Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I've been trying to use the new In Colors (that are in the catalog that starts on June 1st) and I am hooked on them! This card uses Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, and Gumball Green. Stampin' Up! is offering 3/8" satin stitched ribbon in all of the new In Colors. So far I just have it in Gumball Green (pictured here) but it's on my wish list for my next order.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
The center of the flower is stamped from the Mixed Bunch stamp set and then punched out with a circle punch and layered on the Melon Mambo blossom punch. I gave it a little dimension by adding a Stampin' Dimensional to pop the flower up off the card. The organza ribbon adds a bit of elegance to this simple card. I also used DSP that is in a hostess pack right now and then the coordinating Concord Crush and Old Olive card stock. Pretty quick and easy.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I used the Mixed Bunch set along with Sincere Salutations (my old go to for word sets, which is only available through May 31st). I'll have to find some new favorite word sets to start using. I stamped the blossom in Blushing Bride and punched it with the Blossom punch. The center was stamped with Pear Pizazz and punched with the 3/4" circle punch. The glimmer brad adds just a bit of bling to the card. The textured impressions folder for the Big Shot added the textured flowers to the background. I'm going to miss the 2010-2012 In Colors and the ribbon to match. Order while you can!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I don't know how people can blog daily. I try. I fail. Life gets in the way. This is supposed to be "a card a day" and in reality it is a card some days. Oh well. I won't give up. It's better to get posts up when I can. I've had four cards sitting on my kitchen counter for weeks, ready to be photographed and uploaded. Why did they sit so long? Kids, dishes, laundry, playtime, errands, cooking, etc. Well, those were my excuses for a couple of weeks. Then the piles came. You know, those piles that show up on the kitchen counter and hide things at the bottom. I uncovered that pile today and decided that now is the time to post the cards. Stay tuned for the next few days for new blog posts. Oh, and guess what! I have the NEW CATALOG! Maybe that is another excuse. I love looking through the pages and imagining what I can create with the fabulous new products. I've even been able to order a few sneak peek products. Hopefully I'll manage to escape reality for a few and make some cards to post here. June 1st is the day that I can order anything from the catalog, so I'll be sure to post some new cards in June. Until then, I'll have to get creating!
Here's a card using the Patterned Party stamp set. I'm always looking for birthday stamp sets, and while this set has been out for a year now, I still love coming up with new cards using it. I colored the presents by coloring directly on the stamp with my Stampin' Write markers. The greeting is from Curvy Verses. The ribbon and patterned paper are Blushing Bride, which is retiring next week! I'll miss that color. Other colors are Pear Pizazz (also retiring) and Wisteria Wonder. I love the In Colors and am excited to start using the new in colors soon!