Monday, January 26, 2009

Cheep Talk

I used some leftover pieces to create some little Cheep Talk cards for some friends....but my "talk" is from the Blooming with Love set :) I enjoy this set's easy style that is quick and cute.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Swappers Anonymous Swap Card

This is my swap card for our SA group....I LOVE the colors right now! I chose to use the new Petal Pizazz set that will be in the new Stampin' Up! Spring and Summer catalog.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Healthy Pregnancy Wishes to my demo friend Alison!

I made this simple card for Alison using the new level 2 hostess set Goody Goody Gum drops and took a few cookies to her house to welcome her expected third little sweetie! She's a more energetic girl than I am! Goooo Alison!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Waiting in Line for the Mailbox!

I made this card last week and considered for a half of a second having my club members make one.....there's a lot of cutting here though! I used the stair-step fold from TLC190 on SCS as well as the Love Owlways and Happy Heart Day sets with plenty of paper piecing and grass cutting.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Stamp Club Last Night

Last night at Hostess Stamp club, we made several projects including a Coaster calender shown in this post from November: They chose their colors from the Hostess Level 1 patterns pack.

We also made an explosion card with a heart shape like Kelly Gettelfinger's shown here on SCS: Open view: I've made explosion cards before, but adding the heart shape made this fold so useful for Valentine's Day or Anniversary cards! I simplified using just Kraft cardstock and layers of Very Vanilla and Ridinghood Red. I used the solid tiny heart from Big Bold Birthday in Ridinghood Red on the inside and the Lovely Letters set to spell LOVE on the front. The chocolate chip sponging made it a bit masculine to me....I wouldn't be afraid to give it to a man anyway :). Adding a few favorite things about the person to whom you are giving it on the inside and maybe a picture would step it nicely too.
I was stuck on the tiny heart from Big Bold Birthday and used it as the background in Versamark on Celery for the top of this card which was inspired by the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS which was to CASE JulieHRR (Ebersole), a legend in stamping. Mine doesn't quite follow her style, but it made a card with which I was happy :). To follow the thin profile of Julie's card, I cut the width of the card from 4-1/4 to just 4 inches wide for a change of pace. The polka dot stamp was used in Only Orange on the Pretty in Pink Cardstock. I punched one inch circles from Only Orange Cardstock for the large scallop edge look and used the heart from Priceless in Regal Rose with Only Orange Sponging. I thought the colors were fresh and cheery.

For a simple candy holder, this 3 inch wide piece of Close to Cocoa is simple and quick. (I think these were really popular last year, but I missed the trend with my group, and it is still cute I think.) They are simply 3 inches by 9-1/4 inches with scores at 3, 3-1/4 and 6-1/4. I used the Designer Series Paper from the Level 3 hostess bundle in Pink Pirouette for both the scalloped square layer under the main image and for the 2-1/2 inch layer under the candy on the inside. I simply used Whisper White cardstock and provided SU! markers in Old Olive and So Saffron as well as Pink Pirouette reinker and an aquapainter without water for coloring so that the cardstock wouldn't become warped or pilled. Pink Pirouette finished off the front for a feminine touch.

The inside is pretty self-explanatory, and I do love how the scallop circle is easy to use with a 3 inch square. Just slide the cardstock to the inside, center left and right by sight and punch. Easy Peasy!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Warm Up! to the New Catalog make and take

This card will be one of the make and takes at my Warm Up! to the new Stampin' Up! catalog party on the 22nd and 23rd. This uses the new Petal Pizazz set (available January 19th) as well as a sentiment from the new Level 2 Hostess set Goody, Goody, Gumdrops. I hope this is a card you would like to stop by and make!

Stamp A Stack design....

I like that this card is gender neutral and uses my favorite colors right now....Celery, Baja and Saffron! I made it for Limited Supply Challenge 201 on SCS. I kept it simple to use for my birthday Stamp A Stack on February 19th.