Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stampin Up Easter Card

Today, I'm sharing the card I made for the February Ladies Play with Paper club.  We were supposed to meet last Thursday, but like winter in Minnesota tends to be unpredictable, we had a horrible snowstorm and we moved our meeting to this coming Wednesday.  I thought I'd share my card with you anyway.  The theme for the month is Easter.  

 I used two different embossing folders for lots of texture.
 I made the flowers with the  7/8" circle punch with three layers.  I used the bird punch for the leaves, the window word and the modern label punches as well.

 Here are a few side views.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ladies Play with Paper Stampin Up Note Card: Secret Garden and Cannery Framelits

Those of you who are familiar with my blog know that I belong to a group of ladies who get together and play with paper once a month, LPP :)

Well, we got together for February, and it was my friend Tara's turn to provide the projects we would make.  She came up with an ADORABLE card that used the cannery framelit set with the Secret Garden stamp set and framelits.  I fell so in love with the design, I borrowed the items from her so I could make more! 

Here is my version of the card Tara had us make.

I used Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit on this card.  The pattern paper is called Print Poetry and is retired.

Thank you Tara!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lattice Look Greeting Card--Pinterest Inspired Greeting Card

I didn't have the lattice die that this card was made with, but I worked with what I had to see what I could come up with. The color scheme is the same as my last post: Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, and Print Poetry DSP. This card is inspired by a card that my friend Norma saw on Pinterest 
This is the card that Norma saw.

 Here is the card I made.

I used a larger flower set and punch.  I also used the bird punch for the "leaves" of the flowers.  I used Not Quite Navy, and the pattern paper is retired from a paper stack I got called Print Poetry. The base is from a retired confetti kraft.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Birthday Wishes Hexagon (Six-Sided Sampler) and Honeycomb Greeting Card

Welcome to 2014!  I'm hoping that this year brings everyone blessings abound!

Today I'm sharing with you a simple card I made with some clearance rack DSP Print Poetry.  It coordinated nicely with Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake, which are the two colors of carstock I paired it with.
  I punched two hexagons from two different pattern papers in the pack I mentioned earlier.  I also stamped and punched two hexagons from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set (the alphabet and dot backgrounds).  

I used the honeycomb embossing folder on the Not Quite Navy.

 The birthday greeting is from Petite Pairs.

 It's difficult to tell from the photos, but I popped up one hexagon in each row for more dimension.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Navy and White Tree Stampin up Christmas Card

Merry Christmas Eve!  This will be the last card until after the holidays.  Wishing you

 I went back to one of my favorite stamp sets, Lovely as a Tree with lots of layers of Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock.  

 I accented the card with a trio of silver brads.  I used white embossing powder for the tree

 I used an embossing folder for extra texture and dimension.

Here is a final look at the card.

Merry Christmas and Happy  Holidays!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Stampin Up Birthday cards--Girly and Feminine

I should be posting Christmas cards this being December 23rd, but I haven't gotten anymore Christmas cards made--I have a few days, right?!

So, instead, here are two simple, girly birthday cards.  

The common theme is birthday and polka-dots.  I LOVE polka-dots!

This color scheme is one of my favorites--browns and pinks

This card works for a child, tween or someone who just likes brown and pink!

 This card is another favorite color combo of greens and pinks, and again works for child, tween or adult

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Stampin Up Banner 2014 SAB Sneak Peak Greeting Card

I was so excited to get the banner stamp and punch for the early preview the demonstrators can earn.  Here is a card I made with an old and new idea in my head.  Old Sale-A-Bration paper combined with new Sale-A-Bration stamp and punch.  I needed a Valentine's theme card for my Ladies Play with Paper club card exchange.  I ended up make three because I wasn't happy with anything I put together.   Finally, I liked this one!
 The base of this card is Island Indigo with a layer of Sycamore Street DSP from last year's SAB.  I stamped all the pieces of the banner in coordinating colors:  Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo and Ridinghood Red, and then punched them each out.  I used a small heart punch (non-SU) and punched two Tangerine Tango hearts to begin and end the banner.

 The large heart is from I Heart Hearts, and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in Island Idigo and Pool Party respectively.

 I added a layer of Tangerine Tango that I scallop punched one side of and added a piece of ruffled Island Indigo ribbon to the center.

Here is a closer look at the banner.
One more final look at the card.

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stampin Up Welcome Baby Dresser Shaped Greeting Card and Tutorial

Today I'm sharing with you a card I made for a baby swap.  I had been looking at a ton of dresser cards online and was inspired by them all!  It was overwhelming, so I used some of the features that struck me the most.

 I used various neutral colors for the "quilt" hanging out of the third drawer.  It's difficult to see in the photos, but I used two different embossing folders to add texture also.

 In this view I think you can see the embossing I did around each "drawer" for more detail.

 I used the Stampin Up set called Petite Pairs for the outside and inside sentiments.

So, I've received a few requests for how I made the card including dimensions so here are a few simple photos with the details of what I did to create this card.

Please let me know if I've forgotten anything helpful for you!

Happy Creating!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Petite Pairs and Elements of Style Sympathy Card

With the Christmas Season in full swing, there is also sadness and loss.  My dear friend lost her grandmother earlier this week.  So, along with her Christmas card I mailed this sympathy card to her today.

 The card is monochromatic with Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White as the only colors used.

 I used the flower from Elements of Style, and embossed it in white embossing powder and then used a sponge with Wisteria Wonder ink around the image to make it pop.

 The greeting on the front and the sentiment inside are from Petite Pairs and read, "sending sympathy and prayers..." and "to heal your heart."

I used the ruffled ribbon, also in Wisteria Wonder.

Here is another look at the card.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Label Love and Layers Stampin Up Greeting Card

Today's card is made using one of my favorite stamp sets from the 2013-2014 Stampin Up Catalog called Label Love.  It comes as a bundle, and for me, it was totally worth it!

 I used a base of Eggplant Envy with layers of Black, Wisteria Wonder and banners in Whisper White, and Eggplant Envy, more Black and Wisteria Wonder...See now why I called this post Label Love and Layers?  This is a THICK card!

The sentiment from Label Love that I used was "just for you".  I punched it out with the matching punch.  I wrapped the purple banner with Baker's Twine.

 Two layers of Wisteria Wonder and one layer of Eggplant Envy are embossed with the Mosaic Madness embossing folder...Another one of my favorites from this year's catalog.

 One of the things I love about the embossing folders is that they add so much that you can make cards without adding the cost of DSP (designer series paper/pattern paper) if you so choose.

Here is a final look at the card.

Thanks for stopping by!