Friday, December 31, 2010

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Filled with Love

I usually don't send out Valentines, mainly because I forget to put them in the mail in time. But this year I am ready with this ensemble. I think they really turned out nice. I started with the Filled with Love stamp set and coordinating paper that is on special for a short period of time. It comes as a bundle. Next I decided on a color combo. I had received a valentine swap from Terri Mills ( a fellow demonstrator in my side line) in Real Red and Basic Gray. I really liked the color combo and layout of her card, so decided to case it. Then I had to decide what paper designs I wanted to use. The paper comes in real red and pretty in pink (both look good with the basic gray). It was so easy to make a set of cards when you stick with a basic layout and color combo for all the cards and just swap out different dsp. Hope you like them.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Baby Blossoms

I wasn't going to get this set but then caved in at the last minute and added it to my pre-order. I loved the papers and adornments, but wasn't sure if I'd use this set. However, I enjoyed creating the different flowers and pairing it with the designer papers. I started by stamping the frame on a length of card stock using different colors of ink. Then I stamped the flowers on each frame, using different combinations. Next I stamped different sentiments from the You're a Gem set and cut out each frame. Finally, I laid out different combinations of papers from Springtime Vintage to create the finished cards.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Two more Nature Walk

These are the first two collage cards I made with this set. I have to give credit to Cherie Franklin for her inspiration for them. The cardstock is confetti white and very vanilla.

More Nature Walk

I have found lately that I've needed some sympathy cards. By pairing Nature Walk and Thanks for Caring, I made these two sympathy cards today.
Both cards have Marina Mist as the base, and Confetti White for the embossed tulip frame. I stamped the images on a piece of Botanical Gazette designer paper.

This is quickly becoming a favorite stamp set. It is sooooo easy to make a beautiful card with this set, especially when teamed with the matching designer paper (Botanical Gazette).

Friday, December 24, 2010

Nature Walk

Here's another card using Nature Walk. I colored the flower stamp with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry and stamped it many times. I stamped the bird with Early Espresso and colored with markers and blender pen. Then I cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals. The dsp is the coordinating paper called Botanical Gazette.

Nature Walk with love and caring

I am loving this set called Nature Walk that is in the new Occasions Mini catalog out soon for everyone. It lends itself well to a collage look. And it looks great framed with the embossed framed tulips embossing folder. Here I've used Rose red card stock and seam binding. The sentiment came from another new set called Thanks for Caring which will be great for sympathy cards or when you just need to send a note of caring to someone.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Build a Blossom set

This set of cards was made with the Build a Blossom stamp set from the new Occasions Min due out in January 2011. The best thing about this set is the matching PUNCH!!! It punches out the petals and leaves! So easy to do. I stamped 10 petals for each flower. I curled 5 forward and 5 backwards with my bone folder. I laid down the 5 that were curled forward first and topped them with the others. (You might notice that the plum and pin flower only has 8 petals. That's because I only had room on the paper for 8.) I think it looks best with 10 petals. The center of the flowers are new fabric button brads that are in the new mini also. Each flower is mounted on a panel that has been embossed with the polka dots embossing folder.
Here is a view of each flower close up:
Perfect Plum on Pink Pirouette with Concord Crush ribbon.

Rose Red on Pink Pirouette with Blushing Bride ribbon

Daffodil Delight on So Saffron with Peach Parfait ribbon

Marina Mist on Bashful Blue with Marina Mist ribbon

Perfect Plum on White with Concord Crush ribbon

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bold Blossom

Bold Blossom stamp set, Tempting Turquoise card base, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Brights Designer buttons, Pear Pizazz ink.

Here is a set of Thank you cards made from the new set Bold Blossom that will be available in January from SU. The new Occasions Mini catty is filled with lots of fun sets. I purchased most of them! This design was a play on a card designed by Mary Fish. I loved her use of the designer buttons for the flowers. These are from the Brights collection. Cardstock colors are: Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizazz, Poppy Parade, and Daffodil Delight.


For the SASSSC swap this month, we swapped stamps first. At our Christmas luncheon, everyone brought a stamp to trade with a fellow stamper. We drew names to determine whose stamp we got. I got this shoe stamp. I loved making this card. Now I have to look for more shoe stamps. I think this is Delia's stamp, but she brought it for either Olga or Margie since they were out of town. I found this great dsp at Lonestar Scrapbooking (can you believe they are going out of business? I've got to get over to their sale!) The black part of the paper is glossy. I stamped the script first onto a panel of Shimmery White and them stamped and embossed the shoe with black so it's shiny too.
I backed the stamped panel with black and blushing bride. The card base is basic black.

Valentine in a cage

I needed a swap and the theme was Valentines. My pre-order for the Filled with Love set had not yet arrived, so I pulled out my Aviary set. This set was on my must-have list when the new catty came out, but I am just now getting around to using it! The card base is Rose Red. I embossed a vanilla panel with the Vintage wallpaper embossing folder with crumb cake brayered on it. I die cut the rose red tag and used some blushing bride wide striped ribbon at the top.
The cage is filled with hearts from the I (Heart) Hearts set, the "Got Love?" is from the Got Treats set. The DSP is Springtime Vintage and the adornment is one of the new Vintage Flowers (love them).