Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Out on a Limb

Good morning! Today's card is made using a new set from the Holiday Mini - Out on a Limb! Isn't that the cutest little witch you ever did see? I got the idea for this card from another card that I saw on Stamping Connection. It was very easy to make. The DSP is from Autumn Spice, which is also in the new mini. You will be able to order from it on September 1st (tomorrow!) If you don't have your mini yet, let me know and I will get one in the mail to you. Thanks for stopping by. Brenda

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pennant Parade Christmas Trees

Welcome back! Today's post features another card that uses the Pennant Parade stamp set. This one also uses a new product that is coming out on September 1st in the new (awesome) Holiday mini catalog! The product is called Dazzling Details, and it provides the glitz that decorates the trees. It is a combination of glue and glitter! Love it! The frame for this card is what was left when I cut out a Top Note die with the Big Shot. It was just lying on my stamping desk, so decided to use it to frame this card. I also ran it through the Petals Aplenty embossing folder with the Big Shot. I sprayed the background of this card with a mixture that is made up of alcohol and Champaigne Mist Shimmer Paint. I love the extra sparkle that it gives a card! Thanks for stopping by. Brenda

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pennant Parade Birthday Hats

Hi stampers!

I love this Pennant Parade stamp set. This card is from the class I did this week. The little flap opens up to reveal the birthday wish! Since we no longer have the slot punch, I improvised with the 3/4 inch hole punch to make a "latch"to hold the flap shut. Love it that the Tempting Turquoise ribbon is back in the catalog this year! Woo Hoo! Stop by tomorrow to see another card we did with this stamp set. Happy Stamping. Brenda

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lace Ribbon Border and Snow Swirled

Good morning! I thought I would share with you another card from my "Christmas in July" class that I held last week. The tree uses our new Wild Wasabi embossing powder. The lace ribbon Border punch is done in Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and is laced with 1/8" Very Vanilla ribbon. The Christmas Blessings words are from a retired set, but I thought they looked nice with this card. I used the decorative label punch for both the words and the "shadow" piece. Again, another simple and easy card. Thanks for stopping by. Brenda

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Waterfall Christmas Card

Today's card uses a set called Jolly Bingo Bits. The waterfall technique is one that I learned a long time ago, and just hadn't used it recently. I love how you pull the string and the little pictures just flip over and the greeting appears! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping. Brenda

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Welcome Christmas

Good morning! This is one of my favorite sets of Christmas stamps from last year, Welcome Christmas! I needed a 4th card for my Christmas in July class, and I couldn't get my card to do what I wanted it to do. (Ever have days like that?) Anyway, I just gave up and took the girls to the pool. When I got back I had only about an hour before class time, and this is what I came up with. the white background uses the Petals Aplenty embossing folder, but it doesn't show up very well in this picture. The oval is cut with the Ovals die and the Big Shot. It is matted with Wild Wasabi and Real Red cardstock. The striped paper is from the Brights Designer Paper collection, and is finished off with the 3/8" white taffeta ribbon. I like the clean lines and the simpleness of this card. It may be one of my Christmas cards this year, as it is quick and easy to make. Hmmm, that might be a good beach project for me! Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping. Brenda

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Flirtatious Card

This card uses our luscious new designer paper, Flirtatious! The base card is made from Concord Crush cardstock, and the next layer is one of the sheets in the Flirtatious designer paper. The Melon Mambo medallion in the center is carefully cut from a sheet of 16 medallions, also in the Flirtatious designer paper. I used Concord crush again to punch out the large scalloped circle, and the 1 3/4 " punch for the white circle. Get Well is stamped with Concord Crush ink with a stamp from the Perfectly Penned stamp set. The leaves are punched from Certainly Celery cardstock with our Bird Punch. The butterflies are from the Butterfly embosslit. The melon mambo scallop is made using the Big Shot and the Tasteful Trim die.

This was our make and take for the July Downline meeting. Thanks for stopping by. Happy stamping. Brenda

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lion in the Grass

This card was one I created for my masculine card class last week. the cardstocks used are Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Bashful Blue. I used one of our 5/16" neutral Jumbo Brads as the "nail" to hang the picture! lol The chord is Early Espresso Baker's Twine. The background of this card is stamped on Crumb Cake Cardstock using the grass stamp from Inspired by Nature with Versa Mark Ink. The lion and the words are stamped with chocolate chip ink. This was another quick and easy card. Hope you enjoyed it. Stop by again. Brenda