Monday, December 26, 2011

This is a masculine birthday card. I need more of these! Though the guys I usually give cards to don't really care what they look like. It just isn't that important to them, but I like to give them out just the same.

The base on this card is actually a deep brown, I assume it is early espresso. The blue is then embossed on the edge- and I got it kind of crooked, but it still looks good. The stamp is from the set:
Delightful Dozen

We colored the stamp with a brown marker after inking it up with the blue ink. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas- another card using the crumb cake paper. This one is cuter in real life. In the picture you can't really see the 3D effect of the ornament. What I did hear was I punched the ornament piece out of the paper. Then I tied the ribbon around the piece of cardstock and glued it on the back. I then stamped the greeting and stuck the piece down onto the base with dimensionals so it is elevated. I then punched the designer paper with the ornament punch and glued it down by putting it through the punched hole, it ends up being glued to the base of the card. Fold another piece of ribbon into a bow and glue to the top of the ornament over the ribbon hanger piece. I hope you understand this! Enjoy!

I hope you have a:
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How about another Christmas Card?

Holiday Greetings-this is a simple but great Christmas card! Don't you agree?
I have to tell you how to make the greeting base. It is actually an embossed oval that is cut out. The greeting is stamped on another piece of white paper and stuck to the embossed oval. It is nice how the punches and embossing folders and such all coordinate together. That is the reason I started with Stampin' Up! in the first place.

The leaves and red glitter circles were cut out with a Big Shot die from the Holiday Mini Catalog called Originals Die. The stamp set that the greeting comes from is the Sincere Salutations set. I hope you like it!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Yes, another Christmas card

Okay here is a red and green Christmas card. My favorite color combo. I tend to navigate towards this color combo especially in my quilts. It isn't planned that way, I just noticed it one day that I have a lot of quilts with the red and green shades. Oh, well enough of that! I used an embossing folder to give the top of the card base some texture. The stamp is one of the doilies from the Delicate Doilies stamp set. The ribbon is satin and a little tricky to fold but worth it! Enjoy!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas card

Another Christmas card for you to feast on. The old standby stamp set: Lovely as a Tree is used on this card. I also used a clear block for the rectangle over stamp, if you know what I mean here. The snowflake stamp is from the set: Serene Snowflakes

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Joy at Christmas!
I love the simplicity of this card and the GLITTER! I don't know how well you can see the glitter on the designer paper but it is on almost all of the ornaments. It is so sparkely! The punched scallop circle behind the greeting is made out of the silver glitter paper. It is a very pretty and simply made card.
I made this card at one of my friends card classes. (Dawn O.) Sorry I can't find the stamp any where in the catalog or mini catalogs (Stampin' Up!) so I don't know where Dawn got it, but she always uses SU products. (Dawn Olchefske)

Happy Holidays

Friday, December 9, 2011

Just for You-another Birthday card, cute and simple!

This is a simple card using the Big Shot embossing folder and Top Note die cut. The bird cage was stamped and cut out to give the card some dimension. Crumb Cake paper is used for the base, I love that color! I believe that marina mist is the blue color that you see and you could just about use any blue on this card with the crumb cake base.

Stamp sets used: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Aviary

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Another Birthday card-this one for a child.

As you can probably tell the colors of this card are different. The base is one of the new in colors. I made this and several other cards at a class given by Dawn Olchefske. She was my upline when I was a Stampin' Up! demonstator. The class is called something like Card Buffet. She makes up several card kits and the participants get to choose 8 cards that they want to make. You can also make more if you want it just costs extra. I think it is a great idea and a great way to build up your card stash. Since I didn't make up the card though I can only guess at the recipe. I think you can tell by the pictures what was used. I will try to list the stamp sets for you. All materials are from Stampin' Up!

Stamp sets used: Sweets for the Sweet, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)