DATES TO REMEMBER

  • October 1-31: Designer Series Paper SALE!
  • October 7: World Card Making Day
  • October 21: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Have you seen the Printed Window Sheets? Last Pair!

These are my favotire of the 8 cards I made using the Window Sheets. I'm not sure if it's the design, the color, or both. I cut a sheet of Mellow Moss cardstock in half the long way (4 1/4 x 11"), folded them in half to make the card base, and then ripped part off that left about 1 1/2". Then I took a quarter sheet of Always Artichoke, attached the left side of the window sheet to it with SNAIL adhesive, then attached that inside the flap on the Mellow Moss. The top card has Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon tied around it- I should have added it when I was putting the layers together, then I could have hidden it so you don't see it on the inside of the card. For the bottom card, I took a strip of Always Artichoke that is about 1/2 x 3 3/4" and rounded the corners, then added Always Artichoke brads.

So there you have it, 8 cards made with the Printed Window Sheets and showing various ways of attaching them to the cards. I hope you enjoyed seeing them!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Have you seen the Printed Window Sheets? Part 3!


This is the 3rd pair of cards made with the Window Sheets. After I made them, I looked at the sample in the catalog and now I wish I would have used some Designer Series Paper behind them. Oh well, I like these, too! Simple and elegant! The top is Not Quite Navy cardstock on a white cardbase with Not Quite Navy brads, the bottom is Kraft cardstock on a white cardbase with Antique Brass eyelets. I haven't used eyelets much lately- I forgot how easy they are to set with the Crop-A-dile!

I've saved my favorite cards for last...check back soon to see them!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Have you seen the Printed Window Sheets? Part 2!


Here's the 2nd pair of cards made with the Window Sheets (see yesterday's post, below, for more info about them). Both are Regal Rose for the cardbase, with a layer of Rose Red. On the top one, I folded over the top and bottom of the window sheet and attached it behind the cardstock. For the bottom one, I attached the window sheet with a glue dot on each corner and then put a half pearl from the Pretties Kit on top with another glue dot to cover everything up. I punched some scraps for the greetings, which are from the set Teeny Tiny Wishes. I love that set and use it a lot!

Check back for the next pair of cards...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Have you seen the Printed Window Sheets?

Did you know that Stampin' Up! has Designer Printed Window Sheets? They do! Page 169 in the Idea Book & Catalog. I bought the "Clearly Thanks" pack awhile ago, but didn't really know what I wanted to do with them. I kept moving them around my office, trying to find a spot to put them where they would stay flat and still be visible so I would use them. I finally decided to open them up and try them out. They're really fun and easy to use! There are 4 different designs on a sheet that you cut apart and there are 2 sheets, so 8 pieces total. They are card size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Here are the 1st two that I made:

I don't normally care for yellow, but these looked like they needed yellow rhinestone brads in the center. I stamped the "kindness" definition from Define Your Life in Basic Black. The top card is YoYo Yellow card base, the bottom card is YoYo Yellow on a white cardbase. The rhinestones are the only thing holding the window sheets to the cards. I think I like the way the white frames the flowers.

I'll show you the other 6 cards I made 2 at a time like this...check back later for more!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cards From the March 20th Stamp-A-Stack

Chocolate Bunny (Occasions mini catalog) in Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip
(CASE'd from a swap I rec'd from Dawn)
XL Two-Step Bird Punch (Occasions mini catalog) on Old Olive. Everyone made birds in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, & Pretty In Pink using the Welcome Neighbor DSP (SAB catalog)
(similar to cards made by Mary D)
Vintage Vogue (Occasions mini catalog) in Basic Black & Rich Razzleberry
(CASE'd from a swap I rec'd from Georgia G)
Happy Moments (SAB catalog) - Clean & Simple! Stamped in Basic Black on (clockwise from upper left) Confetti White, Confetti Cream, Naturals White, & Naturals Ivory, with embossed lines for a border
(CASE'd from Melissa R)

And the 5th design was the card I used at the workshop I did last weekend- see my last post for a picture of it. Because we made 4 of the Happy Moments card, we did 2 of the With All My Heart card. All others were 3 of each.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Projects from Sandy's Workshop

Butterfly Notebook - a hostess gift for Sandy
6x6 page - I demo'ed embossing on the pheasant
make it an 8 1/2 x 11 progressive page
make that a 12 x 12 progressive page
Kraft, Always Artichoke, & Whisper White cardstock, Autumn Traditions DSP, Autumn Days stamp set, Always Artichoke craft ink, clear embossing powder, Always Artichoke classic ink, Sahara Sand classic ink, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware
this was the make n take card & matching envelope
So Saffron card base, Certainly Celery embossed with Finial Press, Shades of Spring DSP (mini catalog), Pretty in Pink punched with Scallop Trim Border Punch (SAB), flower image from With All My Heart (mini catalog) stamped with Pretty in Pink ink on Whisper White then punched with XL Fancy Flower punch (mini catalog), Certainly Celery cardstock also punched with Flower Punch, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad, dimensionals, and greeting from Well Scripted (clear mount, mini catalog) stamped with Basic Black ink