May 28, 2011

Brad scraps for PPA95

Here is a quick post for the Pals Paper Arts "BRADS" challenge.
For this card I decided to dive in my scraps bin... and here is my card.
I started with a perfect plum card base and for the rest of the DSPs it was all pieces and bits I had left over of (mostly) retired DSPs. I used the scallop edge on the olive gingham then layered a piece of the plum series DSP, then a layer of another piece of olive floral paper.
I created the main flower with the Fun Flowers die using scraps of pear pizzazz cs and springtime vintage dsp. I held this flower together with a pink corduroy (retired) brad then popped it up a dimensional.
I made the little tag from plum cs and stamped the sentiment in the same colored ink. I added a small flower with the Boho Blossoms punch to the tag and held it on with a small olive brad, then tucked a branch from the two step bird punch. I tied the tag on to the corduroy brad with some twine .
The second sentiment is stamped in plum on w.w. and punched with the word window punch, then two more olive brads hold that to the pink label mat and popped up with dimensional. 
Here's a peek at the inside and I finished the envelope with a piece of perfect plum DSP. Hope you liked my brad challenge card.
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May 23, 2011

Fabulous Florets - Gem of a Friend PP48 sketch challenge

Today's post is for The Paper Player's sketch challenge. My wonderful up line Nance Leedy of Canopy Crafts was the Paper Players DT member that chose this great sketch..
and here is my card for the challenge using my favorite set from the summer mini Fabulous Florets, and another new item; the Flower Garden embossing folder.
I hope you can see the sketch, which I modified a bit, but I think I captured it okay.
I started with a white card base embossed with the Flower Garden emboss folder, then embossed another piece of wasabi green and placed it on the front left side.
Here is a closer look at the embossing side by side.
The focal point is a w.w. white scallop circle stamped with a sentiment from "You're a Gem" in wild wasabi ink. Then I stamped the stem from "Fabulous Florets" in wild wasabi, and stamped a second time (without reinking) on the inside. (you'll see that in a minute). Then I stamped the blossoms from the Fabulous Florets on tangerine with tangerine ink and cute them out. (I stamped a second time without re-inking on the inside again). I dusted the edges with a touch of white shimmer paint, then added a few rhinestones and popped them up with a dimensional.
 I stamped a few leaves in wasabi and cut them out and added to the focal point to complete my sketch items.
Here's a peek at the inside, but I haven't added the sentiment yet.
Then the finishing touch on the envelope.

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May 22, 2011

You're a Gem of a Friend

Today is a quick post of a card I made for a friend. I love the colors and actually made several; each a little different. Here is my card.
I started with pacific point blue and layered with daffodil delight accents.
I embossed the card front with the new "Flower Garden" embossing folder. Then I stamped one blossom from "Fabulous Florets" several times in pacific point on w.w. cs and ran it through the BS using the square lattice emboss folder. I added that to a pacific point mat, and again with a daffodil delight mat.
I wrapped this stack with a frayed piece of wide striped daffodil delight ribbon and tied it with the tiny piece I cut off the edge, then I added to the card front. I stamped the sentiment from "You're a Gem" set in pacific point on w.w. and double matted with a daffodil scallop oval, and a pacific point large oval then popped it up with a few dimensionals overlapping the ribbon. 
I stamped another blossom from "Fabulous Florets" and cut it out leaving a hint of white and popped this up as well, then added a pretty blue rhinestone to the center.
 Here is a peek at the inside using a sentiment from "Happy Greetings" and a few more blossoms from "Fabulous Florets".

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May 15, 2011

Here Comes the Bride - {PPA93} challenge

Hi there everyone... well today my post is for the Pals Paper Arts "Here Comes the Bride" challenge, and here is the inspiration photo.... oooohhh so pretty.
My wedding stamps are very limited, but here is my card. 
It really is much prettier in person than it's showing here, so use your imagination. I started with a crumb cake card base, than punch the corners with a double rounder. The next layer is a very vanilla stamped with an image from the "Blissful Bride" set. I colored the bow on the dress with a blushing bride write marker, then run through the BS with the square emboss folder and added a tiny pearl the center of the bow. 
 The next layer is vellum card stock embossed with the new "Flower Garden" emboss folder which I colored with a touch of crumb cake ink, then tore the edges before attaching.
Next I stamped the sentiment from "Happy Greetings" in crumb cake in on very vanilla cs and punched with the decorative label punch. I punched a second label from some gold tissue paper and beefed up the back with a third label in cs.
 I colored a small rosette with the blushing bride write marker and added another pearl to the center of the rosette.
Here's a peek at the inside using touches from the front.
Then I stamped the envelope.
Hope you liked my card today.

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May 8, 2011

Brother's Birthday {PP46} color challenge.

Hi again! Wow two posts in one day! I just posted my card this morning for the PPA challenge ... then I was soooooo excited to see a new challenge at the Paper Players ; another color challenge that fits the birthday card, I made for my brother's birthday tomorrow, perfectly! Here are the colors.

 And here's my card.

I actually had this card done a fewweeks ago but went back and added the twine and tags when I got the inspiration from Ann Schach's card a few posts back here.  She is also my spritzer hero too. I 'finally' got the hang of that spritzer after I called SU and got mine replaced. Now I don't have to feel like a spritzer stumper!
I started with marina mist card stock for the base and stamped the compus lightly on the top right corner, then built my card layers using the new "Nautical Expedition" DSP and new stamp set "The Open Sea"... LOVE this set!
I layered a few strips of the DSP to the front then I stamped the ship's log on basic white and spritzed and distressed it and curled the corner.
 I also stamped the ship on another piece of basic white and die cut then distressed and spritzed this piece; I stamped the sentiment in cherry cobbler and then matted this piece with cherry cobbler die cut before attaching to the front with pop dots.
The finishing touch (thanks Ann) was to wrap some cherry cobbler baker's twine and add a few tiny tags with a piece of blue floss.
The inside is finished with touches of DSP and more of the Open Sea, then the sentiment was stamped in cherry cobbler.
One more stamp on the envelope... Done!

I REALLY like how it turned out... hope my brother does too!

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Sympathy Watercolors {PPA92 Color Challenge}

Happy Mother's Day!
Just quick post today to play along with the Pals Paper Arts color challenge. OOOhhh Love these colors too.
This is actually a card we will be making in my next class on Wednesday. It's pretty simple to assemble too. Here's my card.
I started with pale blushing bride card base and used a double round corner punch to soften the edges.
Then I used VersaMark and stamped the images from Fifth Avenue Floral on vellum and covered in clear embossing powder. I colored the flowers using daubers  and inks in blushing bride, poppy parade, peach parfait and did the same with pear pizzazz on the swirls.
Then I used brilliance white pigment ink and white embossing powder on the sentiment.
Next I folded a piece of scrap pear pizzaz ribbon in half and punched a 1/16" hole and added a pale pink corduroy button to secure the vellum to the card front. I also added one tiny glue dot to bottom right lower front to keep the vellum in place.
I repeated the process on the inside but this time I used whisper white cs. I really like how it turned out and think it gives a soft pretty look.

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May 7, 2011

May Birthdays & The Cupcake Open!!

Hi everyone.
Well what a wonderful week this is...why? Because there are so many family members and friends Birthdays this week!  [Me 5th, MIL 6th, Michele 7th, Nancy 8th, cousin 8th, brother 9th]. Plus...the first Thursday of May is always our Cupcake Open on my golf league. Why? Because we celebrate the birthdays of Nancy, Michele and ME! Our birthdays are on the 5th;me the 7th; Michele and the 8th; Nancy! how fun is that? Well take my word, it FUN!

I wanted to share the cards I made for both. First is Nancy's; which suits her to a tee.. no pun intended. here it is. I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base and added some pear pizzaaa DSP, which I glued to the pear pizzazz mat then ran through the BS with the Cottage Wall emboss folder.
Then I wrapped the mat with razzleberry polka dotted ribbon and tied a knot bow before attaching to the card front.
I stamped the image and re-stamped it on razzleberry velvet paper and cut out the hat and shoulder area, and glued to the original image. I added a few pear felt pom poms to the hat. Then I colored the face with markers and a blender pen. I added some bling pearl earrings to finish the 'look'.
Here's a peek at the inside... and she really IS a Chic' chick!
And a peek at the envelope. So cute.
Happy Birthday Nancy on the 8th!

Michele's card has been previously posted. When she saw this card she Loved it because it reminded her of  her daughter that took ballet and wore tu tus.  I knew I had to save it for her birthday.

You can find full details of how I made this card here.
Happy Birthday Michele on the 7th!

 There is also many more birthdays at the end of month too! I better get busy.

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May 1, 2011

Birds - Bees - Flowers - Trees (PP45) theme challenge

Hi everyone.
Today's post is for the Paper Players theme challenge - "Birds, Bees, Flowers & Trees"  - however I'm still trying to figure out if Spring has really arrived yet. 
I don't really have any flower sets  from the summer mini that would work for this challenge,  so I went to one of my very favorite sets "Four Frames", and that gorgeous "Paisley Petals" DSP that will be available in the new IBC and here is my card.
One of the things I LOVE about this DSP is that it does all the work for you. I think it's just gorgeous. I cut a piece of DSP and matted it with marina blue cs. Then wrapped a piece of cherry cobbler seam binding before adding to the card base.
I stamped the sentiment on WW in cherry cobbler and punched it out with the decorative label punch. A second label was punched out of cherry cobbler to mat the sentiment and popped it up with dimensionals centered on the seam binding. 
Then I added a few butterflies in cherry cobbler and marina blue that were made with the butterfly embosslit. I added to the front and label with tom bow and embellished each with a sweet pearl body. 
The inside was finished with another piece of DSP. Easy peasy Done!

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