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