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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Another Birthday Card using Clean and Simple Sketch FTL 167

I used the Clean and Simple Sketch FTL 167 as my inspiration. I decided to rotate my card and have one of my butterflies hang off the circle.

FTL 167 - Clean & Simple Sketch
Here is the birthday card I made for my good friend, Sharon. I used the brayer/embossing folder technique again in this one (might not be able to see the Pretty in Pink ink on the square lattice).

All materials/supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamp Sets: Great Friend (retired), It's Your Birthday (retired),  Inspired by Nature; Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla; Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Big Shot machine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder,  Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Brayer, Marvy Uchida Scallop Circle punch, Circle Scissor Plus and Glass Mat; Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, 

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Here is a card I made for my dad's birthday which was earlier this month.  I've always struggle to make masculine cards.  I got my inspiration from this card made by Sharri Coates.  This is also my first time braying on the embossing folder and I love the way it turned out.

All materials/supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations, Autumn Days; Card Stock: Early Espresso, Crumble Cake, Very Vanilla; Ink: Early Espresso, Crumble Cake; Accessories: Big Shot machine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Brayer, Decorative Label punch, Scallop Oval punch, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gift Card Holders

Still preparing for items to sell at the Holiday Boutique. I'm taking advantage of clearing out some of my retired items. Here are some gift card holders.
All materials/supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamp Set: Contempo Christmas; Card Stock/Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Always Artichokes; Retired DSP; Ink: Always Artichoke, Old Olive and Always Artichoke markers; Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensions, Clips Assortment, Always Artichoke 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)
Stamp Set: Tags til Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler; Ink: Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: Ornament Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations, Four the Holidays; Card Stock/Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Concord Crush; Old Olive Designer Patterned; Ink: Concord Crush; Accessories: Ornament punch, Bigshot machine, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensions,Mini Glue Dot, Silver Cord (retired)
Stamp Set: sane as above; Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gold; 
Ink: Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder,  Gold Brad, Gold Cord (retired)
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FTL 164 Clean & Simple Card Sketch

I think I'm getting into the stamping groove again and it helps to get inspirations from card sketches like the one from Clean & Simple FTL 164. This is my second time participating in a Clean & Simple sketch.  Here is a link to my first participation:

 FTL 164 - Clean & Simple Sketch

Here is my card.  I'm always in need for birthday cards so I stamped several this time. I also finally used the Blushing Bride In Color. 

All materials/supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake; Card Stock: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride; Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Regal Rose; Accessories: Stampin' Dimensions, Build a Cupcake Punch, Big Shot machine/accessories, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Backgrounds I (Large Dots) Texturz Plate, Paper Snips

To color the embossed dots on the Whisper White card stock, I just gently put the Blushing Bride ink pad on top of the card stock. You also  might not see it in the photos, but the Regal Rose card stock has embossed large dots using the Texturz Plate Background I.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday stamp-a-stack card option 2

Here is my second card option for my upcoming holiday SAS. This card is very similar to the card on Hero Arts blog.  This one uses the new In Colors.

All materials/supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamp Set: Pennant Parade, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party; Ink: Lucky Limeade, Basic Black, Early Espresso marker, Pool Party marker; Accessories: Dazzling Diamond, 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensions, Paper Snips

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Preparing for Holiday Stamp-a-Stack

It's been a while, but I'm back to a little stamping.  I'm preparing for my annual holiday stamp-a-stack (SAS) in December as well as making cards for the Ralston Hall Mansion - Home for the Holidays fundraiser (I will be one of the vendors at their boutique).  To get some inspiration, I'm using one of Craft Project Central's monthly card challenge (Creating Pretty Cards).

Here is my card and this will be one of the my SAS card options.

All materials/supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations, Snow Swirled; Card Stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy; 
Ink: Versamark; Accessories: White embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Ornament punch, Bigshot machine, Tasteful Trim Big XL die,  1/8" White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensions, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots; 
Non Stampin' Up!: paper clip

I also tried a different color scheme... what do you think?

Materials/Supplies same as above except...
Card Stock: Crumble Cake, Riding Hood Red; Ink: Whisper White Craft; Accessories: Polka Dot Embossing Folder

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Finally back... Sale-A-Bration

I took a long break from stamping, but back from my hiatus.  I wanted to share with you the cards made at my recent Sale-A-Bration (SAB) event.  This is a simple 3"x3" card that was made with the Punch Bunch stamp set which you can get free with any $50 purchase.  You can view the SAB catalog here.

Stamp Set: Punch Bunch;Card Stock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Level 1 Hostess Designer Series Paper Pack; Ink: Poppy Parade; Accessories: Stampin' Dimensions, Punch

Have you seen the Occasions Mini Catalog?  One of my favorites is the cupcake stamp set.  The best part is there's a matching punch.  This is what we created at the SAB event (also a 3"x3" card).

Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake;
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pink Piroquette, Soft Suede;
Ink: Pink Piroquette, Soft Suede;Accessories: Stampin' Dimensions, Build a Cupcake Punch, Bone Folder, Sponge,
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots

If you want to make this into a regular A2 card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2"), you can try this:

Here is a close up view.  I sponged the edges of the "Happy Birthday" and curled the piece with a bone folder.  I added dimensionals and mini glue dots to try to keep its shape.  It will probably get smashed when it gets mailed.

Enjoy your week!  Check out my retired items on sale (look at the tab on the top of this page).

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bleach Stamping Card and Technique and Holiday Card Idea

Bleach is not only for cleaning... you can use it with your stamps.  Bleach stamping works well with dark colored card stock.  Here is picture of a card and technique page using bleach stamping.  I also added some shimmer to this card and technique page. Subscribe for the month of November to get the instructions and details at Craft Project Central

Bleach Stamping Card and Technique page designed by Zeva

Normally, I have a holiday stamp-a-stack, but this year, I've been really busy with work, kid activities, and volunteering.  Hopefully, this will help those who will miss my class this year.  This card is almost exactly the same as the one created with the bleach technique.

Stampin' Up! Supplies (unless noted):
  • Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, River Rock
  • Stamp Set: Lovely As a Tree, Snow Swirled
  • Ink: Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red 
  • Accessories: 3/8" Riding Hood Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals 
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