The new 2014 ~ 2015 Stampin’ Up! catalog brought a new selection of ribbons and embellishments. Each year I host a ‘share’ which I call ‘Buttons and Bows”- which runs over 4 months. Last month I shared August’s selection of goodies and I thought I would share those for September!
I really like the technique used on these cards, I made 3, each for a slightly different occasion, birthday, anniversary and a thank you…….. but I think it worked well for each of them. Continue reading
Earlier this week I shared the first of my 2 designs for swaps at this weeks’ Stampin’ Up convention in Salt Lake City, UT and promised to share the 2nd design. Although we are still in the middle of July and the 100F Texas heat is beating down, it is not too soon, in the card-making world, to start thinking about Christmas/Holiday cards. So my second design has a very ‘Chrismassy’ feel about it. Continue reading
A very dear friend of my Mum’s got married last week ~ a perfect reason to make and send a card. Stampin Up’s Mixed Bunch stamp set was one of the most popular when it was launched a couple of years ago, partly because it is very versatile but also, I think, because there is a punch that works with all 6 stamps. I have to say that I prefer a punch to ‘fussy-cutting’ any day of the week. So here is my card……… Continue reading
My dear friend in Pennsylvania asked me to make her a few cards for her ‘stash’. Her favorite colors are pink and purple, so this was my starting point. Continue reading
A friend recently retired from a lifetime of nursing, you cannot let such an occasion pass by without a card being made and sent!
My December Card Class ladies will recognise this design which we made as a thank you card, however the design works for most any occasion.
One of the layers of this card is made of vellum which I ‘shadow’ stamped with Crisp Cantaloupe ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder then set with my heat gun. The underlayer of the card is stamped with Tangerine Tango on Very Vanilla card stock. This gives a pretty 3D effect. The fussy-cut flower is heat embossed in pewter then attached with a stampin dimensional. I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set