Wedding Wishes in White …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I said I would share with you a wedding card, a bit nontraditional but I think you will like it. I’ve been using the butterfly a lot lately and today you will see how I incorporated it into my card.

When we think of weddings, we think of white … with a touch of color. Well that is exactly what my thoughts were on my card to. My base is Whisper White with a hint of Wisteria Wonder, and then I added a touch of sparkle with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

000_1899

You can see my layers and then I topped that off with a final piece of Whisper White that was embossed with our new “Spring Flowers” embossing folder.

Now it was time for my butterfly in Whisper White … no, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper! For a more cost effective approach … I cut my butterfly out of the glimmer paper that I used for my mat …

000_1901

then simply placed the embossed piece of white over it and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it more character. (I should have cut my Wisteria butterfly from the mat too!)

Here is the card fully assembled … The Wisteria butterfly behind the Dazzling Diamonds butterfly gives it a bit of a shadow effect, quite stunning!

000_1904

A simple “Congratulations” is all it needed and I got that from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set, and used the Bitty Banners framelit to cut it out. Simple yet elegant, and it is prettier in person.

I think this would also make the perfect birthday card. My Mom loves butterflies so I’ll just switch out the greeting and have the perfect card to give her.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share, and I thank you for stopping by.

Have a wonderful weekend ~

blog-closing-small

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

000_1905

Weekly Deals and Card Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I am going to share the Weekly Deals with you, along with two cards that I made using the “Make a Cake” stamp set that is on our Weekly Deals list!  I’m not sure if we’ve ever had a stamp set before … that is so cool!

CM1634BWe hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Make A Cake Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 126742
Regular Price: $11.95
Discounted Price: $8.96

Punch Pack Item # 118309
Regular Price: $16.95
Discounted Price: $12.71

Secret Garden Framelits Dies Item # 129372
Regular Price: $24.95
Discounted Price: $18.71

Summer Starfruit 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 132980
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71

Island Indigo Baker’S Twine Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95
Discounted Price: $2.21

Brights Glimmer Brads Item # 121006
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71

Gingham Standard Stampin’ Around Wheel Item # 130110
Regular Price: $6.50
Discounted Price: $4.88

Recipes By Design Digital Kit – Digital Download Item # 118869
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $5.97

Today’s card share is a couple of cards that I had made using the Make a Cake stamp set …

My “Bride & Groom” card was created in 2012 and not only uses the “Make a Cake” stamp set, but the flower punch from the “Punch Pack” which is also included in the Weekly Deals.  The layering look is created by “scrunching” the flower until the cardstock peels into layers (only then ends).  Just give it a try … it is quite easy.

This designer paper is no longer available, but there are so many lovely papers you could use and match up to the color scheme of the wedding.  The ribbon is the White Organza, and I love this because you can dye it any color simply by adding a few drops of re-inker fluid into some water, then dip your ribbon.  Easier yet … just color it with your marker!

The greeting comes from the “Sweet Essentials” stamp set.  Also used on this card is the Polka Dot embossing folder and the Basic Jewels – Pearls.

000_1209

As always, I will put the ingredients with links at the very end of my blog for your convenience.

My second card was created in 2013 as one of the first cards I shared when this blog was created.  I used the “Make a Cake” stamp set and combined it with the fun technique of “weaving”.

You simply weave together scrap pieces of designer paper or cardstock to create a fun and interesting mat or background.

On this card, I stamped my cake image directly onto the designer paper and then cut it out to fit into the cake piece.  This makes cake decorating so easy!

The “Make a Wish” greeting also comes from the very versatile “Sweet Essentials” stamp set.  The embossed background was created with the “Square Lattice” embossing Folder.

100_1763

The punches used for this card are the 1-3/4″ Circle punch, and the “Modern Label” punch that I also used on yesterday’s card.

Thank you for taking time out to visit me today.

blog-closing-small

 

 

So Happy Together …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

It’s finally Friday!!  Wooooooooooo Hooooooooooooo!  I’m not complaining … my work week went very fast, and we closed the candy store on Tuesday because of the bitter cold, so it was a short week too.

Today’s card share will warm your heart.  A sweet and simple card created with heart … and with punches!  You can use it for Valentine’s Day or an Anniversary.

000_0691

I knew I wanted to use our Red Glimmer Paper for the card, in fact, the entire card was designed in my head (now you know it won’t be hard to make – lol)

I simply punched out the red glimmer paper with the “Postage Stamp Punch”.  I then punched 3 hearts out of a strip of Whisper White using the Small Heart Punch.  Then I centered the 1″ Square Punch over the heart and punched out the square.  It is so much easier to center the hearts that way, instead of trying to punch the heart out of the square.

I mounted the white heart squares onto the red glimmer paper using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then mounted each of the completed squares using the Glue Dots onto the Whisper White mat.

The mat is 5″ x 3-3/4″ and is mounted onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Since my “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set was still on my table from yesterday’s card … I chose the “happy together” for my greeting.

000_0688

Not to waste the hearts … I stamped the greeting onto one of them, and then layered it over the stamped greeting to add a bit of dimension onto the bottom half of the card.  The other two hearts are on the inside of the card.

You will notice that the main part of the stamping in the heart is “to”… for the two of you together!

000_0690

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a “happy” weekend ~

blog-closing-small

Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

131056

$26.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – WOOD

131059

$18.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – CLEAR

122344

$15.95

 Postage Stamp Punch

117193

$5.95

 Small Heart Punch

124094

$15.95

 1” Square Punch

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  THANK YOU!

Friends are the flowers …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I wanted to share a scrapbook page with you.  It is one that I did with my Scrapbook Club last year.

September kicks off my 2013-14 club sessions, and it’s so great to see all my stampin’ friends again!  We may start out as strangers at the beginning of the year, but by the end … we have made new friends.  Oh yes, and we have learned some fabulous stampin’ techniques too!

My color pallet for this page was inspired by nature.  Next time you go to the Farmers Market or grocery store, take a close look at the colors … this page was inspired by an eggplant.  I used Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive … and think they look beautiful together.

000_0202

The beautiful stamp used comes from the “Flowering Flourishes” stamp set found on page 118 of our Idea Book & Catalog.  I began with stamping Old Olive ink onto the Old Olive Cardstock … color on color produces a rich and beautiful image.  If you prefer a more subtle image… you can use your VersaMark® pad instead.

I then stamped my image, using the Old Olive onto the white cardstock to really make the image POP!  To highlight the flowers on the stamp, I punched out flowers the “Boho Blossoms” punch.  The Boho Blossom punch can be found on page 183 in the Idea Book & Catalog.

000_0202-B

To add some fun dimension to my flowers … I hold them in the palm of my hand and the push the tip of a pen into the center.  It curls up the petals and leaves a perfect mark for me to place my rhinestone.

Using the rhinestones ( pg.171 / 119246) finishes off the page so perfectly.  This page could be used for “friends”, for a wedding page, your grandmother or mother …. for almost any occasion, and how beautiful.

000_0202

I just used my computer and “Word” to create the verse on the page … each of the white squares are 3 x 3, except for the center and the Elegant Eggplant mat which measures 3-1/4 x 3-1/4.

Don’t forget, you can take this scrapbook page and turn it into a card.  Inspiration for our cards, scrapbook pages and for our color pallets can come from anywhere…. just stop and take a look around you.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

blog closing-small

Love & Laughter …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you had a nice relaxing weekend, or had a great time if you were out and about!  I stayed in my stampin’ room and created some neat projects to share this week.

Yesterday… I said I would be featuring the “I AM ME” designer series paper all this week, so, today is day number one.

As I looked at each pattern, I began to come up with some ideas of what I wanted to do, based on the stamp sets I have.  The paper pattern I used today has simple scallops of white on pool party.  With that …

I chose the “Love and Laughter” stamp set (If you click on the title, you can view the stamp set).  Another set that I had to have, but did not get the chance until now.  I think we all do that, and I hope that I can inspire you to break out those stamp sets you have not used yet.

000_0177

This stamp set is so dainty and beautiful, that I decided to use the “Shimmery White” paper … It has a beautiful shimmer to it, without over powering your images.

Next, I embossed the lower part of the cardstock with the “Delicate Designs” embossing folder.  I thought it added a beautiful touch of texture, and just felt that it belonged on the card.

The Delicate Designs folder comes in a set of 2 … the lace border I used and snowflakes (at least that what I thought they were) and the coordinate with the Large Scallop Edgelits Die on page 188.

I wanted to add a ribbon but it seemed a bit heavy, so I pulled out my “Pool Party Bakers Twine” … just enough to add a pop of color and to draw attention to the embossing.  My apologies … the “Pool Party” is discontinued.

To complete the card, I wanted to add a little “bling” and immediately thought of the gorgeous “Frosted Finishes” Embellishments!  Who said you had to use them just for Christmas cards!  I love it on this card.

Hmmm… we may need a bit more postage for this card, but well worth it!  The bride is going to love it, and I’m sure you’ll impress many in the room.

Here is a list of the ingredients for today’s card ….

 ITEM

PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 128430

$22.95

Love & Laughter – WOOD

 125477

$17.95

Love & Laughter – CLEAR

 130138

$10.95

I Am Me Designer Series Paper

 101910

$7.95

Shimmery White Paper

 132150

$6.95

Frosted Finishes Embellishments

If you do not have a demonstrator, and live in the United States … you can shop at my on-line store 24-7.  Clicking on the item number will take you to my store, and show you a picture of the product and give you a description of the item.  I would be honored to be your demonstrator.

000_0177

Let me know if you like today’s card … I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tomorrow I’ll share a “wheely” fun card, so be sure to stop back for day 2 of the I Am Me – featured Designer Series Paper showcase.

Have a great day!

blog closing-small

New Stamp Set Parade … Day 6

Hello Stampers …

 and a Happy Sunday to you.  Looks like we are in for a beautiful day today (and tomorrow too) before it gets hot and sticky again.

Today our card will be the 6th out of our 7 day new stamp set parade.  Or … should I say cards!  I am showing you two versions of the wedding card I created.  Each will highlight one new In-Color; Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana!

Today’s featured stamp set is: LABEL LOVE
101_1344

I have posted a couple samples using Label Love before, because it is very versatile.  That makes card making a whole lot easier and cost effective… one set, many different cards!  130622L

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: LABEL LOVE (W-130619 / C-130622)

Artisan Label Punch (130920) Coordinates with stamp set

SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUNDLE… the stamp set & punch (W-132723 / C-132722)

BigShot (113439) / Beautifully Baroque Folder (130917)

Punches: Elegant Butterfly (127526) and Bitty Butterfly (129406)

Glue Dots (103683) to adhere the “butterflies”

Basic Pearls (119247) to embellish the “butterflies and ribbon on Cabana Card”

101_1350The pearls were used on the Coastal Cabana card to accent the ribbon and draw your attention to the greeting.

Cardstocks: Coastal Cabana (131297) and Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Coastal Cabana (131175)

Ribbon:  3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim – Coastal Cabana (130024)

101_1353

The pearls used on the Crisp Cantaloupe are delicately placed to highlight the embossing and then onto the greeting as a focal point.

Cardstocks: Crisp Cantaloupe (131298) and Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe (131176)

Ribbon:  3/8″ Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070)

You can shop 24-7 from my on-line store by clicking the link below… or feel free to contact me.

blog insert - shop now

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by …

blog closing-small

Dress Up Day …

Hello Stampers ~

It’s that time of year … prom, graduations, weddings and more!  So, I have the perfect scrapbook page for the girlie side.

I created this page for my “Stamp-n-Scrap” club.  Once I got my hands on the “Dress Up” framelit dies (130101) I fell in love with them… like a little girl with her first Barbie!  It’s dress up day!

102_0966

The “Polka Dot Parade” (126902) Designer Series Paper made it easy for dress up, as did the beautiful pearls (119247) used to “accessorize”.  I borrowed the tulle as an item of the last Holiday Catalog for the little black dress.  The used the “Apothecary Accents” framelit (127003) die to create an illusion of a mirror.  My base colors used are Basic Black and Sahara Sand.

102_0965

To draw your eye around the page, I stamped the beautiful images from the “Flowering Flourishes” stamp set: (C – 126367 / W – 131998).  I think it suits this page so nice… Perfect for a Sweet 16 page!  What do you think?

To balance out the page, the banners were added using the “Polka Dot Parade” Designer Series Paper.  The page is now ready for your pictures.  Choose your layout … and don’t forget to journal.

Here’s a tip:  If this is your daughters Sweet 16 or prom page, let them write down their thoughts for the special event.  Then in years to come those thoughts will trigger the precious memories of that day!

Enjoy your day!

blog closing-small