Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scraps Thinking of You Card

This dark cardstock is from SU, as is the lavender, and the white is from Walmart. Used scrap green paper for the backing to the floral piece. Used the SU stamp set "Sweet Dreams" for the floral piece. I stamped the flowers with StazOn Dove Gray and then used markers to color in the flowers. The grassy area is colored in with a color pencil. Then I used Spellbinders Large Rectangle dies for that. Used ribbon from the stash. The lavender piece is embossed with the QuicKutz Geometric Circles folder in the Cuttlebug. Decided to make my own label holder so I used the SU Word Window punch and then I used the SU slit punch and made a label. The greeting stamp is from Hero Arts and I used SU lavender ink for that. Pop dots are behind the label and the floral piece for dimension.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Butterflies and Bunny Card

This card is on blue cardstock from Stampin' Up, white from Walmart, and the dot print is from DCWV. I used the Martha Stewart butterfly border punch for the scrap blue piece behind the bunny. On the bottom of that piece I then used the SU scallop punch. Used lavender ribbon from my stash. Used a bunny stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs and used colored pencils to color him in. Then used the Spellbinders Large Scallop Circle die for the blue piece behind the bunny. For the bunny piece I used the Spellbinders Large Circle die. The "wishing you..." stamp is from Dandelion Designs and I used ink from SU for that. Used the SU tag punch for that. Brad is from my stash. Pop dots are behind the bunny piece and the tag for dimension.

Foil Bunny Card

Card is on cardstock from Stampin' Up, white from Walmart, and the bunny print paper is from ProvoCraft. I used a small bunny embossing folder from Sizzix for the bunny. I got that in a lot set of misc stamps from Ebay. I used white cardstock and ran it through the Xyron for the adhesive and then put it sticky side down on the foil. Then I cut it down to size, ran it through the Cuttlebug for embossing. Then using the Large Labels from Spellbinders I cut the foil bunny piece. Using a matching larger die I cut the purple piece to put behind the bunny. Added a layered flower and he is done. Then using two ribbons I put those behind the bunny piece. At the bottom of the card on the white piece I used the Stampin' Up scallop punch for the bottom edge. Using a scrap piece of blue cardstock I punched the edge of that with the punch. When I put these two pieces together I 'offset' them so you can just see the blue piece. The "Easter Wishes" is a SU stamp and I used the SU Lovely Lilac ink for that. Used an oval punch and also a scalloped oval punch for the greeting. Pop dots are behind the bunny and also the greeting for dimension.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Spring! Card

This card is on yellow cardstock from Stampin' Up and I used white cardstock from Walmart. The yellow checked and the green checked papers are from Making Memories. I used a flower stamp from Great Impressions and I colored that with markers. I then lightly spritzed that with a water mister. Then I stamped it and set it aside to dry. Using two large circle punches I made a white circle and a green circle. Put those together and I put clear crystals from Hobby Lobby on that. The "Happy Spring" is a stamp from Ebay and I used SU Green Galore ink for that. Two circle punches were used for that and a brad from my stash. Please note that I cut the yellow checked paper on the diagonal unlike the green checks. Pop dots were used behind the floral piece for dimension.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Egg Day Card

Card is on blue cardstock from Stampin' Up and the white is from Walmart and the print is from my stash. I used the bunny stamp from Whipper Snappers and I used color pencils for that. Then used the egg die from Spellbinders to cut and emboss that piece. Used a stamp from American Art for the "Happy Egg Day" and I  used the SU Lovely Lilac ink for that. Used a circle punch for that and then a larger scalloped punch and used a brad from the stash. The yellow strip across the card is made with the Stampin' Up Ribbon Dotted Scallop punch and I put that on a piece of lavendar paper from the scrap file. Pop dots are behind the bunnies and the greeting circle for dimension.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Treasure Card

This card is on rust cardstock from Stampin' Up. Used white from Walmart. Used a pkg of three cling stamps from Hampton Art for G Studios at Michaels for this card. Charm is also from Michaels. Used SU Really Rust ink for this card. The "treasure" stamp is from Hero Arts. Needed string this rust color for this card and did not have any so I used white crochet cotton and dragged it across the ink pad to get color on that.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Foil Spring Card

This card is on YoYo Yellow cardstock from Stampin' Up. The turquoise paper is also from them. The white paper is Walmart. This card has an embossed piece and that is white cardstock that I ran thru the Xyron and then I put that--adhesive side down--on the back side of a piece of aluminum foil. Then I trimmed the foil to the edge of the white paper*** and put this in a Cuttlebug embossing folder that I got with a load of Stampin' Up stamps and supplies on Craig's List. Once I embossed it I carefully trimmed this piece to the size that I wanted to use. I then took a stamp from Stampendous that would go with the embossing folder and I stamped the flowers stamp on the white cardstock with clear VersaMark and then chalked the flowers. Once done I took a similiar flower stamp from a SU Hostess Stamp set " Fall Flair" and filled in around the other flowers. Used the VersaMark again and chalked that flower as well. Once done I trimmed that piece to size and put it on the turquoise paper. The "Happy Spring" stamp is from one lot of stamps from Ebay and there is no manufacturer name on that. Used the SU Bermuda Bay ink for that and sponged the edges of the tag. To make the tag I used the Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio die. Used yellow ribbon from my stash. The butterflies are from scrap paper from the scrap file box and I used the Martha Stewart multi butterfly punch for them. Used pearls from Hobby Lobby on those. Pop dots are behind the tag for dimension. *** When working with foil always cut the piece bigger than the actual piece you need and handle it with care so it will not tear.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Warm Hello Card

This card is on pink cardstock from Stampin' Up. The dark pink is also theirs. Used white cardstock from Walmart. Scored the light pink paper for the card and cut paper off the front bottom to allow for the dark pink scalloped piece. Used a Martha Stewart decorative scallop punch for that piece. Used orange dot ribbon from the stash. On the white piece of cardstock I used clear VersaMark ink on flower stamps from the Stampin' Up set Greenhouse Gardens. Stamped them randomly on the white paper and then used chalks to color them in. Once they were all done I used the Pink Passion ink from SU for the small four petal flower and I stamped that all over the chalked flowers. I then used the Cuttlebug embossing folder "With Gratitude" and ran the white piece through the Cuttlebug. Once done I trimmed this piece to the size I needed. The "a warm hello" stamp is stamped with SU Only Orange ink. Used a Fiskars oval punch and a SU scalloped oval punch for the greeting tag. Pink crystals are from Hobby Lobby. Used a circle punch and punched out orange scrap paper for the orange circles under the pink crystals to the side of the floral piece. Pop dots were used behind the greeting label.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Just Because -- Wreath Card

This card is on green cardstock and Barely Banana yellow, both by Stampin' Up. The plaid paper for the border in the center of the card is from my stash and I used the EK Success Chinese Knot Chain punch for that. The bottom part of the card I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder which I had cut apart long ago for borders. This one is the Swiss Dots folder. I used a stamp from Savvy Stamps "just because" for the greeting label and I used Stampin' Up Old Olive ink for that. I used two stamps from Stampin' Up for the label--Word Window punch and the Modern Label punch. The green crystals are from Hobby Lobby. The bow on the wreath is a punch from Martha Stewart and I used a branch/sprig punch for the pieces under the bow. To make the circle to 'build' the wreath on I used a 2 3/4 inch circle punch and then used a 3 inch circle punch over that and it came out as a 1/4 circle. This is what I used to build the wreath on and it also helps to keep your wreath a true circle. Now for the wreath---what is it made of? It is the branches from the 2 Step Bird punch from Stampin' Up. Punched it from scrap papers from the scrap file box. Pop dots were used behind the greeting label for dimension.

Bird Wings -- Tulips Card

This card is inspired by 'csmilham' on Splitcoast and her card is entitled "Cased Red Tulips". I used green cardstock from Stampin' Up, red is from Hobby Lobby, green and white print is by Mara-Mi, and the floral print at the bottom of the card is Basic Gray. Used scrap paper from the scrap file for the tulips and the petals for the flowers. Used Marvy large punches for the scalloped circle and white circle. Used a white Signo pen for the dots on the green scallop piece. Ribbon is from my stash and for the bow I used the BowEasy. Pop dots are behind the scallop piece for dimension.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Friends Card

Card is on hot pink cardstock from Stampin' Up. The white paper is from Walmart and the floral print is from Hobby Lobby. The dotted paper is from Making Memories. Used the "Friends" stamp from Inkadinkado and stamped that with SU Wild Wasabi ink. Sponged the edges of that label. The hot pink back piece to the label is made with a Labels 8 die from Spellbinders. Used their Classic Ovals for the "Friends" oval. Using a small tab punch from SU I punched a hole in the label for the ribbon and bow. Used the QuicKutz embossing folder Geometric Circles for the floral piece behind the label. The clear crystals are from Hobby Lobby. Used pot dots behind the label for dimension.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Faux Quilt Card

Had seen a card on Splitcoast "002_by_SueJones" so I thought I would give it a try. This card is on Old Olive cardstock from Stampin' Up and the Vanilla cardstock is from SU as well. Used printed paper from Hobby Lobby for the paper rows and flowers. Used the "Nesting Flowers" dies from QuicKutz for the flowers. Leaves were made with a leaf punch from Martha Stewart. Used SU Old Olive ink to sponge the edges of the Vanilla cardstock and the edges of the printed papers. Once everything was positioned and adhered to the Vanilla piece I then used the "Kassie's Brocade" embossing folder by Cuttlebug and ran this through the machine. The tied string is white crochet cotton that I pulled across the Old Olive ink pad to color. Used a label punch from SU for the greeting label and "happiness" is a stamp from a set of stamps from 2006 from SU. Used the Old Olive ink for that. The rust round dots on the greeting label are from Joanns. Pop dots were used behind the greeting label for dimension.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Friends Card

This card is made with papers from SU--Used the SU 2 Step Bird Punch and punched out different colors of brown scrap papers to make the birds, wings, and branches. Used Vanilla cardstock for that and put the birds and branches in the Xyron and then placed them on the paper. Using the Moroccan embossing folder I put this through the Cuttlebug. Then using a "friends" stamp from Stampin' Up I used Close to Coca ink for that and cut out the label. Used a round hole punch for the two brown dots on the label.  Pop dots are behind the greeting label for dimension.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Birds on the Branch Card

This card is on black cardstock from Stampin Up. Used black Pearls paper from Joanns--the shimmer black paper. The gold metal piece I got with other craft supplies on Craig's List. It is light weight Brass from American Art. I embossed it using the Cuttlebug "Leafy Branch" embossing folder. When working with this you need to remember it is a metal so be careful. ALSO when trimming it with the paper cutter use an older blade as you do not want to ruin a new one. I used double sided Scotch tape on the back of the metal piece to adhere it to the Pearls black piece. The birds are made with the Stampin' Up Two Step Bird punch. I punched one out of the Pearls paper and the other is out of flocked black paper from Hobby Lobby. Interchanged the wings and branches. The crystals for the eyes are from Hobby Lobby. Used black ribbon from the stash jar for the ribbon piece and the bow.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Easter Greetings Card

This card is on green cardstock from Stampin' Up. Used two yellow papers from them as well. Used scrap print papers for the patchwork piece. (Cut those pieces the same size and put them side by side to the size I needed. Taped the top of those pieces to the work table. Then wove the rest of the papers horizontally until the piece was finished. Cut a piece of white cardstock to size and put adhesive on that---put that under the
woven piece to give it stability. Cut it into a square and then put this piece with the egg die in the Cuttlebug to cut. Did not emboss the edges. **Always weave a larger piece than you need and then cut it to a larger size then you need for the Spellbinders shape.)  Used the Egg dies from Spellbinders for the patchwork egg shape and the yellow egg shape. Used the SU Ribbon Dotted Scallop punch for the green piece behind the basket circle. Used lavender trim from my stash. Used a circle and a scallop punch from SU for the basket piece. The basket is from a SU set of stamps "Hello Spring" that I got on Ebay. Used SU black ink for that and colored it and the eggs with markers. Sponged SU YoYo Yellow ink on the egde of the circle piece. The greeting stamp "Easter Greetings" is a stamp from Hero Arts and I used SU Lovely Lilac ink for that.