Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Welcome to the blog hop for the Facebook DIVAS blog hop. If you are on the hop, then you arrived here from Brend'a Blog "Stamp it Up". The theme of the hop is Oldies But Goodies and we are to use items in our stash that we have not used for 6 months or more. I chose these brightly colored paper flowers. They were from the first batch of I bought years ago when I started seeing them being used on cards in the blogosphere. I chose them because they go nicely with the SU Brights color family. The Designer Series paper by SU is used as well as some Concord Crush from the In Color family. The Sentiment is from last year's Well Scripted set. In the first card I did the "pressed flowers" technique by gluing the flowers onto the card stock before placing it in the Square Lattice embossing folder. I trimmed it and placed it on the card and then embellished it with some organdy ribbon and pink satin ribbon that I heated with my heat gun to get them to curl. It is finished off with a thrift store find of some pearl beading. For the 2nd card, I ran the flowers through the embossing folder and then applied them to a piece of embossed card stock. I trimmed it placed it on the card and embellished it with a paper flower I made with punching out paper from the Designer series paper.
Thanks for visiting and now you can hop from here over to Barbara's Blog "Made For Keeps" . If you started in the middle of the hop and want to be sure you see everything, hop back to the first stop on the blog hop which is Vicki's Blog Bountiful Blessings
Monday, April 18, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
With my daughter graduating high school this year, I am making a collection of graduation cards for her friends who are graduating with her. This past weekend, I made this collection of clean and simple graduation cards featuring current and retured SU products. See individual cards for the supplies on each card. For the Congrats card and the Stand Out of the Crowd Card I used a reverse mask to draw on the border. The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig was used for the Stand Out Of The Crowd Card. On this card I also did the paper piecing technique by stamping the cap on a scrap of Greenhouse Gala DSP and cutting it out.
|1 - Congrats Graduate features Whisper White, Baja Breeze card stock and |
Greenhouse Gala DSP. Congrats Graduate Stamp and 1" circle punch
The small star punch are retired SU.
|2 - Imagine the Possibilities features Razzle Dazle stamp set and |
My Digital Study Word Play set, Confetti White, Sahara Sand and Pacific Point card stock and
Blueberry Crisp DSPBasic Pearls, Cap is from a retired SU set.
|3 - Worth the Wait featres MDS Word Play set, Blueberry Crisp Paper,|
Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, ConfettiWhite card stock,
large star punch, 1-3/8" circle punch. The cap is from a retired SU Set.
|4 - Stand Out From The Crowd: Old Olive, |
Whisper White Card Stock, and Greenhouse Gala DSP.
Cap and congratulations are from retired SU sets.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
The purse on the left is made with SU Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP). This is a sneak preview of SU's new Paisley Petals DSP coming out this summer. Keep your eyes open here for ways you can preorder it. I used the Decorative Label punch for the accents on this purse and embossed a scrap of Not Quite Navy with the Square Lattice embossing folder. The sliver purse is made with SU Brushed silver card stock. I die cut out the flowers and fancy tag behind the flower. I made the matching note card using the Fresh-Cut Notes set of pre-cut cards that have the flower in the middle already die cut. Here's a sample of the silver purse with matching card.
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