Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sale-A-Bration 2012

It's finally here!!  Sale-A-Bration is going on from now to March 31, 2012.  Click HERE to start shopping!!

Something Sweet Valentine Card 2

For this card, I kept the same design as my last card except I wanted to use the sweet treat cup with it.  I used a Melon Mambo card base, Pink Pirouette for the layer, and Whisper White to stamp on.  I used Melon Mambo to ink up the machine. 

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig a great deal in lining all the stamps up just right.  I then used the small heart punch and added several of the punched hearts to the sweet treat cup.  I finished off the card with a sentiment from the new P.S. I Love You set and some Pretty in Pink satin ribbon.  If you have any questions, please let me know!  Thanks!

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Something Sweet, P.S. I Love You
Accessories: Pretty In Pink Satin ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, dimesionals, sweet treat cup, 1 3/4" punch, small heart punch

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Something Sweet Valentine Card 1

I wanted to pull out this Something Sweet stamp set and do a Valentine's card with it.  I used this same layout on a card last year and I really liked how it looked.  I used Crystal Effects over the globe part to give it the 'glass' effect.  This set is so fun to use!  Check back next week for a card with the same design but using the sweet treat cups!  Thanks for looking!!

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Something Sweet, P.S. I Love You
Accessories: Pretty In Pink Satin ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, dimesionals, crystal effects

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine's Day Goodies

I found these Sweettarts candy hearts and I knew that the Stampin' Up! 1"X 8" cello bags would be perfect for these treats.  I was able to get twelve hearts into each bag and it still left me with enough room at the top to tie a pretty bow.

For the tag, I used the new framelits-labels dies from the Occasions mini album.  I love these.  They are so fun to use!  I cut the label out with Whisper White card stock.  I then used the large heart punch and punched a heart out of Pretty in Pink card stock.  I stamped the "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in Real Red ink.  I used my two favorite punches to layer together.  I punched the sentiment out with the Word Window punch and then layered it onto the Modern Label punch. 

I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch two holes towards the top of the label and used some Real Red grosgrain ribbon to tie it all together.  I bought two rolls of this ribbon off the Clearance Rack a couple of weeks ago during the Clearance Rack Blitz promotion.  Check the rack often for new deals.  Click HERE to visit the clearance rack!

Happy Stamping!!

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Framelits-labels, large heart punch, 1"X 8" cellophane bags, word window punch, modern label punch, Real Red grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Letterpress Valentine's Day Card

I bought this letterpress plate last year when it came out the Occasions Mini catalog.  I was really excited to use it.  At the time, I didn't have a Big Shot machine and the letterpress plates did not work really well in the cuttlebug machine at all.  Needless to say I didn't do much with it last year at all.  

Now that I have my Big Shot machine, it works so much better!!!!  If you need a big shot machine just let me know and I know just the place you can get one!!! 

I started by inking up the Lots of Love letterpress plate with Chocolate Chip Craft ink.  I ran it through the Big Shot machine on watercolor paper.  I then sponged the whole paper with Crumb Cake ink.

I did the marker to stamp technique to ink up the strawberry stamp from the P.S. I Love You stamp set.  I cut it out and then laid it on top of the Very Vanilla layer.  I also stamped the heart from the same stamp set and punched it out with the large heart punch.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set on the heart and then also on a scrap of vanilla paper and used the 3/4" circle punch.  I used the pinking hearts border punch on Real Red card stock.  I layerd it all together onto a Real Red card base.  

If you have any questions, please let me know!!

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Real Red, Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla,
Stamps: P.S. I Love You
Ink: Markers--Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, Real Red Classic Ink
Accessories: Pinking Heart border punch, Large Heart punch, 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Lots of Love letterpress plate

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Cards

I love this girl stamp.  She is from the Greeting Card Kids set.  I colored her on one image with water color crayons and the other with water color pencils.

In the card above I used the water color crayons.  I used water color paper and it makes all the difference when trying to get nice, vibrant colored images.

 On this card I used the water color pencils.  It's not as vibrant as the crayons, but the color moves a bit better.  I did use the aqua painter with both images and I usually like to use blender pens with the water color crayons.

The base layers are the same for both cards and I used lots of goodies from the Occasions mini.  I used Whisper White and embossed the bottom of the panel with the adorning accents heart folder.  I used the labels framelits dies to matte the focal image. I did 3 score lines above the hearts for a little more interest.

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, water color paper
Ink: Stazon-Jet Black, Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids
Accessories: framelits-labels, adorning accents embossing folders, score board, water color crayons, water color pencils, aqua painter, PIP satin ribbon, RR satin ribbon, glue dots

Friday, January 6, 2012

Valentine Cards

When I saw this new set in the Occasions Mini Catalog, I knew i had to have it. It is so cute and was super fun to play with. I created three versions of the card and decided on the poppy version for my monthly stamp club swaps.

I started with a 4 1/2" square card. I cut my layers 1/4" shorter from that. I stamped all card bases with En Francais background stamp. (some in Pretty in Pink and some in Pure Poppy)I stamped the heart rows from top to bottom: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink.

For the card above, I created the base layer out of Pretty in Pink and I sponged the edges with the same ink.  I also created my own Pretty in Pink color spritz.  I put several drops of Pretty in Pink re-inker into a spray bottle with some water and sprayed some Very Vanillia seam binding.  I crinkled it as I dried it with the heat tool.

For the card above, the base layer is Pure Poppy and I used the Pure Poppy twill ribbon.

On the card above, I used Regal Rose base layer and Real Red Satin Ribbon.  On this card I did not punch out each heart.  I stamped them directly onto the white layer.


For the first two cards I used the small heart punch and punched out each heart.  I then popped them up onto dimensionals and lined them up on the card.

If you have any questions, please let me know!  Thanks for looking!!

Supplies:  (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pure Poppy, Regal Rose
Stamps: Candy Conversations, En Francais
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pure Poppy, Regal Rose, Real Red, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Pure Poppy Ribbon, Vanillia Seam Binding, Real Red Satin Ribbon, small heart punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Occasions Mini Catalog

It's here!!  The new occasions mini catalog is here and it is yours for the taking!

Click HERE or on the catalog in the sidebar to be directed to shop for all the wonderful products in the new mini catalog.

Click HERE if you would like to view the new catalog.

 If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please let me know!!

Have a great stamping day!!