Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunny sunflowers

My internet connection has been sporadic at best the last few weeks. That should hopefully be fixed late tomorrow (new ISP)! 

And to my friends keeping Yom Kippur, may you have an easy fast. 

This is a half-pint jar decorated with Daisy die cuts and a large chocolate brad. I finished it off with a bow of 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Simple Lattice

This card is a simplified version of this one I showed you during Convention. I swapped some of these as general swaps, and we also made it at Card Buffet! I stamped the image from Pendant Park in Whisper White Craft and embossed with White embossing powder. It gives a really bright, white image that way! I pierced the center of the lattice and added a brad, then cut bits of dimensionals to hide on the back of the lattice. It's popped up, giving a really great depth to the "window" feel I was going for.


Stamps: Pendant Park
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice Die, White Embossing Powder, White Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Brads, dimensionals

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More Medallion

You've seen them *everywhere*, I know! Medallion cards, that is. It's because you really cannot make a bad card with this stamp! How is that for an iron-clad guarantee??? I do think you get the best ink coverage by using a brayer to apply the ink to this stamp. It works for simple (like this one) or extravagant cards. You can punch out parts of it, pierce the whole thing, do techniques--the possibilities are endless!


Stamps: Medallion, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Accessories: Eyelet Edge Punch, brayer, sponge, Chocolate Jumbo Brad, paper piercer 

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Halloween class deadline!

Don't forget, Monday (9/21) morning at 9 am is the deadline to 
sign up for my upcoming Halloween class! 

You can pay by Paypal {cardbuffet at gmail dot com} or by dropping off cash or check to me. 

Ode to the Top Note Die

Ahh, the Top Note die! I think that I shall never see, a die as lovely . . .   Ooh, sorry. Guess I got carried away a little! 

I love to make these Top Note Flap cards! So easy, yet such a fun twist on a standard card size and shape. I cut the cardstock at 4 1/4 x 11, then score at 5 1/2 and fold. Place folded cardstock onto the Top Note Die, so that just the tops of the "shoulders" and the point still show above the cardstock. This gives you a hinged Top Note that is so fun to decorate! 

The So Saffron strip on the left side is run through the Crimper, but it's a little hard to see in the photo. 

Stamps: Simply Said, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Cameo Coral
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Crimper, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Modern Label Punch, Earth Elements Brads, Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Once upon a time . . .

I love the Tall Tales Designer Series Paper! When I first saw this print, it made me think of the Cherry Blossom Embosslit--it's like they were made for each other! We made this card at a Card Buffet, and I have a few on hand for me! 

Stamps: Heard from the Heart
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tall Tales DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Cherry Blossom Embosslit, Saffron Button (Fresh Favorites II), Embroidery floss

Monday, September 14, 2009

Razzleberry Goodness

I just wanted to eat this notebook! LOL I made it with my Bind It All and the chipboard from the back of a package of Designer Series paper. I also got to use the ever-popular Daisy die for the embellishment. The notebook went in my hostess gift basket, and it was chosen by Wendy!
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Big Shot, Daisies Die, Designer Brads: Star, Bind It All

Friday, September 11, 2009

Watercolored Jars

This was a card we made at Card Buffet this week. It's from the Level 1 hostess set Country Morning. I'm not a very good watercolorer, but I love to do it anyway! And I've given myself permission to be just mediocre at it! LOL

I love autumn colors--they just suit me. So I used some of my favorite Stampin Up colors on this card. The DSP is from The Write Stuff Specialty pack (115674, page 163).

Stamps: Country Morning, A Little Birthday Cheer
Paper: Old Olive, The Write Stuff DSP, Basic Black, Really Rust, Watercolor Paper
Ink: StazOn Black, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, Aquapainter

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

How many days???

It's never too early to think about Christmas, right? This year at Convention, I participated in a Christmas card swap at the Stampin Addicts Meet n Greet. I received some wonderful ideas! The swap required at least one "new" thing, so I chose the color Bermuda Bay. It's not normally a color I use at Christmas, but I love the way it turned out!

On the Bermuda Bay layer, I used wax paper to pounce Bermuda Bay ink all over the cardstock. It gives a nice texture--as little or as much as you like.

I stamped the flowers from Christ Is Born (one of my favorite all time sets!) with Ruby Red Craft ink, then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Using the Tombow Multi Glue, I put dots in the centers of the poinsettias and dipped them in Aqua Fine Supernover glitter! After I let all that shiny stuff dry, I cut out the flowers, bent up the petals a bit, and adhered them to the card with dimensionals.

With the White Organza Ribbon, some paper piercing, and a rhinestone brad in the corner, the card was set to go!

If you'd like to start on your Christmas cards early this year, be watching for my Christmas Card Class in October!

Stamps: Christ Is Born
Paper: Ruby Red, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Ruby Red Craft and Classic, Bermuda Bay Classic
Accessories: Wax paper, paper piercer, Mat Pack, Rhinestone brads, Whisper White Organza ribbon, dimensionals

Monday, September 7, 2009

Latticed Window

The Lattice Die (115958, page 198 of the Stampin Up Catalog) was at the top of my "must have" list! This card was inspired by Sarah Wills. We made it at August's Club meeting.

First, die cut the lattice from the front of your card. Then die cut the lattice from coordinating DSP (here I used Cottage Wall 115671, page 160--yummy). Cut a square from the Window Sheets (114323, page 158). Adhere the DSP lattice to the Window Sheet, and then adhere the Window Sheet to the inside of the card! I added a layer of Elegant Eggplant inside my card, to give it some contrast. Ta da!

Have a great Monday!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice Die, Glue Dots, Window Sheets, White Gel Pen

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stampin Up Holiday Mini

The designers at Stampin Up have outdone themselves again! The 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog is gorgeous! If you didn't receive one in the mail, please contact me for a copy. You can also view it here: 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog.

You can place an order any time at my Stampin Up Website! Even in your jammies! Just click Shop Now, and the world is yours! Well, the Stampin Up world! :-)