Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cute, cute!

Stampin' Up's new Aviary stamp set is so cute!! Check out these little birdies!

The above 3x3 card uses Pacific Point and Early Espresso card stock and was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Only the top was embossed by inserting one side of the folded cardstock in the folder with the bottom side underneath the folder. Try it - it works great!
This card was inspired by InkingIdaho but I changed it a bit.

This fun card features a different birdcage and bird(s) from the Aviary set. The cardstock is Certainly Celery and the new Marina Mist, along with 1/8" Marina Mist ribbon. I also added the new bling offered by SU! - the adhesive rhinestones at the top of the cage.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Exchange Projects!

Our stamp club met on Monday and our theme was "Hawaiian Luau or anything summer-y". This super cute dress was made by Rhea using the scallop circle die cut for the Big Shot. I really like the layers!

This purse and tin were made by Sharon and LaReatha for the Birthday girl this month. Sharon got the template for the purse from Inking Idaho's blog and LaReatha used some retired DSP that I loved - can't think of the name of it now- but I wish it was still available! You two are pretty talented! really nice job!

WOW! Stephanie's bikini card is "the bomb"! I've seen these on SCS but didn't know how they were put together. It was very cool to see this one in real life! This was Rhea's birthday card - she loved it!

And - there is a back to this card too, really a "backside"! ha! Stephanie said that the bra part is actually the pieces cut out from the 'behind'. Pretty clever!

The 2 larger cards in this photo were made by Valerie. She used the Fifth Avenue Floral and Greenhouse Garden stamp sets. Very nice - I like the layered look and how she used the scalloped trim border and punch on the left-hand side card. The blue card on the bottom was made by LaReatha with the crab stamp - perfect for a beach scene! Love the little fishies too! The flip-flop card was made by Sharon. Can't go to the beach without flipflops! Look closely, she even made the accordian flower from the catalog on it! I have directions posted on this blog on how to make these if you are interested.

And the seamstress in our bunch, Cadie, made these appliqued dishtowels. One for the birthday girl, and the other for our exchange with the water and turtle. Cute, cute!

This cool drink card was made by Stephanie - gotta have a drink at the beach! Very nicely done, great colors too! The orange card was made by Kalie with the Tart and Tangy stamp set. I love this set! It is a classic and one I will always keep. Love the ribbon and scalloped circle behind this one - plus the matching envelope. Who wouldn't love to get this little card?!

Monday, July 19, 2010

That's Tropical!

Make that 3 posts in one day! Here is the entire Hawaiian ensemble - Basket, card, lei, and straw. (again, thanks to "CreationsbyPatti" for the ideas!)
Fun, fun!!

Hawaiian Birthday Bag!

2 posts in one day!! It's nice to get things done without frequent interruptions! Stamp Club is tonight and if a member has a birthday, everyone makes them a card and I make a bag of some sort to put their cards in. This is Rhea's birthday bag for tonight since we have a "tropical" theme. The DSP is the now retired "Pink Flamingo" and Cameo Coral cardstock. I just cut a sheet of cardstock in half added the DSP and embellishments and used sticky strip to attach to a lunch bag.

The flower is from the Island Floral die cut for the Big Shot. I found instructions on how to construct this flower on "CreationsbyPatti". You need 5 flowers total, 4 folded in between each petal, string these 4 flowers on a separate thin cord of some sort (yarn, hemp) and thread all through the 5th flower and adjust folds. Check out Patti's blog for more details, she did a great job! Oh - I also ran the flowers through the Perfect Polka dot embossing folder for a little dimension.

Greenhouse Gala!

This is a card made with the new Greenhouse Gala DSP - I love the colors and designs on these papers - including MarinaMist and Early Espresso! I used the stamp set "Friends never Fade" and the new 1/8" Marina Mist ribbon. There's also a tiny pearl at the top of the image if you look closely. Anybody know what that is called? a cross between a pineapple and asparagus - some flower? My 8 year old says it's a pinecone!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tropical Party!

I love this basket! The Basket and Blooms die cut was used for this but instead of making a round basket, a square box is adhered between the two basket sides. The Lattice Embossing folder is amazing - makes it look like a real straw basket. I CASED this idea from CreationsbyPatti, she's really got some fun things on her blog.

That textured background really adds a lot to a project!

And a matching card using the Tropical Party stamp set!

Club members - we will be making this set on Monday!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Build-a-Bear Cards!

Here's a couple of cards that I made with the Build-a-Bear die cuts and the Big Shot. These bears are so cute!

This little guy's clothes are made from the Pawsitively Prints DSP from Stampin' Up!, plus some Only Orange and Ballet Blue cardstock. I punched out a small black circle to put behind the bear's face so they have a black nose, mouth, and eyes.

This cutie's outfit was made from the now retired Sending Love specialty DSP. Love the matching shoes and purse!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Because I Care

This is a new stamp set from Stampin' Up's new catalog! - Because I Care. It is a level one hostess set of a hydrangea and a few other coordinating images. It's very simple to use but a super classy set. A person can just stamp it in one color or they could stamp it in black and then color it in with another color using a blender pen or aqua painter. I used one of the new core colors -Marina Mist for the ink, cardstock and new narrorw 1/8" ribbon. Love that color!

I popped up a couple of the blossoms by stamping on another piece of cardstock and cutting them out. Two-way glue works great for this, just bend the blossoms up slightly to get a 3D look. (sorry about the dark pictures and shadows! I just got a new camera though, so future postings should greatly improve - Yeah!!)