Monthly Archives: October 2012

Googly Ghouls

Happy Halloween everyone!  Just wanted to share a cute little card I made for the October Creative Crew on Splitcoast Stampers.  I’m just showing my ‘stepped up’ version as I thought it turned out soooo cute!

The base of the card is Lucky Limeade.  I too a piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Web Embossing Folder, layered it onto Basic Black then to the card front using dimensionals.  I took the oval and circle labels from the Ghoulish Ghouls Designer Kit, turned them over to use the backside and added to the card front.  I took another circle label, colored the edge in Pumpkin Pie, layered onto a 2 3/8″ Basic Black Scallop, added a piece of Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon to a Gold Brad then to the label and added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped Boooo on Pumpkin Pie, cut with Bitty Banners then added to the card front.  Finally I stamped the bat using Basic Black on Whisper White, cute out and added using dimensionals.  I MEANT to add some googlie eyes but forgot before taking my pictures.

Set(s): Googlie Ghouls
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, Ghoulish Ghouls Designer Kit
Ink: Basic Black
Other: 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Gold Brad, Web Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Dimensionals

 

Tweet Leaves

The SUO Challenge this time is to make an Elegant Autumn card.  Oooooooo…I love autumn!  But…when I sat down to work on it, somehow traditional autumn colors didn’t seem to appear on my card anywhere…LOL!!!  I wonder how THAT happened!

I do love how this turned it out though and I do love the Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand together.  The base of the card is Island Indigo.  I took a piece of Elegant Eggplant, inked the Argyle Embossing Folder with Elegant Eggplant ink and then ran my paper through that to give it more depth.  I layered this on Sahara Sand then added to the card base.  I added a piece of the newsprint then a piece of Silver Glimmer paper.  I embossed the image on Very Vanilla then sponged the three colors on it.  I curled the ends of the leaves then added to the card front.  I stamped the greeting using Elegant Eggplant on Sahara Sand, cut into a banner, added a ‘bow’ (click on the tutorial tab above to get to that tutorial) from Natural 7/8″ Ribbon and an incolor Printed Brad then added to the card front using glue dots and dimensionals.

Set(s): Tweet Leaves, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Newsprint dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Autumn Accents Die, Clear Embossing Powder, Argyle Embossing Folder, Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Incolor Printed Designer Brads, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Christmas Blessings

This was my ‘must have’ Christmas set as soon as I saw it in the new catalog this year.  I just love the open ‘loopy’ look of the images.  (Shhhhh….don’t tell…this is the set that I’m featuring for my card set this week on Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions!).  I thought this set would be just perfect for the color challenge on SCS today to use Cherry Cobbler, Older Olive and Whisper White with a dessert option of silver.

Just a few quick notes on this…the base of the card is Shimmery White (oh…this is just SOOO pretty in real life!).  I took another piece of Shmmery White, ran it through the Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder, layered on Cherry Cobbler then added to the card base using dimensionals.  I cut some banner from a piece of the Cherry Cobbler/White print in Snow Festival and a silver glimmer banner (these using the Bitty Banner framelit, then cut a piece of the Old Olive Scalloped ribbon for my third one.  I added these to the card front.  I cut a piece of watercolor paper using the Apothecary Accents framelits, stamped the poinsettia using StazOn Jet Black, colored with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive markers (and a blender pen) and added a silver glimmer brad on top.  I added a piece of the Old Olive Scallop ribbon along the side and added the to card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting using Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler markers, cute with the wide oval punch, layered onto a Cherry Cobbler Decorative Label then to the card front.  Oh…such a pretty Christmas card!

Set(s): Christmas Blessings
Paper: Shimmery White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer, Snow Festival dsp
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Other: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Wide Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder, Old Olive Scallop Ribbon, Neutral Glimmer Brad, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Snowflake Soiree

Just a VERY QUICK and easy card for the CAS challenge on SCS today.  The challenge was to do a single layer collage.  I LOVE CAS but this is a difficult one for me.  I decided to do acrylic block stamping and then use some snowflakes (in honor of the FIRST posting of cards on Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions!  Yep…now’s a good time to join…just check out the info on the right and sign up today!

Okay…back to the card.  The base of the card is Whisper White.  I inked up the acrylic block with Pink Pirouette then sponged around the edges in Primrose Petals.  I stamped the largest snowflake in Not Quite Navy (okay…MEANT to do Baja Breeze…oops…wrong pad but liked it!), the medium snowflake in Primrose Petals, the small snowflakes in Cherry Cobbler and Merry in Not Quite Navy (DID mean to do that color!)  To add ‘just a little extra’ I added some Basic Rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes and then just a couple random ones.

Set(s): Snowflake Soiree
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy
Other: Basic Rhinestones

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Evergreen

And I couldn’t resist it one last time!  (And I still have some of the dsp left…hehehehehe!)  And look…I actually managed to use another print from that pack!  There was this GREAT sketch on The Paper Players today so I just HAD to join the fun!

As always some quick notes on my card…the base of the card is Lucky Limeade.  I took a piece of the Early Espresso print, layered it onto Very Vanilla then added the card base using dimensionals.  Next I took a piece of my very favorite print, added Very Vanilla Ribbon Lace punches to the to and bottom and added to the card front.  Next up was a piece of the Champagne Glimmer, cut into a banner added to strips of Very Vanilla just for a little contrast and added to the card front.  I took a 2 3/8″ Lucky Limeade Scallop Circle, sponged the edges in Lucky Limeade and added to the card front using dimensionals.  The tree was stamped in Lucky Limeade then the Loopy tree was embossed in gold on top, punched with a 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, layered onto an Early Espresso circle then to the card front using dimensionals.  I did a Champagne Glimmer star (Merry Mini punch) added with a glue dot.  Finally I stamped the first two lines of the greeting in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, cut with Bitty Banner Framelit then layered onto a Lucky Limeade banner and added to the card front to finish it off.

Set(s): Evergreen
Paper: Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Champagne Glimmer, Candlelight Christmas dsp
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Versamark
Other: Ribbon Lace Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Merry Mini Star Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Coluzzle, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Evergreen AGAIN

Can you tell that I LOVE this set?  And I particularly LOVE this set with this dsp?  I found this new challenge site CAS(E) this Sketch and just LOVED the challenge sketch and HAD to join in!

The base of the card is Very Vanilla.  I took a piece of the dsp and punched a 2 1/2″ hole in it.  I added an Early Espresso Large Scallop Edge and a strip of Champagne Glimmer paper, then attached to the card base.  I punched out a 2 3/8″ Early Espresso Scallop and added to the card front.  Next I stamped the tree in Lucky Limeade then embossed the loopy tree on top in gold, punched with the 1 3/4″ circle punch, added to a Champagne Glimmer circle.  I made a bow (click tutorial link above to access tutorial) using Very Vanilla Seam Binding and a Gold Brad, added to the circle than added circle to card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the first two lines from the greeting using Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, cut with Bitty Banner Framelit, layered on Champagne Glimmer banner (same framelit) then to card front using dimensionals and glue dots.  What a fun little card!

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Set(s): Evergreen
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Versamark
Other: Large Scallop Edgelit, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Coluzzle, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Brad, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Bitty Banners Framelits, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Evergreen

Mary Jo has such a GREAT sketch this week…so nice and simple!  I knew as soon as I saw it that I would be using this set with it.  Just PERFECT!!!  I soooo love the Evergreen set!

This is a quick and easy card.  The base of the card is Lucky Limeade.  I took a piece of Early Espresso and added it to the card front.  I took a piece of my very favorite print from the Candlelight Christmas dsp pack, added a Very Vanilla Large Scallop edge under it then added to the card front.  Next I stamped the tree using Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, layered onto Early Espresso and added some Gold Brads.  I added this panel to the card front using dimensionals.  I punched a star from Gold Glimmer using star in the Merry Mini punch pack and added using a glue dot.  Finally I stamped the greeting in Lucky Limeade on Very Vanilla, punched with Word Window punch, layered on Early Espresso Modern Label punch then to the card front to finish it off.  Soooo elegant!

Set(s): Evergreen, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Champagne Glimmer & Candlelight Christmas dsp
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
Other: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Gold Brads, Large Scallop Edgelit, Merry Mini Punch Pack, Dimensionals.

 

Look what others are doing with Mary Jo’s sketch….

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!