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Sunflower Thank You

2013_11_23DSCI0520Every time Cammie makes a card with the Sunflower #123608 stamp they get prettier and prettier but then again, I am a sucker for sunflowers. Cammie inked up the sunflower in daffodil and then daubered the other colors before stamping it.  She then daubered the blue background.  She added a Backyard Basics #129258 colored butterfy and hand cut it out.  The main panel was matted on black and then on the argyle textured#127750 cardstock with a small piece of daffodil striped ribbon folded and tucked between the layers.  Cammie used this as a thank-you but seriously it could be used for just about any occasion.

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Six Sided Sunflower

2013_11_14IMG_0011Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for sunflowers.  Today’s card is a simple card I made for my recent six sided sampler workshop.  I used the Six Sided Sampler #130956 stampset and crushed curry ink to make the petals of my sunflower and punched them out with the coordinating hexagon  punch # 130919.  I added a 2 1/2 inch circle punched from the circle punch #120906 from Espresso Coordinations cardstock #129956 and textured it with the Perfect Polka Dots folder #117335.  I then sanded the cardstock using the Stampin Sanding System #129367 to rough up the flower center.

The Six Sided Sample and the Hexagon punch are a Bundle and Save item in the Stampin Up Catalog.  If you buy them together as a bundle (wood bundle #132725, clear bundle #132724) you can save 15%.

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True Blue Sunflower

2013_11_02DSCI0456 This card is absolutely stunning and I hope someday I will have the time to try and recreate this beauty.  Cammie used the sponging technique I in a circular pattern to create the circular rings of fall colors.  She then embossed the gorgeous Sunflower stamp #123608 (from the Stampin Up annual catalog) using versa mark, marina mist and clear powder and cut it out. She finished the card by adding layers of stamps, punches and colored pearls to create this true beauty.

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Bronzed Sunflower

Today’s post was a favorite card that I made for my card cafe.  It was not as popular as I would have liked but had a few kits left over so I made them up to send out as Thanksgiving cards.  Background is the popular Stampin Up wood grain background stamp#117100.  I then created 2 banners 1 from the Core’dinations Cardstock textured with the woodgrain folder #127821 and distressed.  The second banner is cut from the Champagne Glimmer paper #127885.  Sunflower is punched from the 1 3/4 ” scallop circle #119854 and then scored and folded, the center is punched from the all new 1 1/4 inch scallop circle and textured with the dots a plenty folder.  The leaves were cut using the Autumn Accents Big Z die #127812.  I then scattered wee sunflowers punched from the Itty bitty Shapes pack #118309.  Perfect fall card created in minutes.

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Boho Sunflowers

In case you have not figured it out by now, I love sunflowers.  I made this card for some fall random acts of kindness cards to mail to friends to let them know I am thinking of them.  It was super quick and used my favorite Stampin Up color of the moment- Summer Starfruit.  The card was textured with the woodgrain folder.  I then used a piece of Gumball Green polka dot paper from the Be of Good Cheer #126896 DSP as a layer.  I used a piece of summer starfruit 3/8″ stitched satin ribbon on top of the espresso scallopped edge cut with adorning accents framelit #125595.  I created the focal piece using the Apothecary accents framelits #127003 that was textured with the Fancy Fan Folder# 127751.  I punched 3 flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch #119858 and the center was textured with the perfect polka dot folder #117335 and punched with the circle form the Itty Bitty Shapes #118309. The sunflower leaves were punched in Gumball Green from the Boho Blossoms punch.  I finished the card with a hand made scroll tied of with a peice of espresso twine.

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Floral Framelit Sunflower

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.

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Good bye Natures nest

Today’s card is a a sad day for Cammie because her beloved go to masuline set will be retiring as of tomorrow.  This card is a CASE from page 122 of the soon to be gone 2011-2012 Stampin Up IBC. The backgroun sunflower stamp #123606 is stamped with more mustard ink on more mustard cardstock.  A strip of elegant eggplant is punched using the scallop trim border #118402 and then a piece of 1/4 old olive grossgrain ribbon is stapled to the border trim before adhering it to the mustard base.  Cammie embossed the frame using the oval embossing folder from the designer frames #123130 and cut it out.  She used the extra large oval punch #119859 to punch a piece of First Edition DSP #121878 and free hand cut the cute banner.  The dragonfly is  stamped from the soon to retired Natures Nest #113826, embossed, and brayed tempting turquoise to create the realistic looking dragon fly

Time is running out to get anything from the current Stampin Up IBC, hurry up and get your 1/4″ grossgrain ribbon  and all other going going gone items because they will be gone tomorow and will not be carried over to the new catalog.


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Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mother’s Day.  Unfortunately our mother is no longer alive but I still made 12 Mother’s Day cards and mailed them to my favorite people who are mothers.  Not sure what is up with me lately but I am really getting into cards with minimal stamping.  I made the flower using the blossom builder punch and the 1 3/4 inch circle then ran the whole card front through the lattice die.



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Sunflower Scraps

I was tired of the scraps of paper laying around on my work surface so I decided to make use of them to create this fall card.  I just cut the random strips of scrap DSP and textured cardstock and then created a sunflower from the Fun Flowers  Big Z die #121812 and accented with my favorite ribbon- Stampin Up seam binding in crumbcake.   Woo hoo I have a cute and simple Thanksgiving card.

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Color Coach Combo Challenge #1- More Mustard

Today’s post is the first of the color coach challenge using More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Night of Navy.  I selected this color combination so I could use the beautiful Sunflower background stamp that I won in July at Convention.  I could not believe that Cammie had the same stamp set in mind and the cards look so different.  Yvonne’s twist on the color combination was also a fall like theme.  Three cards using the same combination and all look equally great!.  Tomorrow’s color coach challenge will reveal the cards using Tangerine Tango

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