Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Love is in the Air .... Three "Love" Themed Cards

It's April and love is in the air.  I have a friend whose son is getting married, another friend who just got engaged and my parents anniversary is next week.  So here are three cards I made this week to honor those wonderful events. 

Black and White Happy I Do Day
Stamps: Word Play (Stampin Up)
Card Stock:  All SU -  Basic Black, Basic White,  Brushed Silver
Accessories:  Heart punch, SU scalloped heart die, Scallop Circle punch, 
SU Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, 
glitter dots, Ribbon 



Turquoise Congratulations
Stamps:  All Stampin Up - A Word for You  and Hearts a Flutter.
Card Stock:  Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Stampin up Hearts of Flutter Die and Candy Dots, Fan Fan Embossing Folder,  Ribbon



Wisteria Petite Petals Anniversary
Stamps:  All Stampin Up - A Word for You  and Petite Petals
Card Stock:  All SU Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories:  SU Candy Dots, SU Ribbon, SU Petite Petals punch, Swiss Dots embossing folder

Monday, February 10, 2014

Clean And Simple Sympathy


Sorry it has been so long since I posted anything new.  Tonight my husband relayed a message from his secretary that they needed more sympathy cards to send to clients.  I had a short amount of time so I went with clean and simple white on white design.  The flowers are from the retired Stampin' Up! set Simply Soft (Hostess Set) and the With Sympathy is from a current set Teeny Weeny Wishes.  I colored in the flowers with Stampin' Write markers.  The sentiment is computer generated thanks to an internet search with the key words "business greeting cards sympathy" and printed using My Digital Studio (MDS).  Since the inside of the card was so plain, I stamped the flowers going off the page and colored them to match the front.  This design is really simple but and now that I'm looking at it again, it can also be taken up a notch by maybe rounding the corners of the top of the image panel.  Of course a ribbon could be added but since I wanted to keep it flat for mailing at the standard postage rate, I did not want to make it bulky.  Now I'm off to make some Valentine 
cards.  

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wine, Women and Wisdom Group - Valentine Wine Bottle Tag and Gift Card -


This month I was honored to present the project for the monthly Wine Women and Wisdom group.  The theme was Valentine's day and I put together kits for the group to make hanging wine bottle tag and a 3 inch square gift card.  It was a small group his month but we had fun see below.



The kits to make the project were sold for $10 and the money was donated to a gofundme.com account of Katie Schlinger a young Florida woman who is the victim of a violent crime and had to undergo surgery for her extensive injuries and will have to undergo rehab.  You can read Katie's and donate on her gofundme.com page HERE

Thank you!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Love is in The Air - Engagement Card



Made this engagement card using retired Stampin' Up's Bashful Blue (retired) card stock and Whisper White with a little punch of Red Glimmer paper.  Heart punch from Hearts a Flutter Framelits set and Adorning Accents embossing folder and Cloudy Day (retired) embossing folder.  I  printed the sentiment using My Digital Studio (MDS) and the Chat Room Occasions digital stamp set.  The card is embellished with some Bashful Blue ribbon and Basic Rhinestones.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Festive Piercing Pack and Keepsake Ornament Christmas Card


I have been busy working on designing my Christmas cards for this year.  This is a really simple one made with the Ornament Keepsakes and Greetings of the Season Stamps sets. The stamp sets are not listed in the annual Idea Book and Catalog or this year's Holiday Catalog but are still available.  See them and other Online Only stamps HERE.  I also used the Festive Paper Piercing Pack to define the ornament stamps.  The good news is that the Festive Paper Piercing Pack is on special this week as part of Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals.  See the Paper Piercing Pack and other deals HERE.  

Card Supplies

Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season - Online Only 
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Really Red, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Really Red, Soft Sky
Accessories:  Silver 1/8" ribbon (Holiday Catalog), Festive Paper Piercing Pack

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Two Retirement Card Ideas using Stampin' Up! Supplies

Two of my coworkers retired last week.  These are the two cards I made for them.  The Best Things in Life... card above is made using Smoky Slate, Gumball Green, Whisper White card stock and Smoky Slate, Gumball Green and Pear Pizzazz ink. The greeting is from the Feel Goods stamp set. The doilies are from the Delicate Doilies stamp set.  The ribbon is actually a white ribbon that I inked with the Smoky Slate ink pad.  I don't always have the right color ribbon for my project so having some white on hand that can easily be colored is helpful.  I placed one end of the ribbon on the ink pad and then closed the pad and pulled the ribbon through.  I had to the ribbon over and pass it through again to get both sides colored.  Let it dry before adhering it to your card.  


The Live Your Life card was made with the stamp from the Really Good Greetings stamp set.  The card stock colors are Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar and Garden Green.  The embossing folder is Fancy Fan and the leaves are made using the Little Leaves Sizzlet die and the butterfly is the Elegant Butter Fly Punch.  I also used the Scallop Trim Border punch on the greeting panel.  Of course my cards are never complete without a little bling.  I added the Rhinestone Basic Jewels to finish off the cards.  
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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Vintage-style Baseball Birthday

So happy to have some time to create last night.  This is a birthday card for our neighbor who is a baseball fan like us.  The image is an image I purchased and downloaded from The Vintage Workshop and the background paper is a free download from Far Far Hill.  The yellow rosette and the graph paper are made using Stampin' Up! digital Designer Series Paper Soho Subway collection  (for My Digital Studio (MDS) .