Friday, May 28, 2010

Patriotic Card

Supplies used: Cardstock - Kraft, Not Quite Navy, & Real Red. "Red, White & Blue" and "Classic Stars" Stampin' Around wheels. Basic black & Not Quite Navy classic ink pads. Sponged with Close to Cocoa ink. Spritzed with Vanilla smooch spritz and Log Cabin smooch spritz. Cut out the flag from red cardstock that I had rolled the "Red, White & Blue" wheel over with black ink. Also punched a star out of the red cardstock with the small star punch.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Simply Adorned Charm

Simply Adorned charm necklace is locket styled with a hinge that lets you insert your artwork or photo and is double sided. The front side has beveled glass. Check these out in Stampin' Up! Summer mini catalog. There is also a bracelet and small charms.


This card uses the Motorcycle stamp (117657) from the summer mini catalog. Cardstock used is Whisper White, Basic Grey & Basic Black. I used the Square lattice embossing folder (119976) on the Basic Grey paper then heat embossed the motorcycle with black embossing powder (109132) and spritzed the whole card with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz (118771).

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summer Mini Card Samples

Here are some cards I have made lately using items from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog.

This card was inspired by Shelli. I used the Presto Patterns Specialty paper (#117175) and brayered Old Olive ink over it then spritzed with the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz (#119921).
Also used: Very Vanilla cardstock (101650), Sincere Salutations (115068), Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (117291), and Scallop Edge punch (112091).

On this card I used the rest of the Presto Patterns paper that I had inked with Old Olive and I sponged the edges of it with Rich Razzleberry ink and then distressed the edges with the cutter kit (106958)distressing tool. I stamped the Bella Toile background stamp (111598) in Old Olive onto the Rich Razzleberry cardstock (115316). Also used: Rich Razzleberry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon (115613, just turned it over to the plain side), Elements of Style "for you" (120045 clear, 118611 wood), Square Ice Rhinestone brad (109113), Linen Thread (104199) and 1" circle punch (109046).

This card features the Motorcycle stamp (117657) from the Summer Mini. Embossed the motorcycle in black on Whisper White, colored in the motorcycle with the Real Red stampin write marker and then sponged the edges with Real Red and Basic Black. Mounted that on black and then on the Real Red card base that I had sponged black on the edges of. I stamped Happy Fathers Day (Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370) and then using the Mat Pack (105826) paper-piercing template and the Paper-piercing tool ("116631) I pierced holes on either side. Spritzed the whole card with Silver Foil smooch spritz (118770).

I love the Elements of Style stamp set in the Summer Mini Catalog! (118611 wood, 120045 clear) For this card I used Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstock. I colored in the image with Bashful blue, So Saffron and Old Olive ink with a Aqua Painter (103954). Used the new Square Lattice Embossing folder (119976) on the Very Vanilla cardstock and sponged with Bashful Blue and Log Cabin smooch spritz (119921) which I also spritzed on the whole card. Also used: Tiny Tags (117690 wood, 118598 clear), Jewelry Tag punch (117190), Bashful Blue satin ribbon (117290), and Square Ice rhineston brad (109113). Oh, I also spritzed the whole card with Vanilla Shimmer smooch spritz (118772).

Love this card! This uses the All a Flutter stamp (118284) and the Watercolor Trio stamp set (117050 wood, 120084 clear) from the Summer mini catalog. I also used the grass stamp from Inspired by Nature (111656). Cardstock is Old Olive and Confetti White. Ink colors; Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Rose Red, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust and Close to Cocoa.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Elements of Style Birthday

This is a birthday card I made for my mom using the Elements of Style stamp set from the Summer mini catalog. The background paper is the Presto Patterns paper also from the Summer mini. I spritzed the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz on the paper then rubbed it all over with a sponge to create the brown/bronz background color. Love these papers! The glossy design pattern stands out when you apply color to the paper.

Monday, May 3, 2010

May Classes

"Summer Mini" Catalog Class
Monday, May 17 at 6:30 pm
Cost is $5.00
At my Stampin' Studio
In this class we will be using products from the new summer mini catalog and creating 3 cards. Each card will use the new Square Lattice embossing folder (love it!) along with new stamps and Silver Foil & Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (gotta love that name). Also, you can see some of the other new items from the mini catalog.
Please RSVP and prepay by Saturday, May 15

"Cards & Coffee" class at Crema Cafe!
Saturday, May 15 at 9:00 am
Cost is $10.00
For this Saturday morning class we will meet at Crema Cafe and create this fun gift bag and 4 note cards with matching envelopes. We will be using new stamp sets from the Summer Mini catalog; Watercolor Trio and Favorite Thoughts. Each card features a different quote from the Favorite Thoughts set. You are gonna love this one!
Seating is limited so sign up soon.
Please RSVP and prepay for class by Thursday, May 13

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day Flowers

Another Awash with Flowers card. Thought I would share this one for May Day. This stamp set will be available in the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog that comes out in July.
Supplies used: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstock; Basic Brown, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive ink; Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon; Linen Thread; Jewelry Tag punch; Tiny Tags and Awash with Flowers stamp sets.