25 August 2010

New Cards - FINALLY!!!

I've been SO busy with moving and settling into our new house, I have not had time to make any cards. But I rectified that oversight, and I made a few new cards this afternoon:


Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes, Flight of the Butterfly
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink: Mellow Moss, Riding Hood Red


Stamp Sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Vintage Vogue
Card Stock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum DSP
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Sahara Sand, Whisper White


Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Pocket Silhouettes (for sentiment)
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Tools: Scallop Trim Border punch


Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Pocket Silhouettes, Vintage Labels
Card Stock: Kraft (now Crumb Cake), Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa
Extras: Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Large Oval punch, Scallop Trim Border punch

I really enjoyed being able to sit down and make cards again, I hope you like them!

28 April 2010

More Cards

Here are some more cards I made this afternoon:


Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Extras: 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Swiss Dots embossing folder


Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Pocket Silhouettes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum
Ink: Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum


Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Whisper White, Regal Rose
Ink: Old Olive, Regal Rose
Extras: Top Note die


Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Vintage Labels
Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Extras: Top Note die, Wide Oval punch

I hope you enjoy them!


17 April 2010

Ruby Silhouettes

Here is another card that I made last night with Niki; I just couldn't post more than five pictures per post.


Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accents: half-pearls from Dollarama

This one is so easy to mass-produce; I think I'll get more of those half-pearls from Dollarama and make a ton more!


Craft Night

Last night, my good friend, Niki, and I made cards. Here are the ones that I made:


Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip


Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accents: Half-Pearls from Dollarama
Tools: Large Oval punch


Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accents: Blooms Die Cuts
Tools: Scallop Trim Corner punch, Scallop Trim punch


Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes, Botanical Blooms (for the sentiment)
Card Stock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Close to Cocoa, VersaMark
Accents: White Heat Embossing powder, white ribbon from Dollarama
Tools: Heat Embosser


Stamp Sets: Print Pattern, Francais, Vintage Vogue, Flight of the Butterfly
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Very Vanilla
Ink: Regal Rose
Accents: half-pearls from Dollarama (on the butterfly)
Tools: Scallop Trim punch

I thoroughly enjoyed making these cards, I hope you like them!



10 April 2010

Not Quite Thanks

Here is another thank you card I made for Jeff's clients:


Stamp Set: Thank You Kindly, Vintage Vogue
Card Stock: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy

This card was so easy to think of and put together! The only thing that takes a long time is the flowers, which I cut out by hand. Maybe SU should get a few punches for this set...

06 March 2010

Stampin' Saturday at 365 Cards

Hello! My tradeshow is today! YAY! But before I do that, I'm going to submit this card for the 365 Cards Saturday Challenge -

"Today's challenge is to create a stamped image using more than one color of ink. This means that the ink must be applied to the stamp before pressing it on the paper - as opposed to coloring in an image with markers. You use any method you wish to apply the ink to the stamp - special markers, multicolored stamp pad, brayer, etc."


Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, A Year of Sweet Sentiments (from Taylored Expressions)
Card Stock: Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Summer Sun, Riding Hood Red
Extras: Red Half-Pearls

Now, I know that this card was on the last post, but it fits perfectly for this challenge! To create this effect, I stamped the flowers with Summer Sun and then stamped the image onto the paper. Next, I inked only the edges of the stamp with Riding Hood Red, lined up the stamp with the previously stamped image, then STAMP: a beautiful effect on flowers!

Enjoy! (and wish me luck!)

04 March 2010

More Tradeshow Cards

Here are a few more cards I made for the tradeshow:


Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, A Year of Sweet Sentiments
Card Stock: Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Summer Sun, Riding Hood Red
Extras: Red Half-Pearls


Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, A Year of Sweet Sentiments
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Extras: Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon



For the two cards above:
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Well Scripted
Card Stock: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Perfect Plum
Extras: Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Comments are always welcome!


02 March 2010

Vintage Vogue

Here are two new cards I made this afternoon. I am hoping to use these cards for the tradeshow, but I want to pass it by Niki first, get her approval.


Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Card Stock: Kraft
Ink: Summer Sun, Perfect Plum, Old Olive


Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Card Stock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Extras: Whisper White Organza ribbon

I really like this stamp set! I'm only getting started! There are a TON of colour combinations I am aching to try!

Thanks for looking!

Swing-Along Cassidy

You all saw the baby carriage card I made in one of my earlier posts, and for the tradeshow, I decided to make more in more colours:





I used Old Olive, Regal Rose, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie for the colours. I didn't have any blue DSP, so I couldn't do any blue, but I think these colours are a good spectrum, don't you?

Thanks for looking!

Medallion Vellum

Here is another card I mass-produced for the tradeshow. This one is my favourite.



They are both the same design, just a different colour for the medallion (just in case you didn't notice!); one is Pumpkin Pie, the other is Old Olive.

The medallion is stamped on the card stock, and the vellum is cut to fit the entire front of the card with a little extra to fold over at the crease to snail it together. So the vellum is cut at 5 1/2" x 4 3/4" and the extra 1/4" is folded over so you don't see any glue marks! The sentiment (Thank You Kindly) is stamped on the Vellum in Basic Black.

Thanks for stopping by!




Butterfly Kisses

Here is another card I designed for the tradeshow, and Niki has put her stamp of approval on it:

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Baja Breeze
Extras: White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, Butterfly, Blue half-pearls

I don't know how well the picture shows it, but the Whisper White background has been... man, I can't think of the word to save my life. I ran my boner down the cs to give it some texture. I just can't think of the term... Niki, do you know what that's called? If I remember, I'll add it in.

It's called scoring! YAY! I remembered!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tri-Fold Shutter Cards

My dear friend, Niki, and I are selling the handmade cards that we make at a tradeshow in Dundas this coming Friday. We are both SO excited! It's to help raise funds for a mission trip to Africa for some people from the Dundas Calvin Christian Reformed Church.

While Niki and I have made over 265 cards to-date, more are being made daily.

Below are pictures of some of the tri-fold shutter cards I designed:



Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations, Vintage Vogue
Card Stock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum DSP
Ink: Perfect Plum


Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP (retired)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accents: Flower Fusion, Silver brad


Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations, Botanical Blooms
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive DSP
Ink: Old Olive


Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Whisper White, Washington Apple DSP (retired)
Ink: Bordering Blue
Accents: Flower Fusion, Silver brad


Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette

I hope you like them!

03 February 2010

Baby Carriage

Our friends, Paul and Jen, had a baby girl today! YAY!! Her name is Naomi Faith, she weighed in at 6 lbs 10 oz and 20 inches long. After an incorrect epidural and 16 hours of labour, mother and baby are doing well - they are both very tired, though!

Jeff and I went to see them today, and this is the card I made:



Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Sweet Pretty DSP (retired now)
Tools: Scallop Edge punch
Accents: Silver Brads, White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon


For this card, I cut out a regular card-sized piece of card stock and folded it with the boner, and since I don't have a circle cutter or BigShot (yet), I used one of our huge tea mugs and traced over it, making sure there was still enough room on the left to fold the card. Then I cut out the wedges.

I traced that shape onto a piece of the DSP and cut that out too, needing to trim it to be a closer fit once it was glued on.

I used the scallop edge punch to punch out the trim, and after it was punched, I trimmed the pieces to be 1/2" thick.

I used bottle lids for the wheels for the carriage, and stuck brads in the center. But this time, I ran out of snail *gasp* and so I had to use tape to adhere the wheels :( But that turned out okay.

I used this sticky strip that my mom got me from the dollar store to stick the ribbon on. You peel back the cover, and stick whatever it is that you're sticking onto the sticky sheet, and then the sticky-ness is stuck to your item, and it sticks really well to your cardstock! It's called Microdots.

Enjoy!

01 February 2010

Manly Cards

Here are some of the masculine cards that I made for Dave - an extended order for encouragement cards:


Stamp Sets: Thank You Kindly, Seeing Spots
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pacific Point


Stamp Set: A Year of Sweet Sentiments (Taylored Expressions)
Card Stock: Not Quite Navy (with Whisper White on the inside) and Really Rust (with Very Vanilla on the inside)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Really Rust
Tools: Large Oval punch, White Gel Pen


Stamp Sets: Inspired by Nature, So Many Sayings
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Tool: Brayer

I know you have seen the last card before, but the grass was black, and I think it looks better with the grass in Old Olive, makes it look more like grass. But Whisper White is harder to brayer on than the walmart white, which is what I had used before. The Whisper White cardstock has a bit of a sheen to it, and the walmart white is a bit more "porous", if you know what I mean. But the card does look acceptable.

I hope you like them!

09 January 2010

Encouragement Cards

One of my friends from church wants me to make some encouragement cards for him. So this week, I've been compiling a few cards that he can choose from. There are some cards that I made last year, but these are the cards I made last night:


Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Full of Life
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Extras: Silver Brads, Flower Fusion


Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive
Extras: Flower Fusion, Silver Brads


Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Flight of the Butterfly (for the sentiment)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red
Extras: Dimensionals


Stamp Sets: Full of Life, Botanical Blooms (from the Sale-a-bration sale 2009)
Card Stock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive
Extras: Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Blender Pen

I hope Dave enjoys these cards, and I hope you enjoy them too!

06 January 2010

New Cards

I made some new cards! Here they are:


Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze
Extras: Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, flowers and pearls from Dollarama


Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Card Stock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Real Rose, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Extras: Blender Pen, Large Oval punch, Oval Scallop punch

I hope you like them! I really enjoy the sentiments from Upsy Daisy, I don't know why I don't use them more often!