Monday, May 30, 2011

Embossed + embossed

This was an alternate card from my May Technique Class (showing how you can get more looks from your embossing folders). The supplies I had ready could be used for this card, or another which I shared in this post.

I was very excited when I discovered that a card front can fit inside the Framed Tulips embossing folder the long skinny way and just get stripes of the embossing (instead of the whole frame like on this card). There is enough room to make them wonky like I did here. Some of my lines are debossed (pushed backwards) and some are embossed (pushed forward) for even more interest. Then I embossed some flowers from Printed Petals--30% off until tomorrow!--with the Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss powder. I love the way these powders show up on the dark card stocks... very striking. The sentiment is from Touch of Kindness, another stamp in the Summer Mini catalogue.

Stamps: Printed Petals, Touch of Kindness
Inks: Marina Mist, VersaMark
Card stock: Early Expresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Other: Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder, Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss powder, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle punch

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Quickie Card--Fabulous Florets

This might be my favourite set from the Summer Mini... Fabulous Florets!
I'm also loving the Word Play stamp set (30% off until May 31st!). It's on sale to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, but it's defnitely not just for scrapbookers! The Beyond the Garden DSP coordinates so nicely with the Fabulous Florets stamps, and I love this colour combination from the Colour Coach (Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight). I added a little bling with the Basic Rhinestones, and this card was done! It was quick & easy so it's perfect for my Quickie Card Class next week (at UWO at noon, and at my place @ 4:00). You can sign up for this class on my website... just click the RSVP button and enter your info!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Selective Embossing - On the Grow

This is the second card from my Technique Class last weekend:

I love the look of this non-embossed area with the stamping inside... and so easy to create with a chipboard template and Textured Impressions Folders (Petals-a-Plenty on this card). I also showcased the On the Grow stamp set and the Triple Layer Doily Punch from the Summer Mini.

Stamps: On the Grow
Inks: Bashful Blue, StazOn Jet Black, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Card stock: So Saffron, Naturals White, Rose Red, Crumb Cake
Big Shot: 3" Circle die (from the Occasions Mini, but still available), Petals A Plenty Texured Impressions Folder
Other: Brights Brads, Daffodil Delight 1/8" ribbon, Blender Pen, Doily punch, Modern Label punch, Chipboard

Friday, May 13, 2011

May Technique Class - Selective Dry Embossing

This is one of the cards we're making in this weekend's Technique Class:

This card features the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions folder to make a border framing the Tangerine Tango Embossed flowers (from the Level 2 Hostess set - Love & Care).

I still have room in all classes, so let me know if you'd like to come and make this card!

Stamps: Love & Care
Inks: VersaMark, Tangerine Tango
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Marina Mist, Naturals Ivory
Other: Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss powder, Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Framed Tulips Textured Impression Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, 1 5/8 x 7/8" Oval punch

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sail Away

This card is a make & take for Tracy's workshop I had on the weekend. It showcases a new single stamp (Sail Away), the new Baker's Twine, and the Grunge Rock stamp set that is 30% off during May. It's also one of the cards we'll be making (minus the Baker's Twine) at the Free Make, Take & Donate this Wednesday at Crouch Library.

Stamps: Sail Away, Grunge Rock, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze
Card stock: Small Note Cards, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy
Other: Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May Scrapbook Class - Playful Polka Dots

This is the layout we're making in this month's Scrapook Class (spaces still available):

It uses the new Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin' Kit from the Summer Mini, which is so fresh and fun, and looks very feminine as a whole. I think I've created a fairly gender neutral layout with it, but you can use more of the pink from the kit to make your layout more girl-y.

TIME: 1:00pm or 7:00pm

COST: $5.00 or free with a $25.00 order (and for scrapbook club members)
REGISTER BY: Saturday May 7, 2011
Recommended Photo Sizes: One - 4"x4",two - 3"x3"

You are welcome to bring other sizes of photos and rearrange the layout if you'd like. This layout is very adaptable to any theme you want to create. You can choose the reverse sides of the papers, and choose a different title to suit your photos. I will also have other stamps available for you to use.

Stamps: Word Play, Grunge Rock, Fabulous Florets
Inks: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Write marker)
Card stock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Other: Tasteful Trims Big Shot Die, 2 1/2" Circle punch, Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin' Kit

Monday, May 2, 2011

Summer Mini has started!

The Summer Mini catalogue products are now availabele to purchase (May 1st - Aug 31st), and I have a few cards to share over the next few days. This card uses the Bold Blossoms stamp set (originally appeared in the Occasions Mini Catalogue) and the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch.

I punched several flowers (using the different levels on the punch) out of various scraps of card stock, then adhered them all to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with Two Way glue. I ran the whole piece through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice Textured Impressions folder, then mounted it on my card base (stamped with the flower and butterfly from the Bold Blossoms stamp set). I added a sentiment to finish the card.

If you do not have a copy of the Summer Mini, you can view one by clicking my link below, or you can e-mail and I'll send you one by Snail Mail (Canadians only, please).

Click HERE to view the Summer Mini online.