Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Birthday Duo

When I saw this post from Connie Collins I knew that I would have to CASE a version of her wonderful cards.  For Connie's cards she used the All Abloom DSP Stack and for my version I used Fresh Prints DSP Stack but any coordinating designer paper would work.  All you have to do is stack the DSP together and run it through your die cutting machine and you can end up with two different but coordinating cards.  If you click the above link to Connie's blog she gives you directions on how she created her cards.  Give this techniqe a try and I'm sure you will be happy with the results.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Paper:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Fresh Prints DSP
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Circle Nestablities Dies, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Bakers Twine, Pearls, Mini Glue Dots

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Masculine Christmas Deer

The June 2014 Christmas card challenge was to create a manly card in honor of Father's Day.  I knew immediately that I wanted to create a card with this reindeer but I also wanted to incorporate the traditional Christmas colors of red and green.  I kept the layout very clean so that the die cut reindeer could stand out.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  More Merry Messages
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Merry Moments DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede, Versa Mark
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities Dies, Reindeer Flight Die (Tim Holtz), Gold Embossing Powder, Red Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Monday, September 8, 2014

Punch Bunch Masculine Birthday

Another masculine card for Monday.  This card combines some of the first DSP that I ever purchased from Stampin' Up called "Pickles".  The colors work well for a masculine card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Punch Bunch
Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pickles DSP
Ink:  Versa Mark
Accessories:  Navy Embossing Powder, Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Circle Nestabilities Dies, Dimensionals

Friday, September 5, 2014

A CAS Birthday

This is a very clean and simple card (CAS) that was completed in less than 10 minutes.  I'm still trying to use items that Stampin' Up discontinued and this card combines orchid opulence with marvelous magenta.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Petal Parade, Sincere Salutations
Paper:  Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Marvelous Magenta
Ink:  Orchid Opulence, Marvelous Magenta
Accessories:  Rhinestones, Frost White Shimmer Mist

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Layered Birthday Circles

I have been trying to get ahead on birthday cards that I need for my co-workers and this is one that I created recently.  I've had this DSP for so long now that the colors that coordinate with the DSP have been discontinued so, I figured I better use items from my stash before I buy more.  I like all of the soft colors of this paper and I sponged the edges with crumb cake to give it a more aged look.  The colors and layout for this card could also make a nice sympathy card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Sarah DSP
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Black
Accessories:  Dots Embossing Folder, 1" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Sponge Dauber, Rhinestones, Dimensionals