Friday, July 30, 2010

This is card number 3 from my manly card class. I think we decided this would be really good to give to a little boy though. I really didn't think about it when I was making it. I am sure there are some men that would like it also.

My next post will be my "pink manly card." You will all have to be sure and tell me what you think. I would love to see you join in and make a "pink manly card" too. Please leave me your blog address in the comments if you do.

Recipe for this card. Products used are all Stampin' Up!

Stamp sets: forest friends and teeny tiny wishes; Cardstock: so saffron, pumpkin pie, whisper white, chocolate chip, and island oasis DSP; Ink: pumpkin pie, old olive, and chocolate chip; Tools: 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, and 1 1/4" circle punch; Accessories: 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon.

Please leave a comment. I would love to hear your opinion on this card. Thanks!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Manly Birthday

Here is another card I came up with for my manly card class. I used the same DSP and cardstock in this card, that I used in my last card I had posted. To be honest, I think the cards could be used for any gender and age though.

Do you remember the challenge I gave to you in my last post? Well, I wanted to see if you could come up with a manly card using pink. I don't expect you to use all pink, but at least implement it into the card somehow. I have one made, but I am saving it for last to post. I have one more card to show you in another post and then I will show you my "pink manly car."

Here is the recipe for this card. All products are Stampin' Up!

Stamp sets: Fun and fast notes and teeny tiny wishes; Cardstock: old olive, pumpkin pie, whisper white, and island oasis DSP; Ink: tempting turquoise, chocolate chip, so saffron, and pumpkin pie; Tools: 1/2 circle punch and the spiral border punch.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

I finally have a new card to share with you. I have a card class coming up Tuesday evening. This class is for men in our lives. It is so easy to create cards for women, but for men on the other hand that can be difficult. I do believe men also enjoy homemade cards too. My husband seems to, at least he tells me he likes them.

I chose to use the stamp set Tropical Party and the saying from Upsy Daisy. Of course, I wanted to use a stamp set that I thought was manly and not feminine. I believe this set was a great choice for that purpose. I chose the DSP Island Oasis. The cardstock colors are old olive, pumpkin pie, and whisper white. I used the modern label punch and word window punch along with 1/4" old olive grosgrain ribbon.

I can honestly say I don't know if I could make a manly card using pink. It does sound like a cool challenge to try. Men do wear pink more often now. I challenge you to try it. I am going to try creating one myself. If you take me up on this challenge please tell me by commenting and post your card on your blog.

Have a wonderful day, thanks for visiting, and I hope you will visit me more often.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

When I was originally planning this class, I was going to use some of the different techniques that demonstrators have come up with for making 3-D flowers. The more I thought of it though, I decided to keep it simple and went with designer series paper that was flowery. I did not want to discourage or frustrate my customers because they prefer "simple."

The card below was made using the DSP pink flamingo along with basic black, and whisper white cardstock. I used the new 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, the 1 3/4" circle punch, the scallop border punch, the modern label punch, and the word window. For accessories, I used a clear rhinestone brad, 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon, and I also used a white gel pen. Lastly, for the stamped images I used teeny tiny wishes and fifth avenue floral.

This card is made with the stamp set Because I Care. The colors are brocade blue (retired), night of navy, so saffron, and whisper white. I colored in the flower using stampin' pastels and a stampin' write marker. For tools I used the large oval punch and the scallop oval punch. Lastly, I used the 1/4" night of navy grosgrain ribbon, which made a huge difference in what this card looked like.

My last card I have here was made using nouveau chic designer series paper, sage shadow, basic black, and apricot appeal cardstock. I ran the sage shadow through my big shot using the backgrounds 1 texturz plate. I rubbed basic gray ink with a stamping sponge all over the embossed sage shadow cardstock. For the flowers I used the fancy flower XL punch, the boho blossoms punch, and the simple flower embosslit die, which was run through the big shot also. I rubbed so saffron ink on the so saffron flower, which make the embossing pop! As for the accessories I used a black brad and 1/4" apricot appeal grosgrain ribbon (retired). I just remembered I had used the sincere salutations stamp set for the saying and the scallop oval punch too.

There were 4 cards made in this class. If you are wondering where the 4th card is at, you will have to look at the post from June 3rd. I was going to give that card to my mom for her birthday, but I thought it would be fun for my customers to make for the class instead. It was one of the 3-D flowers somebody came up with using our XL fancy flower punch. I do not remember who was the one that came up with the idea. If it is you, you can tell me and I will give you the credit.
Thanks for looking and please leave me a comment if you have the time. I love to hear from you.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

My niece graduated from being homeschooled and earning her GED. I only had one stamp that said, "Happy Graduation." I did not want to use it. I decided to use my defining alphabet set to spell out the word "grad." I decided on stars too because she is a star that can go out and make a difference in our world. She was also the star of the day. I just guessed for colors. I hope that she liked how it turned out.

These are the supplies that I used to create this card.

Cardstock: concord crush, pretty in pink, basic gray, and very vanilla; Stamp set: defining alphabet; Classic ink: basic gray; Tools: scallop trim border, small star punch (retired), XL star punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 2 3/8" XL scallop circle punch, crop-o-dile, and 1/16" hole punch; Accessories: soft subtles brad (retired) and 5/8" very vanilla grosgrain ribbon.

This picture is not the best. The colors are much more vibrant than what this shows. You get the idea though.

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Bella Bleu Set

It has been a while since I have posted anything new. It is not because I have not been working on any stamping projects, but because of work and getting home and being tired. Pretty lame excuse, I know, but the truth.

My mom had a birthday towards the end of June. I wanted to use my baskets and blooms die for the very first time, of which, I think it turned out really cute. I think it is easy to use and put together. I put some jelly belly's into a cello bag, tied it with a ribbon, and put it inside of the basket. I bought some clipboards at a local craft store that you could totally design yourself. I was really wanting to buy one of those long pads of paper to attach to it, but of course, I could not find any paper to match at the time. Lastly, I made a card that would match the basket and clipboard.

These are the items I used to create this set. Almost everything is Stampin' Up! The clipboard used is not.
Cardstock: not quite navy, kraft (crumb cake), very vanilla, and bella bleu DSP
Classic Ink: not quite navy and crumb cake
Stamp sets: itty bitty bits, tiny tags, teeny tiny wishes, and sincere salutations
Tools: big shot, baskets and blooms die, build a brads, 2 3/8" scallop circle XL, corner rounder, crop-o-dile, top note die, and the eyelet border punch
Accessories: 1/4" very vanilla grosgrain ribbon, 3/8" kraft taffeta ribbon, and bitty buttons
I hope I have inspired you to create something too. It is fun, relaxing, and a stress reliever to do this. Please leave me a comment.
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