Monday, September 27, 2010

SSSC10 Season's Greetings

This week over on Karen's Giron's Blog, the Sweetest Sunday Sketch challenge is to make a card using a favorite past sketch.  I chose SSSC10 as inspiration for a Christmas card.  This wreath is also from my new favorite Papertrey Ink stamp set "A Wreath for all Seasons."

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink A wreath for all Season and Signature Christmas, Stampin Up polka dot background
Ink:  Stampin Up Old olive and cherry cobbler, Momento tuxedo black
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink ripe avacado, scarlet jewel, white, and kraft
Tools: Papertrey Ink eyelet lace border die and mat stack 3 die
Accessories: Papertrey Ink scarlet jewel button and twine

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Season's Greeting Wreath

OK, I will admit it.  I am a full fledged Papertrey Ink addict!  Couldn't wait to ink up this twig wreath and berries!  By stamping the berries once and then turning it at a 45 degree angle to stamp off again, it create a more realistic look.  

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink wreath for all season, baskground basics: text style, and signature christmas
Ink:  Stampin Up crumb cake, real red, and chocolate chip
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink pure poppy, white, and dark chocolate
Accessories: Papertrey Ink spiral notebook page die, pure poppy button, and twine

Merry Christmas Wreath

Put my Papertrey Ink (PTI) background basics sets to good use to make this card!  I used a white gel pen to jazz up the background on the old olive card stock.  I sponged the edges of the spiral notebook page after stamping the lettering in crumb cake.  I added some glossy accents to my berries on the leaves to make them shine!

Stamps:  PTI background basics: Christmas, background basics: retro, and a wreath for all seasons
Ink: Stampin Up old olive, real red, crumb cake and Momento tuxedo black
Card Stock:  PTI pure poppy and white, Stampin Up old olive
Accessories: PTI spiral notebook page die, glossy accents, and a white gel pen

The Stocking was Hung

I am in th process of making a bunch of boxed Christmas cards for an upcoming craft show.  This is one of the designs.  Trying the twine and attaching the buttons was sort of a pain in the neck, but I am loving the finished project.  I used Versa Mark Dazzle to stamp the snowflakes.  It looks more muted in person than it does in the photo, but you get the idea!

Stamps: Papertrey InkStocking Prints and Background Basics: Christmas, Stampin UpChristmas Punch
Ink: Versa Mark Dazzle, Stampin Up cherry cobbler and crumb cake, Papertrey Ink ripe avacado
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink scarlet  jewwl, ripe avacado, and white
Accessories: Papertrey Ink ripe avacado button and twine

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Christmas Gift Card Holders

My Christmas crafting has begun to prepare for a couple of upcoming craft fairs.  I am making a bunch of these cute gift card holders.  You can find the tutorial on my blog here

Here are 3 examples of the many that I have made so far.   The one in the middle ties with ribbon as opposed to having a removable band.  Simply use sticky strip to adhere the ribbon around the outside of your gift card holder before adhering the outer panels. 

Below are the pics that show you the inside of each one and a supply list.

Card Stock:  Papertrey Ink scarlet jewel, ripe avacado, stampers select white, and Stampin Up crumb cake
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Background Basics Basics: Retro and Stampin Up Christmas Punch
Ink: Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow and Stampin Up cherry cobbler
Punches:  Stampin Up ornament, oval XL, 1" circle, 1/2 circle and a Fiskars 2" punch
Accessories: silver elastic, A2 envelope, Stampin Up stampin dimesionals

Card Stock:  Stampin Up always artichoke, cherry cobbler, and whisper white
Stamps: Stampin Up Christmas Punch and Dasher, Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics
Ink:  Papertrey Ink fresh snow and Stampin Up cherry cobbler, Versa Mark Dazzle
Punches:  Stampin Up oval XL, 1" circle, 1/2" circle, and a Fiskars 2" circle
Accessories:  white embossing power. sheer ribbon, A2 envelope, Stampin Up stampin dimensionals

Card Stock: Papertrey Ink scarlet jewel, ripe avacado, stampers select white, and Stampin Up crumb cake

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Background Basics Basics: Retro and Stampin Up Christmas Punch
Ink: Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow and Stampin Up cherry cobbler
Punches: Stampin Up ornament, oval XL, 1" circle, 1/2 circle and a Fiskars 2" punch
Accessories: silver elastic, A2 envelope, Stampin Up stampin dimesionals

Thursday, September 16, 2010

SC298 Sympathy

Still working on a box of sympathy cards for someone and this week's sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers game me the inspiration I needed to put together another card.  I just love Stamin Up's Watercolor Trio stamp set.  It is so versatile and it is often my "go to" stamp set for many occasions!

Stamps: Stampin Up's Watercolor Trio
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's perfect plum and chocolate chip, Paper Trey Ink's stampers select white, DCWV's Latte Matstack
Ink: Stampin' Up perfect plum and old olive
Tools: Nestabilities oval
Accessories: Papertrey Ink's button and twine

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Watercolor Trio Sympathy

I am LOVING Papertrey Ink's background stamps!  I took me a few tries to figure out how to line them up correctly, but I've got it down now!  LOVING their spiral notebook page die as well!  I was asked to make a box of sympathy cards and this will be one of the cards in the set.  I sponged some crumb cake ink around the edges of the notebook page after stamping the text in the same color before adding the flowers.  I also used a white gl pen to add a little pop to the background stamp on the plum pudding card stock.   
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink's Bacground basics: retro and background basics: text style, Stampin' Up's watercolor trio and teeny tiny wishes
Ink:  Stampin Up perfect plum, old olive, and crumb cake
Card stock:  Papertrey Ink's plum pudding and stampers select white, Stampin Up crumb cake
Die:  Papertrey Ink spiral notebook page
Accessories: sponge, white gel pen, and button

SSSC85 Apples for Teacher

This was my entry for Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challege #85   The crystal effects is still drying on my apples as you can see form this photo, but I have a busy day ahead of me and I wanted to submit my entry before the chaos of the day begins!  I am loving the versatility of background stamps.  The designs on the old olive card stock is from a Papertrey Ink background stamp and alphabet background stamp is by Stampin' Up.  I masked the apples before stamping the background.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink's Background Basics: Retro and Teacher's Apple, Stampin Up A-Z
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Stampin Up old olove and real red
Card Stock: Stampin Up real red, old olive, basic black, and whisper white
Punch:  Stampin Up scallop edge border
Accessories: crystal effects

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Oh Snap!

I needed to make a card for someone and I wanted to go for a retro, funky style and My Favorite Thing's a la mode Picture Perfect stamp set was the perfect fit!  I paired it with some designer paper from October Afternoon's thrift shop and voila!

Stamp set:  My Favorite Things a la mode Picture This
Card Stock:  Stampin Up Riding Hood Red, basic black, and very vanilla
Designer Paper: October Afternoon's Thrift Shop
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Prisma colored pencils blended with gamsol

Friday, September 10, 2010

Beautiful Blooms Thank You

I am always drawn to cards with a vintage feel to them, but it is never what I create. However, when my UPS guy was kind enough to deliver my new box of goodies from Papertrey Ink, I put my new things to good use and this is what I came up with tonight.

Card Stock:  PTI stampers select white, SU cherry cobbler and more mustard
Ink: SU cherry cobber and crumb cake, PTI ripe avacado, Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen
Stamp Sets: Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms II, PTI Background Basics: Text Style, SU Watercolor Trio, SU Because I Care
Tools: PTI Sprial Notebook Page die
Accessories: twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, September 6, 2010

From one chick to another

I made this card for Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #84.  You can check it out on Karen blog here.

I wanted to make something in fall colors so here's what I did!  I colored the leaves on the tree in red, orange and yellow tones.  I added some Tim Holtz distress inks to the white card stock   I think the buton and twine pull the look all together!  What do you think?!

Card stock:  Stampin Up riding hood red, early espresso, always artichoke, and Papertrey Ink's stampers select white
Designer paper: October Afternoon's Fly a Kite
Ink: Stampin up chocolate chip, Tim Holtz distress inks in antique linen and tea dye, Momento tuxedo black

Tools: Stampin up markers, Stampin Up punches in scallop trim border and scallop edge border
Stamps:  all images and sentiment by Amuse Art Stamps
Accessories:  button and twine