Sunday, July 26, 2009

King For A Day Card

I needed a card for my 23 yr old nephew's birthday. What kind of card would someone his age like? I decided to use my new "Card Game" stamps from Stampin Up.

The suits DP is Stampin Up's Jackpot. I inked the edges with River Rock and stamped the birthday wishes from Sincere Salutations.

The black cardstock was run through the Cuddlebug using one of the new embossing folders called diamonds.

The gold scallop was punched with the EK Success Card Suits border punch. I also punched the border punch in red then took the shapes and glued them onto the center of the diamonds.

I added a black ribbon and some red buttons for an accent.

I stamped the King for a Day using stazon black then colored with markers. I used a glitter pen also, but it doesn't show up very well. I created a red mat for the center card and used pop dots to put it on the card.


The inside is a computer generated sentiment. I used the Stampin Up Wheel to create the red suits on the cardstock. Since it didn't want to stamp cleanly I decided to go with that and tore a hole in the center and inked the edges with River Rock to give the whole thing a distressed look.

Not wanting to waste anything I used the shapes left over from punching the gold scallop and randomly glued them to the inside also.

Sure hope he likes it. You never know with guys!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Roses In Winter

I found a very nice Stampin Up stamp set at a garage sale called Roses In Winter. It is a retired set from 2003 and it is also a 2-step set. Since this is my newest passion I used this set to create a card for my Mother's 80th birthday.


The rose was stamped using Stampin Up's Lovely Lilac. I stamped off twice with the large rose and smooshed it 1/4 turn to the right. Then I stamped off once with the medium rose and smooshed it also. Finally I stamped the center (didn't stamp off) with a smoosh. I like how it blurs the edges. The stems were stamped with Mint Melody and again with River Rock. I stamped off once for both of them.

I used versamark and stamped the stems on the background cardstock. This is Prism cardstock called Medium Willow.

I added a strip of Basic Grey DP and inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Add ribbon, lace and brads to finish up the card. (The picture is a little dark, it is very pretty in person)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

My Stampin Up order came in!

I just received my latest Stampin Up order and was so excited to try my new Stamp-a-ma-jig. This tool is just a blast to use, and so easy! I picked up a couple of older stamp sets at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago. I made this simple card using a retired stamp set called Definately Decorative Daisy. It is a 2-step set from 2000. If you haven't tried 2-step stamping I highly recommend it.


I used Prism cardstock in Papaya Puree Light and Papaya Puree Dark. The daisy background was stamped using Groovy Guava. Then I stamped the petal outlines in Chocolate Chip. I cut out the flower and added a button with rust colored floss. The stem, leaves, and bee were all stamped directly onto the cardstock. Of course I added some yellow stickles to give the bee some bling and a lace border at the bottom.

I wanted to try the smaller flower that came with this set so I used that on the inside.


The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms. I think I'll send this to a friend of mine just to brighten up her day. Hope she likes it!

Busy, busy, busy....

I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. Things have been so hectic around here. I had to prepare for a yard sale this weekend and have also been working on invitations for a Tupperware Bingo night I am hosting.

The invites came out very cute (if I do say so myself!) LOL I used the cricut and cut the letters out using the Keystone font. I love the nice block letters. A lot of pop dots on each layer of the bingo ball to give it that 3-d effect. The inside was computer generated, printed onto white cardstock and matted to match.