Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nautical Sail Away

I really loved the single stamp "Sail Away" when I first got it, but now that I added "Nautical Expedition" Designer Paper with it, I love it even more.  This paper, which is perfect for any of your masculine cards, would also work great for travel scrapbooks and so much more.

Whisper White cardstock created the card base, and a layer of Night of Navy followed by a Top Note Die cut piece from the Nautical Expedition DSP created the background for the stamped image.  Using Early Espresso ink I stamped the sail boat on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Now I know I used Whisper White for the card base, and I usually would of used Whisper White for the stamped image also, but I thought it looked softer with Very Vanilla.  I added some Baker's Twine behind the image before I placed it on the layers.  When I added my Word Window punched sentiment, I cut a little from the bottom to make a straight edge. 

I don't know how others are adhering their Bakers Twine, but when I use it I tape the end to the back of my layer with scotch tape and then just wind it around until I get the design I want, and then just use another piece of scotch tape on the final end.  It stays in place and you get no adhesive marks on the front of your project. 

The following were used for today's card:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730, Night of Navy #100867, Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper:  Nautical Expedition #122343 (Summer Mini)
Stamp Set:  Sail Away #123013 (Summer Mini), Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Ink:  Early Espresso #119670
Punches:  Word Window #119857, Small Corner #119871
Embellishment:  Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine #123124 (Summer Mini)
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430, Big Shot #113439, Top Note bigz Die #113463

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Memorial Day Birthday

I will never forget my son-in-law's birthday, because it is the same day as mine, May 30th.  We will be celebrating our birthday's at the beach, and thought the Red, White, and Blue card was appropriate for his Memorial Day Birthday.

I started with Whisper White cardstock, followed by layers of Night of Navy and Real Red.   I punched several stars, and then embossed these layers with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  In keeping with the color theme, I alternated the ink for my sentiments and after a few quick punches, I place them on the card.

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730, Night of Navy #100867, Real Red #102482
Ink:  Night of Navy #102977, Real Red #103133
Stamp Sets:  Occasional Quotes #117048 wood or #120142 clear (Level 3 Hostess), Word Play #120308 wood or #120651 clear
Punches:  Word Window #119857, Modern Label #119849, 1 3/4"Circle #119850, Extra Large Star #119875
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430, Big Shot #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Manhattan Flower "I Do Day"

I love the sentiment "Happy I Do Day" because weddings are such a happy occasion, and along with the embossed vellum, and some dyed ribbon, there wasn't a need to add much more for today's card.

I started with Whisper White Cardstock, followed by a layer of Pacfic Point and then the embossed layer of vellum cardstock.  I dyed my Whisper White Organza Ribbon with Pacific Point ink so it would match my layers, and also sponged the same ink to the edges of my sentiment. What is really cute about the sentiment is the o above the "do" is made to resemble a wedding ring, therefore, the rhinestone was the perfect choice to top it off. 

My quick tip for dying ribbon is- Cut your white ribbon a little longer than you will need.  Take one end of the ribbon in your fingertips, and then place a Stamping Sponge on top of the ribbon and pull the ribbon through your ink pad using the sponge to add pressure.  Keep doing this until you get the amount of color you want.  I find this way is really easy, and not messy either. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730, Pacific Point #111350, Vellum #101856
Stamp Set:  Word Play #120308 wood or #120651 clear
Ink:  Pacific Point #111837
Ribbon:  Whisper White Organza #114319, Linen Thread #104199
Punch:  Curly Label #11851
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder #114517, Stamping Sponges #101610, Crop-a-Dile #108362, Dimensionals #104430

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Beyond the Garden Wedding Card

Well, today's card uses no embossed vellum, but it does have a layer of Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper, new in the Summer Mini Catalog, and great for all of your summer projects. 

The card base is Tangerine Tango with a layer of Beyond the Garden DSP and a layer of Wild Wasabi cardstock that was punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  A layer of 5/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon with the ends cut was placed in the center, and this added just enough embellishment for my stamped and punched sentiment.

The following were used for today's card:
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango #111349, Wild Wasabi #108641Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Beyond the Garden #122342 (Summer Mini Catalog)
Stamp Set:  Occasional Quotes #117048 wood or #120142 clear (Level 3 Hostess)
Ribbon:  Whisper White 5/8" Grosgrain #119958
Ink:  Melon Mambo #115656
Punches:  2 x 1 3/8" Oval #119859, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle #118874, Scallop Trim Border #118402
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

For the Newlyweds

Once I started embossing vellum cardstock I couldn't stop.  I love how deep and rich the impressions are, and thing it also adds some softness to the wedding cards.

I started with Baja Breeze cardstock, followed by a matte layer of Soft Suede, and a piece of Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper.  The vellum was embossed on the bottom with the Flower Garden Embossing Folder.  Now, I know flowers usually grow standing up, but after playing with the ribbon placement and sentiment, I liked it better with the embossed layer on the bottom.

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze #111352, Soft Suede 115318, Vellum #101856
Designer Series Paper:  Elegant Soiree #117163
Ink:  Soft Suede #115657
Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Ribbon:  Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding #12331 (Carry over product)
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Flower Garden Embossing Folder #123113 (Summer Mini)
Punch:  Word  Window #119857, Sticky Strip #104294

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wedding Congratulatons!

A new embossing folder, some Sneak Peek Designer Series Paper, a new Stamp Set from the Summer Mini, and some old favorites of course, and I have another wedding card for another happy couple.

I started with Whisper White cardstock, which I embossed with the Flower Garden Embossing Folder from the Summer Mini Catalog.  A few scallop square punches of Paisley Petals DSP, which will be in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, added a pretty splash of color, and coordinated really well with the Baja Breeze Seam Binding which is a carryover product from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The pretty congratulations sentiment is from a Level 1 Hostess Set from the Summer Mini catalog.  I thought a few more embellishments were needed, so I added a few pearls and some butterflies cut from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, and also added some Baja Breeze ink to the edges of the sentiment which was punched with the Small Corner Punch and placed on with dimensionals.

The following were used for today's card:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730, Baja Breeze #111352
Designer Series Paper:  Paisley Petals #128367 (New Idea Book and Catalog - July 1st)
Stamp Set:  Swirls & Curls Verses #123015 wood or #123017 (Level 1 Hostess - Summer Mini)
Ink:  Baja Breeze #111833
Punches:  Scallop Square #119884, Small Corner #119871
Embellishments:  Pearls #119247
Ribbon:  Baja Breeze Seam Binding #122331
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430, Big Shot #113439,  Beautiful Wings Embosslits #118138, Flower Garden Embossing Folder #123113 (Summer Mini), Stamping Sponges #101610

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Week of Wedding Cards

I have several weddings to attend to this summer, the first one this coming Saturday, so I thought I would make all of my cards this week and share them with you.  The first card is for a couple who asked me to make their wedding invitations, so I knew their colors were black and white and thought this card would be appropriate, and something they would like.

I started with Basic Black cardstock, and embossed a layer of Vellum with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder.  I scrunched some Basic Black satin ribbon, added a few pearls, and sponged Basic Black ink on my punched sentiment.  To keep the vellum in place I added some sticky strip behind the area of the ribbon, and added glue dots to the top corners.  

To the inside of this card I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock so I have a place to write my wishes. 

I used the following for today's card:
Cardstock:  Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730, Vellum #101856
Stamp Set:  Occasional Quotes #117048 wood or #120142 clear (Level 3 Hostess)
Ink:  Basic Black #101179
Punch:  Decorative Label #120907
Ribbon:  Basic Black Satin #117285
Embellishment:  Pearls #119247
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder #119277, Sticky Strip #104294, Glue Dots #103683, Stamping Sponges #101610

Friday, May 20, 2011

Vellum Embossed Thank You

Try embossing with your Big Shot and any of the textured embossing folders for a rich, bold look on your card fronts.

I started with Pear Pizzazz cardstock and then cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock to fit the front of the card, and embossed it with the Finial Press Embossing Folder.   I then added some Concord Crush ribbon which I put onto the vellum with snail adhesive, and the bold flower, from the Printed Petals Stamp Set was inked with Concord Crush ink, cut out, and then placed onto the ribbon and vellum with a 5/8" Neutral Brad.  To hold the vellum into place without leaving any marks I placed a piece of sticky strip behind this area. Now the layer stays put, and there was no need to put adhesive anywhere else.  The line of sticky strip is hidden with the ribbon and is strong enough to hold the entire layer in place.  A piece of DSP from the In Color Level 1 Hostess Set, was punched out and layered behind my sentiment. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz #119795, Vellum #101856, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  In Color Level 1 Hostess #121028
Ink:  Concord Crush #119785
Stamp Sets:  Printed Petals #116679 wood or #120444 clear, Upsy Daisy #111710
Punches:  Scallop Oval #119856, 1 3/4" Oval #119855
Ribbon:  Concord Crush 1/2" Stitched Poly #119266
Embellishment:  5/8" Neutral Brad #11253
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Finial Press Embossing Folder #115963, Sticky Strip #104294, Snail Adhesive #104332

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bold Colors for Father's Day

A big, bold sentiment, needed some big bold colors, and I think the colors I selected fit the style I was looking for.

I started with a Polka Dot embossed piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock, followed by a layer of Pumpkin Pie DSP from the Brights Paper Stack, and a small strip of So Saffron.  Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon added a nice finish to the two paper layers.  The sentiment was also layered with coordinating colors, and inked with Tempting Turquoise ink and placed on with dimensionals.  What a fun, colorful card to make!

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise #102067, Pumpkin Pie #105117, So Saffron #105118
Designer Series Paper:  Brights Paper Stack #117155
Ribbon:  Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Grosgrain #119760
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise #100814
Stamp Set:  All Holidays #114916
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Dimensionals #104430


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hello Blossoms

Punched images from the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch coordinate nicely with the Bold Blossom Stamp Set.  This new punch gives you three images to choose from.  

I started with Daffodil Delight Cardstock and a matte layer of Baja Breeze and Whisper White.  I stamped the stem from the Bold Blossom stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink, and then punched three blossoms using Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and Image #3.  I attached the blossoms to the Whisper White cardstock using a variety of Bright Brads.  After tying my Daffoil Delight ribbon around the two layers I punched another blossom with Greenhouse Gala DSP with Image #2.  The little hello was placed on with dimensionals, after I punched it out using the 3/4" Circle punch. 

When you punch using Image 2 and Image 3 you will get two designs with each punch. I used only the inner piece from both images today, but have a tin labeled with the punch name and saved the outer punched pieces to use for another project.

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight #119683, Baja Breeze #111352, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Greenhouse Gala #117167
Stamp Set:  Bold Blossom #123232 wood or #122232 clear (Summer Mini), Tiny Tags #118091 wood or #118592 clear
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz #119784, Baja Breeze #111833
Punches:  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch #122464 (Summer Mini), 3/4" Circle #119873
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight 5/8" Grosgrain #119761
Embellishment:  Bright Brads #119749
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Surfs Up!

The Extreme Elements stamp set is so perfect for your background when using any of the "Extreme Sport" single stamps. 

Bashful Blue cardstock and a layer of Play Date Designer Series created the base for the card.  The Whisper White layer was stamped with the Extreme Elements images using Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, and Marina Mist ink.  I layered this onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock for added dimension and color.  The surfer was stamped with Marina Mist ink and then cut out and placed on with dimenionals.  What a fun card for any young person who likes the outdoors. 


For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Bashful Blue #105120, Crumb Cake #120953, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Play Date #117168
Stamp Sets:  Extreme Surfboard #115173, Extreme Elements #115181, Perfect Punches #117022 wood or #120516 clear
Punch:  2 x 1 3/8" Oval #119859
Ink:  Crumb Cake #121030, Chocolate Chip #100908, Bashful Blue #105209, Marina Mist #119668
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430


Monday, May 16, 2011

Sail Away for Father's Day

I don't know about you, but just looking at this card makes me want to go to the beach.  Sail Away is a single stamp in the Summer Mini Catalog.  I thought it made a great masculine card, perfect for Father's Day.

I started with a base of Crumb Cake cardstock, followed by a matter layer of Chocolate Chip.  I stamped my image with StazOn Ink on Watercolor Paper, and then used my Watercolor Pencils and blender pens to add a bit of color.  Lines of Baker's Twine were wrapped around the top, leaving just enough space for my sentiment.

To place the Baker's Twine on the card, I just wrapped it around three times and attached Scotch Tape to the back to keep it in place.  I didn't want to put any adhesive on the front because the twine is thin and I didn't want any adhesive residue on the front. 

I used the following for today's card:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake #120953, Chocolate Chip #102128, Watercolor Paper #105019
Ink:  StazOn Black #101406
Stamp Set:  Sail Away #123013 (Summer Mini), Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Ribbon:  Early Espresso/White Bakers Twine #123124 (Summer Mini)
Punch:  Word Window #119857
Accessories:  Watercolor Pencils #101879, Blender Pens #102845

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Sunny Garden Birthday

Sunny Garden Designer Paper, paired with a flower from the Printed Petals Stamp Set, creates a nice colorful, summer birthday card.

I started with Whisper White cardstock, followed by a layer of Blushing Bride and a piece of Sunny Garden DSP.  After tying my Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon around the bottom, I then placed my stamped flower on top using dimensionals.  A Designer Button from the neutrals collection gave the center of the flower a pretty accent.  My sentiment was sponged with some Poppy Parade ink to help it blend in with the background paper.

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730, Blushing Bride #119796
Designer Series Paper:  Sunny Garden #119831
Ribbon:  Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Poly #119263
Ink:  Poppy Parade #119782
Stamp Sets:  Full of Life #111500, Printed Petals #116679 wood or #120444 clear
Punch:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle #119854
Embellishment:  Neutral Designer Button #119743
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430, Stamping Sponges #101610

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Birthday Wishes using the Inlaid Embossing Technique

I wanted everything but the center Happy Birthday to be embossed, so I placed my layered piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and stamped and punched circles onto the front of the card using snail adhesive, and then ran the whole card front through my Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing folder.  This inlaid embossing technique gives the card a unique look. 

I started with Baja Breeze cardsock and then a layer of Pear Pizzaz and the circles were stamped from the Circle Circus stamp set.  I used the 1 1/4" Circle Punch to punch them out.  After I embossed everything, I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Pretty Postage Stamp set (Summer Mini), and instead of using the Postage Stamp which goes with this stamp set, I again used my circle punches instead, and placed this onto the center of the card using dimensionals. 

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze #111352, Pear Pizzazz #119795, Whisper White #100730, Tangerine Tango #111349
Stamp Sets:  Circle Circus #115778, Pretty Postage #123095 wood or #123097 clear (Summer Mini)
Ink:  Baja Breeze #111833, Pear Pizzazz #119784, Tangerine Tango #111835
Punches:  1 3/8" Circle #119860, 1 1/4" Circle #119861
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Dimensionals #104430

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Simple and Sweet

A new stamp set and punch to play with from the Summer Mini Catalog.  Oh what fun!

A few punches of the Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper, one stamped and punched image from the Pretty Postage stamp set, some Framed Tulip Embossing, and additional Curly Label punches in Melon Mambo, and I have a "Simple and Sweet" card.  I also added some color to the flowers in the center by using my Blender Pen, and used dimensionals to pop it up.

This has been a busy week for me, so I like when I can design a pretty card that doesn't take a lot of time.  Thanks to my Big Shot for adding the embossed frame, and the new products from the Summer Mini to make designing cards this week a snap. 

Products used for today's card:
Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi #108651, Melon Mambo #115320. Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Wild Wasabi #109014, Melon Mambo #115656
Stamp Set:  Pretty Postage #123095 wood or #123097 clear (Summer Mini)
Punches:  Postage Stamp #122344 (Summer Mini), Curly Label #119851
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder #121809 (Carry over from Occasions Mini), Dimensionals #104430, Blender Pens #102845

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beyond the Garden

Some pretty Designer Series Paper and a new embossing folder from the Summer Mini Catalog were combined with an upcoming Stamp Set from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog  (from last months Sneak Peak Promotion) to create today's card.

After I embossed my flowers, I took Pacific Point ink and sponged a bit of color over the image.  I like how it makes it stand out a bit more.  And, when the DSP is so pretty, I don't like to add a lot of extra stamping and cover it up. 

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi #108641
Designer Series Paper:  Beyond the Garden #122342 (Summer Mini)
Ink:  Pacific Point #111837
Stamp Set:  All Holidays #114916, Four Frames - will be in the upcoming Idea Book & Catalog
Punch:  Decorative Label #120907
Ribbon:  Marina Mist 3/8" Taffeta #119965
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Flower Garden Embossing Folder #123113, Stamping Sponges #101610, Dimensionals #104430

Monday, May 9, 2011

Best Dad Ever

Best Dad Ever!  What a great new stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog.  For my first card made with this set, I once again used the catalog for my inspiration. 

I wanted to emboss my Whisper White layer with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, so I had to make sure to stamp it first.  To the Baja Breeze layer I added some Early Espresso/White Bakers Twine, also from the Summer Mini Catalog.   What a great new embellishment.  The "Dad "was cut with my Big Shot and  the Timeless Type Medium Sizzlits Die.  I also used the Small Corner punch on my Whisper White layer.   I find it is easier for me to make cards for Mother's Day, so I really like this new stamp set for Father's Day cards. 

I used the following for today's card:
Cardstock:  Old Olive #100702, Whisper White #100730, Baja Breze #111352
Stamp Set:  Best Dad Ever #120399 wood or #120681 clear (Summer Mini)
Ink:  Soft Suede #115657
Embellishment:  Early Espresso/White Bakers Twine #123124
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet #115951, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335
Punch:  Small Corner #119871

Friday, May 6, 2011

With Love

Adding two colors to the flower was easy by stamping it first in Rose Red ink, and then rolling the edges around my Rich Razzleberry ink pad.  Just remember to stamp in the lighter color first.

The card base is Rose Red cardstock, followed by an embossed layer of Crumb Cake.  After I stamped the flower in the two inks, I added a Rose Red flower brad to the center.   I placed a layer of the ribbon around the crumb cake cardstock, and then tied a bow and attached it using glue dots.  When I stamped and punched my sentiment I thought it looked a little plain, so I also ran it through my Big Shot and embossed it.  Dimensionals were used to raise up the flower.  

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Rose Red #102544, Crumb Cake #120953
Stamp Set:  Love & Care #123020 wood or #123022 clear (Level 2 Hostess - Summer Mini)
Ink:  Rose Red #101778, Rich Razzleberry #115658
Ribbon:  Crumb Cake Seam Binding #122332
Punches:  1 3/4" Oval #119855, Decorative Label #120907
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Finial Press Embossing Folder #115963, Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683
Embellishment:  Subtle Flower Brad #119732

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Love and Care

Hostess Level 2 Stamp Set Love and Care from the Summer Mini Catalog is perfect for your summer cards.  The inspiration for this card was taken right from the catalog.  If I am are ever stuck on an idea for a project, that is where I turn.  There are so many wonderful ideas and inspirations on each page. If I don't have the exact colors, papers, or punches that is okay, but I still use the main idea to recreate my own card using the products I do have, and the colors I prefer.

I started with Very Vanilla cardstock for the base, followed by a layer of Not Quite Navy and then a piece of Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper.  I stamped my images on a torn piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  First I used Crumb Cake ink, and then went over the flowers with Not Quite Navy where I wanted the flowers to appear.  I like how a small touch of Crumb Cake ink can still be seen behind the Not Quite Navy flowers.  A piece of Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon and my sponged and punched sentiment, which was placed on with dimensional finished my card. 


For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla #101650, Not Quite Navy #191722
Designer Series Paper:  Elegant Soiree #117163
Ink:  Not Quite Navy #103008, Crumb Cake #121030
Stamp Set:  Love and Care (Hostess Level 2 - Summer Mini Catalog) #123020 wood or #123022 clear
Punch:  1 3/4" Oval #119855
Ribbon:  Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta #109071
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430, Stamping Sponges #101610

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Framed Bold Blossom

If today's card looks a little familiar, it might be because I used the same embossing folder and cardstock for my focal point.   I just love when I find an accessory that makes card making not only so easy, but really pretty as well!

Pink Pirouette cardstock was embossed with the Framed Tulips embossing folder, and the layer inside is a piece of Old Olive cardstock with rounded edges.  The flower is from the  Bold Blossoms stamp set from the Summer Mini catalog.  I stamped the large stem in Old Olive ink, and then used a piece of the Pink Pirouette DSP from the Subtles Paper Stack and  the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and Image 3 of the punch for my flower.  This image gives you two cut pieces - the large outer piece, and the inner flower that I placed on with dimensionals.  I added a large pearl to the center of the flower, and finished the card with Pretty in Pink satin ribbon.  I did not add a sentiment at this time, because this card can be used for so many different occasions.

Oh, it is so much fun playing with new stamps and punches from the Summer Mini Catalog.  Let me know if you would like your own copy, or you can see it by clicking on the catalog in the left column of my blog. 

The following were used for today's card:
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette #111351, Old Olive 100702
Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Paper Stack #117152
Ink:  Old Olive #102277
Stamp Set:  Bold Blossom #123232 wood or #122232 clear (Summer Mini)
Punches:  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch #122464 (Summer Mini), Small Corner #119871
Ribbon:  Pretty in Pink Satin #117289
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430, Big Shot #113439, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder #121809
Embellishment:  Pearl #119247

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Framed Elements of Style

The Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is one of the products from the Occasions Mini Catalog that can still be ordered.  It is on a carry over list, and I am so glad because I love how it frames your projects and gives this card a great focal point.

I started with Pink Pirouette cardstock that I embossed with the Tulip folder.  Next,  I cut a piece of Basic Gray and Whisper White cardstock to fit inside the frame.  I colored my image in using a Pear Pizzazz and Pink Pirouette marker .  Next I added some Basic Gray Satin Ribbon (retired) and tied the sentiment onto the ribbon with Linen Thread. 

If you would like a list of products that are being carried over from the Occasions Mini Catalog, just send me an e-mail and I will be happy to get that list to you.

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette #111351, Basic Gray #121044, Whisper White #100730
Stamp Set:  Elements of Style #118611 wood or #120045 clear
Markers:  Pink Pirouette #120969, Pear Pizzazz #119801 (In-Color Marker Pack)
Ribbon:  Basic Gray Satin (Retired), Linen Thread #104199
Punch:  1" Circle #119868
Accessories:  Crop-a-Dile #108362, Big Shot #113439, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder #121809

Monday, May 2, 2011

Printed Petals Birthday

When the paper is so pretty, I don't like cover it up, so I just stamped and punched one image from the Printed Petals Stamp Set to get the look I wanted.

A few additions of some Very Vanilla ribbon, and a pretty button to the center of the flower added some nice finishing touches, as well as some sponged ink around my sentiment.  A quick and easy card to make, thanks to the pretty designs on the designer paper!

To make the card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla #101650, Baja Breeze #111352
Designer Series Paper:  Elegant Soiree #117163
Stamp Sets:  Printed Petals #116679 wood or #120444 clear, Sincere Salutations #115068
Ink:  Always Artichoke #105219
Punches:  Scallop Oval #119856, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle #119854
Ribbon:  Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta #109071
Embellishment:  Neutral Designer Button #119743
Accessories:  Stamping Sponge #101610, Dimensionals #104430

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog Sale Starts Today!

I hope you have received your own copy of the Summer Mini Catalog by now.  If you haven't and would like one, just send me an e-mail and I will be glad to get one out to you.  Or, just click on the catalog on the left hand side of my blog to look at the products now.  Happy summer shopping!