Saturday, April 19, 2014

Perfect Pennants Bundle

Today is going to be a GORGEOUS day out and I get to go see my grandson play soccer, so this is my short and sweet post for toda. I saw a video how to make this card.  It's kind of a "postcard" there's no base to open, the actual Smokey Slate Banner on this card IS the flap that opens and reveals the next size smaller pennant in white to write on. I started with a Summer Starfruit base, and layered it with a piece of  Bermuda Bay that I randomly stamped with stars from the Perfect Pennants stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink. Then I cut out the Smokey Slate by creasing the cardstock and laying it just above the die so that it stays attached to make a flap. I glued it in between the Summer Starfruit and Bermuda Bay layers. I stamped out the Make a Wish in Summer Starfruit onto Whisper White and used the 2 1/2" circle punch to cut it out and then sliced off just enough to line up on the pennant.  I colored the letter "a" with the Bermuda Bay marker and punched it out with the 1/2" circle punch.  I added a strip of Silver Glitter paper behind it before tying a piece of Summer Starfruit stitched ribbon over it all.  I used the Star Punch to punch out some BB stars for some color on the front.
I'm sad to see Summer Starfruit retiring this year, I need to "hoard" up ( my new word for "stock up") on it before it's gone.!
And speaking of retiring...TOMMORROW, April 21st, the RETIRED LIST comes out for Stampin' Up! and Monday-Friday ONLY, FREE SHIPPING! Contact me if you need anything or need help ordering! This year, even the stamps are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thanks So Much

 Oh Hello! Yes, that's the one of the stamp sets I used on this card for card class this month. The sentiment and the chevron pattern on the Apothecary label behind the butterfly from Papillion Potpourri are actually two stamps from that set.  I stamped the sentiment first on Whisper White card stock in Smokey Slate ink and then ran it through the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  I cut the label, as I said before, with the Apothecary Accents framelits from Soft Sky card stock and inked up the chevron stamp in Soft Sky and stamped it on.  I cut a piece of Burlap Ribbon in just to make it look square and stuck it down on top of the label.
I stamped the butterfly in Stazon Black and colored it with the Crushed Curry Ink Pad and Blender Pen and used a couple of Mini Glue Dots to adhere to the burlap.  I finished it off by tying a piece of Linen Thread into a bow and adding a Basic Pearl to the front of the bow.
Thanks for stopping by.  Tommorrow I will post yet another card from class..Happy Good Friday!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sweetie Pie

 Hello stampers! Here we are again, another month about gone.  I can't believe it.  I always seem to notice it more when I am finished with my last class of the month.  Kind of puts things into perspective. Anyway, wanted to show you our cards from class this month. I am IN LOVE with the most recent Photopolymer stamp set: Sweetie Pie!  I adore all the cute faces and the whimsical frames and doodles on the other set too.
I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  Then stamped one of the frames in Stazon Ink onto the wood image, and then again onto a scrap of Crumb Cake and fussy cut it out and popped it up on a Dimensional.   I cut a piece of Retro Fresh DSP and adhered it to the bottom of the wood image piece and then wrapped a piece of Costal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon across the seam.  I cut out a bubble from the Bubble Framelits using Very Vanilla card stock and stamped it with some of the sentiments in Basic Black and Coastal Cabana inks.  I wanted a little something to make it all pop out so I used the Small Heart Punch and punched out a heart from Champagne Glitter Paper.
 For the face, I stamped it onto Very Vanilla and traced the frame and cut out by hand, coloring her hair with the Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker.
I am sure I will be using this stamp set alot as I just can't get over the cuteness of it. Thanks for stopping by!