More about Card Sketches

Card sketches are great tools to use when creating handmade cards.  The past two Thursdays we’ve been looking at how to use card sketches.  You can see these posts here and here.  Well today’s post will show you another card sketch idea, and how I recreated it using a different stamp set. Here’s the original card that I created last summer.  It uses the Mosaic Madness  stamp set and the… Read More »

Petite Petals Happy Birthday Card

Here’s a quick to make handmade birthday card created with Petite Petals stamp set and Petite Petals punch.   As I said, this card goes together QUICKLY!!  Card base is Whisper White with two layers of colored card stock, then one more Whisper White piece.  The colors for this card can be any combination you’d like and the sentiment can say whatever you’d like it to say.  That’s what makes… Read More »

Petite Petals Lattice Birthday Card

I am having so much fun sharing my Petite Petals projects with you this month.  I hope you are enjoying them as well!!  Here’s another card: This card is a remake of one that I did a year ago for Valentine’s Day.  You can find that card here.  Isn’t it interesting how can change the look and feel of the project?? Project Notes: The “lattice” was created with TWO lattice… Read More »

FREE SHIPPING on Stampin’ Up! Orders

Get your Stampin’ Up! wish lists ready…Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on order placed from April 21-25, 2014.  That’s all this week, in case you didn’t realize it.  What a great deal!! Besides the free shipping, Stampin’ Up! released it’s retiring products list today.  Stamp sets, papers, 2012-2014 In-Colors, embellishments, tools and much, much more are included.  The important thing to remember is that the products on the retiring… Read More »

Quilted Petite Petals

Today’s card is a quilt card made using the Petite Petals stamp set.  If you know me, you know that quilt cards are one of my favorites to create!! Project Notes: Coastal Cabana is the color used for this card. Retro Fresh Designer Paper was used for the quilt “frame”. The Petite Petals flower image was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock, then punched with the Postage Stamp punch. After… Read More »

Quick Cards using Card Sketches

We looked at a card sketch last Thursday, and I explained how sketches make quick work of creating cards.  (You can see that post here.) Here’s another card I created based on that same sketch. As you can see, I’ve used the same basic sketch from last week but changed up a few things too.  I mentioned last week that a sketch is just a wide open plan for your… Read More »

Bees with Backyard Basics

Today’s card was created for an aunt of one of my customers whose name is Bee, and the Backyard Basics stamp set couldn’t be more perfect for the card theme.  Can’t you just see the bees crawling around on this card?  Here are the project notes: Chocolate Chip and So Saffron and the colors used together here. The bees are stamped onto So Saffron card stock using Chocolate Chip ink,… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! and Project Life

Exciting announcement made by Stampin’ Up!….they are partnering with Becky Higgins and Project Life to offer Project Life products that are EXCLUSIVE to Stampin’ Up!  Here’s a video that tells all about it!! I don’t know about you, but I used to spend lots of my time scrapbooking.  Now however, I’m finding it difficult to find the opportunity to work on and keep up with my photos…and the thought of dragging… Read More »

Petite Petals Wreath Card

For today’s card I used the Petite Petals stamp set and Petite Petals punch to create what I call a “step it up” card.  Now, I’m a crafter who likes elegant simplicity, so my definition of “step it up” may not match yours.  But here’s what I created: I’ve seen several card creations on Pintrest that use the Petite Petal flowers as a wreath on a card front and decided… Read More »

Petite Petals Punch Project

I love using punches for on my projects…they are so versatile!!  Stampin’ Up! has many punches that coordinate with their stamp sets.  My current favorite stamp set and coordinating punch is Petite Petals.  However, the punch doesn’t have to be used with only the stamp set.  It can be used alone as well, as I did in today’s card: By using the Petite Petals punch and solid colored card stock,… Read More »