Friday, January 31, 2014

Six-Sided Sampler Masculine Card

When it was time to include a masculine card to the Card Buffet menu, I thought the hexagon was a good gender-neutral shape to use.  Sure enough, I found this great card using the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.

The plaid stripe is made with the Gingham wheel that I converted to a clear mount stamp.

Stamp Sets:  Gingham Wheel, Six-Sided Sampler, Express Yourself
Card Stock:  early espresso, whisper white, night of navy, marina mist, crumb cake
Stamp Pads:  early espresso, crumb cake, marina mist, night of navy
Other:  hexagon punch, merry mini punch pack, dimensionals.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Simple Stems from New Occasions Catalog

I needed to make a big batch of order thank you cards and used a brand new stamp set from the Occasions Catalog; Simple Stems.

For the flower and stamp, I inked once and stamped three times.  I normally make these cards a little simpler, but I had fun using so many different elements.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Simple Stems, Lots of Thanks
Card Stock:  pear pizzazz, very vanilla, gingham garden dsp
Stamp Pads:  pear pizzazz, coastal cabana, black stazon
Other:  dimensionals, very vintage designer button, glue dot, 7/16" trim ribbon, linen thread.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Patchwork Quilt Christmas Card

I had a workshop back in October.  The hostess is a quilter so I thought she might like this card for one of the projects.  We used the Stampin' Up! grid paper to arrange the quilt pieces.  For accuracy, I punched all of the pieces with a 1" square punch.  All, but the four corner pieces, were cut in half on the diagonal.  I assembled two cards and decided that the easiest way was to adhere one block at a time from top left to bottom right.  To add a quilty texture, I dry embossed the pieced star.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Petite Pair
Card Stock:  island indigo, smoky slate, festive flurry dsp, whisper white
Stamp Pad: island indigo
Punches:  large oval, scallop oval, 1" square
Other:  dimensionals, whisper white 3/8" taffeta ribbon, island indigo baker's twine, vintage faceted designer button, glue dot, embossing folder, big shot, grid paper.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Too Kind

I love this card and it was very popular at a card buffet.  Too Kind is a two-step stamp set.  Crushed Curry is the only yellow stamp stamp pad I used.  To get the lighter shade, I stamped off once with that stamp.  The rubber on each stamp looks very similar so to make it easier to remember which one to stamp off,  I put a tiny piece of post-it note on that block and wrote "stamp off" on it.

CASEd from here.

 Stamp Set:  Too Kind
Card Stock:  crushed curry, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  old olive, crushed curry
Other:  crushed curry chevron ribbon, dimensionals.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

You're Amazing Simple Masculine Card

Who wouldn't like to receive a card in the mail telling you that You're Amazing?!

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  You're Amazing
Card Stock:  crumb cake, whisper white
Stamp Pad:  midnight muse
Other:  midnight muse and summer starfruit stitched satin ribbon, essentials paper piercing pack, paper piercing tool and mat, glue dot, apothecary accents framelits, big shot, naturals designer button.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Magnificent Maple

I don't often use blender pens or aqua painters.  I like the look - just not something I'm very good at.  However, I could handle it on this card.  I stamped the leaf with Cajun Craze ink and colored in with Cherry Cobbler ink and a blender pen.  I put a drop of ink from the reinker bottle on an acrylic block and picked it up with the blender pen.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Magnificent Maple, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock:  early espresso, naturals ivory
Stamp Pads:  early espresso, cajun craze
Other:  cherry cobbler reinker, acrylic block, blender pen, burlap ribbon, antique brads, essentials paper piercing pack, piercing tool and mat.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Betsy's Blossoms

A clean and pretty card.  It was on one of my Card Buffets (with a few different sentiments available), but it wasn't very popular.  It's amazing how many people don't like to fussy cut.  Oh how punches and framelits have spoiled us.  Haha!

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Betsy's Blossoms, Four You
Card Stock:  real red, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  summer starfruit, tempting turquoise, real red, island indigo
Other:  island indigo ruffled ribbon, rhinestone, dimensionals.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Label Love and Chalk Talk Wedding Card

My mom asked me to make a wedding card.  This is the one I made for her. We didn't know the wedding colors - it was out of town and we were not able to attend.  Later, I saw pictures and the card stock matched the brides maids' dresses perfectly.  Lucky guess!

CASEd from here.
Stamp Sets:  Label Love, Chalk Talk
Card Stock:  pistachio pudding, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  pistachio pudding, smoky slate, whisper white craft
Other:  pearls, dimensionals, pistachio pudding ruffle stretch ribbon, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, big shot, artisan label punch.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Regarding Dahlia

I just loooove this card!  And so did everyone at my Card Buffets.

I have shown a few triple layer cards before.  This is very similar - but double layers instead.  Lightly adhere the small white card stock piece to the card base, stamp the flower, separate the pieces, add the black mat and assemble.  I did the same thing on the inside, but stamped the flower more on the background to leave space for writing in the center.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Regarding Dahlias
Card Stock:  basic black, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  black stazon, melon mambo
Other:  black chevron ribbon, whisper white baker's twine, 1-1/4" circle punch, dimensional.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


I offered this card on my October/November Card Buffet.  It wasn't very popular, but I sure like it!  I had a lot of leftovers.   You win some, you lose some.  Then a friend told me she was going to a shoe box swap and wanted to CASE this card.  She was crunched for time so I offered her my leftovers.  That worked well - so I guess it was a win after all (for both of us).

The cake pieces and flags are all separate stamps, but they were quite easy to line up without a stamp-a-ma-jig.  

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Make-a-Cake, Sassy Salutations (inside)
Card Stock:  summer starfruit, midnight muse, primrose petals, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  summer starfruit, midnight muse, primrose petals
Other:  summer starfruit, midnight muse and primrose petals stitched satin ribbon, argyle embossing folder, big shot, dimensionals.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Simple Mosaic Madness

This is a pretty versatile card that was on my Card Buffet in October and November.  A lot of the sentiments from Petite Pair worked well with it.  I was on track for a general neutral card, but just had to go and add those rhinestones.   I guess they could be picked off easily enough to mail the card to a guy. Ha!

the inside
CASEd from ARTFelt Impressions.

Stamp Sets:  Mosaic Madness, Petite Pair
Card Stock:  smoky slate, coastal cabana, whisper white, crushed curry
Stamp Pads:  smoky slate, coastal cabana, crushed curry
Other:  rhinestones, dimensionals, mosaic punch, apothecary accents framelits, big shot.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Create a Cupcake with fabric for ribbon

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a Christmas card that I made using two of the the three fat quarters in the Candy Cane designer fabric bundle.  Here's the card I made to use the third fabric.

Stamp Set:  Create-a-Cupcake
Card Stock:  garden green, real red, blushing bride, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  garden green, blushing bride, real red
Other:  candy cane designer fabric, cupcake builder punch, dimensionals, square lattice embossing folder, big shot.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Washi Tape Christmas Tree and some tags

This is the final "last minute" Christmas card from 2013.  It was really fun to make!

CASEd from BadaBing.  Love her!

Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages, (Scentsational Seasons on the inside and envelope)
Card Stock:  old olive, real red, whisper white, chocolate chip, daffodil delight
Stamp Pads:  real red, (daffodil delight and old olive on the inside and envelope)
Other:  season of style washi tap, mini merry punch pack, dimensionals.

Earlier, I had made a few gift tags with washi tape.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Expressions Thinlits Dies - Merry

I was a little apprehensive about using the Expressions Thinlits Dies.  I was in a bit of a time crunch to finish our Christmas cards and didn't want something that would be delicate (aka time consuming).  I had seen a tip to use wax paper with your paper or card stock.  It worked!  The "Merry" was super easy to get out of the die.  I whipped a couple dozen of these up in very little time.

CASEd from one of my favorite artists, Amy.

Card Stock:  cherry cobbler, crumb cake, gold foil, season of style dsp
Other:  whisper white 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, expressions thinlits dies, big shot.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Santa's List

I liked the Santa's List stamp set because I think it's a little retro without being outdated.  I ordered it and only made 1 card with it (16 cards - just 1 design).  I like to send Santa or whimsical cards to families with young children.  This was the one.

Thanks to ARTfelt Impressions for the great design!

Stamp Set:  Santa's List
Card Stock:  cherry cobbler, gumball green, whisper white, silver glimmer, season of style dsp
Stamp Pad:  cherry cobbler
Other:  stylish stripes embossing folder, big shot, gumball green stitched satin ribbon.

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