Wednesday, February 29, 2012
When I started this card, I had stamped one of the large flowers from Mixed Bunch and then punched it out with the fabulous new blossom punch. I set the scrap down and found that it looked great and I had to use it (little did I know that the stamped flower was what I was going to discard this time around--I ended up using that for a different card). I love how the punched out shape shows the bold Melon Mambo that is layered underneath. The yellow center is actually the only part of this card that came from the Mixed Bunch set. "Best Wishes" is from Short and Sweet. As you can probably tell from so many of my card samples, one of my favorite products is the Patterns Designer Series Paper. It comes in stacks of 20 sheets sold by color family and is a great value compared to the other paper. I used a small scrap of Melon Mambo Patterns DSP and layered it onto some Melon Mambo card stock punched with the scallop edge punch. The card base is Daffodil Delight. This card just screams Spring or Summer to me. Are you ready for warmer weather yet? I am!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This card was made with the Fresh Vintage Sale-a-Bration set. I stamped the larger stamp all over the background in Poppy Parade, then stamped the smaller stamp, punched it with the 1-1/4" circle punch, layered it on the fabulous new blossom punch, and stuck a glimmer brad through it. The best wishes greeting comes from the good old Sincere Salutations set. I think I should try making this same card with another color to see how different it might look. Challenge yourself to try a monochromatic card sometime, they're fun!
Monday, February 27, 2012
One of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration sets is called Fresh Vintage, which I used here. I combined Basic Gray with Daffodil Delight to create this card. The greeting is from Short & Sweet. Hope you enjoy this little bit of inspiration!
Sunday, February 26, 2012
This card uses the Mixed Bunch set and the Heard from the Heart set. Colors are Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, and Basic Black. I finished off the card with a little bit of 1/8" black taffeta ribbon. I think I'll be using a lot more of that in the future, I love the boldness and the white edges of it!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
This is a quick 3x3 note card. I actually had a few of the pieces already cut from an old project, so this was a cinch to put together! The flower was made with a stamp from the Mixed Bunch set and with Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango ink. First I stamped it in Daffodil Delight, then I rolled just the edges in Tangerine Tango for the effect (it's called Rock and Roll). I punched it out with the scallop circle punch and then layered it onto a couple of pieces of paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper stack. The "wish big" comes from the Short & Sweet stamp set. I love quick and easy, I'll have to make up more 3x3 cards!
Friday, February 24, 2012
I bought the Baby Bundle set a couple of years ago when I was expecting #2--I just couldn't resist the adorable onesies! I made the invitations for the shower, yet I forgot to photograph them and I didn't keep one for myself. If I can find one, I'll post it here. Since I stamped a row of 3 onesies on the invite, I decided to keep with the theme and stamp them on my card as well. I chose a couple of this year's In Colors for my color scheme: Pool Party and Island Indigo (those names just sound fun, don't they)! The dot background was made with a textured impressions folder and then I punched the sentiment with word window and modern label punches. Pretty straight forward and simple to do!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
these and then never got around to it. Now that the holidays are long past, it was fun to change it up and turn the same colors and layout into a bright springy card. I used Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight. Now I want to go see what else I can come up with for my leftover scraps.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Anyway, my favorite new purchase is the Mixed Bunch stamp set that I used for this card. It is bold, sassy, and fun! I just stamped a few stamps in Poppy Parade and Pool Party, layered it on some card stock, and tied a ribbon. It's quick and simple! Yesterday I had 30 minutes without the kids, so I had to do a few cards as quick as possible and here is one of the cards I came up with. I can't wait to steal a little more solo time so that I can stamp more with this fun set.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Don't forget that Sale-a-Bration is going on right now! If you spend $50, you get a FREE item (stamp set, paper pack, accessories, etc.). Click on the link to the right for more details and for a brochure of what free items you can pick.