Friday, March 28, 2014

Big Birthday Candles

A bright, fun and glittery birthday card.  Some of the older card stock is so bright it can be harder to work with but this card came together very quickly with the help of the designer paper.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Word Play
Paper:  Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Lavender Lace, DCWV Glitter Pack, EK Success Mod Squad Collection Dynamic Duo DSP
Ink:  Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Nestabilities Die, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bright Banners

I saw this card created by Karen Barber and knew I had to recreate it.  The only thing I really changed was the color of card stock since I wanted to use some of my discontinued card stock. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Petal Parade, Banner Blast
Paper:  Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Black
Ink:  Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Black
Accessories:  Banner Punch, Orange Bakers Twine, Crop-a-dile, Frost White Shimmer Mist, Mini Glue Dots

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Acetate Word by Word

I think this is the first time I've used the word by word stamp.  I stamped this on acetate using black staz-on ink and overlayed the stamped image onto some DSP.  I added the flowers and leaves to give the card more dimension.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Word by Word
Paper:  Lavender Lace, Gable Green, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Unknown DSP, Acetate
Ink:  Black Staz-on
Accessories:  Branch with Leaves Sizzlit, Daisy Punch, Trio Flower Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Pearls, Mini Silver Brads, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Love You A Latte

Another card I made to donate to the benefit being planned by one of my co-workers. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Pun Fun
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Mint Melody, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink:  Black, Chocolate Chip, Mind Melody, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  1/4" Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities Dies, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Crystal Effects, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

Monday, March 24, 2014

Father's Day Tie

I've made cards very similar to this in the past but I never get tired of this design.  Here is a link to a previous card I've made using different colors.  Just by changing the sentiment this card would make a great birthday card too.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Barely Banana, Sara DSP
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Barely Banana Grosgrain Ribbon, Bashful Blue Rhinestone, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals

Friday, March 21, 2014

Wonderful Mother

This card is a CASE (copy and share everything) of this card created by Georgeann Manning.  I used the same color palette but I chose to use paper flowers instead of buttons so that mailing this card wouldn't be an issue.  I changed a few other things but stayed very true to the original design.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Delightful Dozen
Paper:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, Parisian Summer DSP
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy
Accessories:  Adorning Accents Edgelits, Boho Blossoms Punch, 3/8" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Bird Builder Punch, Blossom Builder Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Pearls, Dimensionals

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Best Wishes

A co-worker asked me if I would make some all occasion cards for a benefit she is having for a friend who was just diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia.  I ended up making two sets of 12 cards.  I figured if I was cutting the card stock for one card I might as well use the other have and make two cards.  Since I donated the cards it gave me a chance to use some of the card stock that I still have in my stash that has been discontinued.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Petite Pairs
Paper:  Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa, Autumn Vine DSP
Ink:  Versa Mark, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa
Accessories:  Early Espresso Embossing Powder, 3/8", 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Designer Label Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Paper Piercing Template, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Silver Brads, Rhinestones, White Taffeta Ribbon, Blender Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bright Blossom Thanks

A quick and simple thank you card and no extra postage needed.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bright Blossoms, Short & Sweet
Paper:  Whisper White, Rose Red, Rose Red DSP
Ink:  Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Garden Green
Accessories:  Oval & Scallop Oval Nestabilities Dies, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


I needed an anniversary card for my sister and her husband but I didn't have a lot of time.  For this card the DSP is the main focus of the card with the flower and leaves being the anchor. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Secret Garden
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Petals & Paisley DSP
Ink:  Versa Mark, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Secret Garden Framelits, Blender Pen, Pearls, Dimensionals

Monday, March 17, 2014

Birthday Cheers

This card was sent to my niece for her birthday.  Not to worry, she turned 22 this year so a birthday card with fancy drinks is a fun card for a young woman.  I love all the bright colors.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Hour
Paper:  Whisper White, Only Orange, Green Galore, Pink Passion, Sassy DSP
Ink:  Only Orange, Green Galore, Pink Passion
Accessories:  Dots Embossing Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Green Galore Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Washi Tape Banner Birthday

This card was for another one of my co-workers.  She isn't really a girly-girl type so I kept things simple.  I really like how this turned out.  I think if you eliminate the rhinestones this could even be a masculine card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Wishes Your Way
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Washi Tape, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Monday, March 3, 2014

Party Hearty

This was the card I had originally made to send to my daughter for her birthday but decided it just wasn't what I was looking for.  It wasn't that I didn't like the card, it just didn't really seem like a card for my daughter.  I'm not sure if it was the colors or the images.  Luckily, I have many co-workers who need cards for their birthdays. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Patterned Party, Party Hearty
Paper:  Whisper White, Pink Passion
Ink:  Pink Passion, Lavender Lace, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Pearls, Paper Snips, Dimensionals