Monday, April 21, 2008

Enjoy Life... and Polka Dots!

OK, so I was just havin' a bit of fun with this one. I needed to come up with a card that used this set and used a jumbo wheel for the promo. I didn't have the jumbo wheel that went with the set so I settled for using the Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel for the background. I used the 1 3/4" Circle Punch then I distressed the edges of the circles with the cutting kit distress tool. I used the Crafters Kit to punch the holes around the "enjoy". I then used the double circle punch to attach the turquoise ribbon, then used a turquoise brad in the center of the "O". Fairly easy, just a lot of different tools. Here is a list of the supplies I used...

  • stamps: Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel, Enjoy Every Moment
  • paper: Sahara Sand, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • ink: Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Basic Black
  • accessories: turquoise grosgrain, turquoise brad, dimensionals, Crafter's Tool Kit, distressing tool, double circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pink & Brown Birdie

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set!! Did I mention I love this set? LOL! I think there are so many different ways to use it. You can make something elegant, distressed, or just plain and simple. Whatever you want, it works with this set! Very, very versatile! I did this card for my monthly stamp club. I had been dying to use my Build-A-Brads so I finally got to! Since it was nice weather outside I opted for an outside photo too! So here is a list of the supplies I used...

  • stamps: Always, Paisley

  • paper: Close to Cocoa, Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla

  • ink: Basic Brown, Pretty In Pink marker (to color the inside of the bird)

  • accessories" Antique Brass Build-A-Brads, pink gingham ribbon (sponged over with brown ink), cutting tool to distress edges, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, March 21, 2008

Look Very Close...

You need to look so very close to see the Whisper White craft ink used on this one. I used the corner rounder on all the edges to give it a softer look. I really like the simple elegance of this card. I took a sponge dauber around the edges with Soft Sky ink to add a bit more color everywhere. Here is a list of the supplies I used...
  • stamps: Priceless
  • ink: Whisper White Craft ink, Soft Sky
  • paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Soft Sky Prints Designer Paper
  • accessories: Sponge Dauber, Circle punch, Corner Rounder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Brads

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Good News Birdies

I know I say it all the time, but I LOVE these birdies! They are so much fun! I paper pieced the birdies with the Prints Designer Papers by Stampin' Up!©. So fun! Anyway... super simple and very easy card. Here is a list of the supplies I used...
  • stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me..., Print Pattern
  • paper: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Prints Designer Papers
  • ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker
  • accessories: dimensionals, slit punch, black brad

Funky Colors or Something...

I'm not so sure I like this card, but my friend Steph convinced me to post it. The colors are funky or something. I really, really wanted to use my Flower Fusion kit so these are the colors that happened to work here.

Here is a list of the supplies I used...

  • stamps: Canvas & Enjoy Every Moment
  • paper: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
  • ink: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie
  • accessories: Flower Fusion Accents & Elements Kit, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad, Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Enjoy Everything!

I was planning on making a card for an old challenge, but it didn't go as planned. This is just a super simple card I made using some Basic Grey papers I have and some American Crafts ribbon I had sitting around. Super simple & quick card!

stamp set: Enjoy Every Moment

ink: Basic Black

paper: River Rock, Basic Black, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Basic Grey designer paper

accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, American Crafts ribbon, Stampin' Up! circle rhinestone brad, and Stampin' Up!'s Flower Fusion kit (awesome flowers to layer)

Thursday's Challenge...

Today it was a Ways to Use It Challenge. You had to make a card that had something to do with music. I couldn't think of anything all morning. I went in my stamp room and just started browsing through my stamps and there it was..."Unfrogettable" I can't even say the name of the stamp set. Every single time I see it, I have to sing the Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole version of the song. So... I sang as I stamped this one. I wish I could figure out how to add a little more detail without overwhelming the card. I love to keep things simple, but this card just looks like it is missing something to me. I stamped the froggie on the prints designer paper and cut him out, then I added his eyeballs later. Here is a list of the supplies I used...

stamp set: Unfrogettable

ink: Basic Black

paper: Prints Designer Series papers, Whisper White, Basic Black

accessories: circle punch, scallop punch, SU grosgrain ribbons, dimensionals