Saturday, March 31, 2012

More Sale-a-Bration cards...

A few more cards I've created recently that use Sale-a-Bration products...
Cupcake Joy Fold Card (from my March Stepped Up Cards class)
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Inks: Poppy Parade, VersaMark, Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Naturals White, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Punches: Cupcake Builder, Pinking Hearts border, Triple Layer flower
Other: Vanilla Scented Stampin' Emboss powder, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Everyday Enchantment Brad (SAB)

Tea Cup Diagonal Pocket card (from my January Stepped Up Cards class):
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB), Tea Shoppe
Inks: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Crumb Cake
Other: 1" Circle punch, Modern Label punch, Corner Rounder punch, Crop-a-Dile, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Metallic Brads, Everyday Enchantment ribbon (SAB)

This card was created with scraps left over from a card we made at my Sale-a-bration Kick-off party.

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB), Friendly Phrases
Inks: VersaMark, Poppy Parade
Card stock: Naturals White, Baja Breeze
Other: Labels Framelit, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot die, Pewter Stampin' Emboss powder, Tulip Frame TIF

Butterfly Hole card (inspired by Colleen) from my March Simple Cards class.

Stamps: Distressed Dots background
Inks: Pool Party
Card stock: Naturals White, Lucky Limeade
Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot die, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon (SAB)

Last Day of Sale-a-Bration - Language of Friendship

This card uses two products that you can still get for free with a $60.00 order until midnight tonight... the Designer Frames embossing folders and the Language of Friendship stamp set. Thankfully, these are also in the regular catalogue, so you can still get them after Sale-a-Bration ends (but not for free...).

I embossed the 'window' first with one of the frames, then stamped around it with the flower stamps in Language of Friendship with Baja Breeze ink. I stamped the bird, wing and leaf with another stamp in the set, which conveniently lines up perfectly with the 2-Step Bird punch to punch them all out at once. I coloured them (a combination of markers and Blender Pen with ink) and punched out a few other leaves to make the nest for the bird to sit on. I stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso ink and embossed with clear powder to make sure it stood out against the stamped background.

I have a few more cards with Sale-a-Bration products to share, so I'll be back later with another post!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sprinkled Flowers - 2 days left!

Sprinkled Expressions is a perfect stamp set for the Rock 'n Roll technique... You have two days left to get this stamp set for free with a $60 order!

I used Marina Mist on the flower stamps, then rolled the edges in Island Indigo before stamping. I used markers (Pool Party and Marina Mist) to ink the sentiment stamp.

Stamps: Sprinkled Expressions
Inks: Marina Mist, Island Indigo
Card stock: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Pool Party
Other: 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Stampin' Write Markers (Pool Party, Marina Mist)

Everyday Elegance Blossom Card - Three days left!

Only three days left to take advantage of Sale-a-Bration and get the beautiful Everyday Elegance papers (used on this card below) or another product from the Sale-a-Bration flyer for free with a $60 order!

Diana Gibbs created a card very similar to this one and I just had to make one myself... we made it at Lisa & Ila's party earlier this month. I also used another SAB freebie (the Fresh Vintage stamp set) for the flower centre.

Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Delightful Dozen
Inks: Calypso Coral
Card stock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Pool Party
Punches: Blossom Punch, 1 1/4" Circle, 1" Circle, 1" Square
Other: Vintage Wallpaper TIF, In Color Polka Dot Brad

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Elementary Elegance & Butterfly cards

This is one of the cards we made at Lisa & Ila's party a few weeks ago... I think it is based on one that Shelli made (at Leadership maybe???) and I adapted it so it could be a make & take and not take too much time.

I love the frame from Elementary Elegance embossed like this, and really like the First Edition papers combined with the little bits of colour (Pool Party & Calypso Coral) from the butterflies. Only six days left to get this stamp set for free with a $60.00 order... Sale-a-Bration is coming to an end!

Stamps: Elementary Elegance
Inks: VersaMark, Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Other: First Edition dsp, Clear Stampin' Emboss powder, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Curly Label punch, Basic Rhinestone

Friday, March 23, 2012

Elementary Birthday

Another card featuring Sale-a-bration products (available for free with a $60 order until March 31st--only 8 days left!)

If you can't tell, I love the Everyday Elegance papers this year, and this card features strips of them (rounded with the 3/4" Circle Punch). My favourite free stamp set is Elementary Elegance... the sentiments fit into the Curly Label punch, and inside the swirly label image which looks amazing embossed! This was one of the cards from my February Simple Cards class.

Stamps: Elementary Elegance
Inks: VersaMark, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Naturals white, Pool Party
Other: 3/4" Circle punch, White Stampin' Emboss powder, Curly Label punch, Basic Pearl 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

February Thank You cards - Masked Vintage

I love the way this quick & easy card turned out... it is a 3x3 Thank You card for my February orders, and this could easily be transferred to a larger card.

I punched Post-It Notes (I recommend punching two or three at a time) with my 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch. I stuck one on my Crumb Cake card base and sponged inside the scallop circle with my current favourite colour combo (Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo). I stamped the large image from Fresh Vintage (free during Sale-a-Bration) with Chocolate Chip ink over the sponging and then took off the Post-it Note. I stamped my sentiment (from another SAB freebie - Kindness Matters) and added a Basic Pearl.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Celebrate Sale-a-Bration!

I love the Everyday Elegance papers that you can get for free with a $60.00 order until March 31st. I used the Petite Pennants punch and Bitty Shapes flower punch to create a banner to go across the top of this card.

The Outlined Occasions stamp set is also a free Sale-a-Bration set, and looks perfect on this card, coloured to match the papers. A little bling in the flowers is the perfect finishing detail.

Stamps: Outlined Occasions
Inks: Basic Black
Stampin' Write markers: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Blushing Bride
Punches: Petite Pennants Punch, Bitty Shapes
Other: Everyday Elegance DSP, Basic Rhinestones

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Scallop Envelope Purse - Big Shot class

We are making this super cute purse made from the Scallop Envelope die in my Big Shot Class this weekend:

I saw this on Monica's blog and had to make one myself. The label on the front keeps the flap closed.

Stamps: Petite Pairs, Language of Friendship, Four Frames
Inks: Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral
Punches: Decorative Label, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Boho Blossom
Big Shot: Scallop Envelope die
Other: Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Masked Triple Treat Card - March Stepped Up Class

This is one of the cards we're making in my Stepped Up Cards class this weekend...

It uses two stamps that you can get for free with a $60.00 order until March 31st (Triple Treat Flower & Kindness Matters) as well as two wheels (Very Vintage and Music Notes). I masked off the sections with Post-it notes, sponged inside, then stamped (or wheeled) with the same colour. I covered the seams with ribbons and card stock cut with the Tasteful Trim die. The Triple Treat flower can be punched with both the Fancy Flower punch and the 5-Petal Flower punch, so I stamped it twice with different colours, then punched and layered the flowers. I added a Pool Party Polka Dot brad to finish it off.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spotlighting - Up in the Air

This is one of the cards from February's Stepped Up Cards class and features the Spotlighting technique.

I saw this card by Maile Belles, and had to try it with the Up in the Air stamp set... I stamped the image three times (inked with markers)... once on the card base, one to punch with the 2 1/2" Circle, and one to punch with the three smaller circle punches. I lined up the images and attached them to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamps: Up in the Air, Friendly Phrases
Inks: Island Indigo
Stampin' Write Markers: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist
card stock: Naturals White
Punches: 2 1/2" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1" Circle, 3/4" Circle
Other: Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Rhinestone

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bike Rides - March Scrapbook Class

This is the single page (12x12) layout from my Scrapbook Class this month (still time to sign up!)

I saw this layout on Pinterest, which inspired my layout...
We will also be using the Everyday Enchantment DSP (from Sale-a-Bration) to create our two page layout...


Stamps: Sweet Shoppe Alphabet stamps (Upper & Lower)
Inks: Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White
Punches: Scallop Border, Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Corner Rounder
Other: Sweet Shop DSP, Jelly Bean brads, Island Indigo Baker's Twine

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fresh Vintage Clean & Simple

Another Pinterest CASE... 

Loved this set of cards and had to copy for my Simple Cards Class (still time to sign up so you can come and make this card and three others):

Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Perfect Punches
Ink: Island Indigo
Card stock: Naturals White
Other: Extra Large Oval punch, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Folder, Basic Pearls

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Stampin' Up! has introduced the Diagonal Plate to be used with the Simply Scored tool, and it is available now (item #125586 - $15.95)! This tool allows you to make custom envelopes easily, as well as boxes and diagonal score lines for techniques and fun fold cards. It fits right on top of the Simply Scored tool, and has 1/8" score lines. Stampin' Up! has created a video showing how it works and how to make envelopes with it.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Frosted Window Elements of Style

This card is from my Quickie class @ UWO (from January), and features the Frosted Window technique. I also showed this technique in my January Stepped Up Card Class (and created another card).

Basically, you stamp an image on vellum (I like the cardstock vellum) and also on a light card stock (I used Naturals White). Then you colour with darker colours (Rose Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight) on the card stock layer, and lighter colours (Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose) on the back of the stamped vellum. You can blend colours together with the markers, or a Blender Pen. Then you line up the coloured images, and attach the vellum layer over the card stock layer with Stampin' Dimensionals. Add a frame (cut with my Labels Framelits) and a sentiment and call it done!

Stamps: Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Staz On Jet Black, Old Olive
Card Stock: Naturals White, Old Olive, Vellum card stock
Other: Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Labels Framelits
Stampin' Write Markers: Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose