Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blue Flowers Especially for You

I like this card for many of the usual reasons:  it can be used for many occasions, it has all of my favorite shades of blue, the way basic gray make the colors pop, it's easy, etc.  But there's a bonus -- I was near the end of a sheet of Basic Pearls and had a bunch of the teeny pearls left.  This card used them up so I could open a new pack.  Always thinking.  haha

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Made for You
Card Stock:  basic gray, whisper white, bermuda bay, coastal cabana, pool party
Stamp Pad:  bermuda bay
Other:  bermuda bay 1/8" taffeta ribbon, small oval punch, scallop oval punch, itty bitty punch pack, pearls, dimensionals.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lacy & Lovely

Early this summer, I volunteered to make cards for church members going on missions trips this summer (54).  I made 2 different designs for women and 2 for men.  This is one of the ladies' cards.  I liked it so much, I offered it on the next card buffet.  It was popular - especially the color combination.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Lacy and Lovely
Card Stock:  pool party, calypso coral, whisper white, daffodil delight.
Stamp Pads:  calypso coral, daffodil delight, pool party, early espresso
Other:  any daffodil delight ribbon (I used up leftover retired ribbons), 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" scallop circle punch, pearl, dimensionals.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy 11th Birthday

When asked her favorite color, my granddaughter answers, "glitter".  This was her birthday card (back in April).

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Party this Way (on the inside)
Stamp Pads:  raspberry ripple and summer starfruit (on the inside)
Card Stock:  very vanilla, raspberry ripple, summer starfruit, silver glimmer, birthday basics dsp
Other:  number dies, big shot, 2-1/2" circle punch, scallop circle die, small heart punch, summer starfruit stitched satin ribbon, dimensionals.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge and Simply Stars Birthday Card

Did you see the birthday card I posted yesterday?  Well, this card was for that friend's hubby.  Yeah, it was late, too.  These were from a few months ago - when I was still convincing everyone that Gorgeous Grunge is a needed stamp set.  

I was looking at my Card Buffet Menu board last week and realized that at least one stamp from that set was used on 4 of the 12 cards.

CASEd from this card.

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Itty Bitty Banners, Simply Stars, Tape It
Card Stock:  naturals white, basic gray
Stamp Pads:  tangerine tango, basic gray
Other:  this and that washi tape, star punch, hemp twine, bitty banners framelits, big shot, dimensionals.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge and Beautiful Wings

I was late in getting our a birthday card for one of my BFFs,  Even if I wanted to, I couldn't just send any card from my stash - she's a stamping extraordinaire.  So this is what I made.  

I have another stamping friend that likes "pretty" cards - she's not into the grunge look.  I sent a picture of this card to her.  A couple more samples and she was convinced that she needed the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Create a Cupcake
Card Stock:  baked brown sugar, blushing bride, whisper white, melon mambo, vellum
Stamp Pads:  baked brown sugar, melon mambo, blushing bride
Other:  beautiful wings embosslit, rhinestones, dimensionals, doily, gingham garden washi tape.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Outlined Occasions Graduation

This is a quick graduation card we made at a Card Buffet.  Well, the people that don't like to color didn't really think it was all that quick.  It's a great card to make ahead and customize the colors at the last minute.   The card stock is all black and white and ink is black.  The letters can be colored in with school colors as the announcements arrive.  Pretty clever, huh?!

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Outlined Occasions, Pure Gumption
Card Stock:  basic black, whisper white
Stamp Pad:  jet black StazOn
Other:  markers, dimensionals.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Papillon Potpourri

I've offerend a few unpopluar cards at Card Buffets before, but I have never gone wrong with butterflies.  This card was a big hit.

The color is basic gray - not black like it looks in the picture.  I'm not too sure how that ink smudged, but I did fix it later.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Blessings from Heaven
Card Stock:  whisper white, basic gray
Stamp Pads:  basic gray, summer starfruit
Other:  fancy fan embossing folder, big shot, elegant butterfly punch, scallop edge border punch, dimensionals, rhinestones, whisper white 3/*' taffeta ribbon.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Have a Happy Day!

Lately, my appreciation for encouraging or "just because" cards has grown.  This card fits the bill.  Wouldn't randomly receiving this in the mail make you smile?

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Happy Day, Betsy's Blossoms
Card Stock:  pool party, whisper white, subtles designer paper stack (pool party)
Stamp Pad:  old olive
Other:  blossom punch, 3/4" circle punch, rhinestone, dimensionals, scallop square die.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Open Sea

If you frequently visit my blog, you may have noticed that I have been posting a LOT more lately.  And if you're curious as to why - it's mostly because I got a new computer last week.  I am having so much fun learning it and playing with it.  It's my first mac (iMac) and I am loving it!  I just took a bunch of card pictures with my iPhone and they magically appeared on my computer.  Ahhh!  I know.  I'm spoiled.

For a Father's Day card for my Card Buffet, I pulled out my trusty The Open Sea stamp set.  I really like the color combination.  I offered a birthday stamp for it as well and the kits flew out of the boxes.  

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea, Best Dad Ever
Card Stock:  soft sky, night of navy, cherry cobbler, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  soft sky, night of navy
Other:  square lattice embossing folder, big shot, dimensionals, cherry cobbler bakers twine.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bright and Cheery Petal Parade

I absolutely LOVE this card; the colors, the stamps, the simplicity -- everything!

The stamp set is Petal Parade (2104 Sale-a-Bration) and the colors are In Colors (one retired).

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Petal Parade, Four You
Card Stock:  whisper white, pistachio pudding
Stamp Pads:  strawberry slush,  pistachio pudding, coastal cabana, summer starfruit.
Other:  dimensionals, rhinestones.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Papillon Potpourri

CASEd from this card.

Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Summer Silhouettes, Blessings from Heaven
Card Stock:  whisper white, old olive, pear pizzazz
Stamp Pads:  old olive, pear pizzazz
Other:  elegant butterfly punch, bitty butterfly punch, dimensionals, rhinestones.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Lacy & Lovely

I made this card for a spring Card Buffet before I knew the stamp set would be retiring. (I've used it again since).  I did know, however, that the colors were on borrowed time.  I already miss my three favorites from the 2012-2104 In Colors.

Stamp Set:  Lacy & Lovely
Card Stock:  midnight muse, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  midnight muse, gum ball green, summer starfruit
Other:  midnight muse stitched satin ribbon

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Flower Shop and Washi Tape for Mother's Day

I know - posting a Mother's Day card in August shows how far behind I am.  OR am I nine months early?  You decide.

It was a March/April Card Buffet card and it was very popular.  I did offer a birthday stamp as an alternative to the Happy Mother's Day.

It seems like I use the Flower Shop stamp set for every Card Buffet.

CASEd from this card.

Stamp Sets:  Something to Celebrate, Flower Shop
Card Stock:  daffodil delight, smoky slate, whisper white
Stamp Pad:  smoky slate
Other:  pansy punch, itty bitty punch pack, gingham garden washi tape, rhinestones, dimensionals, paper piercing mat, template and piercer.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hello You

It wasn't intentional, but the flower on this card kind of reminds me of a sunflower.  I CASEd it from ARTfelt Impressions.  The leaves were punched with a 1-3/8" circle punch.  It was so much easier than I thought it would be.  Very clever!

Stamp Set:  Regarding Dahlia
Card Stock:  very vanilla, old olive, crushed, so saffron, brights dap (real red)
Stamp Pad:  early espresso
Other:  woodgrain embossing folder, big shot, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1-3/4" scallop circle punch, linen thread, dimensionals.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Morning Meadow Birthday Wishes

Here's an old card from my March Card Buffet.  It uses Morning Meadow stamp set; a now retired hostess set.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Morning Meadow
Card Stock:  pistachio pudding, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  pistachio pudding, basic gray, crisp cantaloupe
Other:  pansy punch, dimensionals, pearl.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hello Hardwood Note Card

I just love notecards.  By notecard, I mean it's a card front only.  It's still standard A2 size.  You just start with a quarter sheet of card stock as the base.  I've made several of them and I never think they look like cheater cards.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Hardwood, Perfect Pennants
Card Stock:  real red, whisper white, coastal cabana, neutrals designer stack, really retro dsp
Stamp Pads:  real red, crumb cake
Other:  banners framelits, big shot, real red 1/8" taffeta ribbon, scallop trim border punch

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