Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June Stamping Technique Class Projects

As I promised yesterday, here are the projects made at my June Stamping Technique Class.  The theme was Big Shot Textures & Cuts.  I totally love the new Framelits dies.  So user-friendly, I just can't get enough of them.

This first card uses the new Designer Series paper, Floral District (as do all the projects in this post), the Apothecary Accents Framelits, Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Folder, Large Scallop Edgelit, the Large Oval punch, and some Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled ribbon.  Bright and cheery!

This next card is one I cased from my friend Kathy Howes, from a swap card that I received from her.  So simple and yet elegant.  With just a change of the Designer Series paper, the card can look very different.  This card uses the Dsigner Frames Textured Impressions folder, XL Oval punch, Word Window punch, and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack, as well as some Baja Breeze seam binding and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

For the final card, I also cased this one from another demonstrator, Mary.  The only thing I changed was the saying.  Here I used the new set Itty Bitty Banners and the matching Framelits set, Bitty Banners.  Everything else is done using the Sizzix Big-Shot and dies (Beautiful Butterflies & Tasteful Trim).  

Hope you enjoy.  Till next post.......

Monday, June 25, 2012

June Stamp Club Projects

For the June stamp club projects, I decided to make wedding themed cards.  Most of these could be used as anniversary cards as well, with just changing the messages.

This first card was cased from the new catalog.  The card there is a clear card made using our window sheets, and it is more involved with some punched flowers too.  This card is a simple square card.  The accents are the square scallop and apothecary framelit cut from card stock and designer series paper.  Although they don't show real well in the camera, there are rhinestone basic jewels to give the card some "bling".  

This next card us simple, but looks so complicated.  I love it!  A piece of vellum card stock is run through the Sizzix Big-Shot using the Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Folder.  A piece of organdy ribbon, an embossed greeting cut out using the Apothecary framelits, and some pearl basic jewels finishes it off.

This last card I cased from a fellow demonstrator.  I changed the greeting, using one from Perfectly Penned, and cut a little bow-tie using a very small piece of card stock (1/4" x 1/2").  So simple.  The base of the card is a piece of Shimmery White.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll get the projects from my technique stamp class posted next.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Blast From the Past

Last night when I was looking through some stamping "scraps", I came across this mostly uncolored stamped image.  For my customers that have been around since my very first, new catalog open house, you'll recognize this as the make & take we did!

It's colored in using the Stampin' Pastels, and the colors are likely different from that day back in 2002.  The fire was stamped first, a "mask" from a post-it-note was then applied over the fire.  Next, the boy and girl were stamped and the same method was used to mask them and finally the tent was stamped.

The corner rounder from years ago cut out a little bigger "bite" from the card stock than the new one does, so therefore the difference in corner-rounding.

It was a fun reminder of the beginning of my Stampin' Up! business.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I've been "MIA" for a little while.  But, I'm back on board and hopeful that I'll be posting on a more regular basis.

Here is a card that my stamp club made in May.  The stamp set is still a current stamp Best Dad Ever #120399 [w] & #120681 [c], however the designer series paper has retired.  I love the simplicity of this card.  The ties, which are all on one stamp, were inked in VersaMark ink and then embossed with black embossing powder.  The middle tie, was then colored in using a Crumb Cake marker.  I chose to use the "happy birthday" image, but there are also a couple of father's day images that one could use as well.  A really great "man-card" type of stamp set!