Friday, May 29, 2009

Urban Oasis

Now, when I first saw this paper, I fell in love! I love the colors, I love the lines, and love how elegant it is. Most of the designs are on a very large scale, and when you cut them up, you lose the overall effect of the paper. This is a perfect way to show off those large-scale prints!

Very generic greeting, which is nice for those times that you don't really have a reason to send a card and want to - or - a great card to have 'on hand' for those times you need a card in a hurry! The extra large brad is also super fun!

Stamp Set:
Trendy Trees
Ink: Going Gray
Paper: Going Gray, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Urban Oasis DSP
Accessories: Dimensionals, Neutrals 5/8" jumbo brad

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Let your DSP do the talking

Okay, over the next few days, I am going to show you some cards that are really fast to put together, BUT because the designer paper is so beautiful and 'loud', I think it works. Do you find yourself spending so much time trying to come up with a bunch of layers to showcase your designer paper and then end up covering it up with those layers? The patterned paper is fantastic, and I find myself buying way more than I ever could need.....

This card uses the Walk in the Park Designer paper, which is in the current Occasions Mini Catalog that only goes through the end of June! Let me know if you want to order anything! Same goes for this stamp set!

The sentiment is actually 2 stamps, so you could put whatever you wanted inside that cute little curly shape! Sorry ladies, no punch for this one! Hand-cutting (my fav!!)

Stamp Set:
Great Friend
Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze
Paper: Cameo Coral, Walk in the Park DSP
Accessories: Baja Breeze Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, May 25, 2009

LOVE the Top Note!

Oh my! I may be completely addicted to making these cute little bags. I had seen them awhile back, and hadn't gotten around to buying the paper sacks until yesterday. I just LOVE how they turned out, and you could totally use them for any occasion. As a little thank you gift, favors for a party, place markers at a table, the ideas are endless! Be looking for me to make more of these down the road. A fantastic way to show off the designer paper too!!!

The sentiment on this one "too cute" is perfect for this little tote! And the polka-dots make me smile!

Stamp Set: Sweet Celebrations
Ink: Baja Breeze
Paper: Urban Oasis DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Going Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot Top Note Die, Word Window Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Baja Breeze Ribbon

This second one I used my new Cute and Curly Bundle, which is AWESOME! You get 4 stamps that go along with this adorable punch! To get the Chocolate layer, I just adhered the punched out sentiment to the Chocolate and cut around it!

Here is a side view of the bag - you can see the paper bag inside that I am using as my base. I got them at Michael (in the wrapping paper section). They are 3 1/2" x 2" x 6 3/4" and I cut off the top of the bag, measuring from the bottom at 2 3/4".

Stamp Set: Cute and Curly
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Sweet Always DSP, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot Top Note Die, Word Window Punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Dimensionals, Curly Punch

I hope you like these! I hope to spend a bunch of time creating today and this week - I have been a slacker lately! Too much going on! Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day - thanks for stopping by!