Monday, October 17, 2011

Vintage Card - For You

The Elements of Style Stamp Set makes lovely Vintage Cards and I am really happy with the combinations of brown and pink.

Cardstock - Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper - DSP Patterns Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Pink Pirouette, DSP First Edition
Stamps - Elements of Style
Inks - Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette
Punches - Boho Blossoms, Scallop Circle, Circle
Dies - Beautiful Wings
Other - Subtles Brad

Aviary Birthday Card

I just love the Aviary Stamp Set, it is so lovely.  The combination of cages and pedestals can be very stunning!

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
Stamps - Aviary, Bring on the Cake
Inks - Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
Ribbons - 5/8" (1.6cm) Satin Ribbon Early Espresso
Punches - Decorative Label, Word Window
Accessories - Crimper, Regals Brad 

Party Hats Birthday Card

One of the things I love most about Stampin' Up! products is that they are so versatile and can be used in so many different ways.  The Pennant Parade Stamps and Punch are designed to be used as 'flags' but can also be used for so many other things, such as Party Hats.

Cardstock - Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
Stamps - Pennant Parade, Bring on the Cake
Inks - Basic Black, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
Punches - Square

Bright Thank You Card

The Brights range make a stunning Card when used together.

Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black
Patterned Paper - DSP Patterns Daffodil Yellow, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps - Pennant Parade, Faith in Nature (Hostess), Vintage Vogue
Punches - Square
Accessories - Brights Buttons

Simple Christmas Card

A simple design is sometimes the most effective.  This is a Card you could mass-produce very easily as it is quick and easy to make.

Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper - DSP Jolly Holiday (retired)
Stamps - Contempo Christmas, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punches - Modern Label, Word Window
Ribbons - 1/2" (1.3cm) Scallop Dots Ribbon Cherry Cobbler

Male Birthday Card

It can be hard sometimes making a Card for a Male, but this Stamp Set is perfect.  Sadly, it's retired, but I still love it!

Cardstock - Basic Black, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Stamps - To a Classic (retired)
Inks - Basic Black
Punches - Circle
Embossing Folder - Stripes
Dies - Top Note
Accessories - Stampin' Write Markers
Other - Alcohol Marker

Hostess DSP Cheerful Treat

This is a lovely bright and pretty range that lends itself to many uses.  This is a first Birthday Card I made using it.

Cardstock - Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Patterned Paper - Hostess DSP Cheerful Treat
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Inks - Melon Mambo
Punches - Circle, Fancy Flower, Bird Builder
Dies - Beautiful Wings, Scallop Circle
Other - Number from stash

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Simply Stockings Stamp Set & Punches

Did you know Christmas is only (gasp) 12 weeks away?  I know; the horror!!  If you like to make your own Christmas Cards, then you will just love this new Stamp and Punch set available for purchase "early" during October!  It's formal release is in the Summer Mini-Catalogue, but why not take advantage of this offer and get it now!

Better yet, host a qualifying Workshop and get it for FREEEmail me to ask how!

Create something today, you'll love it!
Kelly xx

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Center Step Christmas Card

I have never made one of these before, but am truly happy with the result.

Cardstock - Marina Mist, Old Olive, Whisper White
Patterned Paper - DSP Letters to Santa
Stamps - Contempo Christmas, Curly Cute
Inks - Early Espresso, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Punches - Petite Pennants Builder, Scallop Trim Border
Embossing Folders - Perfect Polka Dots
Other - Basic Jewels Rhinestone

DSP Cheerful Treat (Hostess) Scrapbook Page

The Hostess DSP of Cheerful Treat is so pretty and I love the colors; elegant eggplant and old olive are probably two of my favorite colors and both of these feature very strongly in the design of this DSP.

Cardstock - from stash
Patterned Paper - Patterned DSP, DSP Cheerful Treat (Hostess)
Inks - Elegant Eggplant
Punches - Fancy Flower, Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms
Ribbons - Colored stash from stash, plain string from stash
Dies - Top Notes
Accessories - Regals Buttons & Brads
Other - Basic Jewels Pearl

Sparkly 2D Punch Art Christmas Card

I love using the Shimmer Paint to add sparkles to a project (thanks Miriam for the lesson) as it can make an otherwise relatively plain card look stunning, as does the many different 'punched' shapes and borders you can use.

Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Stamps - Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Inks - Crumb Cake, Real Red, Shimmer Paint Champagne Mist
Punches - Ornament, Scallop Trim Border
Ribbons - Crochet Trim Victoria 5/8" (1.6cm), string from stash

New Simply Stockings Stamp Set & Punches

I sometimes find myself creating Christmas Cards in the 'classical colors', i.e. red & green.  But if you play around with different colors, you will be very pleased with the results.  I am very happy with this 'navy' look.  The design is one I have 'borrowed' from another very creative person (Melissa Davies).

Cardstock - Not Quite of Navy, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Stamps - Stitched Stockings, Curly Cute
Punches - Simply Stockings
Ribbons - 1/4" (6.4mm) Grosgrain Night of Navy
Accessories - Crimper
Other - Basic Jewels Rhinestone

New Simply Stockings Stamp Set & Punches

I just LOVE this new Stamp Set and Punch!  It makes whipping up a Christmas Card easy!

Cardstock - Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Stamps - Stitched Stockings, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Snow Swirled
Inks - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Shimmer Paint Champagne Mist
Punches - Simply Stockings, Modern Label, Word Window
Ribbons - Hemp Twine
Embossing Folders - Square Lattice
Accessories - Regals Brads

Dry and Heat Embossed Christmas Card

I enjoy combining lots of different techniques to make one Card.  This one uses dry and heat embossing and stamping.

Cardstock - Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Patterned Paper - DSP Letters to Santa
Stamps - Snow Swirled
Inks - Old Olive, VersaMark
Ribbons - 1/4" (6.4mm) Grosgrain Old Olive
Accessories - Alcohol Mark from stash Red
Other - Basic Jewels Rhinestone