Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sunny Day cards

I used this design I saw in a YouTube video by Our Daily Bread.  The designer used Cottage Wall DSP which is the same pattern just different colors as the Sunny Day DSP that I used...couldn't find my Cottage Wall for some reason.  You can see one of the cards I used my left over scraps & rotated the design to get another card out of the same package of DSP - just different base colors.  The green is Pear Pizzaz I'm not sure why it looks so muted in the picture??

The cards where the Poppy Parade is the main color I also embossed the background with the Lattice folder to mute it and give it a little texture. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Masculine/ Elegant Thank You

My husband needed some more masculine type thank you cards that he could use.  (I guess he doesn't much care to give a floral card ..  :) ha ha!).  I found this open pack of retired DSP (I think maybe it is Manchester?).  At first I tried just with Very Vanilla and the Crumb Cake colors but it was too drab.  I added the Almost Navy & it gave it a nice pop.  The label dies are the new Stampin' Up! framelits.  The Almost Navy border down the center is a new EK Success border punch.  I think this is quite likely the first time I have actually used Almost Navy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

SCS F4A103 Rainbows Challenge Card

This is the first SCS challenge I have completed.  The challenge was to use rainbows.  I made about 12 of the all occasion "hi there" & 12 "Happy Birthday".  I have a bunch of this green color to use & since I could basically choose any color in my rainbow I chose the green.. plus it is springy (which I am ready for!).  The punched butterfies are Martha Stewart butterfly punches.  The embossing folder is called Butterfly Kisses by Crafts Concepts. 

Class Valentines

I found these fun & cute stickers in the $1 bin at Target awhile back & thought they would be perfect for my son's class Valentines.  I used Real Red cardstock, embossed Whisper White cardstock with the hearts Cuttlebug folder, punched 3" red circles & 2.5" white circles.. put it all together & voila.. done! It only took me an hour or two to make 26 of these.  I added a cute little valentine cello bag & some treats - no envelopes they looked so cute with the cards showing. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Celebrate Today/ Happy Birthday

I am trying to use up partial packages of Designer Paper that I have around.  This DSP is from Sale-A-Bration 2 years ago I belive.  I matted the DSP on white & black paper.  The die around the sentiment is the new SU Labels Framelits collection.  They are very similar concept to other nesting dies.  I love them! I also used the SU Doily Triple Layer punch.  I added a lot of white dots to coordinate with the dots on the DSP.  The color of the DSP is certainly celery, the pink is regal rose.  I used scraps of the DSP to decorate the inside with the eyelet border punch & the retired triple blossom punch.  I finished the flowers with a black skittle in the middle. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rosette Cake Decorations

I made these decorations for my friend's birthday celebration.  The rosettes are made using the new SU Bigz XL Rosette die.  It took me a few tries to get the hang of it but by the 3rd or 4th one they got much easier.  I have attempted these rosettes many, many times without the die & could never get them right.  Thanks, SU!!!!!  The DSP is from a retired package.  The cardstock is rose red & coral.  The banner dies are from Spellbinders.  I put the banner upside down & attached white baker's twine to make it look like a birthday party hat. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jeri's Workshop Butterfly & Glitter Paper Card

Here is the 2nd card Jeri gave me.  Isn't it soo pretty?! She used the SU butterfly dies and the silver glitter paper.  I love the elegant lines embossing folder as the background, too!

Jeri's Workshop Letterpress Card

I missed Jeri's last workshop but she was so sweet to give me the cards they made.  Thanks, Jeri!!
The card base is in real read with various SU sizzlets hearts & heart punches.  The stamp set is from the Sale-A-Bration brochure going on right now.  She used my new favorite ribbon from the Spring Mini, too! :) The hearts embossed background is the SU letterpress plate, inked in real read before running through the Big Shot. 

My Daughter's Valentine's Day Card

I think my daughter did a great job on her card.  The designer paper is from an old K & Company 12x12 pack.  She did the coloring & placement & decided on which die cuts herself.  The stamp set is Greeting Card Kids from Stampin' Up! (in the Christmas section).