Monday, February 28, 2011

Fabric Butterflies

I designed this card for my downline get together a few months ago. It's the first time i designed a card using fabric. Wasn't to excited about the fabric line when SU first introduced it but of course i had to get some and try it out!! After seeing some amazing cards demoed at Vancouver Regionals on Saturday I'll for sure be purchasing more SU fabric in the near future!! They also announced that the fabric from the holiday mini (which is still available now - 121716 Deck the halls and 121715 Candy Cane Christmas) will carry over to the new Idea Book & Catalogue in July...along with MORE new patterns!! wooooohooo! way tooooo exciting!!

I was so impressed with the way the fabric turned out on my butterfly card i decided to CASE myself and apply the same design to an address book. I gave these adorable address books to a few good stampin buddies this past January at Leadership in Nashville. I stamped their names on the side...--- is that corny..? : )

I applied the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the fabric before i ran it through the Big Shot. I peeled the backing off the bigger butterfly but left the backing on the smaller one and used tombo glue in the middle to hold the butterfly down. Applying the multipurpose adhesive sheet to the back of the smaller one will insure the fabric doesn't fray. Hope you like... : )

Products used for these projects:

Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes (on card) Great Friend (on address book)
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Confetti White
Ink: Early Espresso.
Big Shot Items: Beautiful Butterflies die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.
Accessories: Pearls, Deck the Halls Designer Fabric, Red Sticky Strip, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brads, Distressing tool, Sponge, Decorative Label punch, (1 3/8" circle punch-address book)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Recycled Card - SentimentalSundays46

This truly is a recycled (and recylable) card!.  I cased this card from the fabulous Jenn Picard.  I chose crumb cake as the base and green elements to keep in with the "recycling" theme of the card.

I coloured the image straight on the stamp with Stampin' Up Markers.  Then I spritzed the stamp with water.  I quickly pressed the stamp onto watercolour paper to create this watercoloured image effect.  I love how the colours run and bleed into the watercolour paper.

On the inside of the card, I attached a square mini envelope, and stamped it with "hand stamped by me - recycled by you"  image from the So Green set.  Then tucked in 3 pieces of stamped whisper white card stock.  When you give the card, you can sign the first piece, and the recipient can take that piece out, and write on the next one to recycle the card on to someone else.  How cute is that?  (another amazing idea from Jenn).   The crumb cake envelope is stamped in images from the Just Believe set on the front, and the So Green set on the back.  Who wouldn't love to get this sweet little card?

By the way, the So Green Stamp set is one of the FREE sets included in Sale-a-bration!  From now until March 31st, for every $60 you spend in Stampin' Up! products, you can receive a  free item from the Sale-a-bration mini.  Contact me to place an order!

Stamp Sets: Just Believe, So Green.
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Watercolor Paper, Whisper White, Baja Breeze.
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery.
Accessories: Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, Whisper White Square Mini Envelope, Subtles Buttons, Linen Thread, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Case of the Bliss

My good friend Amanda borrowed my Bliss set last week and I LOVE LOVE IT when she borrows a set cuz i know she's going to create something clean and simple that i JUST HAVE to case! Well when she returned the stamp set she generously gave me a sample of the card she created for her class.....welllll i just had to CASE it right away. After I stamped a few of them out i knew right away this was a great duplicatable card and it was going to be one of the 4 card designs we'll be creating at my upcoming stamp a stack (SAS) card class. (check out my events calendar for dates). This is definitely an all occasions card. All you have to do is get out your Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and stamp whatever greeting you wish!! I don't know if you can see but the black card stock is textured!

Amanda saw this card on Stampin Connection and modified to suit her class, which of course i've CASED here. I hope you like.. : )

Products used for this project:

Stamp Set: Bliss, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, and Basic Black Textured
Ink: Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Pearls and The Tearing Edge

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


This card is a CASE from the fabulous Kristina Koch, my up, up, upline.  I love using the sweet mix and match Aviary stamp set.  I made this card several different ways, changing it up each time by mixing up the different little cages with the different birds.  The basic black cardstock has been embossed with the elegant bouquet embossing folder to add texture.  The 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon has been cut lengthwise and frayed along the length and the edges to give it a shabby chic look.  The little safety pin is from the vintage trinkets (I love these things!), and the little pearl jewel adds that tiny little extra "something".

This card was one of two super cute cards and matching envelopes that we made at club this month.  Be sure to check out Natasha's and my calendars on our websites, or contact one of us if you'd like information on a club.  Its always a great girls night out!

Products used for this project:

Stamp Sets: Aviary, Tiny Tags.
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Newsprint DSP.
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey.
Accessories: Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Scallop Trim Border punch, Jewelry Tag punch, Basic Black 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

January Stamp Club - Bliss Card

This is one of the 3 projects we created at January's Stamp Club. For the life of me i can not remember where i saw this card. I usually save my "caseable cards" titling them with the person who created it so when time to create i can give credit to the person. I can't find the photo?? AND i prepped it back in December soooooooooo i can't remember what blog i saw it on!! If you recognize this card please email me at and let me know who's blog you saw it on. I'd love to give credit to the lovely creator as my club girls loved it!! I love the little bird in the corner.. super cute!!

Looking for a FREE stamp set..? This one was FREE! All i had to do was order a few items off my wish list and viola... i was able to add this set to my order for FREE wooohoo... i love FREE stuff!! Do you love FREE stuff?? Grab your wish list and earn your FREE SAB products before March 31st!!

For each $60 SU purchase you submit from any of SU's current catalogues you will earn one item from the SAB mini for FREE! Don't forget to check out the list of stamp sets on the last page of the SAB min. All these sets are from the Big Idea Book & Catalogue. There's lots to choose from so what are you waiting for.. : )

I just love the BLISS set!! I'll have another BLISS card for you next week!

Products used for this project:

Stamp Set: Bliss (SAB)
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, and Craft Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Distressing Tool, Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pals and Heat Gun.
Regal Rose, Pear Pizazz and Rose Red Markers to colour in the word BLISS.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Be Mine, Valentine!

Had to show you this quick and easy valentine that I did for my son on Valentine's Day.  I simply took his picture, and loaded into My Digital Studio software (I love this program!), and added the ribbon, bow, button, and words.  Then I sent the photo off to my local photo store to be developed so that 2 images would fit onto a 4x6 print.  I used an exacto knife to create some slots and slipped in a lollipop.  Voila!  Done.  (How simple is that?  You should have seen his little face as he handed them out to his friends)

Products Used:  MDS (My Digital Studio).

Love Beyond Measure

This manly card could be given for any occasion. I created this card for my leadership swap this past January. Every time i attend a SU event i like to create a "guy" swap card. I don't know about you but i find it hard to come up with "guy card" ideas. When creating masculine cards I'm always confused on where to start and what to use!! The hearts are a good indicator of LOVE and a great way to let the man in your life know you love him..!! I used our Stampin Up grid paper to create the measuring tape. Cut the bottom of the grid paper off and colored over top with DD marker. (or you can use the measuring tape from the sew suite set) The whisper white piece of CS is stamped with Sanded Background and is crumpled up (my son loves to help with crumpling!!) and then popped up with SU dimensionals. Hope you like.. : )

Products used on this project:
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Early Espresso.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight.
Stamps: Totally Tool, Every Little Bit, Sanded Background.
Accessories: Grid Paper w/ Daffodil Delight Marker, Silver Brad, Distressing tool, Spiral Border, Blender Pen, Sponge, Stampin Dimensionals