I have not played along for a few weeks now with the Muse Card Club– a fun challenge site where YOU get to pick the cards that tickle your fancy. Life has been crazy busy but I was determined to submit this week! I have enjoyed The Muse Club because it has opened up a new avenue of inspiration for me. This week, Marion Vagg has a cute birdcage with a chalkboard effect on her card for the MUSE #44.
My friend Wendy and I were at a summer craft show a few years ago, and I just had to have this birdcage die so Wendy got it for me for Christmas! And…I made her save it until Christmas,too! I guess that showed a little crafting constraint. Fast Forward to now and I finally used it…thanks, girlfriend;)
I think you can see how Marion’s card inspired mine…I used my SU Boho Blossoms punch and the Bird Builder punch leaves to make my little bouquet. I popped the birdcage up off the card and it looks really sweet in person.The hubster said I should have put a bird in the cage, too but I had already finished the card. Head over to the Muse site and vote for your favorite submissions this week.
(P.S. I was asked to make 5 sympathy cards so I thought this fit that need.)
I played around with the SU Six-Sided Sampler stamp set this afternoon (even though I had a ton of chores to do around the house…I am sure you know how that happens.) I used the colors from ColourQ # 214 for this card with a simple design to convey some get well wishes.
STAMPS: SU Six-Sided Sampler, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: SU Bliss Blue, SU Really Rust, SU Sa Saffron, SU Early Espresso
PAPER: SU Bliss Blue, SU Really Rust, SU Sa Saffron, SU Early Espresso
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Honeycomb EF, SU Hexagon Punch, SU Bitty Banners Framelits
This week, MUSE #18 Card Club designer- Marion Vagg- brings us a bright and colorful card.
My mind immediately thought of the SAB 2013 Sycamore Street DSP and the coordinating Madison Avenue stamp set. I created this fun card using the SU Teeny Tiny Wishes- a must have for sentiments! How wonderful that the smallest Floral Framelits die cuts out the flower perfectly. I also love how you can adjust the size of your SU Word Window Punch by attaching a sticky note and sliding the cut-out in farther and punching it again.
STAMPS: SU Madison Avenue (SAB 2013), SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Island Indigo, SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Summer Starfruit
PAPER: SU Island Indigo, SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Sycamore Street DSP, SU Whisper White, SU Pool Party
TOOLS: SU Floral Framelits die, SU Word Window Punch, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals, Nestabilities Rectangle die, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig
I love all the holidays and the sweets that go along with them! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner…there are such cute treats popping up all over the Papercrafting World. You have probably seen a lot over the past week and this post won’t be any different. I saw this cute little lollipop holder at Leadership Conference last month. I am sorry I could not get the name of who made the particular one I saw but I have been seeing them everywhere;) I decided these would be perfect favors for Stamp Camp tonight and tomorrow so I used the colors from Dynamic Duos #38 this week to create them.
STAMPS: SU Hearts-a-Flutter, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: SU Real Red, SU Pretty in Pink
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Pretty in Pink, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Random ribbons
TOOLS: SU Two Tags Die, SU 1 3/8 in Scallop Punch, SU Circle PUnches-SU Word Window Punch, SU Hearts-s Flutter framelits, SU Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Nestabilities heart die
- Attach the two scallops together- make sure you are keeping the good stitch sides together.
- Line up as shown against the left side of Simply Scored Scoring Tool and score at 5/8, 2 1/4, 4 1/2, and 4 3/4 inches.
- Fold on score lines, punch hole midline between the 4 1/2 and 4 3/4 inch scores for lollipop to stand.
- Place lollipop inside. Fold 5/8 in. portion inside of the triangle when it is assembled.
- Decorate as desired…Have Fun!!
I struggled over the last few days trying to make the colors at ColourQ #174 work for me and finally figured something out with inspiration from The Paper Players #131– SYMPATHY. Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals inks made pretty watercolor flowers with Early Espresso stems/leaves with the retired SU Close as a Memory stamp set. Normally, I would have bordered the main image with one of the flower colors but, in the end, I think the Pink (that I think was the hardest for me to fit in) was better than using one of the flower colors. The image reminded me of handpicked flowers from a field so I used the SU Woodgrain EF to mimic a tree trunk found on the outskirts of the field.
STAMPS: SU Close as a Memory (retired), SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: SU Primrose Petals, SU Raspberry Ripple, SU Early Espresso
PAPER: SU Very Vanilla, SU Early Espresso, SU Pretty in Pink subbing for Pirouette-out of my stock
ACCESSORIES: random metallic brad
TOOLS: SU Festive Paper Piercing Pack, SU Labels Collection Framelits, SU Word Window Punch