Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mother's Day Squash Book



This is the Squash Book we made in class last night. The instructions are on splitcoaststampers. For the cover we used chipboard coasters that we covered with Berry Bliss Designer Paper. We wove the 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon for the front decorated with flowers that we used the Boho and Three for You punches. We layered the flowers together and used a pink Rhinestone Brad for the center. Pink Gingham Ribbon was used to tie the book closed. I used Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, and Regal Rose CS for the pages. Great as a brag book or as a book of quotes on Mothers for Mother's Day.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Big on Spring-Bride

This was a fairly fast and easy card to make... the base is 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Whisper White CS. I stamped the Bride on Whisper White CS with StazOn and painted the letters with Pretty in Pink ink pad and a Blender Pen, the flowers are Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Purely Pomegranate and Certainly Celery. I used Two-way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds on the letters. I mounted this image on a piece of Regal Rose CS that I distressed with the Tool Kit; I mounted it again on a piece of Pretty in Pink CS. I mounted it on the card base. To balance the bottom of the card I added three square Rhinestone Brads.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Zoofari

Zoofari and It's Your Birthday are the sets used for this card, I remember seeing a card something like this when the set came out, but I don't remember where. I borrowed the set from my good friend Deena and this is the card I made. The card base is a 4 ¼" x 5 ½" piece of Wild Wasabi CS. I stamped the images on Whisper White CS and colored them with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter. I cut squares from the Designer Series paper in Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, and Rose Red. I used the 1 3/8" circle punch to frame the animals that I colored to match. I mounted each square on Basic Black CS and mounted each of them on the card base. I used birthdays are best in Wild Wasabi ink stamping one word at a time. For some reason this card reminds me of fruit striped gum:).

Sunday, April 27, 2008

For Father/ Elementary Essentials

For this card I used two stamp sets, For Father and Elementary Essentials. The card base is 4 ¼" x 5 ½" of So Saffron CS. I stamped the ruler from Elementary Essentials along the bottom of the card using VersaMark. The phrase is from For Father I stamped it with VersaMark as well. The image is from the same set, I stamped it on watercolor paper with StazOn. I used Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter to color in the picture. I distressed the edges using the Tool Kit. I mounted the image on a piece of distressed Chocolate Chip CS. The brads I used are not Stampin' up but work so well with the card I used them anyway (I found them at the grocery store) I mounted the image onto the card base.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

For My Mother


This is the card I'm giving my mom this year ( she doesn't even know I have a blog so she won't see this until I give it to her). I used three different set on it, Embrace Life, Celebrate Everything, and All Holidays. The card is a criss-cross card I made with instructions I found on splitcoaststampers. I used Groovy Guava CS on the base the red stripe id from Ginger Blossom designer paper, I used Sticky Strip to hold it closed. The bellyband is River Rock Textured CS. I used the Round Tab punch on Ruby Red CS to make the circle behind the Cameo Coral CS Scallop punched circle, on Naturals White CS I stamped blossoms from Embrace Life that I used the Markers to color first, I used Ruby Red and Always Artichoke I punched it with the 1 3/8" circle punch. The insert base is Ruby Red CS I used the Round Tab punch for what it was made for, a tab. I used a Pewter Large Eyelet, that I set with the Crop-a-dile I stamped Celebrate in Cameo Coral on Naturals White CS. I threaded River Rock Stitched Ribbon thru the eyelet.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Heartfelt Thanks



This is a very easy card, it is two step stamping using Heartfelt Thanks. I only used three colors of CS, Always Artichoke, Rose Red, and Very Vanilla. I stamped the flower on the Very Vanilla Cs, I used Rose Red stamped off once then used the second stamp in Always Artichoke. I mounted it on Rose Red CS, again on Always Artichoke CS, them mounted this on a piece of Rose Red CS that I hand cut the edges wavy and ran thru the Crimper. This was placed on a 4 ¼" x 5 ½" base of Always Artichoke CS .

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Pun Fun

I've been playing with Pun Fun trying to plan my upcomming class, so here's another Hip- hippo-ray! The card base is 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Basic Gray CS, I stamped the front with Sanded in Lovely Lilac. I cut 1" off the bottom front side and distressed it with the Cutter Kit. I added a 1 ¼" x 5 ½" piece of Flowers for You on the inside back bottom. I stamped the hippo with StazOn on Whisper White CS. Using a Blender Pen and Watercolor Wonder Crayons I colored the image with Going Gray and Lovely Lilac. I mounted the picture on Lovely Lilac CS and tied a piece of White Grosgrain Ribbon around the bottom of it; I then mounted it on Going Gray and again on Lovely Lilac. I punched 2, 1 3/8" circles in Lovely Lilac and added them to the back of the bottom Lovely Lilac square. This was all mounted to the card front.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Embrace Life


This is another Embrace Life that I like... I cut four 1 ½" squares of Ginger Blossom Designer Paper on Basic Black CS, again on Ruby Red CS, and finally mounted the four squares on Groovy Guava CS. The card base is 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Mellow Moss. I stamped the flower with Cameo Coral on Whisper White CS, used 2 way glue and Dazzling Diamonds on the center of the flower. I sponged the edges with Groovy Guava, layered it on Basic Black CS, and again on Ruby Red CS. I mounted the flower centered over the 4 squares. I stamped the phrase with Mellow Moss on the lower right hand corner. I hope that you all have a great day.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spring Song



I made the top card first, but I just didn't like it... it sat around my desk for a couple of weeks before I took it apart and remade it.

After taking off the horizontal layer I liked the card much better. The card base is 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Chocolate Chip CS. I layered Close Cocoa Designer Paper on Groovy Guava that distressed with the tool kit. I wrapped a piece of Groovy Guava Stitch Ribbon around the DP, I threaded the ribbon thru a Ribbon Slide from the Occasions Mini Catalog and tied. I stamped the phrase from set on the card front with Chocolate Chip ink. I stamped the bird on Watercolor Paper with StazOn. I painted it with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painters I used Cameo Coral on the belly of the bird and Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel on the rest of the bird. The branch was done with Close to Cocoa and Old Olive. I distressed the edges, layered it on distressed Old Olive CS, then layered that on distressed Cameo Coral CS.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Pun Fun



Happy Bird-day! This card starts with a base of 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Pumpkin Pie CS. I mounted a strip of Bali Breeze designer paper on Taken with Teal CS, I tied a piece of Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon around it and mounted it on the card front. I stamped the bird with StazOn in a square of Whisper White CS turned on its corner. I used a Blender Pen and Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color the bird. The colors I used were taken from the designer paper, Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie. I layered the bird on Old Olive CS and mounted it on the card front.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pun Fun

I stink you're sweet! This card is pretty much a case of a card by Michele Force at The Stamp Link. The base is 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Pretty in Pink CS.I layered the lightest piece of designer paper, from Berry Bliss with Basic Black CS. I used the Photo Corner punch on both Basic Black CS and Pretty in Pink CS I layered the two colors and used 3 Regal Rose Brads this was added to the Berry Bliss paper. I stamped skunk with StazOn on Whisper White CS, I used Watercolor Wonder Crayons and a Blender Pen to color the skunk. The colors I used were Basic Black, Regal Rose, and Summer Sun. I layered the Skunk on Regal Rose and then Basic Black CS then added to the card front.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pun Fun

You're a blast! The card base for this card is a 6" x 6" Real Red CS folded in half. I made the film strip out of Basic Black CS; I used the Spiral Punch to make the edges of the strip. I punched Watercolor paper 3 times with the 1 3/8" square punch, and then stamped the rocket with different parts of the rocket in the "picture" with StazOn. I used Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter to paint the pictures. The colors I used were Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, and Yoyo Yellow. I used two way glue and Dazzling Diamonds on the stars. I masked off the rocket and stamped the saying on the card base.


Friday, April 18, 2008

Three For You Punch Box


This card was made using the Three For You Punch Box. For my card base of 4 ¼" x 5 ½" I used Mellow Moss CS. I tore about 1" off the bottom edge of the front, then sponged it with Mellow Moss ink. On the inside I adhered 1 ½" x 5 ½" Groovy Guava CS to the bottom. I punch flower using both the Three for You punch, the Boho Blossoms punch, and the hand held circle punch I used Groovy Guava. Blush Blossom, and Barely Banana CS. The flowers are made stacking different combinations of the flower punches together, the top flower uses the small green Rhinestone Brad as its center. These flowers were mounted on a small piece of Mellow Moss CS. From the set Holidays and Wishes I stamped From the Heart on Whisper White CS in Mellow Moss ink. I sponged the edges of the Whisper White CS with Mellow Moss ink, this was adhered to a piece of Groovy Guava CS that I had punched with the Three for You punch. On a piece of Whisper White CS I stamped the three flowers using Blush Blossom and then Groovy Guava inks and adhered it from behind the Groovy Guava CS. This was then mounted to the card front.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bronc Buster Father's Day


I bought this set as soon as it came out, something about it spoke to me. The base of this card is Creamy Caramel CS, cut and folded to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I stamped the cowboy on Very Vanilla CS with Bordering Blue ink, I distressed the edges with the Tool Kit, then sponged Close to Cocoa. I mounted it on a distressedpiece of Bordering Blue CS. I used Close to Cocoa designer paper with 3/8" of folded over, layered on a piece od Bordering Blue CS. I stamped the Happy Father's Day from All Holidays, first in Versa Mark, then in Bordering Blue, covered with clear Embossing Powder, and set. I sponged the edges of this with Close to Cocoa. This was mounted on a distressed piece of Bordering Blue CS. I made a few loops of Natural Hemp Twine and loosely tied a knot, I used a glue dot to adhere it to the card.
On a sad note, my neighbor passed away this morning leaving three young kids and a husband. If I don't post, it will be because I'm trying to help out.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

His and Her Baby Cards
















His Card: So Saffron and Bashful Blue CS, Bashful Blue Striped Ribbon.
Her Card: Whisper White and Pretty in Pink CS, Pink Gingham Ribbon.

The Card Stock was cut 4 ¼" x 11" then folded in half; I cut 1" off the front. On the back piece, punch using the Slit Punch half way down, using the 1/8" circle punch, punch a hole in the center of the half circle slit. Cut the contrasting CS 1" x 4 ¼". I put the contrasting CS under the slit, ran a line down the inside of the front, and closed the card to adhere it to the contrasting CS. Matching the ribbon to the contrasting CS I tied it thru the hole punched in the slit. I stamped the Cute with StazOn, His: Very Vanilla CS. Her: Whisper White CS. His: I colored with So Saffron and Bashful Blue Markers(Pretty in Pink for the heart) and sponged So Saffron on the edges. Her: I used Pretty in Pink marker but on the c,u,e and the heart I used two way glue and Dazzling Diamonds. I mounted both phrases on their contrasting CS.










Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Embrace Life


This is one of my favorite cards that I have made using the set Embrace Life.
The base of this card is 4 ¼" x 5 ½" River Rock CS with a layer of Ginger Blossom DP. The image is from Embrace Life, stamped in River Rock ink on Very Vanilla, the edges are lightly sponged with River Rock. The image is mounted on Basic Black CS and again on Ruby Red CS. Three loops of Black Grosgrain Ribbon are attached to the back of the Ruby Red CS and then mounted on the Designer Paper. The thank you is from Much Appreciated and stamped in Ruby Red. So let me know which card do you like todays or yesterdays.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Embrace Life

Have you ever made a card that you just don't like? This is one of mine... I love the set it is made from (Embrace Life) ; it was the first one I bought when the new catalog came out. The Designer paper was one of my favorite too. I have made some cards that I love with this same stamp set, but I have made just as many that I don't like... Tomorrow I will post one of my favorites from this set.
The base of this card is 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Tempting Turquoise CS with a layer of Ginger Blossom DP. The corners of the designer paper are punched with the Ticket CornerPunch. The image is from Embrace Life, stamped twice in black StazOn on Whisper White CS. The flowers are colored with Groovy Guava and Cameo Coral ink using Blender Pens. The corners of the Whisper White CS are punched with the Ticket Punch, layered on Basic Black CS with the corners punched as well. The single flower use the stamp from the same set, it was made layering single ply toilet paper, misting with water and tamping it into the ridges of the stamp, this was done 7 times. After the toilet paper dried I removed it from the stamp and trimmed the image. Cameo Coral was sponged onto the edges of the flower, a turquoise Rhinestone Brad was used as a center of the flower; Dazzling Diamonds was used on the ends of the flowers center. The flower was mounted with Dimensionals. Happiness from Warm Words was stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White CS and punched with the large Oval Punch. The edges of the oval were sponged with Basic Black and then both the image and the greeting were mounted on the designer paper. See ya tomorrow.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

For Father

This card uses the image from the For Father set from the Occasions Mini. I stamped it with StazOn on Watercolor paper and colored it in with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painters. The image was mounted on Ruby Red, then on Old Olive. This was attached to a card base of Ruby Red CS in 4 ¼" x 5 ½". The Thank you was stamped in Ruby Red ink, the phrase is from Much Appreciated. I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pun Fun


Get Whale Soon!
I started this card with a 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Blue Bayou CS base. The Designer Paper layers are Porcelain Prints and Blue Bayou Prints. I cut a piece of Sage Shadow CS 4" x 5 ¼" added a strip of 2 ½" x 5 ¼" Blue Bayou Print and punched a word window in the lower right corner. I cut a piece of Porcelain Print 2" x 4", tied a piece of Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon around it, and adhered it to Sage Shadow CS. I stamped the whale on Watercolor paper, masking out the words. I colored it with Aqua Painters and Ink pads. I mounted the image on Blue Bayou CS and distressed it, then added it to apiece of Sage Shadow that I distressed. This was mounted on a base of 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Blue Bayou CS. In the word window I stamped the words Get Whale Soon!

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Free and The Brave


I stamped this card to give to one of my scouts that is receiving his Eagle( I been working with the Boy Scouts for 11 years) I used the eagle from The Free and The Brave stamped in Old Olive on Very Vanilla CS. I layered it on Real Red CS and then on Old Olive, I distressed the Old Olive. I mounted it on a 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Creamy Caramel card base. I stamped Congratulations from Hugs and Wishes in Old Olive.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

One of a Kind

The base of this card is 6" x 12" folded in half, in Chocolate Chip CS. The stamp set I used is One of a Kind. I layered a piece of Close to Cocoa Designer paper in 5 ¾" x 5 ¾". I stamped the flower 3 times, colored them with the Chocolate Chip marker, and cut them out. On two of them I set a Jumbo Eyelet in Pewter, on the third I made a Build a Brad with the small stamp from that set. I made two panels with Chocolate Chip CS and Close to Cocoa designer paper. I stamped "you're one of a kind" on a lighter panel in Close to Cocoa. I wrapped the lighter panel with 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon and layered the flowers with Dimensionals.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Pun Fun


Hip-hippo-ray! Shaker Card.
The base of this card is 4 ¼"x 5 ½"Basic Gray CS with an inside Panel of Regal Rose CS cut to 4" x 5 ¼". A word window was punched out of the Card front and the phrase Hip-hippo-ray! was stamped on the inside of the card so it shows in the window. I stamped the Hippo on Whisper White and colored it with Watercolor Wonder Crayons. The flower is from On Board Blossoms & Basics. I covered the flower with Rose Red and Regal Rose Craft ink and Clear Embossing powder. I covered the opening with some transparency using Sticky Strip to adhere it to the flower. I used the edge pieces from Stamping Dimensionals to make a solid circle around the inside of the flower. I poured some clear and some red micro beads onto the transparency and then added the Hippo to the Dimensionals to close the beads in. The leaves are cut from Certainly Celery CS. I cut the leaves free hand, folded in half and ran them thru the Crimper diagonally. The flower as well as the bottom leaf was attached to the card front with Sticky Strip. I used Dimensionals to attach the top leaf.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

For Father


Tool Box
This image is from the For Father set from the Occasions Mini, it was stamped with StazOn on Watercolor paper and colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painters. The image was mounted on Chocolate Chip CS that was distressed, then on Ballet Blue that was also distressed. This was mounted on a panel of Chocolate Chip cut 2 ½" x 5" the phrase from that same set was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink at the bottom of the panel. A piece of Hemp Twine was wrapped 3 times around the panel then tied in a knot. The card base is 4 ¼" x 5 ½" with 1/8" cut from the right edge and that edge distressed. Have a Great Day!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Heartfelt Thanks


I saw a similar card somewhere last year but I don't remember where, if you do, let me know and I will give credit where credit is due. I started with a card base of 4 ¼" x 5 ½" in Pretty in Pink. I rolled Rough Texture over a piece of Creamy Caramel CS in the same color ink I stamped the flowers from Heartfelt Thanks using Pretty in Pink and Always Artichoke(stamped off once), I cut these out. On the piece I rolled with the Rough Texture I wrapped a piece of Creamy Caramel Gingham Ribbon around it and tied a piece of Black Grosgrain in the knot. The Basic Black CS is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. The piece of Creamy Caramel CS on top of the Basic Black is stamped with all the different words from Warm Words, this piece I distressed the edges, wadded up and tore pieces from. I tore a hole in the center and poked the flower through and popped it with Dimentionals. This was one of the first cards I made last year when I signed up as a demonstrator and was making cards for a display board.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Free and The Brave

The base of this card is a standard 4 1'4" x 5 ½" of Always Artichoke CS. I stamped it with the Sanded background stamp with Close to Cocoa. The Images are from The Free and The Brave, the flag and soldier are stamped with Close to Cocoa, the stars in Mellow Moss, these are stamped on Very Vanilla CS, the edges were swiped with the Mellow Moss Ink Pad. The image was layer with Chocolate Chip and Mellow Moss CS.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Another Mother's Day Card


This is simple Mother's day card. I cut Very Vanilla CS 4 ½" x 11", folded it in half, and tore 1/3 of one side off. I set two Regal Rose eyelets to make a pocket out of the card. I cut the corners of to make the pocket card look like a tag(I didn't notice until I uploaded the picture that I left the card laying on an envelope:) ). On the front of the pocket I stamped the swirls from Bronc Buster, diagonally. I used another stamp from All Holidays, this time I masked out the word friend and with the stampin-ma-jig I added the word mother from the mother's day stamp from the same set, this was stamped on Very Vanilla CS with Regal Rose ink, this was layered on Pretty in Pink CS and Regal Rose CS. I cut out a large tag out of Regal Rose CS to go in the pocket.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Happy Mother's Day


This is a card we made in our Spring Stamp a Stack. We used the image from Thoughts of Father(to me this isn't a manly picture) and the greeting from All Holidays. We stamp the image on watercolor paper with StazOn and used the Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painters to paint in the image. The greeting was stamped on Very Vanilla CS with Regal Rose Ink above that the image was layered on Pretty in Pink then on Regal Rose, this was centered above the greeting and all was layered onto a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"Regal Rose Card base.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

For A Friend


This card uses the Hostess set "For a Friend". I used the Rose Red marker for the candle and for wishes and Regal Rose marker for the rest of birthday. For the flame on the candle I used the Summer Sun marker, 2 way glue, and Dazzling Diamonds. This was stamped on Whisper White CS and layered on Bashful Blue. I used Cutie Pie Designer paper layered on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Bashful Blue card base. The two large Flowers layered together are Die-cut Blooms from the Occasions Mini. The Center of the flower is a Build a Brad with a flower from the Cutie Pie Paper. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pun Fun

Thank Ewe!
This card I made with two different stamps sets "Polka Dot and Paisley" and "Pun Fun". I used Stampin' Up!'s Real Red and Basic Black Markers to ink up the paisley and stamped it randomly on whisper white CS. The paisley was layered onto Real Red CS and that was layered onto a 4 1/4"x51/2" Basic Black card base. The Ewe from Pun Fun was stamped on Whisper White with StazOn then colored with Going Gray and Real Red markers. The Ewe was layered on Real Red and Basic Black CS. I tied red gingham ribbon around the Black CS, this was added onto the paisely front of the card. I used the photo corner punch in Real Red and Basic Black to add some balance to the card.
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