Friday, February 27, 2015

Irresistible in the Garden

It was really difficult to get a good picture of this card! As you know, I'm a big fan of yellow, so of course I had to try Crushed Curry on the Irresistibly Yours DSP! Then I thought the little flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack coordinated so well with the flowers on the print, so I added a few punched from vellum scraps. I used the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities to color tiny pearls for the center of each punched flower.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is really the star of the show here, so I let it shine! This paper is so versatile! Make sure you get yours before Sale-a-bration is over!

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Irresistibly Yours DSP (SAB)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Blendabilities in Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, 1/2" circle punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (flower punch), Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Pearls

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Calypso Celebration

I love the Sale-a-bration set Big Day! So easy to make birthday cards with, and that's what I make the most.

For this card, I was brave and used circles instead of banners. {wink} It really changes the look of the set, don't you think? I used the Starburst Framelits to cut out the main sentiment, then a plain Circle Framelit to mat it. Those little Calypso Coral Pompoms are so fun! The trim is a little bit stretchy, and they just add a yummy texture element to any card. I used the Calypso Coral Blendabilities to color a couple of the words, a few sequins for bling, and the wonderful Best Year Ever DSP (SAB).

A fun card that went together quickly!

Stamps: Big Day (SAB)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Best Year Ever (SAB), Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Starburst Framelits, Circle Framelits, Calypso Coral Pompom Trim, Gold Sequin Trim

Monday, February 23, 2015

Irresistible Baby--with a pompom!

Another sample with the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper, available only during Sale-a-bration. I sponged Pistachio Pudding in an ombre effect, then used the One Tag Fits All set to create the tag.

The pompom was so fun to make! I used Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine and the Whisper White and Wild Wasabi Cotton Twines from the Painted Blooms pack. The pompom adds a lot of texture, and I think that makes for a fun card!

Stamps: One Tag Fits All
Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours DSP (SAB), So Saffron
Ink: Memento Black, Pistachio Pudding, Pistachio Pudding Marker
Accessories: Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, sponge

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Celebrating the Bow Builder Punch

Oh, I love the Bow Builder Punch! It makes every card cuter, and it's fun to put together.

Stamps: Four You
Paper: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Stacked with Love DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate, Blendabilities in Smoky Slate
Accessories: Bow Builder Punch, Smoky Slate Baker's Twine, Rhinestones

Friday, February 20, 2015

Golden Curry Birthday and a sketch

In all my experimenting while making cards for last night's Stamp Club meeting, I left quite a few "bits & pieces" around my craft room. So one day this week, while cleaning up, I got distracted trying to use this 4 1/4" square card with a piece of Best Year Ever DSP (SAB). Magically, I saw the Freshly Made Sketches challenge here:
and everything clicked! The stamps are from the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit--some of my favorite stamps ever! I combined them with the One Tag Fits All tag image, as well as the coordinating Note Tag Punch. A few little bits of gold to make it sparkle, and this card was done! Funny how some cards take forever, and others just fall into place!

One of my goals this year was to make time every day to stamp. I haven't hit every day, but I have hit *most* days, and the result was just what I expected: more ideas, more inspiration, more creating, and more mess. Ha!

Stamps: Dec 2014 Paper Pumpkin, One Tag Fits All
Paper: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Gold Glimmer Paper, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB)
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede
Accessories: Note Tag Punch, 1/8" Gold Ribbon

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Black & White Bows

I'm a bit stuck on this color combination right now: Black, White, and Coastal Cabana. Yummy!  I'm trying to channel my "hungry" into crafting, so, yummy colors, it is!

We'll be making this card tonight at Stamp Club, and I can't wait for everyone to try this punch! So fun, so easy, and so *tiny*!!!

Would like to join a stamp club??? Let me know if you're interested!

Stamps: And Many More  
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Back to Black DSP, Stacked with Love DSP  
Ink: Staz On Black  
Accessories: Bow Builder Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, dimensionals, glue dots

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February Paper Pumpkin!

February's Paper Pumpkin arrived on my doorstep on Saturday, and look at the project! I love the stamp images, and those delicious felt letter stickers are definitely a win! 8 sets of this accordion card, people!

Not only that, you get these adorable boxes to put them in:
8 cutie-pie boxes and 8 accordion cards. Hmmmmm. So many possibilities!

Get your Paper Pumpkin subscription NOW, before you miss any more great kits! Don't forget, a 3-month subscription is on sale during Sale-abration, so you can order one ($54.95) AND you qualify for a free Sale-a-bration item!

Just click here to add a 3-month subscription to your  next order! You can give it as a gift, too! You'll receive a subscription code email after your purchase, and you can keep it or send it to someone would love a creative surprise in the mail.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Celebrating with Sale-a-bration

I've spent quite a bit of time playing with the Sale-a-bration set "Big Day" lately. As you know, I'm always in need of more birthday cards, and this is an easy set to use! I got stuck on banners at first, as you can see in this first sample here, but I did eventually move on!

I wanted to use the Sale-a-bration DSP "Best Year Ever" to make a masculine birthday card. Many of the patterns have Calypso Coral in them, which is pretty decidedly a pink in my book. This pattern really stood out, though, first because I love Crushed Curry, and second because NO PINK!

The burlap gives it texture and a reassuring manliness, don't you think? Just in case a guy received it and thought, "Is this really manly enough?" Burlap--make it manly.

Stamps: Big Day (Sale-a-bration)
Paper: Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP (Sale-a-bration)
Ink: Crushed Curry
Accessories: Banners Framelits, Burlap Ribbon, Tiny Triangles embossing folder

Friday, February 13, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Shaker Card

Paper Pumpkin makes crafting easy and fun! No preparation, very little mess, and a *useful* finished project. What more could you want?

This shaker card is from the December kit. I love all the stars and sequins.

Do you have your Paper Pumpkin subscription yet? This is a great time to sign up, with the sale on a prepaid 3-month subscription. Now just $54.95, you can use it for your Club purchase or add it to an order. AND you qualify for a free Sale-a-bration item!

Just click here to add a 3-month subscription to your  next order! You can give it as a gift, too! You'll receive a subscription code email after your purchase, and you can keep it or send it to someone as a great Valentine that keeps on giving.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

You're Sweet!

Need a last minute Valentine?? This one is quick to put together! Punch out hearts from your favorite papers, add your greeting, and mount it on a card base.

Hope your Valentine projects are all ready to go for the weekend!

Stamps: You Plus Me
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Stacked with Love DSP
Ink: Real Red, PLxSU Journaling Pens
Accessories: Sweetheart Punch

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New Weekly Deals!

Check out the Weekly Deals here or click on the pictures in the sidebar ---------->

Venetian Trim is one of my favorites!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mini treat bags for cake day!

Two more nephews with birthdays! They all grow up so fast! Both these boys (12 & 13) received movie gift cards, as you can see. The mini treat bags are so easy to put together, and they're the perfect size to hold a gift card!

Stamps: Age Awareness
Paper: Kraft gift wrap (clearance rack), Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: baker's twine

Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentine Mini Treat Bag

I just love this new thinlits set, the Mini Treat Bag! This one uses some of the kraft wrapping paper from the Clearance Rack at my Stampin' Up website. It's a great deal right now at $3.99 for 2 rolls, and there are so many things to do with it! This one was part of my Valentines Day Class, so it has an obvious theme.;-)

I'll be posting more of these darling little bags, so be prepared and order your Thinlits today! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Palooza!

--from the January 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit--Valentines!

Did you know the 3-month Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription is on special? For a limited time, you can get $5 off the 3-month subscription AND qualify for a Sale-a-bration item of your choice! A great side benefit of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber is that you can order past kits, too (like the adorable one from January!).

 3 months
$59.85 $54.85

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New Weekly Deals!

Wow! I'll be adding the Ornate Tag Punch and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper to my next order! Check out these great Weekly Deals:

Monday, February 2, 2015

Wood you be mine???

Now that it's officially February, I'm itching to share all the Valentine cards I've been making! This is such a fun set for making cards for the man in your life! My husband has lots of woodchopping in his past, as well as a few lumberjacks in his family history. This set is perfect for him!

It's a photopolymer set, which makes it easy to "layer" the shirt over the main lumberjack image or the forest  images over each other.

Stamps: Wood You Be Mine   
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, In Color DSP Stack 2013-15   
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Blendabilities   
Accessories: Woodgrain embossing folder, Deco Labels Collection framelits, dimensionals