Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy I do Day!

My brother got married this past weekend so I wanted to come up with a special card in their wedding colors; red, white and silver. This card features the Elegant Lines embossing folder and the Word Play stamp set from Stampin' Up! Look closely and you will see a rhinestone on top of the "o" for the diamond ring. This is a quick and easy card that I cased right out of the SU catalog on page 214.

Here's the matching envelope that I also ran through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines embossing folder.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

September Project Exchanges

Stamp Club was at Kalie's this month and the theme was anything Fall or Leaves. The photo above shows Sharon's fancy favor bag (she had goodies inside too!), and the card with the cute trees was made by Jess.

A close up of Rhea's card. Love those matching envelopes! Nice addition with the 3 brads too. Stampin' Up! should put this one in the catalog to sell the stamp set - really nice!

This nifty little can was decorated by Val. She used the square lattice embossing folder and her pumpkin embosslit with the Big Shot to embellish it. There were goodies inside this one too!

Here's a group photo of all the projects. The three cards in this photo were made by Jess, Kalie and Rhea. My memory isn't the best these days, especially since I waited a week to post this. But...I think Rhea made the tumbling leaves card, Kalie made the Old Olive card with the 4 die cut leaves and Jess made the 3 trees card. Gals - let me know if I am wrong and I'll fix "the credits". LaReatha - maybe you made one of them - I can't remember!

Just a posting of the latest ribbon share. I put about 3 yards of each color and style on a piece of the cardboard from the DSP paper. And you can't do something like this without stamping so I used the Happy Together stamp set to spruce it up a little.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stamp Club Projects

Wicked Cool!

These witch images are so cooooool! I love how the pointy boots and hat can be colored in with markers to match. I used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive cardstock and also the decorative label punch from the Holiday Mini. A paper lace strip was added on the side. To see how to make paper lace, see my previous post "Caffeine isn't a drug".

Check out these leaves - they are so detailed and realistic!! French Foliage is the name of this set and it has all the perfect accent stamps to go with the leaves. There's a postage stamp, watermark and a some french script. Very nice set. This card and gift bag were made with the new core colors Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, and Soft Suede. The card also has an embossed background with the square lattice embossing folder and the bag has real twigs to enhance the look. These two items were cased from the Holiday Mini.
Stamp Club gals - we are making these three projects this month for Club!

Caffeine isn't a drug.....

How can you start a day without coffee? Perk Up! is a fun set that has a lot of images included such as coffee and tea cups. The finished card isn't my favorite but I love the embellishments on it like the colors Tempting Turquoise and Red Red together, the Playdate DSP, and the big buttons. I paper pieced the coffee pot with another DSP print and also made some paper lace with the eyelet edge punch.
The lace is made by punching a strip of cardstock with the eyelet punch. I think the real key is to break down the fibers of the strip with a bone folder or the edge of a table. Doing this makes the lace a lot easier to fold and mold into shape. I used sticky strip to attach it to the card.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Elegant Matchbox

Do these look familiar? I cased them right out of the the Stampin' Up! catalog! I loved them so much I wanted to try making a few. These matchboxes are made with Stampin' Up's Elegant Lines embossing folder, matchbox die cut and Crumb Cake card stock. I also used the Boho Blossom punch for the flowers, a tiny slice of Elegant Soiree DSP, and some lace to dress it up.

If you slide the cover open, you will find yummy chocolate nuggets nestled inside - covered with Elegant Soiree DSP to match, of course!
One tip that I need to share: Make sure you cut out the matchbox first and then run the top part through the Big Shot with the embossing folder. If you emboss it first, it will flatten out again when you run it through to cut.

Here's a group photo of a few different designs.
Enjoy what's left of this holiday weekend. I guess summer is officially over : (

Friday, September 3, 2010

Elegant Soiree

Here's a 6 x 6 scrapbook page of my boys when they were little. I really like how the punched circles coordinate with the Elegant Soiree DSP from Stampin' Up!. Now just to finish the whole scrapbook!