Sunday, May 15, 2011

More Cased for Mother's Day

 I keep a file on my desk top of pictures of projects I love and want to case, these two cards are some of those.
These cards were both cased from Sage Kimble, I guess we have similar styles/likes.
I did change them up a bit.
This first one gave me the chance to play with my Fancy Flowers die from the Occasions Mini catalogue. The flowers were cut out in Very Vanilla, run through the Big Shot again with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and sponged with Crumb Cake ink. Sage's card used some of the paper flowers in the center but I chose to use a flower from the Birds and Blooms die set as it closely mimics the shape of the fancy flowers. The DSP is Springtime Vintage and I used a Vintage Flower Adornment also from the Occasions Mini Catalogue. I placed the flower on a Baha Breeze base that had been run through the Big Shot with the new Framed Tulips embossing folder. 

This card is on a Blushing Bride card base that has been wheeled with the Very Vintage jumbo wheel, the Baha Breeze piece is also wheeled with the same wheel. I had been putting off playing with this stamp set, Baby Blossoms as it is two-step stamping and I'm "afraid" of it......DON'T BE!! is really fun ans easy. The colors of the flowers are Rose Red and Pretty in Pink.  I love this set and am really sorry I put off playing with it; it is now retired as it was featured in the Occaisions Mini as well. I used the Baha Breeze Seam Binding and a safety pin from Vintage Trinkets to pin a heart charm on it. The label is matted with Night of Navy punched from the Decorative Label punch.
After I got the whole card together I realized that the wheeled images are vertical on the card stock rather than horizontal; you have to look to see it silly of me!

It is a really pretty card in real life.
Thank you for coming by, hope you have a great week!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Greenhouse Gala and Hello Blossoms Card Sets

I made these cute cards sets for my niece and my daughter-in-law for gifts for Easter. The card box was cased from Elaine's Creations

They hold 3 cards and envelopes and really were easy to make.

The boxes were made using Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait cardstock They were decorated with the contrasting cardstock that has been punched with the scallop trim border punch on both sides and a strip of the DSP.
I then tied a piece of the 1/2 " poly stitched ribbon to match the contrasting cardstock.

The cards were cased from a fellow demo but I can't give credit because the picture I saved didn't have a watermark to identify the creator. I did change it up a fair bit.
Supplies used are :

Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight, Greenhouse Gala DSP

Ink: Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz Stampin'Write Markers

Stamp Sets: Hello Blossoms

Accessories: Scallop Border punch, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait poly stitched ribbon, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta ribbon,

These made simple but useful gifts for two young mothers.

Hope you will try these.

Thanks for coming by again!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day Card Class

These were the cards and projects that we made in my Mother's Day card class. They were once again all cased from fellow demos.

The first card is cased from Lisa Young. She used her card as a wedding card but I love the simplicity and the butterflies.
Supplies used are:

Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride

Inks: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz

Stamp Sets: Bliss from Sale-a-bration 2011, Well Scripted (retired), For All You Do, Messages For Mom and Easter Blossoms

Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Basic Pearls, Wide Oval and Decorative Label Punch, Whisper White Organza  Ribbon

I'm not a huge fan of cutting out things so I used the butterflies from the Beautiful Wings embosslit instead. The inside of the card is stamped as well to give it a nice finish.

 The next card was inspired by a card by Juliana Bibas
I used the same layout but added the new embossing folder and the Mother of Pearl Technique.

Supplies are:

Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White

Inks: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Black Stazon

Stamp Sets: Elements of Style, All Holidays

Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing folder, Blender Pen, Scallop Trim border punch, Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, Frost White Shimmer Paint

The Mother of Pearl effect, as seen here, was accomplished by taking some plastic wrap that has been wadded up into a ball and randomly blotting the Frost White shimmer paint all over the stamped image. I then let it dry and used a blender pen and inks to color the image. The effect is amazing!

 We did two small gift items as well; this teabag matchbook using matching colors to the above card and the Elements of Style set.

 The new oval punch was used on top of the one inch circle punch as well as the scallop trim border punch and some 1é4 inch Whisper White gross grain ribbon.
 Inside we put a small sentiment from Curvy Verses on a wide oval punch and a Teabag in the pocket.

The inspiration for this item came from Bev Watt over at Stampin' Ovation

Lastly we made a corner bookmark from the corner of an envelope. The inspiration is from Traci Gentry

I punched the edge with the Eyelet border punch to make it pretty.

I love the way these can fit inside a card.

That was the class..... the cards were really beautiful! and the class was fun!

Thanks for being here!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Envelope Corner Book Marks

Just a quick post today to share.

I found these bookmarkers on this site, and I had to try them. They are very simple and your imagination is your only limit. The directions are on Traci`s blog, noted above.
I used the Elements of Style set with my Stampin`Write markers in Old Olive and Ridinghood Red. The edges were punched with our border punches and I used a scrap piece of Pacific Point card stock and Ridinghood Red ribbon (retired)

They are quick and easy for a gift that will fit right into a card.

Thank you for coming by!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

More Easter goodies....

I am way behind in posting these. I was away to Montreal last week and then to London, ON to visit with my sister for the weekend and seem to have lost track of time. I have a few more Easter treats to show off before I move on to Mother's day etc.

These first little goodies are a direct case from Mary Fish's blog. I loved how these teeny tiny boxes can be decorated using punches and embelishments. The directions are on Mary's blog if you are interested.

These skinny bags are filled with the Easter M&M's and some Citrus Jelly Bellies. The4 central  toppers are cased from  France over at Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie.
Aren't they just the cutest? She used a different base but the fronts are basically the same. My base for them is a 4 3/4 by 1 1/2 inch piece of cardstock that has been scored from each end at 2 inches and then a 3/4inch circle punched in the center of the 3/4 x 1.5 center area/bottom of the cardstock.

This first cutie can be found here. France has direstions and a video so I will not bore you here with the details. I used the ribbon from sale-a-bration on her head.

This little chick can be found here.
I think they are so cute! The eyes are not so great but in real life they really didn't look so scarey.

The bunnies are found here.  As you will notice France used pink and Brown but I was leaning more to the neutrals.

This version was just to simplify the work a bit I used the scallop circle punch in Daffodil Delight and sponged the edges a bit with some Peach Parfait, the beak is a small square of Peach Parfait and the eyes are from the owl punch then a white gel pen pupil was drawn in.

This bunny is just the head from the bunny in the previous post.

 I hope you enjoyed these pop over and check out Frenchie's blog and then come back as I have more to share later this week.

I promise!

Thanks for stopping by,