Thursday, May 13, 2010

Baby Thank You

'Tis the season of babies!  This is a simple thank you card that I designed for a customer who ordered baby shower invitations from us.  (I'll share the invites--and party favors!--soon)  These cards are sweet, simple and really cute.  I hope the mom-to-be will get lots of use out of them!


Stamps: Fox and Friends, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White
Extras: Stamp-a-majig

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers

Say that three times fast!  In keeping with the two recent posts, here is a card I made for new parents who are friends of mine.  This is a fairly simple card that uses two colors and two stamp sets.  Sweet and simple.

I stamped En Francais in Chocolate Chip on Kraft, then sponged the edges with more Chocolate Chip and some Riding Hood Red over the middle.  (Does this make it look vintage?  I have no clue, but everyone seems to be raving about vintage now.  I just thought it looked too stark before I added the red sponging)

The little piece is stamped with the buggy from Puns from the Past, inked with both Chocolate Chip and Real Red.  I don't have the Riding Hood Red marker...but you wouldn't know the difference if I hadn't told you, now would you?  I also sponged around this piece, then put it all together...and had to wait a few weeks for the baby to come so I could put it in the mail.  She's here now, and everyone is very happy.


Stamps: En Francais, Puns from the Past
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Real Red
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kraft
Extras: sponges, Corner Rounder punch

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Hi Mom!

I sent Mom her card and gift earlier this week, but have held off on posting here...just in case she decided to give my blog a quick glance.  Unlikely, but you never know!  This is the card she opened/will open today, and I hope she likes it.

I was just playing around when I made this card, and sometimes that's the best thing to do.  I got out my Circle Scissors Plus, which I love but don't use often enough, and quickly had circles in the retiring colors Ballet Blue, Orchid Opulence, and Cameo Coral--all favorites of mine.  Then I got out my trusty Big Shot and added texture to each of these circles with a quick trip through the Big Shot in an embossing folder: Bashful Blue in the new Square Lattice embossing folder, Orchid Opulence in the Manhattan Flower folder, and Cameo Coral in the polka dot folder.  The layout was, again, just me playing around; this is essentially how they landed when I dropped the circles on the table.  

The base is Apricot Appeal--a color I am not sad to lose, I have to say--and that sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I stamped it on Sage Shadow and then popped it out with the Modern Label punch and this card was great to go.  I hope Mom likes it!


Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Ballet Blue, Orchid Opulence, Cameo Coral, Sage Shadow
Extras: Circle Scissors Plus, Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Manhattan Flower embossing folder, Modern Label punch, dimensionals

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sewing Friends

I traded one of the sets I use less for a set I've been wanting for a while...and I have to say, I love trades!  What a great way to save some money and still get what you'd like.  So here is my first card with Puns from the Past.

Also, Stampin' Up! is going through a color renovation--out with the old, in with the new--so I'm trying to use up some of my "old" colors.  It took me a long time to warm up to Sage Shadow, but once I did I went all in...which means that I have lots to use up now.  So Sage Shadow forms the base of this card, stamped with En Francais in Sage Shadow Ink.

The next piece is a color that will be staying, Sahara Sand.  And it is obviously the focal point, with the sewing machine inked in Chocolate Chip, and the sentiment in Brilliant Blue...another of those colors that will disappear come July 1.  Since it is about to go, I decided to use it for some sponging as well.  And then, my stroke of genius (in my opinion) was to use the Masterpiece Ribbon Originals for a little "stitching" to tie the whole card together.

And that's all.  Cheers!

Stamps: Puns From the Past, En Francais
Ink: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Brilliant Blue
Paper: Sage Shadow, Sahara Sand
Extras: Corner Rounder punch, sponge, Masterpiece Originals ribbon