Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June Stamp Club Projects

I had my last stamp club for this year's catalog last night. It was lot's of fun, and we made some neat projects. It's always hard to choose just a few from the retiring stamp sets, but I managed to narrow it down to 2 stamp sets. Wanted & Garden Whimsy.

I really like the layout on the Garden Whimsy card. It's the same one I posted a couple of times using the Game Night stamp set. I told you it was versatile!

Stamp sets: Garden Whimsy
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, Horizontal Slot punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Techniques: Rock & Roll

Stamp sets: Wanted
Card Stock: Crushed Curry Textured, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Inks: Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Techniques: Rock & Roll, Faux Suede

Stamp sets: Wanted, All Holidays
Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Kraft, Dusty Durango
Inks: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Vintage Brads, Paper Piercing tool, Mat Pack,
Stampin' Dimensionals
Techniques: Faux Suede, Stamping Off

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A bit of a sneak peek!

This card is a bit of a sneak peek. The stamp set is a Level 1 hostess set from the current Summer Mini catalog, It's the Thought. However, 3 of the colors that I used are NEW colors!

The card base, is Cherry Cobbler, the yellow is Daffodil Delight, and the brown is Early Espresso. Oh, and did you notice the ribbon on the tag? That's brand-new 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Early Espresso color. I'm loving the new colors. So much fun to play with.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Game Night Birthday

This card may look a bit familiar! It's the same layout as one of the Father's day card's I posted earlier. See how versatile this layout is. You could change the stamp image as well.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Father's Day Inspiration (and a My Digital Studio newbie too)

Father's Day is just around the corner, so here are a couple of cards to inspire you.

The first one uses a retiring stamp set (those retiring from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog are only available through June 30th!) called Game Night.

The card base is Basic Gray and the dice image is stamped in the same color ink. The hearts, diamonds, spades & clubs image is stamped using Gong Gray, a color that is retiring this year. The accent on the front of the card is from the All Holidays stamp set, stamped using Going Gray ink onto Whisper White card stock, and backed onto a piece of Real Red card stock. The accent is attached to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. The final touch is a piece of Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon tied around the front of the card.

This second card is a hybrid card using some elements from the My Digital Studio and traditional stamps and accessories. The image is from the brand-new digital download from My Digital Studio, King of the Grill stamp brush set (#123174, $3.95). This is also available as a stamp set in the Summer Mini Catalog (#121707 in wood mount, $18.95, or #120066 in clear mount, $14.95).

To make the card, I sized the image in My Digital Studio to the size I wanted, and printed it onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. Then, I trimmed the image to the finished dimensions that I wanted and colored it in using the Many Marvelous markers. I layered it onto a piece of Poppy Parade card stock (a new In-Color) and attached it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. The card base is Not Quite Navy, the accent piece is Sahara Sand that was run through the Big-Shot using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, available in the Summer Mini Catalog. The Father's Day stamp is a retired stamp (it fit the area that I needed) and is from last years mini catalogs, And Many Mower.

Hope I've inspired those of you who still have Father's Day cards to make.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Crafter's Tool Kit in SU!'s Clearance Rack

Crafters Tool Kit - by Stampin' Up!
Crafters Tool Kit110089

$15.99 (60% off of original price)

Includes 3/16" and 1/8" anywhere hole punches, universal eyelet setter, two needles, paper-piercing tool, bottle-nosed pliers with wire cutter, cross-lock tweezers, and hammer. Also includes paper-piercing pad, paper-piercing template, and setting mat, each 4" x 4". All packaged in a durable nylon zip case with outside pocket. Instructions included.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Stamp Club Projects

I'm excited about getting together again tonight with one of my stamp clubs. I'll be showing them the Rock & Roll technique and showcasing a couple of the stamp sets that will be gone after this month. Garden Whimsy and Very Thankful.

It's going to a great time of stamping!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Retiring Stamp Set Count-Down

The days are going by quickly for the end of the 2009/2010 Idea Book & Catalog. So, I'm showcasing projects using stamp sets that won't be available after the end of this month.

I'm sad to see the Refuge & Strength set go. The grass along the bottom of the stamped image was done using the Inspired By Nature stamp set (this set is not retiring). To make the sunset image behind the cross, I punched out the 1-3/4" circle from a scrap piece of card stock and sponged in Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Really Rust ink starting with the lightest and ending up with the darkest color.