Friday, January 21, 2011

Build A Cupcake Birthday Card

Wow, is it cold outside or what? I know, it could be worse. Still, it is cold outside. Now that I have made that clear. Here is another card using one of the new punches featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog, page 22, Build a Cupcake (121807). You will probably be seeing this one used quite often on here. I did not purchase the coordinating stamp set for this one. I thought that with all of the different Designer Series Paper and cardstock that would give a lot of choices for style, color, and texture.

Here is a list of the Stampin' Up! supplies I used to create this card.

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations; Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, and Greenhouse Gala DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, and Daffodil Delight; Tools: Build a Cupcake punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, scallop border punch, ticket corner punch, and stampin' sponge; Accessories: 1/4" real red grosgrain ribbon and a circle red rhinestone brights brad.

I pray I have inspired you, today. If so, maybe you would like to leave a comment. Thanks!

Now it is your turn to go-n-stamp!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Build a Blossom Card

In my last post I said that there were a few things in the Occasions Mini Catalog I had wanted to purchase right away. Take a Spin was one of them and Build a Blossom (121923 wood and 121994 clear) and the coordinating Blossom Petals Punch (121808) was another one.

The flower can be made in quite a few ways depending on the petals that you choose to stamp and punch out. The size of the flower can be different too. I guess what I am saying is you have quite a few options which makes this stamp set and punch very versatile.

I have shared before that one thing I really have a hard time with is colors. I have found that going to the Stampin' Up! catalog, looking at their samples, and finding my favorite color choices from those samples has helped me a lot. For this card I chose perfect plum, pretty in pink, concord crush, always artichoke, very vanilla cardstock, and lap of luxury dsp.

These are the rest of the Stampin' Up! supplies I used to create this card.

Stamp sets: Build a Blossom, Because I care, and En Francais; Ink: pretty in pink, concord crush, and always artichoke; Tools: Crystal Effects, Blossom Petals Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Oval XL Punch, and 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large Punch.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my blog. I pray it has inspired you to create one too. Please leave a comment if you would like.

Now go-n-stamp!!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Take A Spin

When I received my Occasions Mini Catalog in the mail, there were quite a few things I knew I wanted right away. The Take a Spin stamp set was one of these items. I like this set because it can be used for many occasions. Birthday, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Anniversary, and more.

For an upcoming class I thought it would be cool to use some of the new things I purchased. I thought my customers may enjoy getting a chance to play with them too.

This card is made using an image that makes me think of someone I love very much. I am not going to say who it is just in case she looks at my post. I may send it to her sometime soon. She is all of these things that this wheel represents.

This is the recipe for this card, using Stampin' Up! materials only.

Cardstock: elegant eggplant, cajun craze, more mustard, always artichoke, very vanilla, and autumn spice dsp (retired); Ink: always artichoke, more mustard, and elegant eggplant; Stamp sets: take a spin and defining alphabet; Tools: Big Shot, scallop circle #2 die, 2 1/2" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, and the scallop trim border punch; Accessories: game spinner hands.

It took me quite some time to figure out the colors I wanted to use. Once again, I am pleased with the finished project. If you have a minute please leave a comment. I would love to know what you think.

Now go-n-stamp!!