Stampin’ UP! has the most amazing selection of ribbons and trims ranging from twine up to 1/2 inch wide and the selection of textures and colors that coordinate with other products makes it so easy to decorate cards and other paper crafting projects. But sometimes you need a color or width that is not available, but all is not lost – in this post I am sharing how you can have ribbon in any of the colors in the Stampin’ UP! families. Continue reading
Sympathy cards are some of the hardest cards to make and send – because it recognizes sadness. But they can also bring comfort to the person on the recieving end as well as for the sender of the card – that they have acknowledged the loss of a loved one and the sorrow they are experiencing.
Today I chose to use the Touches of Texture Stamp set, because I just love the ‘cornflower’ image and the ‘scattered dots’ stamp within in the set. Continue reading
Today’s card is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal!
Well today’s specatular card also bids a fond farewell to Emerald Envy – about to retire at the end of May.
I chose the Truly Tailored Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog – perfect for guy type cards, birthday as well as for Father’s Day coming in June. Continue reading
First of all ………………. wishing you all a Happy Easter!
Today’s card uses a technique from one of my recent technique classes, it uses Whisper White Bakers Twine, bottle of ink and a telephone directory and not a stamp set in sight!
Every time you make a card with this technique it will be different as it depends on how the string is laid down on the card. I plan to make a video tutorial on this as soon as tax season is over on April 17th………….. so watch this space! Continue reading
I have shared a number of cards using the very popular Eclipse technique – typically it uses letters but it does take a little time to assemble. Using a punch makes a very quick and simple way to create this lovely 3D effect.
I broke out the beautiful Painted Harvest stamp set and used 3-step stampin’ to create the sunflowers. Read on to find the video tutorial………………….. Continue reading
Here in the USA the clocks sprang forward this morning, who would have thought that losing an hour could have such an impact! The mornings have gotten darker again and it will stay lighter this evening but it does mess up meal times and throws the Daisy Mae and Cici (our Yorkies) out of wack completely.
I have a card with a little surprise when it is opened to share today, it would be a great card for almost anyone, particularly for children with the right colors etc ~ but today I chose to use more feminine colors with one of my favorite stamp sets ~ Touches of Texture and the greeting is HUGS – just perfect for any occasion 🙂 Continue reading
Today’s card is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal. Then you find the basics such as stock, herbs, spices and pasta/rice etc are ‘pantry’ items and it turns out that the meal was made with a whole host of ‘hidden’ stuff we did not know about.
So the ‘pantry items’ for my challenge are going to be, adhesive, Stampin Trimmer, Bone folder and Paper-Piercing tool. I am going to attempt to create with 1 stamp set and some ink pads, 1 embellishment (other than paper or card) and one additional tool, probably a punch. Click here to see the first in the series.
I chose the Lovely Wishes Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog – it has lots of ‘swirly’ images with leaves and dinky little flowers that remind me of tulips. Continue reading
February 25th………….. can you believe it has been 2 months since we celebrated Christmas! Those of you who know me or follow my blog will know that I work for H & R Block during the tax season and we are well into the thick of preparing the nations tax returns – which is probably why the last 9 weeks or so have flown by.
Today I am sharing one of the projects I designed for a group of ladies, known as the Soul Sisters, who invited me to be their entertainment for the February meeting, I chose to use the lovely Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, pulling in Night of Navy and Wisteria Wonder as my accent colors
I cannot tell you how much I love the Painted Harvest Stamp set – I find my hand hovering over it when starting a card, I have forced myself to give the other, equally beautiful, stamp sets a chance to star but today I gave in and picked Painted Harvest to create another Eclipse Card, using the rich palatte of purples in Stampin’ UP!’s color family.
Gosh ~ have I got some real ‘pretties’ to share with you today…………….. today’s project is made using the some of the products from the Sweet Soiree suite from the 2018 Occasions catalog. If you follow my blog you will know that I love to make 3D items, especially treat boxes, well Stampin’ UP! has made it really easy with this Suite.