Sunday, November 30, 2008
Today, and the next few postings on my blog, I will be showing "quickie" cards to put together. Especially being the holidays are here and our time is limited. So when you need a quick birthday card or start your 20, 30, 50 count Christmas cards these will be simple to duplicate.
The first card is using your circle punches, SU! So Swirly wheel, paper piercing, dimensionals, etc. Very fun card to jazz up the colors, saying or make a masculine card with this idea!
My second card, if you can see in the photo, I used my CuttleBug embossing folder "Numbers" to give this fun birthday card some extra punch. My SU! scallop punch is what gave the fun edge around "Happy Birthday" to make the affect of an honor ribbon. Tip: Punch Scallop Circle from your card stock then rotate to punch again. Very easy!
Enjoy! I hope you are wrapping up a terrific weekend and ready for the new week... Chat soon! Thanks for the visit as I totally love it!
Stamps: SU! Priceless, SU! So Swirly wheel. Paper: SU! Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, DP (K&I Memories, Target $1 Spot, Heidi Grace Designs) Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa. Accessories: SU! Dimensionals, paper piercing, circle punches (1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 3/8") SU! round corner punch, etc.
Stamps: SU! BG Canvas and SU! So Many Scallops (Sale-a-Bration) Paper: SU! Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Creamy Caramel, Summer Sun, Whisper White, DP Ink: SU! Summer Sun, Real Red and Brilliant Blue Markers, SU! Creamy Caramel. Accessories: Ribbon Target $1 spot, Stars (JoAnn's), SU! Scallop Circle Punch, SU! 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Dimensionals, etc.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Today's card was inspired by Danielle at Fat Cat Stamper. Take a visit sometime and absorb her eye candy! This makes a nice Wedding, Anniversary, or Just Because card. The colors are very soft and unisex. For my added bling I attached a snap to my heart and then took my hammer to flatten it. That made a perfect spot to put my 1/2 pearl on. (The ribbon was from Target Club Wed section.) My CB embossing was darkened by using a sponge with Creamy Caramel to pop the images and give an aged affect.
Thanks for visiting! Take time out for stamping this weekend and get those Christmas cards going... it's creeping up!
Stamps: SU! Always and Baroque Motifs Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Sky Blue, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Brocade Blue Ink: SU! Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Craft White, Brocade Blue. Accessories: Ribbon (Target), pop dots, Copper snap, 1/2 pearl, CB embossing folder (Textile).
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
My second card is another very SIMPLE lay-out for mailing multiple cards. I just LOVE the saying "I'm not fat... I'm Fluffy!" That's what I like to say when I add a few pounds over the holidays!! WOWZA! :)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Now, on to more interesting business here at hand... Christmas cards! :) I enjoy non-traditional Christmas cards. The colors are bright, and very jolly for the holidays. My top card has a large Foamie glitter snowflake using my CuttleBug Ice Crystal die. (I love this die.) I added a sequin
snowflake to the center and SU! red gingham
ribbon. I think what also adds the "JOLLY" part to this card is my "large" green rick-rack. Happy Holiday is a rub-on.
My second card I used Martha Stewart snowflake punches, and a small Foamie glitter snowflake. Rhinestone give more bling and I used my 1/16" hole punch on my scallops to add more fun.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and wishing you lots of Smiles!!! :)
Recipe for both cards
Stamps: SU! Tinny Talk Paper: SU! Confetti White, Whisper White, Positively Pink, DP K&I Memories and Cloud 9 Design. Ink: SU! Basic Black Accessories: MS Snowflake Punch, Scallop scissors, Rhinestones, 1/16" hole punch, CB Ice Crystal Die, White Foamie with glitter, SU! Red Gingham ribbon, Snowflake sequins, Green Rick-Rack, Mary square scallop punch, paper piercing, pop dots,etc.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Bottom photo is a close up of the ornaments, snowflakes, etc.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Hope your day is going well so far and a fantastic day ahead... :) Busy week for me (as I'm sure for many of you!) so I'm pre-posting on my blog so you have eye candy to see! This card is inspired by a crative stamper on Split Coast. Click here to view! I changed a few things on my design with punching the centers out of the large stars, adding stickles to the small stars and using my Round Tab punch a couple different ways. The solid red "Celebrate" in the top photo is a sticker from DCWV. (Die Cuts With a View) I love this lay-out for Masculine and Children cards!
Enjoy the cards, life and I hope you have a chance to Stamp and Smile today...
Recipe for both cards....
Stamps: SU! Celebrate Everything, Heard from the Heart. Paper: SU! Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Going Gray, DP (Sassafras & DCWV), Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Only Orange, Summer Sun. Ink: SU! Basic Black and Brilliant Blue. Accessories: SU! Large and Small star punches, SU! Round Tab and Spiral Punches, Round Corner Punch, Stamp Positioner, Pop Dots, staples, "red Celebrate" sticker from DCWV.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Happy Monday morning everyone! Well, the weekend flew by and I'm not sure where it went. The weather was cloudy, cold and snow flurries on and off. Now the skinny on the card for today's post... I've been having so much fun using SU! punches lately. I used a friends Curly Label punch and it's on my WISH LIST!! I white embossed the two image from the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set and the center image is stamped with SU! Marvelous Magenta (retired). Then I added Stardust Stickles for contrast. For some added "fun" I used a pink rhinestone to top my "I" in Happiness.
Thanks for the visit today and always! I love the comments.... Stamp and Smile!
Stamps: SU! Pocket Silhouettes and Sincere Salutations. Paper: SU! Perfect Plum, Marvelous Magenta (retired), Mauve Mist (Retired), Kraft, Very Vanilla and DP K & Company. Ink: SU! Craft White, Marvelous Magenta, Perfect Plum. Accessories: SU! Circle, Oval, Designer Label and Curly Label Punches, Rhinestone, Stickles, Ribbon (Target Club Wed), SU! white embossing powder, paper piercing, sponges, etc.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Happy Saturday Morning stampers! I hope your weekend finds you stamping at some point for R&R or just catching up on those needed birthday cards. I love the new SU! Top Note Die. I can't believe what is created with it. So may lovely cards, owls, snowman, Frankensteins, toppers to bags, lipstick holder (which I seen at my Stampin' and Scrapin' event last weekend from a SU! Demonstrator.) My "happy" little snowman was sooooo fun to make! I white embossed the Holiday Greetings and used my SU! felt flurries with red gingham ribbon to give his top hat some bling. The eyes I used SU! Basic Gray to shadow around the edges being it's white on white. I cut free handed on the carrot nose! :)
My Season's Greetings card is using Basic Gray's DP. The letters are flocked which I purchased a packet on clearance at Office Max last year... love clearance sales! My felt flurries has Stickles applied with a rhinestone in the center.
Enjoy your weekend and I hope to have more on Monday to post. (Fingers crossed!) Remember to Stamp and Smile... :)
Stamps: Sincere Salutations Paper: SU! Whisper White, Basic Black, Only Orange. Ink: SU! Basic Gray and Craft White. Accessories: SU! Felt Flurries, Red Gingham Ribbon, rhinestone Brad, White Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, SU! Circle Punches, Sponge, etc.
Stamps: SU! Snowflake Spot Paper: SU! Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss and DP (Basic Gray). Ink: SU! Kiwi Kiss. Accessories: SU! Felt Flurries, Ribbon (Target Club Wed), My Big Ideas Rhinestone, Flocked Season's Greetings (Master Piece Studios), etc.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Stamps: SU! Pocket Silhouettes and Sincere Salutations. Paper: SU! True Thyme, Ruby Read, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, DP (My Minds Eye) Ink: SU! Basic Black, Ruby Red, True Thyme, Creamy Caramel. Accessories: SU! Mat Pack, Scallop scissors, 1/16" hole punch, Ribbon (Target Club Wed), Stickles Star Dust, Dimensionals.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I used my CB embossing folder (Distressed Stripes) for the BG, SU! circle punches for my image, and SU! Iridescent Ice embossed over my Positively Pink.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I white embossing my Season's Greetings and had to use my new SU! Felt Flurries. (Love those little buggers!) Pretty in Pink was hard for me to use as I'm thinking Christmas and this colors wasn't in the cards, but I'd say this card turned out pretty good being I was out of my BOX! I added the red rhinestone to my top snowflake for added bling. Stickles Star Dust is applied to the snowflakes, but hard to see in the photo.
Thanks for the visit as always.... Stamp and Smile!!
Stamps: $1 stamp at JoAnn's Paper: SU! Old Olive, Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink, DP Rusty Pickle "Candy Cane". Ink: SU! Craft White. Accessories: SU! Felt Flurries, SU! Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4" square punch, white embossing powder, heat gun, ribbon (Target Club Wed), My Big Idea - red rhinestone, Stickles Star Dust.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Recipe for Both Cards...
Stamps: SU! Celebrate Everything Paper: SU! Ruby Red, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, DP JoAnn's Ink: SU! Ruby Red, Old Olive Accessories: SU! Small and Large Star Punches, Stickles Star Dust, Paper Piercing, Dimensionals, Silver Star Sequins (JoAnn's)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
On these two cards I used similar cardstock and DP. I changed the lay outs, had to use my new Cuttlebug Ice Crystal die for my last card. I love that snowflake die LOTS.... On my first card I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder. On the folder I inked it up and then embossed to give more depth to the embossing. Now I can't take credit for this technique, and I don't remember the Blog that I found it on. So if it's you let me know and I will link to you!!
Close up photo of the embossing, Stickles, ribbon, etc.
This is my 2nd card! Very simple and I added Rub-on's for the Happy New Year! Stickles applied to the center of my SU! felt Flurries.... :)
Stamps: SU! (give away stamp) Paper: SU! Purely Pomegranate, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, DP My Minds Eye. Ink: SU! Purely Pomegranate and Baja Breeze and Craft White. Accessories: Scallop Scissors, 1/16" hole punch, SU! Round Tab Punch, Window punch, 1/2" hole punch, Corner Punch, CB Embossing folder, Stickles Star Dust, SU! Ribbon, pot dots, brad JoAnn's.
Snowflake Merry Christmas
Stamps: None! Paper: SU! Purely Pomegranate, Baja Breeze, DP My Minds Eye. Ink: None! Accessories: SU! Round Corner Punch, CB Ice Crystal Die, SU! felt Flurries, Stickles, Pearl, Ribbon (Making Memories) Rub-on (?), Paper Piercing, etc.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
On this card I was totally out of my BOX on this one!! LOL... :) It sure has a modern look to it and fun using up my scraps, which is always a plus. I just realized this would be a great lay-out for a masculine card. Jazz it up with different colors, center image and saying, and you have a cool card! The Season's Greetings is embossing in black. The center snowflake has glitter for added bling. (So hard to get that in the photo.) Let me know what you think... :)
Stamps: SU! Along the Same Lines and $1 stamp from JoAnn's. Paper: SU! Basic Black, Kraft, American Crafts DP Ink: Versa Mark and SU! Basic Black, SU! markers Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore. Accessories: SU! Red Gingham Ribbon, dimensionals, SU! black embossing powder, glue dots.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I have a close up photo of the hearts, to show my Sakura Gelly Roll pen I used to add more jazz... :)
Stamps: SU! Always and $1 stamp from JoAnn's. Paper: SU! River Rock, Soft Sky, Buckaroo Blue, Very Vannila. Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky. Accessories: SU! River Rock ribbon, Black Brad, metal swirls clip (?), SU! Mat Pack- Paper Piercing, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, CB Embossing - Textile, sponges, etc.