Saturday, November 6, 2010

A new look at ribbon

Looking for a new way to show off your ribbon? How about all bunched up? Thanks to my stamping pal Lisa, I gave this technique a try. It is super fun, and totally do-able with any ribbon! Take your sticky strip and run it across your card, then adhere your ribbon and bunch it up as you go along. My advice to you when you try this at home - Don't try to bunch up too much ribbon, otherwise it won't stay stuck for the card. The morning after I did this card, the ribbon had jumped right off the card!!

Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Retired Fall DSP, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Dimensionals, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Retired Ribbon

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Now how about a little bling?

What is more fun than texture and bling? Not much, right? This card gives you a little of both!! Love the Embossing folders - GREAT way to add some texture to your card and make it really pop. And how can you not love a great big flower and a little bling? No sentiment on this one - which makes it a great card to have on hand, and you can add an occasion specific sentiment on the inside!

Paper: Basic Gray, Yo-Yo Yellow (retired), Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, Flower (non-SU!), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Welcome back

Welcome back everyone! Oh, wait. I should welcome myself back! I fell into a little bit of a creative slump when the basement flooded, but my mojo is back!

Cards are a great gift for a special someone over the holidays. How about a package of notecards or thank-you cards? These cards are by special request for some masculine cards. I know this is always a difficult "genre" for me, as I like lots of bling and sparkle. Not necessarily something those male types like in a card.

These cards use very masculine designer paper, tied up with hemp twine (just like my Halloween cards) or knotted ribbon (which seems to be more manly than a bow). Then I used Rub-ons for the sentiment. GREAT way to add a little "oomph" to your cards without stamping!

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Retired Fall DSP
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Chat Room Rub-on

Paper: Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Retired Fall DSP
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Chat Room Rub-on

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Time for the holidays! Halloween always is the start of the holiday season for me, which means the next 2 months are going to go fast! Love the smell of fall!

Need a great way to use up small scraps of Designer Series Paper that you just can't part with? This is perfect! I had a few scraps of Halloween paper from years past, and mixed em up to make this card! The 1 1/4" square punch is a great tool to have to maximize your paper! ;0)

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween - weather should be great for trick or treaters - bring on the kiddos!

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Whisper White, Retired Halloween DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Hemp Twine