Thursday, June 30, 2011

June stamp-a-stack - triple flower punch

This was a quick card for the evening also.  These new style punches are such a great addition to the already amazing punches Stampin' Up! offers.  this punch can do triple duty - literally.
.This punch makes quick work of making fun flowers for any card design.  If you partner it with the stamp set Bold Blossom, it is a great card.  

I used the colors Daffodil Delight,Melon Mambo and Old Olive.  See how easy this card was?  I punched out once with Daffodil Delight and once with Melon Mambo and layered them together to make a super quick flower.  I used one part of the punched shapes to create a border for my stamped piece and accented with some retired Melon Mambo pom pom trim. (It is so fun!  I miss it.)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June stamp-a-stack

I struck again with the boats!  I love this set The Open Sea.  This card was one of favorites of all time.  The colors were inspired by the Designer Series Paper - Night of Navy and Early Espresso.
It also featured a definition from the set Define Your Life.  I will miss that set once it retires!

The second card is a very simple one with the new Flower Garden impressions folder - I saw this card on a blog and decided it was a quick addition to the evening.
Just a quick bit of ink to accent the flower and a strip of ribbon make this a card done in a flash.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

May Stamp-a-stack - clear block stamping

This card was done to teach a little technique that is a great way to add a focal point to a simple stamp.  You simply ink up your acrylic block on any stamp pad and stamp directly onto your card.  With this card, it is done in Not Quite Navy to back the stamp Sail Away.  The ship stamps in the Stampin' Up! summer mini have taken me by surprise; I am drawn to them!
To finish off the card, I used the spiral border punch which is sadly being retired this week.  I love that border and will miss it dearly~! There was a little bakers twine accent and a sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set; that set is a MUST have!  The Designer series paper was from the Summer Mini Catalog also - Nautical Expressions.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

May stamp-a-stack - Strength and Hope swirl

I saw a stamped gift set on Stampin' Addicts by Betty T and was so struck with the Swirly Sizzlets border Die on her gift set here that I wanted to replicate the feminine feel.  I came up with this card
The colors were Sahara Sand for the card base and Pink Pirouette and Rose Red for the pinks.  I loved the little touch of bling with the Rhinestones.  The focal point stamping in the center was punched around with the scallop trim border and corner punches.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

May Stamp-a-stack - Strength and Hope CASE

Here are the cards that were made at the May Stamp-a-stack.  I used some of the new sets from the Summer Mini Catalog.  First was this card using Strength and Hope I saw on Wendy Hawkinson's blog.  I changed the colors but her card was the inspiration for it.
I used 2010-11 In Colors - Peach Parfait, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz for the inks and cardstocks.  I added a little tag from the Tiny Tags set to complete the card.  The background was stamped and then run through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Impressions folder.

Monday, June 13, 2011

May club day 2 -

The next 2 cards were both from new items in the Summer Mini Catalog.  We had to have a Father's Day card ready for the men in our lives, so I used the new set Best Dad Ever and made a Joy fold card.  The ladies loved the look and the simplicity!
The colors we used were Not quite Navy, Garden Green and More Mustard.  I had them color the ties individually as they are all on one stamp, then we used a sentiment from Oval All and added a bit of texture to the front left flap with the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder.

The last card from the Summer Mini catalog featured the striking set The Open Sea.  I am so driven to this set - Stampin' Up!  really hit the mark with this set!  I CASE'd this one from the mini catalog - thanks designers!

The colors on this one were inspired by the Designer Paper Nautical Expedition.  Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler.  I think this card may be the graduation cards for all the graduates in my life this year!  (well, I thought they might - but haven't gotten them out yet!)  The greeting was from Word Play again!  I also used the Postage Stamp punch - NEW FABULOUS punch!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Little Behind

Ok - so make that a LOT behind - May was so ridiculously busy I am finally starting to dig out from the mess!  So, I will start with May's Stampin' Up! Stamp club.  We had a great time at Tracy's house making some wonderful cards with NEW items from the Summer Mini catalog.

The first card was a simple one - it wasn't with new product, but fast!  It used Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (love that set!)  The colors are Tempting Turquoise and Peach Parfait.  The sentiment is from the set On Your Birthday.

The second card we made was also simple - a little bling wedding card using the set Word Play.  We punched out a square with the Ribbon Border Punch out of Marina Mist CS and ran a white ribbon around the card and added a little 'bling' with a rhinestone jewel!  VIOLA!