Monday, June 18, 2012

Animals and Poppies

I made the above card for my friend Karen as she likes Beatrix Potter.  I am not sure the image is supposed to be Peter Rabbit, but it sure looks like it.

Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Soft Suede.
Stamps: Perfect Punches.
Paper: from Graphic 45 - Once Upon a Springtime.
Tools: large oval punch & Spellbinder die Lacey Ovals.
Other: Chantilly ribbon from SU.

I made the below card for my friends that put their cat down last week.

Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Bordering Blue, Soft Suede.
Stamps: C is for Cat, D is for Dog, cat from Jo-Ann's, inside sentiment from Papertrey Ink.
Tools: blender pen, Lacey Ovals from Spellbinders.

When I got this background stamp from Stampin' Up I cut it apart so I could use clumps of poppies instead of the entire stamp.  I like it better that way.

Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green, Black, White.
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green, Basic Black.
Stamps: Perfect Punches, Pleasant Poppies.
Tools: blender pen, scalloped oval punch, smallest oval punch, Argyle embossing folder.
NOTE: this is an A6 card.
Goodnight - Heidi

Happy Meals and Super Powers

This happy fella was on the side of my kids' Happy Meal box so I made it into a card!

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Black, White, Poppy Parade
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Mega Mixed messages from Papertrey Ink & Super Powers from Close to My Heart.
Tools: embossing folder from Cuttlebug

Speaking of the Super Powers stamp set from Close to My Heart check out the card below!  I had to have this set when I saw it because it is cool!

Cardstock: Yo Yo Yellow, Real Red, Pacific Point, White, Basic Gray.
Ink: Staz-On Black, Tangerine Tango for the sun rays.
Tools: embossing folder from Tim Holtz/Sizzix, scissors
Stamps: Super Powers from Close to My Heart.

Fun Flowers and new In Colors

I bought an EK Success big border punch called Hawaiian flowers.  I have finally used it on this card.  To fill in behind the flowers of the border I simply punched out circles and glued them on the back.

Cardstock: White, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Lucky Limeade.
Tools: Fun Flowers Bigz die, EK success hawaiian flowers border punch & McGill branch punch
Ink: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals
Other: Crystal Effects
Stamps: Signature Greetings from Papertrey Ink

The card below substitutes Summer Starfruit for Midnight Muse.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Reason for Fan Fair

This card uses the new stamp set from Stampin' Up called Reason to Smile.  This stamp set can be purchased in July for $5.00 when you place a $50.00 order.  I only used the small flower stamp for this card.  The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake.  The paper is new DSP from Stampin' Up called Fan Fair.  The ink colors are Regal Rose and Riding Hood Red.  I just couldn't get Pink Pirouette and Pretty in Pink to show up well enough on Very vanilla cardstock so I used Regal Rose.  This finished card is an A7 or 4 1/2" X 6 1/4".  Have a great day! - Heidi

Spotlight card: two ways

I LOVED this stamp set from A*muse when I first saw it and I had to get it!  First I spotlighted it with a circle, but that left one birdie without any color.  Enter in the oval punch to give a three birds some color.  Personally i like the oval one the best!  Stamps are Touch of Nature by A*muse.  Cardstock is Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Really Rust.  I miss you Really Rust! - Heidi

One layout - three ways

While browsing through the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog I found this layout on page 39.  I decided to make a few cards with that layout.  The above card uses Teeny Tiny Wishes, Nature Walk and Kindness Matters stamp sets from Stampin' Up.  I have cut apart the butterflies in that set in order to use them separately.  Just because the sticker shows them together doesn't mean I can't cut them apart, right!?

I decided to use more retired DSP and make this card.  The colors are Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  The stamps are Fabulous Florets, Itty Bitty Buds and Short & Sweet,  I stamped some Itty Bitty Buds on Peach Parfait cardstock and then punched them out with various small flower punches.

Why do I need a stamp for the main image?!  I used the owl builder punch and stamped the graduation hat from Little Layers Plus and then cut it out.  The sentiment is Teeny Tiny Wishes again. - Heidi

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sympathy and a Welcome card

I bought this punch from McGill (pine branch) with the idea of a sympathy card in my mind.  Finally something I envisioned turns out right! The stamp set is an older one from Stampin' Up called Brighter Tomorrow.  The dry embossed background uses the square lattice folder from Stampin' Up.  When I was laying the branches out I couldn't decide which direction to use for the card layout.  Naturally I had to make them both!  The colors are Night of Navy and Old Olive.

The below card is a welcome to the neighborhood card I made for our new neighbor.  This is a "recycled" and "I've seen that before" card.  It falls into those categories because of the kraft colored banner behind the main image.  That banner is the sleeve that fits over a coffee cup from Dunkin' Donuts.  You know, Starbucks has the little sleeves that slide over your cup because it is too hot.  I believe my friend Letitia thought I was crazy when she saw them on my craft table and I told her that I was going to use them on a card.  When my sister Jennifer saw the sleeves she thought that was a fantastic idea because the texture was deeply embossed.  Note to Sizzix and Cuttlebug make an embossing folder with triangles to mimic this design!  The flowers were added on using the trio flower punch.  This punch is still available in the Clearance Rack on Stampin' Ups website.  Colors used are: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede and Dunkin' Donuts coffee sleeve. The stamp set is Up In the Air from a Stampin' Up.Have a great day - Heidi.