Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mosaic Christmas Ornaments

Today's card uses the Mosaic punch to create a couple of ornaments for the card's embellishments. I originally made the card only red and white, but my husband said it needed some greenery, so I added Old Olives leaves from the Secret Garden framelit set. I think he was right, I like it a lot better with a touch of green.
I'd seen the cute cut-out bottom for the Modern Mosaic embossing folder on a card by Kerry Bunting and loved the look, so incorporated that idea into this card. I had a strip of the striped Season of Style DSP which fit perfectly in giving the card a festive look.

CS: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Season of Style DSP (132340)
INK: Early Espresso
SS: Sweet Essentials (126457)
PUNCHES:Mosaic (131267)
BIG SHOT: Secret Garden framelit (129372), Modern Mosaic EB folder (129984)
ACCESSORIES: Jewels-rhinestones (119246)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 29 Deals of the Week

Stampin' Up! reached a milestone--250 posts on their blog--and they want to celebrate with you! Here is this week's (Oct. 29) specials.

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372 

Discounted Price: $18.71 
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Discounted Price: $3.71 
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Discounted Price: $9.71 
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Item #129381

Discounted Price: $20.21
Paper Snips Item # 103579
Discounted Price: $7.46 
Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Discounted Price: $2.21 
Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Discounted Price: $5.09
Keep This Memory Photobook Template
Item # 129879

Discounted Price: $9.98

CLICK HERE to shop
   Weekly Deals

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mosaic Madness Poinsetta

I'm sharing another Mosaic Madness Christmas card. I've seen several cards around using the Mosaic Madness stamp set and Mosaic punch to create a poinsetta and leaves, so had to try my hand at it. My poinsetta is a Strawberry Slush, since this is one of my favorite reds these days.

I used the Square Lattice embossing folder for a background. I dragged my Strawberry Slush inkpad over the raised embossing to create the white and red texture.

CS: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, So Saffron, Old Olive
INK:Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive
SS:Mosaic Madness (130249), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
BIG SHOT: Square Lattice embossing folder (119976)
PUNCHES:Mosaic (131267), Boho Blossom (119858)Punch Pack (118309), 
ACCESSORIES: Jewels-rhinestones (119246)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

25% Off 25 Stamp Sets!

Stampin' Up's got a party for you: 25% off 25 stamps from October 22–28. 

CLICK HERE to view stamp sets on sale


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Get Well Doodle Card

This isn't what I would call an official "doodle" card, but it does use some of the ideas you'd expect in a doodle outlined border with some doodly images. Although when you think of a doodle card you think of whimsical images, which this doesn't have at all. Let's call it a formal-looking doodle card and leave it at that.
I used the stamp sets Summer Silhouettes, Papillon Potpourri, and a retired stamp set Sincere Salutations for the sentiment. The Summer Silhouette stamp set created a great leafy vine and I used the small flower from the set in the corners. I filled in the rest of the lines with my black marker.
Someday I'll make a real doodle card!
CS: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Gingham Garden DSP (129310)
INK: Basic Black, Strawberry Slush
SS:Summer Silhouettes (126447), Papillon Potpourri (123759), Sincere Salutations (retired)
PUNCHES:Elegant Butterfly (127526), Bitty Butterfly (129406), Punch Pack (118309), Scallop Edge Border (119882)
ACCESSORIES: Black Stampin' Write marker, Jewels-rhinestones (119246)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

September Thank You Tags

It's already mid-October and I'm finally getting around to sharing my September thank you tags. Whew! The weeks just seem to fly by me. I guess these tags qualify as hybrid, although the only digital part of the tags are the background. I used one of my favorite DSP's Springtime Vintage (which I can still create digitally with My Digital Studio) for the background, but everything else is stamped, punched, and die cut.
One thing I wanted to try out on these tags was whether or not I could stamp with black Stazon ink and then use the white Stampin Chalk Marker to write over the inked image. The answer...Yes! I used one of the images from That's the Ticket stamp set as the black background, allowed it to dry a few minutes and then wrote "thanks" over the black background with the chalk marker. It worked great!
My Strawberry Slush flower was made using the now retired Daisy die (which I love) and Boho Blossom punch.
Thanks so much for dropping by!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mosaic Madness Christmas Tree

Today I'm sharing a simple card which was inspired by Penny Hanuszak. I used her Mosaic Madness Christmas tree idea, gluing all my stamped and punched Mosaic Madness pieces to Whisper White CS to create the tree. I then trimmed around the outer edges of my tree, placed the tree in my Square Lattice embossing folder to give it texture, and then added the embossed tree to the front of my card.
I have seen some more great ideas for the Mosaic Madness stamp set and punch, which I'll be sharing over the next few weeks.
Hope that you're all having a wonderful week!
CS: Whisper White, Season of Style DSP (132340)
INK: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Real Red, Soft Suede
SS: Mosaic Madness(130249),Petite Pairs(122497) 
BIG SHOT:Square Lattice embossing folder (119976)
ACCESSORIES: Mosaic punch (131267), Punch Pack - 4 petal (118309), corner rounder, rhinestone jewels(119246), red Sharpie pen (to color rhinestones)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Six-Sided Masculine Quickie Tutorial

Great news...Today I have a Quickie Tutorial to 
share with you for this card.
 I was looking back through some of Stampin' Up's previous year's Fall DSP's and came across Autumn Meadows from several years back. I love the color combination of this DSP with Taken with Teal, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla (don't quote me, but I think these are the colors). I used a similar color combo to create my husband's birthday card. 

I had seen a card out in cyberworld that had a woodgrain embossed Island Indigo panel which I loved, so used that idea for this card, dragging Soft Suede ink over the raised embossed surface to give it a distressed look and added a few sequins for a bit of pizzazz.

If you'd like to make this card, 
for today's Quickie Tutorial.

CS: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Island Indgo, Crumb Cake
INK: Soft Suede, Island Indigo
SS: Six-Sided Sampler (130956), From My Heart-sentiment (126557) 
BIG SHOT:Adorning Accents edgelit (125595), Woodgrain embossing folder (127821
ACCESSORIES: Hexagon punch (130919), twine, sequins