Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Butterfly Birthday

One of the things I love about stamping is the ability to customize.  When it comes to birthdays, I try to make my card match the gift bag or paper that I'm using.  Today I have a set that I made for a birthday last week that turned out amazing.

Doesn't the card look like it came with the bag!!  I was so tickled when hubby found this gorgeous bag because I knew immediately what to do for a matching card.

The Butterfly Basics Bundle matched the theme of the bag beautifully.  I used Basic Black and Very Vanilla along with the Typeset Designer Series Paper.  The card was very simple to make since it's just one color of ink, Memento Tuxedo Black.

I stamped off to make the leaves in the center of the card a bit lighter and more vintage looking.  It also helps the sentiment stand out better, especially since it overlaps a little.  A strip of the beautiful Typeset Designer Paper adds to the vintage feel and creates balance.  I used a little bit of retired taffeta ribbon, it adds that little extra something that was needed.

The butterfly was the icing on the cake.  I used Basic Black with a couple of small pearls and added it over the leaves.

In the end, I was super pleased with how this gift set turned out.  I hope you give the Butterfly Basics Bundle a try, it's so amazing!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Stamping!
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Wedding Card for CCMC344

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.  This week we have a beautiful color combination of Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red and Blushing Bride.


I decided to go with a bit of an ombre' look with these colors and the awesome Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

I used Blackberry Bliss for the card base since it's such a striking color.  Then I simply added the leaf design that I created by sponging on the three colors.  I started out with Blushing Bride at the top then added in Rose Red to the center and Blackberry Bliss at the bottom.  I love the soft look of the colors together.

I kept the rest of the card simple since I want the background paper to really stand out.  The sentiment and vine wreath come from Your Perfect Day on page 44 in the Occasions Catalog.  I stamped the wreath with Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White.  I stamped over it again without re-inking to create a lighter image and make the wreath look fuller.  I made sure to change the position of the stamp slightly to make the leaves stamp in a new position.  Next, I stamped the sentiment in the center and die cut the whole thing with a Circle Framelit.  Small hearts made from the Heart Border Punch and Rose Red cardstock go around the wreath to bring in some color.  Last little tidbit is a small flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  It's done with Blushing Bride cardstock and given a bit of dimension by curling up the petals with a stylus and Stampin' Pierce Mat.   A tiny pearl in the center finishes off the flower and the card.

So, now it's your turn to give these beautiful colors a try and join the challenge with us!  Just go to Create with Connie and Mary for all the details plus more great samples from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for visiting!! Happy Stamping!


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Adventure Bound Birthday

I have a really quick masculine card to share with you today.  I needed one I could make quickly, so I turned to the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.  I pulled out one of the beautiful realistic scenes and added a simple sentiment.

Isn't this great!  It's simple yet beautiful and perfect for a man!  The best part is it only required a few minutes and a couple of supplies to make.

I started with a Garden Green card base and added the forest paper from the Adventure Bound DSP Stack.  Along the bottom is a simple birthday sentiment using the Crazy About You Bundle.  I die cut "happy" in Garden Green and adhered it with the 2-Way Glue Pen.  Underneath is a banner from Garden Green with "birthday" stamped in Garden Green.  I added it with a couple of dimensionals.  And that's it!!  Super simple yet super manly for a guy in your life!

I also have some weekly deals to share, they are good through Monday of next week.  You can place an order online, just click on one of these items in the left column at the top of the page, it will take you directly to the store!


We also have 4....YES 4 new Sale-a-bration FREEBIES that will start on March 1st!!  There is new paper, stamps and accessories...how cool is that!!  Click on the image to see the PDF File of the products.  Sale-a-brations continues through the end of March, earn a FREE item for every $50 in product purchased.

http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/Flyer_SAB2_demo_Feb1715_US.pdf

Thanks so much for visiting today!!  Happy Stamping!


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