Month: December 2013

SU Hearts-a-Flutter

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Create a project using the colors “Real Red, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay & Crumb Cake.”
Create a project with some “Glimmer/Shimmer/Bling. ”
Or Mash it Up and create a project “Real Red, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake & Glimmer.”

SU Hearts a Flutter FM

I have to say, Miss Lynda, you gave us a wide spectrum of colors, and I was stumped for a while. So, I dumped all the colors I had in paper, ribbon, and ink pads in a pile and pondered what to do with them. I then perused my stamp shelves for a set I had not used in a while. TA-DA… SU Hearts-a-Flutter, a great set to be used with a little whimsy. After I put it together, I loved it! Thanks, Lynda for bringing this combo together!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Hearts-a-Flutter, SU Itty Bitty Banners
INK: SU Real Red, SU Bermuda Bay, SU Gumball Green
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Bermuda Bay, SU Gumball Green, SU Whisper White, SU Crumb Cake, SU Glimmer Paper
ACCESSORIES: SU Bermuda Bay 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon, SU Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, SU Doily
TOOLS: SU Hearts-a-Flutter Framelits, SU Bitty Banner Framelits

SU Loving Thoughts with the Lattice Die

Sandy at The Paper Players #176 challenged us this week with a White on White card/project.

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I love white cards and unfortunately needed to make a sympathy card for a dear friend so I set to work on one. In person, this card is so white and pristine but the layers and the White on White element were hard to capture in a photograph. I really ended up liking the simplicity of this card- I hope you do, too!

Here it is:

SU Loving Thoughts with Lattice

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS:SU Loving Thoughts
INK: SU Smoky Slate
PAPER: SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Lattice Die, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

SU Daydream Medallions

My stamps are packed, I am ready to go…roadtripping from Pittsburgh to Orlando starting this afternoon with my son. He wants to drive through the night but I don’t think he realizes how his mom’s eyes are not what they used to be! We will see how far we make it today… Sometimes, it is fun to see something that is not holiday themed around the holidays so I pulled out one of my favorite cards because of its neat shape, its black and red colors, and its use of the Daydream Medallion stamps and coordinating framelits.

SU Daydream Medallions
SU Daydream Medallions side View
SU Daydream Medallions Inside

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Daydream Medallions
INK: SU Real Red, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU Embellishment from Last Spring Catalog?

SU Festive Flurry with More Merry Messages

I have been playing with my SU Festive Flurry Stamp set a lot and even used in the last two months for my classes but have not posted many things showcasing it so I decided it was up to bat for Dynamic Duos # 83 this week.

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It’s a Subtles challenge but boy is Marina Mist a statement color in my opinion. I used my Envelope Punch Board to create this Gift Card Holder… or Gift Certificate in this case.

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SU Festive Flurry Gift Card inside

SU Festive Flurry Gift Card Open DD

To make the holder:

1. Start with a 4 1/4 inch by 11 inch piece of cardstock and score on the long side at 2 inches, 7 1/4 inches, and 7 3/8 inches.
2. Place the short end of the longest part that you scored on the Envelope Punch Board and punch (no scoring)  at 1 inch and 3 1/4 inches. Essentially you are punching in 1 inch on each side.
3. Fold in on the score lines. The 7 1/4 and 7 3/8 inch scores create somewhat of a matchbox fold.
4. You can fold the tabs in either way. I chose to have the middle tab out but many images I saw of this kind of card have the middle tab tucked in.
5. Decorate as desired…I simply put bordered DSP in about 1/4 inch on each Crumb Cake panel.

SU Happy Winter Circa 1997 meets Current 2013 Items

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Create a “Winter themed project (Non Christmas).”
Create a project using “Embossing (Dry or Heat). ”
Or Mash it Up and create a “Winter Project using Embossing.”

As soon as I saw Avery’s Winter Themed Challenge #138 I immediately thought about a cute little SU SAB set I have from 1997 called Happy Winter. I have NEVER let go of a stamp yet…maybe that is why it took me from 5 pm until 7 am to pack my stamp center when the movers were coming at 9 am on Monday this week. I also had to get this done before my stamps were out of commission for a week!

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Of course, back then I did not photograph every card I made or every food I ate for that matter…lol. So I did an image search for that stamp set and went to Splitcoast Stampers to get some inspiration. Boy, has card making changed since then…new punches, ribbons, layering- overall, just more design elements have come into play it seems. I did go with a simple layout that stands the test of time- a trio of tags but brought them up-to-date with some candy dot brads and ribbon loops. Back then, I did not know what a Stamp-a-ma-jig was or what it was used for- now, I could not live without it. With the SAMJ, I masked and made the sentiment in one line instead of two words stacked on each other as the stamp was made.  I would not have done that back in the day either. I finished it off by adding some embossing under the main panel to MASH it.

Card Recipe:
STAMPS:SU Happy Winter (retired)
INK: SU Basic Black, SU Garden Green, SU Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker for scarf
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Crumb Cake, SU Real Red
ACCESSORIES: SU Candy Dot Brad in Crumb Cake, SU Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
TOOLS: SU Needlepoint FIEF, SAMJ, SU Tag Punches (retired)