Monday, June 27, 2011

Another tribute to a retiring stamp set, Simply Said.  This elegant card came from Stampin Connection, a wonderful site that is a community of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to share wonderful ideas.  Just one of the many perks to being a demonstrator!

This card is made with one of my favorite color combos, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive!  The cute accent flowers are made with Itty Bitty Bits set and coordinating punch set.  With a little Dimensionals they pop right out at you!

Tip - to get the flowers in a straight line, put a piece of paper over the cardstock before stamping.  The overlap will go on the paper and looks like you worked hard to line up the stamps!

Stamp Set(s) - Itty Bitty Bits, Vintage Vogue, Simply Said
Card Stock - Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Ink - Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories - Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Corner Punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Time To Say Good Bye

Every June Stampin Up posts a retiring list.  this list contains all the stamp sets and products that will be officially retired July 1st.  As we move closer to that July 1st date I want to remind you to get your orders in ASAP.

Retiring Stamp Sets
Retiring Accessories
Retiring Definitively Decorative
Link to my site to place your order today!

Today's card is made with a stamp set that is retiring, Happy Together.  I just love these Quails.  The "white" in this card is actually Naturals White.  I am also featuring the new Triple Layer Flower Punch!

Stamp Set(s) - Happy Together
Card Stock - Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Naturals White
Ink - Marina Mist, Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Accessories - Three Layer Flower Punch, Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Birthday for Men

Here is a great masculine birthday card for you.  I actually made this for my husband for his birthday.  The white layer is popped off the paper with dimensionals.  The red dots are from the Cupcake Punch.  Simple, fun, and looks delicious! 

Stamp Set(s) - Create a Cupcake
Card Stock - Early Espresso, Whisper White, Real Red, DS Brights Pattern Pack, So Saffron
Ink - Early Espresso, Real Red
Accessories - Cupcake Punch, Hearts Border, Itty Bitty Punch Pak, Demensionals

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Palm Trees in Florida

I am just in love with this card!  This is great for any occasion and for anyone.  I like having a stack of these around for those unforeseen (or forgotten) occasions.  It is hard to tell but the base card is Very Vanilla and the Embossed Chocolate Chip sits on top of the base.  The palm tree is colored with Stampin' Pastels and I always go "out of the lines" to create a soft look to it.  I used Linen Thread as my emblishment because, for some reason, boys dont like bling as much as girls do.

Stamp Set(s) - Plant Hope
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Ink - Stazon Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Lattice Lace Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Stampin' Pastels

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Father's Day

Here is another great masculine card and a Father's Day card.  I found this cute card on my Stamping Connection that is available just for demonstrators.  There are so many great ideas and so much support available!
This cards is pretty quick and easy.  Using the 1-1/4" Square Punch, I punched out Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue squares.  The Bashful Blue was run through the Lattice Lace Embossing Folder first.  I attached the sentiment with Demensionals to get it to pop out over the squares.

Stamp Set(s) - All Holidays
Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Dimensionals, Big Shot, Lattice Lace Embossing Folder, 1-1/4" Square Punch

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Father's Day Vintage

 As Father's Day is coming up, I am going to show some masculine cards for the next several posts.  Making cards for men can be seemingly difficult; however, it is really just color choice.  This card is one of my favorite color choices for a masculine card, More Mustard and Bravo Burgundy.  The edges are "Vintaged" up by rubbing a bone folder along the edges.

Stamp Set(s) - Medallion, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock - Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink - More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories - Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Gold Brads, Bone Folder, Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sparkle and Bloom

This is the last quick and easy card I have for you using the Touch of Kindness set.  This is a little different as I have also used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch which is Fantastic!
The Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch gives you tons of combinations with three punch images from one punch!  Just set the button to the punch you want and punch!

Here are the three punches that result.  Two of the punches you get a flower and a ring!

I have jazzed it up with some Rhinestone bling!

Stamp Set(s) - Touch of Kindness
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black Marker, Stazon Black, Old Olive
Accessories - Blender Pen, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Fire Rhinestones, Ice Rhinestones, Dimensionals