Monthly Archives: May 2013

Made for You

CCMC254Say it ain’t so…the END of the current catalog!  At least I can still say all the colors on my card are current!  WHEW!!!  LOVE the color refresh and the new incolors!  And these color are just perfect for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Color Challenge this week!

So the base of my card is Whisper White.  I took a piece of Pool Party, ran it through the Clouds Embossing Folder and added to the card base.  Next I took a piece of So Saffron Polka Dotted paper and added to the bottom.  I use the Apothecary Accents Frames to make the Whisper White panel, punched holes on each end and added using the Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon.  The butterflies are in Island Indigo, Pool Part and So Saffron with the Elegant Butterfly punched from plain cardstock and the Bitty Butterfly punched from the matching dotted paper.  The ended are sponged on both, layered then I wrapped White Baker’s Twine around them to make the bodies and antenna.  I finished off the card by stamping the greeting using Island Indigo.

Set(s): Made for You
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo, So Saffron, Subtles DSP paper pack
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, So Saffron
Other: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, White Baker’s Twine, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Clouds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

Oh have you seen our new look on Create with Connie and Mary?  It is soooooo AWESOME!!!  Make sure you check it out!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Stippled Blossoms

CC429Oh…it’s almost the end of our current catalog which means almost time for NEW STUFF!!! I can hardly wait!  This card is for the color challenge on SCS and some stuff that is leaving and some that is staying.

The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Whisper White.  I ran a piece of Whisper White through the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (will not be in the new catalog) and added to the card front.  I added a strip of Pool Party along the side.  Next I took a piece of Whisper White and used the Window Piercing template along with the straight edge to create my pierced image.  You can see a quick little video on how to create this look here.  I stamped the large flower using Pool Party and Island Indigo and the small ones are Island Indigo with the solid image stamped off.  The leaves are Lucky Limeade with the solid image stamped off.  The small flowers are added using dimensionals.  Best Wishes is stamped using Island Indigo then the panel added to the card base to finish it off.

Set(s): Stippled Blossoms, Petite Pairs
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Other: Festive Piercing Template, Essentials Piercing Template, Finishing Touches Edgleits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Moving Forward

TSSCHappy Monday everyone!  Can you believe it!  It’s the LAST Monday in May so the NEW SU CATALOG is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!  YIPPEE!!!  Since this has been my feature set for this month I thought I’d use it one more time!

The base of the card is Rich Razzleberry.  I took the Razzleberry print from the Floral District pack and added to the card base.  I took another print from that pack, added scallop edges in Daffodil Delight and added to the card base.  Next up, I took a piece of Whisper White, stamped the fun bike using Rich Razzleberry and Baja Breeze, layered the Baja print on the bottom, layered onto Baja Breeze then to the card front using dimesionals.  I added the Daffodil print (same pack), cut into a banner and a piece of Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain  ribbon.  finally I added some Rhinestone to the bike wheels and in the Baja section.

TSSC2565So that’s my card and you can see…I more or less followed the sketch!  Why not join the fun?  We’d love to have you play along!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

 

Set(s): Moving Forward
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Floral District dsp
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Sweet Essentials

CAS222So I was checking out the CAS challenge on SCS and it was to use FEATHERS.  EEK!!!  I do not have a single feather stamp in my collection (no SERIOUSLY) unless you count bird stamps and I wasn’t sure if that counted or not.  So I was going to skip doing it then I remembered that the Boutique Boxes Designer Kit had feathers in it and I had some leftovers from a project I did for Create with Connie and Mary.

So some quick notes…the base of the card is Whisper White.  Next I took another piece of Whisper White, pierced an oval in there, added a doily from the kit then some feathers from the kit.  Next I stamped the greeting using Basic Grey on Whisper White, cut into a banner, added a Summer Starfruit button (from the kit) using some Baker’s Twine (from the kit).  How cool…I was able to use up some extras that I had before they retired AND do the CAS challenge for feathers!

Set(s): Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Boutique Boxes Designer Kit, Occasions Piercing Template, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Serene Silhouettes

ICI haven’t done an Inspiration Challenge for awhile on SCS and when I saw this inspiration piece, I just KNEW I was playing along!

The base of the card is Whisper White.  I took another piece Whisper White, ran it through  the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, added a piece of 1/8″ Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon then added to the card front using dimensionals.  I used my 3″ Circle die to cut out a Whisper White Circle then sponged Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Bermuda Bay ink on it.  Stamped the image from Serene Silhouettes in Basic Black then added the circle using dimensionals.  The greeting is form Pursuit of Happiness (retiring), cut into a banner, added a Pumpkin Pie button using Whisper White Baker’s Twine then added to the card front.  I added some Basic Rhinestones on the silhouette (a little difficult to see) then in the upper right to finish it off.

Set(s): Serene Silhouettes, Pursuit of Happiness
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay
Other: 3″ Circle Die, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Brights Button, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Topsy Turvy Celebrations

CASologyDo you ever make cards from just finished pieces sitting on your desk?  I actually tend to do that A LOT!!!!  I’m always surprised (and really…if you saw my desk you would know I shouldn’t be) when I can do a challenge card with just finished objects sitting on my desk!  LOL!!!

Well…this is one of ‘those’ kind of cards and I was able to make this CUTE card for the CASology challenge this week with the theme ‘ROYAL”.  Yep…I think this is ROYAL!

CASology Winner Wk 45

WOOO HOOO!!!  My card was picked as the winner this week.  How very cool is THAT!

The base of the card is Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White and added to the card base using dimensionals.  Next I took half of a 2 1/2 Daffodil Delight Chevron circle and added to the card.  Next up I had a the Basic Black banner with the word Celebrate! embossed in Whisper White so I added that.  And yep…I had the crown embossed in silver and already cut out and ready to go so I added that using dimensionals then I added some Jumbo Rhinestones and some Basic Rhinestones to finish off the card.

How FUN is that!  Took really no time at all and used stuff sitting “on the top of my desk”!

Set(s): Topsy-Turvy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Parker Prints dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Jumbo Rhinestones, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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A Round Array

CCMC253Happy Thursday Everyone!  I hope you are ready for a fun sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!  It’s one of the simple ones that you can do just so much with!

The base of the card is Daffodil Delight.  Next I took the Daffodil Chevron print from Parker’s Prints, layered onto Basic Grey and added to the card front.  I took a piece of Whisper White, cut into a banner, added a thinner, longer Basic Grey banner behind it, tied a piece of the Basic Grey Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon around it then added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the flower using versmark on vellum cardstock, white embossed and punched using the Blossom Punch and layered onto a Daffodil Delight Blossom Punch.  The center of the flower starts with the Designer Build a Brad, then the Round Array first stamp in Basic Grey on Daffodil Delight then punched with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch then on Whisper White, cut out and added.  The brad is added to the flower then the flower added to the banner using dimensionals.

So…looking for a fun challenge to join?  Then check us out!  Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to see the wonderful designs from the team and then join us!

Set(s): Mixed Bunch, A Round Array
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Parker Prints dsp
Ink: Basic Grey,  Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Blossoms Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Punch, Basic Grey Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Build a Brad, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Moving Forward

SUOIt’s time for another SUO challenge!  Can you believe that we are getting to the end of May, which is the end of the current SU catalog?  I know…hard to believe!  But I am SOOOO ready for NEW stuff!  I {heart} NEW STUFF!!!  But the SUO challenge is to say goodbye to a favorite retiring set.

I REALLY like the Ronald McDonald House Charity set this year and didn’t use it new enough!  I’ve been featuring it this month because I just think it’s one of those ‘must have’ sets!  So today for the challenge I decided to use it along with my three favorite prints from the International Bazaar dsp pack!

The base of the card is Pool Party.  I too a piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Clouds embossing folder (oh I can NOT believe this didn’t make it into the catalog!), layered onto Pacific Point.  Next I cut three banners from the prints, added to the panel, wrapped some Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine around it and added the panel to the card front.  I stamped the image using Pacific point and Pool Party on Whisper white, cut out using the Labels Framelit and added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the blimp one more time using Calypso Coral, cut out and added using dimensionals.

So…check out the other retiring sets that the design team is featuring for the SUO challenge and join the fun!

Set(s): Moving Forward (RMHC)
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Pacific Point, International Bazaar dsp
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Pacific Point
Other: Clouds Embossing Folder, Labels Framelit, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Friendly Phrases

TSSC264It’s Monday again and time once again for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge.  As we are getting closer to the end of the catalog time, I’m trying to use up my stuff that is retiring.

The base of the card is Tangerine Tango.  I took a piece of Whisper White and added to a Lucky Limeade panel, then to the card front. Next I added the pennant Daffodil Delight print from the Summer Smooches pack, took a Lucky Limeade print, added Lucky Limeade strip along the top and a scallop along the bottom and added to the panel.  I stamped the greeting using Lucky Limeade and Tangerine Tango.  The Flower is the two smallest flowers from the Flower Folds Bigz XL die and the Tangerine print from the Summer Smooches pace, sponged with Tangerine Tango and added using dimensionals.  I flattened a bottle cap, added the Daffodil print then added to the card front.  I added some Basic Rhinestones to the center of the flower and by the greeting to finish it off.

TSSC264Oh….what a happy card this is!  Why not join the fun?  We’d love to have you play along!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

 

Set(s): Friendly Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Summer Smooches dsp
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango
Other: Flower Folds Die, Scallop Edge Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Bottle Tops, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Best of Everything

CASHere’s a quick card I did for the CAS challenge on SCS for “That Smells Great”.  For some reason, I thought right away of strawberries…probably because I’ve been using the new Strawberry Slush color for another project today!

The base of the card is Whisper White.  I added three strips of Strawberry Slush.  I took another piece of Whisper White and pierced the decorative label in there.  I cut the panel out using the Apothecary Accents framelits, stamped sweet in Smokey Slate, stamped the strawberries in Strawberry Slush and Pear Pizzazz, added using dimensionals then added the piece using dimensionals too.  Finally I added the panel to the card base using dimensionals but added it towards the bottom right for a little different look.

Set(s): Best of Everything, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz, Smokey Slate
Other: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Piercing Template, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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