Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Falling Cards

I've seen a few cards using this layout with a slice of the top cardstock cut out, so wanted to try my hand at it.

I'm sure there is an easier way to do this, but I will share how I accomplished it.  With the front of the card and the Simply Scored Tool I scored a diagonal line on the carstock...then I moved only the bottom portion to create another score line. I then used my scissors to cut on the score lines. (The Designer Series Paper is covering the back portion of the card front, so that when the person who opens the card will see the left portion all covered).

I wanted to use the Falling Flowers and the May Flowers Framelits for the first time! Cute set... I can see so many possibilities!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets - Falling Flowers, Tin of Cards
Ink - Memento
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Botanical Gardens DSP, glue dots, rhinestones

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Phrase Affection

The new Floral Affections TIEF (Texture Impressions Embossing Folders) make creating elegant card easy!

With one swipe through the Big Shot... you have your embossed front...all that needs to be added is the sentiment and a few pearls!

I think my new favorite color is Sweet Sugarplum...such a lovely shade of purple.

Thanks for taking a look!

Stamp Set - Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Sweet Sugarplum
Paper - Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Floral Affections TIEF, Basic Pearls

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sugarplum Swirls


When I saw (on Pinterest) that someone used the Swirly Birds stamp set as a lollipop.... I just had to try to make a card with one too. Such creativity and thinking outside the box!

I took a close-up photo, so that you could see that I used Wink of Stella on the white parts of the lollipop to give it some shine too!  As an added note... I used the cardstock color Sweet Sugarplum -- How appropriate! =)

Thanks for looking!

Stamp Sets - Swirly Birds, Birthday Banners
Ink - Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake
Paper - Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Wink of Stella, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots 

Candle Banner

This card came together so quickly... I love when I can just use one stamp set for a card.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Time of Year
Ink - Dapper Denim
Paper - Dapper Denim, Dapper Denim DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Bunch of Banners Framelits, glue dots

Friday, September 16, 2016

Birthday Friend

My niece loves kitties.... so what could be more adorable than a kitty card!  When the new Stampin' Up! catalog came out with the Foxy Friends and Fox Builder Punch came out, I just knew I had to get them. So much diversity in this stamp set.  Although, I do have to say.... it's difficult to decide which stamp to use with what...and the Fox Punch doesn't align with any stamp, so you need to punch several pieces of paper to just get the whole animal. (This was my first card, so hopefully putting together the animals will get easier the more I work with them).

I utilized a few different products on this card. The Designer Series Paper is from "It's My Party" paper stack. I used the Deco Labels well as the Bunch of Banners Framelits. The sentiment stamps are from Banners for You and Birthday Banners stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets - Foxy Friends, Birthday Banners, Banners for You
Ink - Crushed Curry, Memento
Paper - It's My Party, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Accessories - Big Shot, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Fox Builder Punch, Deco Labels Framelits, glue dots

Friday, September 9, 2016

Peekaboo Banners

Sorry, this photo is a bit flashy... I tried to get the sparkle of the Wink of Stella on the flowers (the without a flash photo...made the flowers look a bit dirty). Trust me... it sparkles! lol

I wanted to showcase the 'Banners for You' stamp set...and this is the only set I used for this card! Amazing - huh! Such lovely flowers and leaves that tend to get overlooked with all the words and banners within the set.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used
Stamp Set - Banners For You
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach
Paper - Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Wink of Stella, Rhinestones

Banner Birthday

I was really impressed with myself, as I only used one stamp set in creating this card (as I usually use 2 or more different sets in one card... this is remarkable!).

Many, who are just getting started with their supply of stamps, ink and paper...may not have many stamps to choose from in the beginning. So, I felt it was time to try to create a card featuring just one. This is a great workshop or card camp card too!

I did use a bit of the masking technique to get the candles long, and not going through the banner.  I suppose I could have used the Bunch of Banners Framelits to achieve the same results with a bit of 'pop'. Maybe I'll try that on a different card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Banner
Ink - Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Pool Party, Dapper Denim DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - scissors, scrap paper (for masking technique)
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