Monthly Archives: April 2014

Remembering summer of 2013 and Maya’s card design!

It’s been a busy weekend and now I am relaxing watching a concert performance of  Jason Aldean  at the Stagecoach Festival.  He’s one of my favorite country singers. Last summer I had the pleasure of meeting him and getting a photo with him, one of the highlights of my summer.

One of the other highlights of the Summer of 2013  was attending my first Stampin’ Up convention in Salt Lake City, which also happened to be Stampin’ Up’s 25th Anniversary. It was a pleasure to meet my upline and other demonstrators. The tour of SU corporate headquarters and the entire experience was awesome. While working on my craft room today,  I came across the card from my convention swap today which was designed by my niece Maya while I was visiting her in New Jersey.  I showed her the stamp set I planned to use, Flower Shop – with matching punch and the greeting from ‘Really Good Greetings’.  She said it sure  would be really nice if the card had sky, grass and flowers – and the card was born!

To create the sky and grass, I used a template to cut the paper with a wavy edge and glued them together to a Whisper White card base.  The top  is Soft Sky, the bottom Wild Wasabi.  The flowers were stamped with Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party. The 2nd and 4th flower were popped up with a Stampin Dimensional.  Greeting was embossed with Black in the bottom corner, and a Basic Pearl Jewel accents the center of a flower and the “o” in you, to  highlight the greeting.


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Weekly Deals – April 22-28, 2014


Watercolor Notecards

Thought I would share an Easter card with you before all the fun begins today.  My husband has not smoked for over three years and we are now finally getting all new carpet in the house (need to get rid of the evidence of a few burn marks, luckily never any fires).  So its a pretty big day at our house!

For todays card a used the ‘Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes (4 each of 5 designs)  and the stamp  is “Blessed Easter”, both from the Spring Catalog.   You will notice that the Easter greeting is only on one card. In checking out some other cards using this stamp, I found the suggestion that you cut apart the flowers and words into 2 stamps, people seem to like to do this when single stamps when possible.

Used Staz-On black ink to stamp the image and Aqua painter to color in the flowers with the colors of my choice.

Now I gotta go clear out the rest of the office/”craft” room! Have a great day, Craft on!


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Vellum – Washi and Sunday Stampers

Today was my monthly Sunday Stampers club meeting. We made cards using the Chevron Border punch, which I showcased last Sunday as a “preview” of the cards for club.  We also used Washi Tape and Gold Embossing on some Whisper White cards.

For the Whisper White cards, the first used the Label Love bundle (stamp set with matching punch) to create a cute gift card.  On a square of Whisper White we covered it with Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape and matted on a square of Gold Foil Sheet, which was attached to a 3×3 Whisper White Card.  For the second card, we used the People Like You wood stamp from the “Celebrate the Everyday” catalog. This was stamped with Versamark and  embossed with gold on Basic Black cardstock.  The greeting was stamped on a scrap of Basic Basic, gold embossed, punched out with the Decorative Label punch and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add layer to the card.  The Basic Black was matted on a piece of Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and accented with a piece of Gold Bakers Twine before being adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finished with a few Gold Sequins as accents.

Hope you enjoy the cards as much as my stampers enjoyed making them!


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Chevron & Butterflies

Today while watching a NCIS Los Angeles marathon on television, I worked on the cards for my Sunday Stamping Club – thought I would share a sneak peek of one of the cards we will making.  After watching different video’s on You Tube on how to create a lattice effect with the Chevron Border punch, thought I would give this card a try.

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and to achieve the the wood grain look I used the Hardwood background stamp,  one I used Baked Brown Sugar ink and on the other, Early Espresso ink.  One card is top folding and the other side folding. One card has white lattice, the other very vanilla lattice. The lattice is created by using two strips of paper punched using the Chevron Border punch and wove together.

Used the Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches layered together and leaves from the Bird punch to accent the lattice.  Flowers can also be used to accent the lattice as well.  The greetings are from the stamp set Petite Pairs and punched out with the Large Oval and matted with a matching color punched using the Scallop Oval punch.

Hope you enjoyed these cards. Craft on!

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Birthday Present Card – Quick and Simple

Happy Friday, it’s has been a busy week at work, and I’m sure glad it’s Friday!   Looking forward to Saturday morning and sleeping in just a little.  I will be working on crafting cards using the Chevron border punch for an upcoming stamp class, just might post a sneak peak sometime on Sunday, stay tuned!

Thought I would share a simple quick card with you. I had some extra pieces of papers on my desk and started thinking of what I could do with them and magic – a “Present” card was born.  A piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper is covering the entire front of the card.  Next three different sized of cardstock in Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight put together to form a present!  Tied a piece of Bakers Twine from the Tag a Bag Bundle and the Happy Birthday from the “Banner Greetings”   hostess stamp set.  Actually the card colors can easily be adjusted for any of the greetings in the stamp set.


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Weekly Deals April 1 – 7, 2014

A little bit for everyone – ribbon, lace tape, dies, punches and MDS!