One Flower Three Ways

The first order I placed for stamping supplies qualified to receive Stampin’ Up!’s hostess benefits. This allows you to order FREE stamp sets. One of my favourite so far has been the Array of Sunshine set. I took the large flower and made it 3-D. From this set and came up with three different cards that all utilize the 3-D flower.  This can be done in any colours but for these I stuck with my favourites – pink and purple!

Three Birthday Cards made using the Array of Sunshine Stamp Set

Each Card is Slightly Different but have the same colour theme of Rich Razzelberry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo and Old Olive. I’ve posted a picture of each of the cards below and you can see  how the 3-D flower stands out thanks to the use of dimensionals! The little touch on this card is for sure the pearl at the centre of each of the flowers!

Card with 3-D Flower and Perfect Polkadots embossing folder.

3-D flower with Rich Razzelberry Designer Series Paper

So I decided to use two colours of designer series paper on this one and absolutely loved the results.

 

Christmas Workshop Cards!

So I’m now booking Christmas Card Workshops with the first one being November 21st. For a cost of $10 we will be making the 4 cards below and 1 gift tag. Contact me today, workshops can be any size.

This card features a star with the lyrics to "Joy to the World"

Bright Hopes Tree with Jewel in the middle

This card features snowflakes with a little bit of bling.

Merry Christmas with Dasher

Christmas Gift Tag - Hole can be punched in upper corner to tie onto any gift

Beautiful Birthday Card

So tonight with a box full of new supplies I was eager to get creating, and I have to say this is my favourite card I’ve made yet.

What I used:

  • Paper – Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
  • Ink – Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamp – Front – Happiest of Birthday Wishes, Inside – Bring on the Cake, Design – Decor Wheel
  • Big Shot – Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
  • Embellishments – Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals – lifting the middle strip of stamp off the card
The Little Touch – this time around I have to choose the basic Pearl Jewels in the centre of the design. It’s hard to see them in this photo but they certainly add that little extra touch.
 What I would change next time – I really like this card so it’s hard to pick what I’d change but I think I would try it in another colour or maybe try to find two complementary colours instead of keeping it all one colour. 
What I was inspired by: As I had never used one of Stampin’ Up!’s rubber wheels before, I was looking for inspiration and found this wonderful card that got be thinking that Rich Razzleberry would be the perfect colour with this wheel! http://dreamingaboutrubberstamps.com/simple-birthday-cards-with-the-decor-wheel

The Little Touch

I’m super excited that my next Stampin’ Up! shipment arrived today. Growing up, my Grandfather (on the Little side) was always carving different articles out of wood and I’d be amazed that he could take a square chunk of wood and turn it into a beautiful carving. He always told me that any project was manageable as long as you had the right tools for the job. And with those tools you could always add something personal ‘a little touch’. We lost him 8 years ago this week, but as I look around my apartment, I’m lucky enough to see a few of his ‘little touches’ everyday.

While today the tools that I’m most excited for arrived – especially the paper cutter! Pictured below are the great Stampin’ Up! products that make creating great cards easy.

Friskars paper cutter

Stamp-a-ma-jig – allows you to ensure that your stamp is exactly where you want it to be on your paper

Bone folder – ensures crisp folds in the paper without leaving marks

I’m going to keep this post short so I can get creating!

Kait

Polkadot Birthday Card

So I wanted to post this one yesterday, but I had to wait until the birthday girl received it tonight!

Birthday card made for 24th Birthday!

What I used:                                                                                                                                       

  • Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper                                              
  • Stamp: Bring on the Cake                                                                                                         
  •  Ink: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight                                                                                          
  • Ribbon: Whisper White

The Little Touch: this time I think the element that makes the card is the polkadot designer series paper. It coordinates with the old olive ink used with the stamp but at the same time adds a visual interest to it.

What I’d do differently next time: After looking at the finished card, I decided that I would make it horizontal and do 1/3 designer paper series 2/3 white with the stamp split. And would most likely add a bow.

Bring on the Cake!

On the inside I used the bring on the cake stamp in bottom right hand corner and on the envelope (right side of image) used the Happy Birthday stamp!

Baby Shower Card

So tonight I made a baby shower card for a girl that I work with. We are having a shower for her Monday and I wanted to be able to give her a handmade card. She doesn’t yet know the gender of the baby so I kept it neutral with green, yellow, pink and blue.

Baby Shower Card

What I used:

  • Paper – Old Olive card stock, Whisper White card stock
  • Ink – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist
  • Stamp Set – Button Buddies
  • Ribbon – Whisper White satin ribbon
  • Big Shot with perfect polkadot embossing folder

The Little Touch: For me the ‘little touch’ on this project has to be the perfect polkadots embossing folder that adds the texture to the large piece of Whisper White card stock. It is the perfect way to add dimension to a card!

What I would change next time: I think that every time you work on a card or scrapbook page you come up with some thing that you’d do a little differently the next time around. This time what I would change is that all of the card stock was hand cut as my paper cutter is some where between Utah and here. Next time I’ll be sure to use a proper paper cutter to ensure the edges are as crisp as possible!

Here's the card again with the matching envelope - this rattle on the front is in Old Olive to match the paper of the card.