Friday, August 28, 2015

Cute Happy Birthday

Pink and orange is one color combination I really like.  Of course, over the years, I am sure you have seen many of my cards with those colors.  Today's card is Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango. And I am once again using Pictogram Punches~~twice in a week for a stamp set I hardly use!! But today I used flowers rather than stars.  The little flower punch from  the Itty Bitty Punchy pack coordinates perfectly.  I have a large collection of framelits and thinlets and use them often.  But sometimes, having a punch is just a simpler way of doing things~~being sure the punch is lined up properly with the stamped image!! Have a great day and a great weekend, too!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Birthday Watercolor Anemones

The WPlus9 stamp set, Watercolor Anemones, is the set I used for today's card.  I have made a couple of other cards using this set but I need to set aside time to rewatch the videos and practice using the  stamps to create pretty flowers.  I started today's card by stamping the large image in Pistachio Pudding, a now retired color.  Then it was onto the flowers which I would die cut using the coordinating dies.  Each flower has a base and then two or more layers to add to the flower.  For the flowers on today's card I stamped the base in Soft Sky and the two additional stamps for each flower were inked with Pool Party.   Soft Suede finished off each of the flowers.   The Pool Party border is from My Favorite Things and the sentiment from SU's Watercolor Wishes, also stamped in Soft Suede.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fall Sheltering Tree

I was at a loss as to what kind of card to create for today's post.  So I thought about the Fall feel in the air and went from there.  Some of the leaves are falling off our trees, but they are still green.  My card has brightly colored leaves that have not yet fallen!  I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set  creating most of the leaves using the large stamp.  But since I adhered the tree on the Espresso layer using dimensionals, I used the small stamp that has just a few little leaves on the outer edges of the tree on the card front.  I just hate to admit that Fall is around the corner.  Summer is going to quickly for me.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hexagon Birthday

My hexagon punch was on my island yesterday and I decided to use it to create the card for today's post.  Since I had a piece of black cardstock already embossed, that determined the color of the card~~black and white.  I used scraps of the neutrals DSP stack and punched 5 hexagons.  After arranging the hexagons, I realized that the punch with the script on it needed to be positioned the correct way.  No problem~~I just punched another hexagon being sure it was lined up the way I needed before I punched. The sentiment is from the And Many More stamp set, stamped and then punched using the Washi Tape punch.  The card was a little too plain, so out came a few sequins and a piece of black and white twine.  This card would be cute in a variety of colors.  Have a great day!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Trick or Treat

Today's card is a quick Halloween card.  After sponging the Tangelo Twist cardstock, I added Black shimmer tape from Close To My Heart before adhering a piece of DSP to the card front.  After stamping "Trick or Treat" on white cardstock, I also sponged the die cut square then adhered it using dimensionals.   Little black glitter stars add a little sparkle and the little spider adds a little cuteness!  The little treat bag was made using another of the DSP patterns in the Happy Haunting DSP collection.  Once again, I used black glimmer paper for the stars and also for the witch's hat.  It seems so soon to be posting Halloween projects, but when I went out for the paper this morning, I couldn't help but feel the little nip of Fall in the air.  Have a great day!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Back To School

Well school has officially started in my neighborhood.  As I watched the kids get on the bus across the street I remembered how disappointed I was when school started after summer break when my kids were young.  Back to bedtime schedules and homework and school projects. But that disappointment did not last long.  It was always easier to get back into the school routine than I thought.  So today's card is an idea for any of the moms or dads or grandparents who want to put a little something in their child's lunch or school bag as a little surprise.  I didn't have any school stamp sets, so I used Pictogram Punches for the sentiment and  star framelits and punches for all the stars.  After I made this card, I remembered that there were little apples in the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and that, too, would have made a great back-to-school card. Have a great day and enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Taupe & Black Butterfly

Today's card came about due to a card that is on the Stampin' Up! home page.  I thought that card was very pretty the minute I saw it and knew I had to create something similar.  So last night I went down to my scraproom and took out Gorgeous Grunge and For All Things.  The leaves are stamped in black and the splatter in Tip Top Taupe.  The bottom butterfly is in Taupe as is the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Watercolor Wishes which is included in the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit.  I think I say it every time I use the stamp set, but I so like the Watercolor Wishes stamp set.  I use it over and over!  The gold thread adds a touch of elegance to the card.  I wish I would have added a little more.  Have a great day!