Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Masculine Birthday Wishes

Another masculine birthday card for a co-worker using Jersey Shore DSP again.  It is amazing how different the 3 cards look even though the same designer paper was used on each one.  This card could become a very feminine card by changing the colors, the designer paper and possibly using a fancier sentiment.  I like all the elements and how each one flows into the other.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Jersey Shore DSP
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Silver Brads, Bitty Banners Framelits, Dimensionals

Monday, August 26, 2013

Gorgeous Grunge Meets Off the Grid

This was the card I created for my son's birthday.  I've been wanting to create a card using Gorgeous Grunge and Off the Grid since I think they coordinate so well together.  It is hard to tell from the photo but the letters H & B were stamped in versa mark ink and embossed with black embossing powder.  I was a little hesitant to use real red ink with the splatter stamp (looks a little to close to blood splatter) but red is one of my son's favorite colors.  I really like how this card turned out and I can't wait to make more cards using these sets.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid, Up, Up & Away, Letterpress Alphabet
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Black
Ink:  Real Red, Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Versa Mark
Accessories:  Black Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Friday, August 23, 2013

Punch Bunch Masculine Birthday

This card was created for a co-worker and is a CASE of a card I created in January.  You can see that card here.  I like both cards but they are so different looking because of the color choices.  This card is bright and vibrant compared to the one I created in January.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Punch Bunch
Paper:  Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Jersey Shore DSP
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Versa Mark
Accessories:  Argyle Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities Dies, Clear Embossing Powder, Dew Drops, Crystal Effects, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cupcake with Sprinkles

This card was inspired by a card created by Connie Collins which you can see here.  I made a few changes but kept the same basic layout.  To create the cupcake I used the cupcake builder punch and then used a paper crimper for the cupcake base.   The beads were adhered with crystal effects from the discontinued brights beads.  The crocheted lace border and the glitter paper are non-SU products.

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Yoyo Yellow, DCWV White Glitter
Accessories:  Dots Embossing Folder, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Paper Crimper, White Bakers Twine, Crochet Lace, Brights Beads, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Teen Birthday

This card was for my nephew who turned 15 this year.  I kept the card clean and simple and used Syracuse University colors to bring it all together.  To line up the birthday sentiment I used a my grid paper and a stamp-a-ma-jig.  The birthday sentiment measured approximately 1/4" high so I started in the center of my 2 3/4" square and spaced the sentiments 1/4" apart.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Best Dad Ever
Paper:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Jersey Shore DSP
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue
Accessories:  Pennant Builder Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Simply Elegant Holiday

This is the second monochromatic card I created for the August 2013 Christmas card challenge.  I stayed with my favorite color and used green but for this card I used old olive.  This card looks very clean and simple but the challenge was lining up all of the medallions and in order to achieve this I used a stamp-a-ma-jig.  I love the elegant look of this card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Artistic Etchings, Christmas Lodge
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink:  Old Olive
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Pearls

Monday, August 19, 2013

Christmas Package

The August 2013 Christmas card challenge was to create a monochromatic card and I decided to use my favorite color...green.   I chose to use the color certainly celery, which was one of the colors that was discontinued when Stampin' Up did a color refresh for the 2013-2014 catalog.  This ended up being a very clean and simple card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Winter Post
Paper:  Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Certainly Celery DSP
Ink:  Certainly Celery
Accessories:  White Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Designer Label Punch, Dimensionals

Friday, August 2, 2013

Country Flowers in Mason Jar

My daughter asked me to make a card for a shower that she was attending.  She said the bride-to-be was having baby's breath in mason jars for the table centerpieces and this was the card I created for her to give with the gift.  The shower was a couple of weeks ago and I remembered that I hadn't posted the card yet. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved
Paper:  Natural Ivory, Crumb Cake, Vellum, Kiwi Kiss
Ink:  Black, Versa Mark
Accessories:  Cannery Set Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Dots Embossing Folder, 1" Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Crochet Trim, Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, August 1, 2013

SpongeBob Square Pants!

How about some punch art!  My great-nephew turned 2 and had a SpongeBob Square Pants themed birthday party and I couldn't resist the challenge to create a card to go with the theme.  There are several versions of punch art SpongeBob cards and this is my version.  Actually, this was a fairly easy card to create you just need circle punches. 

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Yoyo Yellow, Black, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Rose Red
Ink:  Crumb Cake, More Mustard
Accessories:  1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Square Punches, Jewelry Tag Punch, Small Heart Punch, Small Oval Punch, Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals