Wednesday, August 17, 2011

More Costco Ribbon

This is another one of those cards that I made months ago, but didn't get around to posting! 

I have a ton of ribbon from Costco that is pretty, but I struggle with using because the colours don't match with my Stampin' Up card stock and most of the ribbon is one sided.  I did manage to create this card using up some of the ribbon.  I LOVE these colours together!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink - VersaFine Black Onyx
Stamp - PTI - Signature Greetings
Accessories - corner rounder punch, ribbon from Costco

Monday, August 15, 2011

Trendy Trees Thanks

This is another card that I made a few months ago and am only now getting around to posting.  I really hope I stop doing that as it is tough trying to remember details about the card - like who did I give it to!  This was a pretty quick and easy card to create.  I used my Cricut and SCAL software for the Chocolate Chip circle and the scalloped circle.  I like using a punch for cutting out stamped images like the tree and the sentiment.  It is just so much easier to center things. 

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
SU Designer Paper - Banbury
SU Ink - Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
SU Stamps - Trendy Trees
Accessories - Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Cricut, SCAL software, scallop circle svg, circle punch, word window punch, foam tape


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Scalloped Anniversary

Well, this card is definitely my own creation.  I'm not sure how I feel about it.  It took a lot of fiddling to get it to this point.  I made it for my niece and her husband's anniversary.  I was thinking that the designer paper was similar to her bridesmaids' dresses.  Then I looked back at photos and realized that wasn't her wedding I was remembering, it was her sister's!!!  Good thing I didn't say anything about it inside the card.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue
SU Designer Paper - Banbury
Ink - VersaFine Vintage Sepia
Stamp - PTI - Signature Greetings
Accessories - Hodgepodge Hardware - Pewter, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Cricut, SCAL software

Brett and Tim

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm on a roll now...

I've completed my SECOND Christmas card!  I'm not sure how many I'll have by December at this rate, but I know two people will get Christmas cards!!!

The colours I've used for this are not traditional Christmas colour, but I like them together.  I coloured the snowman with my Stampin' Up watercolor pencils and then blended it with my Blender Pen.  You can't really see in the picture, but I have put glitter on the snowflakes and the stars.

I received these stamps for my birthday from my mom back in April and I"m just using them now.  I love snowmen and this guy makes me smile.

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White (card base), Pacific Point, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink - StazOn Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps - Staps Happen, Inc.  Tara Reed Designs - 20097 Jolly Snowman, Inkadinkadoo 99459 Merry Christmas
Accessories - SU Watercolor Pencils, SU Marker - More Mustard, Cricut, SCAL software, scallop square svg file, at you Spica - Twinkle at the Stars - Clear

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Vintage Style

The card above is very much not my style, but I love it.  Many moons ago, I went over to Erin's house and Lisa helped me create a card in her style.  You can check out their blog here.  I've been saving this card for my mom's birthday, which is today.  I know she will love it as she is quite the seamstress and has taught me much of what I know about sewing. 
This is what I place on the inside of the card in the bottom right corner.  The stamp of the top of the spool of thread really reminds me of the old spools of thread from my Grandma's sewing basket that we had in our sewing box when I was growing up.

Since these were not my supplies, I really can't tell you who made them ... I think they may be Papertrey Ink.  If you really need to know, I'm sure Lisa could help you out.

Thanks for looking,


Monday, August 08, 2011

Doodle That Heart

There are so many things that I like about Paula's card which was the inspiration for my card.  I like the clean and simple layout, the layer of embossed paper on top of the same colour.  I also like the white behind the scalloped green.  I think this is the way the stamp is so I decided to recreate the look with paper. 

I don't own that stamp set, so I created my version using a different stamp set.  Once again my trusty Cricut came in handy to create the scallop circles and the circle.  It is so nice to be able to make whatever size I wish!  It allowed me to create the same look that Paula achieved with a stamp.  I like how my colouring turned out on the heart.  I used some marker ink scribbled on a plastic lid and then picked up and coloured with my blender pen. 

I was going to keep my card just like Paula's, but the more I looked at mine, the more I felt like it was missing something.  I decided to add the "ribbon" of stamped heats.

Thanks for looking,
SU Card Stock - Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
SU Ink - Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac (on the dots beside the heart, you can barely see it!)
Stamps - SU - Doodle That, PTI - Around & About
Accessories - Foam Tape, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, corner rounder, Cricut, SCAL software, Martha Stewart clear gem sticker

Mom and Tom

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Georgia Peach Birthday

The idea for this card came from gardenmom's card on Splitcoast Stampers.  While it isn't a 100% CASE, my modifications are really only because of the supplies I have available to me.  I didn't try the shower door embossing.  I just ran my card stock through my Big Shot with a square of box board to create the impression on the base, which is hard to see in the photo.  I cut my "Birthday Wishes" into two pieces as it is much more versatile that way.  This is the first and only clear mount Stampin' Up set that I own.  I can't say that I'm thrilled with them.  I find they don't always cling to the acrylic block.  Does anybody have any suggest for this problem?

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI - Stamper's Select White
SU Designer Paper - Georgia Peach
SU Ink - Old Olive, Craft Whisper White
SU Stamps - Holiday Blocks, So Happy For You
Accessories - foam tape, Winter White embossing powder, heart punch, Spring Bouquet Flower punch, Big Shot, Regal Rose brad from Pink Hedgehog

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Happiness Always

I love, love, love this card by Heather!  While my card is a very close case of hers, just a change of the stamp sets used, I am still quite proud of it as it took quite a bit of effort to get this final result.  First I had to practise my brayering.  A couple of things that helped me was I inked up the Certainly Celery and then used a tissue to wipe a bit off of the top of the Certainly Celery strip near the middle of the brayer.  Then I inked on the Tempting Turquoise and also wiped a bit of it off at the middle of the brayer.  I also ran the brayer on scrap paper a couple of time to soften it a bit before I put it on my card stock.  I created my oval template using my Cricut (Man, I love that machine!).  I used some two way glue around the edge of the oval to temporarily hold down the oval... just make sure the glue dries before you put the template on your card stock.

I don't own the Upsy Daisy stamping set, so I've been using this Hero Arts one in its place.  Most of the time it works, but I'm not thrilled at how the flowers are cut off at the bottom of the image on the card.  Since it took me MULTIPLE tries to get the brayered oval and then MULTIPLE tries to get a clean stamp of the flowers, I'm going to accept this not quite perfect sample.  I read that Heather also had a tough time getting a good stamped imaged and I did too with this stamp.  What ended up working best for me was putting the card stock on top of the stamp and pressing it into the stamp.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink - VersaFine - Onyx Black, SU - Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery
Stamps - Hero ArtsS5033, Whimsical Words

Gord and Ali

Monday, August 01, 2011

Cute Car!

My niece lives in Alberta and has been struggling to get her learner's permit for driving.  She has failed the test multiple times because she hasn't studied.  Her mother said that she was no longer paying for her to take the test.  I told Emma that if she passed the test in the next month, I would pay for the test.  She did it so I had to create a card for her in her favourite colour to send along with the cheque.  I picked this svg file up from here.  There was a problem with the on-line delivery of it, so the owner was so kind to refund me the dollar I spent to purchase the file.  I think they've corrected the problem and you certainly can't complain about their customer service.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Passion
Accessories - Cricut, SCAL software