Sunday, August 21, 2011

Card Class Project

Here is the card we made for this last Wednesday's stamping class. I was inspired by a layout from Paper Craft's magazine. I know I am using this dress form a little too much and promise to put it away for a day or two:) I really love the set Established Elegance and like to combine it with Elements of Style.

Stamps - Established Elegance, Elements of Style, Bring on the Cake, Timeless Treasures
Ink - soft suede, always artichoke, pink pirouette
Paper - Beau Chateau, whisper white, crumb cake, soft suede card stock
Accessories - corner rounder, linen thread, crumb cake seam binding, vintage brads

Friday, August 12, 2011

Twin Birthday Cards

Today Jake needed birthday cards for twin 11 year old boys. I made the above cards using the emboss resist technique. I wanted to make them similar but not exactly the same ( just like the twins). 

Stamps - Bring on the Cake, Up Up and Away, Extreme Elements
Ink - early espresso, soft suede, cajun craze, not quite navy
Paper - Well Worn DSP, not quite navy, cajun craze and very vanilla card stock
Accessories - 3/4" circle punch, clear embossing powder, brayer, dimensionals

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger

Browsing this week's challenges, I came across an inspiration challenge for Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger. I immediately saw the torn layers of this card in my mind and went to work to create it. Ahh, if only I had the figure to wear this beautiful dress. Even though the inspiration dress is a bit more mod, I went with a vintage feel for my project. I just received my new stamp set Established Elegance and HAD to ink it up.

Stamps - Established Elegance, Elements of Style, Vintage Labels (sentiment)
Paper - Paisley Prints, Springtime Vintage DSP, early espresso, very vanilla card stock
Ink - early espresso, always artichoke, cherry cobbler, peach parfait
Accessories - dots embossing folder, oval die, vintage trinkets, vintage brads, early espresso satin ribbon, dimensionals

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Masculine Thanks - Unscripted Sketches 117

A little stitching for detail

Per my previous post, a masculine card is in order. This time I looked to Unscripted Sketches for inspiration. I feel I get stuck using the same layout, so it is nice to challenge myself to try different sketches. I knew I wanted to pair Lovely as a Tree with the new DSP Well Worn the moment I saw the paper. I used linen thread for the accents to keep a natural feel to the card.

Stamps - Tiny Tags, Lovely as a Tree
Ink - early espresso, Stazon black, cajun craze, old olive, more mustard, chocolate chip, soft suede
Paper - Well Worn DSP, early espresso, old olive, cajun craze card stock, watercolor paper
Accessories - Circle punch, jewelry tag punch, linen thread, dimensionals, mat pack

ColourQ - Teen Birthday

I added a touch of dazzling diamonds glitter to the butterfly and just a smidge to the flowers.

I am frequently in need of a teen girl's birthday card and this week's  Colour Q Challenge is perfect for those occasions. Even though Megan likes to make cards for her friends, with school, athletics and other activities she doesn't always have time to make them so it is nice to have a few on hand. This one is going in the stash. 

For this color combination, I wanted to use something with very simple graphics and paired some old items with new. Two new items I am very excited about are/is the new in-color Pool Party and the new stamp set Petite Pairs. I am finding that Pool Party coordinates with so many of the other SU colors and creates a bright, crisp look. I also love Petite Pairs for sentiments. This set includes 2 sentiments for almost every occasion, birthday, get well, sympathy, wedding, baby, Christmas, thank you etc. and the size is perfect to add with a stamped image. 

Stamps - Sweet Summer, Petite Pairs
Ink - basic black, tangerine tango, melon mambo, pear pizzaz 
Paper - Tea Time ( Simply Scrappin'), basic black and whisper white card stock
Accessories - scallop border punch, corner rounder, black and white gingham ribbon, melon mambo pom pom ribbon, glimmer brads, dimensionals

Monday, August 8, 2011

Card Patterns - Beau Birthday

I have been waiting to create a card using the blues from Beau Chateau DSP. I clicked on over to Card Patterns challenge for a layout. The blue and white patterns of the paper reminded me of transferware china so I added a little teacup from Timeless Treasures. 

My next project is definitely going to have to be masculine since I have a few thank you cards to make for men and I have created so many feminine cards lately. No flowers or lace:)

Stamps - Timeless Treasures, Petite Pairs
Paper - Beau Chateau DSP, very vanilla, marina mist card stock
Ink - marina mist, daffodil delight
Accessories- Victoria crochet trim, marina mist satin ribbon, circle and scallop dies, pearl jewels, little leaves sizzlet, dimensionals.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

School Scrapbook - Back to School

As I was de-cluttering the house, getting organized and ready for back-to-school, I came across many report cards and certificates that I needed to file in the kid's school scrapbooks. I thought I would share these simple pages with you. The Paper Player's challenge this week is also a back-to -school challenge. Pop over and see all the beautiful projects they have created.

I have made 2 scrapbooks using this simple layout for both Megan and Jake. I created a two-page layout for each grade starting in preschool and continuing up to Senior year in high school. When I receive the school pictures, I just fill in the teacher's name and insert the school picture on the left. The right hand page is a pocket in which I tuck report cards, honor role certificates and misc. pictures and other items. Now all their school pictures, academic certificates etc. are all in one place. In the future I hope to create a similar album for their sports activities. 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Redux - I Like it Better

I switched the colors on this card and like the contrast much better. To add a little texture to the mustard band at the bottom, I "sueded" the paper. I am really enjoying the new In Color  -Pool Party. It really coordinates with so many colors.

Paper - early espresso, pool party, very vanilla, more mustard
Ink - pool party, early espresso, more mustard
Stamps - Elements of Style, Nature Walk, Because I Care ( sentiment)
Accessories - Large decorative label punch, early espresso satin ribbon, dimensionals

Paper Crafts Inspiration Card

This card was inspired by a card that I like in the July/August issue of Paper Crafts magazine. It looks very light in the picture, but it is really a bit darker in person. I am going to give this one another try with a darker color combo to make it pop a bit more.

I didn't have a re-inker to color the ribbon with so I used a Blushing Bride Stampin' Write marker to color very vanilla seam binding, then quickly dipped it in water to disperse the color. I hung it to dry and it actually worked. Needless to say, blushing bride re-inker is on my current order list.

Paper - very vanilla, blushing bride, crumb cake
Ink - pool party, crumb cake, blushing bride
Stamps - Elements of Style, Nature Walk, Because I Care ( sentiment)
Accessories - Large decorative label punch, very vanilla and crumb cake seam binding, blushing bride Stampin' Write marker, dimensionals

Green Birthday

Here is the latest birthday card I made for my friend. Given that the paper is so decorative, I created a simple layout and finished it with my favorite - seam binding and victorian lace ribbon.

Stamps - Bring on the Cake
Ink - early espresso
Paper - Webster's Pages DSP, Stampin' Up! old olive, early espresso card stock
Accessories - pear pizzaz seam binding, victorian lace ribbon, vintage trinkets

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Back and Stamping

We are back from vacation! - After sorting through mounds of mail and emails, and getting settled back in - I couldn't wait to stamp. Ohhh, where to start? It has been so long since I have stamped and created any paper projects so of course I looked to my favorite challenges to get inspired. This week the Paper Players have a sketch challenge. I have been anxious to pair the new stamp set " Up Up and Away" with the new Simply Scrappin' Kit -" Tea Time". Don't you just love these yummy colors together? 

Paper - Simply Scrappin' - Tea Time
Ink - basic black, lucky limeade, pool party
Stamps - Up Up and Away, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories - Top Note die, corner rounder, whisper white taffeta ribbon, pink button, dimensionals