Monday, October 20, 2014

Just Sayin' "hey there!"

Don't you just love cute, hip cards that can be used for just about any occasion.  

CASEd from Deb's card.

Stamp Sets:  Just Sayin', Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock:  basic black, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  bermuda bay, daffodil delight, jet black stazon
Other:  word bubble framelits, big shot, dimensionals, rhinestones.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Star Frame Card

This card is on my list of all-time favorites!  I made a few for birthday and a few with the sentiment "amazing you".

CASEd from this card.

Stamp Set:  Express Yourself
Card Stock:  whisper white, real red, daffodil delight, silver glimmer
Stamp Pad:  real red
Other:  marina mist chevron ribbon, large polka dot embossing folder, star framelits, big shot, dimensionals.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Eyes Note Card

When I was choosing a Halloween card for my Card Buffet, I came across this one.  I was excited to find the retired designer paper and ribbon on the Clearance Rack.  Bonus!

And I was also excited to use the new free hostess stamp set;  Good Greetings.  Great stamp set; only available through October 31.

Stamp Set:  Good Greetings
Card Stock:  pumpkin pie, basic black, very vanilla, witches brew dap
Stamp Pad:  pumpkin pie
Punches:  scallop border, 3/4", 1" and 1-1/4" circle punches
Other:  summer starfruit stitched satin ribbon

Friday, October 10, 2014

Starburst Sayings: Oh Happy Day!

I love this card for a masculine birthday card!  I really liked this original version, but I didn't have the Pacific Point ribbon.  But this cherry cobbler version was very popular at my Card Buffets.

Stamp Sets:  Starburst Sayings, Hardwood
Card Stock:  crumb cake, very vanilla, cherry cobbler
Stamp Pads:  crumb cake, cherry cobbler
Other:  cherry cobbler striped 1-1/4" grosgrain ribbon, 3" circle die, starburst framelits, dimensionals, big shot.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Flower Patch and A Dozen Thoughts

I have found that whether or not (or how much) I like a stamp set is directly related to the availability of a coordinating framelit set.  The Flower Patch stamp set has framelits to cut out all those flower shapes, therefore, I like Flower Patch.

Speaking of framelits.  I learned a couple of valuable lessons from this card.  It was offered at one of my Card Buffets.  The last buffet was on a Friday evening.  I was wrapping up my leftovers Sunday afternoon. Sometimes I put off making my leftovers for a few weeks and sometimes I just unassemble the kits and don't make them.  But, like I said, I was making these the same weekend.  When I went to cut one of the yellow flowers, its corresponding framelit was missing.  I keep them on a magnetic sheet on my Big Shot counter.  Not there.  I looked through the trash and my whole stamp room and couldn't find it. I bugged the last two people that made the card.  It hadn't jumped into their tote bags.  That evening, my hubby took his metal detector to the craft room trash bag and found it.  My hero!!  The last lady that used it at my Card Buffet tossed and her scraps into the trash bucket that sits on the Big Shot counter.  Later, I dumped that can into the trash bag.  

Lesson #1:  Deal with my leftovers and put all supplies away right away.  Did I mention that Sunday is trash night?  If I hadn't made my leftovers that day, I wouldn't have known the framelit was missing and it would have gone to the dump.  Also, since little time had passed, I could remember who made the card in case something accidentally went home with them.

Lesson #2:  Carefully go through the trash bins from Card Buffets before dumping them.  Accidents happen!

My hubby often saves the day for me (and I  let him know it daily), so I really can't say that was a lesson to me - but maybe it is for someone else.  Hug your hero!

CASEd from this card.

Stamp Sets:  Flower Patch, Gorgeous Grunge, A Dozen Thoughts
Card Stock:  blushing bride, calypso coral, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  blushing bride, so saffron, calypso coral
Other:  dimensionals, rhinestones, permanent markers (to color rhinestones), flower fair framelits, big shot.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pistachio Pudding and Starburst Sayings

A couple of weeks ago, I shared that I needed a lot of encouragement cards.  I used up my stash and needed more.  I made several of this card.  I thought the greeting, "You make the world a better place" was very encouraging.  

I used designer paper and baker's twine that I had leftover from Sale-a-Bration.

CASEd from this card.

Stamp Set:  Starburst Sayings
Card Stock:  pistachio pudding, pool party, sweet sorbet dap, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  crisp cantaloupe, pool party
Other:  decorative dots embossing folder, starburst framelit, big shot, summer starfruit baker's twine, dimensionals.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Marina Mist Flower Shop

A couple of months ago, I had two ladies signed up to attend their first Card Buffet.  Actually, it would be there first time for stamping or any paper crafting.  I invited them to come over the week ahead for a beginner lesson.  This is the card that I prepared for them.  I know it is NOT a beginner card, but it demonstrated many techniques that they would encounter on different cards on the Card Buffet Menu; background stamp, stamping/punching, dry embossing, framelits.  If I had it to do over again, I would keep it simple.

Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop, Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock:  crumb cake, marina mist, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  marina mist, crumb cake
Other:  scallop tag topper punch, pansy punch, bitty banner framelits, perfect polka dot embossing folder, big shot, dimensionals, rhinestone, marina mist chevron ribbon, whisper white baker's twine.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gold Washi Anniversary

Ugh - what a bad picture.  Hopefully you get the idea; it really is a pretty card.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Express Yourself
Card Stock:  very vanilla, marina mist
Stamp Pads:  jet black stazon, gold encore
Other:  gold sequin trim, beautiful wings emboss lit, gold metallic baker's twine, dimensionals, watercolor wonder washi tape.

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