Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stampin Up Birthday card

My 20 something yr old grandson has a birthday coming up next week so this is it.  I did the base card in Marina Mist, then used the new Hardwood background stamp in Smoky Slate on Whisper White.

I used one of the Chalk Talk dies with a sentiment from Remembering your birthday, this one has a matching one for inside. I also used stamps from Gorgeous Grunge and Perfect Pennets to help grunge it up a bit

The paper for the inside of the envelop was a retired piece I had to use for things like this. I hoard my current DSP.

I used the Envelop liner framelits to cut it to size.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stampin Up class project

We had a class yesterday and of the 3 projects this was everyone's favorite.  I must say, I love it as well.   Not being much of a Washi tape lover, I hadn't bought any, until Stampin Up did them in gold!
(Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape set-133000) (Occasions mini Catalog)
Wow, love it, and paired with one of the vellum papers in the new vellum DSP pack,(Fancy Foil Designer vellum-gold-133363)(Silver-133364) does it get any better.  Also, if you have ever used vellum you know how hard it is to glue down without the glue showing, the Washi tape accomplished that, I simply overlapped it slightly. The hearts in the middle of the card are from the vellum paper.

I used the oval frame in the Designer Frames embossing folder, then cut around the outside edge. Stamped the sentiment (Yippee Skippee) in gold (allow to dry for a while or hit it with the heat gun to dry the ink, then cut it out using the xl oval punch.

I choose one flower from the Petite Petals bundle and stamped them using Real red CS and White embossing ink and white embossing powder, then punched. (Clear bundle-134822, Occasions mini)
I finished it off with Gold Bakers Twine (132975)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mojo Monday 330, Happy Birthday

Today I needed a Birthday card, my oldest grandson will be the recipient. I missed it by a couple days, so hope he doesn't hold that against me, but it's going in the mailbox in just a few min.

Todays sketch called for a tall narrow card, mine is 5 1/2"x 3 3/4".
The Birthday Basics DSP (130145) brightened it up a lot and I used my envelop liner framelits to make the inside piece for the envelop to match, just adds a touch of class.

I used my Core'dinations in Baked Brown Sugar for the layer over the base Very Vanilla. I used sandpaper to get that great look.  Along side that is the Birthday basics and on top of both Gumball green stitched satin ribbon.  I got to use my new Hardwood stamp for the first time, love it! Look at the great groves it gives, it is just Baked brown sugar with the same color ink on top.

The sentiment is from Delightful Doz, and was cut using one of the dies from the Circle framelits. (130911), the green under it was using the 2 1/2" circle punch, it gave me a narrower green for the framing.
Here is the sketch.  Come play along, it's a lot of fun.

Hope you enjoyed this one, come back and visit again soon.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pals Paper Arts 189 Good Thoughts

Good morning! Beautiful day here in Northern AZ.  This mornings card was made using the sketch at PPA.

It is open to everyone, so feel free to give it a try, you'll find it HERE

My card today started with Whisper White cardstock then a piece of the Fresh Prints paper stack layered over Coastal Cabana.  If you like paper that is sized for cards and not so much scrapbooking this is the stack for you. They are 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", very usable, and double sided, love, love, love the colors on this piece.
A piece of Crumb Cake goes across with 3/8" Ruffled Stretch trim ribbon attached to the bottom. The sentiment and heart stamped on are from Perfect Pennants stamp set, a new set in the Occasions catalog. I used one of the Labels collection framelits to die cut the sentiment out and used the heart punch from the main catalog to punch a second heart. I also did a bit of inking around the die cut to make it stand out over the white.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration.  

Monday, January 20, 2014

Mojo Monday 329, Stampin Up Thanks

There is a story behind this card.  I've been away, we went to Quartzsite AZ for a rally and as we usually do we spent several extra days.   But on the wed night before the rally started on thursday, I came down with the flu, spent the whole day in bed.
While I was sleeping life away a group of my friends found a fabric store going out of business and selling out at very cheap prices. Sweetly, knowing I'd be upset at missing out, one of them picked up a few things for me.  So, a huge thank you is in order for Pat.

I don't usually use two strong colors together like this, but there is an exception for everything, right? To be able to use what I wanted it just had to be.

Colors used are:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral

Supplies: Labels Collection Framelit dies (125598),  Yippee-Skippee sentiment set, Candy dots,
(Love those candy dots!), Edgelits Large Scallop die (127019),  Chevron Ribbon.  And the new decorative dots embossing folder.   I just love how the dots appear random.

So sorry I have been unable to post for such a long stretch, but I am back. Hope I have managed to inspire you a little bit.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pals Paper Arts Challenge 187

Time for another PPA challenge. Please feel free to join in. They start every thursday, 2 color challenges then 2 sketch challenges. Always fun.
Here are todays colors:
Easy and fun colors. 
I also used the new Scallops embossing folder (132971) from the new Occasions mini catalog, on just one part of the real red, I love this new folder!

On the other side I made myself a banner using one of the prints in the Fresh Prints DSP stack, (132996) these are the smaller stacks, 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", so very usable for cards. Also in the Occasions catalog. 

I stamped the sentiment, Happy Watercolor stamp set, also from the new Occasions Catalog on Whisper White CS, then cut using my Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), and cut the next size up from Real read to put under it.

That's it! Simple and pretty clean, but very cute.
IF you would like to browse the .pdf version of the catalog or place an order, or find out what else is going on in SU land, please go HERE

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mojo Monday 327, Stampin Up

Good morning, I'm a bit late this week, but I got here.  I have company, so this will be short and sweet.
Some new products here from the Occasions catalog.  (132996) I am really loving the Fresh Prints DSP. This is the card sized version, 4 1/2" x 6 1/5". So very usable for cards and smaller things.

I picked the colors out of the DSP, Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White.

The Heart image is Language of Love, from the new Occasions catalog.

The sentiment is from Really good greetings, such fun sentiments in that set.

I also used a new embossing folder, you are getting a sneak peek at the Decorative Dots embossing folder. A free choice in the SAB brochure. It goes live on Jan 28th!  For each $50 you spend in a current catalog, you can choose one item from the SAB.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week.

Here is the sketch:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Stampin Up weekly deals

Just a reminder that Stampin Up is still continuing with weekly deals, so here is this weeks.
and a Link to purchase.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Pals Paper Arts 186

Happy New Year everyone! My first post of the year is the first PPA challenge for 2014, and it comes with lots of bling!  I'm pretty sure it's going to be hubbys Valentines card.

I'm not a huge Washi tape fan and had avoided buying any up till now, but the Watercolor Wonder gold washi tapes were just too hard to resist!
The colors of this challenge are Island Indigo, Gold, and Whisper White.  I have both the gold Washi Tape and a heart cut from our Brushed Gold card stock. (102935)  It has a gorgeous shimmer, it doesn't show well online unfortunately, but take my word for it, it's gorgeous.
I also tossed in my sentiment done in Gold Metallic Encore ink then I used gold embossing powder.

My card started with a piece of SU paper Doily and built up from there. I finished off with some rhinestones, they also never show well, but they sure glimmer in person.
I used two stamp sets, Hearts a Flutter and for the sentiment, Delightful Dozen. I cut the hearts out using the Hearts a Flutter die cuts.

Here are the Delightful Dozen sentiments:

Thanks for stopping by today, hope I've given you some inspiration.