Month: August 2013

I love you, PAPER…

I seriously love paper! I like to look at it, touch it, and make things with it. I am sure a lot of you can understand my affection for PAPER. And this week’s CASology # 58 cue word is PAPER. I thought of writing letters on paper and found this cute little envelope rubber stamp in my NBUS- “Never Been Used Schtuff” box on my shelf. I thought about what would I write on paper to put in that cute little envie? Yes, I love you…but I I did not have a small stamp with that sentiment. So, I used letters and stuffed them in three little envelopes.

I took a tip from Ardyth and made my card base smaller- 5 inches- so I could have the main panel hang over the sides for a different look.

I love you Envelopes

I played around and added a touch of black to the red heart. Which one do you like better?

I love you black heart inside

Week 58 - Paper

SU Chalk Talk Color Blocking

The Friday MashUp # 123 challenges us this week to Mash it Up by using acrylic blocks as stamps and using color blocking in our project. I found this as easy as A-B-G !  Yep, I inked up my SU A, B, and G blocks and plopped them down on my Naturals cardstock to create a background. I wanted to add some leaves or a fall motif but didn’t want to cover up the cool effect of the color blocking so I perused my stamp sets and found a “sketchy” sentiment in the SU Chalk Talk set. It easily punches out with the Extra-Large Oval Punch but from there, I had to improvise to create a border. I found another oval die and cut out the middle to create a new border that fit my punched oval. It rests behind the Tangerine Tango band so no one knows it is not a full oval…except you and whoever reads this post!

SU Chalk Talk Color Block

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Chalk Talk
INK: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Pear Pizzazz, SU So Saffron
PAPER: SU Naturals Ivory, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Tangerine Tango
TOOLS: SU A, B, G Acrylic Blocks, SU Houndstooth EF

SU Regarding Dahlias

I’m in my craft room spending the last day with my daughter before she goes to start her senior year of Nursing School. She is making brochures for her nursing fraternity/sorority while I made this card for The Dynamic Duos #66. We parallel play well;)

SU Regarding Dahlias Pool Party
SU Regarding Dahlias Flat
SU Regarding Dahlias Inside

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Regarding Dahlias
INK: Versamark with SU Pool Party Embossing Powder, SU Craft Black
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Pool Party, SU Basic Black, SU Winter Frost Designer Paper Stack

SU Serene Silhouettes with Take Care- Blessings

I was inspired by the simplicity of the hues of colors and the perched birds on Therese Calvird’s card at the MUSE Card Club # 30  this week. I just did some simple sponging with SU Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit, and Tangerine Tango around a masked circle to create moonlight. Then I stamped the image when I removed the mask. I made a similar tent card using this technique a few weeks back but as I was doing this one- I really liked the white space around the image without cutting it out. So, this is what I came of that musing:

SU Serene Silhouettes with Blessings

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Serene Silhouettes, SU Take Care (retired)
INK: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Soft Suede
PAPER: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Whisper White

Here is Therese’s gorgeous card:
especially for you

SU Kind and Cozy with Tiny Tags

I loved the colors this week at Colour Q # 202– Gray with shades of Yellow and a pop of Ruby Red. I used some of my retired Tea for Two DSP  with its So Saffron print to create a sweet little trio of cups from  the SU Kind and Cozy stamp set.  I noticed I still had  the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #99  in my mind when I designed this card so I am going to post again over there;) Don’t forget if you loved that Tea for Two DSP- the current Afternoon PIcnic DSP is just different colors.

SU Kind and Cozy Friends

SU Kind and Cozy Front View

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Kind and Cozy, SU Tiny Tags
INK: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Basic Gray, SU Ruby Red (retired)
PAPER: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Basic Gray, SU Ruby Red (retired), SU Whisper White, SU Tea For Two DSP (ret.)
ACCESSORIES: SU Silver Mini-Brads
TOOLS: SU 1 1/4 in. Square Punch, SU Tiny Tag Punch, SU Needlepoint TIEF