Saturday, April 12, 2014

Papillon Potpourri

 Pretty color combination - this card uses Island Indigo and some of our gold products.

Here's how I made this -

I started with a base of Island Indigo Cardstock - 4 1/4  x 11 inches, and scored it in half at 5 1/2 inches.

I added a layer of Island Indigo Designer Series Paper cut 4 1/ 4  x  3 inches, attached to bottom of card front.

I used a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (cut just a bit less than two inches wide) and the Scallop Tag Topper punch to create my tag.

I added several strips of the Watercolor Wonder Washi tape to the tag.

My butterflies were stamped in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White Cardstock and punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch, and attached them to the tag with glue dots.   I like to gently "fluff'" up the wings to create some dimension.    I used a glue dot to attach the strip of sequins to the tag top - and then threaded some gold bakers twine through the hole (punched by the Tag Topper Punch) and tied a knot.

I layered a bit of Gold Foil Vellum under the tag, attached it to the card, and my card was complete! 

All products are listed below - you can click on any image to be taken to my online store to order yours!

Thanks for stopping by today - Happy Saturday!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Mini Sampler

 I had my downline over this week for a meeting - I always look forward to getting together with these ladies - they are fun and so talented and I am always inspired by them!

This month, for one of our Make and Takes, we made a Spring Mini Sampler that I designed -

click on any of the photos for a bigger view! 

here's a closer view-

And here is a view with the frame I used -

These little samplers are so fun to make - and are really cuter "in person" - the picture doesn't do justice to all the details and layers and dimension. 

Well, gotta run today - it is a beautiful day here and the grass has turned green!! I guess spring is here!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cheer Up Buttercup

I love the Cheer Up Buttercup stamp from the Geometric Stamp Set and for my card today, I thought I would create a little bouquet of buttercups to hopefully brighten someone's day!

Here's how I created this card -

My card base is 4 1/4 x 11 inches, in daffodil delight cardstock.

Next is a layer of basic black - 4 3/8 x 5 1/8

The Whisper White layer is stamped very lightly with the Dictionary stamp. (Inked with basic gray ink and stamped off on scrap paper before stamping on the card front).

The flowers were made using the Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy punch, stamped with Daffodil Delight Ink.

The flower stems are just small strips of Pear Pizzazz card stock tied up with a bit of Daffodil Delight stitched ribbon.

And my Cheer Up Buttercup Banner is stamped with Daffodil Ink onto Whisper White card stock - I flagged both ends with my Hexagon punch, and them sponged some ink around the edges.  

And here are this week's deals -

My favorites - the Punch Pack - it is a must have!! And I love the Secret Garden Framelits!!!

Thanks for visiting today !!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Backyard Basics Easter Card

 If you are a regular follower of my blog (thanks!) - you may remember this bag that I created using the Tag a Bag Gift Bags.  Well, today's post is pretty much the same idea as the bag, but I have turned it into a card -

I used the butterfly and egg stamps from Backyard Basics Bundle (buy bundle at save 15%).  The framelits sure make it easy to perfectly cut these shapes. 

The green grass is the scallop from the Tasteful Trim die for the Big Shot -  snipped with the fringe scissors.

A little fun tip for the fringe scissors someone shared with me - If you like to cook, the fringe scissors are an excellent way to snip up fresh herbs!!!  Sounds like a great idea with me - I think I will be ordering a second pair to keep in my kitchen!

Anyway, back to my card --   

The little flowers are from the Punch Pack and the Happy Easter Stamp is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and I cut a tea lace doily in half and layered on my card. 

Card Base is Soft Sky and is cut 4 1/4 x 11.  The Tag A Bag is cut 3 3/4 x 5.  Love the Chevron Pattern!

Thanks so much for stopping by today !  Looking forward to my team of demonstrators coming over tonight for a meeting!  Always a fun time - love these ladies!!!

Hope you have a great day, too! 

If you are interested in supplies for this card, they are listed on the link above where the bag is.  


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Postage Collection

 Here's a simple but sweet little card for a special someone!  The card uses images from the Postage Collection stamp set  (hostess set), and the beautiful Natural Composition Specialty paper.  I love this paper and often forget about using it -(need to use it more!)

Here's how I put this card together -

The base is Soft Sky cardstock - 4 1/4 x 11 - scored at 5 1/2
The layer of Natural Composition Paper is cut 4 x 5 1/4
My focal point is made up of  stamps from the Postage Collection (all stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and sponged with Crumb Cake ink.

I stamped the frame with Crumb Cake ink and punched it out with the Postage Stamp Punch.  The bee was stamped in Staz On black ink and punched out with the 1 inch circle punch.  The Thank You was stamped on a little strip of paper and I used the Hexagon Punch to "flag" the ends.

I also added a little strip of Soft Sky cardstock and a bit of Crochet Lace.   I made some loops with Linen Thread and attached it to my card with some dimensionals. 

All supplies listed below - you can click on any link and order these supplies from my online store.  And don't forget to take advantage of my Customer rewards to earn free product!   Read about them HERE!

Thanks for visiting today!  I have to take myself away from my computer and stampin' and get some housework done today! Of course, I'd rather "bee" stampin'!  Have a great day! 



Friday, April 4, 2014

Banners Framelits

 Quick post today!  Happy Friday Everyone - just wanted to share a way to use lots of the Banners Framelits Dies. 



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Beautiful Baroque

 Needed a thank you card - and tried to use up some "remnants" of projects left on my desk!

I thought it turned out cute!

Here's how I made it -

The base is Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock - 4 1/4 x 11.  It seems I am using that color more and more!

The next layer is Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 - and has the Dictionary stamp inked very lightly and stamped over the entire piece. 

I used Crisp Canteloupe Ink and stamped the Beautiful Baroque stamp on the Whisper White layer.
Before I attached this to my card front, I added a piece of Baked Brown Sugar Trim to the  back of the piece at the bottom. It just seems to soften it all a bit. 

For the banners, I used Sassy Salutations Stamp Set - it's become my "go to" stamp set for bold greetings.  Love it!   I also made a banner with some of the gold vellum.

I wrapped the banners with Gold Bakers Twine and attached the entire piece to the card front with a dimensional.

Products used on this card are pictured below - please click on any of the images to start shopping from my online store!!   

Thank you for visiting my blog today!