EEK Spiders! Yuk! For my Perfectly preserved workshop, I wanted to include a Halloween card. The Stampin Up Holiday Catalog features bundles priced to save you 15% when purchasing the items as a bundle. The Perfectly Preserved bundle #131022 includes the Perfectly Preserved stampset #126692 and the coordinating Cannerey framelit set #127822. I am definately not domestic enough to can anything but I love this bundle. For this card, I used the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP #126906 used the jar die and cut through the chevron DSP and then placed the embossed jar underneath with a spider from the Spooky Bingo Bits#123946, then used a piece of transparency to give the jar a real look (and to keep the spider in ;)! I topped the jar with a cute lid stamped from the perfectly preserved stampset, although I wish I would have used fabric, and tied it with a piece of non -SU string. I hand cut pennant banners and eeked it out with the new 1 1/4 inch scalloped circle to create the “card candy”. Stay tuned to see how I used the Perfectly Preserved bundle in the traditional sense.
Monthly Archives: September 2012
It’s truly a “Wonderfall” time of year. In Ohio, the leaves have begun to turn, football Friday nights are in full swing- complete with the pride of Pickerington’s marching panthers and the weather is absolutely beautiful. With that I decided to make a spectacular card to showcase the fall season and the Stampin Up Wonderfall stampset #128087 and coordinating leaf die #127812 from the Holiday Catalog. The picture does not do the card justice but the leaves cut from the Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885 and the cute little acorn bring this card to life.
Sunflowers are my all time favorite flower. When I looked at the catalog image of the Floral Fusions Framelits #127012 on page 191 of the Stampin Up Annual Catalog, my mind instantly thought I want to make a shaped sunflower card for my upcoming card cafe. I used the largest framelit and cut a piece of folded 11 x5.5 inch daffodil paper and made the card base. I then cut a single layer using the 2nd largest framelit and textured it with the new woodgrain textured embossing folder #127821 and layered it on the card base. I then used the 3rd largest framelit in early espresso for the outer center piece and a piece of DSP from the International Bazaar DSP#126920. I used the Papillion Potpourri #123759 stampset and the coordinating Elegant Butterfly punch #127526 and adorned it with 3 pearls. I make so many cards and it seems like I am never thrilled with the results but this card just truly makes me happy.
Today’s card is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) card using my favorite newly purchased Stampin Up stampset – Fabulous phrases#120501. The edge of this card is textured with the Delicate Design folder #127023 and then cut with the large scallop edgelit #127019.This stampset has been around for awhile and I was a hold out until a few weeks ago when I placed a demonstrator order. This card also features the gumball green 3/8″ satin stitched ribbon that was free with my $40 purchase now through September 30th. There is no limit to how many spools of this fabulous ribbon you can get but hurry up time is running out on this great deal.
It’s the 25 th of the month and that means one thing- time to post a Christmas card. Today’s Christmas card is one that Cammie did for her Christmas card workshop. The card is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from a card featured on page 14 of the Stampin Up Holiday catalog. This card features the Heart of Christmas stamp #128129 and the 7/8 ” stampable cotton ribbon stamped with the chevron pattern from the Border Banter stamp set #128930. The satin stitched ribbon (free with qualifying order through 30 Sept) is threaded through the super cute Designer Ribbon Slides #127834.
Today’s post is a wonderful card made by Yvonne Crook from Tulsa OK. Love everything about this card and the great brayer job Yvonne did to create the fall scene. Both Yvonne and Cammie took the brayer class from the “brayer queen”- Michelle Zindorf and with all the cards they have been turning out lately the class sure paid off. Guess it is time for me to put away the summer stuff, close the pool and bring out the pumpkins to get ready for fall.
For years now when I host a “private session” workshop for a dear Stampin Up customer I disguise her favorite snack, Cheez-its as part of her workshop. Believe me it is getting harder and harder but I must say that for my “preserve it” work shop I put her Cheez-its in a recycled mason jar topped with a scallop fabric circle and tied with a stamped on cotton ribbon (available in the Holiday Catalog) and added the preserved just for you tag from the Friendship Preserves stampset #127913. The jar turned out so cute and coordinated with my mason jar cards that I will post in the coming days.
Today’s post is a very simple masculine card that Cammie made using the World Treasures stamp set from the 2012-2013 Stampin Up Annual catalog. I like to call this the Mr. Clean look! Sometimes the simple and clean look is best especially when you need to make a last minute card. The best way to achieve the simple and clean look is to go with the whisper white on whisper white and add a splash of color. Go ahead and give it a try. Send me your clean and simple cards and I will post them on the blog.
Today’s post is one that Cammie made to showcase her favorite DSP from the 2012-2013 Stampin Up annual catalog. Like all of Stampin Up’s DSP collections all the papers work well together and when you match the DSP with the coordinating cardstock, inks and ribbons you have all the ingredients to make a great card. The International Bazaar DSP #126940 is no exception and the layering on this card makes it work into the masterpiece that it is. The stamped images and sentiments come from the World Treasures stamp set #126767 and makes a great masculine friendship card.