Friday, June 24, 2011

Something Sweet Card

I created this card for the How Sweet it Is challenge over at  The challenge was to use some sweet treat on your project.  I haven't used this stamp set in a very long time so I thought I would give it a try!

I wanted to use seam binding that matched my project, but since the seam binding does not come in the new Lucky Limeade color, I created my own.   I placed the binding directly onto my ink pad and then I used a sponge to hold it on the top. I pulled the seam binding between the pad and sponge to apply the color.  After it dried, I attached it to my card.

When I was finished stamping the project, I applied crystal effects to the entire globe portion of the card.  I did use black craft ink and black embossing powder for the globe, so it helped keep the crystal effects inside.

I really enjoyed making this project and I hope you have enjoyed viewing it!  Thanks for looking!

Supplies: (All products are Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Something Sweet
Paper: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Ink: Black Craft Ink, Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Vanilla Seam Binding, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge, Oval punch and Scallop oval punch

Watercolor Crayons

I came across a video last week using Stampin' Up! Watercolor Crayons.  It reminded me that it has been a really long time since I have pulled mine out and used them.  So, I pulled out my watercolor crayons and watercolor paper and got busy!

This stamp set is a level 2 hostess set in the Summer Mini catalog.  I took my crayon and colored directly onto the stamp while it was dry.  After I colored it, I applied water using a spray bottle and then I applied it to my paper.  When using this technique, make sure that you apply firm, even pressure to the stamp and let it sit for just a few seconds longer on your paper to make sure that you have a nice, dark image.  The crayon needs to "soak" into the paper a bit.  This was really fun and I might even make up a couple more of these for my stash!

If you have any questions, please let me know.  To order the supplies listed below, click HERE.  Have a great day!!

Stamps: Love & Care (123020/wood, 123022/clear), Sincere Salutations (115068)
Paper: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzaz, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon (117288), watercolor crayons (119802/subtles, 119803/regals, 119804/brights, 119805/neutrals)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

I am putting together some door prize goodies for my monthly stamp group and I decided to make a few buttons.  Stampin' Up! carries this embosslit die
I used Stampin' Up! cardstock in  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo to cut out the buttons.  After they were cut, I placed them on wax paper and applied a generous amount of Crystal Effects to the top of them to make them look more like real buttons.  I let them dry overnight.  I then peeled them off the wax paper and cut any excess Crystal Effects off of them. 

I then stamped this button card image from a retired Sew Suite stamp set and placed the buttons on the cards using re-positional adhesive.  I used this so that the recipient can take these off and use them on their own project.
 Finally, I packaged these up nice and cute with a small cellophane bag and a bit of Whisper White Baker's Twine. 

To order these products, click HERE.  If you have any questions, just let me know!  Thanks for looking!

Supplies: (All products are Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Accessories: small cellophane bag, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die, Crystal Effects
Stamps: Sew Suite*retired*

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Card

I made these cards for my monthly stamp group swaps.  I just love this set from Stampin' Up!  It's only available through August 31.  If you would like to order the supplies used for this project, just click HERE.  If you have any questions, please let me know!  Thanks for looking!

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Mambo Melon, Play Date DSP, Whisper White
Stamps: Sunny Fun 123042-clear, 123040-wood
Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin Ink
Accessories: Scallop border punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, SU! Markers, Word Window punch, So Saffron GG Ribbon, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, White Baker's Twine, Snail adhesive

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Chance!

It's time to go out with the old so we can bring in the new.  Stampin' Up!'s last chance lists are here.  Get them before they are gone!!!  Offers good from June 1--June 30, 2011.  If you don't have a demonstrator, I would love to be yours.  You can visit my demonstrator site here and start shopping for all these wonderful items and more here!

Click below for:

Last Chance Stamps

Last Chance Accessories (only available while supplies last)

Last Chance Definitely Decorative (only available while supplies last)

If you have any questions, just let me know!!  Thanks for visiting!!