Monday, September 12, 2011

More Cards ...

Here are two more cards for my Stamp-a-Stack. The first one uses the new Easy Events stamp set.  This is a set I got for free for my Sale-a-Bration sales.  I was inspired by a challenge here.  I love the simplicity of the card.  You can't tell by the picture (or maybe you can) but the frosting on the cupcake has a little dazzling diamond bling!

Supplies used: Easy Events and Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess) stamp sets; Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, So Saffron and Whisper White card stock; Stazon and Early Espresso ink; Baja Breeze, So Saffron and Early Espresso markers; 1 3/4" Circle and 2 3/8" Scallop Punches and Circles #2 Die; Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon; Dazzling Diamonds and Stampin' Dimensionals.

This next card I CASEd here.  I just loved the "pop-up" card design and I wanted to use my new Sunflower stamp. Marie referred to it as the "twisted easel card."  It's really easy -- cut a piece of card stock at 5 1/4 x 10 1/2.  Score in half at the landscape position (5 1/4) and then score again diagonally from bottom left corner to top right.  When you fold the diagonal score, you'll place the card front on the bottom portion.  This card will fold flat for mailing.

Here's a close-up of the card "popped up."

Supplies used: Sunflower and Faith by Nature (hostess) stamp sets; More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory card stock; Chocolate Chip and More Mustard ink and markers; Chocolate Chip Dotted Scalloped Ribbon; Ticket Corner Punch; 5/8" Brads and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping in.  Leave me a comment if you like.  I love hearing from you.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

I'm Back ...

Back in June I decided to take the months of July and August off.  You know ... everyone needs a chance to rest, relax and enjoy the long summer days.  I had visions of getting caught up on my scrap booking ... heck, who am I fooling ... I wanted to just get a few small projects done!  I also had visions of taking long walks with my dog, sitting on my patio reading a good book or working on all the unfinished knitting projects I have started.  Well, don't we all imagine that with some time off from the craziness of life we can accomplish so much.

Okay ... so here is the reality ... I didn't do ANY scrap booking, I started a book but only got about a fourth of it read and only finished two knitting projects and started 3 more (which are now on my unfinished list)!!!

So I'm actually glad to be back to creating cards and my monthly Stamp-a-Stack classes.  I'm also very excited about the new Holiday Mini that just came out today!  I get so excited when I see all the holiday stamp sets and projects.  I can't wait to get my Halloween stamps sets that I just ordered.

Here is one of the cards that my "peeps" will be making this month.  It uses the new Domestic Goddess DSP.  I just love the colors:  Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  I CASEd the card from here.  I paper-pieced the little coffee cups using the Pool Party check paper from Domestic Goddess DSP and Calypso Coral CS. The remainder of the cups I colored with the markers.  It really "pops" off the front of the card!

Supplies used:  Morning Cup Stamp Set; Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral and Whisper White CS; Stazon ink; Domestic Goddess DSP; Pool Party ruffled ribbon; Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Calypso Coral markers; Scalloped Eyelet Border Punch, Crimper.

The next card uses a stamp set that I just got as an reward for my sales during Sale-a-Bration.  It's so much fun to get FREE stamp sets from Stampin' Up.  It's called Inspired by Nature and I've wanted it for some time so, of course, I had to use it right away.  I used markers directly on the stamp to use multiple colors.  I CASEd it here -- it's just clean and simple.

Supplies used: Inspired by Nature and Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess) stamp sets; Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White cardstock; Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip markers; Old Olive Satin Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.  Check back for other cards that I'll have at my September Stamp-a-Stack classes.