Sunday, January 29, 2012

Apothecary Tags

Here's my "Thank You" tags that I made for some of my stamping friends this month. I used the Apothecary Art My Digital Studio stamp for the "For You" and water colored the floral image using Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, and Lucky Limeade ink. I ran the Crumb Cake tag base through my crimper and added a scalloped punched Calypso Coral decorative strip across the lower section of the tag.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Simple Valentine

Here's another Valentine card to share with you. On this simple card I used the Hearts framelit to emboss onto my Whisper White panel (don't think you can see the embossing very well...but yes, you can use the framelits to add embossing to your papercrafts. I'll have to share that technique in another blog post.) and then I added a couple of Everyday Enchantment DSP hearts to the embossed area, placing a red button tied with red/white twine to one of the hearts. I stamped a Valentine sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and now I've got myself a quick and easy handmade Valentine card to give away.
Oh...I almost forgot the paper piercing under the sentiment... just a little extra to finish off the card :-)
Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Strips of Valentine Enchantment

It's hard to believe that we're already into the middle of January and heading towards the next holiday, Valentine's Day. Here's the last card we made in this month's Valentine Trio class. I used strips of the SAB Everyday Enchantment DSP along with the Edgelit Adorning Accents scallop die and coordinating Adorning Accents embossing folder.
I have a couple of sheets left over from the Everyday Enchantment DSP which are more masculine, but haven't created anything with them yet. With my Valentine classes finished, I'm looking forward to playing around with these new sheets of DSP and their color combinations.

I hope that you're having a week, and thanks for stopping by!

This card is part of January's Valentine Enchantment Trio class.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Framed Valentine

What?! Another Everyday Enchantment DSP card? An enthusiastic, Yes! I would never have used these two colors together on a Valentine card, but the Pool Party and Poppy Parade look great together, especially against the Whisper White background. I used the Labels framelits to create the Pool Party frame around the stamped sentiment. The surrounding hearts were made with the new  Hearts framelit, and how about the  Edgelit Adorning Accents scallop die and coordinating  Adorning Accents embossing folder? These make for a pretty cute detail!

I appreciate you stopping by...hope that you have a great day.

This card is part of January's Valentine Enchantment Trio class. 

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Quilted Valentine

Here's another Valentine share. This card uses the upcoming Sale-A-Bration Everyday Enchantment DSP. This cute DSP has been punched out with the Postage Stamp punch to create the quilt effect.

This is one of the Valentine cards we're making in this month's class on Tuesday, 1/20. If you can't make the class, I have the tutorial and a few card kits available for purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Charming Heart Birthday

Here's a quick birthday card using the new Hearts Framelit die. I wanted my card to be the size of the largest framelit, so I folded my 6x11 Pool Party CS in half lengthwise and placed one of the sides just inside the framelit to create a hinge that the card would open/close at. I used the upcoming Sale-A-Bration DSP Everyday Enchantment and cut out a smaller heart using the Hearts framelit, sponging Pool Party ink around the edges of the DSP heart. My stamped image is from the Charming stamp set which I used the Marker-to-Stamp technique on to get the variety of colors on my stamped image. I punched out the stamped image using the Extra-Large Oval punch, snailing it to a Perfect Polka Dot embossed 2-3/8" scallop circle. I also embossed the heart-shaped card front with the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder. The stamped/scallop circle is dimensionaled to the upper center of the heart. The Basic Black stamped  "Happy Birthday" is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes SS, which was punched with the Word Window punch and then the edges were sponged. I added a punched Itty Bitty Pool Party scallop to the left side of the punched sentiment with one of SU's Mini Brads attached to the flower center. This last little piece was dimensionaled to the card front...and voila! It's done :-) Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

An Apothecary Birthday

I'm looking forward to creating cards with this new Apothecary Art stamp set. It's coordination with the Labels framelits make it a versatile set.
I used both the stamp set and framelit on this birthday card, along with the Edgelit Adorning Accents scallop die, along with the Adorning Accents embossing folders, more great coordinating accessories.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Another Valentine

This Valentine card was inspired by a card in the IBC catalog. This has a little slit on the card front for a Valentine "Friend" Tag. The DSP is from Stampin' Up's upcoming SAB catalog (January 24!!)...I love this paper! I used the stamp set Vintage Vogue and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment.
Have a great day!

Cardstock: Soft Suede,Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade
Accessories and DSP from 2012 SAB catalog
Ink: Early Espresso, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede
Punches: Small Heart, Corner Rounder, Decorative Label, Word Window
Big Shot: Edgelit Adorning Accents Scallops; Framed Tulips Embossing folder;  Hearts Collection Framelit
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue,Teeny Tiny Wishes

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Valentine Share

Wow, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day have all come and gone, and here we are heading towards the next fun event...Valentine's Day. I spent part of my December break playing around with my new Mini Occasion goodies, which are now available to everyone. On today's card I used pieces and leftovers from the Valentine cards I made for this month's Card Class.
The little pieces put together made for a clean and super simple card.
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Poppy Parade
Punches: Small Heart, Corner Rounder
Big Shot: Edgelit Adorning Accents Scallops; Adorning Accents Embossing folder (hearts and scallop);  Hearts Collection Framelit
Stamp Set: Tiny Tags,Teeny Tiny Wishes

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 Occasions Mini Catalog

The Occasions Mini catalog is here and filled with innovative accessories, fresh new stamp sets and more! 
Order dates: January 4 - April 30, 2012
To view all the fun ideas and new supplies, CLICK HERE!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Wisteria Flower Fest

Here's a little birthday card I made for my granddaughter using the Flower Fest stamp set. This is a great stamp set if you love to watercolor. I frayed the bottom edge of the Concord Crush ribbon and used the threads I pulled out to tie in the buttonholes of the big pink button I found.
Have a great day!
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Concord Crush
Ink: Stazon Black, Soft Suede; Reinkers - Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Punches: 1-1/4" circle; Itty Bitty Shapes
Big Shot: Square Lattice folder; Lattice Bigz die; Labels Collection Framelit
Stamp Set: Flower Fest,Teeny Tiny Wishes

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and January Newsletter

A very Happy New Year to everyone! I've posted the January Stamping Newsletter which you can view HERE or by clicking on my Newsletter button on the right side of the blog. I am looking forward to sharing ideas, cards, classes, and spending 2012 with all of you who stamp with me or visit here on my blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Here's what's going on this coming month:
January Classes
Creative Cards: Valentine Cards ($15)
Tuesday, 1/10 – 10 AM-Noon; (7-9 PM CANCELLED)at Tumbleweed Recreation Center
Tuesday, 1/17 – 10 AM-Noon; 1:30-3:30 PM; 7-9 PM at Heidi’s House
January PDF Tutorials
Valentine Card Class Tutorial ($3.95)
Demo to Demo Valentine Card Class Tutorial ($8.95)
To view class picture, purchasing and more info, CLICK HERE

January Card Kits
Valentine Card Class Kit - Includes PDF Tutorial ($17.00 - includes shipping)
To view class picture, puchasing and more info, CLICK HERE

Valentine Enchantment Trio Class Tutorial and Kits

  • The Valentine Enchantment Trio Tutorial features three Valentine Cards using Big Shot die-cuts, framelits, edgelits, punching,  sponging and stamping. All cards use Stampin’ Up’s 2012 Sale-A-Bration designer series paper, Everyday Enchantment. The stamp sets used are Teeny Tiny Wishes, Very Vintage and Tiny Tags. You will receive detailed step-by-step 22-page illustrated instructions with pictures, supply list, and cutting guides for each card. The cost for the Valentine Enchantment Trio tutorial is $3.95 and can be purchased below by clicking on the "Buy Now" button. The PDF tutorial will be emailed to you within 24 hours.
Valentine Enchantment Trio Tutorial - $3.95

  • Demo-to-Demo option- If you're a Stampin' Up! Demo, please feel free to teach any of my tutorials using verbal instruction. If you would like to give a copy of the Valentine Enchantment Trio tutorial to your class guests, as a fellow Stampin’ Up! demo, I have made this option affordable for you. Upon receipt of payment I will send you a copy of the tutorial without my name and contact information (I will retain my copyright information on the bottom of each card). The additional charge for this privilege is $5.00, which allows you to print or send out e-tutorials to your class guests. I use the honor system. Click on the "Buy Now" button for $8.95 ($3.95 PDF tutorial + $5.00 demo-to-demo class tutorial) and your PDF tutorials will be emailed to you within 24 hours.
Demo to Demo Valentine Enchantment Trio Tutorial - $8.95

  • Valentine Enchantment Card Kit 
  • I have a limited supply of the Valentine Enchantment Card Kits available for $17 (cost includes Shipping/Handling). Each Kit includes the following: 

  • Prepared Kit includes all pre-cut punched, textured and die-cut cardstock pieces, pre-cut Everyday Enchantment DSP. The  Kit comes ready for you to stamp and assemble. (Stamp sets not included - use your own stamps or purchase the featured stamp sets at a $5 discount through me. I have included a Word prepared sheet of Valentine sentiments).
  • Ribbon, Brads, jewels, as shown on projects.
  • 3 envelopes
  • 22-page PDF Illustrated Tutorial with photographs and step-by-step instructions
  • PDF Valentine sentiment page 
Please Note: You will need to provide adhesive, ink and stamp sets to complete the project as shown in picture.
 Stamp Sets: 115370  - Teeny Tiny Wishes WM  (36.95); 118592- Tiny Tags CM(16.95); 118598 - Vintage Vogue CM -OR- SAB Fresh Vintage - Available 1/24/2012  (please contact me directly for $5 discount - 
  • Click on the "Buy Now" button below. PLEASE NOTE: Card Kits will begin shipping on Friday, January 20, 2012. PDF Tutorial will be emailed to you within 24-hours of purchase.
Valentine Enchantment Trio Card Kit - $17.00 (includes PDF tutorial and shipping/handling fees)
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