Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Very Versatile!

This is a card I made using a set coming up in Stampin' Up!'s next mini catalog, which will be available for purchase April 1st! This set is called Very Versatile and it is! It has several different sentiments as well as an image and there are lots of things you can do with this! I designed this card for my next card class, simple and effective!

Stamp Set: Very Versatile
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Oval Scallop Punch, Button Latte, Linen Thread, Sponge.

I sponged around the base of the cardstock just a little and also sponged the main image and the oval image.

I am going to try something new, if I can remember ;) If I make a card or project that is Stampin' Up! Only ("SUO") meaning I use ONLY Stampin' Up! product, then I am going to put SUO in the label. That way if anyone is looking specifically for SUO, they will be able to find it easily. My cards are mostly SUO because I tend to demo them, unless they are special, my scrapbook pages are not because I use my Cricut!

Speaking of Cricut, I went to a biannual scrapbook retreat this weekend and had a blast. I took my Cricut and I think I used it on 90% of my pages and I did 38 pages. Not as many as last time, but I had more friends go with me this time so it was more socializing than before!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

No Stamping!

I just love this card! I really hated to give it away, but it was for my best friend's daughter and it probably would have been rude not to give it to her!

I used my Cricut for this one!

Cartridges: Storybook, Paper Dolls
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip, Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper.

I added some stickles to her dress to make them sparkle.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Take on Old Card

I just love these colors together. I had a similar card to this that I used for a class last year and I really liked it. I decided to modify it a little bit to show off some new stuff!

Stampset: Polka Dot Punches, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White.
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Paper Crimper, Scallop Edge Punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Fleurettes, Clear Rhinestone Brads

Sunday, March 8, 2009

3x3 Card

When we did our new catalog swap a 3x3 card swap was added in for the fun of it! These are somewhat out of my comfort zone, because they are so small! I find it very hard to fit what I want on them, usually, however, this one just came to me and I was very pleased with it.

Stampset: Wonderful Watercolor
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White.
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon; Distressing tool.

Very simple, but it would be a great little gift card or just a note to say hi!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Swap Card!

This is a recent swap card I did with some of my online demo friends! The swap was after the new catalog was released and we all picked a new set. I decided to go with the Chalkboard technique.

Stampset: Wonderful Watercolor
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum and Very Vanilla.
Ink: White Craft; Stampin' Pastels
Accessories: Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Ticket Corner Punch; Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon; Filigree Brads, dimensionals.

This technique is very easy. You just take a dark color cardstock and stamp your image using White Craft Ink. Then, using sponge daubers, use Stampin' Pastels and color your image. When done, lightly wipe the image using a swiffer cloth.

Monday, March 2, 2009

No accessories, is that possible?

Have you ever made a card with no accessories? Just cardstock and ink? I do not think I have and then a friend one of my online friends issued a challenge. Make a card using only cardstock and ink, no tools, no accessories nothing! I thought, no way can I do that. Then it all came to me, I needed a birthday card from my friend's son and I knew I wanted to use the pickup from Loads of Love. Here is what I came up with:

Cardstock: Kraft; Ink: Basic Black, Tango Tangerine; Old Olive; Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue and Real Red. Stamps: Loads of Love, Wild About You, It's Your Birthday (?).

I tried to mask the truck so it looked like the giraffe and trees were behind it. And I may have cheated a little and used a sponge to sponge in some "sky" and "grass". But it needed a little something at the top. I was pretty pleased with this. Who knew it was possible to make a cute card without accessories!