Thursday, September 23, 2010

More cards from last Friday

I already showed you one of the designs for the cards that we did at my class last Friday, here are the other three. I ended up using embossing folders on three of the four cards, I just love the way they can step up a card so easily. All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted. I am not sure which one is my favorite, probably the Eiffel Tower one. Which one's your favorite?

Stamp Sets: Elements of Style and Watercolor Trio (love the sentiments in this set!)
Papers: Whisper White Cardstock
Inks: Early Espresso and Marina Mist
Accessories: Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings and French Script background (retired)
Papers: Love Letter DSP (love this!), Very Vanilla Cardstock, Riding Hood Red Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock
Inks: Basic Black and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Linen Embossing Folder
, Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Sponges

Stamp Set: Watercolor Trio (again, love the sentiments in this set!)
Papers: Whisper White Cardstock, Greenhouse Gala DSP and Pear Pizzaz Cardstock
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
, unknown brand jewels, 1 & 3/4" Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine

I hope you're having a fantastic week.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

A little Halloween

I don't really do a lot for Halloween, I'm more of a Fall/Harvest girl. Having said that, I have some friends/customers who do like Halloween themed items. One of them said that she wanted to make one the mummy cans, as shown on page 154 of Stampin' Up!'s 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalog. I told her it wouldn't be hard to do, but I wanted to show her. I did put google eyes on it even though the one in the catalog had cardstock eyes.

The other treat is the new Candy Wrapper Die from Stampin' Up!. Another one of my friends/customers expressed her interest in this die, so I had to get it. Right? It is really easy to put together and I plan on making these little guys for all types of different occasions.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Mummy Can: Twill Tape, Sticky Strip,Large Cellophane Bag, google eyes (brand unknown), ribbon from May Arts and of course candy!

"EEK YOU'RE SWEET" Candy Wrapper treat: Basic Black Cardstock, Ghostly Greetings DSP (retired), Sweet Centers Stamp Set, Basic Blank Classic Ink, Old Olive 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon, Bigz L Candy Wrapper Die, Sticky Strip and of course candy (inside)!

I hope you're having a great weekend!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Simple Elegance

It's amazing how much you can dress up a card with the right tools. Take this card, for instance. The embossing folder and pearls transform it from a plain card to an elegant card. This is the third card I've designed for my stamp-a-stack this Friday night. It was totally inspired by a card that my upline, Jamie, did at a recent class of hers. I made this one specifically for friends who got married last month, oh the shame! We were gone this summer for 6 weeks and I feel like I've been going 100 mph since we got back. My blog posts are evidence of the fact that I'm behind with things. I'm hoping to turn that around soon.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes (current hostess set)
Papers: Crumb Cake (aka kraft) Cardstock, Baja Breeze Cardstock and Chocolate Chip Textured Cardstock
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze (inside)
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
, Basic Pearls jewels, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine

Have a great day!