Sunday, November 21, 2010

Contempo Christmas

The contempo wheel is a great accent for the contempo Christmas set.  I love the way it accents this card.  I am really excited to use it on a card that is not Chritsmasy.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Snow Swirled Christmas

This is one of the cards we made in our last workshop.  It is almost exactly like the one in the Stampin'Up! catalog with a few exceptions.  I added the waffle paper as a frilly edge.  At first I wasn't sure what to do with it, but once I started playing with it, the ideas started to flow!  It is currently in the SU mini catalog.
To make this card:
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Versa Mark
Accessories:  Silver embossing powder, SU rhinestones, 1 1/4" striped ribbon- old olive, Antique brad, large oval punch, Waffle Paper
Secrets:  Stamp background with Crumb Cake ink for a soft look.  Emboss the tree with silver embossing powder, then put on a few rhinestones.  (These are great because they come with a sticky backing!) Pinch pleat the waffle paper down the torn edge of the vanilla piece.  Cut the ribbon in half and fray the edge, then pinch in the back of the brad, then use the brad as usual. The punched ovals are the same size, just off set a little.
Please let me know if you would like to order any of the supplies used to make this card!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wicked Cool

Another fun spinner card from the Wicked Cool set. 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Halloween is so much fun!

I have been in the craft room working on cards for the next workshop- (Sept. 30th or Oct. 1st- let me know if you want to come), and I got an idea for a spinner card.  Then I got another idea...they are so simple and so fun, I think I could make these all day. 

On the first one I used Stampin'Up! Designer series paper Wicked
 The rub on is from last years Halloween supplies.  The eyeball is punched with the 1 3/8th and 1 1/4 circle punches, then I drew the bloodshot lines.  Another stamper had the idea to use a spider web stamp- it looked great.  When you tilt the card from side to side the eyeball rolls across the card!  Love it!

Have  you seen the owl punch in the Stampin'Up! catalog?  If you trim off the feet and turn him upside down it is a ghost shape!  I added some black holes from my hole punch and made him shimmy across the front when you tilt it side to side.  The wed folder from the Holiday Mini catalog embossed the black card stock, then I lightly brayerd with the craft white ink. 
Check back for more great cards- David fixed the scanner and now I can easily get new cards posted!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Love the Long Fellows

The Stampin 'Up!  hostess set, Long Fellows, is one of my favorite new sets.  I think the animals are so cute- even my boys love this set and want to see the cards I make with it! 
This one was made with some old pattern paper I found that had great colors in it.  Then I went with Marina Mist and Poppy Parade to pop off the Crumb Cake background.  Rounding the corners o everything seemed to fit with the cute whale!
We are making other cards with this set at my workshop this week.  Please come!
Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Last workshop

This is one of the cards we made at the last workshop. It is the combination of several great ideas. Even though the colors are a little funny, it is Rich Razzelberry card stock embossed with the Elegant Bouquet folder then cut into triangles. The butterflies came from the embossolite folder. The flower is felt cut on the Big Shot with the Blossom Party die. To tie the ribbon, run the ribbon up from the bottom of the flowers. Tie a loose knot in the ribbon, and run the ribbon back down thru the same hole. The knot is the flower center, and the ends are the 'leaves'.

We will stamp again at the end of this month. July 29th and 30th . Please let me know if you want to come.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Just for fun

I made this card for fun a while back and thaought I would share it just for something new to look at!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cleaning out the closet

So you know I love the Flower die cut - this one I made with old shirts! I was cleaning out my closet and enjoying the big pile of old, outgrown, or tacky clothes that I was getting rid of when I looked at the fabric that some of the clothes were made of. I snatched a few out of the pile and took them to the craft room. This flower is from a cotton shirt that never really fit right, and an eyelet skirt that I shouldn't have been wearing anyway. (Stacy and Clinton would have put me in the 360 and said some mean things!) All in all I think my clothing is better suited on the front of this card!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Stampun'Up! Flower Folds die cut

I love this die cut and will post several cards using these flowers! This card was a long time in the making because I really wanted to try a black card and couldn't find the right combo of colors and design to keep it 'happy'. I was working on getting cards together for a workshop and this combo fell into place! The flowers are cut out with cameo coral and vellum which was dry embossed with a swirly pattern. The Medallion stamp is embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock. I love the way this card popped when the polka dotted brad was added.
Yea for the happy black card!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I love this happy accident

So while I was playing around trying to come up with a million ways to use vellum, I came up with this card. Really I was cleaning up and used scraps I had been playing with all day. The bird is embossed in silver powder then colored on the back, cut out and mounted to the card. The flowers on the left of the card are stamped with Stays on and colored with marker. Then the vellum is torn. I think the beauty of this card is the soft colors and flowing composition. Don't you love it too? (Please ignore the shadow on the card- you will never be able to duplicate that!)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Side step card measurements

Here are the measurements for the side step card we made at the last workshop. Remember these measurements are a little different than others you may see, but my goal was a card that folded flat to go in an envelope. Score the paper at 4 1/8th on the 2 inch side (This is half of the whole piece of card stock. Also the 2 inch width can be changed to any measurement). Score the other side at 1", 1 3/4", 3 1/8", 4 1/2", and 6 3/8".
And the card we made...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Stampin'Up! Ornament Punch

Here is a great alternative use for your ornament punch. Cut the bottom off (or punch on the edge of the paper) and make a vase! I first stamped the stems overlapping just enough to make them fit in the vase opening. You can cover a world of mistakes with the paper vase, so don't worry too much is yours are not perfect. The colors on this one are very pleasing. Sahara Sand card base and Soft Suede for the layering- and ribbon.

I have a stamping workshop next week. Please let me know if you want to attend.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Extra Large Two Step Bird

I love this bird punch! This card is fun to make using scraps of paper then modified any way. I added circle punches, dry embossing, and clear embossing. You could also use rub ons, stamped images, textures paper...The sky is the limit!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


We made a form of this card at the last workshop. I just changed it around a little to see what would happen! The Sending Love Specialty paper is from Stampin'Up!'s occasions mini catalog. I love the sparkles in the paper- very subtle. The rest of the card is just punches and a greeting that can be anything- this one is a great Valentine if you need.

The flower is made by cutting a circle, folding the pieces and layering together. Finish with a brad- it looks great!Look for more cards to comes soon.