Saturday, March 7, 2009

Because nice matters

To start with a funny story....Duane asked if he could keep this card by the bed for the nights that I wake up and tell him to stop eating candy in bed - hahaha! Funny how loud a candy wrapper is when you are sleeping...

It is also a sketch challenge on, although I went with circles instead of squares...

Anyway...I just LOVE this color combination, and was something that I never would have picked on my own. Even though this designer paper is in a package with a bunch of pastels, you can totally pair it with a bold bright!! The flower is cut out (yes, not my favorite thing to do) and from Simply Said and the sentiment is a Hostess Level One Sweet Little Sentiments.

Stamp Set:
Sweet Little Sentiments, Simply Said
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Delicate Dots Designer Paper, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Silver Brads, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Val and Sue!

Oh boy! Can you believe there is another birthday at the firm? Geesh - it seems like there is one about every other week. I suppose with 20 employees, the math kinda works out that way....

Both cards are twice the size of normal cards (a whole sheet of cardstock folded in half to make the card) since so many of us have to sign them.

The first card is a style I have used before, only this time I did it mono-chromatic, which I think is a very elegant look. Sue just loves purple, so I pulled out all the purple ink I have to bring this card together. I did find out that I don't have any Stampin' Up! ribbon....and that the only purple ribbon they sell is Elegant Eggplant? Guess I better be getting some of that....

Here is a shot with the vellum turned up at the corner. The vellum does a good job of muting the bold colors from underneath! I just love how the Simply Said stamp set looks underneath the vellum!!

Stamp Set: Simply Said, Party Hearty
Ink: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Black Stayzon
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Vellum, Whisper White
Accessories: Brads, Purple Ribbon (non-SU!)

The second card is for Val (or Shaniqua, depending on who you are). She is bold, loud and I thought the designer paper from the Good Morning Sunshine fit perfectly! I used the Gatefold card, which is really easy to do, and looks super cool!

Stamp Set: Congrats (SAB)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Summer Sun
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Brad, Boho Punch, Dimensionals, Good Morning Sunshine Designer Paper
Technique: Sponging

Hope you like the birthday cards!

Pun Fun Birthdays

So my bestest gal pal asked if I would make some kid type birthday cards for her 'stash' and how could I resist. Lyns is a stay at home mom, and doesn't have the time to make her own cards, so I supply them for her as a renewing birthday present - great deal, right?

When she asked for kid birthday cards, I just knew I would use the Pun Fun set. They are so super duper cute, and have such fun sayings that I think kids would get a kick out of!

Stamp Set: Pun Fun
Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Kraft, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Delicate Dots Designer Paper (SAB), So Saffron Ribbon (SAB), Dimensionals

Stamp Set:
Pun Fun
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, Sweet Always Designer Paper

Stamp Set:
Pun Fun
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Summer Sun
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals, Pacific Point Ribbon, Good Morning Sunshine Designer Paper

Hope you like my Pun Fun birthday cards. I can't decide if I like the hippo or the bird better...whatcha think?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Peek-a-boo Thank you!

So I had seen a peek-a-boo card, and just knew that I had to make one! They are so cute, and so easy, and you could use any sentiment really! On this one I used the Sale-a-bration Delicate Dots paper and Sale-a-bration Ribbon (sale goes through March if you are eye-balling something you want!).

Quick lesson: Adhere your designer paper to your cardstock, and then punch through both layers with your larger circle punch (here I used 1 3/8" circle). On a contrasting piece of cardstock, punch your larger circle, and then position your scallop circle around the outside to get the 'frame' to go on the outside of your card. Then make your peek-a-boo part, and be VERY careful adhering it to the inside! Cuz once it's doesn't usually come off again!

Here is the peek inside!

Hope you like the peek-a-boo card, I know that I am going to make many more!!

Stamp Set:
Family Phrases
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon (SAB), Delicate Dots Designer Paper (SAB), Paper Piercer, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch