Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tuesday's Birthday Card Class

Welcome to my blog everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peak at my paper creations. I hope you like what you see and will visit often.

Here are the 4 different cards we will be making at my upcoming birthday card class. When everyone is finished with the class they will be taking home 8 cards total. They will have 2 cards of each of the 4 different designs.

I am always amazed. It seems like the one that is my least favorite, ends up being one that my family likes. We sure do have different tastes, probably a very good thing too.

For this first card you see I used night of navy, brocade blue, basic gray, and naturals white cardstock. The stamp sets I used were fifth avenue floral and well scripted. Tools I used were the big shot, sizzlits lots of tags, ticket corner punch, eyelet border punch, and the wide oval punch. The only accessory is brocade blue 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

For the 2nd card below, I used cameo coral, chocolate chip, real red, whisper white, and pink flamingo dsp. The stamp sets I used were out of the box and voila. For tools I used the big shot, bigz die two tags, white gel pen, scallop border punch, scallop circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, and the 1/16" hole punch. For accessories I used a real red brad from the bold brights and 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon.

For the 3rd card I used taken with teal, pumpkin pie, whisper white, and sweet pea dsp. The stamp sets I used were fun & fast notes and sincere salutations. For tools I used the large oval punch and the scallop oval punch.

I wanted this to be a simple card. This is my least favorite, but my husband said he likes the color. Seeing this card in person looks much better than it does on here.

Lastly, which in reality, this was the very first card I had made. I wanted a card that could be used for anyone despite their gender. Stars work well in this case.

For cardstock I used apricot appeal, basic black, sage shadow, basic gray, and nouveau chic. For tools I used the color spritzer tool, large and small star punches, the modern label punch, and the word window punch. For accessories I used basic black brads and 1/4" sage shadow grosgrain ribbon. I do not know what it is, but I love the nouveau chic dsp. I will miss some of the colors they are phasing out. Yes, it will be nice having new colors too.

Thanks again for taking the time to look at my little neck of the woods. Please take the time to leave me a comment. I love to hear what you think.

Now go-n-stamp!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Simple Cards

These are the rest of the cards that I had said I would post in the last post I made. Using designer series paper can make a card so simple to make. If you have not purchased any before, feel free to use the order now button, give me a call, or email me. The very nice thing about Stampin' Up! is that almost every designer series paper pack we sell is double sided. If you go to a local craft store you will find you can't find double sided paper very easily. I have tried before myself.

I hope these have inspired you to pull out your designer series paper and make a stack of cards. Tell me what you think if you stop by here. I love to hear from you. Thanks so much for looking.

Now go-n-stamp!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thank You Cards

Hello blogging friends. It has been a while since I have posted. I hopefully can make up for it by the amount of cards I am posting right now.

I was asked to make thank you cards for someone special. I was honored to even be asked. They could have asked someone else if they had wanted, but for some reason they chose me. Yeah!!

I am not going to go into details of how these were made. I was asked to keep them simple. I have tried to do that. The way I started off was to pick out designer series paper I liked and then the cardstock that matched it. I cut the card base and then the designer series paper however I wanted it to fit onto the card base. I did this for all of the cards before I even started gluing or adding embellishments. Once that was done, I went ahead and glued the designer series paper to the cardstock along with ribbon. After that I have added the embellishments. It has went very quickly. For me, that is saying something. I take a long time to make cards. Hmm......maybe I am finally getting faster at it.

I hope that you enjoy looking at them. I will be posting some more, maybe tomorrow. I have some more to finish up.

I used a lot of retired designer series paper to make these cards. Some of you may have some of it on hand too. Everything used is Stampin' Up! products.
Please tell me which is your favorite card. The cards look much better in person than on here. I may have to figure out another way of taking pictures. These will do for now though.
I hope you are inspired to make your own cards now. They are very easy and fast!! Have a great day!
Now go-n-stamp!!