Sunday, October 19, 2014

Decorative Dots and Big Buttons -- a great thank you

I love buttons especially large buttons.  I have had these buttons from Stampin Up for awhile, they were part of the In Color (2010-2012) accessories that matched pear pizzazz, concord grape and the non-In Color, rich razzleberry .  They look great in the middle of large ribbon.  They look even better when they can stand alone.  Using SU Decorative Dot embossing folder provides a great background.  Behind the white paper is the new SU Pistachio Pudding and behind this, a kraft paper.  The SU Word Bubble framelits have become my "go-to" item. The "thank you" looks perfect in a word bubble.  The thank you phrase I gained in a stamp store sell-out.  I am afraid that I cannot read the company.


Bread and Wine

While my husband was in Germany, he stayed with a long-time friend on the Mosel River.  He has a beautiful winery...great tasting wines and German food.  I wanted to make a simple, yet beautiful thank you for him.  I think this card fits the bill.  I used the SU Studio Sketches stamp set.  It was a hostess stamp set.  I then just stamped it on simple white cardstock with SU elegant eggplant cardstock framing the stamp.  The simple thank you stamp is from  I am always on the lookout for great little word stamps. 

Texas Forever

My husband just returned from a trip to Germany where he stayed with friends and distant relatives.  He asked me to make some thank you cards and I thought it would be fun to make cards with Texas themes.  The following two cards were made using the Deadbeat Designs "Texas Forever" stamp.  I have used this stamp to create Christmas ornaments and endless TX-themed cards.  The background for the card was created using SU Gorgeous Grunge.  That stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites.  For years I have attempted to get a "splattered" paint look on my cards using various methods.  This stamp set is the best.  The paper forming the base of the cards is from Authentique..6x6 bundle called Pride.

The first card was stamped using SU Night of Navy and an older SU color...Ballet Blue for the TX stamp.  The red splatters were stamped with SU Cherry Cobbler and to get a bit redder color for the star, I used another older SU color...Ruby Red.  Added for sparkle were two red embellishments.

The second TX card is very similar...using a different paper from the authentique bundle and some slightly different SU colors that went better with the paper color.  The red within the splatters as well as the star were using SU Ruby Red.  The blue is SU Ballet Blue.  The stars are sticker embellishments.

Another Banner Thank You Card

I was able to get not one but two thank you cards made last night.  The second thank you card also uses the SU Banner framelits.  The stamp is from the SU Yippee-Skippee set.  A big thank you again to my demonstrator for lending it to me.  The paper is SU Pool Party and Basic Black.  The button that was from last year's Celebration catalog added the perfect touch with the black cord.  The velvet ribbon added a soft touch. 

Banners and Thank You

My stamp'in buddies and I were able to stamp last night.  We had a great time as always.  My focus was on creating thank you cards.  I created two cards using SU's Banner framelits; and while I thought it was going to be trying to come up with a masculine card, I am happy with the colors and final product.  I used Night of Navy and a kraft paper.  The ink is Night of Navy and the thank you stamp is from the SU bitty banners set.  The larger banner is embossed with the SU Decorative Dots. A special thank you to my demonstrator and dear friend that provided the perfect accent with the SU Candy Dots in Night of Navy and Crumb Cake. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Endless Wishes

I have been waiting on pins and needles for my Endless Wishes stamp set's arrival.  It is even better than I had imagined.  The stamps are simple and crisp.  It creates a nice whimsical snowflake.  To add to the fun, I used the  Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper.  It may be their best ever.  The expresso twine adds to the whimsical nature of the card as does the Frosted Sequins.  I think Stampin Up knocked it out of the park this year. 

Linen Ribbon and Embellishments

The Cherry Cobbler Linen Ribbon is the star of this card.  It is absolutely beautiful.  This picture does not do it ample justice.  The card also offered an opportunity to use the "Frosted Sequins" from the Stamp'in Up 2014 Holiday Catalog.  I am finding that the sequins work on almost every winter card. 
The holly stamp adds to the beauty of this card.  I borrowed the stamp from a friend, and did not catch the company. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

More fun for Halloween

I love making Halloween cards.  The stamps and the various cut-outs are so fun.  The cute paper is from Paper Studio and the tree and spider stamp are from Hero Arts.  The cute bat is a cut out from Martha Stewart.  Although they may not be readily visible, I used the "Cloudy Day" textured impressions embossing folder from Stampin Up for the sky.  I am considering using this card for a birthday wish too....October is a great month for a birthday. 

World Card Making Day Fun

My friend, visiting from Idaho and I have had a fun day of card making.  We have been making Halloween, Christmas and birthday cards.  Some of the Halloween cards are doubling as birthday cards as I have lots of family that are all celebrating birthdays in October.  I made this card for a birthday.  The little girl on the pumpkin is from the Stampin Up "Greeting Card Kids" set.  The background  is embossed by the Textured Impressions Stripes folder.  I am finding that the Word Bubbles Framelits set is my go-to set for creating the look.  The "for you" statement is from the "A Word for You" stamp set.