Monday, August 24, 2009

Autumn Days

I've been out of town for a week bringing my daughter to college and then to back to work after a great summer. Here is a holiday card I made using the Autumn Days stamp set. This set is really versatile and you'll see some additional projects using it in the days to come.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Oval All Card Box

Here is another card box using the oval all stamp set and decorative paper. The original pattern for this came from the Stampin' Up! demonstrator web site, and I altered it a bit to accommodate the 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" cards rather than note cards. I used a retired decorative paper along with taken with teal, apricot appeal and green galore card stock. This is a great gift item for anyone.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Wedding Card

The Manhattan Flower set and the Top Note Die Cut go so nicely together. I made this wedding card for a upcoming ceremony I will be attending. I gave the flower some dimension by stamping it several times and cutting out different parts of each for each layer. I also used Teenie Tiny Wishes for the greeting.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Notecards and Box

I have been using up some retired DSP and thought I would make a couple of the notecard and box sets featured on Stampin Gal Val's blog. I did need to modify the measurements to accommodate the traditional 5 1/2 by 4 1/4" cards. These make great gifts and are quick and easy to make. I used the Lovely Letters Alphabet set for the initials.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Quilt Cards

I spent the weekend at a scrapbook retreat in Wisconsin (White's Wildwood Retreat), and two to the ladies in attendance were quilters. I think I may take up quilting when I retire, but for now I thought I would keep it short and sweet on a couple of cards. You start with a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch piece of card stock. Cut out a 1" square and adhere it so it looks like a diamond in the middle of the paper. Cut 1" strips of decorative paper (Razzleberry Lemonade and Merry Momements used in these samples) and begin to attach them using mono-adhesive until you completely cover the card stock. Use the Top Note die cut in the Big Shot, and embelish the center and the rest of the card as you choose. For now, this is my quilting project. Enjoy!

Oval Punches Birthday Card

With summer quickly passing by, I thought I would create a flower card using my oval punches and the new Razzleberry Lemonade decorative series paper. The base of my card is Rich Razzleberry. I used the small and large oval punches to create the flower, and I dyed the white organza ribbon by running laying my ribbon on the rich razzleberry stamp pad and then rubbing a sponge over the top of the ribbon. You will need to let the ribbon dry for a while before you put it on the card as the ink will transfer to your fingers as you are working with it and then will transfer unto everything else you touch! I used the Boho Blossoms punch and Melon Mambo card stock for the center flower and attached it with a Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad. I finished off the card using the Rich Razzleberry stamp pad using one of my favorite sets--Sincere Salutations.