Friday, September 30, 2011

Lovely As A Tree Fall Anniversary Card

I love fall because of all the changing colors on the trees. Making fall cards can be so much fun, too! My husband and I celebrated our 27th anniversary yesterday. This is the card that I made for him.
I have used this stamp set quite a bit, especially because it is a great set to make manly cards. He loves this time of year too, just like I do. When I first started to make this card I did not like the colors, but I kept working with it and changed the colors until I was very pleased with the outcome.

These are the Stampin' Up! items I used to create this card. Stamp set: lovely as a tree; Card stock: so saffron, not quite navy, cajun craze, very vanilla, and well worn designer series paper; Tools: big shot, square lattice embossing folder, watercolor pencils, blender pens, modern label punch, word window punch, and the 2 1/2 inch circle punch; Accessories: 1/4 inch early espresso grosgrain ribbon and neutrals early espresso brads.

I hope you enjoy the fall with the changing colors, too. Please leave a comment if you have a moment. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Pennant Parade Girl Card

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you another card I had made for my birthday card class. This one was supposed to be for a young girl. It could be used for any aged female though. Sorry the picture isn't the best. I think it glared too much because of all of the white.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create this card:
Card stock: whisper white, rose red, and pretty in pink
Stamp sets: pennant parade, itty bitty bits, and happiest birthday wishes (hostess)
Tools: big shot, perfect polka dots textured impressions embossing folder, lace ribbon border punch, petite pennants builder punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, itty bitty shapes circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch
Accessories: basic pearl jewels, subtles rose red brads, and linen thread

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment. Let me know if you are interested in any of the retired stamp sets I have for sale.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Retired Stampin' Up! For Sale

Below is a list of retired items I have for sale. I did not include shipping into the cost of these sets. These are only for sale to people who live in the United States. I prefer to be paid by check. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these. Thank you for your interest and I will get back to you as soon as possible with the cost of shipping and the rest of my terms.

Retired SU! For Sale

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Well Worn Birthday Card

If you are looking for a really nice birthday stamp set, I have a suggestion. Host a party with me and earn the stamp set "Happiest Birthday Wishes" for free with a $150.00 show. It is a hostess stamp set, but well worth having a party for.
The card I made is for a male or female, but I created it for a male. It is so easy to make cards for the female side, but takes more of an effort for the male side. We need cards for both though.

I used well worn designer series paper, not quite navy, early espresso, cajun craze, and very vanilla card stock to create this card. Stamp sets used were "Happiest Birthday Wishes" and "I Dig You." The tools used to create this card were the large, extra large tag punches, and the scallop trim border punch.I also used the color spritzer.
I hope you enjoy this. Please leave a comment.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Butterfly Coffee Bag Holder

This is for all of you coffee drinkers, instead of tea drinkers. I looked for ideas for another gift for my upcoming class. I thought it would be nice to make a coffee bag holder. I could not find any for coffee. All of the ones I seen were for tea bags. The problem is tea bags are smaller than coffee bag singles. Due to this problem I had to design my own holder. It was very easy to do though.

I had already said I wanted to keep the same colors as the other 2 gift projects. I was true to my word. The picture above is the front of the holder. The picture below shows you how I made the inside. In case you are wondering why I didn't make it hold 2 coffee bag singles, it is because it would have made the paper longer than 12 inches. I could have made it longer by gluing another piece to the end. Guess what? I did not want to do that.

This last picture you see above shows you that it is 1/4" thick and not just folded in half. Once again, I love this color combination. This class should be a lot of fun to do.
Thanks for looking and please leave a comment. Yes, I love to know what you think.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Elegant Box to Give

Welcome to my blog! This is the 2nd project my customers will be making in my Gifts to Give Class. I love how this looks! I am not trying to brag, but there are times you really love how a project you make turns out. I guess I would have to say part of the reason I love it is because I really love these colors together. I really think it gives it the look of elegance.

I used basic black, real red card stock, and First Edition Specialty designer series paper. I used a stamp from the Fabulous Florets stamp set, along with staz on black ink, and stamped on the designer series paper. You need a Big Shot, the box #2 bigz XL die, little leaves sizzlits die, beautiful butterflies bigz die, vintage wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder, and the 1 3/4" scallop die punch to make this paper creation.

This view gives you a look at how big the box is. I decided that besides putting candy inside, you could use votive candles or maybe 2 small bottles of lotion.
I hope it has inspired you to make one. If you do not have these products you could always purchase them from my blog using the order Stampin' Up! online button.
Please tell me what you think by leaving a comment. Thanks so much.

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