Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sweet Thank You

The idea for this sweet thank you was taken from a Pinterest entitled "For the Birds" from  I love using the Adorning Accents embossing folder and edgelit. 
The paper forming the foundation for the card was SU DSP Summer Starfruit.  The flowers were created using a 2006 Shades of Nature stamp.  As already mentioned the SU Adorning Accents edgelit and embossing folders were used to create the beautiful edge.  Lastly, SU white organza ribbon was used to create the bow.  This ribbon was available on the clearance rack recently. 

Patriotic eagle congratulatory card

A friend of mine was promoted to Colonel.  I wanted to make her a card that included an eagle.  The background of the card was created with the SU Lucky Stars Textured Embossing Folder.  The cut-out star was made with SU Star Framelit set and the smaller star inside the framelit as well as the one to the side was made with the SU small star punch.  The tiny star was created using Martha Stewart's star confetti punch.  The eagle stamp is from Stacy Stamps and is entitled "Freedom."  The Hooray stamp is from the SU stamp set "Sumthin' Sumthin."  The oval was created using SU's small oval punch.  I love the card and thank she will like it. 

Thank you for a Navy Servicemember

I recently retired from the Air Force and I needed to make lots of thanks you.  Some of my thank you cards were for Navy members.  I wanted to come up with a card that included blue and gold.  The only element of this card that I do not particularly like is the ribbon running through the open star.  The only option for this would have been to cut a white star the same size of the cut-out star to put behind it.  I may still do this.  Stampin Up (SU) Stripes and the Lucky Stars Textured embossing folders were used on the white paper.  The blue paper is Night of Navy as is the star created with the SU Star framelit.  The thank you is a non-SU stamp and I could not read the end of the stamp.  The ribbon from the SU Best Year Ever free accessories from the 2015 Sale-A-Brations catalog.  The small star was created with the SU small star punch and the glitter paper.  I hope my Navy colleague enjoys his card.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Big Day Birthday message

Given that I have four brothers with two having birthdays in March....I had to get busy stamp'in.  I did not want to give both brothers the same cards so I came up with this birthday card design using the SU "Big Day" stamp set from the Sale-A-Brations options.  This is the neatest stamp set with so many options for stamping.  This card was really fun because I was able to use the Fresh Prints DSP series.  My SU Demonstrator has turned me into a believer.  The colors featured within the Fresh Prints DSP series are some of my favorites.  The primary color in the card is Coastal Cabana wth accents in real red.  It may be hard to see in the picture but the cake has a glitter coating using SU Iridescent ice embossing powder.  The banners were created with the SU framelit banner set.

Happy Birthday from "From the Herd"

Two of my four brothers have birthdays in March.  One of the two brothers is my twin.  The Herd stamp set is perfect for wishing a happy birthday to one of my brothers as both brothers are farm and ranchers in Kansas.  They manage a ranch with over 300 head of cattle.  Admittedly, their herd does not look like that within "the herd."  However, I think my oldest brother will enjoy the well wishes from a cute group of a goat, water buffalo (I think), a pig, a funny bird and a spirited llama. 

I love this SU stamp set because it just makes you feel good when you see this silly faces.  Framing of the faces make them even cuter.  The card was made with the In Color of Pistachio Pudding and black.  I embossed the top layer of the card with the "Decorative Dots" textured impressions folder.  The stamped image of the Herd was framed with the Oval Collection from the SU Framelits.  The Happy Birthday message also from the herd stamp set was highlighted by using the SU Word Bubbles Framelits.  I think this card took advantage of some of Stamp'in Up's best items.