Saturday, December 29, 2012

Birthday Tie

Now that the holidays are over and the last of the Christmas cards have been posted, I thought I would post some of the cards that I've made this year but never got around to putting on my blog.  This birthday card came together quickly and I was pleased with how it turned out.  Inspired by a card created by Mary Fish.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Pool Party DSP
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals

Friday, December 28, 2012

Season of Joy Snowflakes


A couple more Christmas cards that came together quickly and didn't require extra postage.  You could change the sentiment and make them into wintery birthday or thank you cards since they use non-traditional Christmas colors.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Season of Joy
Paper:  Whisper White, Gable Green, Groovy Guava, DCWV Glitter Pack, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Unknown DSP
Ink:  Gable Green, Groovy Guava, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Round Tab Punch, Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Brads, Groovy Guava Stitched Ribbon, True Thyme Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Kick Up Yer Heels

Like most of us I have difficulty coming up with new and different ideas for masculine cards.  I usually resort to trees or a graphic design but I'm loving these cowboy boots. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Festival of Prints DSP, DCWV Glitter Pack
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Pinking Shears, Holiday Collection Framelits Die, Burgundy Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cookies and Christmas Cocoa

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.   I would also like to thank everyone who visits my blog and my hope is to post more often in the coming year.  Many blessings to everyone!

This card is a CASE of a card created by Ann Schach.  I did change some of the elements but it is basically the same.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Scentsational Season, Polar Party
Paper: Whisper White, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Vellum, Ruby Red DSP, Holiday Lounge DSP
Ink:  Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Ruby Red Marker
Accessories:  Snowburst Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle Dies, Holiday Collections Framelits Dies, Pearls, Dimensionals

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Deer

As soon as I saw this Christmas Deer stamp set I knew that I had to have it.  Not only can I use it for Christmas cards but just using the deer stamp alone will make great masculine cards.  For this card I cut whisper white card stock using the labels collection framelit die and then stamped the deer using versa mark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder.  I masked off the horizon with a torn strip of paper and the moon using a 1 1/4" circle and then sponged the sky using baja breeze and not quite navy ink.  To create snow drifts I used the same torn strip of paper as the horizon and sponged with not quite navy ink.  The ornament on the antlers was stamped using versa mark ink and embossed with navy embossing powder.  The image was mounted on a layer of not quite navy card stock and attached using dimensionals to the card base.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Christmas Deer, Christmas Punch
Paper:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Ski Slope DSP
Ink:  Versa Mark, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Labels Collection Framelits Die, Large Oval Punch, Snowburst Embossing Folder, Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Navy Embossing Powder, Dimensionals


Yesterday I posted various Christmas trees and today's focus will be ornaments.  I have four cards today and 2 of them use the same layout and stamp set but they look very different from each other because of the colors used. Again, I will post links to any inspirations used.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Merry & Type, Four the Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Night of Navy, Green Galore, Brushed Gold, Almost Amethyst DSP
Ink: Versa Mark, Night of Navy, Various SU Markers
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch

This card was inspired by a group of cards created by Lisa Foster.  She used much more ribbon to create her bow with and also embossed the leaves.  I wanted to mail this card so I opted for a smaller bow.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Delightful Decorations, Christmas Greetings
Paper:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Northern Flurries Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Ornament Punch, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones, Silver Cord, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

This is probably my favorite of the ornament cards.  It looks like a very simple card but there are lots of layers and little details. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Traditional Touches, Snowflakes
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Ski Slope DSP
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Real Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle Dies, Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon, Linen Thread, Button, Paper Piercing Tool, Rhinestones, Sakura Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Dimenionals

Sunday, December 23, 2012

More Christmas Trees

This will be my second post today with the focus of the cards being a Christmas Tree.  The first card was inspired by a card I saw on Dawn Olchefske's blog.  I had quite a few strips of paper left over from the previous cards I posted and thought this was a great way to use up the scraps. I changed a few things from her original card to make it my own.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Greetings of the Season
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Red Glimmer Paper, Festival of Prints DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Snowburst Embossing Folder, Holiday Collection Framelits Die, Dimensionals

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Sharon Burkett's blog.  I don't own the Merry Minis Punch Pack so I used a mini tree punch that I've had for several years.  I kept the same basic layout but she used ribbon on her card and I just used a strip of basic black card stock.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Greetings of the Season, Bold Snowflake
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, DCWV Glitter Pack
Ink: Black, Illuminate Shimmer Watermark
Accessories:  1" Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, Mini Tree Punch, Dimensionals

For this card I wanted something very vintage looking and the tree from the Christmas Lodge stamp set is the perfect image.  The card stock and ink I used have both been discontinued and of course I'm still trying to use my old supplies.  To make the pearls red I used a Sharpie permanent marker and just colored them.  It works great and you can make any color pearl you want. It works with rhinestones too!

Supplies Used: 
Stamps:  Christmas Lodge
Paper: Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Forest Foliage
Ink: Ruby Red, Forest Foliage
Accessories:  Pearls, Sharpie Marker, Snowburst Embossing Folder, Dots Embossing Folder, Oval Nestabilities Die, Dimensionals

Christmas Trees

Yesterday's post contained various cards using the Dasher image and for today's post I'll focus on the Christmas tree.  Not necessarily a Christmas tree stamp, but the various cards I made with the main focus being the Christmas Tree.  Enjoy!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Silver Glimmer, Festival of Prints DSP
Accessories:  Holiday Collection Framelits Die, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Snowburst Embossing Folder, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Petal Cone Die, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Taupe Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dasher Cards

I haven't been a very good blogger lately, but I have been busy in my stamp room.  I've decided to group together the various versions I've created using the "Dasher" stamp.  I'll try to give as much information regarding supplies used for each card and will link to the card that was CASED or the inspiration used.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Dasher, Warm Winter Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Pink Pirouette, Holiday Harmony DSP
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories:  Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Circle Punches, Nestabilities Circle Dies, Dimensionals

Inspired by this card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Dasher, Christmas Punch
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Suede, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories:  Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities Dies, Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

This is almost an exact CASE of this card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Dasher
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Suede, Red Glimmer, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Ink: Versa Mark, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Pewter Embossing Powder, Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Silver Glass Glitter, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone, Scallop Border Punch, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities Dies, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals