Saturday, May 15, 2010

Last Chance - Kind and Caring Thoughts

This beautiful set was a favorite of mine the instant I saw it in the current catalog. It is a hostess set for this year, Kind and Caring Thoughts, which means it may retire with the current catalog (the last day of June). It also means the only way to get it is to hostess a qualifying party. So if you, like me, just "have" to have this set, contact me and I help you book a workshop that can earn you this set.
I created this card for my mother-in-law who had outpatient surgery. I thought the blues and browns would be perfect for her. And I love the feminine details of the butterfly, ribbon and scallop trim without being too girly.
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Patterned Paper: Bella Blue - #113974

Cardstock:Kraft - #102125 for 8.5"x11" or #107070 for 12"x12"
Very Vanilla - #105328 for 8.5"x11" or #106531 for 12"x12"
Not Quite Navy - #101722 for 8.5"x11" or #107095 for 12"x12"
Chocolate Chip - #102128 for 8.5"x11" or #107102 for 12"x12"

Not Quite Navy Craft - #103227
Chocolate Chip Classic - #100908

Stamp Set: Kind and Caring Thoughts - #115324

Scallop Trim Punch - retired, but we have other beautiful border punches that would work just as well. Check out the Scallop Edge #112091 or the Eyelet Border #113692.
Big Shot - #113439
Beatiful Wings Embosslit - #11838
Heat Tool - #100005
Other:Clear Embossing Powder - #109130
Sending Love Epoxy Brads in Chocolate Chip - #117272
5/8" satin ribbon in Chocolate Chip - #117287

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Birthday! For All You Do

This stamp set (For All You Do) was the first one I got as a demo and I still love the versatility of it. Today, I used it create birthday cards for some girlfriends. I loved the combination of patterned papers, stamping, bling and ribbon to create a fresh, funky card for some special people in my life.

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Stamps:For All You Do - #115360
Teeny Tiny Wishes - #115370

Whisper White - #100730 (for 8.5"x11") or #106529 (for 12"x12")
Chocolate Chip - #102128 (for 8.5"x11") or #107102 (for 12"x12")
Old Olive - #100702 (for 8.5"x11") or #106544 (for 12"x12")
Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink:So Saffron Classic - #105213
Rose Red Craft - #101545
Old Olive Classic - #102277
Other:Rhinestone Brads - #113144
5/8" Satin Ribbon (Chocolate Chip) - #117287

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sweet Treats Skittles!

Did you know that Real Red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow and Elegant Eggplant perfectly match four of the five colors of regular flavored Skittles? And, that Skittles fit in our Sweet Treat cups? So exciting...I figured that out this weekend when making this birthday card for my soon-to-be-five-year-old friend, Payton! Skittles are her favorite candy, so I think it will be a hit.

Real Red - #102482 (for 8.5"x11) or #106545 (for 12"x12")
Only Orange - #102837 (for 8.5"x11) or #107107 (for 12"x12")
YoYo Yellow - #102824 (for 8.5"x11) or #107108 (for 12"x12")
Elegant Eggplant - #105126 (for 8.5"x11) or #107085 (for 12"x12")
Whisper White - #100730 (for 8.5"x11") or #106529 (for 12"x12")

Ink: Real Red Classic pad - #103133

Tools: 1-3/4" circle punch - #112004

Sweet Treat Cups - #116802
Real Red 5/8" satin ribbon - #117286
Something Sweet Stamp Set (retired)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bling Challenge

My demostrators group decided to use BLING as our challenge for this week. There are plenty of blingin' products to choose from in our catalog including Iridescent Ice embossing powder, metallic cardstock , foiled patterned paper, flat-backed pearls and rhinestone brads. I decided to use the Rhinestone Brads because I've had them since I became a demonstrator and haven't ever used them. They come in a pack of 84, with 28 each of three different sizes, so you will find the perfect one for whatever you are working on. I chose clear, but they also have four combo packs that offer a great assortment of colors in round or square. I also used the Lattice Die on these cards to create two different effects. On the second card down, I used the "insides" of the lattice (the football shape you'd normally discard) to create the layers of my flower. I ended up having so much fun I created two cards. I can't decide which I like better...what do you think?


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Both cards use:
Cardstock:Rose Red - #102544 for 8.5"x11" or #107086 for 12"x12"
Pumpkin Pie - #105717 for 8.5"x11" or #107100 for 12"x12"
So Saffron - #105118 for 8.5"x11" or #107088 for 12"x12"
Old Olive - #100702 for 8.5"x11" or #106544 for 12"x12"
Whisper White - #100730 for 8.5"x11" or #106529 for 12"x12"
Tempting Turquoise - #102067 for 8.5"x11" or #107103 for 12"x12"

Tools:Lattice Die - #115958
Big Shot - #113439

Embellishments:Rhinestone Brads - #113144
In addition to the supplies above, the quote on the top card was stamped using Old Olive Ink (#102277) with a stamp from the "Of the Earth" stamp set (#115336). This is hostess set available from now until the end of June...yours free with a $150 party!!! Also, I found our Paper Snips (#103579) useful for handcutting the Tempting Turquoise border around my flower on the second card and Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430) to help it pop!
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