Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Frestive Flurry Gifts

I hope everyone had a very Merry CHRISTmas! New Years is just around the corner. Before the New Year arrives, I wanted to share with you some little gifts I made up for my three office managers. They are all alike, but different in colors. These are fun and easy to create, as long as you have the tools. I will share with you what you need.

These are created with all Stampin' Up! products, except for the clear bags.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley DSP, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, and Winter Frost Specialty DSP
Classic Ink: StazOn Black, Real Red, Coastal Cabana,  and Island Indigo
Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Gray, Real Red, and Island Indigo
Stamp Set: Perfect Blend
Tools: Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits Dies, Fancy Favor Die (retired), Top Note Die, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, and Blender Pens
Accessories: Large Pearl Basic Jewel, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and Frosted Finishes Embellishments

In case you wonder, my managers loved them. They think I am so creative. I think, if you have the right tools you can do about anything. I hope you enjoy them, too.

 Now go-n-stamp!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Festive Flurry Framelits Easel Card

It has been a little while since I have posted. Sometimes the busyness of life gets in the way. I hope everyone had a very nice Thanksgiving. I really enjoyed my family and being able to get to spend some time with all of them.
I don't know about you, but I am ready to get things ready for Christmas. This easel card can be the kick-off for it. I had never made an easel card. I watched how to make one on YouTube and off to work I went. 

This card has many layers. Due to that reason, it is heavy. To help give some support for the snowflake to stand up better, I attached a toothpick underneath. It also keeps it in place that way.
When I purchased the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies, I did not purchase the stamp set that went along with it. I just used designer series paper form the Winter Frost paper stack and the Winter Frost Specialty DSP. 

If you would like to try and make one of these, here is the list of Stampin' Up supplies you will need.

Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, and Winter Frost DSP
Ink:  Classic Island Indigo
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools:  Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits, and Bitty Banners Framelits
Accessories:  Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle and Frosted Finishes Embellishments

You can do what I did and go to YouTube to see how one is made. Before you go, leave a comment if you would like. Thank you for looking!!
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Modern Medley Tea Bag Holder

As promised, I am sharing with you a 3-D project, today! I did not come up with this idea on my own. I seen it on Pinterest and knew it would be fun to make. I sometimes have a hard time making some things because I think to myself when would I ever use it. I did consider that when I was playing with the idea of making this item, but I thought I should do it anyhow. As you can see, I did.

To be honest, I still need to buy some tea bags to fill this up. I am not a tea drinker. I really would like to find a type of tea that would maybe somewhat match, but I do not know if that is possible. If you are a tea drinker and have a suggestion, that would be much appreciated. I thank you.

Stampin' Up! items used to create this.
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla, and Modern Medley DSP
Stamp Set: From My Heart
Ink: Black Staz' On
Tools:  Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, 1 1/4" and 1 3/4" scallop circle punches, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Accessories: Glimmer Brad Basics and Neutrals Brads (retired)

I hope you have been inspired to try and create one of these for yourself. It would be great to use for a gift or a craft fair. Thank you for stopping by. All comments are always welcome.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Flower Shop Birthday 2

Today, I am sharing another card made using the stamp set "Flower Shop." This one was made for a very good friend of mine. Before I worked outside of the home, I went shopping with her almost every Thursday. Since I work now, I don't see her much at all. I think I need to give her a much needed call and get together with her again this week. Sounds like an excellent plan.

 These are the Stampin' Up! products you will need to create this card.
Classic Ink:  Bravo Burgundy
Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop and From My Heart
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, White Vellum, and Afternoon Picnic DSP
Tools:  Big Shot, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Pansy Punch, White Embossing Powder, and a Blender Pen
Accessories:  3/8" Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (Retired)

After I had this all finished the thing that bothered me the most is the White embossing powder. I think they need to come up with a Very Vanilla embossing powder. Tell me what you think. One more thing, be watching, I will be posting a 3-D project in the next week or so.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Flower Shop Birthday Card

Welcome everyone. I am going to share with you a card created with the stamp set "Flower Shop." This one was made for my youngest daughter's birthday. I love the fall season because of its beautiful colors. The colors I chose for this card make me think of fall.

These are the Stampin' Up! supplies needed to create this card.
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White
Classic Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop and Label Love
Tools:  Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Pansy Punch, and the Artisan Label Punch
Accessories:  Regal Designer Buttons, Neutrals Candy Dots, and Early Espresso Baker's Twine

This was a fast card to make. It turned out very pretty, too. Now you should try to create one! Have a great day.
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Serene Silhouettes Thank You Card

Every once in a while someone does something very nice to help you out and doesn't expect anything in return. A friend in our church fixed my computer for me for nothing. The least I could do was make a card. We did do a little something else just because we wanted to.

Stampin' Up! products used to create this card.
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, and Soho Subway DSP
Stamp Set: Serene Silhouettes and sentiment from Wetlands
Ink: Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, and my trusty Stampin' Sponge

Unfortunately, the picture does not do this card any justice. It was much nicer to see in person than this. Sorry about that.
Have a great week. I will try to post again, within the week. Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wetlands Anniversary Card

My husband and I had our 29th Anniversary on the 29th of September. The card you see was created with the saying "To the best friend I've ever had." I don't know about you, but that is how I feel about my husband. We have always been able to talk. It is such an important part of marriage. That is why I chose that for the sentiment.
 This is the third card I have made using the stamp set "Wetlands." I can tell you right now, this is my favorite! I feel the early espresso cardstock used behind the sponged scene just made it "POP.

 I decided to show you two different views of this card because I wanted you to see that the Canadian Goose was cut out and attached with dimensionals. If you want to know the truth. I made a smudge and needed to fix it. That was my way of doing that. A lot of times you can work with your mistakes. If not, well, you have to start all over.

These are the Stampin' Up! items you need to create this card.
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Whisper White
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, and Bermuda Bay
Stamp Sets:  Wetlands and Label Love
Tools:  Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Distress Tool, and the Artisan Label Punch
Accessories:  Early Espresso Baker's Twine

If you have time, please leave a comment. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog. I always want to say, "My little part of the world." Have a great day!
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Manly Sketched Birthday Card

Today's card you see was stamped with the stamp set called, "Sketched Birthday." You can use this stamp set for all ages and genders. That makes a stamp set very versatile, which means a lot more use. When picking out stamp sets, I try to think of how I would use it. If I can't think of anything I definitely won't buy it. What makes you decide which stamp sets to purchase? I would love to hear your reasons.

This card was created with the following Stampin' Up products.
Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday and Label Love
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, and Soho Subway DSP
Classic Ink:  Early Espresso
Tools: Summer Starfruit Stampin' Write Marker, Artisan Label Punch, Big Shot, and the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder
Accessories:  Early Espresso Baker's Twine

I hope you don't get tired of it, but thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. I pray it inspires you to create also. It is my way of relaxing and an outlet when I need one.
 Now go-n-stamp!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Watercolor Wetlands

   As I promised you in the last post, here is the card made using the same stamp set "Wetlands," but with an aqua painter. You will have to decide which style you like the best. I would love to know which one you would choose. Please tell me by leaving a comment. Personally, I have to say I like the aqua painter version over the sponged version. Both are very pretty though.

These are the Stampin' Up! supplies needed to create this card.
Cardstock: Marina Mist, So Saffron, and watercolor paper
Classic Ink: Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Tools: Aqua Painter, Stampin' Markers (Marina mist and Crumb Cake), Stampin' Sponge, Big Shot,       Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Frame Lits,

   Just in case you wonder why I used the stampin' sponge. I used it on the torn so saffron paper to give it some character. I also used it for the sky. I know I should have used the aqua painter for it too, but I didn't. The colors in the sky are mainly so saffron with a bit of Tangerine Tango. One more thing, I used it for going over the honeycomb texture to give it more dimension with Marina Mist.
   Remember and tell me which card you like the best........Sponged or Aqua Painter style.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Wetlands Meets a Top Note Card

  I don't know about how you feel, but I love a lot of the cards I have seen using the stamp set "Wetlands." It is the reason why I bought it. I have to admit, I am drawn to scenery stamp sets and I also love the beach. Maybe, you will love this stamp set too!
  To start this card, I used my Big Shot and the Top Note Bigz die. I folded a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in half and made sure that part of the top did not get cut. By doing this, I have a card completely ready to stamp on. To make the ocean, sand, and sky, believe it or not, I used a Stampin' Sponge and Classic Ink. I just rubbed it across the cardstock until I got the final effect I wanted. In case you wonder, the Classic Ink colors are Soft Sky (sky), Marina Mist (ocean), and Crumb Cake (sand). To add some waves, I used the White Stampin' Chalk Marker. Lastly, to stamp on the "Wetlands" images I used the StazOn Black Ink Pad.

  When I first finished this card I was not sure I liked it. Maybe, it was because of the other cards I had seen and I was a little disappointed. I do not feel that way anymore though. I really do like how it turned out.
  I have another card  I will be sharing with you soon using this same stamp set, but I used an aqua pen and ink. It has more of a watercolor look. I have not completely finished it yet.
  Have a great day!
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sketched Birthday Card

Hello, blogger friends. Thanks for taking the time to take a look at my card/papercraft creations. I really appreciate all of my visitors. I just pray that my work leaves you with inspiration to create with paper and stamps yourself. When working with stamps I say, "If you can color, you can stamp!"
The card I am sharing with you, today, was created for my grandson who just turned 4 years old. I chose 4 slices of cake because it represented how old he was turning. Another thing I did, I took the saying "happy birthday, cupcake" and only used the happy birthday part from the stamp set "Sketched Birthday." I did not think "happy birthday, cupcake" was an appropriate saying for a little boy or man for that matter. I did like the fact that it was in an arched formation. Once I stamped that, I added the number 4 using the stamp set "Memorable Moments." With that all said, this is how it turned out.

These are the Stampin' Up! products you will need to create this card.
Stamp sets: Memorable Moments and Sketched Birthday
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, and Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Squares Collection Framelits, Houndstooth and Chevron Embossing Folders, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Write Markers, and a Stampin' Sponge

This card needed to be very colorful because it was made for a child, as well as, it was for a birthday.
Please leave a comment if you would like.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Owl Builder Punch 50th Anniversary Card

Good morning. I have a new card for you using the owl builder punch and the stamp set "Memorable Moments." My mom asked me if I had the time to make her a 50th anniversary card to give to someone using the memorable moments stamp set. I am sure it is not what kind of card she was expecting, but I do believe she liked it.
 I have seen other demonstrators use the owl builder punch to make wedding cards, anniversary cards, and Valentine cards. I also seen a card made by someone that had the owl in a tree. That is where I got my idea from, but made it my way. I do not like to case a card. I like to make it my own by changing it some. This is the final result. There are a lot of different tools used to make this card and quite a bit of detail, but that is what makes it unique and special. I hope you enjoy it and realize it is not that hard to make when you do have the tools to create it.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies needed to create this card.
Stamp Set: Memorable Moments
Classic Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso, and Island Indigo
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory, Always Artichoke, and Soho Subway DSP
Tools: Owl Builder Punch, Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Stampin' Sponge
Embellishments: Subtles and Regals Candy Dots 

I do not know what the receivers of the card thought, but I do hope they liked it. It was a fun card to make.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Memorable Moments Anniversary Card

 Time sure does fly by. It seems like I am constantly busy anymore. Between work and helping out with the grandchildren, most of my time is occupied. When I can, I still enjoy my stamping time.
 On to the Anniversary card. Your first anniversary is always a special time. My youngest daughter and her husband celebrated their first anniversary July 3rd. Now you see how long ago I made this card and am just now getting it posted. Being it was a first, I wanted to make a card that they would want to keep. When making this card I tried to make it girl and guy friendly. Yes, I used hearts, but an anniversary is about love, right? With that being said, here is the final results.

Stampin' Up! products used to create this card.
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, and Natural Composition Specialty DSP
Stamp Set: Memorable Moments
Classic Ink: Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Big Shot, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, Labels Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, and a stampin' sponge
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" seam binding

One more thing I would like to add. I used night of navy classic ink on a stampin' sponge and rubbed it all over the Natural Composition Specialty DSP. The glossy design repels the ink and the other part of the paper accepts it. It is a lot of fun to see how different the paper looks afterwards, compared to its original design.
Thank you for visiting.
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Memorable Moments Birthday Card

It has been a while since I have posted. I was going to post this the other day, but our internet was down which made it impossible for me to post. I guess better late than never.
This card was made for my mom. You do not have to ask what for or how old because it is all right there for you to know and see. She told me, "You had to put how old I was on there didn't you." This is why I like this stamp set. It is nice being able to put the number of years, whether it is for a birthday or anniversary. It makes the card very personal for the receiver.

These are the Stampin' Up! items I used to create this card.
Stamp set: Memorable Moments
Classic Ink: Night of Navy and Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, and Gingham Garden DSP
Tools: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit, and a Boho Blossoms Punch
Accessories: Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Once again, being honest with you, I did not like this card. For some reason I really struggle with the look of plain cardstock. I did not like the flowers, but once I put in the leaves it made a huge difference. Now I can say I like it.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Zoo Review and Open Sea Father's Day Cards

Hello again. I don't know about you, but this has been a very busy week for me. My daughter and son-in-law just moved back home from living in Wyoming for almost 6 years. It is very nice being able to be a part of their lives and my grandson's life (in the flesh), again.
On to the cards I have posted. These were the other 2 Father's Day cards I had made for this year.The first card was made using the stamp set "Zoo Review." The second card was made with "The Open Sea." The Open Sea is definitely one of my top favorite stamp sets. It is also one I would say if you are an avid stamper, you need to own it. I have seen lots of beautiful cards made using it. So worth the investment.

The Zoo Review Father's Day card was made with the following Stampin' Up! items.
Stamp Sets: Zoo Review and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, and Well Worn DSP (retired)
Classic Ink: Early Espresso and Cajun Craze
Tools: Big Shot, Houndstooth and Square Lattice Embossing Folders, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Sponge, the Paper Piercing Pack Occasions and the Paper Piercing Tool, and Watercolor Pencils (retired)

The Open Sea Card was made using the following Stampin' Up! products.
Stamp Sets: The Open Sea and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Night Of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, and Naturals White
Classic Ink: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, and Basic Gray
Tools: 1 3/8", 1 3/4", and 2 1/2" circle punches, Distress Tool, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, and Stampin' Sponge
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, and 1/8" silver mini brads

Have a great day. Thank you for stopping by. Remember, these cards can be used with lots of other sentiments, besides Father's Day. I hope you like them and show you that you can create these yourself.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day Card

Yesterday was Father's Day. I have a few special fathers in my life. None of them are my own father though because he passed away 5 years ago. I would have made him a card for sure if he was still with us. I plan on seeing him again though. That is because of the hope I have in Jesus. Back to the other fathers in my life. One is my husband and the other two are my son-in-laws. I love them all.
The first card I am sharing with you was for my oldest daughter's husband, Bryan! Together they have a 3 year old little boy. Bryan is a wonderful father to Blake. I am very grateful for that.

You need the following Stampin' Up! products to make this card. Now go-n-stamp!!
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Naturals White,Midnight Muse, and Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools: Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/8" square punch, and a Stampin' Sponge

I will be posting the other 2 cards soon. Please be watching!
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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Flowering Flourishes Card

   Welcome to my blog. If you have never visited before, I would like to personally thank you for stopping by. I hope you like what you see and it gives you ideas for creating your own cards. You can always leave a comment on any of the cards I have made telling me what you think. For those of you that visit my blog regularly, I want to tell you "thanks" I appreciate you very much. You make me want to continue doing this.
  The card you see here was made for my daughter for Mother's Day. I did not use a sentiment on it, which means you can use it for any female for any occasion. I am not normally a bright color person, but that is why I really like this card.

These are the Stampin' Up! items I used to create this card.
Cardstock: Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Summer starfruit, Melon Mambo, whisper white, and Sycamore Street DSP (retired)
Classic Ink: Tangerine Tango
Stamp Set: Flowering Flourishes
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Elegant Butterfly Punch, and the Bitty Butterfly Punch
Accessories: Island Indigo 3/8" ruffled ribbon (retired)

 After I had already taken pictures of this, I decided to add a Pearl Basic Jewel to the center of the butterfly. You can do that too, if you would like.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Apothecary Accent Card

  Hello everyone! I wanted to share a card with you that I made for my Mom. I got the idea from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Connie Babbert. You can see her card and instructions by clicking here. I do not like copying someone elses work. It is similar, but not exactly the same.

To create this card I used the following Stampin' Up! products.
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, and Fan Fair DSP
Classic Ink: Island Indigo
Stamp Set: Flowering Flourishes
Embellishments: Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon and Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits, Paper Piercing Pack Essentials, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, and a Stampin' Sponge

  It did take a little bit of time to create this card because of all of the layers. In the end, it is well worth the effort. Please leave a comment if you would like. Also if you have any questions you can do that too.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Postage Due Mother's Day Card

To all of you Mom's, I pray you had a wonderful Mother's Day, yesterday. I was able to visit with my mom and one of my daughters. Next year my other daughter will probably be able to visit too. This all depends on where she and her husband live. I am praying it won't be very far away, but I do not know.
  I thought I would share with you one of the three cards I made for Mother's Day. The card I am sharing with you, today, is the only one that says "Mother's Day" on it. The other two could be used for other occasions, which is why I am holding off on them. When creating this card at first I did not add any glitter to it. I took pictures of it without, but then I thought maybe I should have added glitter.

  Below is the card with the glitter added to it.

 These are the Stampin' Up! supplies you need to create this card.
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Primrose Petals, Early Espresso, and Naturals Ivory
Stamp Set: Postage Due and All Holidays (retired)
Classic Ink: Island Indigo, Early Espresso, and Primrose Petals
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Designer Frames,
Extra Large Oval Punch, and a Stampin' Sponge
Accessories: 1/4" Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Tell me what you think. Do you like the plain card on top or the one with glitter on the bottom.
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Wedding Shower Invite 3

Here is the last of the Wedding Invitation samples. This is not only the one that was chosen out of the three, but it is the easiest one to create. Since this was only a sample, the insert is blank. If I were making the insert, the part that shows outside of the pocket would have said, "You're Invited."

These are the Stampin' Up! materials used to create this card.
Cardstock: Night Of Navy, Calypso Coral, and Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper and Perfect Polka Dots embossing Folders, and the Eyelet Border Punch (retired)
Accessories: 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon

Thanks for checking out my blog. Have a wonderful day!
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Monday, April 22, 2013

Wedding Shower Invite #2

  I am sharing another wedding shower invitation with you. This one is opened like most cards are opened. I had already shared with you that I think for invitations they should be different than a normal card. I just was giving the lady a few choices. In case you are wondering, the card I will post after this one is the one she chose for the shower. To be honest, it was the one I would have chose also.

  This card was made with calypso coral, island indigo, and whisper white cardstock. It looks more like Miami Dolphin colors. At least, that is what my husband said. He liked it. I used the full heart punch and a heart from the framelits collection. Of course, I used the big shot. For the embossing I used the vintage wallpaper and perfect polka dots folders. For the flower I used the boho blossoms punch. The punch that the ribbon goes across on was the eyelet border punch, which is retired. The ribbon is the 5/8" organza ribbon and I added a large pearl basic jewel. Lastly, the sentiment is from the sincere salutations set, which that set is retired also.
  Once again, thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
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Monday, April 8, 2013

Wedding Shower Sample Invitation

We all know that it is getting to be the most busy time of year for weddings. I have a few sample wedding shower invitations to share with you over the next week or two. I tend to like the cards that are folded a little differently than the standard half fold card for occasions like this.

This card is designed with the gate fold. The ribbon is holding the flaps together. It has a lot of detail in it, but it is so pretty. Just remember, if you like this card, you can easily change the colors to whatever your wedding colors are very easily.
These are the supplies I used to make this card. Calypso coral, midnight muse, and whisper white cardstock. The big shot machine, along with the oval framelits, the scalloped heart of hearts textured impressions embossing folder embosslits, the lacy brocade, vintage wallpaper, and perfect polka dots textured impressions embossing folders. The bird builder punch. Last of all, the 5/8" organza ribbon.
I am sorry that the pictures never seem to be as good as seeing it in person. I may end up having to make a light box one day. Please leave a comment telling me your opinion on it. Thank you for looking!! Have a wonderful day!

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Blessings Chalkboard Technique

Happy Easter!! Christ is risen from the dead. Have a great day celebrating what Easter is and spending time with your families.
 Every once in a while I will come across a new technique or card that I really want to try. The chalkboard technique is one of them. I really like how it looks. There are many samples of how to do this technique on the internet. I looked at a few videos of how it was done, but then decided to make one with my own ideas in mind.
 Not all chalk is white. Due to this reason, I used colored watercolor pencils along with the white. Keep in mind though that you do not use water with the watercolor pencils for this technique. I also knew I wanted to somehow add the cross to make it look like it was part of the Easter Blessings saying. I am happy with the results of how that turned out. Probably the biggest thing that I wasn't quite as happy with is the fact that the colors come out dark. The reason is because of the black cardstock. All in all I love it. I would definitely do it again too. You can use other cardstock besides black to do this technique. Remember, not all chalkboards are black.

To make this card you will need daffodil delight and basic black cardstock. A big shot, the framed tulips and lacy brocade embossing folders. Watercolor pencils and white craft ink. White embossing powder and a heat gun. A stampin' sponge. An elegant butterfly and bitty butterfly punch. Lastly, a rhinestone basic jewel.

If you have any questions or comments, please ask or tell me. I will gladly try to answer them.
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