Thursday, April 29, 2010
As a kid my family loved to celebrate the 4th of July. We would always go to the Johnson Parade (where anyone who shows up can be in the parade) and then have a family BBQ at my grandparents, which always ended in a mean game of whiffle ball. The combination of Real Red and Brilliant Blue has always been my favorite for patriotic occasions so I'll be a little sad to say goodbye to Brilliant Blue at the end of June (I'll definately be stocking up for my personal stash).
I got the idea for this card from a christmas card we made last year and I thought it would look cool to swap out the snowflakes for fireworks. I love this card, it turned out exactly like I pictured.
Stamp Set: July Fourth
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, and Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Brillian Blue, and Bashful Blue
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Clear Circle Rhinstone Brads, Large Star Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Stamp Set(s): Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Designer Paper: Cottage Wall Designer Paper
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Stamp Set: Punches Three (Retired Hostess Set)
Designer Paper: Sending Love Speciality Paper
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This card uses Soft Sky Cardstock (Retired), Brushed Silver and Basic Black cardstock. The initial is embossed with Black embossing powder.
This card uses Baja Breeze Cardstock (I'm so excited this color is coming back next year), black cardstock, and the Bride Speciality Paper which I colored with the Baja Breeze Ink and a brayer.
The initial is once again embossed with black embossing powder.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This card really focuses on the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP which I used for three different designs for this card (not something I normally do). I started with a card base of Melon Mambo and matted the DSP on Rich Razzleberry (two In Colors I absolutely love). I used the Corner Rounder Punch on the bottom left corner of the Rich Razzleberry and DSP. I used the reverse side of the Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon since the card already had a lot of patterns and added three Vintage Brads to the ribbon. A piece of Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon was wrapped around the third piece of DSP before tying in a know.
I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and stamped the "get well wishes" sentiment which is highly appropriate right now.
We're going to be visiting my family next week and my mom and her friends love to buy the cards I make and seem to need a lot of get well and sympathy cards so I've been busy making several different designs for them to choose from.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
These awesome new color collections will be officially released with the new Idea Book and Catalog on July 1, 2010. You can see the new color collections below if you want to get a head start on reoganizing your supplies.
You'll notice that in addition to adding 10 previously retired or current In Colors to the new color collections there are also five completely new colors. Stay tuned for more information on these new shades, including Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.
I was a little sad about the colors that didn't make the cut, shown above, which are retiring at the end June with this catalog, but as I've learned with the In Colors after using them you grow to love them. Having our color palette shaken up periodically is a great thing, as it keeps our style fresh and evolving. Make sure to stock up on those retiring colors for future use, and get great ready to enjoy all the great new colors.
If all this color news isn't enough there will also be changes to the In Color Program. Stay tuned for more information.
I hope you are as exciting as I am for this fresh change and all the possiblities that exist.
If you're a demonstrator you'll be able to get a sneek peak of these new colors starting in June with our preorder period. If you're not yet a demonstrator there is no better time to sign up, so contact me to become part of my team!
During the month of April Stampin' Up! is providing a sneek peak at the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog with the Awash with Flowers stamp set. There are two great ways to get this fun new stamp set. 1) you can purchase either the wood (Item #117062, $39.95) or clear mounted set (Item #120549 , $27.95), or 2) earn the set for FREE by hosting a $350 workshop. How great is that!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The wallet opens out and each card tag slides out of the envelope on the side. Each envelope is attached to the wallet and perforated so all you have do do is tear off an envelope and you have a cute decorated envelope, perfect for gift giving.
Who wouldn't want to receive one of these cute cards for their next birthday. Once you learn how to make these great cards you could modify them for any gift giving need.