Saturday, February 26, 2011

Birthday cards

Both of these cards use the set Something to Celebrate from Stampin' Up. I love that set as it contains a bunch of great sentiments.

The above card is a late entry for MOJO 175 Monday. I made the ribbon rose from a tutorial I found here. It was a pathetic rose so I stuck one of the flowers from Stampin' Up in the middle of it. Why yes, you can stamp on the seam binding with Staz-On. Ultramarine was used here

The below card is a CASE of a card we made at my upline's house. The color is Pear Pizzazz instead of Marina Mist because I had some citrine bling from Hero Arts laying around that needed to be used. It matches perfectly! The baker's twine around the butterfly doesn't match and didn't come out like I wanted it to, but oh well. Have a great night - Heidi

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Three ladies & a gentleman

I was poking around the Internet and came across this new set by Inkadinakado called "Wedding". Not to be confused with an older set they have that is also called "Wedding". I bought it for myself for Valentine's Day and I love it!

The above card uses Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum. The card below uses Real red and Basic Black plus a sheet from the 4 X 6 Immortal Love stack from DCWV. I embossed the image and it's shiny - sorry for the poor picture! The words are from an old Stampin' Up set called Haute Couture.

This card below is on a Marina Mist base and Elegant Soiree DSP from Stampin' Up. It is better looking IRL, in real life. I love this set from Inkadinkado & I am sure I'll be making more cards. All cards are 5 X 7, by the way. Now I need to make them some custom envelopes, oh and study! Have a great weekend - Heidi

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A walk on the wild side

I borrowed this Easter Blossoms set from my friend Beth because I wasn't sure that I wanted it.
I am still on the fence - it is a cute set!


Stamps: Easter Blossoms
Ink: Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy (rock and roll technique)
Paper: Springtime Vintage DSP
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Top Note Die, Corner Rounder punch, Scallop Oval extra large punch, 1-3/4" X 7/8" Oval Large punch, Baja Breeze seam binding, Big Bite and Not Quite Navy marker.

After I made the card I though that it might be nice to have the frame around it colored in. Next time I would cut it out and matte it with a Not Quite Navy cardstock cut from the Top Note die.

Once again I had an idea floating around in my head. I bought the Nature Walk set, but hadn't used it yet. I love the birdie! I don't sew, but for this card I thought I'd try the cutesy thing that I see everyone do with a sewing machine. I kinda like it!

P.S. I use Itty Bitty backgrounds instead of the Color Spritzer Tool. The darn thing never works for me so I have just given up!


Stamps: Nature Walk, Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Easter Blossoms
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and River Rock
Paper: Springtime Vintage DSP and Botanical Gazette DSP
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: blender pens, sponges, Top Note die, sewing machine with Vanilla thread, Pear Pizzazz seam binding, vintage flower adornments, Pear Pizzazz marker, stampin' dimensionals, multi-purpose liquid glue, corner rounder punch and blossom petal punch

Oh, man is that ribbon crooked! - Heidi

Sunday, February 13, 2011

LOVE the vintage flower adornments

I had an idea and here is how it turned out.


Stamps: Calendar Alpha & Numbers, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Rose Red, Crumb Cake
Paper: Springtime Vintage DSP
Cardstock: Rose Red, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Vintage Flower Adornments, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardwarde, Linen Thread, Pear Pizzazz seam binding, 1/4" square punch, Ticket Corner small punch, Designer Label large punch and distressing tool.

I hate it when an idea doesn't turn out the way you envisioned. Oh well! - Heidi

Saturday, February 12, 2011

CASED for you

I saw this card on Splitcoast and fell in love. Alas, I did not have the 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon in Daffodil Delight. I did however have the 1-1/4" striped grosgrain in Ridinghood Red! Being the thrifty gal that I am I decided to change up her card both in size and in colors. The colors are Ridinghood Red, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Cardstock. The markers used on the stamp are Ridinghood Red, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake for flower center and Pear Pizzazz for the stems. Some linen thread to tie off the Pacific Point button and there you have it folks - a beautiful CASE. It almost has a patriotic feel to it with the red and blue, but not quite. The Ridinghood Red 1-1/4" ribbon is still available on the Stampin' Up clearance rack, if you are interested. Good night to all - Heidi

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Birthday & Valentine's

The first card is for my sister's birthday near the end of the month.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black
Punches: 2.5 inch circle, ticket corner small, real estate sign, radiant circles
Paper: Newsprint
Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Ribbon: black from Joann's

I was just goofing around with my new stuff for the next card.

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Punches: flourish square, curly label extra large
Paper: Real Red DSP
Stamps: Valentine Defined
Ribbon: pom-pom trim from JoAnn's
Other: Pretty in Pink and Real Red marker

Have a good night - Heidi

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Build a Blossom during a blizzard!

There is a blizzard outside so what else is there to do inside (homework!) except stamp! The above card is my second attempt using the blossom petals punch and the build a blossom set from Stampin' Up. The colors are Concord Crush with Vegas Gold shimmer paint. The leaves are Pear Pizzazz along with the seam binding. The sentiment is from the Something to Celebrate hostess set in the Mini Occasions catalog. The background is Daffodil Delight DSP from the big stack for the color families. This is a 5 X 7 card otherwise I see now that I should've embossed that piece of paper with the square lattice folder. The glimmer brads are in Concord Crush, gold and Pear Pizzazz. The tag is from Spellbinders. The button is Daffodil Delight also from Stampin' Up. Maybe it is too big - what do you think?

I had this idea in my head, but it didn't come out like I envisioned. First of all the colors don't work, maybe?! The petals are stamped in Real Red on Pumpkin Pie cardstock. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive on Pear Pizzazz. I consulted the color coach and was directed to Pacific Point, but I chose Tempting Turquoise instead. The card is 4 X 6, but by embossing half and then flipping it I was able to "stretch" the framed tulips embossing folder to fit my larger size card. It wasn't enough so I highlighted the embossing with a metallic rub. Then I stamped with Vegas Gold shimmer paint the sentiment from Well Scripted. It'll do even though I am not too happy with it. Stay warm everyone and I hope the power doesn't go out! - Heidi