Friday, September 28, 2012

Wacky Christmas Tidings

Happy Friday!  To close out my focus on the Wacky Wishes stamp set I wanted to share a Christmas card.  One of the classes I took at Convention this summer was about pattern mixing so I decided to try some things out on this card.  For this card I decided to let the designer paper be the star.  I used the Snow Festival DSP and used the pattern that looks like a knit sweater for the main panel and matted that on Baja Breeze cardstock and layered it on a Cherry Cobbler cardbase.  The greeting is stamped on Whisper White cardstock and ink was applied to the stamp with Stampin' Write markers so it could be multi-colored.  This piece was then sponged with Baja Breeze ink and matted on a piece of Soft Suede cardstock. 
To add a little bit of interest on the card I added a flag from another pattern from the Snow Festival DSP and then added an Early Espresso button from the Neutrals button pack and tied a bow with Cherry Cobbler baker's twine.
I hope these projects have shown you some of ways to use the Wacky Wishes stamp set as well as some of our fabulous DSP.  Just think with just a few changes of papers and embellishments you could make a perfect card for any occasion.
Have a great weekend,


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wacky Fall Thanks!

I'm back!!!  I'm so thankful we're half way through the week, given that this is a the last week of the Government fiscal year things are even crazier than usual.  Today's card  was really simple to pull together but has lots of fun elements.  I started with a cardbase of Cajun Craze and added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and a piece of Orchard Harvest DSP.  Once again I rounded the corners with the corner rounder punch.  I wrapped a piece of Chocolate Chip scalloped polka dot ribbon (back side showing) around the middle.  The greeting is once again from the Wacky Wishes stamp set and was stamped in More Mustard ink. 

I had a lot of fun playing with the leaves.  I used the Autumn Accents Bigz die and cut different leaves out of More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Gumball Green Coordinations cardstock.  I embossed the Gumball Green leaves with the Woodgrain embossing folder and then sanded it to bring out the texture on the leaves.  Then I used the houndstooth embossing folder for the large leaf.  I took both the remaining leaves and crumbled them up and then sponged them with Cajun Craze ink.  The leaves are all layered and some popped up with dimensionals for some fun.  The final touch was to add three half pearls along the ribbon.

This card is so fabulous and has lots of texture.


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Monday, September 24, 2012

Wacky Halloween Wishes

Good morning friends!  What a beautiful weekend to kickoff fall.  We had a great time with friends on Saturday and I got to putter around the studio working on little projects that I'm trying to get done.  For this weeks shares I decided to focus on one stamp set, Wacky Wishes, and show different ways how you can make simple cards for all sorts of occasions.  This first card is for Halloween and starts with a Tangerine Tango cardbase.  I added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (I sponged around the edge with More Mustard ink) and Houndstooth and Harringbone DSP.  The corners of the cardstock and DSP were rounded with the corner rounder punch.  I wrapped a piece of Basic Gray/Black striped satin ribbon around the middle. 
I also added three flags with the same DSP in different patterns.  The greeting is stamped in Tangerine Tango ink.  The final touch was to add a spider web, from the Wicked Cool stamp set, to the top corner of the card stock (I used Basic Gray ink and stamped off once before stamping so it was faded) and added a small rhinestone to the center.

I hope you enjoy and check back the rest of the week for other  ideas for this fun stamp set.


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Friday, September 21, 2012

Googly Ghoul Cuties!

I have definately developed a fondness for the cuties in the Googly Ghouls stamp set.  This fun card shows of not only the fun little cuties with their googly eyes but also the new cotton ribbon and Border Banter stamp set.  This ribbon is so soft and fabulous you're also able to stamp directly on the ribbon (love it!)  I also frayed the ribbon to distress it and attached it with several glue dots so it would ripple. 
The rest of the card is pretty simple and uses the Houndstooth and Scaringbone DSP (this paper is so fun and not overly halloweenish so you can use it for other things).  You'll definately want to grab these products so you can get an early start on your halloween and fall projects!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Your Amazing, Birthday Greetings

It seems like there are an insane amount of birthdays during September, which means that I've been working like crazy to keep up with all the birthday wishes.  Today's card share is something I made for a birthday party Aidan attending this past weekend.  This card uses the Your Amazing stamp set, as soon as I saw this stamp set in the new catalog I knew I would have to have this set being perfect for projects for both kids and adults.  This card started with a Daffodil Delight card base and I stamped the two ticket images randomly along the top with Daffodil Delight ink.  I added a piece of World Spectacular DSP that was matted on a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock that was punched with the Scallop border punch.  I stamped the elephant in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out with paper snips.  The greeting was colored on the rubber with the Stampin' Write markers and then cut out with the apothocary accents framelits and the big shot.  I used the the circle punch from the Itty Bitty punches set to punch the Cherry Cobbler circles and then added silver brads as an accent.

So perfect for the birthday boy, I hope he enjoyed it.  You'll definately want to add this stamp set to your collection, it'll be perfect for lots of different projects.


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Monday, September 17, 2012

Treats, not Tricks Halloween Class Samples

Good morning!  Today I wanted to share with you some of the projects we'll be making on this Saturday's Halloween Treats Class.  I tell you these were so fun to make and I know you'll enjoy them as well.  The class starts at 10 AM and will include lots of yummy treats to get you in the holiday mood.  Make sure to RSVP soon to ensure that you have a spot in this fun class.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Carry On: Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday friends!  What another fabulous weekend, I love this time of year.  We got a lot done this weekend, including decorating the house for Halloween/fall so now I'm ready for fall.  This week's Fab Friday challenge is a color challenge. I'll admit these are not colors I use regularly use but it was fun to play along.  I decided to use the Carry On Hostess stamp set since it was sitting out in the studio begging to see a little action and get all inky.   I started  with a cardbase of Sahara Sand and ran it through the Big Shot with the Chevron embossing folder.  Next I added a piece of So Saffron designer series paper, matted on a piece of Going Gray, which was then matted on Whisper White that had been punched with the Scallop Trim boarder punch.  I also added a piece of Whisper White 5/8" organza ribbon around the stack before adhering it to the cardbase.

The main stamped image was stamped by coloring directly on the rubber with Stampin' Write markers.  I did the same thing with the cupcake image and then cut it out with paper snips.  I added some dazzling details to the frosting by using the 2 way glue pen before attaching it to the cardstock with a dimensional.  This whole stamped image was matted on a piece of Basic Gray cardstock before attaching it to the card. 
This card is definately a lot of fun and yummy!  Thanks for checking out my card and join in on the fun with this great color challenge.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kidoodles Birthday Greetings

Good morning friends!  Today I'm sharing a card that was one of my swaps from convention in July (I can't believe there are still cards that I haven't shared).  This is a really cute card I make for a kid's swap I participated in and uses the Kidoodles stamp set.  Since I have a boy I'm always looking for boy type cards and this was a perfect opportunity.  The card base is Pumpkin Pie and is layered with a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was embossed with the new Argyle embossing folder.  I stamped the main image in Basic Black ink and colored it in with various Stampin' Write markers.  I attached this piece to a long piece of Pacific Point cardstock and added a piece of Real Red designer series paper to the bottom.  The final touch was a piece of Old Olive Scalloped Polka dot grosgrain ribbon.
I had to make forty of these cards for the swap and I remember I even brought them on our Cub Scout camping weekend and I was able to get them colored in while we enjoyed the campfire.  This card is nice and cheery, a perfect way to send birthday greetings to the little one in your life.  The great thing with this set and layout is that you could keep the card design the same and interchange the stamped image and colors and it would be fabulous.
Hope you enjoy,

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Gently Falling: Fab Friday Challenge

Good evening friends!  We'll we've survived our first weekend of the new school year.  After a hot start the weekend we had some strong storms on Saturday afternoon which brought some much cooler weather that we loved.  Thankfully we get to enjoy this nice cooler weather for the next few days.  This cooler weather was the inspiration for my sketch card this week.  I found a new sketch site, Fab Friday that I'm really excited to participate in.  This card is for thanksgiving and uses my much loved Gently Falling stamp set (love that this set returned to the annual catalog this year!)

The cardbase is Very Vanilla and I sponged around the edge with Cajin Craze ink.  The designer paper is Orchard Harvest DSP and then I took a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped the leaves with Early Espresso for the outline and More Mustard, Baja Breeze, and Gumball Green for the inside.  Another fun product I used on this project is the new Coordinations Cardstock (this time in Early Espresso) and it was embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Then I took the new standing block and lightly (very lightly) sanded on the top to bring out the woodgrain.  A small piece of Cajin Craze cardstock was punched with the Scalloped Edge Border Trim punch to add along the bottom of the woodgrain piece.
The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, punched out with the Modern Label punch and then matted on a flag piece of Baja Breeze cardstock.  The final touch was to add a small knot of Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon on top of a small Naturals Designer Button
I love how this card turned out and is definately getting me ready for the arrival of fall.  I think it's about time to start putting up the halloween and fall decorations, that will really help set the mood.
Enjoy and have a great week!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September Stamp-a-Stack Projects

Good morning friends!  I wanted to drop by to show you this month's stamp-a-stack projects.  I had so much fun creating these cards and know you'll love them as well (we'll also be using lots of fun new tools).  You'll make 5 different cards and have the option to add the Christmas Card option as well (you'll make 3 Christmas cards).

There's still stime to RSVP for this months class, this Sunday, at 2 PM so contact me ASAP to reserve your spot.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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