This card was created for one of my card making events. It uses the "Just Believe" stamp set…one of my ABSOLUTE favorites from the new catalog. The card base and base for stamped image is So Saffron. I stamped the image with the new Cajun Craze ink. I really am pleased with this color combination. The dotted paper is Cajun Craze DSP and the ribbon is Old Olive Satin Ribbon. I also used the ticket punch on the corners.
I'd like to apologize for my lack of posts lately. We've had lots going on and I just haven't had time. My son left for his first year of college two weeks ago, then school began here and it was back to work. It seems every day is filled to the brim with busyness. I hope to be more regular at posting.
Today I'm sharing two cards made with the single SU stamp "So Many Thanks". Both cards are the same layout but have two entirely different feels. The first one uses Pear Pizzazz as a card base, the other Poppy Parade. Both use DSP from the Sunny Garden collection. Card stock colors the DSP strips are mounted on are Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight (the DSP strips are 1 inch each). The ribbon is 1/2 inch Stitched Poly Pear Pizzazz. The green card uses Pear Pizzazz ink stamped on Pear Pizzaz card stock. I added a self-adhesive basic rhinestone for some glitz. I used markers to ink the image on the red card.
Hope you enjoyed the cards. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Blessings to you!
Welcome to the first SU Only Challenge…with a theme of Fall. So glad you stopped by to visit. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I work in the local school district, and although I enjoy having my summers off, I like the comfort of resuming the school year routine.
I created my card for this challenge with the new Day of Gratitude stamp set found in the Holiday Mini. I saw this stamp set and knew it was a MUST HAVE for my collection. Here are the card details (all Stampin' Up!):
Card base: Cajun Craze (LOVE this new color!)
DSP: Autumn Spice Designer Paper (from the Holiday Mini)
Ink/Card stock colors: Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Old Olive brad, Ticket corner punch
Now it's your turn. We'd LOVE to have you play along with us and share a fall themed project. Just link it here.
There’s a new blog on the block…a Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge blog…and I’m excited to let you know that I have been asked to be a design team member there. The first challenge will post on September 7th and challenges will be posted bi-weekly for now. Three winners will be chosen for each challenge. Here’s the site address: http://suochallenges.com/
I’ll be joining these FABULOUS team members: Michelle Laycock, Karen Barber, Jenn Diercks, Amy Fink, and Cindy Coutts.
Please help spread the word and make sure to stop by September 7 and play along with us!
Labels: SUO Challenge
A funny thing happened as I was blog surfing today…I came across the challenge for Paper Pals Art – a masculine KISS card. Why is this funny?? Because I had just created a KISS card sample that fit the theme perfectly. (It's a sample for a card designing class I will having in my home next week.) Here it is:
The Friends Never Fade cards I have posted the last several days were also samples I created for my open house. I’m about to begin my second year as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and I have decided to try something a bit different this time around. It seems last year, I purchased/earned stamp sets that I never really had a chance to get to know. This year, I’m making a real effort to make several cards with each stamp set shortly after I receive it, just to play with the stamps and get a feel for the set’s “personality”. The fun thing about the Friends Never Fade set is that it coordinates so beautifully with the Garden Gala designer paper and makes into a gorgeous card!
Yet another card to show the versatility of the Friends Never Fade stamp set and Garden Gala designer paper. Sentiment is from the new Level 3 Hostess Set Occasional Quotes. Card base is Cherry Cobbler, which I think makes the yellow Daffodil Delight and blue Marina Mist really pop!
I love the ease with which designer paper can enhance the look of a card. The flowers are stamped with the new Cherry Cobbler color, then trimmed with scissors. The leaves are punched using the large bird punch. The designer paper is from the Garden Gala pack.
Thanks for dropping by today!
The Garden Gala designer paper is the perfect companion to the Friends Never Fade stamp set. I ran the designer paper through the Big Shot with the lattice square texture folder. I accidentally ran it through so that the raised bumps were on the opposite (wrong) side of the paper — OOPS! —- but then decided I liked the weathered look that the indented impressions gave to this pattern.
I found time to try one more challenge with my new Stampin' Up! goodies. Again, I used the "Just Believe" stamp set along with three of the new In-Colors and Sunny Garden Designer Paper. The card base is Daffodil Delight and I attached a piece of Designer Paper from the Sunny Garden set. The circles were stamped with Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait, then punched with a circle punch. The ribbon under the circles is 1/2" Stitched Poly Pear Pizzaz. I traced and free cut the bottom circles (Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight). I stamped the sentiment and leaf images in Peach Parfait.
This was a fun challenge, and great way to try out my new stamp set. Thanks for taking time to look!
This has certainly been a busy week for me. Thank goodness I discovered how to do automated posts!!
The open house went wonderfully well and everyone who came seemed to have fun. My order of NEW Stampin' Up! products came just in time for me to display them. I ordered the "Just Believe" stamp set, and when I saw the weekly challenge at Techno Stamper, I knew just what I wanted to do.
Here are the details: The card base is Sahara Sand. The image is stamped using Not Quite Navy ink and the paper that I used was from the Blueberry Crisp Designer Paper Set. I sponged the edges with the same ink. The long blue pattern piece attached to the card base is from that same pack. The solid blue is a piece of Not Quite Navy card stock. I used paper instead of ribbon, and it is also from the Blueberry Crisp pack. I sponged it with Sahara Sand ink to tone done the brightness of the white. When I got that call done, I decided the card needed a "pop" of color, so a cut a butterfly out of Daffodil Delight using the Beautiful Embosslits die.
This was a fun card to make. I LOVE the way that it turned out and this might be a card we make in one of my monthly classes.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I always appreciate it!
I think the Friends Never Fade stamp set is a very versatile one. I've been wanting to play with this set and have seen some lovely cards made with the stamps. My inspiration for this idea came from Sharon Field I made a few changes of my own. The green card stock that I used was Certainly Celery.
If you had been at my home yesterday for the Open House, you could have made one of each of these cards. The first one uses the palm branch stamp from Tropical party and tropical designer paper.
This second card uses squares of tropical designer paper, as well as a butterfly image from Flight of the Butterfly and a sentiment from the new Level 3 Hostess Set Occasional Quotes.
This last card uses an image from the new stamp set Friends Never Fade. Other new products include two of the new colors – Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist. I can already tell these will be favorites of mine!!
Well, that about wraps up all the tropical posts for now. Hope that you didn't get too tired of them. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Happy Stamping!
If you lived in my area today, you’d be able to stop by my home for the New Catalog Open House and some stamping fun. All the tropical card samples I have posted on my blog will be on display. There are make-and-takes for all to make, door prizes, retired Stampin’ Up! product for sale, new catalogs for browsing and OF COURSE….goodies to enjoy.
This card was a CASE of another card. The designer paper gives a nice bright look to this card.
Aren't these the CUTEST little items you've seen in awhile? I thought so and that's why I tried my hand at making them. I found directions for the tiny purses here and the straw hat and bag here. I think it's fun to make cute things like this. The square lattice folder makes the paper look just like a straw purse.