Sunday, May 10, 2015

SU Big Day Card

Last post of today.   I have some other cards to post but thought I better leave them for another day.  I love this card and decided I wanted to get it posted.  Not only do I love the SU Big Day stamp set, but I absolutely love the DSP Fresh Prints paper stack.  I will miss the 2013-2015 In Colors.  Costal Cabana and Real Red are the best!!  A phenomenal SU Demonstrator has helped me think outside the box with my card designs.  She has helped me to angle shapes and use different shapes all over the card.  She is also the expert at covering little unexpected blemishes.  It was her expertise that led to the beautiful Gorgeous Grunge accents at the top.  Again, the envelope liner is the final wonderful touch.  I am finding it hard to line the envelopes because I feel as if I have to horde my Fresh Prints paper stack.  I don't know what I will do when it is gone. 

Fun with SU From The Herd stamp set

SU's From the Herd stamp set is a winner.  It has really brought out the creativity for all stampers.  This next card took advantage of my favorite animal within the stamp, the llama.  I loved a card pinned from scrapjunkie-becky.  I made some adjustments.  We both used the DSP paper stack.  I love the "keep calm" stamp that I found at Michaels.  I used the SU Word Bubbles Framelits for the statement.  The SU basic metal buttons are really great because they are so flat.  I used Calypso Coral SU baker's twine.   Note the lined envelope.  It just really tops off the card.  I love this llama.

Love is Kindness Birthday Card

Here is the last "tulip" card for now.   I really like the SU Strawberry Slush In Color.   It is beautiful and really makes this card bright.  I think it would have been a bit nicer if I would have used the aqua painters on the tulips instead of the markers but at the time I did not have the stamp pad to use the aqua markers. The embossing folder in the background is the SU Spring Flowers Textured Embossing Folder.  The sequins are from the 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment.  They are really handy as the colors blend well with any of the SU colors.  The ribbon is the SU Melon Mambo 3/8" striped organdy ribbon.  I used the bitty banners birthday stamp and framelits for the message. 

Another Tulip -- SU Love is Kindness card

I apologize for not posting but I will try to catch up now.  As you will quickly note, I have really been using the SU Love is Kindness stamp.  The SU Occasions catalog had so many nice stamps and embossing folders.  I am already looking forward to the Christmas catalog. 

I sent this card to my mother for Mother's Day and while I rarely make the same card twice, I loved this one so much, I made it for my mother-in-law too.  The background is the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions embossing folder.  I cut the tulips out with the ovals collection and then made a pink frame from Pretty in Pink paper with a larger oval.  The tulips are colored with a retired Stamp and Write marker...Pretty in Pink.  The stems are colored with another SU retired color, Garden Green.  The saying is from a retired SU set..."From the Heart" stamp set.  I used the bitty banner framelits and cut out the saying and then cut the one end off flush with the card edge.  The pretty pearls finish off the card. 

SU Love is Kindness -- Birthday, Mother's Day, Thank you...great stamp

I have been very delinquent in catching-up my blog.  I have been busy making thank you cards, birthdays and mothers day cards.  I am finding that the Love is Kindness stamp from the SU Occasions catalog is my "go-to" stamp.  The Spring Flowers Textured Impressions embossing folder is a nice compliment. 

The card below was made with crisp cantaloupe paper and colored using the crisp cantaloupe stamp pad with the aqua painters.  It gives a softer appearance.  A hint of green paper is the pistachio pudding.  The ribbon is the 3/8" Taffeta ribbon in SU Pear Pizzazz.  I wish SU still carried this ribbon it is nice to tie and is a nice width.