Monthly Archives: August 2009

Stitched Exotics

Cards 053Today’s card is one I copied from someone – but from memory.  I don’t remember exactly what the original card looked like, but the idea is what I remembered most.  I randomly stamped designs from the Stitched Exotics stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I covered all that with a piece of vellum and tacked it down with some brads.  The ribbon and the sentiment were layered on top.  I like how the vellum toned down the bright colors – Bold Brights are definitely not my favorite.  🙂

Supplies:  Tempting Turquoise cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Pink Passion cardstock, Vellum paper, Tempting Turquoise ink, Pink Passion ink, Green Galore ink, Temptin Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Small Oval punch, Large Oval punch, brads

Stamp Sets:  Stitched Exotics (retired), Warm Words


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Cards 065The card I am posting today is a very summery card – don’t you just want to sit back with a nice, cold glass of lemonade now?

Anyway, I made this card quite some time ago at a class.  It looks complicated, but it’s really not.  The “cup” is just a piece of Vellum paper cut into an almost-cone-shape, sponged with Yo Yo Yellow ink, and scored on each side to create tabs.  You use the tabs to put your adheasive on and adhear the vellum to the cardstock.  A real piece of a straw and some dazzling diamonds glitter completes the look.  Yummy!

Supplies:  Yo Yo Yellow cardstock, Basic Black cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Vellum paper, Yo Yo Yellow ink, Basic Black ink, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-Way glue pen, straw

Stamp Sets:  Tart & Tangy, Warm Words

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CASEing myself

Cards 056 I still remember the very first card I ever made – it was at a workshop I went to with my mom.  I was really skeptical that I could make something so pretty, but Robin coached me through it.  When it was all done I was so impressed with myself; realizing it wasn’t so hard when it was broken out into smaller steps.  I was hooked from that day forward.  The card I am posting today is almost an exact replica of that very first card.  A friend of mine asked me to make some invitations for a wine tour she will be coordinating this fall at various vineyards throughout the area.  I  really had fun making these for her – I was able to reminisce on that first feeling of accomplishment I had from making a card from scratch.  Some people get that same feeling from cooking, baking, carpentry, gardening, etc… I definitely get it from card making.  It’s a good release.  🙂

Supplies:  Natural Ivory cardstock, Elegant Eggplant cardstock, Mellow Moss cardstock, Elegant Egglplant classic ink, Mellow Moss classic ink, Kraft Taffeta ribbon

Stamp Sets:  Blossoms Abound (retired), Hugs & Wishes (retired), Great Friend

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Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

ssc111So here is this week’s sketch challenge layout.  I decided to make two different cards based on this same layout and I’m really happy with how each of them turned out.  I hadn’t used either stamp set yet, so it was fun to play with them.  Here are the two cards I made for the challenge:


S411 Layout #3Supplies:  Chocolate Chip cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Garden Green cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Merry Moments DSP, Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, StazOn ink pad, Chocolate Chip Classic ink pad, Blender Pens, Bashful Blue Classic ink pad, Real Red marker, Chocolate Chip marker, Garden Green marker, Old Olive marker, Basic Black marker, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch

Stamp Sets:  The More the Merrier hostess set, Teeny Tiny Wishes set



S411 Layout #3aSupplies:  Basic Gray cardstock, Sage Shadow cardstock, So Saffron cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Tea Party DSP, Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon, Basic Black Classic ink pad, So Saffron marker, Perfect Details Texturz Plates for the Big Shot, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval punch

Stamp Set:  Cheers to You set


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Cards 034I was pretty sad that this stamp set wasn’t included in the new catalog that came out in July.  There are so many golfers in my husband’s family (my husband included) that I have used the set many times already. This is a birthday card that I made for my father-in-law.  I’ve been trying to practice watercoloring lately and I’m pretty happy with this attempt.  It’s taken me a while to get the hang of it but I think I’m getting there.

Supplies:  Sage Shadow cardstock, More Mustard cardstock, Really Rust cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Autumn Vine DSP (retired), Scallop Oval punch, Black Staz-On Ink, Chocolate Chip Ink

Stamp Set:  And Many Mower

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