Sunday, February 28, 2010

Welcome Neighbors dsp No. 2 box
I just love this little box!!! It is very fast and easy to make. (It would be even faster, it I had not cut out the two houses left over to pop up) Here is the box I got my inspiration from:
I cut off the top of the box and then punched the new Scallop trim border. I also put jumbo eyelets on the sides for my ribbon handle. Both houses and one cloud is popped with dimensionals.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Good Neighbors (clouds)
Paper: Bermuda Bay cardstock and Welcome Neighbors dsp
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Big Shot, Box No. 2 XL die, Pewter jumbo brads, Crop-a-dile, Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon, Stampin; Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

Good Neighbors 3x3 card
Here is a card that I made in my work-shop today. Sorry this one is so sloppy, but I wanted a copy, after it turned out so cute today. (the roof was straight on the card my hostess got, but it is past my bedtime and I just had to make it tonight!!!) I think it turned out really nice, considering I did it on the fly. I have never made a card in a class without first making it a home, to make sure I like it. I sold alot of build a brads with this card.

The back side of the dsp that I used on the box was the cloud paper I used on the inside of the card, this panel is the top of the paper with the houses on it. The card I made earlier used the paper with the Bermuda Bay and Curry houses on it. The back side of that page is the Bermuda polka dot paper left over, so I used it for the build a brad.

I wrapped the Bermuda polka dot ribbon all the way around to hide the back of the build a brad on the inside of the card.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Good Neighbors, Whimsical Words
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Welcome Neighbors dsp
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Accessories: Build a brad, Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon, Stampin' sponges

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Circle Circus Make-n-take
The is the card I used as a make-n-take at my last two workshops. Everyone enjoyed making this fun card. I changed the envelope design for the second card to the one shown here and like it much better than a few circles in the bottom right hand corner.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Circle Circus, Short and Sweet
Paper: Pink Passion Textured, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink: Pink Passion, Chocolate Chip, Gable Green
Accessories: Big Shot, SU exclusive Top Note die, 1/4" Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, Word Window punch, Modern Label Punch

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

XL 2 step bird with Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper

Here is one the the cards I will demo at my workshop this Saturday. I got my inspritation for this card from a frame done with the Sweet Pea paper and Two step bird. I just knew I had to make it into a card. Here is the link for the frame:
 All supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Warm Words, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, All Holidays (inside)
Paper: Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper, So Saffron and Old Olive cardstock
Ink: So Saffron classic ink, Old Olive Classic ink and Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: XL 2 step bird, Small oval, Scallop oval punches, So Saffron 3/8" grosgrain ribbons, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow multi liquid glue, Sponge Daubers

Inside of card
Technique for inside of card: I punched the bird, leaf and wing out of scrap paper, then discarded punched out pieces (you can also save for a later project). Using the sponge dauber, I sponge Old Olive ink inside the bird, then the wing and then the leaf. I  love to make my own stencil and use on the inside of a card. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Scallop circle die dress in vellum embossed with Manhattan flower

I haven't made one of these dress cards since last April, so when I saw  Eileen's dress in vellum I knew it was time to revisit this fun technique. You can view Eileen's card here: I will add my other card also on this post and directions on how to make the dress.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Oval All
Paper: Whsiper White cardstock, Bermuda Bay cardstock and Designer Series Paper, Cardstock vellum
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Bermuda Polka Dot ribbon (folded in half), Scallop circle Bigz Die, Manahattan Flower embossing folder (SU exclusive), Filigree Brads, Scallop Oval punch, Eyelet border punch

I originally learned to make this dress from Patty. The directions to make the dress are here: I added a white petticoat at the top and bottom of the dress. The eyelet border punch cuts off part of the front of the card, so I took a piece of the same dsp as the dress and used the eyelet border punch on it also and attached it to the right side of the inside of the card. (so the pattern shows under the front eyelet border, You only see the punched part of the pink dsp when card is open. I decided to use the Tres Chic background stamp and really love how it turned out!

Pink Dress
All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tres Chic
Paper: Sweet Always dsp, Pink Pirouette, whisper white
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Big shot, Scallop circle die, 3/8" white taffeta
ribbon, rhinestone brad

Thanks for looking
Fox and Friends
Here are  a couple of the cards I will be demonstrating at my workshop on Friday night. Call me to schedule your workshop, and you can learn how easy it is to make great cards like these. Making the turtle and Lion more than one color is so easy by going DTR (direct to rubber) with the Stampin' Write Markers. Stampin' Up! carries markers in all our 48 colors, and now also in the 6 in-colors. They also have a punch that punches out the exact shape of the Vanilla hardware used on this card. Don't you just love this company!!!

I just love the vintage feel of this card. The card is straight in real life, I don't know why my scanner tweeked it up by the owl. I couldn't be operator error!

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fox and Friends
Paper: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede classic ink pad, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, and Mellow Moss Stampin' Write markers
Accessories: Soft Suede polka dot ribbon, Stampin' sponges, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Playground designer buttons, Pop-up glue dots, Mini glue dot, Watercolor pencils
Don't you just LOVE the Tall Tales designer Series Paper? This is my favorite in the pack. It doesn't show in the picture but if you compare the lions in the two cards you might be able to see it. In the first card, I colored the stamp with the two markers and stamped. On this second card, I stamped the Lion once, then punched out with 1 3/8" circle punch, then I stamped just his mane once in Crushed Curry on a small Whisper White scrap. Then I stamped his mane in Pumpkin Pie on another small scrap. I then cut out the mane and glued to my lion on the punched out circle, and then cut out just his face and added that on top of the mane. No pop dots are necessary, just the layers gives him nice dimension. (IRL). I think I will reink my Chocolate ink pad before my class on Friday. (Isn't that awesome that Stampin' Up! has reinkers for every stamp pad the sell. You don't have to invest in a new ink pad, just us the refill, and its just like having a brand new ink pad, and you can buy more stamps with all the money you save!!!)
All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Whimsical Words
Paper: Tall Tales designer series paper, Old Olive patterns designer series paper, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Cocolate Classic ink pad, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write markers
Accessories: 5/8" chocolate grosgrain ribbon, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Stampin' dimensionals, Stampin' sponges.

Thanks for Lookin'
Upsy Daisy done with Bleaching Technique
One of my girls request-ed I teach the bleach-ing tech-nique at our monthy downline meeting. This is the card they will be making. Practice on small scraps of paper with different colors of cardstock, because each color reacts differently to the bleach.

All supplies Stampin' UP! (except for the bleach)Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Sanded Background, Its your birthday
Paper: Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy craft
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, Designer Label punch, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, bleach
Technique: Bleaching

I really love making cards. Today my grandson sent me this message on facebook: "hey grandma...sorry ive been so busy and didnt get to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Wish I could make you a cute card like you always make them for me but I just dont have the skills like you!!!!" Doesn't that just make it all worthwhile? Thank God for kids (especially grandkids!)

Come join my team, or schedule your workshop now, so I can teach you some awesome techniques that will wow your friends, and maybe your kids or grandkids.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Haitian Relief Update

In just fifteen days, demonstrators around the world have already sold 7524 of the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set. From each of these sets, Stampin′ Up! will donate $2 to the Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. This brings the total donation as of February 5, 2010 to $15,048.00.

This offer lasts until February 28, 2010, so you still have time to lend a helping hand to those who are so much in need. Order your I {Heart} Hearts stamp set today. You can order by contacting me by phone, or email, or order directly from my Stampin' Up website by clicking here:

To view samples of cards made using this awesome stamp, pictures of stamps included in the stamp set, and more information about the Relief program check out my January archive at:

Show your friends and loved ones how much you care, using the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and also help the people of Haiti. It's not to late, but hurry time is running out.
Happy Moments Birthday Card
This is the last of the 3 birthday cards I made. This is a quick fun card to make. I used the Pinking Hearts border punch to make a paper lace border than I added organza ribbon to. The packages were stamped in basic Black on Perfect Plum and punched out using the 1 3/4" circle punch. I then stamped the same stamp on Whisper White, water colored (press in on ink pad while closed, open up and pick up ink pooled on cover with aquapainter)and cut out all 3 packaged individually. I used Stampin' Dimensionals on the bottom two packages, and glued the top package down directly to the circle, giving debth and also allowing the bow to be seen. I also stamped the packages on the envelope. I used the Pale Plum classic pad with the Pretty Petals background stamp on the Pale Plum layer for a soft tone on tone effect and sponged the edges.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Happy Moments (FREE sale-a-bration stamp set- available only through March 31, 2010), Pretty Petals background
Paper: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black and Pale Plum classic
Accessories:  Pinking Hearts border punch, Whisper White organza ribbon, 1 3/4" circle punch, Stampin' dimensionals, Stampin' sponges. Aqua painter

Thanks for looking,
Happy Stampin'
Sweet Pea Stitched Felt
This is one of the other birthday cards I made for the gals in my stamp club. I really like the Stitched Felt flowers and leaves Stampin' Up! has in the current mini catalog. I put one of the felt buttons on the envelope. 

All supplies Stampin; Up!
Stamps: Pretty Petals background, Think Happy Thoughts (envelope)
Inks:  Regal Rose
Paper: Rose Red and Regal Rose (one fo the Dynamic Duos on the color coach
Accessories: Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, Pinking Hearts border punch, 5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Fun and Fast Notes bird with Scallop Border punch and Scallop Corner punch
I have always loved this little bird. See how cute he is on the envelope, without even being colored. (By the way, the card is not put together crooked, I just scanned it crooked). I am loving this card, more and more every time I look at it. This card goes together really fast, which is a good thing because I had to whip up 3 birthday cards in one day. (ok, if I had planned it better, I wouldn't had to do them all in one day, but I didn't) I have been stamping with the same group of ladies for about 7 years. We meet once a month. There are 8 of us and believe it or not, 4 of us have February birthdays. I quess it could have been worse, if I wasn't one of the four, I would have had to make 4 cards!!! I haven't been making a copy or scanning the cards I give them, but will try to be better in the future and share them with you. The image was stamped on Vanilla cardstock, then the flower stamped again on Razzleberry and the bird on Bashful Blue. The bird and flower were cut out and glued onto the stamped image. I colored on a artists palette with a Glorious Green marker, the picked up the ink using a blender pen and colored the leaf and stem. I used the same technique with a Sahara Sand marker at the birds feet to ground him.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fun and Fast notes,
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla and Bashful Blue
Ink: Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand and Glorious Green Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Scallop Border punch and Scallop Corner punch, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Stampin' up! exclusive Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot ribbon. Silver Brad, Stampin' sponges, Blender pen, 2 way glue pen

Thanks for looking and happy stampin'

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Vintage Happy Moments bird cage card
Don't you just love this little bird cage and how it lends itself to a great vintage feel. Although we made quite a few modifications my inspiration came from Maggie. you can view her card at:

This is the fourth card for the February stamp camp. I really had fun paper piecing Tess, distress has always been a favorite technique of mine. I used Bella Bleu, a distressed flower, the birdcage, the Eyelet border punch like Maggie did, but left off the panel with the En Francais (choosing to stamp it only on the flower), We crimped and sponged the Eyelet border instead of stamping on it.  We left off the second layer of ribbon, the botton, the sentiment, and changed the card size to a Standard A2.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Happy Moments, En Francais
Paper: Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink: Basic Brown and Close to Cocoa classic ink, Not Quite Navy Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories:  Eyelet Border punch, Paper crimper, Chocolate Taffetta ribbon, Flower layers #3 Original Sizzix die, Big Shot die cutting machine, Stampin' sponges, Distressing tool from the cutter kit.

Thanks for looking.

Tote-ally Tess Birthday cards
Here is another card for February's stamp camp. Tess (pants, shirt and hair) are paper pieced, her face, lips and hands are colored with Stampin' Write markers and a blender pen:

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tote-ally Tess, Well Scripted
Paper: Pink Flamingo DSP, Whisper White, Real Red and Regal Rose and So Saffron
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red classic, Blush Blossom and Real Red and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Earth Elements brads, Mat pack, Paper Piercer, Blender Pen, Stampin' Sponges

This card by Denise used some of the supplies above and Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise  and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Bold Brights brads

My inspiration came from Gretchen Barron. Thank you Gretchen. You can view Gretchen's card here:

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Vintage Vogue with Scallop Border and Scallop Corner punches
This is another card we will be making at my February Stamp camp. I saw this card by Ilina at: and just had to case it (with a few modifications) I changed the colors, left off the bow, added the Pretty Petals background stamp, left off the paper piercing and sponged my flowers but did not stack them double. (I didn't want a mutiney on my hands, because of all the cutting) I am really pleased with the results.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Pretty Petals Background and On Your Birthday
Paper: Night of Navy, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue and Old Olive
Accessories:  Scallop Border and Scallop Corner punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Brads, 5/16" Neutrals brads assortment, Stampin' Sponges, 5/8" Brocade Blue grosgrain ribbon, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

Vintage Vogue with Eyelet Border Punch Medallion
I saw a card with this medallion made using the Eyelet Border Punch and just had to case it. Thank you Tammy for the great idea. You can see Tammy's card at:
As usual I made a few modificactions to make it my own. Here are the two versions made by Denise and myself. We chose to go landscape, and run ribbons across the card, leaving off the buttons and bow. We also changed the background. (we couldn't agree, so here is both versions) using En Francais and French Filigree. Because the medallion goes all the way from the top to the bottom, you cannot see where the En Francais was stamped twice. The French Filigree was stamped protrait, then turned landscape. This is one the the card that will be made at my February Stamp camp.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  Vintage Vogue, En Francais (or French Filigree)
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum and Old Olive
Accessories: Eyelet border punch, 5/8" Vanilla Satin ribbon, Ice Circles Rhinestone brad, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini glue dots, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stampin' sponges
Techniques: Rock and Roll, masking, punch mediallion