Monday, February 17, 2014

Hello Sweet Friend

So lately, I've been trying to make some cards using more of my Stampin' Up products. I actually made this card last weekend but am just getting around to posting it.

I stamped the SU Flowering Flourishes stamp each Cryogen White panel in different inks from the Subtles Collection: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, and Pool Party. The card base and sentiment are both Early Espresso. The "Hello Sweet Friend" sentiment is from the Six-Sided Sampler set.

The itty bitty butterflies are punched from Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, and Soft Sky cardstock and popped up with dimensionals. Two tiny pearls finish off each butterfly. Here's a close-up:

I'm really pleased with the way this card turned out. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Last-Minute Valentines

I had every intention of getting this card posted last night to share with you all, just in time for Valentine's Day, but I was busy most of the night making last-minute valentines for my toddler's pre-school class. I had asked the Center Director a couple days ago if the younger kids were having a party so I could be prepared and was told only the big kids... Then last night when my son got home, there was note from his teacher on his daily sheet that they were having a party and exchanging snacks the very next day!!

The valentines did turn out super cute!

The M&M treats were for the teachers and the Teddy Grahams were for the kids. I cut the 3-inch teddy bears on my Cricut using the Create-A-Critter 2 cartridge. The sentiment tag says, "I'm Beary Glad We're Friends" from the SP&Co. Love Balloons Teddy stamp set. I used the SU Hexagon Punch to cut the banner ends of each strip of SU Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

OK... so finally, here is the card I wanted to share with you this week. I made these cards last weekend and mailed them out to family yesterday. Half of them should have gotten to their destination today. The ones mailed to Canada will take a little longer unfortunately.

I used my Ultimate Grunge stamp set by Tim Holtz for the cracked glass background. The script on the large heart was stamped on Cryogen White card stock and then the hearts and black shadow were cut on my Cricut (Plantain Schoolbook) using the Roly Poly setting. The ink and smaller heart coordinate with SU Melon Mambo ink and cardstock. The sentiment on the card base and smaller heart is from the SU Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. Here's a close-up:

Even though this post is a little later than I expected, I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day and had a chance to spend some quality time with loved ones.

Other Supplies (not mentioned above):
SU 1x8 Cellophane Bag

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Quick and Easy Pink/Orange Color Combo

Hey, there! I have a quick and easy card to share with you for Pink and Orange Color Combo Week over at SP and Company. I simply masked off a section of the card using my handy dandy Post-It full adhesive roll and stamped various hearts from the Little Hearts Mini stamp set in different colors and then added a sentiment. It's such a versatile card style for any occasion! See my other card here.

I threw in a few itty bitty rhinestones to add a little bling.  Here's a close-up:

Unfortunately, this will be my last design team post for SP and Company. As many of you know, the company is shifting its focus to mostly digital products so the design team is also coming to an end. I  had somewhat of a short run on the design team but have really enjoyed sharing my designs with each of you. If you're anything like me, inspiration is certainly contagious in the crafty world. I do hope you will continue to subscribe to my blog, like me on Facebook and follow me on Pinterest.

Thanks for your support!

SP Stamps: Zig Zag Heart & Sentiments Mini; Little Hearts Mini
SU Ink: Strawberry Slush; Tangerine Tango
Paper: Cryogen White; Strawberry Slush & Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Embellishments: Mini Rhinestones
Other: Post-It Full Adhesive Roll

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Scarf and Snowflakes

My 6-year-old daughter received a surprise package in the mail the other day with a handmade scarf made by her friend's grandmother. It was the perfect purple color! Together, we created this thank you card for her:

I made the card and my daughter took care of the rest:

Stamps: Endless Wishes (SU); Labels4Cutting (TSOL)
Cardstock: Cryogen White; Coastal Cabana; Perfect Plum (SU)
Embellishments: Rhinestones
Technique: Masking

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Birthday Wishes "Fore" My Hubby

Today, I have a card to share with you that I made for my husband's birthday yesterday. I had to hold off on posting this card until after he opened his birthday presents last night. This is the Fore stamp by Sugar Nellie. I accidentally came across him online and thought he was adorable! The perfect stamp for my golfer hubby too.

The Cryogen White A2 card base is layered with dark blue textured cardstock from my stash, and a tag cut from patterned cardstock in the 6x6 Rough & Tumble pad by Carta Bella. The patterned cardstock had a lot to do with the color scheme I used and it coordinated very well with the golfer's sweater vest. To add interest, the sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Bermuda Bay banner before I embossed it with stripes. The golfer and tee were cut out and secured with glue dots. The tag is popped up with SU dimensionals.

Here are a few more close-ups:

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E-50/53/55/57 + 59 (Hair)

Stamps: Fore (Sugar Nellie); Sentiment (TSOL)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Cryogen White; Bermuda Bay (SU); Rough & Tumble (Carta Bella)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Interactive Cards Week

This week at SP & Company, the design team is showcasing interactive cards.  I have a slider birthday card to share with you that is a modified version of a card I shared a couple weeks ago.


I used the Cheerleader stamp by Gill Roberts for my focal point and Certified Awesome & Additions stamp sets for the sentiment.  When you pull the tab at the top of the card, the sentiment slides out.

I made a few modifications to this card from the tutorial I found on Pinterest.  You can see my other slider card here.  This card base is cut at 4-1/4 x 5 inches so that with the 1/2-inch tab at the top the card will still fit into an A2 envelope.  I left off the "double" slider and I secured the slider front to a folding card base so there would be plenty of room to write a message on the inside.

The cheerleader is colored with Copics aside from her red top and boots.  I paper pieced them to match the red striped mat.  Here's a close-up:

The diamond satin shell gray ribbon came in my December monthly kit from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  If you look closely in the photo above, I stamped the diamond background of the sentiment with Memento London Fog ink to coordinate with the ribbon.  The bow was tied with my Bow-It-All.

These slider cards are pretty awesome! You should definitely try it sometime!  I hope you join us during Interactive Cards Week.  Link up your creations on the SP Blog and checkout the other cool cards the design team has to share.

Hair: Y23/YR23/E35
Top/Boots: Paper Piecing

SP Stamps: Certified Awesome; Certified Awesome Additions; Cheerleader - Gill Roberts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & London Fog; SU Real Red
Dies: Certified Awesome (SP); Label Stacklets 3 (TE)
RRR Ribbon: Diamond Satin Shell Gray