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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fabulous Florets

Another fairly simple card from our "Last Days of Summer" stamping class. I find I use my background stamps way too little, so I determined to use one for this card. The River Rock ink on the Very Vanilla card stock has almost a golden look to it. I did cut out the flower and pop it up with Stampin' Dimensionals, so there is a lot of texture in this card. I love the elegant colors, too.
Products Used:
Fabulous Florets stamp set (6), W 123025, $23.95; C 123027, $17.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (24), W 115370, $36.95; C 127802
En Francais background stamp (1), W 109521, $17.95
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 101650, $8.50
Elegant Eggplant 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 105126, $6.95
Always Artichoke 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 105119, $6.95
Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad, 126969, $5.95
Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad, 126972, $5.95
River Rock Classic Stampin' Pad, 126976, $5.95
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 127749, $7.95
Finishing Touches Edgelits (2), 127010, $9.95
Beautiful Wings Embosslits, 118138, $11.95

Friday, August 24, 2012

Summer Rose

Our Last Days of Summer stamping class was so much fun. I thoroughly enjoy the ladies who come to my home to stamp and show so much enthusiasm for the craft. I chose to use the darker green for some of the leaves so they would look shadowed, although I think I could have used the Certainly Celery instead of Old Olive card stock.
Products Used:
Stippled Blossoms stamp set (10), W 126745, $26.95; C 126747, $18.95
So Saffron 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 105118, $6.95
Old Olive 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 100702, $6.95
Whisper White 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $8.50
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad, 126957, $5.95
Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad, 126991, $5.95
Certainly Celery Classic Stampin' Pad, 126958, $5.95
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad, 126953, $5.95
Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 121809, $7.95
Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 123134, $7.95

Thursday, August 23, 2012

So Simple!

Could any card be more simple than this one, yet so lovely? Just paper, one ink and one framelit.Products Used:
Forever Young stamp set (5), W 122570, $25.95; C 122572, $18.95
Twitterpated 12"x 12" Designer Series Paper (12), 125406, $10.95
Whisper White 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $8.50
Island Indigo 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 122923, $6.95
Floral Frames Framelits (5), 127012, $26.95
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 113439, $99.95

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Class Preview

My "Last Days of Summer" class is Thursday night and this is one of the cards we will be making. I have to admit that this one is almost, but not quite, an exact copy of a card published in the Stampin' Success magazine I receive as a demonstrator. The left side is a little blurry because of the thickness of the card on that side. I wasn't sure it would scan at all, but I think you can still get a good idea of what the card looks like.

In all honesty, this card is almost entirely made with the Big Shot and punches. But I just loved the original in the magazine. In fact, if you compare my post of two days ago with this card, you will see that my inspiration came from the original of this card.
Products Used:
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set (6), W 126255, $15.95; C 126257, $11.95
Rose Red 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 102544, $6.95
So Saffron 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 105118, $6.95
Gumball Green 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 126840, $6.95
Crumb Cake 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 120953, $6.95
Whisper White 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $8.50
Floral District 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (12), 126919, $10.95
Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad, 126954, $5.95
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yds), 126848, $8.95
Linen Thread (15 yds), 104199, $4.50
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (24), 127555, $5.95
Pearl Basic Jewels (150), 119247, $4.95
Boho Blossoms punch, 119858, $16.95
1¾" Scallop Circle punch, 119854, $16.95
Blossom punch, 125603, $16.95
Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 127751, $7.95
Little Leaves Sizzlits, 114511, $5.50
Labels Collection Framelits (6), 125598, $26.95


Monday, August 20, 2012

Another 80th Birthday!

Isn't it wonderful to know so many women becoming octogenarians? Well, this is two, but...

Anyway, I do love the triple layer technique! I know this card is similar to the other 80th birthday card I made, but the colors and stamps are different. Please ignore the fact that this ribbon looks crooked. After scanning it, I adjusted the ribbon and it looks better.

I was so excited to receive my newest stamp set, Stippled Blossoms, I just had to incorporate it into this card. Betty and her husband were both musicians, teaching at colleges. In fact, their license plate says something like Duet 4Ever. Hence, the music staffs in the background.
Products Used:
Stippled Blossoms stamp set (10), W 126745, $26.95; C 126747, $18.95
Memorable Moments stamp set (18), W 126680, $29.95; C 126682, $21.95
Music Notes Stampin' Around Wheel, 120327, $6.50
Standard Stampin' Around Handle, 102971, $3.95
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 101650, $8.50
Marina Mist 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 119682, $6.95
Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad, 126962, $5.95
Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad, 126961, $5.95
Certainly Celery Classic Stampin' Pad, 126958, $5.95
Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad, 126959, $5.95
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad, 126976, $5.95
Marina Mist ½" Scallop Dots Ribbon (10 yards), 122986, $7.95
Labels Collection Framelits (6), 125598, $26.95


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Silver Anniversary Card

Just back from vacation and had to share this card I made for a silver anniversary. We had hoped to get to the celebration, but it was too much on top of the trip home. Although vacation was physically and spiritually refreshing, we were still very tired.

We vacationed in the Adirondack Mountains at a place called Camp of the Woods in Speculator, NY. Believe me, it's not a camp where you rough it, although you can if you choose to. There is a campground as well as different types of accommodations. We have daily chapel and other optional activities—we love the concerts! Plus we spend time on the beach (Lake Pleasant) playing, boating, swimming, reading. Our daughters and their families were there as well as my sister's family. Products Used:
Memorable Moments stamp set (18), W 126680, $29.95; C 126682, $21.95
Mixed Bunch stamp set (6), W 125535, $27.95; C 125537 $21.95
Cherry Cobbler 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 119685, $6.95
Garden Green 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 102584, $6.95
Whisper White 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $8.50
Brushed Silver 8½" x 11" card stock (10), 100712, $7.95
Silver 12" x 12" Glimmer Paper (2), 124005, $4.95
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad, 126966, $5.95
VersaMark Ink Pad, 102283, $7.50
Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (½ oz.), 109131, $4.75
Blossom punch, 125603, $16.95
Hearts Collection Framelits (6), 125599, $26.95
Little Leaves Sizzlits (1), 114511, $5.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (150), 119246, $4.95

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Evergreen Silent Night

I had so much fun creating this card. However, it wasn't until I was preparing the list of materials that I realized the Snow Burst textured embossing folder was only in last year's holiday mini catalog. But it was so perfect for this design that I used it with my class anyway.

I used Shimmery White card stock for everything but the base card—that's Garden Green. One piece of Shimmery White went through the Big Shot in the folder. On another piece, I stamped the three trees and then cut around them, leaving them attached for the snow-scape effect. The two outer trees were embossed in white to simulate snow-covered branches. I then stamped the words to Silent Night in Cherry Cobbler over the Garden Green tree on another piece of Shimmery White card stock, added the star and cut out the whole image.

When assembling this card, I did not put any adhesive under the top sections of the trees, although I did attach the final center tree with Stampin' Dimensionals. I love the texture and the 3-D look of this card.
Products Used:
Evergreen stamp set (5), W 127970, $25.95; C 127973, $18.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (24), W 115370, $36.95; C 127802, $26.95
Garden Green 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 102584, $6.95
Shimmery White 8½" x 11" card stock (10), 101910, $7.95
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad, 126973, $5.95
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad, 126966, $5.95
Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad, 126991, $5.95
White Stampin' Emboss Powder (½ oz.), 109132, $4.75
Snow Burst Textured Embossing Folder, no longer available
Paper Snips, 103579, $9.95