Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pocket Card Class

I have been working for a few days on these cards for an upcoming class. I decided it would be neat to have a pocket card class. There is a bunch of sites that you can go to, to get the information you need to make these types of cards. I hope if you really like one of them you will find out how to make it. You could always email me too.

The first card you see is called a double pocket card. I have 3 different images for you to look at. There is still room to add a sentiment on the front or even on the inside of this card.

This is what it looks like with the inserts in place on the inside. You could use these as bookmarks or just add whatever personal message you want.

This image I pulled up one of the inserts for you to see. Like I said, these are fun to make. I really like this card. You could even attach a gift card if you wanted to. The possibilities are endless.
I used retired SU! DSP delicate dots. Along with is I used certainly celery, so saffron, whisper white, and bashful blue cardstock. I used the extra large flower punch, priceless stamp set, pastel brads, the photo corners punch, and the sizzix simple flower embosslit.

Below is a pocket card. I was not happy with my color choice, but it has kind of grown on me. I am not an orange type of person, I guess. With the DSP I used I could have went with quite a few different color choices for the card base. I try to pay attention to what I have for ribbon colors though. That is what helps me determine which colors to go with.

Here is an image with the insert pulled out just a little bit for you to see. You could actually add stamped images on it if you want, but I did not.

I used pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, whisper white, and the sweet pea designer series paper stack for cardstock. I just bought the butterfly punch recently. I thought it would look good for an embellishment. I also used the scallop edge punch and the priceless stamp set. Lastly, I used tempting turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.

This card is called a criss cross card. I decided since it had a pocket it could be included in my class. It is really simple to make and works up fast. The first image shows you with the insert out and turned on end.
The image below is what it looks like when it is ready to go into an envelope. For colors I used rich razzleberry, old olive, whisper white, and cottage wall DSP.

This last card is called a crimped envelope pocket card. It turned out very pretty. I just wish you could tell in the picture. Once again, the camera didn't do the best.

Here is a picture of what it looks like with the top pulled off and the insert out of the pocket. I wanted to put a stamped image on it.

The main part of this card is an envelope. I used pale plum, almost amethyst, and whisper white cardstock. The stamp set is upsy daisy, which makes such beautiful cards. I did also use the frost white shimmer paint on the scalloped image. Shimmer paint is great. I love it.

I hope I have inspired you. Please leave me a comment.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Easter Cards

Wow! Time sure does fly by. It has been a while since I have posted something on here. I have been busy at work this week. Today I had a day off and decided I wanted to make a few cards. My mom needs some Easter cards. I designed these for her. I hope she likes them. I do not have a stamp set that has a cross, so I used what I could think of.

This card is easy to make. I used the perfect details texturz plate for the background. I made it stand out by adding so saffron ink with a stamping sponge. I love the richness it gives. I used my build a brads to make the center of the flower. For cardstock I used so saffron, almost amethyst, whisper white, pretty in pink, certainly celery, and tea party DSP. For tools I used the wide oval punch, the scallop oval punch, the 5-petal flower punch, the extra large flower punch, the 1/2 inch punch, and the scallop border trim punch.

This is my favorite of the 2 cards. I have a hard time just using anything for an Easter card. This one reminds me more of the true meaning. The first one is just more springy. I used the same colors for this card as I did for the one above it. I used the stamp set fifth avenue floral and well scripted. For tools I used the eyelet border punch, the beautiful wings embosslit, and the big shot. I also used 1/4" pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon.

This was a third card I came up with also. As you can see I used the same colors and paper. I just changed it up a bit. You can do it too.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. I hope I have inspired you to want to stamp also.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Scallop Bag Treats

It is getting very close to Easter. Spring is in the air. Yes, I can not wait. I too am tired of the snow, even though I am sure it is not done yet. I decided I wanted to make something up for 2 of my best customers. They are coming over, in a while, for a class. These were very easy and fast to make up. Of course, I used pastel colored M & M's for the treat.

Supplies I used to make these up are as follows:
Stamp sets: well scripted and fifth avenue floral
Ink: certainly celery, barely banana, and summer sun (stampin write marker)
Cardstock: textured barely banana, certainly celery, and whisper white
Tools: big shot, scallop bag die (main piece), 5 petal flower punch, small cello bags, and frost white shimmer paint

I have to say that these are cuter to see in person than what the picture shows. I hope you believe that you can make something like this yourself. You can! Please tell me what you think.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy Card

Life has been busy in my house for the past few weeks. Below is a picture of my grandson. My daughter, son-in-law, and of course, grandson came to visit with us. During this time period, needless to say, I did not get much stamping done. In fact, I think I did get in 1 card during that time. It is the card that is in the post just below this one. I really enjoyed my daughter and her little family being here. It just stinks that they live so far away and we don't get to see them very much. So everyone, enjoy your family, especially if they live close.

I needed to make a card for somebody at church who just lost her dad, suddenly. I just pray that she will be encouraged to know that there are people praying for her and her family during this time. I decided not to use the close as a memory stamp set. I really thought the thoughts and prayers set would be nice to use, instead. I like the sprig with the flowers on it. I also really like all of the sayings in this set. I really wanted to use the praying for you saying on this card.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make this card.
Stamp set: Thoughts and Prayers
Cardstock: mellow moss, apricot appeal, bravo burgundy, and handsome hunter
Ink: bravo burgundy and Stampin Markers: handsome hunter, apricot appeal, and bravo burgundy
Tools: Ticket corner punch, scallop trim punch, extra large fancy flower punch, boho blossoms punch, and stamping sponge
Accessories: 5/8" bravo burgundy grosgrain ribbon and adhesive backed rhinestones

I hope you like my card and want to give it a try yourself. Stamping is easy and fun. I say, "If you can color, you can stamp!" Please leave me a comment of what you think. Thanks so much for looking at my blog and little part of this world.

Now go-n-stamp!!