Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February Card Designs to Love!

Direct Case from Lynn Starzl
The photopolymer stamp set called Snuggles and Smooches is so cute! I love the swirls! Simple card using Real Red, Whisper White and some retired scraps of a Black and White Designer Series Paper. Black Memento Tuxedo Ink and Real Red ink were used. Finished off with a Real Red heart punched and a little bling added with the Rhinestone Jewels. Don't forget to use the Piercing Pad for a cushion for the clear stamps, it really helps to get a great image. Thanks Lynn for the great design!

Color Scheme Inspired by Carol Lowenstein
I love this Lumberjack! What a hunk! Using Lost Lagoon, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstock you can make this cute card. Stamped the images from the Wood You Be Mine set with Chocolate Chip ink, colored with the Mocha and Blush Skin Tone Blendabilities, Lost Lagoon  and Smokey Slate Stampin' Write Markers. A second layer of beard was colored, fussy cut out and raised with dimensionals. Used the Word Bubble framelits for the verse, then traced the outside edge of the framelit and fussy cut the Chocolate Chip cardstock to frame the greeting. The background was stamped with the retired Woodgrain stamp in Chocolate Chip ink. I used an old pair of deckle edge scissors to cut around the frame behind the lumberjack. You could even add some heart stamps to show he's really in love!

My Original Design
Starting with Melon Mambo cardstock and Back to Black Designer Series Paper you can make the  base fast, with the 5/8" White Organza ribbon wrapping around the card and will be fastened underneath the framelit layers. The stamp set Seasonally Scattered is now retired but was new in the 2014 Holiday Catalog. I heat embossed the image with Melon Mambo embossing powder, then cut it out with the Deco Labels Collection framelits using the Big Shot. The larger framelit in Melon Mambo was cut first with the framelit, then dry embossed using the Spring Flowers embossing folder. Bling finishes it off with two Rhinestone Jewels. Classic Cool!

Inspired from Blush Crafts Blog (24 Feb 2010 post)

This darling Purse Card I just couldn't resist trying. I had to special order the 1/2" black D rings from Amazon and they came all the way from China, but they make the card! This is a great card to use up your Designer Series Paper (DSP) that is retired. I used a Crumb Cake card base then adhered the DSP of my choice making sure I paid attention to any directionality of the DSP. Next I used the Top Note Die on the Big Shot to cut the top of the purse in cardstock of your choice. I scored it in half lengthwise, then used an exacto knife to cut slits on the fold where I wanted the small strips of paper that hold the D ring to come through the slits to the inner-underside of the top note paper. Use strong adhesive like Fast Fuse to attach. Using matching cardstock I scotch-taped two of my circle framelits together to be able to cut the circular handle on the Big Shot with the magnetic platform. Once cut, fold the circle in half and cut through only the top layer halfway between the two folds. That will be the way to thread your paper handle through the D rings. Use adhesive to attach the folded circle together to make the purse handle. Next, I used the 1" scallop circle punch and a small stamp punched with the mini heart punch as my "logo" for the purse. But you can come up with whatever you like.
Now the last couple steps. I eyeballed a diagonal cut by hand through the folded card from the inner card fold to the outer lower corner starting at about 5/8" in from the outer edge on the fold. Flip card over horizontally and repeat. Then using your Envelope Punch Board corner rounder feature, round the bottom edges of the purse. Double check that your diagonal sides will fit inside of the folded top note before doing a final gluing with Fast Fuse. Retrim if any DSP is peeking out. You will need a square envelop for this card, but luckily the purse handle does fold back down quite nicely.

Have fun with these. Enjoy!

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January Cards for Class

Here are the card designs that we made at my January Club Class.

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest, but unfortunately I didn't write the artist's name down. If it's you, please let me know. Melon Mambo cardstock base, layered with Daffodil Delight dry embossed with the Lovely Lace embossing folder on the Big Shot. The horizontal stripes strip comes from Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper. A retired Tempting Turquoise button threaded with Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine attached with glue dots. The images come from the Flower Patch set and the Something to Say set stamped in Black Stazon, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Garden Green ink using the two-step stamping technique. A cheery card for a friend!

This is my original design. I started with a Wild Wasabi cardstock base with a layer of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, then the Printed Blooms Designer Series Paper is dry embossed with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder on the Big Shot. Blackberry Bliss 3/8" satin ribbon is wrapped around the upper left corner and attached with scotch tape, then the DSP and Blackberry Bliss layers are raised with Dimensionals on top of the Wild Wasabi base. The tag is made from the You Brighten My Day Sale-a-Bration set stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink and punched out with the Note Tag Punch. Using a scrap of Daffodil Delight I punched the butterfly with the Bitty Butterfly punch and accented it with the Rhinestone Jewels. Simple but beautiful!

This card was inspired by Karen Barber. It uses the stamp set Bloom with Hope on Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstock. Using the Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad, I colored the flowers with the new Blendabilities pens in Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive. I used the Stampin' Chalk Marker and Signo Uniball White pen for the white flowers. The front is finished off with Brights Candy Dots. Coloring Fun for sure!!

This is my original design for a cute Valentines Card.  Starting with the Perfectly You (retired Hostess set) stamped in Black Stazon Ink, it was punched out with the 2-1/4" circle punch. Red Glimmer Paper was punched out with the 2-1/2" circle punch. Those were mounted with Dimensionals on top of two banners made from Back to Black Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Polka Dot Parade DSP. This was mounted on Whisper White cardstock on top of a Real Red cardstock base. In the upper right corner two more normal hole punches from the glimmer paper were attached by glue dots. Lots of Love to send!

Thanks for taking a look at the card designs. Have a great day!

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Monday, February 16, 2015

2015 Sale-A-Bration Catalog
Just Click on the link above and you'll find lots of free product to choose from when you spend $50 in the Annual or Occasions Catalog before tax and shipping. Now is the time to fill your wish list!
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Check Out the new Occasions Catalog

2015 Occasions Catalog
Just Click on the link below the image to view all the beautiful new products in this catalog. I love them all. This catalog is active now until June 1.

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