Printed Petals is the stamp set I used to create this quick and easy card, and it's the stamp set I will be featuring in my August newsletter (which will be sent tomorrow). There will be newsletter EXCLUSIVE additional projects using the Printed Petals stamp set, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter on the right side bar.
Other items used in this card were Petite Pairs stamp set and scallop oval punch. Ink and card stock color is Rose Red. I also used a scrap of Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper Pack (Rose Red color).
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I LOVE cardinals! Today's card wouldn't have to be a Christmas card, but it's Sunday, and I'm sharing Christmas card ideas on my blog each Sunday, so guess that makes this a Christmas card.
This is certainly a quick and easy card to make. It came together for me in literally minutes!! The color in the photo is a bit off, but the color is Cherry Cobbler. The image is from Jolly Bingo Bits. The designer paper is Be of Good Cheer (a great use for scraps). I used the 1 inch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches. The Cherry Cobbler ribbon is the 1/2" polka dots turned backwards. I added texture using the Delicate Designs embossing folder.
There's no sentiment on this card, but sure wouldn't be hard to add one, either on the ribbon or in the white space in the upper box.
Thanks for stopping for my Christmas Card share today.
I liked the mascuine feel of today's Saturday Card Makeover. It is sometimes difficult to find appropriate cards to send to men. Here's my card makeover for today:
What I find interesting about this card is that it uses a butterfly, but still looks masculine. I think that's because of the colors used: Soft Suede and So Saffron.
Here's the card that was the inspiration for my card:
I used the Houndstooth Embossing Folder to add background texture, my substitute for the original card's stamped background. For the image background piece, I used the Labels Collection Framelits and cut two of the edges off. Sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned stamp set and the butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (both stamped in Basic Black). I added some paper pierced holes along the two sides and at the top points for interest.
Hope you found some inspiration in today's post. I'd love it if you would leave me a comment and let me know if you are enjoying these weekly card makeovers.
Today's card is a bright, cheery fun card to make, and a great way to use scraps of Designer Paper.
Sentiment is from the hostess set Wacky Wishes. Other supplies used include: Summer Smooches Designer Paper, Real Red ink and card stock, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, and Finishing Touches Edgelit with Big Shot.
So glad you stopped in today. Come back tomorrow for a Saturday Card Makeover.
I really like the Occasions Alphabet stamp set, but haven't used it as much as I'd like. Today I'm sharing a card I created with that set. I chose the H letter, for Happy Birthday and created a masculine card. Other items used were: Comfort Cafe Designer Paper, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits and Big Shot, BoHo Blossoms Punch, and 3/4" circle punch.
The Occasions Alphabet set includes other cute phrases such as: "B is for Baby…and bouncing and beautiful"; "F is for Friend…you're one of the best"; "R is for Retire and Rest and Relax". Check it out on page 145 of the Big Catalog.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Have fun stampin' it up!
Using buttons and brads was the assignment for this challenge. While I like the look of buttons on my cards, I find they make for a rather bulky card (which I don't like). So, I used buttons, but they were stamped instead using the Button, Button stamp set. I hope that counts too! Here's my card:
I chose Rich Razzleberry as my main color for this card. I stamped the buttons using Rich Razzleberry ink, but experimented using Crystal Effects to give the buttons a shine (hard to see in the photo). I've not used Crystal Effects very often and discovered it changed the ink color slightly on the solid buttons, but think it still looks okay. The flower was made using Stampin' Up's two scallop circle punches, then cutting toward the center to make individual flower petals. I dyed a piece of White Baker's Twine using Rich Razzleberry Re-inkers, then tied a bow. I textured the Framelits shape using the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder (also textured the sentiment Word Window shape after stamping the words). Sentiment is from the Create a Cupcake stamp set.
I think that pretty much covers the details of the card. Now it's your turn to show the SUO Challenge team what you can create using Buttons or Brads. Post your projects here, at the SUO Challenge site.
I have been seeing many of these triple layer cards popping up all over the blog world, so I decided to try one myself. And, of course, I chose to use the Reason to Smile stamp set that is only available this month!!
I really like the way that this technique turns out. To start with, all three layers of the neutral card stock are stamped together, one on top of the other. Then they are split apart and a matte card stock is inserted between them. The largest stamped image is attached to the card base.
As I said, I used the Reason to Smile stamp set for this card. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs stamp set. By the way, that has got to be one of my favorite "go-to" sets right now. Card color is Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla. I used the Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon to make an accent bow.
Have you taken advantage of Stampin' Up!'s July Reason to Smile promotion yet? Well, there are only two weeks left to get this set because once July 31 arrives, this stamp set will be history! Make sure that you don't miss your chance. Offer details can be found here (including an extra offer I'm making to those who order through me).
I'm sharing another Christmas card today, and giving you a sneek peek at a new product "goody" from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.
If you are a person who likes to send handmade holiday greetings, this would be a quick and simple card to send.
The sentiment is from the Perfect Punches stamp set and is punched with the coordinating scallop circle punch. I LOVE the Be of Good Cheer designer paper the sentiment is mounted on. It reminds me of the ribbon candy that I used to enjoy at Christmas. I haven't seen candy like that for many years!
The new product that I used was the Lacy Brocade embossing folder for the background texture. If you are wondering where I got the Cherry Cobbler ribbon from, it is the polka dot scallop ribbon, I just attached it with the plain side showing. (Double use for that ribbon!) The self-adhesive rhinestone adds a tiny bit of bling.
The new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog will be available to order from in just over a week from now (August 1, 2012). If you are on my mailing list, you may have received your catalog by now (I'm not sure when Stampin' Up! mailed them). If you aren't on my mailing list, but would like to receive the catalog, simply contact me at deb@beebugcreations and I'll get back to you about getting one.
Good Morning, and welcome to my Saturday Card Makeover post. I saw an absolutely delightful butterfly card that I knew would be perfect for Stampin' Up's! new Elegant Butterfly punch. Here is the card I created:
This card was a quick one to put together as well. Colors used were all from the Brights family (except the Gumball Green, but I think if it were a regular Stampin' Up! color it would be in that family as well!): Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo.
Here's the original card that I saw in a PaperCrafts magazine (Vanessa Menhorn, designer):
She punched her butterflies from polka dot paper, and I would have done the same except I don't yet have the new In-Color Designer Paper pack.
I hope that you have been enjoying these Saturday Card Makeover projects that I've been sharing. My purpose in doing these is to show that you don't have to buy all the "stuff" in order to re-create card ideas that you like. With just a little thought and creativity, you can use what you have to come up with a similar project.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. Have fun stampin' it up!
Stampin' Up! announced today that the new version of My Digital Studio will be released on August 1. Those demonstrators who attended Convention were able to see a demonstration of some of the new features and gave rave reviews. Here are some of the additional things that My Digital Studio software will allow you to do:
Design in double page spreads instead of a only a single page
Create with custom canvas sizes
Add more than one color to a single stamp image
Resize stamp images while keeping them crisp
See color combination suggestions
Additionally, you can download a FREE trial version to try on your computer for 30 days, so you can actually test it and see what you think.
My personal preference is still to create paper scrapbook pages, but I have been using My Digital Studio and really like it.
One stamp set that I own (and had to have when it was released) is the Build a Blossom stamp set. It's true confession time here…I have hardly used the set.
Today's post is my attempt to remedy that situation, as I have a card created with the Build a Blossom set. Here it is:
I created it using my favorite color PINK!! Pretty In Pink to be exact. This card went together quickly, once all the petals were stamped and punched. There are 9 flower petals on my card. The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned.
Just a quick post for today. Stampin' Up's! convention begins today…check-in, receive Convention bags, Memento Mall, etc. Tonight demonstrators who are attending have the option to attend classes. The meetings and general session will begin tomorrow. It would have been fun to attend, but didn't work for me to go this year. Convention is one of the great perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. What about you? Have you thought of joining the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator. Contact me if you have, I'd love to have you be part of my team.
When I first saw the I Dig You stamp set in last year's catalog, I LOVED it and wished it had been around when my son was young. He absolutely was into big work machines and the I Dig You stamp set would have been perfect for him. Because I don't have any little boys in my life, I held off buying the set. Well, I couldn't hold off any longer and today's card is one that I made with the I Dig You set. This would have been a birthday card I would have made for my son in his younger years.
The colors I chose for the card are two of the new 2012-2013 In-Colors, Midnight Muse and Gumball Green. I think they are just about perfect together for a little boy card! For the wheel hubs, I punched two 1" circles from Brushed Silver card stock.
Well, Stampin' Up's annual convention starts tomorrow. Unfortunately, I won't be attending. However, I WILL be tuned into all the news that's coming out of Salt Lake City, Utah and will be posting any updates to my Facebook page, so make sure to like me (if you haven't already) so you won't be in the dark. Here's the link
I absolutely LOVE the way today's card turned out. The Comfort Cafe Designer Series paper has this awesome geometric piece included in the pack. I love the dimensional feel of the paper.
Again, I'm using the Reason to Smile stamp set, but today it is the circle flower image. It is stamped in Pool Party ink and punched with the 1 ¾" circle punch. I used the Adorning Accents Framelits as well as the Embossing folder on one edge of the designer paper. Pool Party ruffled ribbon and Large Pearl Basic Jewels were used as accents on the card.
If you haven't already taken advantage of July's special promotion on the Reason to Smile stamp set, you'd better hurry because once July is over, so is the offer.
It has certainly been HOT again the past couple days, with more heat predicted over the next few days. I'm beginning to work on my Christmas projects (at least trying some ideas out) and want to share one today. Maybe the thought of winter will keep me cool today! LOL
This is actually one of two Christmas sets that I owned that carried over into the new catalog, so I decided to see what I could create with Snow Swirled while waiting for my new product to arrive.
The technique I used on this card was masking: stamping the sentiments first, then covering them up with post-it notes cut to the images before stamping the tree.
I decided I wanted to use some of the new Be of Good Cheer designer paper and let that dictate my color choice of Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler.
Not too much else to comment about on this card. Thanks for stopping. I appreciate your visits.
Today's Saturday Makeover Card was a fun one for me to create. I had originally seen a flower like this in Simply Cards magazine. Here's what it looked like:
I recreated it using Stampin' Up's! Color Collection Designer Paper…and every piece used was scrap. I free-handed the stem, cutting from Wild Wasabi paper. Leaves were punched with Bird Builder punch. Designer paper circles were punched with 1 1/4" circle punch and then mounted on color card stock punched with 1 3/8" circle punch. Colors used were: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise. The sentiment is from the Just Believe stamp set and punched with the Small Oval punch.
I think that the Everything Eleanor stamp set will become my "go-to" set for creating Vintage feeling cards and projects. Today's card includes quite a few of the stamps in the set.
I think that most of the card is self-explanatory, but there are a few details I want to point out. The card color is Baja Breeze. The flower images fits perfectly in the center of the "wreath like" image when it is punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch. Of course, my card includes lots of sponging, around the flower circle, wreath and along both edges of the border piece.
The border piece was cut from Whisper White using one of the Adorning Accents edglits. I ran the piece through the Big Shot twice, one time for each edge. I used one of the other flower images in the Everything Eleanor stamp set to add some interest to the white card stock. I also created a texture piece with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to add some interest.
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I own quite a few stamps and stamp sets. However, one occasion that I don't have many sets/stamps for is wedding. When I need a wedding card I usually go to my collection of hearts and create a card using those stamps. So, when I saw the Mr. and Mrs. stamp (126663, $8.95) in the new Stampin' Up! catalog I knew it would be one of the first stamps I would order.
Today's card is the first one that I made with that stamp set and I used lots of new product to make it. Here's the scoop. Colors are Pool Party and Basic Black. Don't you love the way they look together? If you were creating this card and knew the wedding colors, it could easily be reproduced to match the bride's occasion by substituting Pool Party with the wedding color.
I used two of the Apothecary Accents Framelits to highlight the stamped image. After cutting the black shape, I used the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder to add an elegant texture to the piece. The stamped image fit perfectly onto the other Apothecary Accent shape. The focal point was embellished using a Glimmer Brad.
The accent border was created with one of the Finishing Touches Edgelit dies with a Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon as a finishing touch.
Today's SU Only Challenge was to create a "stepped up" thank you note. Well, in my world, a stepped up thank you would also include a small token of my appreciation, so I decided to create a gift bag to hold my gift.
I've been seeing all sorts of dressed up brown lunch bags and decided to try my hand at creating one. I literally "took a page (or two) out of the book" for this project…the SU book (catalog) I mean.
I found my inspiration on pages 188 (heart design) and 190 (bag inspiration). This was simple to create, but doesn't appear that way.
Here's what I used: Hearts Framelits (two largest sizes), Bitty Banners Framelits, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, Itty Bitty Banners and Fabulous Phrases stamp sets, and sponging. Colors: Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green (and ribbon), Daffodil Delight (and seam binding).
I feel gratitude is one of the most important attitudes to possess. Saying "thanks" to others is a way of life for me. What about you? What "thanks" card do you want to take to the next level and share at SUO Challenges? I look forward to seeing your projects!!