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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

More Venetian Romance

I just love the way this card turned out. Can there be anything better than Stampin' Up!'s perfectly coordinated colors? I know this butterfly stamp (Papaya Collage stamp set) wasn't designed to fit the Elegant Butterfly punch, but it works. I did take my Crisp Cantaloupe Stampin' Write Marker to give it a body, however.

Products Used:
Papaya Collage stamp set (7), W 132055, $31.95; C 126612, $23.95
Thoughts & Prayers stamp set (8), W 128751, $25.95; C 127805, $18.95
Crisp Cantaloupe 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 131298, $6.95
Soft Suede 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 115318, $6.95
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 101650, $6.95
Venetian Romance 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (12), 130144, $10.95
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad, 126978, $5.95
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad, 131176, $5.95
Antique Brads (20), 117273, $5.95
Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Stretch Trim (10 yards), 130021, $8.95
Elegant Butterfly punch, 127526, $15.95

Monday, December 30, 2013

Work of Art

The busyness of the holidays is essentially over and I am in the process of designing cards for my next class, which will be product-based. We will be making cards with a coordinating box (using the envelope punch board for the box), all incorporating paper from the pack of Venetian Romance designer series paper. Each attendee will pay for and receive her own pack of dsp plus Very Vanilla envelopes. I will provide the miscellaneous items to make the set of cards. Of course, my problem is always that I design more cards that we can possibly make in one night, but they will see the extras.

That said, this first card uses punches for the basic design. Simple, but fun card.


Products Used:
Trust God stamp set (7), W 132094, $19.95; C 126702, $14.95
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 101650, $8.50
Island Indigo 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 122923, $6.95
Venetian Romance 12" x 12" designer series paper (12), 130144, $10.95
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad, 126986, $5.95
Regals Designer Buttons (72), 10029, $7.95
Pearl Basic Jewels (150), 119247, $4.95
Linen Thread (15 yards), 104199, $4.50
Blossom Punch, 125603, $16.95
Elegant Butterfly punch, 127526, $15.95
Bitty Butterfly punch, 129406, $15.95

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Another Christmas Card

As I ran out of Christmas cards, I kept coming up with more ideas. This one went together quickly and easily. Embossing folder covered with ink using my brayer before inserting the Real Red card stock. I love this new technique! The piece of card stock I used was cut slightly smaller than the card itself, so I was using Real Red on Real Red on Real Red. The tree from the Evergreen set with a little silver metallic ink on the second layer and, voila! I think I could vary the card by not using Christmas colors and omitting the star for a winter birthday card.

Products Used:
Evergreen stamp set (5), W 127970, $25.95; C 127973, $18.95
Real Red 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 102482, $6.95
Always Artichoke 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 105119, $6.95
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 101650, $8.50
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad, 126949, $5.95
Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad, 126972, $5.95
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad, 131174, $5.95
Silver Metallic Encore Pad, 132142, $9.95
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, 130917, $7.95
Brayer, 102395, $12.50
Big Shot Die-cutting Machine, 113439, $99.95

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Wonderful Counsellor...

I ran out of pre-made cards and had to make some more in a jiffy! This is one of them. I love music, so this design from the Modern Medley pack was perfect. And when I look at this stamp, I think of Handel's Messiah and the prophetic verse in Isaiah, so the two went together perfectly. I colored the stamp with Always Artichoke and Real Red Stampin' Write markers. I used the brayer technique for the background, using Always Artichoke ink on Always Artichoke card stock.

Products Used:
Prince of Peace stamp, 134811, $6.95
Always Artichoke 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 105119, $6.95
Basic Black 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 121045, $6.95
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 101650, $8.50
Modern Medley 12" x 12" double-sided Designer Series Paper (12), 126926, $10.95
Real Red 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 102482, $6.95
(Real Red satin ribbon is retired)
Deco Labels Collection Framelits (4), 130102, $24.95
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, 130917, $7.95
Brayer, 102395, $12.50
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 113439, $99.95