Friday, July 20, 2012

Mushy Thanks

I made this card using happy you hostess set, dot dot dot background stamp, and fresh vintage SAB set. I stamped the dot dot dot pattern in sahara sand ink on whisper white cardstock and matted with pool party and early espresso cardstocks. I stamped the background patterns from the fresh vintage set on pool party cardstock in sahara sand ink and matted both with early espresso; adhered to card and tied crumb cake seam binding ribbon. Stamped the mushroom in early espresso, colored with blender pen and inks then matted with scallop circle in early espresso. Punched 1/2" circle in crumb cake, and itty bitty flower in pool party. Added brown rhinestone.
cardstock - early espresso, pool party, whisper white
ink - early espresso, sahara sand, river rock, baja breeze, crumb cake
stamps - dot dot dot, fresh vintage SAB, happy you (hostess)
misc - 2 3/8" scallop circle, 1 3/4" circle, 1/2" circle, itty bitty shapes punches; seam binding ribbon, brown pearl rhinestones 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bright Flower Thanks

These flowers are from the Best of Everything set. I have a lot of thank you cards to make and haven't played much with this set. It is fun and colorful : ) When inking the flower stamps, I inked only the top portion of the flower in the color, and then colored the stem and leaves with a lucky limeade marker.

cardstock - pretty in pink, melon mambo, whisper white

ink - calypso coral, real red, pretty in pink, lucky limeade
stamps - best of everything, thank you kindly
misc - itty bitty punch, word window punch, petals a plenty EF, scallop trim border punch, 1/2" circle punch, pearl rhinestones, ribbon

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy You Gift Tags

The picture may be hard to see. I made these gift tags at a workshop at the Hayden Library using the happy you hostess set and an old dot dot dot background stamp.

  • cardstock - crumbcake, very vanilla, pink and brown (not SU)
  • ink - black stazon
  • stamps - happy you, dot dot dot
  • misc - ribbon, twine, scallop circle, circle 1 3/8" & 1/2", and itty bitty shapes punches

Monday, July 16, 2012

Simply Soft Thanks


cardstock - whisper white, lucky limeade, calypso coral
stamps - simply soft hostess, itty bitty banners
misc - vintage wallpaper EF, itty bitty punch, floral frames framelits, bitty banners framelits, flower punch, ribbon (not SU)
ink - basic black, calypso coral

Floral Pattern Congrats

This card was for a demo it at a workshop. I wanted it to be fun and colorful, but not too complicated.

  • stamps - everything eleanor, itty bitty banners
  • ink - cherry cobbler, lucky limeade, always artichoke
  • paper - basic black, lucky limeade, very vanilla, watercolor
  • misc - square lattice EF, labels framelits, bitty banners framelits, blender pens

Pleasantly Poppied

I made this card for a stamping workshop I am holding at the local library. I tried to keep it simple, yet vibrant.


  • stamps - pleasant poppies, itty bitty banners
  • cardstock - daffodil delight, baja breeze, whisper white
  • ink - not quite navy
  • misc - bitty banners framelits, petals a plenty EF, labels framelits, scallop border punch, daffodil delight ribbon

Birthday Poppies

Having fun playing with my new stuff. This is the first time I've had the seam binding ribbon and I love working with it. It is so easy - especially for a lackluster bowtier like me! The window frames framelits are new too!
I stamped the poppies on watercolor paper, colored with blender pen and ink, cut with window frame framelit, then pierced. Added labels framelit in black with distressed edges. The background paper is from DCWV mat stack; embossed with vintage wallpaper EF then distressed edges and matted with black, also distressed edges.


  • cardstock - black, watercolor, very vanilla, rose (not SU)
  • stamps - pleasant poppies, take it to heart (birthday banner), happiest birthday wishes
  • ink - real red, calypso coral, pretty in pink, black stazon, always artichoke
  • misc - blender pen, itty bitty punches, paper piercing, vanilla seam binding ribbon, pearl rhinestones, vintage wallpaper EF, edge distresser, window frame and labels framelits

Friday, July 13, 2012

Brayered Poppies

To make this card I first stamped the poppy image in rich razzleberry on whisper white cardstock, heat embossed to set ink, then colored image with versamark pen and heat embossed with clear EP. Brayered pink pirouhette, cajun craze, rich razzleberry, not quite covering the previous color as I brayered the next; embossed the image with perfect polka dot EF and cut with labels framelits and sponged rich razzleberry around the edges.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Soft Flower Thank You

This is a simple and elegant thank you card using the flower from an old hostess set called simply soft. I love how the 2 step stamping works on this flower to give it a watercolor look.

  • stamps: itty bitty banners, papillon potpourri (butterfly), simply soft (flower)
  • ink: calypso coral, lucky limeade, black stazon, early espresso
  • paper: calypso coral, wild wasabi, early espresso, whisper white, floral district DSP
  • misc: butterfly punch, bitty banners framelits, perfect polka dots EF, ribbon (not SU)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


The idea of this card was a love you or valentine MANCARD. This truck is from the countryside stamp set. The background paper is cajun craze, baja breeze, soft suede, black and floral districut DSP. The truck was stamped in stazon brown on watercolor paper, then colored with markers and blender pen. I stamped LOVE on baja breeze and added to tailgate of truck. I had to piece together the "all i want is you" phrase and "love" from different stamp sets. After I cut the truck image with the labels framelits, I also used the labels framelits on soft suede, then trimmed off the bottom portion and adhered to the truck image. Then added a small strip of black.

  • baja breeze, cajun craze, soft suede, watercolor, black cardstock; floral district designer series paper
  •  countryside, pennant parade (love), best of everything (all i want is), tiny tags (you)
  • timber brown stazon ink
  • word window, tiny tag punches; labels framelits; argyle embossing folder

Monday, July 9, 2012

Love You Pattern

Itty bitty shapes pattern card. I used the itty bitty shapes punches with the itty bitty buttons. Background is perfect polka dots, and petals a plenty EF's; sentiment is from itty bitty banners stamp set, and is cut with the bitty banners framelits. Simple, yet elegant : )

Floral District Poppies

A card using the pleasant poppies stamp with the floral district designer series paper (DSP). I stamped the poppies in rich razzleberry ink on whisper white, then added strips of rich razzleberry cardstock and floral district DSP. I embossed the whole image with petals a plenty EF. Then added a strip of soft suede embossed with the petals a plenty and the happy birthday banner. Made the scallop flower in layers of rich razzleberry, floral district, wild wasabi, soft suede, lucky limeade and a flower punched from the floral district paper with the itty bitty shapes punch.

  • rich razzleberry, soft suede, whisper white cardstock, floral district DSP
  • rich razzleberry ink
  • petals a plenty, square lattice embossing folders
  • 1 3/4" scallop, 1 3/8" circle, 3/4" circle, itty bitty shape flower punches
  • floral frame and bitty banner framelits

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Butterfly Brilliance

These butterflies are from the papillon potpourri set. I stamped the butterflies on whisper white, and colored with chalk; then sponged in the different colors in a circular patterns around the butterflies (started with so saffron and daffodil delight, cajun craze and calypso coral, baja breeze and marina mist, then wild wysteria and elegant eggplant). I embossed the entire image with vintage wallpaper EF then added a little more elegant eggplant sponging around the edges. Tied ribbon and matted with elegant eggplant and baja breeze. I stamped sentiment on whisper white, sponged in elegant eggplant and daffodil delight; matted with oval scallop and added itty bitty flower punch with a rhinestone.

  • cardstock: whisper white, elegant eggplant, baja breeze
  • stamps: papillon potpourri, petite pairs
  • ink: daffodil delight, so saffron, cajun craze, calypso coral, baja breeze, marina mist, elegant eggplant, wild wysteria
  • misc: sponge daubers, chalk, oval and scallop oval punch, vintage wallpaper EF, ribbon and rhinestone not SU

Tie Dye Artichokes

I love the homegrown veggies in the summer - so here goes another artichoke card! I first stamped the artichoke on whisper white and then colored with markers and blender pen. I followed with sponging in a circular pattern with the various colors to give the tie dye effect; then I embossed the entire image with vintage wallpaper EF. Added DSP papers on the corner, modern label punch with itty bitty shapes, and itty bitty banners as accents. Matted with baja breeze and perfect plumb.

  • paper: certainly celerly, baja breeze, perfect plumb, whisper white
  • stamps: homegrown, itty bitty banners
  • ink: elegant eggplant, certainly celery, baja breeze, marina mist, rich razzleberry, lucky limeade
  • misc: sponge daubers, blender pens, markers, vintage wallpaper ef, modern labe punch, itty bitty circle punch, bitty banners framelits, pearl rhinestones

Green Thumb

It should be the time of year that we are harvesting the fruits of our labor! This "homegrown" set is fun and fresh. I stamped the artichoke all around on certainly celerly cardstock, diecut the center with the labels framelit, sponged in limeade and certainly celerly, embossed the outer background portion with square lattice. Cut two outline frames in black with the labels framelits; put a frame inside a frame, tied ribbon underneath the small frame. I stamped another artichoke on whisper white and cut around it, added some pop up circles. Stamped itty bitty banner sentiment and added to card; added rhinestones. Matted card with black and certainly celery.

  • paper: certainly celery, whisper white, black
  • stamps: homegrown, itty bitty banners
  • ink: black stazon, certainly celery, limeade
  • misc: sponge daubers, blender pen, bitty banners framelits, labels framelits
  • ribbon and black rhinestones not SU