Sunday, September 9, 2007

Three For You!

Hello again! I just wanted to show a quick and easy card after the last one. This one is so easy! Especially if you have the Three For You punch box! That is all I used on this card. Add a little ribbon and you are done!

The centers of these flowers (because you all know that all flowers must have centers) are done with the white gel pen. Brads would also be very cute in the centers but it is difficult to punch a hole in the middle and then the brad prongs tend to stick out... So, this is much easier! I also popped up the flowers using pieces of dimensionals. All of the stamps used for this card also come in the box. I have fallen in love with it and I know you will too! Have a great week everyone!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Three For You Punch Box; Cardstock- Blue Bayou, Sky Blue, Groovy Guava, Whisper White; Ink- Sky Blue, Blue Bayou; Accessories- Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon, white signo gel pen, dimensionals, flower punch (which comes in the punch box)

True Friend

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a good week! I did! I can't believe it is time to start a new week already!! But I think I am ready. Because I didn't show a project yesterday, I am going to do two posts today. I have been working on a few swaps and have some cards ready to show. Hope you enjoy!

This card is made using a stamp set from the new Holiday mini collection. This Holiday mini collection is superb!! I love almost everything in it! But I did put a limit for myself. And this stamp set was one of them!! I used the new True Friend set. The way I did this image takes a little more time than just stamping an image. The flower is all one stamp. I used my markers and colored in each section of the flower (I actually used four colors on the stamp). So, if you want quick and easy this may not be the card for you. But it still turned out cute! I normally would not think of these colors together but the color wheel made the suggestion and I went for it! And it grew on me because I made a bunch for a swap I am in! Now I just hope it grows on those who will be receiving them!! In the upper right hand corner of the rust piece is five pierced holes and two of them have gold brads in them. I know that I have used this "technique" before but I really like it! This card also uses our new Basic Gray color and I just love it!

Card Recipe: Stamps- True Friend; Cardstock- Basic Gray, Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla; Ink- Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Really Rust, Perfect Plum markers, Basic Gray pad; Accessories- Certainly Celery grosgrain, gold brads, Crafter's Tool Kit

Monday, September 3, 2007

Pick A Petal

Here is a card that I found on another blog - I just loved her colors and layout and decided to copy! I did tweak the center just a bit. Instead of using a turqoise button (which I don't have), I took my double circle punch and punched a scrap piece of Tempting Turquoise paper. Then I took my circle punch and punched it out. And then I had a faux button! I added a little Whisper White grosgrain as well. The flower is popped up with dimensionals. Enjoy!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Pick a Petal, Curvy Verses; Cardstock- Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery designer prints paper; Ink- Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black, Arpicot Appeal; Accessories- Circle punch, double circle punch, coluzzle, Whisper White grosgrain, dimensionals

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Coaster Frame

Hello everyone!! Well, the school year is under way and everything is going smoothly for the moment. It has just been a lot more work than I ever remember it being! But then again, I do have a 7 year old to contend with as well. Thankfully, my husband has really stepped up and helped me out there! Did I mention that I was also helping out the volleyball coach? The volleyball season ends at the same time as my son's soccer season. But then we are well on our way to Christmas!! YIKES!

Then there is stamping to help me gain my senses about me! Here is a little project that I put together for a swap and a shoebox swap that I am in. The one for the swap I did with some different paper and stamps but it is almost identical. I thought it turned out pretty cute! They are pretty easy to make as well. I used two 4 x 4 chipboard coasters (like the ones they use in restaurants). I covered them with our new Fall Flowers designer paper. Then I used the Bud Basics stamp set to decorate. Top it off with some Basic Gray taffeta ribbon and there you have it!! The little "hinges" are from a die cut by Zip 'e Mate. I just added some brads to make them look even more authentic! I really liked how it turned out! Enjoy!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Bud Basics; Cardstock- Sahara Sand, Really Rust, Basic Gray, Fall Flowers designer paper, Whisper White; Ink- Old Olive, Really Rust, Sky Blue; Accessories- vintage brads, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, rhinestone brad (for middle of flower), photo corners punch, corner rounder; Other- coasters, zip 'e mate