Wednesday, July 28, 2010

3-D Drink Card

I've seen these drink cards on Splitcoast before and they have always fascinated me. It amazes me what people's creative minds can come up with. Who would have thought, a 3-D cup effect on a card! I cased this particular one from Lorri Heiling, including the idea of putting the little drink packet inside. This was so much fun to make, and actually easier than I thought it would be.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Tropical Party, Tart and Tangy, Best Wishes and More (retired)
Paper: So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, cardstock vellum, non-SU DP scrap (inside card)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Dazzling Diamonds

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tropical Party Notepad

Here is the little notepad I covered as part of my Tropical Island Oasis Stationery Box. There is still room in the class on Tuesday evening if you're interested.

The notepad is from the dollar store; I simply uncoiled it, covered it with Rose Red cardstock and Island Oasis Designer Paper, and added the "journey" sentiment from Define Your Life. Click on the photo to see it bigger. I stamped off the small flower once before stamping it behind the greeting, so it wouldn't cover up the words. Re-punch the holes at the top, and twist the coil back through the holes. Super simple and cute; I could have added ribbon or other embellishments to further pretty it up, but I thought I'd keep it simple as I'll probably actually bring it with me on my trip to Hawaii to jot down lists and things. The little pink pen is from Staples; they come in a 12-pack, I believe.

Stamps: Define Your Life
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Paper: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Island Oasis DSP
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tropical Party Mini Cards

I made these little 2''x3'' cards as part of a stationery box set. They fit perfectly inside the Bigshot scallop envelopes. Although I don't usually reach for the Bold Brights, I love the juicy, cheerful colour combination of the Island Oasis DSP that coordinates with the Tropical Party stamp set. Both are available in the Summer Mini Catalogue until August 31. I also love the revamped Brights collection that Stampin' Up! went with for the Colour Renovation; the ten colours in the new Brights are now much more accessible and easy to use than the previous collection.

If you'd like to make these cards along with their matching stationery box set, come to the class on Tuesday, July 27 at 7 pm. The box contains 4 standard-size cards and envelopes, 4 mini cards and scallop envelopes, a notepad and pen. Contact me for more details or to register.

Stamps: Tropical Party, Tiny Tags, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Island Oasis DSP, Whisper White

Tea for Three - Clean & Simple FTL 98

Here's another quick card I made using fall-to-layout 98 from Clean & Simple Stamping. I can't get enough of this layout!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Razzle Dazzle, teacup stamp (non-SU)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry(retired), Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (retired)
Accessories: Word Window punch, Dazzling Diamonds

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Because I Care

Have you seen this new Level 1 hostess set? It's called Because I Care, and it is absolutely beautiful and so easy to work with. You can earn this set for free with a qualifying order or workshop. Lots of new goodies on this card! I inked up the flower with Baja Breeze (a returning favourite - so glad it's back!) and "thumped" my Concord Crush marker over the flower. The stem and leaves were inked with Pear Pizazz, and the DSP is brand new as well; it's called Greenhouse Gala and coordinates perfectly with the new stamp set Friends Never Fade.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps: Because I Care
Paper: Baja Breeze, Concord Crush, Very Vanilla, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Concord Crush marker, Pear Pizazz marker
Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon

Monday, July 12, 2010

Clean & Simple FTL 98

I absolutely love the look of this week's sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping; everything looks better in threes, don't you think? I used the Little Leaves Sizzlits die and some scraps I had lying around to create this quick card. Swap out the DSP for a non-floral pattern, and this would even make a good masculine card. I hesitated when placing the sentiment in that spot; it seems a shame to cover up the lovely little leaves. I considered placing it underneath, but thought I would stay true to the sketch. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss (retired), Urban Garden DSP (retired)
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: silver brads
Other: Modern Label punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit

New Catalogue, New Goodies

So sorry for the recent lack of posting; I've been a bad blogger ;) The end of June was busy, busy, busy with year-end school stuff, then we headed to Seattle for a few days, and then I had two houseguests from Japan stay with me this past week. I am just now finally settling into my summer vacation, and what better way to kick off the summer than with a gorgeous array of new Stampin' Up! goodies?

The new catalogue is officially out and it is jam-packed full of amazing new inspiration, ideas and products. All the new stamp sets are available in clear mount, the new colour renovation is fresh, contemporary and fun, and there are loads of new accessories for that perfect finishing touch. Contact me today to get your own copy!


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