Friday, February 25, 2011

Shabby Nature's Nest Turtle card
I have had this little turtle quite a while and haven't had a chance to use him. But, when I saw Pat's  card using the Bison from the In Wilderness stamp set, I just had to pull my little turtle out and make this card. Beside changing the stamp set, I changed the colors and added a background stamp on the Olive panel. I am quite happy with it, what do you think?

All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Natures Nest and Wonderfully Worn background.
Ink: Black StazOn, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso classic ink pads.
Paper: Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock.
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber, Standard Texturz Impression pad, Stampin' Pastels (Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso), Stampin' Sponges, Distressing tool from the Cutter Kit and 5/8" Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon. Spritzer bottle (not SU, but you can use a empty Stampin' mist bottle).

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Inspired Dryer Sheet Technique
One of my clubs wanted to do the dryer sheet technique, so this is what I came up with. When I thought about a muted look over a stamp Inspired by Nature (one of my all time favs) immediately came to mind. This picture doesn't show off the glitter, I really wish you could see that. I think this card will eventually make it into a stamp camp (maybe for Mother's day).

You will want to used a dryer sheet that has been used several times, you need it to be soft, not stiff. You can attach the dryer sheet with your Zyron, I tried that and spray adhesive and preferred the spray, (except for the order, you want to do this outside, or have a window open). I thought the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder added a nice touch to the finished card. I felt adding a sentiment, ribbon or other embellishment wasn't needed. Below is the list of supplies used for this project. I hope you enjoyed, Happy Stampin'

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted

Stamps:  Inspired by nature
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi classic ink pads
Stampin' Write Markers: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Riding Hood Red
Paper: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions embossing folder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Powder Pal, Stampin' Sponges, Sticky Strip
Non-Stampin' up supplies: Spray adhesive and used dryer sheet
Techniques: Dryer sheet, sponging, DTR- direct to rubber, masking

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Elegant (Soiree) gift card purse
This cute little purse is actually not just a pretty purse, cut also a card, and a gift card holder. This is a cute, fun and fast little purse to make, and you can add anything to the front, but I was dying to use my Build a Blossom stamp set and coordinating Blossom Petal punch. Using the Big shot for the purse and purse handle and then a punch matching the flower petals, really make this card, unlike most of my cards, not labor intensive at all.

All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted:
Stamps: Build a Blossom, Short and Sweet
Ink: Baja Breeze, VersaMark
Paper: Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla card stock, Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting machine, Scallop Oval and Top Note dies, Scallop border, Blossom Petal, 1" circle and 1/2" circle punches, Crystal Effects, Irridescent Ice embossing powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, Magnetic Snaps (not SU)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Extreme Guitar - great card for a teen or preteen boy
Here is the third card for this months stamp camp. This is a great card for a boy. I gave this to my 20 year old grand son for his birthday and he liked it, so in my opinion that means it passed the test. I cased this card from Stasia Sloma another Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I made the following changes: I embossed the stars with a Textured Impression folder, left off the brads and added my Happy Birthday sentiment cut apart and place on the textured stars.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Extreme Guitar, Grunge Rock and On Your Birthday
Ink: Black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler classic ink
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions folder, Clear Circle Bigz die, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, Star punch (retired) and Extra large Star punch (you can use the Stars #2 Original die)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Create a Cupcake and Build a Cupcake punch
This is another one of the birthday cards that you can make a February's stamp camp. This card features the new Create a Cupcake stamp set and coordinating Build a Cupcake punch. The flame is our new Red Glimmer paper. The stamp set, punch and Glimmer paper can all be found in the new Occasions Mini catalog. You can view the catalog here.
I cased (copy and share everything) the card sketch from Glenda Calkins, another Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I did change the colors, added the glimmer flame and the Happy Birthday sentiment.I also added the Perfect Polka Dot embossing Folder. She had posted her card on Stampin' Connection, which is a web site for Stampin' Up! demonstrators to share their ideas with one another. When you join my team, you will also have access to this valuable tool. You can contact me directly or visit here for more information about the Stampin' Up opportunity. My recruit password is Janetstamps29485.

The punch coordination with the stamp set really makes this a fun, fast card.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Basic Black classic ink pads, Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write marker
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Whisper White and Crumb Cake card stock. Subtles (Marina Mist) Designer Series Paper and Red Glimmer paper
Accessories: Big Shot Die cutting machine, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder, Build a Cupcake, Scallop Trim, Modern Label and Word Window punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Two way glue, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, and Gold brad.

Enjoy and Happy Stampin'

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wish Big birthday card featuring the stamp set "Bring on the cake"
February's stamp camp will feature birthday stamps, because we always need birthday stamps don't we? I always have requests for cards for males. LeeAnn Greff had a great card on her blog that I used for my inspiration. I changed the colors, ribbon, Designer paper, and used the Build a brad on my ribbon. I think this is a great card for a man, and not the usual car or deer card. This is a new stamp set from the Occasions mini catalog. I love this set, it has 13 stamps in the set and the price is unbelievable. Wood mount averages only $3.00 per stamp!, unmounted is only $2.15. What a great deal. You can order your copy here. This is only one of the four great cards you can make this month. I will be posting the other three soon.
Click on my calendar to check out the dates of the upcoming classes. Register soon, space is limited.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamp set: Bring on the Cake
Ink: Black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler classic
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler card stock and Newsprint Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: 1 1/4" Black striped grosgrain ribbon, Pewter Build A Brad, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, 1/2" circle punch, Aqua Painter