You’re Amazing Elephant Birthday Card

I’m kind of on a monochromatic kick this month. This is a card we’ll make at the September Stamp Camp and one thing I love about Stampin’ Up! is that it is super simple to color coordinate. Marina mist cardstock matches marina mist ink (watercolored on the elephant’s hat), marina mist DSP and marina mist brads…. actually now that I look at the card… I accidentally used Tempting turquoise brads… oh well.

Stamps: You’re Amazing

Paper: Marina Mist, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Gray, Marina Mist (for watercoloring and sponging)

Accessories: Aquapainter, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Apothecary Framelits, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Stampin’ sponge.



“I am” Birthday card for Joanie

We received this stamp set called “I Am” at convention for completing our classes.  Its a great and classy stamp set and I thought it was perfect to use on the birthday card I was making for my mother in law Joanie.  I also used some more fun goodies, the new doily sizzlet, and scallop edge framelit.

Stamps: I am

Paper: Confetti White (retired), Floral District DSP, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Delicate Doilies Sizzlet, Labels Collection Framelits, Large Scallop border framelit, dimensionals

Convention Swap: Papillon Potpourri

I love how this swap turned out! The embossing on the patterned paper really looks awesome in person and who couldn’t love a new butterfly punch with matching stamps?

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Itty Bitty Banners

Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink Patterns DSP

Ink: Raspberry Ripple

Accessories: big shot, fancy fan embossing folder, elegant butterfly punch, bitty banners framelits

Make a Cake

Stampin’ Up likes to reward their demonstrators and this stamp set and designer paper was part of a great gift for recruiting a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration. They are now offerring this as a bonus to anyone who signs up in June as a demonstrator with the $99 starter kit along with a great digital kit for My Digital Studio!

This is the free make and take at my Catalog Kickoff party this Saturday at 1pm. There will be a great doorprize for coming, bringing a guest and/or making a purchase. I’m also selling my retired items with a BOGO deal, buy a retired item at retail price and get the same amount in new catalog merchandise free! (Tax and Shipping will be added). Must come to my new catalog party to get the deals!

Stamps: Make a Cake

Paper: Midnight Muse, Patio Party DSP, Whisper White

Ink: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit

Accessories: Apothecary frames framelits, Designer Labels framelits, dimensionals, polka dot embossing folder, big shot

Summer Strawberries – PP98

Best of Everything Summer Strawberries

I did a challenge!  I’ve been trying to do more of these to get me stamping for more than just workshops 🙂  I love to stamp and a little inspiration goes a long way.  Summer to me screams picnics and strawberries growing so I used the striped embossing folder, brayered it with Riding hood red ink and sent my card through the big shot twice.  This is the first time I’ve attempted the gingham and I think I need a bit more practice but it came out okay.

Stamps:  Best of Everything, Perfect Punches

Paper: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Riding Hood Red

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Gumball Green

Accessories: Adorning Accents Edgelits & Embossing folders, Striped Embossing Folder, Wide Oval Punch, Designer label framelits, Stitched Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Brights Glimmer Brads

4-way fun fold card

I saw this card on Dawn Griffith’s blog, and did my own masculine spin on it… I really have to force myself to make masculine cards!  I got the Well Worn DSP expressly for the purpose of being inspired to make more masculine cards though.  I liked how the fleur de lis in the paper matched the stamp in Extreme Elements too!

Stamps: Extreme Elements, On Your Birthday

Paper: Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Well Worn DSP

Ink: Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso


It’s a Wrap Treat Bag

This is the 3rd project we’ll make at the stamp camp on March 17.  Its a Fancy favor bag filled with wrapped nuggets.  I thought it would be a great thank you or little birthday gift.

Stamps: It’s a Wrap Occasions

Paper: Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Berry Blossoms DSP

Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die, Lucky Limeade ruffled Ribbon, Crop-a-dile, mailing labels, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch