Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Natural Composition

Good morning, crafting friends...

This card was specially made for my dear friend Surbhi :) - I feel that the sentiment is exactly right for her.

I am using the Natural Composition Specialty DSP for the outer layer - it is card stock weight paper, so I scored it and made it to resemble a file folder, wrapped around with a length of 1 1/4" Burlap ribbon (from the Holiday Catalog). I brushed the edges of the burlap with clear nail polish to make it stop fraying. I don't remember where I picked up that little trick but I can report that it works.

Here is the inner layer, which is a flip card - that I had cut using the Circle Thinlits die. Here is a little secret: It looks hard to make, but it is actually very easy. Fun!

The inside sentiment says: You just give, give, give... thanks, thanks, thanks. It is from a stamp set called Lots of Thanks in the annual Catalog.

Supplies used:
Stamp sets: Tea Party, Lots of Thanks, Friendly Phrases
Ink pads: Early Espresso, Old Olive
Card stocks: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Natural Composition Specialty DSP
Tools: 3/16" corner rounder punch, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, Big Shot machine, Circle Thinlits die
Accessories: 1 1/4" burlap ribbon, Naturals Designer Button, Baker's Twine, Etcetera DSP

Happy stamping,


Monday, November 4, 2013

Tea Party

Hi there, crafting friends...

Here is a stamp set that is fun and feminine- called Tea Party. The largest image in the set that I am using here coordinates with the Ovals Collection Framelits.

Here is the whole card, with coordinating patterned paper called Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper and Coastal Cabana card base (think Peppermint Tea- my favorite :) ) and a little stacked flower I made with the Boho Blossom punch.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Tea Party
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana
Ink pads: Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar (for edges)
Tools: Big Shot machine, Ovals Collection Framelits, Boho Blossom punch
Accesories: DSP Afternoon Picnic, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Large Pearl Basic Jewel, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.

Happy stamping,


Friday, November 1, 2013

DSP Modern Medley

Happy November, crafting friends...

Halloween went by already! Last night the children in our neighborhood went trick or treating and it was a fun night out for both the littlest ones to the high schoolers. Needless to say, we have lots of candies lying around the house right now.

So, the weather is cooler and it is so nice to be outside. I am thinking of pairing our In Colors collections (of Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse and Gumball Green) with the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper. They are available in the Annual Idea Book & Catalog and it is a classy Very Vanilla and Basic Black patterns.

Here it is. I made a trio of cards. The sentiment is from a stamp set called Feel Goods. I am using Jet Black Staz On Ink pad for the sentiment. Love the result.

Then, I added the little trio of embellishments on the right hand corner.

And here is what I added to the inside of the card, a little strip of the same DSP - I think - is a nice finishing.

Thank you for peeking, crafting friends...

Happy stamping,


Supplies used:
Stamp sets: Feel Goods, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink pads: Jet Black Staz On, Baked Brown Sugar
Card stocks: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
Tools: Big Shot machine, Oval Collections Framelits
Accesories: In Color Dahlias, Naturals Designer Buttons, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread

Thursday, October 24, 2013

25 stamp sets at 25% off

Good morning crafting friends...

Just want to share some exciting Stampin' Up!'s birthday news. 25 stamp sets at 25% off this week. Sale ends Oct 28, 2013.

More details is on my online store here.

Also while you are at it, check out the clearance rack which has some great bargains for your stash. Enjoy!!

Happy stamping,


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Soho Subway DSP

Hi there, crafting friends...

How's your week? I hope you have some crafting time this week! :) There is a DSP pack in the annual catalog called Soho Subway Designer Series Paper, which feature cool NYC subway maps.

Without further ado, here is my card trio with the lovely patterns from the pack ...

This one is Summer Starfruit and the stamped Hello Lovely tag from the Hello Lovely stamp set.

This is 2 patterns on the paper pack that I cut up on top of one another. Finished off with This and That Designer Washi Tape.

Masculine card with the map background. Typeset patterned paper on the front and the sentiment is also from Hello, Lovely stamp set.

It was fun play time for me to create these :) Thanks for taking a look.

Supplies used:
Stamp sets: Hello Lovely, Mosaic Madness
Ink pads: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Card stocks: Summer Starfruit, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accesories: Soho Subway DSP, Large Basic Pearl, Very Vintage Designer Button, Whisper White Baker's Twine, This and That Designer Washi Tapes

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Card Base Pop n Cuts Die

Hello there, crafting friends... Hope you're having a relaxing Sunday so far!!

Just want to share the October special - valid for Oct 1- 31 and it is also valid for all online orders. Wahoo!!

Get $25 extra hostess dollars 
when you have a qualifying* party. That’s $65 in free products for you (instead of the $40 standard amount)! It’s Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary so let’s bring on the parties and free products! 

*$250 in party sales before tax and shipping 

And here is today's card...

Featuring the Card Base Pop 'n Cuts Die. There is the unique rounded edge on the bottom corner and a slot that you can open and close. The die is designed to match with 2 other dies that will make pop up cards (as you will see them in the annual catalog) but it also works wonderfully if you just want to cut up a fancy card base like this one - easily.

Here it is closed up. Loved it.

My card base is Pistachio Pudding. I paired it with the Sweater Weather DSP from the Holiday Catalog and the Season of Style Designer Washi Tape.

The sentiment stamp is a Christmas set called: Oh, Goodie!

Supplies used:
Stamp sets: Oh Goodies, Notable Notions
Ink pads: Pistachio Pudding, Early Espresso
Card stock: Pistachio Pudding
Tools: Big Shot machine, Card Base Pop n Cuts die, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch
Accesories: Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, Sweater Weather DSP

Thanks for peeking.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tags 4 You

Hello there, crafting friends...

This is a quick and easy card that I made last week, because my first thought was: wouldn't it be cool to make fall leaves colors using the Crisp Cantaloupe color. It is not quite the natural color it should be, but it still falls within a variation of it.

So I started to work.

I made a bunch of die cut leaves with my Bigz Autumn Accents die and Crisp Cantaloupe textured card stock from the Coredinations In Colors 2013-2015 pack.

Then, I turned to the new bundle of Tags 4 You stamp set and matching Label Bracket punch (from the Holiday Catalog) to finish off the project. Whoa! It was so easy to use. That makes me happy. (+ 2 buttons to accentuate the leaves). Done.

My background patterned paper is from Sweater Weather DSP.

Supplies used:
Stamp sets: Tags 4 You
Ink pads: Chocolate Chip, Baked Brown Sugar (for the edges)
Card stocks: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe textured Coredinations card stock, Sweater Weather DSP
Tools: Big Shot machine, Label Bracket punch
Accessories: Bigz Autumn Accents die, Brights designer button, Very Vintage Designer Button, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

Thank you for taking a peek today.