Saturday, January 20, 2007
Here are some cards I made for my husband's team in Mosul, Iraq to send to their moms for Valentine's Day. Moms need cards from their sons just as much as the wives need a card from their hubby, right? : ) I hope they like the cards!
Here's my first card using Best Blossoms stamp set from the Sell A Bration mini catalog. I love this big flower and can see a lot of potential for using it on scrapbook layouts. Here, I stamped it with Whisper White craft ink on So Saffron cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then cut out the flower leaving a bit of the saffron showing as I cut. The backgroud is stamped with Flannel BG stamp. Finally, I topped the flower off with a clear button and blue gingham ribbon. We made this card at my Every-Third-Friday-Night Stamp and Crop Night at my house. At this event each month, my friends come over to stamp, scrapbook, and work on their papercrafts projects. It's just a fun night of stamping and chatting!
All supplies for this card are from Stampin' Up. www.stampinup.com
Saturday, January 06, 2007
It's Saturday again, and I'm using up some scraps! I have tons of unfinished swap cards, which are card fronts instead of full cards that I use for swapping ideas with other demonstrators. These two celery card fronts are leftovers and I turned them into Valentines using Stampin' Up stamps including Olive You, Loving Hearts, and Rough Around the Edges jumbo wheel. I also used Certainly Celery, Regal Rose and Basic Black cardstock also from Stampin' Up! (http://www.stampinup.com/) I also used my Marvy Scalloped punch and Marvy oval punch! I love these scallop punches! I can't seem to concentrate with all of these unfinished projects lying around and it's really putting a cramp on my stamping style! My goal is to continue using them up and get back to stamping from scratch!
Tune in tomorrow when I tackle a scrapbooking layout that has plagued me creatively for a long time. It's a Zoo themed page and I just can't seem to figure out what to do with the pictures! See you tomorrow on Sunday's Scrapbook Page!
Friday, January 05, 2007
Here's a Valentine that a guy would not be embarrassed to receive. No frilly pink bows here! This card was inspired by SCS user Rohla. Check out her gallery at www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/rohla!
I used Stamp of Authenticity, Small Sayings, Sweet On You, and All About U stamp sets, plus the Rough Texture Wheel from www.stampinup.com. I also used More Mustard, Not Quite Navy and Chocolate Chip cardstock from Stampin' Up! as well as Stampin' Up! ribbon. The ribbon is actually black gingham ribbon which I ran over the Not Quite Navy ink pad with a sponge.
I made this card for a Winter Mini Swap last month. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
I have tons of the Designer Paper left over from the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini, and this is one of the cards I made for a swap with my club members. It is a simple pocket card. I used the Holiday Mini patterned paper, Bashful Blue cardstock and ink, True Thyme cardstock and ink as well as the True Thyme stitched ribbon. I love the stitched ribbon! The 'Just a Note' stamp is a Large Text-Only personalized stamp from Stampin' Up. I got that idea from my upline, Kim Cagle. I also used Snowflake Spot stamp set. All stamps and current materials can be found at http://www.stampinup.com/. (I'm learning how to insert links) : ) Basically, a pocket card is a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock cut in half vertically (hot dog cut) and folded in half. The fold of this card will be at the bottom. Then you simply fold about a 1 1/2" in flap down. I used double-sided tape to keep the flap down and the ribbon keeps the pocket folded pretty well. The card inside the pocket is just a piece of cardstock matted. Today is my last day of vacation, so I might stamp some more and post a few more samples for the week! I'm working on my club projects for the month and will post those in a bit! For more information about my club, see my Stampin' Up! website at http://www.stampinvera.stampinup.net/. Check out my calendar of events to for more info on clubs, crops, etc.
On this card I used Stampin' Up!'s Dream Come True stamp set, pretty in pink ink and cardstock, basic black ink and cardstock, and whisper white cardstock. I wanted the black gingham ribbon to look like it was tied around the heart, so first I tried to glue dot a bow to the front of the heart, but I didn't like the result. So, instead, I used Stampin' Up!'s craft knife and cut slits on either side of the heart. Then I carefully pushed the ribbon through the slits and tied a knot. I put glue dots along the bottom of the card opening to keep the card from sliding through the bottom.
Thanks for looking!