Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Happy New Baby Card Ingredients
Stamps: For a Friend, Figures of Speech
Paper: Certainly Celery, white, and designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: button (Making Memories), white gel pen, metal tag, circle paper punches, white ribbon, silver thread, colored pencils
Happy Father's Day Card Ingredients
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: white, Brilliant Blue (made by rubbing Brilliant Blue ink on white kromekote), the stripped cards are $1 bin specials from Michael's which had 8 cards & envelopes
Ink: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Brilliant Blue
Other: snaps (Making Memories), red ribbon (Michael's), small tags, scalloped square paper punch
Birthday Wishes Card Ingredients
Stamps: For a Friend
Paper: Stampin' Up Certainly Celery, Colored Pencil Lilac (CA Paper Goods), white kromekote, and designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Other: gold mini brads (Making Memories), Martha Stewart marker, light blue and gold ribbon (from Peru), corner rounder, gold gel pen
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Stamps (all Stampin' Up): Unfrogettable (flower stamp), All Holidays
Paper: Parchment Olde Gold and Parchment Olde White (California Paper Goods), fushia designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Making Memories mini brads, ribbon (Michael's), 1" and 1 1/16" circle punches, foam tape, colored pencils
Friday, April 25, 2008
This is my interpretation of that card. I don't have So Saffron cardstock right now, so I stamped the scallop stamp with white ink and embossed it on white cardstock. I rubbed So Saffron ink on the paper. On the love stamp, I used two types of ink (StazOn & Stampin' Up) to get a double image of different shades of black.
Stamps: Wonderful Words, Too Terrific Tags, So Many Scallops, and I don't remember the set the background stamp comes from.
Paper: The only SU paper is a tiny piece of Wild Wasabi. The other paper is white cardstock and light pumpkin cardstock. The nice designer paper is a gift from my friend, Ericka. Gracias, Ericka!
Ink: True Thyme, So Saffron, Basic Black, StazOn Jet Black, Blanco Opaque White, ColorBox Frost White
Paper Punches: scallop, small tag, & 1/2" circle
Other: Making Memories brad, PSX White embossing powder, foam tape
Thursday, April 24, 2008
So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, and Wild Wasabi (she also told us to keep Wild Wasabi to a minimum)
It took me a long time to come up with a design for this challenge. How to use Sahara Sand with these other colors, was the challenge for me. I decided to embrace the color and use it at the focal point of the card.
I love the layout challenge Taylor gave us last month. I've used it a few times (here and here) and I love it. I decided to use it for Kristina's color challenge.
I also wanted to use some of the blog candy Theresa gave me on this card. Thanks, Theresa! I used a flower from Flower Fusion for the lily pad and some Wild Wasabi ribbon.
I also did some sewing on the border. My stitch length and tension is not what I wanted, but I didn't have time to fool around with the machine settings.Card Ingredients
Stamps: Birthday Banner, By Design, Unfrogettable
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Making Memories designer paper, white kromekote brayered with Sahara Sand ink, sunflower paper rubbed with So Saffron ink for the card base
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Basic Black
Other: Flower Fusion, Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain, Making Memories mini brads, goggly eyes, white gel pen, Fiskars corner edger scissors, Making Memories slot punch tool, VersaMarker pen
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
This weekend, I'm giving non-stamping girlfriends another intro to stamping (I did this two years ago and a few years before that). We are going to make at least 4 types of cards: Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthday, and thank you. I haven't decided if they will make this card...it might be a little too time-consuming...I used real needle and thread on the button.
Stamps (all Stampin' Up): Think Happy Thoughts, All Holidays
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, white, yellow parchment, and textured yellow
Ink (all Stampin' Up): Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Scallop punch, circle punches, button (Making Memories), printed ribbon (Costco), orange ribbon (from a ribbon share with my friend, Ericka), Zots, fabric glue, white thread
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Stamp: Stampin' Up Notas Simples, large cupcake (unknown company)
Paper: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip & So Saffron, White Confetti (Only the Best), Designer Paper (Provo Craft)
Ink: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Color Box Frost White Pigment
Other: Opal Embossing Powder (Rubbermania Stamps), Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon (Costco), PSX Diamond Sparkles
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I made this card 5 years ago exactly (I obsessively date the back of everything I make and save a copy of everything I've made for others...who else does that?). This represents what used to by my "go to" layout.
I was going through my older work and there was a definite pattern:
* I mainly used the standard A2 size of card.
* The orientation of the card was usually vertical.
* There was never anything too bulky on the card (for mailing purposes).
* The main stamped (or in this case, embossed) image was centered and had some layering.
* The greeting was centered on the width of the A2 card.
I have done some similar layouts on this blog, for example: Cupcakes are Good for You and Paper Pierced Flower. But, a girl has the perogative to change her mind! I'm liking a square-shaped card these days.
I've done a few swaps with my good friend, Ericka. I've always admired her work. One thing I admire is she creates cards in a variety of sizes and orientations. She just created a blog today.
Stamps: Stampin' Up Birthday Greetings
Paper: Vellum, gold paper, light blue and a So Saffron look-alike (bought from Only the Best)
Ink: Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Other: Stampin' Up Butterflies stencil, Making Memories eyelets
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Close to Cocoa
I've got Mother's Day on the brain, so here's my design:
I used my Crop-A-Dile to do the dry embossing. I used the reinkers for the 4 colors, Diamond Glaze, Pearl Ex, acetate, and the tissue paper that comes with acetate to do create the butterfly. This technique comes from MaryJo McGraw. I don't have a Stampin' Up corner rounder to create a scalloped edge, so I create my own by punching out several 3/4" circles and attaching them individually.
Stamps: Stampin' Up All Holidays, Little Pieces, Magenta butterfly
Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, DSP by K & Company
Ink: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Close to Cocoa, StazOn Black
Other: Acetate, Diamond Glaze, Pearl Ex (Sparkle Gold, Spring Green, Turquoise, Macropearl), 1/2" circle punch, ribbon scrap, Making Memories mini square brad
Monday, April 14, 2008
The cost is a minimum $5 donation. Anyone can participate. Jen will post the challenges (scrapbooking, card-making, 3-D, and altered projects) late on May 2nd. There will be cool give-aways. Even if you can't participate in the challenges, you can still sign up and be eligible for a Grand Finale give-away at the end of the week.
Join me for a good cause!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
There were no stamps used to make this card; only rub-ons. This card was made for Theresa's rub-on challenge. I used Beate's weekend sketch challenge #43 as the inspiration for my layout.
The colors we had to use are:
I only have 2 cupcake stamps, so once again I'm using the same ones. Taylor said we didn't need to use a cupcake stamp, but I was being persistent. I need new stamps!
This time I used masking to add the phrase "good for you!" to my cupcake stamp. I also used masking on a tag stamp to get the "Yum Yum" phrase, without the surrounding tag.
Stamps: Stampin' Up Figures of Speech, Too Terrific Tags, By Design (you can't really see the swirly stamping I did on the strip of Tempting Turquoise)
Paper: white kromekote (brayered with Tempting Turquoise and Green Gable inks), Stampin' Up Soft Sky, and Pumpkin Pie
Ink: VersaMarker Watermark Pen, Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, and Soft Sky
Other: Metal tag, scallop punches, 1 3/8" and 1" circle paper punches, Martha Stewart cornflower meadow marker, ribbon, mounting tape, PSX Diamond Sparkles
I was reminded of using mizuhiki cord by browsing MaryJo McGraw's blog. I like this technique, but it's better-suited for paper mosaics...just like MaryJo McGraw does.
Stamps: Stampin' Up Birthday Whimsy & Little Pieces, large cupcake (unknown company)
Paper: white kromekote (also brayered Tempting Turquoise and Green Gable for other cardstock pieces), Stampin' Up Soft Sky, and Pumpin Pie
Ink: Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Green Gable, and Soft Sky
Other: Embossing Arts Mizuhiki Japanese Color Cords, ribbon (Michael's), PSX Diamond Sparkles
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I had all the ink colors, but only Old Olive and Chocolate Chip cardstock.
Stamps (all Stampin' Up): Too Terrific Tags, Friendship Blooms, By Design
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, off-white, Kromekote (brayered with inks to make other cardstock colors)
Ink: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Other: Making Memories mini brads, ribbons (Michael's), corner punch, 3/4", 1 1/16", and 1 3/8" circle paper punches
Monday, April 7, 2008
Stamps (all Stampin' Up): For a Friend, By Design
Paper: White Kromekote and the rest from Stampin' Up: Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, dots
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery
Other: Making Memories mini brads and flower, ribbons, corner rounder
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I forgot I had this large cupcake stamp. I bought it at least 8 years ago, but I don't know what company made the stamp.
Stamps: Stampin' Up Figures of Speech, large cupcake (unknown company)
Paper: white, Making Memories Maddi Narr Stripe, Die Cuts With a View Petite Sunrise Posies, Stampin' Up Soft Sky and Positively Pink
Ink: VersaMarker Watermark Pen, Stampin' Up Pink Passion, Apricot Appeal, Positively Pink, and Rose Romance
Other: Metal tag, 1 3/8" circle paper punch, gel pens, ribbon, Making Memories mini eyelets, mounting tape, PSX Diamond Sparkles
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I'm not completely happy with the card, so I may tweak it a bit before I mail it out tomorrow. Any comments would be welcome.
Stamps (all Stampin' Up): Sincere Salutions, Polka Dots & Petals
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard (made by brayering ink on white Kromekote
Ink: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Rose Red, Old Olive
Other: Cork squares (I don't know who made them), 15/16" square punch, white ribbon (which I rubbed with Old Olive and More Mustard ink to dye them...Theresa reminded me of this idea), Making Memories mini gold brads and mustard-colored eyelets
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Stamps (all Stampin' Up): Tagger's Dozen, Small Sayings, Birthday Greetings, Something to Celebrate
Paper: SU Wild Wasabi, Craft & Corn Silk (Only the Best), Kromekote (brayered with Lavender Lace ink)
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender, Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi, River Rock, and Lavender Lace
Paper Punches: Marvy Uchida Corner Rounder, Stampin' Up 3/4" and 1" circle paper punch, All Night Media 1 1/4" circle paper punch
Other: Balloon eyelets (The Stamp Doctor) , Making Memories wire
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Stamps (all Stampin' Up): Think Happy Thoughts, By Design, Tagger's Dozen
Paper: Stampin' Up Certainly Celery and a Sparkles Cardstock Sampler (The Paper Palette)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Rose Red
Paper Punches: 3/4" circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" square, 1 9/16" square
Other: Making Memories mini gold brads, mounting tape, ribbon (Michael's)