Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Also, for the whole month of November, there is the Paper Party Promo. With this promotion, you order 3 packs of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful Designer Series Scrapbooking paper, and get a 4th pack for FREE!!! (Check out the papers on pages 170 to 173 of the Fall/Winter catalog and some papers in the Holiday Mini Catalog. If you don't have copies of these at home, then you can see them online HERE. Do you want a copy of the catalog to have at home? If so, contact me and I will give you details.)
Happy stamping! I'll try to post more cards again soon. :0)
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
We had our local Cottage Stampers demo meeting this week and these are the cute projects that we made. Two of the pictures are of the double pocket card. We used Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White cardstock, plus the great Apple Cider Designer Scrapbooking paper that is in the Holiday Mini catalog (only available thru Nov 30th)! For the super cute pumpkins and the leaves stamped on the card inserts, we used the Autumn Harvest stamp set (also from the Holiday mini catalog). For the pumpkins, we just stamped them in Chocolate Chip ink on the scrapbooking paper, then cut them out and attached. My mind is swirling with more ideas using this inspiration!!! The leaves we stamped in fall colors, like Really Rust, Wild Wasabi, and River Rock. For the "A Note for You" words, we used the Elegant Notes stamp set (great to make cards and gifts for music teachers---check it out!) and Chocolate Chip ink. We finished off this project with the Ticket Corner punch and some staples. Viola'---thanks for the beautiful creation, Kristin!! I can't remember for sure where Kristin found this idea/pattern. I'll update you if I find out.
Our second project is a little peppermint patty holder. Isn't it cute? Again we used the Apple Cider Designer Scrapbooking paper, but this time we used Really Rust and Whisper White cardstock. We scored and cut to make the little box, then we used Vintage Brads and 1/16" handheld punch to hold our grosgrain ribbon (in our example we used brown, which is now discontinued, but there are lots of other great colors!) in place for the handle. Then to make little peppermint patty "sandwiches", we used SU!s great new Scallop Punch and 1 3/8" circle punch. We stamped an image from the True Friend stamp set in Really Rust ink on Whisper White CS and punched it out. Attach those circles to the Really Rust Scallop punched pieces and then attach with only a little adhesive to your peppermint patties. I love how these turned out!! I'm dying to eat my peppermint patties though. :0) I know that Kristin got this idea/pattern from a lady named Cambria. Thanks for the inspiration!
I hope you enjoyed these projects. I have more cards to share from our swap at the demo meeting. Watch for those over the next few days! Now, go make a card, send it, and make someone's day!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
These pictures are of a card that I submitted to a Stampin' Up! contest for the month of October. I'll let you know if I happen to win anything. Competition is tough though. For this card, I used Stampin' Up!'s new Pretties Kit. The flowers and beads in the Pretties Kit are just beautiful!!! A real WOW! for your cards. And you get lots of stuff in your kit for only $29.95. (If you click on the link above, you can see a list of items.)
The only stamp sets that I used were the new background stamp called En Francais and the sentiment set called Wonderful Words. My colors for this card are Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, and Chocolate Chip. For my flower, I used Sponge Daubers to apply ink to the flower to make it blue. Then I used Chocolate Chip Craft ink to apply the background stamp directly to the flower. You want to make sure to let the craft ink dry for a little while before handling. Craft ink is a thicker ink that takes longer to dry. While that was drying, I stamped the same background stamp on the bashful blue cardstock with bashful blue ink. I then used the stamp pad directly on the edges of the paper to give a little bit of an aged effect. I punched the corners with the Ticket Corner punch. Next I roughed up the edges of the Chocolate Chip piece of cardstock using the Cutter Kit. The Cutter Kit is a fun tool that you can use to cut, score, perforate or rough up edges of cardstock, like I did. I also used Chocolate Chip ink directly to the piece of cardstock. Final assembly included some of Stampin' Up!s new Tafetta Ribbon (the Chocolate Chip variety for this sample). Then some of the beads and a pin from the Pretties Kit, plus an Always Artichoke button and some linen thread. I used glue dots and Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the flower, button and pin. And there you have it. I thought this card turned out beautifully. I've got my fingers crossed about the contest. It would be so much fun to see my name and a picture of my card in the Stampin' Up! monthly demo magazine. :0)
I didn't get any stamping done this weekend but my family had a wonderful visit with friends from India. They have come to visit the States for about six weeks and we had the privilege of spending the entire day with them on Saturday. We took them out to eat Chinese food. We thought they had probably had enough Indian food. :0) The picture above is with my husband and children and our friends.
Have a great day! Happy stamping!
Monday, October 1, 2007
How about this cute card created by my talented downline, Connie D.? Her husband has a photography side business, so she thought about using the Spiral Punch to make what looks like a film strip!!! I actually made this card from her sample at the demo shoebox swap that we did. It was the first time that I used the Spiral Punch and it was so much fun!! It's extremely easy to get even spacing with the punch.
We used some of SU!'s new In Colors, Wild Wasabi and River Rock, plus some Basic Black and Whisper White. We also used the Ticket Corner Punch. The stamp sets used were Zoofari and Hugs and Wishes. We stamped the monkeys with Brown and then colored in using a Blender Pen and River Rock ink, then we punched out with a Square Punch. Purely Pomegranate was used for the greeting.
What a super cute and easy card!! Thanks to Connie for the wonderful idea for using the Spiral Punch!! Happy Stamping, everyone!
Please also be in prayer for a dear friend of mine, Katy C., who is currently in the hospital. She is a very sick girl. If you want to check out her blog, it can be found here: http://www.katysblog.com/ .