Monday, September 21, 2015

The Herd here for Halloween

SU "The Herd" just makes me smile. The idea of "the herd" going trick or treating is really great. The paper is the Happy Haunting DSP from the SU Holiday catalog. The witches hat was taken from the little girl in the SU Greeting Card Kids." The glittery bats are possible because of an essential punch from Martha Stewart. The SU glitter paper makes that shine.


Keep stopping by... More to come from the herd.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Shabby Chic Christmas Card

I love cards that encorporate all kinds of paper prints. When I saw this paper from MME I thought it would work well for a Shabby Chic card. Using the SU "Tree" punch worked perfect for the look and it was simple and fast. The SU embellishments made the look. First, the striped very vanilla "Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon" really creates the look. The poinsettia button from the SU holiday catalog "Home for Christmas Designer Buttons" is absolutely beautiful in the middle of the ribbon. The finishing touch was the snowflakes from the 2014 frosted sequins embellishments. I can't wait to mail this card to a friend!


First Christmas notecard with envelope

Wow.... It is always fun to sit down and make the first Christmas card of the season. With the new SU Holiday catalog, And seeing the cards with the "Reason of Being" I got in the mood to pull out an older SU poinsettia stamp...."Wondercolor Winter." This was also my first time to make a square card, 4.5 x 4.5. With the new envelope board, any size card is possible. This card would make a great notecard on a gift or a thank you note after Christmas. It is hard to see in the photo, but the poinsettia is positioned on top of lace circle.... The Hero Arts stamp, "Starburst Lace." The stamp is embossed in white on top of vanilla paper. The poinsettia is embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder on vanilla paper. Gold gemstones were used in the middle of the poinsettia. The beautiful little "believe" statement is from the SU "Good Greetings" stamp set. I sure hope SU comes out with more sayings using that font and size. I love those stamps. I love the potential of the envelope board. Note the pretty little poinsettia on the corner of the envelope.


First Thanksgiving Card

I have been enjoying the Halloween papers and stamps. Yesterday I decided that I wanted to play with some Thanksgiving ideas. I took the lead from my friend, Marlene Heringer who maximized the SU Wonderful Wreath Framelits with her awesome Halloween card with the black glittery wreath. See this beautiful card at "somanytoyssolittletime" blogspot. I stamped the wreath using the wreath stamp from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set in the current SU book. The little acorns are stamped using a retired SU set, "Day of Gratitude." The little leaves are from the current SU Square Pillow Box dies in the holiday catalog. The cute greeting was taken from last years SU Endless Wishes set. Being able to use stamp sets for multiple functions makes me really happy!!




Sunday, September 6, 2015

Happy Halloween

I could not wait for my SU DSP to arrive. Everybody is talking about the new SU Holiday Catalog. It is a great catalog. I really love the Halloween paper and stamps. I had been designing cards in preparation for the arrival of my paper. All sides of the paper go together so well, that it makes card design really fun. I used an assortment of old and new SU stamps. The first card is a monochromatic design with just the DSP and the Sweet Hauntings stamp set.

The next card using the DSP is a bit more colorful and really fun. The spider stamp is from a Hampton Arts stamp set . I love the polka dot DSP and the "hello love" statement is possibly the best part of the card. This stamp is from SU's special stamp set with 2014 Holiday Catalog.

Note the little embellishments of diamonds in the web and the Googly eyes.

I made one other card I have to share. The DSP with the tombstones is really fun so I just couldn't help myself. The tree on this card is a Hero Arts stamp called Scary Tree. The saying is a 1989 Stampendous stamp that I stamped into a Great Impressions stamp bubble. By cutting out the bubble I could cut around the words that did not quite fit in the bubble. The SU word bubbles were not quite big enough. The little pumpkin is Stampotique Originals. The cute little bat was made with a Martha Stewart punch.


Hope you enjoy!! I sure enjoyed making all of them.