Friday, December 31, 2010

Anniversary Card

Stampin Up is doing a challenge where new demonstrators have to create a card using only items from their starter kit. Unfortunately for me, most of the items in my starter kit ended up being discontinued (I joined before the color renovation). So, I was very limited in what I could use... The I {Heart} Hearts was the best stamp set from my kit, so I decided to make an anniversary card. It was very hard for me not to be allowed to use any ribbon or punches...My kit also didn't come with any black cardstock, so I just rubbed my whisper white cardstock on my basic black ink pad and made my own black paper (and now I need to order a basic black reinker...). Some of the newer demonstrators did receive some ribbon and buttons in their starter kits so I know I don't stand much of a chance. But it was still fun to be challenged and have to come up with something new. I'm glad that SU changed the starter kit this past July. Anyone joining now gets a better variety of products than I did when I joined (not that I'm complaining, I got lots of great products too!).
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year!

Stamp sets: I {Heart} Hearts and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White and Real Red
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Versamark

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Another Christmas card

Wow, I have really been MIA, haven't I? Here is another Christmas card that I made. I was trying to come up with a card that didn't use any ribbon (it's kind of hard for me to do that!).

Stamp sets: Jolly Bingo Bits and Christmas Punch (retired)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Scallop Square Extra-Large, 2" x 1-3/8" Oval Extra-Large, 1" Square punch (non SU)
Other: Petals-a-Plenty big shot embossing folder, dimensionals.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Birthday Card

This week was my husband's 30th birthday, and I wanted to make a special card for him. I knew that I wanted to make a pop up with three levels and put 30 candles in it. I wasn't really sure how to go about it, though. I searched the internet but could not find instructions for a pop up like I was picturing , so I ended up creating 3 "steps" for the inside of the card and glued them in. There are 5 candles on the top step, 10 on the second, and 15 on the 3rd, for a total of 30. The candles were cut using the celebrations cricut cartridge; the "30" on the inside was cut using the designer's calendar cartridge, and the balloons on the front were made with two stamps from Stampin Up's Playful Pieces stamp set. I could have done a better job on the front of the card, but I didn't have much time, since the inside took so long! (And the reason for the envelope in the picture is to cover up my personal message to him - I forgot to take a picture before I wrote in it!)
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Paper Clips Bookmarks

I received an order of large paper clips a couple of days ago and just had to make these bookmarks right away (these were inspired by Angie Juda from chic'n scratch). I made one for each of my kids using their favorite colors and of course one for myself. :)

Stamp: Lovely Letters Alphabet

Ink: pretty in pink, rich razzleberry, marina mist, real red.

Cardstock: whisper white, pretty in pink, rich razzleberry, marina mist, real red.

Punches: 1 3/4" scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle

Other: 3/8" taffeta ribbon (pretty in pink, rich razzleberry, marina mist, real red), 4 inch paper clip

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Christmas Card

This is my first non- cased Stampin Up card! I was so proud for just sitting down and forcing myself to come up with a Christmas card. It felt great to get it done!

Stamps: Welcome Christmas and Perfect Punches.
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Old Olive.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Early Espresso.
Punches: Scallop Trim, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 3/4"Scallop Circle.
Other: Silver embossing powder, heat tool, Real Red 5/8" grossgrain ribbon, Petals-a-plenty embossing folder, Big Shot.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dog Punch Art Card

This is a little 3x3 thank you card that I just made for a friend who watched my dog while we were away on a trip. I used Brenda's dog punch art to make the cute little dog.
Punches used to make dog:
Word Window
1 1/4" Circle
3/4" Circle
1/2" Circle
1/4" Circle

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This card was cased from the Idea Book and Catalog. It was so easy to make! I changed the colors and love it!

Two-Step bird punch
For All You Do stamp set
Paper: Rose Red, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Garden Green, Rose Red

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Swaps I Received

Here are the swaps that I received back from some of my fellow demonstrators:

My Card Swap

I've been thinking that maybe blogging is not my thing... Life just seems to be so busy and I end up forgetting to post. I'll try to be better. :)
Here's the card that I made for the swap (finally!). I ended up making 40 of them.

The centers of the flowers have dazzling diamonds glitter (it's hard to see in the picture).
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cards for swap

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted anything! My camera died on me, and I couldn't figure out a way to make it work. I can't live without a camera, so.... I had no choice but to buy a new one.
I'm currently working on some cards for a swap and I'll be sure to post a picture of the complete project soon. I've been using this design as the make and take for workshops. It's a great way to teach people how to make their own patterned paper just by stamping the designs.
This stamp set is called For All you Do, and the colors used are Rose Red, Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait (one of the new In Colors).

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Baby carriage set

I cased Michelle's baby carriage (from pink paper paradise) and it turned out beautifully! I also made a matching card and made some little note cards with envelopes to go inside. It was a baby shower gift and I think my friend really liked it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tea Pot

This is a tea pot that I made for my Mother in law's birthday and filled it with bags of her favorite tea. I used Lauren Meader's Tea for You template. It was a little hard to make, but I was pleased with the end results.

Monday, June 7, 2010

End of year Teacher appreciation gift

This is a little gift set that I made for each of kids' teachers. There are 8 of those little cards with matching envelopes inside. I've been on a little monogramming fix lately...