Thursday, July 30, 2009

Autumn card

I totally cased this card from Jan Tink. Of course hers looks loads better. :) She has an awesome blog, I steal... I mean borrow, alot of ideas from there. The pheasant and leaves are stamped using reinkers dropped onto a baby wipe. That becomes your ink pad. It is a really neat way to get multiple colors onto your card.
Stamps: Autumn Days
Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry
CS: Dusty Durango, White, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Ribbon, Sponge, Baby Wipe, Jumbo Eyelet

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fire Brigade

My brother's birthday is this weekend so I needed a card. He loves fire fighting so I thought this would be the perfect stamp set. And to kill two birds with one stone (why would you want to kill one bird let alone two???) mother in laws birthday is next month too and she is a fire Chief so I made two cards!

Stamps: Fire Brigade (retired SU!)
CS: various brands I had in my stash
Ink: Black Craft (SU!)
Other: Black Embossing powder, Twill ribbon, stickers, watercolor pencils, blender pen, Cutter Kit

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cased Halloween card

I totally CASEd this card from Lisa Somerville. I just loved it so I had to copy it. I flipped the designer paper around and used different ribbon and a different punch but otherwise it is the same. Check out her blog by clicking on her name.

Stamps: From the Crypt, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black Craft
CS: Black, White, Old Olive, Cast-a-Spell DS
Other: Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Cutter Kit

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Halloween Bookmark

This is a bookmark I made for my dad. He loves Halloween and reading. I think it turned out pretty cool. The ovals are cut with the Creative Memories patterns. I still love using those!
Stamps: From the Crypt
Ink: Black Craft
CS: White, Basic Grey, Perfect Plum, Cast-A-Spell DS
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Eyelet Border Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Card Holder

Here is the card holder for the cards I posted yesterday. All of the ingredients are the same. This has six cards and envelopes in it. Such a cute idea. Go to Val's Blog for her awesome directions on how to make it.

Friday, July 24, 2009


These are cards to go in another card box (I will post that tomorrow). These are just plain notecards for now. I figure I can stamp them with a sentiment later when I know what I need to send.
Stamps: Best Wishes & More
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
CS: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, To the Nines DS
Other: 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thank Ewe

I work for the Board of Animal Health so any time I see fun animal stamps I just have to have them. This one from Pun Fun just works perfectly for cards for work. I also made some extra and sent them to everyone that came to my open house last weekend.

Stamps: Pun Fun
Ink: Black
CS: White, Old Olive, Black, Real Red
Other: Retired ribbon, Marker

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Customer card

Isn't this the cutest? One of my customers (Sheryl) gave this to me at my open house last weekend. It was so fun to get a card from someone!

Stamps: Animal Stories, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
CS: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, White, Old Olive, Tall Tales DS
Other: Brads, Circle Scissors, Big Shot, Scallop Circle # 2 Die, Modern Label Punch

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Christmas Tags

It's time for Christmas in July! There is just the cutest little tag box in the new catalog and of course a wonderful person on the internet figured out how to make one with six compartments instead of just four. Click here to see the instructions.

Stamps: Christmas Punch (level 2 hostess set)
Ink: Brocade Blue, Real Red, Garden Green
CS: Brocade Blue, Real Red, Garden Green, White, Transparency
Other: Red Stripped Ribbon, Various punches, Silver cord

Monday, July 20, 2009

Birthday Box

Isn't this cute? It is a double box made with a big shot die. I cut out two of the boxes and cut off the side flaps and the little flap on the top. Then I punched a hole with the Oval punch in the top of each box and taped them together to form this double box. You can put candy or little gifts on each side. The stamp set is the new hostess set The More the Merrier. This is a great set since it is so versatile.
Stamps: The More the Merrier, All Holidays
CS: Green Galore, Bermuda Bay, White
Ink: Black
Other: Markers, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Rinestone Brads, Oval Punch, Big Shot,
Box #2 Bigz Xl Die

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Card box

Here is the box for the card I posted yesterday. The instructions can be found here on Val's Blog. This will make a very cool gift for someone filled with 4-6 cards and envelopes.
The colors are the same as the post yesterday. The little birds were all stamped onto the different colored cardstock and then cut out and popped up.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

More of The More the Merrier

This card has a very cute holder to go with it. I will post that later on. For now here is the card on it's own. It could be used for all sorts of occasions. It is made with the same hostess set as yesterdays card.
Stamps: The More the Merrier
Ink: Black, Pretty In Pink, Rose Romance, Old Olive
CS: Old Olive, Rose Romance, Pretty In Pink, Crushed Curry
Other: Pretty In Pink Ribbon, Big Shot, Texture Plates, Markers, Flower Brads

Friday, July 17, 2009

Halloween? Already?

I love Halloween. My new Halloween stamp set isn't here until Monday but I do have a level three hostess set to play with. This one has lots of different images for all sorts of occasions. This one I used today is the line of pumpkins. So cute. I cased the idea from Heather's blog. I just changed a couple of colors and left out the tag.

Stamps: The More the Merrier
Ink: Black, Soft Suede
CS: Soft Suede, White, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry
Other: Soft Suede Ribbon, Markers, Scallop Edge Punch, Texture Plate, Big Shot

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stampin’ Up! Big Shot

What a deal....Stampin is running a cool give away....I think I will just copy and paste what they say! I can't say it any better. Check it out.

Stampin Addicts dot com has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! summer celebration. To enter, all you have to do is write about it. This is my entry. Now give me my dies.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Last class card

This is the fourth and final card from the Copic class at CF Stamps. This is not my usual style but it is a very pretty card.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Baby card

I am really happy with how this card turned out. I had all these little circles left from some flowers I cut out with my Big Shot and I designed this card around them. :) I think it turned out bright and cheerful. I need some more baby cards for my basket at work so I cranked out 10 of these. All of the colors used (except white) are new this year.

Stamps: Animal Stories, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
CS: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, White, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Big Shot, Daisy Die

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The third class card

This is the third card of four that I made at the Copic class at CF Stamps. This little worm was just too cute, I ended up buying him to make more cards. The saying on the inside (which also magically ended up in my shopping basket) says 'Worm wishes on your birthday'. The frame was made with Nestibilities ovals. The eyes are little googily eyes that you can get at any craft store and the dirt he is popping out of has a little bit of craft sand glued on.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Elephant card

I wasn't sure what kind of card to make this one into once I had it done. Do I really want an elephant to say Happy Birthday or Get Well Soon? I finally went with a friend saying. If the colors had been more pastel or bright I might have done it as a baby card. :)

Stamps: Animal Stories, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
CS: Old Olive, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Tall Tales Designer
Other: Sponge, Word Window Punch

Friday, July 10, 2009

More CF Stamps class cards

This is another card I made at the class at CF Stamps . The little dog was stamped and colored twice and then just her ear was cut out and popped up. The same was doen with the flower. I tried to get a close up so you could see she even has little eyelashes! Such a cute detail for her.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back to Animal Stories

Here is another Animal Card. I learned a little trick for using my solid image stamps. After you mount them on your wood block lightly brush across them with a sanding block then clean them on your Stampin' Scrub pad. It sounds like it would ruin your stamp but it makes the image come out clean like this instead of blotchy. I didn't think it would work but I tried it with this set and it is fabulous.
Stamps: Animal Stories, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Not Quite Navy
CS: Not Quite Navy, White, Rich Razzleberry(new color)
Other; Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Oval Punches, Big Shot, Texture Plate

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Whipper Snapper class

Last week I took a Copic Marker class at a local stamp store, CF Stamps. We used these cute Whipper Snapper stamps. I just love the designs that the instructor came up with. This little monkey was stamped and colored twice and then poped up on the front of the card. Just his head was used from the second image and cut out and popped up too. I don't know for sure what the paper is so I can't put down a recipe for this card. It sure is cute though!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Giraffe card

Another card using the new stamp sets. I love how bright and cheerful this one is. I cased a layout from Stacey on Splitcoast for this one.
Stamps: Animal Stories, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Brilliant Blue, White Craft
CS: Brilliant Blue, White, So Saffron, Tall Tales Designer
Other: White Organza Ribbon

Monday, July 6, 2009

Animal Stories

This is a card for a new catalog swap I am in. This stamp set is so cute! I used the owl on this card. There are four animals in the set. I made a card with each one so watch for those later this week.
Stamps: Animal Stories, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
CS: Old Olive, White, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Tall Tales Designer
Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Oval Punches, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Texture Plate