Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More Birthday Cards!

Here are a couple more cards I made for the fundraiser. The first card uses the stamp set called Nature Walk from the Occasions Mini. I used some of my stash of retired card stock Mellow Moss and Pale Plum. Remember I make 8-10 of each so I try to keep it CAS (Clean and Simple).

For the second card I used a stamp from the Sale-A-Bration set called Punch Bunch. The colors are Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay (all retired In-Colors) and Soft Suede.
Finally I am off a couple of days and I hope to do some major stamping! First I really need to buy groceries, we are out of almost everything including ice cream and chocolate!! The only thing saving me from a total meltdown is I still have coffee LOL!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Embossed Butterfly

This is one of the cards we made at stamp club last month. I love heat embossing! I played around with a few color combinations and this is the one I liked the best. I wanted to try this with Tempting Turquoise but my Tempting Turquoise craft spot was too dry. The butterfly is a piece of chipboard cut with the Beautiful Butterflies Die and the Big Shot™. We covered it with Summer Sun (retired) craft ink and embossed it with clear EP, then covered it with Versamark™ and another layer of clear EP. The swirl from Baroque Motifs was stamped on the butterfly with Chocolate Chip craft ink. Another layer of clear EP then we swiped the Chocolate Chip craft ink pad across the top and embossed another layer of clear EP. The crown is a stamp from Extreme Elements.
The layout of this card is basically a CASE from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

More fundraiser cards!

Here are a few more cards I made for the fundraiser. I used some of my free Ice Cream Parlor Sale-A-Bration paper, die cuts and buttons.

I generally make about 8-10 of each design. Because I make so many I try to keep the layers to just a couple and not lots of details. I did do the faux stitching on the one card but I just thought it needed a little something.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Paper Quilts from Scraps!

I had so much fun making these Top Note Quilt Cards! As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I purchase a DSP sampler with 3x3" samples of all the papers in the catalog. These cards are made with last year's sampler. The directions for making these are HERE.
Every fall I donate hundreds of cards for a fundraiser for the Missouri Baptist Children's Home. Some of the cards are samples I have made, some are made specifically to be donated. I think I made about 15-20 of these quilted cards. Great way to use up those scraps!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Inspired by Gretchen Barron

I am officially exhausted and to top it all off tonight is the start of Daylight Savings and we lose an hour! Whose idea was this??? I work part time in retail and it is either feast or famine. Last week I worked only one day-this week I will be working 7 days in a row. Ugh! Okay, this is beginning to feel like a real job. the worst part is-no time to stamp! So I just CASE'd a lovely card by the very talented Gretchen Barron HERE.
The card base is Old Olive paired with some Melon Mambo and a little DSP from the FREE SAB kit called Ice Cream Parlor. The main panel was made with a technique called Embedded Embossing.
I simply
glued the punched images to the Melon Mambo panel and ran it through the Big Shot with the Square
Lattice EF.
Off to soak my poor aching feet! I need chocolate, chocolate and ice cream, no wait hot fudge sundae-do you think they deliver??????

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Freebies card!

Free is always fun right? Here's another card made with some of my freebies from Sale-A-Bration (for every $50 you spend you get to pick a free SAB item or a stamp set from the catalog valued at $14.95 or less) The stamp is from Punch Bunch and I cut out the little flowers and popped them up with Dimensionals™. The buttons, DSP and die cut strip are SAB freebies. Remember Sale-A-Bration ends March 31!!! To see all the SAB free offerings click HERE!
I used white embroidery thread on the buttons. I used my awesome Signo™ white gel pen for the faux stitching. Love that little guy! I think I am on my fourth one!
Well it's a little gloomy today-a good day to go down to the stamp cave and make some cards. Maybe I will even make a (gasp!) scrapbook page or two.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Easy Peasy Little Owls!

Well at least the sun is shining today in Kansas City. I would still like to see it a smidge warmer (high today is 42) but it is still March soooo. Better than snow right???
The little owls are from the Sale-A-Bration set called Punch Bunch, which is FREE with a $50 purchase. I love it when the images fit inside a punch-saves me a lot of cutting! The leaves were cut with the Big Shot™ using Little Leaves sizzlet™. The paper is from a Sale-A-Bration offering (FREE with a $50 purchase) called Ice Cream Parlor which includes 9 sheets of double sided12x12 paper and 2 sheets of die-cuts. The trim at the bottom was made with the Scallop Trim border punch. Colors are Pacific Point and Old Olive.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Little Pink Vintage

This card was made with Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette card stock. I used the Vintage Wallpaper EF on Pink Pirouette and Whisper White and sponged on some Crumb Cake ink. The brad is an Antique brad from Stampin' Up!™ I stamped the butterfly from Nature Walk in Crumb Cake. The ribbon is Whisper White taffeta.
I got out my homemade Shimmer spray for this card. Shimmer spray is easy to make. Just fill a small spray bottle with plain old rubbing alcohol and add some Shimmer Paint. How much you ask? My spray bottle holds about 2 oz and I use a small paint brush and add about 3-4 paint brushes full of Shimmer paint. If it isn't shimmery enough then add more paint. Hey, it's not baking it's art! I used Champagne Mist on this card but Frost White works just as well. Make sure you shake well! I love this stuff!

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