Friday, May 18, 2012

Stampin' Up!: Flight of the Butterfly

I held a class on how to do One Sheet Wonders. These are the cards that we created.

The way a one sheet wonder works, is that you start with a plain sheet of cardstock (you can also use a piece of DSP but I wanted to stamp!). Then you stamp the cardstock full of images. You want to make sure that the paper is quite full because once you cut it, you may end up with white space that you don't really want. Here is what my 6x6 cardstock looked like before I cut it up to use on my cards.

After you stamp, then you cut it up to use on the cards. There are lots of people who have shared their templates. I'm not sure which/who's pattern I used to cut this up. I can get you the measurements if you really want them! Let me know in the comments!

Here are the close ups of the 8 cards that this 6x6 made.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pool Party ribbon, 
Wide oval punch, Butterfly punch, sponges, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder

The Flight of the Butterfly, all the grosgrain ribbon, the butterfly punch and Sincere Salutations are all retiring! Don't miss out on these fun things!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stampin' Up!: Graduation Announcements

My neighbor and friend has a son that is graduating this year from Shoreland Lutheran High School in Somers, WI. She asked me to create 76 invites for her. Now you know part of what I was doing in April! Of course they weren't the easiest cards around either! I love how they turned out! My oldest daughter, Abi is a freshman at the same High School. She was pretty mad when she saw these! She thought they were so cool and was afraid that I didn't have anything left for her graduation in 3 years. I have time but I am in need of a few ideas!

Here's a group picture of all 76 invites.

Here's a close up of one. You can see that they are a criss-cross card. Lots of little things on this card. They took a long time to get done!

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Basic Black, Summer Sun (retired), Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Black DSP, Round Tab punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" circle
 punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Timeless Type dies, dimensional, Tombo liquid adhesive

 While I used this card for an announcement/invitation, you could make it as a card to give to the graduates in your life! Change colors to your students high school colors and your all set! Just be prepared that there are A LOT of little parts to this card!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stampin' Up!: One Layer Butterfly

This was club card from a while ago. My ladies had challenged me to create a card that didn't use any layers. I found one (several actually) like this one. This one uses the colors Marina Mist and Certainly Celery with the flowers and words stamped in Basic Gray. I cut a butterfly from the Beautiful Butterfly die from copy paper. Placed the mask down on the cardstock and sponged the Marina Mist and Certainly Celery into the opening. Before removing the mask, stamp the daisies. Remove mask and add sentiment. Simply Beautiful!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies die, sponges

Upsy Daisy is on the retiring list. Don't miss it!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Stampin' Up!: March Christmas Cards

If you follow my blog, you know that I having been doing Christmas cards each month so that when the Christmas rush comes, I have one thing done! These are then already to be addressed (I use an Excel document for my address that I keep updated every year) and mailed! 

These are my cards from March. Yes, they were completed in March! I'm very sad that Welcome Christmas is on the retiring list. I have LOVED this set since I first laid eyes on it. It just has a very classic/traditional/vintage Christmas feel to it.

Here's a close up of one. You can see that I embossed the red panel with Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. The ribbon is the polka dotted scallop ribbon but I used the backside of the ribbon so you don't see the polka dots.

Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Short & Sweet
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Black scallop polka dot ribbon, Petals a Plenty embossing folder, glue dots

You'll see the stamp set Short & Sweet on this card too. It is also on the retiring list! Don't miss out on your favorites that won't be around much longer!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Stampin' Up! Mother's Doily

I hope that everyone had a great Mother's day yesterday! Ours was quiet which makes it a GREAT day! 

Here's a card that I created for my mom for Mother's day. I used this card to show off the doily die as well as the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the blossom punch. I also used two of the retiring In Colors, Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride. I must admit that I had a very difficult time working this the doily die. Once I realized that my Big Shot was too "loose" to cut this die correctly, I was able to add 2 sheets of copy paper to my sandwich and then the cardstock was being cut completely through and I fell in love with this die.

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose
Accessories: Doily Die, Blossom punch, Word Window punch, Modern 
Label punch, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, mini brads, dimensionals

Don't miss out on the In Colors! They will be gone on May 31!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Stampin' Up! For All You Do

Here's another club card from a month or so ago. I really love how these colors worked so well together! This stamp set is on the retiring list. Don't miss out!

We ran the Old Olive through the Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Then we ran the Whisper White ink pad over the embossed areas. The flowers were rock n rolled in Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo. I then spritzed the image with Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo markers and the Spritzer tool. The butterfly was off stamped twice before being stamped onto the project.

Stamps: For All You Do
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Whisper White
Cardstock: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Melon Mambo scalloped ribbon, spritzer tool, Tangerine Tango and Melon 
Mambo markers, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Stampin' Up!: Fox & Friends Baby

Fox & Friends is on the retiring list. I'm very sad to see this stamp set go. I love this set and haven't used it nearly enough yet! This card was created for one of my club meetings in the last couple of months. The ladies said that they needed a baby card and this is what I came up with.

Stamps: Fox & Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories: Large and Extra-Large tag punches, Pumpkin Pie 
DSP, Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

This is such a fun time of the Stampin' Up! year for demonstrators! The retirement lists are out, the sneak peek/pre-order is out and the new catalog has been posted online for all demonstrators to see! Do you want to be part of this excitement? You can sign up to be a demonstrator for just $99 and you get to customize your kit to what you want/need to get started with the business! I'm happy to answer any of your questions. Please let me know what your questions are. You can sign up on my website HERE.

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Stampin' Up!: Quilted Everyday Enchantment

While this Designer Series Paper isn't available any longer, I know that you have a stash in your stamping supplies! After all, who didn't hoard this paper? If you didn't get some of this into your arsenal of supplies, I'm sure you have some other DSP that would work. I punched out the DSP using the postage punch and adhered the punches to a white piece of cardstock. The greeting is from Upsy Daisy which is retiring soon, so is Peach Parfait! Don't miss out!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Four Frames
Ink: Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral
Card Stock: Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Accessories: Postage punch, Large Oval punch, Decorative 
Label punch, Calypso Coral ribbon, dimensionals

You can see all the retiring products HERE on my website. Click on the Shop Now and then click retiring. You don't want to miss out on some of these products!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Ice Cream with a Cherry on Top!

April flew by and I didn't get around to posting to my blog.  Sorry about that! You don't even want to hear what I did in April. Very busy!

This is the card that the guests at my workshops in March created to take home with them. It's a really easy card. We colored the stamp with markers, right on the rubber and huffed on the rubber to re-moisten the ink and stamp on the cardstock. After stamping, we colored the ice cream cone with the VersaMarker and poured cherry scented embossing powder and then heat embossed the image. Have you smelled this embossing powder? It smells amazing!

Stamps: Mouthwatering, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Poppy Parade markers, VersaMarker, Cherry scented embossing powder, mini brads, 1/16" circle punch, dimensionals

Now, you can't get the Everyday Enchantment paper any longer (only available for Sale-a-bration) but I'm sure you have something that you can use in it's place. Mouthwatering isn't available currently but will be on June 1st again! Yeah! Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade are colors that are retiring the end of May as well as the VersaMarker.  The scented embossing powders (there is cherry, vanilla and melon and they all smell amazing!) were in the Occasions mini that is no longer available but these powders are on the carry over list! Love it! 

You can shop at my website for these and other retiring or non-retiring items. HERE's a link to my website. Just click on the SHOP NOW and you can see all the goodies that are available!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Follow Up #2: Re-Inker Spread Cards

Here are the close ups of the re-inker spread set of cards that I created for the blog hop. I LOVE this technique and have used it with other stamp sets but I really like it with this stamp set. That rose is gorgeous in what ever color you chose to use! To do this technique, I heat embossed the rose on water-color paper. Then I misted the paper until it was quite wet. I picked up color from the lid of the ink pad, where I had placed a few drops of re-inker, with my aqua-painter and touched the wet image. The color spread throughout the image. Then let it dry. That is the hardest part to this technique, WAITING FOR IT TO DRY! Once dry, fussy cut them out and adhere to your project.

Yes, I really only used one color for each of these roses! I was amazed at the colors that came out of just one color! So fun! You get a different rose each and every time you do this even with the same color!

This one is Cajun Craze. Notice the yellow and red tints in this rose.

Cherry Cobbler left some beautiful pink hues!

Here's Elegant Eggplant. See the blues?

More Mustard is beautiful but no surprises as far as colors that came from the re-inker.

Not sure what happened when I photographed this one. It is Not Quite Navy but the cardstock is very washed out. I love how this rose turned out. All the light and dark areas make it almost look real!

Now, I know that roses aren't typically green but I wanted to see how this would look and I LOVE it! Garden Green has some real interesting  colors that came out. Can you see the blues and yellows? So pretty!

I want to try this technique again with more of the Stampin' Up! colors. Not sure which color to try first! May have to see what new stamps are in the new catalog. Oh, yeah! The new catalog goes live in June 1! I will be getting a copy of this glorious new edition possibly next week! You could too! You can now sign up as a demonstrator for only $99 and you get to build your own kit! Ask me any questions that you have. I'm happy to answer them.

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Blog Hop Follow Up: 12x12 Layout

Well, it's not Monday but I'm back to give you the close ups on the scrapbook pages. Tomorrow I will show you the close ups of the set of re-inker spread cards. 

Life has been incredibly busy lately! I don't know which day it is most of the time. Too many activities going on right now with the church and end of school things. I'm sure I'm not alone in the busy-ness that come with the end of the school year and spring celebrations. I wish everyone the best as they prepare for summer!

Here is the close up of the left side of the double layout. 

And the right side.

 The flowers were stamped with Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder. I then took an aqua-painter and pulled the color into the flowers. When they were dry, I fussy cut them out and put some 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds on them. They are adhered to the page with dimensionals.

I have to pick out some pictures of my girls and print them up to add them to this. I think I have a few. Now which ones...

Happy Stampin'!