I have seen various cards lately that were made with a toile looking pattern by combining the floral image from the Elements of Style stamp set and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. This is my take on the idea. I loved the idea of black and white, classic toile, but I wanted a little color so I used my Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color in the image on the top layer. I also layered it on a card base of Pink Pirouette Cardstock. This will be one f the cards that we do at my class this Friday. Sorry it's not the best picture. I try to take my photos outside since I get the best light, but it's super windy here today. And that's the best I can do with my 5 year old holding the card "still".
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Stamp Set: Elements of Style and All Natural (retired) Papers:Pink Pirouette Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, and Basic Black Cardstock Ink: StazOn Jet Black Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware (Vanilla), Designer Label Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
I have been wanting to start to play along with a challenge here and there. I love the challenges and creations on the Stamping 411 Blog so I started there. This is for the SSC151 Challenge. I pretty much stuck to the template they provided. I don't know what I'm going to do without Close to Cocoa, I love that color. I'm thinking I might use this card for my class next Friday.
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Sweet Little Sentiments (retired hostess set) Papers:Kraft Cardstock, Sweet Pea DSP (retired), Shimmer White Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Pink Pirouette Cardstock and Close to Cocoa Cardstock Ink: Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa Accessories: 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Crimper, Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Big Bold Cupcake Dies, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
I went to a local Goodwill yesterday morning because I have been told that they receive overstock from a bunch of major brand stores (Target, Old Navy, Banana Republic). I got a ton of deals. Probably the best one were these off white picture frames from Target. They were originally priced $7.99 at Target and they were $1.99 at Goodwill. It gets better, yesterday morning there was a 1/2 of sale at this Goodwill. So, I got 7 of these frames for $1 each! I know I can get frames at the Dollar Tree for $1, but they are not nearly this nice. The glass is colored, orange on 3 of them and gray/silver on 4 of them. I just had to alter one last night. I've never altered a picture frames before, so I'm not sure if I did them "right". I just put the frame on a piece of paper and traced and then cut it out by hand. To color the sides of the frame, I used my Timber Brown StazOn applied with a sponge. I thought the green and orange gave a Thanksgiving feel, so I went with the sentiment "Blessings". I have been trying to count my blessing a lot lately. I am truly blessed in so many ways. I plan on altering all of them and putting them in my craft fair stash for the Fall. All items are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamp Set: Graceful Words (retired) Papers: Fall Flowers DSP (currently on the Clearance Rack), Very Vanilla Cardstock and Chocolate Chip Cardstock Ink: Chocolate Chip and StazOn in Timber Brown Accessories: Eyelets from Makin' Memories, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Linen Thread
This card was made for good friends of ours who just welcomed their fourth child into their family. I was totally inspired by Patti Chesky's card, seen here. I just made it my own. Now to get the little guy a small gift and get this in the mail! That seems to be the hardest part, mailing the cards I make. All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamp Sets: Congrats (2009 SAB set) and House Mouse Happy Hoppers "Sleepy Head" Papers: Kraft Cardstock, Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Watercolor Paper and Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP (retired) Ink: Chocolate Chip and Basic Black Craft and Baja Breeze Refil (to color Twill Tape) Accessories: Embossing Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pens, White Fun Flock (for the tail), Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Linen Thread, Twill Tape (1 & 1/2") and Felt Chocolate Ribbon (retired)
Friday was one of my best friend's daughters birthday. As you may have guessed, her name is Allison. I have been really into altering composition books lately, so that's what I decided to make for her. I also saw this adorable card on Kristina Werner's blog and it inspired this card. I really like the clean look of her cards. Of course, I changed it to all Stampin' Up! products. Stamp Set: It's The Thought (hostess set from the Summer Mini Catalog) Papers: Kraft, Whisper White, Rose Red and Good Morning Sunshine DSP (retired - on the Clearance Rack) Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Hooray Hardware (retired - on the Clearance Rack) and Pacific Point Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)
I am on the board of directors at my son's (Christian) preschool. I was asked to look into gifts from the school board for the teachers and thought that a journal/prayer journal with a matching pen would be perfect! I love the look of these, and they are pretty easy to make. I printed the verse on my computer, I don't have any scripture stamp sets. I made fifteen of them, and no two were alike. Some of my favorites, including this one, used the retired Green Tea DSP, which is currently on the Clearance Rack for $3.99. You just can't go wrong with that price. I stamped on gift bags for the sets to go in, but haven't taken a photo of that yet, I will do that later and add it to this post.
I made this card a couple of months ago, but just haven't had the chance to post it until now. I like how it turned out, even though the sentiment is a little crooked. All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stampin' Up! Note Cards Stamp Sets: Very Vintage and Birthday Whimsy (old SAB) Papers: Whisper White and Baja Breeze Inks: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red Accessories: Corduroy Button in Kraft, Linen Thread, Large Clear Rhinestone and 1 1/2" Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon
Stamp Set: Birthday Bliss Papers: Wild Wasabi Textured Cardstock - 3” x 6" (folded), Whisper White Cardstock and Junior Varsity Designer Series Paper Ink: Wild Wasabi Accessories: Dimensionals Stamp Set: Well Scripted Papers: Kraft Cardstock - 5 1/4” x 10 1/2” (folded), Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, old book used for flower Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Large Clear Rhinestone, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, 1 1/2" Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral and Happy Moments (SAB) Papers: Whisper White Cardstock - 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” (folded), Basic Black Cardstock and Bermuda Bay Cardstock Inks: Whisper White (Craft) and Whisper White Craft re-inker Accessories: Embossing gun, white embossing powder, sponge dauber, re-inker Stamp Sets: Extreme Skateboard and Happy Moments (SAB) Papers: Sahara Sand Cardstock - 4 1/4” x 11” (folded), Basic Black Cardstock, Taken with Teal Cardstock and Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Inks: Basic Black and Whisper White (Craft) Accessories: Spiral Punch, embossing gun, white embossing powder, Dimensionals Stamp Sets: Butterfly Accent and Fine Flourishes Papers: Pretty in Pink - 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” (folded), Whisper White Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock and Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Inks: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa Accessories: Scallop Punch, Dimensionals Stamp Set: All Holidays Papers: Sahara Sand Cardstock - 4 1/4” x 11" (folded), Baja Breeze Cardstock - 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", Manchester Designer Series Paper - 4” x 4” Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories:Glue Dots
Well, last night was great. We had a great time, and we were finished when I said we would be! Here are the cards that we made. All of the supplies are Stampin' Up!. Now to come up with May's cards...