Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Candy Fun

Easter is just around the corner!  Have you started to think about those Easter baskets?  Here is a cute idea. This is Very simple and great for those last minute gifts.  The label is created and colored and then attached to the top of a 1" x 8" Cello bag full of Easter colored M&Ms.

Stamp Set(s) - Everybunny
Card Stock - Whisper White, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery
Ink - StazOn Black; Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight markers
Accessories - 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Certainly Celery Seam Binding, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1"x8" Cellophane Bag, 1/16" Circle Punch, White Baker's Twine

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Happy Birthday

Here is a cute, year round, Birthday card.  I am very fond of the Patterned Party set.  I was in desperate need of a set just for birthdays and this fit the bill!  What is really great about this card is it works for either gender.

Stamp Set(s) - Patterned Party
Card Stock - Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Just Add Cake DS
Ink - Poppy Parade; Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze Markers
Accessories - Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Outlined Thanks

I love this simple little card using two of the free Sale-A-Bration sets.  This is a great card to leave off the sayings until the last minute and be used for any occasion that sneaks up on you. 

Due to the ribbon, I have this card opening at the top (card base is 4-1/4" x 11").  Because I love dimension on my cards, the postage stamps are popped up with Dimensionals.  The only think that bothers me a little with this card is that you can see the ribbon on the inside of the card.  I like to hide all my "hardware", but it isn't that bad.

Stamp Set(s) - Fresh Vintage and Outlined Occasions Sale-A-Bration Sets
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - 1-1/4" Square Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Chocolate Chip Scallop Dotted Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, March 19, 2012

Blossom Flowers

I got inspiration for this card from Marsha Reed, a demonstrator from Iowa.  I know that you are thinking "wow she is using that Mixed Bunch set and matching punch a lot" (okay maybe your not) but I have been because I just LOVE this set and punch!  The potential and ideas are endless.  I am really hoping that these make it from the Occasions Mini Catalog to next years Idea Book and Catalog.  But just in case they don't, be sure to get yours before its too late!

Stamp Set(s) - Raining Flowers, Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock - River Rock, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Ink - Always Artichoke
Accessories - Sticky Strip, Sponge Dauber, Blossom Punch, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls

Friday, March 16, 2012

Card Swap

Last month I got together with my three wonderful and talented downline girls.  We had lots of fun talking Stampin' Up! and swapping cards.  Look at their creations!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Blossom Bunch

This is a cute card that is nice to have on hand for those unexpected occasions.  The flower is two punches with the new Blossoms Punch.  The first is glued flat on the card.  The second, I rolled the petals and attached with a couple glue dots just in the middle.  The final touch is the center dot, stamped with Mixed Blossoms set, punched with 3/4" Circle Punch, attached with a Dimensional.  The center is then covered in Crystal Effects makes it look slick and shiny.


Stamp Set(s) - Mixed Bunch
Card Stock - Whisper White, Twitterpated DS
Ink - Basic Gray
Accessories - 3/4" Circle Punch, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Blossom Punch, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Embossing Folders, Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Here is my St. Patrick's Day card this year.  This picture does not do it justice!  It is beautiful (if I do say so myself).  You cant see it from the picture I misted the entire card with a Champaigne Shimmer Mist Spray.  To make this Shimmer Mist Spray just take a small spray bottle (maybe an old Stampin' Mist bottle) and fill it 3/4 the way full with rubbing alcohol. Add 5-6 drops of Shimmer Paint and shake well to mix. Hold the card about arms length from the spray bottle and spray a couple times to coat the card. It will look wet at first but the rubbing alcohol evaporates and leaves a beautiful shimmer!

Stamp Set(s) - Medallion, Happy St. Patrick's
Card Stock - Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink - Soft Suede, Certainly Celery
Accessories - 5/8" Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Glimmer Brads, Sponge Dauber, Designer Label Punch, Dimensionals, Champaigne Mist Shimmer Paint