Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Thanks Paper Pumpkin Card Reversal

Earlier this year one of the Paper Pumpkin kits had a cool set of Thank You cards using actual felt for the letters. However you were left with the wonderful frame of the word. So a little while ago I saw another creative person do something similar on Pinterest and I said to myself, "I've got to try this!" I cut my Daffodil Delight cardstock to fit a legal size envelope, then the Pacific Point cardstock was cut to fit 1/4" inside the edges. The nice thing about these felted frames was, there was adhesive on the back, so I just went through my scrap paper bin and found a bunch of rainbow bits of fun color to use, cutting them to fit behind the letter opening. The stamp set I used also came from another month of Paper Pumpkin, but I thought it was cute to add those words in black ink. The finishing detail was two candy dots in Daffodil Delight.  I'm going to use these for my classroom volunteers since I want to thank them in a BIG way!
Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Painted Petals and Painted Blooms Cards and Tote Gift Set

Of course, I was inspired from Pinterest, but now can't find the person to give proper credit to. Shucks!  Anyway I was wanting to use up some of my Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from the Spring Occasions catalog (now retired) and make a little matching gift set of very simple cards and tote to offer my customers.  I had saved the tote directions, so I just mixed and match the cardstock colors until I found combinations pleasing to the eye.  The cardstock colors used were Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Blackberry Bliss. The tags on the card fronts can be whatever you'd like. Just a simple stamp and punch out, then raise up with dimensionals on the card front.
The tote is Blushing Bride cardstock and a pretty stamped scene using the Painted Petals stamp set on Whisper White cut out with the retired Top Note Die. 
This is fast and easy, but a sure pleaser if given to a friend or loved one!

Thanks for taking a peek!
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June Stamp Club Cards

Hello and Happy June!  I had to resort to more CASing for my June Classes since the end of school was drawing close. Thanks Pinterest!!!  I provided a variety for June at least!

Amy Kunkle designed this lovely card and even provided a stamping video to teach how to get really clean and solid stamped images with the photopolymer balloon stamps that come in the Celebrate Today set with coordinating Framelits. Her word balloon was attached to the lower right corner but I had a little "boo-boo" so my balloon had to go in the upper left area. The card is super simple once you get the inking technique down. Colors are Blushing Bride and Smokey Slate on Whisper White. I used a non - SU baker's twine in gray and white and tied it around the balloon then added two dots of liquid tombow glue to barely hold the string in place.

This collection of beautiful cards were designed by the SU Company Concept Artists and shared at the SU South Pacific Convention where I watched the online videos after the fact. This lovely flower is in the new Annual Catalog as a Hostess Set and is called Best Thoughts. The card in the lower right corner is one of the new In-Colors - Watermelon Wonder. The rest of the colors are Tangerine Tango (top left), Hello Honey (top right), and Pink Pirouette (bottom left.)  Neutrals Color Collection provided the Black and White diagonal DSP. Pearl accents and Whisper White Baker's Twine or thick baker's twine finish off this simple thoughtful card.

A CASe of Rachel Tessman's graduation card using the Sassy Salutations stamp set, except I changed up the embossing folder to the Chevron EF and used our local high school colors of Cherry Cobbler and Hello Honey (Maroon and Gold) along with the Whisper White. The saying was stamped also in Cherry Cobbler. The diploma is just a small piece of vellum tied with gold ribbon.

Inspired by Bronwyn Eastley of addINKtive designs, but I made it my own by placing the doily and butterfly in the center of the card. Crumb Cake is the base with rounded corners and sponged edges. Then layer on the doily and a pool party 2-1/2 in circle and a 2-1/4 in circle of Painted Petals DSP. Finish it off with a Blackberry Bliss butterfly cut with the Butterfly Thinlets. Stamp the greeting using the Sassy Salutations set in Blackberry Bliss ink. Finish it off with a bow on the butterfly, Linen Thread at the fold and two coordinating Candy Dots.

I was trying to use up my stash of Adventure Bound DSP to make a masculine Birthday or Father's Day Card, when I found this great CASe from Amanda Mertz of Did You Stamp Today? Behind the card you can see the other pairs of colors I combined to have an assortment of cards for men. Super easy, after stamping the greeting, just color in the open letters with the white uni-ball pen and finish it off with a little vanilla and gold baker's twine. 

Hope you enjoyed your visit. Come on by again!

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May Stamp Club Cards

Sorry for the delay in posting, the end of the school year slowed me way down! So that is why I Cased and tweaked the cards we made at our May Stamp Club.

I cased the layout from Bekka at www.feeling-crafty.co.uk but used a different stamp set called Best Day Ever from the Sale-a-bration Brochure from earlier this spring. The words are stamped in Soft Suede ink. The matching Best Year Ever DSP compliments the Soft Suede, Calypso Coral and Whisper White Cardstocks. The cute little Bow Builder Punch is really fun to work with. Glue dots are the trick for assembling the bow. Rhinestone jewels go on top of the periods for the necessary bling! The trick to cutting the angles is to place a light pencil dot where you want the bow to go and then use your Stampin' Trimmer to cut each angle from the dot to the corner. Very cute! 

I totally cased this card from Donna Kish (donnas-stampswellwithothers.blogspot.com) but I loved it so much, being a chocolate lover and all. The photopolymer stamp set is Lovely Amazing You. Pistachio Pudding, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstocks were used, plus the Irresistibly Yours DSP from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Chocolate Chip ink was sponged on top of the mini embossed polka dots and wiped with a tissue. The chocolate bar was made with scraps of Chocolate Chip cardstock and also sponged around the edges with Chocolate Chip ink too. Add Melon Mambo mini hearts and a thick baker's twine bow to complete the design.

Inspired by many similar designs on Pinterest using the Balloon Bash stamp set. Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White cardstock plus sheets from the Stacked With Love DSP Stack with an accented black ribbon and bow. The chalkboard paper had the imaged stamped then heat embossed with white embossing powder. When cool, the now discontinued Blendabilities pens were used to color the border and banner parts of the stamped image. 

Another CASE from Tina Rappe at Stampin' Studio using the Sheltering Tree set. It's hard to tell but this card is a tri-fold. I changed up Tina's design by placing the white word banner at an angle so more of the tree can show. Also I stamped hearts all over the tree, just because it went with the saying. The Color combination was Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Real Red and Basic Gray. Use your Oval Framelits and Big Shot to make the card front, then emboss it through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Finish it off with the Candy Dots.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

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