Since it is Christmas I am posting a 3rd post for the day. This post is another of my same layout different look card. I made trees for both cards. The top card the tree is made using the Elegant Butterfly punch #127526 and the Seasons of Style DSP paper pack #132181. For the background I textured the espresso Core’dinations cardstock #129956 and using the woodgrain textured folder #127821.
For the bottom card, I used the Winter Frost DSP paper pack #132183 and made my tree from the Mosaic Madness stampset #130249 and the coordinating punch#131267. You can save 15% if you purchase the Mosaic punch and stampset as a bundle (clear #132733& wood #132734)
Filed under Cards, Christmas
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.
The wonderful thing about the Stampin Up DSP is that the paper is pretty enough to standalone and use on a card. Today’s card is one that I created in less than 5 minutes because it is all about the Patio Party DSP #126916. The hardest part of this card is deciding which section of the DSP I wanted to cut to create the background. Once I did that I just added a piece of the summer starfruit 3/8″ stitched ribbon. (BTW. the 3/8′ stitched ribbon is free with every $40 in qualifying sales through 30 September). I punched an elegant butterfly #127526 and added some rhinestone bling to complete this 5 minute wonder!
Go ahead and challenge yourself to create a 5 minute card and share it with me and I will post it on this blog.
Filed under Birthday, Cards
Today starts my 27th year as a working gal. I cannot believe it has been that long and hope retirement is just a few short years away! I made this card to celebrate me! When I saw this card on Pinterest I dropped everything and CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) the card. I loved everything about this card especially the bright colors mixed with the wonderful First Edition DSP #121878 and the butterflies. The butterflies were stamped using the new Papillion Potpourri stamp set #123759 using black ink on various bright cardstock and then punched using the coordinating elegant butterfly punch #127526. The banner was cut from the retired pennant die and then scored and folded to add interest and place the sentiment on. The card background is textured on crumbcake cardstock using the argyle folder #127750.
I wanted to showcase the new In Colors and mate them with an old color in the same color family. As a bonus all the cards feature new Stampin Up product as as well. Each card is using the new Apothecary Accents framelit #127003, the Bitty Banners Framelits #129267 and the coordinatinating Itty Bitty Banners stamp set #126257. All have the new Elegant Butterfly Punch #127256 and the middle butterfly is stamped with the coordinating Papillion Potpourri #123759 stampset. In each sample the middle butterfly is the featured in color. In the Green family above the colors are Wild Wasabi, All New Gumball Green and Garden Green.
Following the same method as above but using the red family the colors are Riding Hood Red, All New Raspberry Ripple and Bravo Burgundy.
Next color family featured is the pink tones with Rose Red, All New Primrose Petals and Melon Mambo. Unlike the Reds being very different the pinks are similiar but a warmer tone than the Rose Red and softer than the mambo.
Next are the blues and I was very excited that Stampin Up was bring a new blue to the table because the blues were lacking. I must sty though that these are super close. First blue is the Not Quite Navy, then the All New Midnight Muse and the Night of Navy. The Midnight Muse is deeper than the Not Quite Navy and richer than the Night of Navy.
Saving the best for last is the Summer Starfruit in the middle and to the left daffodil delight and lucky limeade to the right.
I hope you have enoyed the introduction of the new colors in the Stampin Up family because they will be around until 2014. OOps I also forgot to mention that the whisper white cardstock was embossed with one of the 3 new embossing folders.