Sunday, July 25, 2010

Graduation Card

Hello, all! I am sorry I have not posted in a while -- We were on vacation. We were in Bar Harbor, Maine, when the President and his family were there, but we did not see them. I had my camera ready, just in case!

Here is a card I made as a graduation card, but you could easily switch the greeting to make a birthday card, get well card, etc. I like the colors of this card (Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake). It is a great combination for masculine cards, too.

Here is the supply list for this card:

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp set

Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad

Word Window Punch

Modern Label Punch

Scallop Oval Punch

Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder

Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, July 12, 2010

Totally RAD!

I found out last week that I will be going to RAD this December! My upline offers this opportunity to her directs each year, and I am honored to be one of the RemARKable Stampers who will attend this special stamping event. Thanks to my wonderful Stampin' Up! customers and downline for supporting my Stampin' Up! business!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 3 - RemARKable New Catalog Blog Tour

Hello, and welcome to Day 3 of the RemARKable Stampers New Catalog Blog Tour! The cards today feature a new stamp set, Perfect Punches. This set is very versatile, and it is a snap to make a variety of cards. The first card uses River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, and Marina Mist. I found this color combination in the New Color Coach. I just received this in my order on Friday, and I absolutely recommend it! Here are the supplies I used for each card:

Birthday Card:
River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, & Very Vanilla cardstock
Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Wide Oval Punch
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank You Card:
Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, & Whisper White cardstock
Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
Scallop Oval Punch
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals
I hope you have enjoyed this blog tour! I am new to blogging, so thanks for your support. I will post new projects over the weekend, so be sure to stop back! Take Care, and Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Day 2 - RemARKable New Catalog Blog Tour

Hello! I am happy you stopped by today! I just love the way Blushing Bride and Concord Crush complement each other. These are two of the new In Colors in the new Idea Book & Catalog. The big news is that the In Colors will now be featured for 2 years! Woo-Hoo! There are 5 new colors in the In Color Collection: Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, and Pear Pizzazz. Five new In Colors will be added to the next catalog, for a total of 10 In Colors! Way to go, Stampin' Up!

Here are the supplies I used for this card:
Blushing Bride Cardstock and Stampin' Write Marker
Concord Crush Cardstock and Stampin' Write Marker
Whisper White Cardstock
Vintage Vogue stamp set
Occasional Quotes Level 3 Hostess Set
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (I LOVE this!!!)
2-Way Glue Pen
Dazzling Diamonds
Stampin' Dimensionals
Word Window Punch
Modern Label Punch
Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
Paper Snips

The card is made with Blushing Bride cardstock. I used the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Whipser White cardstock to get the BEAUTIFUL texture. This is a must have for the Sizzix Big Shot machine! I used the Concord Crush Stampin' Write Marker to color the "Love" verse from the Occasional Quotes set. Did you know you can use our Stampin' Write Markers to apply ink to stamps if you don't have the Classic Stampin' Pad? I also used Corcord Crush to stamp the small flower from the Vintage Vogue set. The large flower and vine were stamped using the Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker. Our Paper Snips are great for cutting out these flowers and other detailed images. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to layer the Concord Crush flower on top of the Blusing Bride flower. I layerd the Whisper White cardstock onto the Concord Crush, then wrapped a piece of Whisper White Organza Ribbon around it. I attached it to the Blusing Bride Card, and then used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the verse and the flowers.

The inside of the card mirrors the outside of the card. I stamped the vine with Blusing Bride on two corners of the Whisper White layer. "Happy Anniversary" from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped with Concord Crush onto a scrap of Whisper White, then punched out with the Word Window punch. Concord Crush cardstock was used to punch out the Modern Label. These were layered together, then adhered to the inside of the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project! Be sure to stop back tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour Day 1: Because I Care

I just LOVE this stamp set, "Because I Care." This is a Level 1 Hostess Set that you can choose when you have a workshop with merchandise orders of $150 or more. It is available in wood mount and clear mount. I chose the clear mount version of this set.

I used Crumb Cake cardstock for the base card, Early Espresso cardstock for the darker layer, and Very Vanilla cardstock for the stamping piece. I stamped the hydrangea and sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock with the Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad. I used the Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad to stamp the words "thank you." I added Dazzling Diamonds to the center of each flower with our 2-Way Glue Pen. I wrapped Linen Thread around the card and tied a bow on the side. The verse inside is from a Level 3 Hostess Set, Occasional Quotes. You can choose this Level 3 Hostess Set when you have a workshop with merchandise orders of $500 or more. I paired this card with our Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and stamped the front of the envelope with Crumb Cake and Early Espress Classic Ink Pads.

I hope you enjoyed this card! Thanks for stopping by today, and I will see you tomorrow with another stamping project.

Monday, July 5, 2010

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour

I am busy creating with new colors & new stamps! Be sure to visit later this week!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wedding Bird Cage

I decorated this bird cage for a friend's wedding reception. I used the Fancy Flower Extra-Large punch to make the roses, and the 2-Step Bird Punch. The birds were punched in Shimmery White cardstock, and the edges were sponged with Elegant Eggplant ink. I punched 4 sets of birds and used Stampin' Dimensionals to give them depth. Each bird is made with 2 bodies adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals, and 2 wings -- one adhered to the front of the bird and one adhered to the back of the bird. Stampin' Dimensionals were used for the wings, too.
The roses were made with Shimmery White cardstock and Elegant Eggplant cardstock. The leaves were made with Old Olive cardstock.
Everything was attached to the bird cage with mini glue dots so the bride could remove the decorations and use the bird cage in her home. This was a fun project!