rose Red #101778
Stamp Set:  Sincere Salutations #115068
Punches:  1 1/4" Square #119865, 2 x 1 3/8" Oval #119859
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Dimensionals #104430

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Extreme Elements Birthday Cards

Extreme Skateboard

Extreme Guitar

When I am planning cards for my monthly Stamp-a-Stack I like to have a variety of all occasion cards on hand for people to choose from, and the two cards posted today would be nice for younger boys, girls, or teens.  I know most people think of these extreme stamps as being boy oriented, but just change your colors and you can make them for girls too. 

The first card uses Always Artichoke cardstock layered with a small strip of Tangerine Tango DSP from the Brights Paper Stack.  On the Whisper White layer, which was also matted with Chocolate Chip cardstock,  I stamped in random order shapes from the Extreme Elements Stamp Set.  I stamped the Skateboard figure in Old Olive ink and then cut it out and placed it on top of my stamped piece using dimensionals.

The second card is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, with layers of Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry DSP from the same Paper Stack as the first card.   The Whisper White stamped layer is matted with Old Olive cardstock,and the guitar player was stamped in Crumb Cake ink and also placed on with dimensionals.  For the sentiment on this card I colored in the happy birthday on top of the birthday stamp in the A Word For You Stamp set.  The whole stamp says happy birthday with a cherry on top! but I only wanted the happy birthday, so I took my Rich Razzleberry marker and inked just that part. 

To make toay's cards I used the following:
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke #105119, Whisper White #100730,  Chocolate Chip #102128,  Rich Razzleberry #115316, Crumb Cake #120953, Old Olive #100702
Designer Series Paper:  Brights Paper Stack #117155
Ink:  TangerineTango #111834, Basic Gray #109120, Chocolate Chip #100908, Old Olive #102277, Rich Razzleberry #115658, Crumb Cake #121030
Marker:  Rich Razzleberry #120970
Stamp Sets:  Extreme Skateboard #115179, Extreme Guitar #115328, Extreme Elements #115181, Upsy Daisy #111710, A Word for you #117032 wood or #120528 clear
Punches:   1 3/4" Oval #119855, 1 3/8" Oval #119859
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Embossed Vellum

Want to make your embossed image really stand out, use Vellum Cardstock and watch your embossed image pop. 

For today's card I started with a card base of Elegant Eggplant and then added a Perfect Polka Dots embossed layer using Vellum Cardstock.  Next I stamped and punched the petals and used glue dots to adhere them to the vellum layer.  I then placed my Antique Brad in the center, and added some Sticky Strip pieces to the back of the petals and adhered the whole flower to the vellum using only the pieces of Sticky Strip to keep it all together.  I didn't want to add any other adhesive to the back of the vellum, and the Sticky Strip worked great to keep everything in place.  For some extra sparkle I sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds to the flowers using my 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere it.  A sentiment will be added later. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant #105126, Vellum #101856
Stamp Set:  Build a Blossom #121923 wood or #121994 clear
Punch:  Blossom Petals Punch #121808, Scallop Edge Border #119882
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant #105210
Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds #102023, Antique Brad #117273
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Perfect Polk Dots Embossing Folder #117335, 2-Way Glue Pen #100425, Sticky Strip #104294

I like to keep some of my cards sentiment free so I have a supply on hand when an occasion pops up.  This card could be used for wedding, anniversary, birthday, thank you and so much more. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Oval Scallop Thank You

When you cut your paper with the Frame, Scallop Oval Bigz Die you can create two different cards using the cut pieces.

For the first card I started with a card base of Pear Pizzaz cardstock, followed by a layer of Rose Red, and then an embossed layer of Very Vanilla.  To this layer I added the outer cut scallop that was cut with Springtime Vintage DSP.  The sentiment was layered on with a punched oval scallop of the same DSP. 

The second card is a base of Crumb Cake cardstock that was embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder.  To this I added the inner cut oval scallop.  A piece of Rose Red seam binding was tied on to make the bow. 

Check out the Occasions Mini Catalog which offers this pretty paper and more coordinating colors of Seam Binding to go with your projects. 

For today's cards I used the following:
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz #119795, Rose Red #102544, Very Vanilla #119951, Crumb Cake #120953
Designer Series Paper:  Springtime Vintage #121782 (Occasions Mini)
Ribbon:  Rose Red Seam Binding #121884 (Occasions Mini)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz #119784, Rose Red #101778
Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370, Thank You Kindly #111700
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859, Scallop Oval #119856, 1 3/8" Oval #119863
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Finial Press Embossing Folder #115963, Frame, Oval Scallop Bigz Die #114521

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wellness Wishes

Don't you just love his face!  Hopefully it helps someone feel better soon.

For today's card I started with Pear Pizzazz cardstock followed by a layer of Concord Crush In Color DSP, a Level 1 hostess selection.  I layered the stamped image with cardstock, and inked it with Chocolate Chip ink.  Using my blender pen I added a touch of Concord Crush ink to the pillow, but left the rest of the stamped image alone.  I thought I don't want to mess with that cute and loveable, but sad face.  Some Concorcd Crush 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon was added, as well as the stamped and punched Get Well. 

The following were used for today's post:
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz #119795, Concord Crush #119792, Whisper White #100730
Desiger Series Paper:  In Color Paper Pack #121028 (Level 1 Hostess)
Stamp Set:  Wellness Wishes #115356, Sincere Salutations #115068
Ribbon:  Concord Crush 1/2" Stitched Poly #119266
Ink:  Chocolate Chip #100908, Concord Crush #119785
Punch:  Extra Large Oval #119859

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love Birds Simply Scrappin for Cards!

One of my Christmas presents this year was the Love Birds Simply Scrapping Kit.  I asked for it for Christmas, because I hate to admit it, but I'm not really into scrapbooking as much as I am into creating cards, invitations, and gift accessories, but I really loved the images and colors in this kit.  So, I thought why not ask for it for Christmas, along with other things I knew that I probably wouldn't purchase myself, and play around with it and see what else I could do with it.  I'm so glad I got it and today's post shows three cards I designed using the self-adhesive die cuts and patterned paper in the kit.

It was fun designing these cards.  Everything but the one piece of ribbon added to the one card came in the kit.  They all use coordinating cardstock for the card base, and two of them were embossed with the Big Shot and embossing folders.  I have so much left over, that if I wanted to make scrapbook pages I could, but I think I will just design more cards, and I know I will be able to make many, many more.  The kit comes with 3 sheets each of two pieces of double-sided 12 x 12 DSP for a total of 6 sheets, and 2 sheets each of 4 colors of cardstock for a total of 8 sheets, and two sheets of 6 x 12 self-adhesive die cuts.  The possibilities of creations are endless, and I can't wait to see what I can make next with the remaining pieces. 

In addition to the Kit which is #118707, I used the following:
Punches:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle #118874, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle #119854
Accessories:  Mat Pack #105826, Paper Piercing Tool #116631 (added around blushing bride scallop on the 2 birds card), Big Shot #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Finial Press Embossing Folder #115963
Ribbon:  Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgrain #120931

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fancy Flower Birthday

Playing around with a few punches and Designer Series Paper I came up with this idea for a flowerful birthday card.

I started with a card base of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, followed by a Square Lattice Embossed piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then added a layer of Baja Breeze seam binding.  I am so glad Stampin' Up! added more seam binding ribbon colors in the Occasions Mini catalog.  I am going to make sure to stock up on them because I like having a larger selection of colors to choose from, and I really like the look and feel of the seam binding.  Next I punched three large flowers with the Fancy Flower punch, and then punched some smaller flowers with the Boho Blossoms punch.  I used Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and Early Espresso cardstock for the flowers, and added brads to the centers.  The sentiment was sponged with Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, and Pumpkin Pie ink to also tie into the colors in the flowers and to add some more dimension to it.  Don't forget - to know exactly what colors are in your Designer Series Paper, just look under the paper name in your catalog and they are all listed there for you.  How easy is that!

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz #119795, Whisper White #100730, Early Espresso #119686
Designer Series Paper:  Greenhouse Gala #117167
Stamp Set:  Full of Life #111500
Ink:  Early Espresso #119679, Pumpkin Pie #105216, Baja Breeze #111833, Pear Pizzazz #119784
Accessories:  Stamping Sponges #101610, Big Shot Machine #113439,  Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976
Punches:  Fancy Flower #118073, Boho Blossom #119858, Extra Large Oval #119859
Ribbon:  Baja Breeze Seam Binding #122331
Embellishments:  Bright Brads #119740

Friday, February 11, 2011

Masculine Birthday

Now if the men in your life are anything like mine, I'm sure they wouldn't mind getting a Cheers to You birthday card.  I find that masculine birthday cards are not always easy for me to design, but this simple birthday card was a snap.

I started with a card base of Peach Parfait cardstock, followed by a layer of Early Espresso and another layer of DSP from the In Color Paper Pack which is a Level 1 hostess gift.  For the stamped images I first stamped the beer mugs in Early Espresso ink, then lightly colored in the mugs using my More Mustard pastels trying to create the image of beer, and then I added Crystal Effects to the foam.  This Whisper White layer was added to another layer of Early Espresso to make it stand out against the Peach Parfait DSP.

The Cheers to You set has some really great stamps in it.  I have used it to design Couples Bridal Shower invitations using the champagne glasses, and the martini and cocktail stamps  make fun birthday cards, or backyard picnic invitations. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Peach Parfait #119795, Early Espresso #119686, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  In Color Paper Pack #121028 (Level 1 Hostess)
Stamp  Set:  Cheers to You #114944, Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Ink:  Early Espresso #119679
Punches:  Word Window #119857, Modern Label #119849
Embellishment:  Crystal Effects #101055, Pastels #120962

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Punch Bunch Birthday

Today I am posting the fourth card that was made with the Punch Bunch stamp set.  A fun set for that makes it easy to create a nice variety of cards.

For today' card I started with Whisper White cardstock followed by a layer of Old Olive and a piece of Rich Razzleberry DSP from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  The Happy Birthday was stamped in Old Olive ink and then punched out with the Scallop Square punch.  To go under the sentiment I added a strip of Whisper White cardstock punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.  A bow was tied to the top to make the card front look like a present.  A really quick card to make too!

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730, Old Olive #10072
Designers Series Paper:  Brights Patterns Paper Stack #117155
Ink:  Old Olive #102277
Stamp Set:  Punch Bunch #121847 wood or #123211 clear (Sale-a-Bratio)
Punch:  Scallop Square #119884, Dotted Scallop  Ribbon Border #119275
Ribbon:  Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Grosgrain #119957

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sunny Garden Birthday

With all of this cold and snow here on the East Coast, it was fun pulling out the Sunny Garden Designer Paper and creating a bright, cheery birthday card.

For today's card I started with Daffodil Delight cardstock for my card base, followed by a layer of Poppy Parade, and another layer of Sunny Garden Designer Series.  Using the Eyelet Border Punch I added some more Poppy Parade for added dimension.  Whisper White taffeta ribbon was placed down before I added my punched and stamped For You.  Because I wanted to use this as a birthday card I added the Happy Birthday and placed it on top of the ribbon.  Dimensionals were also used to pop up the stamped image.

Todays stamped image is the third card posted this week using one of the great stamp sets from Punch Bunch, a free set I received through Sale-a-bration. 

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight #119683, Poppy Parade #119793, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Sunny Garden #119831
Ink:  Poppy Parade #119782, Poppy Parade Marker #119801 and Pear Pizzazz #119801 (In-Color Marker Pack), Daffodil Delight Marker #119677
Stamp Set:  Punch Bunch #121847 wood or #123211 clear (Sale-a-Bration), Creat a Cupcake #121915 wood or #121982 clear (Occasions Mini)
Ribbon:  Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta #109070
Punches:  1 3/8" Circle #119860, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle #119854, Word Window #119857, Eyelet Border #119853
Accessories:  Dimensionals# 104430

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Welcome Baby

Today's card uses a lot of my new products, and it was fun experimenting and seeing what I could create!

For the baby boy card I started with Baja Breeze Cardstock followed by a Framed Tulip embossed layer of Whisper White.  The Welcome Baby stamp is another great stamp from the SAB Punch Bunch set.  I used Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight Markers to fill in my image before I stamped it on a separae piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I wanted to add a Beveled Windowpane to highlight the image, and to dress it up a bit I cut small strips of one of the self-adhesive dies from the Nursery Suite Quick Accents and layered it around the inside edges of the windowpane.  Next I took some Baja Breeze Seam Binding and ran it through the small slits on the sides of the window pane, and added some Linen Thread and two tiny punch tags.  I thought the punched Baja Breeze hearts and some sponged Baja Breeze ink on the embossed tulips gave the card a finished look. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze #111352, Whisper White #100730
Embellishment:  Nursery Suite Quick Accents #118709, Beveled Windowpanes #121881 (Occasions Mini)
Ink:  Baja Breeze #111833, Tempting Turquoise Marker 3100058, Daffodil Delight Marker #119677
Stamp Set:  Punch Bunch #121847 wood or #123211 clar (Sale-a-Bration). Tiny Tags #118091 wood or #118592 clear
Ribbon:  Baja Breeze Seam Binding #122331 (Occasions Mini), Linen Thread #104199
Punches:  Small Heart #117193, Tiny Tag #117190
Accessoris:  Big Shot #113439, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder 121809, Stamping Sponge #101610

Monday, February 7, 2011

Anniversary Owls

I'm having fun playing with my new Punch Bunch Stamp Set.  I love how the set coordinates with my punches. 

For today's card I used Very Vanilla cardstock for my card base followed by a piece of DSP from the Love Letters pack, and a strip of Old Olive cardstock.  The owls were stamped in Basic Black ink and then dressed up a bit with some more Love Letter DSP.  The two-step owl punch made it a snap to make.

To earn your Sale-a-bration Punch Bunch stamp set free all you need to do is spend $50 before shipping and tax.  Purchases can be made 24/7 through my on-line store, or just send me an e-mail if you have any questions, or leave a comment on my blog.

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Old Olive 100702
Designer Series Paper:  Love Letter #117162
Ink:  Cajun Craze #119671, Basic Black #100082
Stamp Set:  Punch Bunch #121847 wood or #123211 clear (Sale-a-bration), A Word for You #117032 wood or #1204528 clear
Punch:  Two-Step Owl #118074

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Special Starter Kit Offer

SPECIAL OFFER THROUGH MARCH 31! Purchase the Starter Kit during Sale-A-Bration, save 15% (reduced to $148.75) and get the following $50 Stampin' Up! product bundle FREE!

Item #  119883 Heart to Heart (or any punch), p. 202 IBC
Item # 120806 Something Special Simply Sent (or any Simply Sent) p. 183 IBC
Item #  117114 Live, Laugh Love stamp (or any Simply Sent Stamp) p. 183 IBC
Item #  121620 Color Coach p. 165 IBC

So let me know if you are interested in joining my team and starting your own business, or if you just want to sign up to receive the Starter Kit and special promotion, or become a hobby demonstrator and earn 20% off all of your purchases, I can help.  There is no obligation to do anything further, and the Starter Kit and bundle are all yours, and you have until June 30, 2011 to keep receiving demonstrator benefits.  Call or e-mail me for more details.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bliss for Free

Now why did I title my post today, "Bliss for Free"?  Well,  the stamp set Bliss that was used for today's card was one of the free stamp sets I received when I placed a $50 order.  It is just one of the many free sets you can choose yourself during Sale-a-bration which runs until March 31st.  So let me know if I can help you get some of those great free sets too.

For today's card I started with Sahara Sand cardstock for my card base, followed by a layer of Perfect Plum and Blushing Bride.  Now these aren't colors I would normally choose myself, but today I used my Color Coach to help me come up with a different color combination.  I must admit that I often forget about Sahara Sand, but I like the way these colors go together to give this card a vintage look.  I embossed the Perfect Plum layer with the Framed Tulips embossing folder (Occasions Mini), and the Blushing Bride Oval was created by cutting the Oval with the Framed Oval Scallop Bigz Die and using only the inner oval and not the scalloped edge, and then embossing this layer with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Now that may sound like a lot of work, cutting then embossing, but it only takes seconds to run things through the Big Shot, and I always like the added dimension the embossing brings to my cards.  I also died the Vanilla Rosette with Perfect Plum ink and added it to the center of the stamped image.  To die the Rosette I just added used my Ink refill bottle  and added few drops of Perfect Plum ink.  I let it dry for a few minutes before I adhered it to the card using glue dots.  I thought it needed a bit of ribbon, but didn't want to tie anything around the oval, so I just took some Victoria Trim and added it to the corner, and used this to tie on my sentiment.

For today's cards I used the following:
Cardstock:  Sahara Sand #121043, Perfect Plum #101889, Blushing Bride #119796
Ink:  Perfect Plum #101437
Stamp Set:  Bliss #121851 wood or #123217 clear (Sale-a-bration)
Ribbon:  Victoria Crochet Trim #11848, Linen Thread #104199
Punch:  Word Window #119857
Accessories:  Glue Dots #103683, Color Coach #121610, Big Shot #113439, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder #121809 (Occasions Mini), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120175, Oval Scallop Frame Bigz Die #114521, Crop-a-Dile #108362
Embellishment:  Vanilla Rosette #118774 (Occasions Mini)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Eat Chocolate

A small bag of chocolates and birthday wishes.  Now who wouldn't like that!

I like giving little birthday treats along with a card, and the added Vintage Flower Adornments makes it seem even a little more special.  The card base is Blushing Bride cardstock, followed by a matte layer of Early Espresso, and another embossed and cut layer of Blushing Bride.  The treat bag uses the same colors and embossing.  The sentiment was tied onto the ribbon with linen threat, and the two little vintage flowers are new and from the Occasions Mini Catalog. 

The Vintage Flower adornments come in three colors and include 24 pieces, 8 Very Vanilla, 8 Rose Red, and 8 Baja Breeze.  They adhere easily to your project using Glue Dots, and are fun accessories to use and add to turn an ordinary card or treat bag into a little something more.

To make today's ensemble I used the following:
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride #119796, Early Espresso #119686
Ink:  Early Espresso #119670
Ribbon:  Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched Poly #119267, Linen Thread #104199
Stamp Sets:  Eat Chocolate #121931 wood or #122006 clear, Create a Cupcake #121915 wood or #121982 clear (Occasions Mini)
Punches:  2 1/2" Circle #120906, Word Window #119857
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Finial Press Embossing Folder #115963, Top Not Bigz Die #113463, Crop-a-Dile #108362, Glue Dots #103683, Dimensionals #104430, Small Cellophane Bag #103104
Embellishment:  Vintage Flowers #121879 (Occasions Mini) 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Framed Tulip Wishes

Sometimes less is better for me.  Today's card is simple with just a touch of Designer Series Paper for added color and embossing for extra texture.

I started with Crumb Cake Cardstock for my card base followed by a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock that I embossed with the Framed Tulip embossing folder, new in the Occasion Mini Catalog. .  A small layer of Springtime Vintage DSP also from the Occasions Mini Catalog was added behind the stamped, cut, and punched sentiment.  I combined two stamp sets to come up with  my sentiment.  The frame is from Baby Blossoms (Occasions Mini), and the oval sentiment is from the Oval All stamp set.  I love how Stampin' Up! coordinates their new products in the Occasions Mini catalog with products in their Idea Book & Catalog. 

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake #120953, Baja Breeze #111352, Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper:  Springtime Vintage #121782
Ink:  Baja Breeze #111833, Crumb Cake #121030
Stamp Sets:  Baby Blossoms #121927 wood or #122000 clear, Oval All #113790
Punch:  Extra Large Oval #119859
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430, Big Shot #113439, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder #121809