Monday, November 29, 2010

Just Add Ink #45

What I love about Stampin' Up! products, is often they lend themselves to different occasions. For example, this designer paper, Love Letter I have used on this Christmas card, for the weekly Just Add Ink challenge.
For the flower, I have used the new XL Scallop Circle punch, and have sprayed them with the Gold Glow smooch spritz. The scallops have been put together with an Antique Brad.

Here is the sketch for the Just Add Ink challenge:

And here is my card:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Welcome Christmas
Card/Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letter
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Bla
Accessories: XL Scallop Circle punch, Antique Brad, Gold Glow smooch spritz, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, sponge


Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Gift Certificate

If you have a crafty friend and are stuck for a present, a Stampin' Up! voucher is the perfect gift!
They will be able to choose anything in the Stampin' Up! catalogue, up to the amount on the voucher.
And why not give a few hints to hubby, if you would like to see this voucher filled out to you, and under the Christmas tree!

Simply email me if you are interested in purchasing one of these cute Stampin' Up! gift vouchers!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Sparkly and Bright, Snow Swirled
Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday DSP
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Oval punch, Old Olive 5/8" satin ribbon, Dazzling Dianonds, sponge


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Welcome Christmas Tote

I am holding a class tomorrow, in which we will make this Christmas tote and matching card:

I have used the Welcome Christmas stamp set and the Jolly Holiday DSP. I love the traditional look of this stamp set, it brings a warm feeling of Christmas into your heart.
I have also applied some of the Champagne Mist shimmer paint onto the Christmas tree, using a sponge dauber.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Welcome Christmas
Card/paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Accessories: Large Oval punch, Old Olive 5/8" satin ribbon, Champagne Mist shimmer paint, Dazzling Diamonds, sponge, paper bag


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Guitar Birthday

My son Daniel turned 16 last Friday. How time flies! I wanted to make him a really special birthday card, which reflected his love of music. This card was inspired by Rachel Capps. Thanks Rachel for the great instructions!
This is not the type of card to make at 10:00 at night and when Rachel says that the strings are tricky- she's right!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Perfect Punches
Card/Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Curly Label punch, Large Oval punch, Wide Oval punch, Horizontal Slot punch, Champane shimmer paint, silver twine, pewter brads


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Because I Care

This is a quick and easy card, using the gorgeous stamp set, "Because I Care". I just love this set, it can be used for many occasions and is great to have on hand. It can be earned for FREE with a qualifying workshop (more info HERE).
I have used my one of my favourite colour combos: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and a hint of Crumb Cake.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Because I Care
Card/Paper: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Whisper White taffetta ribbon, Lots of Tags die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, sponge


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ornament Punch Vase

Isn't this a clever way to use the ornament punch during the year?! This is a CASE of a card that I saw on Alisson Hydes blog, HERE. Thanks Allison!

I've used the Silhouette Sentiments stamp set (level 1 hostess set) and some of the new in- colours.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Silhouette Sentiments
Card/Paper: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Ornament punch, Concord Crush 1/2" stiched-Poly ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, pearls

Email me to order your very own Ornament punch before Christmas!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just Add Ink #42

Hi there, hope you all enjoyed the weekend and hopefully got some stamping done!
This week's challenge over at Just Add Ink is this wonderful sketch to use on a papercraft project:

I really love this sketch as it is so versatile. I decided to go with an elegant style card and used the Colour Coach to help me with the colour combo. This is a really useful tool that I recommend getting your hands on!

I have used the Fast and Fabulous stamp set (level 1 hostess set), which you can earn for FREE! (more info HERE), the sentiment stamp is from the Upsy Daisy stamp set and I have used the En Francais stamp in the backround.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Fast and Fabulous, Upsy Daisy, En Francais
Card/Paper: Pretty in Pink, Early Expresso, Crumb cake, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink,
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry ribbon (retired) Pretty in Pink 1/8" taffetta ribbon, Early Expresso 1/8" taffetta ribbon, pearls,

Hope you like my card! Check out the other inspiring entrys at Just Add Ink!


Picnic Pizzazz

My daughter, Sarah made this card for her teacher's birthday. She is very bubbly, so Sarah made a bright and fun card to send her birthday wishes.
Sarah made this card A4, so that the whole class could sign it. She has used the Petals Pizzazz stamp set and the Perfect Punches stamp set along with the Picnic designer paper (retired).


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Medallion Shimmer Paint

I am really loving the new Shimmer Paint that Stampin' Up! has released! There are so many different ways you can use it.
This card is inspired by Andrea Walford. Andrea has lots of videos on using shimmer paint, check out her very inspiring blog HERE.
I have used the very versatile, Medallion stamp, and the Christmas words are from the Heard from the Heart stamp set.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Medallion, Heard from the Heart
Card/Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle punch, Champaine shimmer paint, sponge


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November Thank You Notes

These are November's thank you notes that my daughter Sarah made for me to put in with my customer's orders.
She has used the new Sparkly and Bright stamp set, which I think is very cute and great for Christmas tags as well.
Thanks Sarah!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Sparkly and Bright
Card/Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, sponge, Dazzling Diamonds

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