February 14, 2018
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!
In the spirit of LOVE today, I have a wedding/anniversary card to show you using the
SU Petal Palette Bundle.
The Pinewood Planks dry embossed panel is just enough texture to be noticed but lets
the silver embossed roses take center stage on this card.
Silver Heat Embossing pairs so well with Smoky Slate ink.
I usually use Smoky Slate ink to stamp sentiments with delicate fonts, so much easier than heat embossing:)
It’s difficult to see in the photo but I used the beautiful silver foil paper to die cut the scallop oval that borders the Stitched Shapes oval. Some scattered rhinestones finished off the card wonderfully, don’t you think?
Thanks for buzzing by, friends…
November 3, 2016
My van is packed, and I am off to Atlanta for the Stampin’ Up Onstage event Friday through Sunday then on my way back to my sweet stamping group in Pittsburgh! I wanted to share the swaps I am taking to share with other demonstrators in Atlanta…I just fell in love with the SU Seasonal Bells stamp set as I played around with it…so easy to stamp and punch out!
I am also sharing these cards with LeAnne and the gang over at the Paper Players Challenge # 319. It’s a Tic-Tac Toe challenge- I am choosing Snowflakes (on my bells and one pattern on one of my cards), Patterned Paper, and Ribbon.
Silver, silver bells…
Gold bells, gold bells…
I used the snowflake patterned paper on the card below:
*Big difference in night photo and day photo with my amateur photography skills and high ceiling lights that cast shadows:(
Just a simple inside:
This stamp set with its coordinating punch is perfect for not only Christmas but also for a wedding card! It has a cute little Mr. and Mrs. that can be stamped inside the bell image- just how sweet is that?
I really love the This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper- 24 sheets in a pack with Vanilla and classic Christmas Real Red and Garden Green but also Black and Vanilla patterns-
be sure to check it out!
Thanks for buzzing by, friends…
November 5, 2016- Thanks, Claire, for The Paper Player’s Pick this week!
May 14, 2015
Hello, friends! I have a fun fold card for you today that uses the colors LeAnne picked for
The Paper Players #244 this week.
I used the bold font image from SU Big News as the focal point on my fun fold card.
I embellished my card with some Sahara Sand 7/8″Lace Trim that is in new catalog and Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon and the oh so pretty Something Borrowed DSP that are both retiring- available while supplies last. The Itty Bitty Accents flowers added a little fun, too.
To make the fold, you simply score your 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base at 5 1/2″ and 9″ and fold the flap over. Here are a couple of views:
With this flap measurement, you have plenty of room to jot a message on the inside of the card while at the same time having a beautiful inside sentiment as a focal point as well.
As I was taking the first photo, I temporarily adhered the front flap down and thought, “Hmmm, you could just fold it back and permanently adhere it.” Another neat design element to remember!
So happy that the Big News stamp set is sticking around! It is a great All-Occasion set.
Thanks for stopping by…
5/16/15 Thanks, JoAnne for picking me as A Cut Above this week! Yippee
Here is the SU Mosaic Madness stamp set and the Modern Mosaic embossing folder in the new annual catalog! I think one of my favorite colors is gray- I am so excited because I just received my new SU Smoky Slate ink and paper via UPS today. Who says, diamonds are a girl’s best friend? I think it is the UPS deliverer…
STAMPS: SU Mosaic Madness, SU Loving Thoughts
INK: SU Basic Gray, SU Daffodil Delight
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Basic Gray, SU Pattern Stacks- Brights and Neutrals
ACCESSORIES: SU Designer Buttons-Brights, SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Bitty Banners Die, SU Modern Mosaic EF, SU Mosaic Punch
I used this week’s sketch at Mojo Monday # 295 and made a 5 inch square card.
When I looked at the sweet, cuddly card by Therese Calvird at the MUSE Card Club # 17 this week, I kept thinking of “stacked objects.”
I was inspired to make a card that had that theme. I thought all week, and last night while my mom was visiting me in my stamping center, I came up with a tiered wedding cake. I have always wanted to make a wedding cake card. It wasn’t paper pierced but it was cut out paper that I embossed and put a black outline around. I also mounted it on a center panel like the MUSE card.
STAMPS: SU Sweet Essentials
INK: SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Delicate Designs EF, SU Finishing Touches Edgelit, SU Stripes EF