Thursday, July 19, 2012

Some flower die cut cards

Hi everyone!  I have a couple quick and easy cards to share today.  With my first card, I die cut and embossed a flower shape from the front of the card and adhered pattern paper on the inside using foam squares (to give it some depth).  Then I decorated the flower opening with another flower and topped it with a Prima resin flower. 
Next I made a little 3x3 card using the die cut from the first card and all the same supplies -easy peasy.  The second layer flower die on both cards is from the soon to be released Jewel Flowers and Flourishes Spellbinders set.  You can see the sneak peek reveal of that set here.  Before removing the flower from the die, I inked the flower with versamark ink and embossed it with glitter EP.  I love that effect!
This will be my last post for a couple weeks.  We leave this weekend for a family vacation to Disneyland (I haven't been since I was 20)!  We are going with my sister and meeting up with Bill's brother and his family.  It's gonna be one big ole happy time with lots of family.  Oh and we are taking a day trip over to Legoland, which my boys are looking forward to more than Disney -lol!  So I will see you all in August!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  I'll leave you with a couple close up pictures.
Card Deets:

Stamps - Taglines stamp set (Flourishes, LLC)
Ink -MementoTuxedo Black and Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper -Pure Luxury white cardstock (Gina K Designs), Island Indigo (Stampin' Up), Indie Chic "Citron" 6x6 pad (My Mind's Eye) 
Accessories -Spellbinders S5-067 Anemone Flower Topper, Tags and Flags, and S5-143 Jewel Flowers and Flourishes Shapeabilities, 1/4" Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Flowers Sculpture #920975 (Prima Marketing), Diamond Embossing Powder and glitter (A|Muse Studios), clear rhinestone (Want2Scrap)

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Coordinating box and card

Hi everyone!  I have a card and matching box to share with you today.  I made this awhile ago and realized I forgot to post it. 
The box was made from the Spellbinders Square Bracket Edge Box die.  These boxes are super simple to make, just die cut and emboss the box shape (shown below in green) from some cardstock (any weight will work).  After you emboss it, the box sides will fold easily and you can adhere them together using some 1/4" Scor-Tape.
Here is a close up of the box.  To decorate it, I added a strip of Scor-tape along the top of the inside and ruffled some seam binding ribbon around the edge.  I then trimmed a strip of cardstock and pattern paper and adhered it around the middle.  Some 1/4" silk ribbon, flower and rhinestones decorate it.

Here is a close up of the card.  I used a sentiment from Waltzingmouse awesome set, Fancy Phrases and decorated it to coordinate.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Fancy Phrases
Cardstock - Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and White
Pattern Paper - GCD Studios
Accessories - Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circles Nestabilities and Square Bracket Edge box, silk ribbon, mulberry flowers, branch punch, stickles

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CardMaker Blog Hop: Summer Dreams

Hi everyone!  Welcome to today's CardMaker blog hop!  The theme is Summer Dreams and the blog team was asked to make cards reminiscent of ice cream trucks!  How fun, right?  Almost the entire country (even Portland -yay) is sweltering hot, so some ice cream is in order right about now! 
I couldn't resist this yummy ice cream cone!  I made it a double decker with Chocolate and Vanilla flavors which are my sons favorite! 
 Check out the other girl's blogs and see what ice cream goodness they have for you today!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!
Card Deets:
Stamps - Perfect in Every Way (now retired, Unity Stamp Co)
Ink - Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Paper - Cherry, Vanilla and Ocean Cardstock (A|Muse Studios)

Pattern Paper - Nostalgia 6x6 pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories - Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals SM and Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles SM Nestabilities (Spellbinders), silver pearls (Recollections), Embossing folders, copic markers, yellow grosgrain ribbon

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Gina K June release inspiration blog hop: Day 1

Hi everyone!  Today the Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another Inspiration Blog Hop were we hope to inspire you with many beautiful ideas for the sets released in June! As you hop through the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each because we will choose a few random commenters and they will win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Today we are spotlighting 2 sets:  Pretty Patterns illustrated by Melanie and Grand Tags illustrated by Tami.  First up, is my card using Pretty Patterns.  I really love the patterns in this set!  I used the line/circles vertically instead of horizontally.  Then I randomly stamped the patterns into the open circles with a turquoise, peach and yellow ink -that flower is actually uses the Just Peachy cardstock, but it looks a bit orange in this picture.  This is a simple design and can be made with any color combo.
 My next card uses Grand Tags.  I LOVE how this set coordinates with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-two because it is one of my favorite label shapes!  I stamped it in brown ink and added a touch of green to the leaves.  The pattern paper on this card is from Gina's Sunshiny Day pack.  I thought these colors were so happy and bright it called for a butterfly!  This one is from Spellbinders Wonderful Wings set.
Don't forget, all the new stamp sets are now offered in CLEAR which is what I linked.  But if you prefer rubber, click on the What's New Section and you will see both options.
Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:
 Thanks for stopping by and here are a couple close up pictures.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Pretty Patterns
Ink - Seattle, Ocean, Papaya and Peach ink (A|Muse)
Cardstock - Pure Luxury cardstock in Turquoise Sea, White and Just Peachy
Accessories - Spellbinders Rose Creations, 2, 3 and 4mm gold rhinestones
Stamps - Grand Tags
Ink - French Roast (A|Muse)
Cardstock - Pure Luxury cardstock in Kraft, Dark Chocolate and White
Pattern Paper - GKD Sunshiny Day
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two and Wonderful Wings; Satin edge grosgrain ribbon and 1/8" velvet ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), pink rhinestones, stickles, sewing machine, green resin flower 

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th and a winner announced!

Hi everyone and happy 4th of July!!  We are supposed to have clear skies (ie NO rain) here in Portland, so the boys are super excited for fireworks tonight!
I am happy to announce the winner from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store blog hop is right here from my blog!  Random.org helped me chose the winner:
Lynn Noe said...
Fabulous card! I love the stitching and the paper banners.
Congrats Lynn!  Head on to Sharon's Blog to get the info on how to claim your gift certificate to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!!

Before I go, I have a card to share.  I made another card using the SAME layout and Large Fancy Sentiments stamp set as my last card.  I have to say this is quick and easy and perfect for using those strips of paper that are always left over and we ALL KEEP!  This time I used papers from my absolute favorite MME paper pack, Be Happy (which is on sale right now for $5) and flowers from the Charme Rose pack.  The ribbon is the gorgeous 1/8" velvet ribbon!

Thank you all for stopping by and have a great day!  I'll leave you with a close up picture.
Card Deets:
Stamps - Large Fancy Sentiments (JustRite Papercrafts)
Ink - peach and black
Paper - white cardstock, Be Happy (MME)
Accessories - 1/8" velvet ribbon in teal, Charme Rose in Song Bird, Kaisercraft rhinestones in Lippy Red


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