Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lovely As a Tree

I decided I needed to make a masculine birthday card so this is what I came up with.

  • The card base is Naturals White.
  • The front is Soft Suede that I ran through the Big Shot in the Woodgrain Embossing Folder then lightly sponged the grain with Crumb Cake Ink.
  • On a piece of Naturals White I stamped the Oak Tree from Lovely as a Tree in Soft Suede then cut it out with a Window Collection Framelit as well as a Naturals White in the next size up. I sponged all but the center of the  the image with Crumb Cake Ink. I layered it on the plain piece of Naturals White. I added the image to the front of the card.
  • On a piece of Natural Trim Ribbon(from the Spring Catalog) I stamped the Happy Birthday from Create a Cupcake in Early Espresso, then wrappped it around the front and tacked it on with two Antique Brads.  I then added the fron to the base.
So I am really liking how this turned out. I hope you like it too!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

There's Only One You

Here is another valentine from my January class:

  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of Pool Party Core-dinations CS that I ran through the Big Shot in the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder embossing the top 3/4 of the front. The clouds were lightly sanded.
  • I ran a strip of Real Red Core-dinations CS through the Big Shot in an Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and lightly sanded it.
  • I stamped the phrase from Vintage Verses (found in the Sale a bration flyer) in Real Red  near the bottom of the card.
  • I used five Real Red and one Whisper White large hearts cut from the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, the Red hearts have white Bakers Twine strings and the White heart has Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine string.
  • I added a taffeta bow to the strings.
This card could be a Valentine, a birthday or a just because card.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Itty Bitty Birthday Banners

This card features Tea for Two DSP from the spring catalog...

  • The card base is Naturals White
  • I cut banners of different lengths and widths out of the Tea for Two DSP and attached them to a strip of the same DSP then attached it to the card base.
  • I ran a piece of Naturals White CS through the Big Shot in the Designer Frames Embossing folder then again with an Apothecary Accent Framelit. I sponged the edges with Lucky Limeade and then popped it up on the card.
  • I ran a scrap of Chocolate Chip CD through the Big Shot in the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder and a scrap Calypso Coral CS through a crimper then punched them out with the cupcake punch. then added them to the card.
  • I stamped the phrase from Itty Bitty Banners in Calypso Coral on Naturals White and cut it out with the Itty Bitty Banner Framelit and added it to the card.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale a bration starts today!

I used the Feeling Sentimental stamp set from the Sale a bration flyer and That's the Ticket from the Spring Catalog for this card. I wish it photographed better (I am going to build a light box again, while I was away last summer mine disappeared)
I wanted to try the chalkboard look.

  • The card base is Whisper White with layers of  Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple and Basic Black CS.
  • I stamped the phrase from Petite Pairs in White Craft on the upper corner of the Black and the image from Feeling Sentimental inn the opposite lower corner. With a cotton ball I swiped so White ink to make eraser smudges.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White CS I stamped the ticket in Raspberry Ripple and then punched them out. The flags are cut from Summer Smooches DSP, I strung them on Island Indigo Bakers Twine (I only noticed as I posted the some of the twine popped out, I will fix it before I add it to the "for sale" cards).
So remember for every $50 you spend you can pick a Sale a bration item!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

February Card Class

Here is my February Card Class:
Here are the details:
Love is in the Air!
Tuesday February 12, 2013
1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
2 cards + Artisan Embellishment Kit (kit retails for $9.95 + shipping & tax a $11.69 value, extra in kit go home with you)

Must be prepaid by February 4, 2013(so kit will be here for class!!!)

These stamp sets that were used for the cards can be pre-ordered for a 10% discount


Hearts a flutter Bundle
W: 131098-$42.95 discount + shipping and tax $46
C: 131097-$36.95 discount + shipping and tax $39.25

Word Play
W: 120308-$41.95 discount + shipping and tax $44.75
C: 120651-$28.95 discount + shipping and tax $30.40

One in a Million
W: 126380-$26.95 discount + shipping and tax $28.75
C:126382-$18.95 discount + shipping and tax $20.20

Extra  Artisan Embellishment Kit
129328 discount + shipping & tax $10.70

Cant make it to the classes but want to order a kit?
Want to sign up for class?
Email me at kath@fire-sprinkler-design.com

Friday, January 18, 2013

That's the Ticket- stepped up

For every class I hold I teach them at least twice, I sometimes tweek them to show how you can bring them up a notch.  Remember this post? Here are two cards with small tweeks
As you can see they are mostly the same but the little changes adds so much.  I hope you enjoy these. Let me know which of the three you like most.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I Dig You

Here is another card we made at class, this was my Granddaughters favorite.

  • The card base is Crumb Cake with a front of Island Indigo CS and a layer of Whisper White.
  • On the Whisper White I sponged Crumb Cake at the bottom and lightly sponged Pool Party for the sky.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the truck from I Dig You in Real Red with Basic Black wheels, I cut it out and popped it up with Dimensionals.
  • I filled the back with hearts cut with the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, letting some spill over.
  • I stamped the phrase from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Island Indigo.
I hope you enjoy the card and are busy making your Valentines.

Monday, January 14, 2013

That's the Ticket

So I am having a Valentine Class tomorrow(Jan 15th) at 1 & 7 pm, a repeat might be held on Friday as well.
Here is just one of the 4 cards we will be making.
Remember for the class all supplies are cut and ready for you to stamp and put together.

  • The card base is Crumb Cake with a front of More Amore Specialty DSP.
  • The card Elements are: Laser cut heart from the same DSP, lace from Artisan Embellishment Kit, 2 Antique Brads, 1 button from Sale a brations, the ticket is from That's the Ticket,and the Crumb Cake heart is cut with two Heart Framelits, ribbon is Raspberry Ripple.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Magic Snowflake Club Valentine Card

So I'm leaving town until Monday so I thought I would share the card that I chose to teach the Magic Snowflake Technique in club(and yes everyone ordered the Hearts a Flutter bundle) I hope you aren't disappointed in the card I chose.


  • The card base is Whisper White, a front of Pretty in Pink layered with a piece of Crumb Cake that was run through the Big Shot in the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.
  • I used the Hearts a Flutter stamp set to do the technique, the reinkers I used were Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Rose Red. I used the Hearts a Flutter Framelits to cut them out.
  • I really didn't string the banner, I only added the bows at both ends to make it look like it. The hearts were popped up with Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the "Love" from Pennant Parade in Rose Red on Whisper White and puched with the Jewelry Tag punch I tied it to one of the bows.
So I hope that you like the card I chose!

Magic Snowflake Technique Card II

So this is the next try for a card for my club to make.

  • The card base is Whisper White with the front of it embossed with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.
  • I cut Melon Mambo CS, Whisper White CS, Rose Red CS and Regal Rose CD with the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit;
  • I cut a banner flag from Melon Mambo DSP. I used the Window Frame Framelit and the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder on Regal Rose CS.
  • I stamped the phrase from Wacky Wishes in Melon Mambo on Whisper White CS and punched it with the Wide Oval punch I popped it up with Dimensionals on the Regal Rose Widow Frame Collection.
  • I embossed the large heart from Hearts a Flutter and used Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Rose Red re inkes to do the technique. I cut the heart with the matching Framelit.
So I rejected this card as our project.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Magic Snowflake Technique

So this (Magic Snowflake) is this months technique for club over the next few days I will show you the cards I decided not to do for club and then I will post the card we made.

So this is my first idea

  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of Rose Red layered with Cherry Cobbler.
  • On Glossy CS I stamped the phrase from Wacky Wishes(Hostess Set) and did the Magic Snowflake Technique using Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Rose Red.
  • I made a Cherry Cobbler band across the front with a Adorning Accent folder layered on Whisper White that was cut with the Adorning Accents Edgelit,
  • On Whisper White I stamped the heart from Heats a Flutter in Rose Red and Cherry Cobbler and added them to the card.
So this was card number 1.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cuddles & Kisses

I love the new stamp set Cuddles & Kisses all the phrases are about babies.

  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of Bashful Blue.
  • I add reinkers and Dawn Dish soap to water to make colored bubbles and laid Whisper White CS on the bubbles to make my sky background. I layered it onto Pretty in Pink CS and added it to the front.
  • I used a marker to make the line to hang the baby bundles on.
  • Baby bundles use the smallest Oval punch, the heart and small circle from the owl punch the faces are the small circle from Punch Pack.
  • The phrase was stamped in Not Quite Navy.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Feeling Sentimental

A very simple card... maybe to simple

  • The card base is Crumb Cake with the corners rounded.
  • The image is from an upcoming Sale-a-bration set called Feeling Sentimental, I used Versa Mark and Early Espresso Embossing Powder.
  • I used Makers Twine on the fold to tie three tags one is Island Indigo, one is Crumb Cake and the top one is Naturals White was stamped with a stamp from Tiny Tags.
I going to work more with this set to see if I can come up with one I like better.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Honeycomb Birthday

Honeycomb anyone?


I love embossing folders and I always end up buying each one that comes out, sadly this just didn't work as I had hoped it would. I'm just not liking this card.
  • The card base is Whisper White, the front ran through the Big Shot with the new embossing folder Honeycomb.
  • I embossed the DSP Sycamore Street with the Honeycomb folder then cut the honeycombs out and added them to the centers of the honeycomb base.
  • I stamped the phrase from Itty Bitty Banner in Island Indigo onto Whisper White and cut it with the framelit.  I layered it onto a larger banner in Pool Party and layered that onto Tangerine Tango.
Definitely not my favorite, but I'll keep trying until I make a card I like with it!
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