Monday, May 31, 2010

Beary Birthday (TLC275, C4C39)

I haven't had the chance or taken the time, I guess, to do the Technique Lovers Challenge lately. Today's challenge was to make a "Tent Card". It was easier than I thought. I adjusted mine from 6" X 6" to 5-3/8" X 5-3/8" so it would fit in the square (medium) Stampin' Up! envelopes. At the Crazy 4 Challenges blog on Saturday, the challenge was also to make a "Tent Card." I used Nestabilities for the ovals, but everything else is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Beary Best Friends, On Your Birthday (on the back)
  • Papers: Pixie Pink (retiring), Sweet Pea Designer Paper, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black Stazon
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Snips, Jump Rings, Flower Trio Punch, Mat, Stylus, Tiny Silver Half Pearls, Blue Sheer Ribbon

Sunday, May 30, 2010

CASEing Emily (FS173)

This week's Featured Stamper is Scoopy (Emily). I liked her Penguin Calendar card and needed a birthday card for one of my grandchildren, so this is what I came up with. I found a calendar online and printed it out. I used and arrow from my SU! Punch and hand wrote, "Shelby's Birthday". I stamped, colored, cut out and popped up the presents and cake from "Happy Moments" (2010 SAB set).
On the inside, I put a Scalloped Envelope which is ready for some cash, and beneath that, the sentiment, "Happy Birthday" was stamped. I think my grand daughter will like this. Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happiness Always (IC234)

For today's Inspiration Challenge, we were to go to the Crate & Barrel site for inspiration. I was inspired by the place cards. I thought the white on white would be lovely for a wedding card. This is pretty simple, too. I just punched a strip of white with a Martha Stewart border punch and embossed the strip with a Cuttlebug border embossing folder. I added the sheer ribbon and the sentiment was heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Business Card Holders

These are little 4.25" square top folding cards that hold business cards inside. The slit punch is used for holding the card in place. I'm doing the "Boot Camp" assignments that Sherrill Graff presented in her Yahoo Group. I used all retiring card stock on these. I stamped each one with the coordinating inks and used both Heart Punches for the hearts. The sentiments were from Three Little Words and the background was done with the swirly from Trendy Trees. The sentiments were punched out with the Word Window Punch. I've made ten and plan on making more. They are simple and quick. I will be handing them out to people such as bank tellers, manicurists, grocery clerks, etc. This is a business builder. Thanks for visiting my blog today!!

Fifi (TSC0528)

Yesterday, I missed making any cards. I hope to make it up over the weekend though. We were gone to doctor appointments all day. We still don't know what my daughter is having because she's too far along now for them to be able to tell, so we will find out the old fashioned ways...when the baby is born!

Here's my card for the Twisted Sistahs Challenge. We were to make a card for an online friend who needs some SCS love. This time, the ONLY thing from Stampin' Up! is the embossing folder. I had some neon yellow card stock, just one sheet, so I used that plus the bright orange. The red matting is a scrap of Ruby Red. I got Cuttlebug Ornamental Dies for my birthday from another online friend, so I used those die cuts on each end of the ribbon. The ribbon is really old. I've had it around for years. I wrapped the ends around the die cuts and secured each end with a yellow brad. The poodle image is from Recollections - Woof Woof which I bought on sale at Michael's for about $4. It was such a good buy that I couldn't pass it up! Inside, it just says, "Woof" and it's signed with two paw prints!! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Asian Bird (SC282)

I felt that today's sketch was perfect for an Asian card. My daughter-in-law is Chinese, so I wanted to send her a Thank You card, and this fits the bill. Everything is from Stampin' Up! except for the Cuttlebug embossing folder. The base card and mat are Basic Black, main image panel and embossed panel are Real Red, and the horizontal strip that is crimped is Brushed Gold. The main image from "Asian Artistry" (hostess set) was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Three Fire Square Rhinestone Brads were added for some bling. Thanks for visiting my blog today!!

Little Toot (CC272, MMTPT94)

I made this card yesterday morning but didn't have time to post it here. It's for two challenges: The Color Challenge which was to use Kraft, Bermuda Bay and Real Red and Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge which was to help Seth the Sailor get through the waves. I brought Little Toot, the little tugboat. Everything used to make this card came from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Boatloads of Fun (Retired)
  • Papers: Kraft, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red Marker
  • Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Real Red Striped GG Ribbon

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer S'mores (CAS68)

The Clean and Simple Challenge was a theme. We were to make cards that represent summer. Camping out and making s'mores over the open campfire are summer time activities for my family. The base card is Chocolate Chip with a layer of Whisper White and then the embossed and scored layer of More Mustard. The image was stamped with Black Stazon and colored with Chocolate Chip and More Mustard Markers. The image was cut out and popped up on the chocolate piece and matted on white. I used the Scallop Oval Punch for the "bite". Thanks for stopping by!!

ETA: The stampe came from the "Under the Stars" stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

CASEing Nikki (FS172)

What a busy weekend I've had!!! Friday was a Stamp Camp day so I was busy all day. On Saturday, I had to prepare for the baby shower and shop for the food for the shower, too. Today, I made this card, went to church, picked up the cake for the shower after church, came home and cut up fruits, vegetables and cheeses for the snacks at the shower, and then hosted the shower for about two and a half hours. Not long after it was over, I went to the church small group which is a special six week study based on Max Lucado's book, Fearless. When I got home, I actually sat down for about a half hour and then uploaded this card!! This card is for the Featured Stamper Challenge. NCSUNikki is the Featured Stamper this week. I chose to CASE this card. I particularly like the color combo for a doggie card. I changed it from a square to an A2 size card. I used different stamps for both the doggie and the paws. I used a rectangular background for the main image panel, and my ribbon has polka dots. Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Recollections - Woof Woof (on sale at Michael's)
  • Papers: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Chocolate Chip TCS
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip; Basic Black and Real Red Markers; Gold Zig Painty
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Rectangular Nesties, Snips, Dimensionals, Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon

Friday, May 21, 2010

April 2010 Stamp Camp Projects

This post is for my friend, Melinda, in California. She doesn't get to many Stamp Camps since she moved away, but she does come once in a while. She spoke to one of the ladies who came to last month's stamp camp who told her about the cards. She was hoping I'd post them so she could see. Here they are, Melinda!! Sorry it took me so long to get around to taking photos!!!
Project #1 was VERY simple. It's Mellow Moss (retiring) on Basic Black. The Moss piece is embossed with one of the Cuttlebug Asian embossing folders and then sanded. The symbol for "Dream" is stamped with Basic Black. Inside, we stamped the Asian girl from "Dream Gardens" with Mellow Moss.
Project #2 was the most time consuming. The new designer paper from the Summer Mini is distressed, sponged and torn to reveal parts of maps from the same DSP as the main panel. The images are from the new stamps that coordinate with the paper. They were stamped and cut out. The plane was popped up on Bashful Blue. The orange is Pumpkin Pie. All edges were distressed.
Project #3 was CASEd from someone on SCS, but I have forgotten who it was!! Sorry! Everything is sponged here. I used "Autumn Vines" DSP and punched six tags. The main tag was just a rectangle that was punched with the Tag Corner Punch, stamped with "Pocket Silhouettes" and crimped at the bottom. An eyelet and hemp twine were added.
Project #4 is a Gate Fold card. I try to use different kinds of folds as often as possible. The base card is Cameo Coral (retiring) and I used some retiring DSP as well. I used Nesties for the circles, Cameo Coral and Old Olive Punched flowers and a sentiment from "Well Scripted."
Project #5 uses the retiring Lavender Lace card stock with Whisper White. We stamped the flowers from "Elements of Style" (Summer Mini) and colored with Water Color Pencils; then, we blended with Blender Pens and Baby Oil. It's a fun technique.
Well, there you go Melinda!! I hope you can make it to another Stamp Camp when you're in town!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Welcome Baby! (CCEE1020)

The CCEE Stampers Challenge for this week is to make a baby card. It just so happens that I need one! I'm having a baby shower for my daughter this Sunday and I needed a card to go with my gift. I'm going to tell her to save the Sizzix die cuts for scrap booking. The base card is So Saffron with a layer of Pawsitively Prints Designer Paper and a Saffron Ribbon. The frame for the baby is Whisper White and is punched with the Scallop Trim Corner and Border Punches. It's popped up on Dimensionals and so is the baby die cut. The pacifier die cut is just adhered directly to the ribbon. The sentiment from "Short & Sweet" is stamped on White and matted on Saffron using the Small and Large Oval Punches. We don't know what she's having yet, so I used mostly yellow, but they want it to be a boy, so I gave the baby blue pants!! Thanks for visiting my blog today!!

Zentangle ATC (WT271)

The Ways To Use It Challenge was called "Pen and {Black} Ink". We were to use our black pens and create a Zentangle. You've never heard of a Zentangle??? Go to this gallery at to see much better examples than mine!! You just have to let that doodling urge take control! I cut my card stock to ATC size (2.5 X 3.5) and rounded the corners. I stamped the images from "Playful Petals" and then doodled designs with my Black Journaling Marker. Thanks for stopping by! I have another card to post for today.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 2010 Stamp Camp Projects

This Friday is Stamp Camp time. We always do two each of five designs for a total of ten cards.
Project # 1 will be this masculine card which can be either a birthday or Father's Day card. The new "King of the Grill" set from the Summer Mini is used here. The main image was stamped with Black Stazon on Naturals Ivory and then water colored. It's matted on Night of Navy. The base card is Soft Suede with a horizontal strip of Crumb Crisp (formerly Kraft). The strip is punched with the Martha Stewart Checkers Border Punch which matches up well with the Mellow Moss Gingham Ribbon (retired).
Project #2 is this very feminine card which I CASEd from CAKath, a talented stamper on SCS. It's actually is a CASE of her Featured Stamper card which is a CASE of another stamper's card which is a CASE of yet another stamper's card!! This is basically a one-layer card with the exception of the pink strip on the inside behind the punched border. The new "Water Color Trio" set was used on this one. The first stamp was colored with Certainly Celery and Pretty In Pink Markers, huffed and stamped. The second stamp was inked with the Kiwi Kiss Ink Pad. The sentiment was also stamped using Kiwi Kiss. The base card is Confetti White and the ribbon is Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon.
Project #3 is this graduation card which was already posted below. (See Graduation Card post)

Project #4 was done using Cameo Coral (retiring), Whisper White and Basic Black matting plus Shimmery White scraps for the tea bag. The blue-haired old lady was water colored. I love the sentiment: "A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. -- Eleanor Roosevelt" I stamped the base card with the tea bag from a non-SU! set and then stamped and cut out a tea bag from Shimmery White. This is such a simple card, but I really like what it's got to say!

Project #5 uses some retiring colors. The base card is Pixie Pink. The Whisper White strip is punched with the Eyelet Border Punch and then a piece of Green Galore is added. The gift bags and cake were stamped with Black Stazon on Whisper White, colored with SU! Markers and cut out. They were popped up on 1-1/4" punched squares which were also popped up. The stamp set used here is "Itty Bitty Birthday". Thanks for stopping by!!

Graduation Card (SC281)

I was gone all day yesterday again. I took my daughter to the doctor. He did an ultrasound but couldn't see enough to determine the baby's sex. They will do another one next week and hope to tell the sex then. Doctor said there's a lot of baby in there! LOL! Anyway, I didn't have time, again, to make cards. I'm working on my stamp camp projects though. This will also be included in my post of the stamp camp projects. The card is done in orange and black because that's the colors of our local high school. This is for graduation. I will have scraps of other colors and inks available if the participants want to do this in another color. Even if we don't have anyone graduating from high school this year, we can save this card for another time or do this in another color for another type of cangrats card. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! I used the new Impressions Folder from the Summer Mini for the embossing and just love it!! Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Starring You
  • Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Only Orange
  • Ink: Basic Black, Only Orange
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Small Star Punch, Large and Scallop Oval Punches

Monday, May 17, 2010

Shabby Chic? (CAS67, TSC0514)

Did you miss me? Well, besides having a bad cold, I have been very busy. I have a Stamp Camp this Friday, and I must get ready for that besides getting things ready for a baby shower for my daughter on Sunday. Today is my birthday, but we celebrated yesterday with a family barbecue. That was fun! The food all turned out great, too!! I will be posting more this week. I'll post the Stamp Camp Projects for this Friday as I get them done.

This is for the Twisted Sistahs Challenge which was to make a masculine card, preferably a Father's Day card, with distressing and MANLY metal on it. My metal is the Mini Library Clip. Now, this might be a Father's Day card if it had a Happy Father's Day sentiment inside, but I have no one to give a Father's Day card to, so I've left the inside blank. This is also for the Clean and Simple Challenge which was to make a "Shabby Chic" card. I don't know how to do that and still keep it clean and simple! This card is very simple but not too clean! The base card is Bordering Blue. The designer paper is from a Patterns Pack (hostess). The main image and sentiment were stamped with Basic Black on scraps of Shimmery White. I distressed everything and sponged with Soft Suede. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Polly Wolly Doodle (CCEE1019, SC280, WT270)

I was gone all day yesterday taking my son to various doctor appointments and shopping in between, so I didn't do any card making until today. This is for three challenges:
1. I used the layout from yesterday's Sketch Challenge. I kept the tilted panel square.
2. Today's Ways To Use It Challenge was to use our distressing tools. I distressed everything except for the base card.
3. This week's CCEE Stampers Challenge is to be inspired by a nursery rhyme. I chose the rhyme/song, Polly Wally Doodle. Here's the part I meant: "Behind the barn, down on my knees, Sing Polly Wally Doodle all the day. I thought I heard a chicken sneeze, Sing Polly Wally Doodle all the day... Oh he sneezed so hard with the whooping cough, Sing Polly Wally Doodle all the day; He sneezed his and and tail right off, Sing Polly Wally Doodle all the day!

The stamp is from "Country Morning", a hostess set. I used More Mustard card stock and Patterns Pack DSP. I sponged with Soft Suede and colored the rooster with SU! Markers. The ribbon and charm are from Mark's Finest Papers, and everything else is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fragrant Flowers (CC270, MMTPT93)

Today's Color Challenge was to use Melon Mambo and Soft Suede. These two colors will be part of the core colors from Stampin' Up! We could use any neutral; I used Vanilla. For dessert, which is optional, we could use wood grain. I used the Wood grain background stamp from Stampin' Up! The stamp was from "Asian Artistry". The only non-SU! item here is the Nestability Die. Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge was to bring something that smells good to the tea party in order to spruce of the bat cave. Flowers do the trick. Also, the wood grain paneling would be a nice touch in the bat cave; it's just manly enough. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Portion (CAS66)

The Clean & Simple Challenge was to make a card using the sketch by kmahany. Kelly made excellent use of her stamp set. Basically, it's a horizontal strip with some sort of embellishment just above the strip and toward the left and a sentiment on the lower right. I used Only Orange (retiring) for the base card. The white panel was embossed with the Cuttlebug Buttons border folder, stamped with a sentiment from "Of the Earth" (hostess set), and sewn onto the base card on the sewing machine using a zig-zag stitch. Finally, the three buttons were added with glue dots. Thanks for stopping by!! I'm back to the craft room to finish those baby shower invitations!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Baby Shower Invitations

Here's what I've been working on today. These invitations have to go out tomorrow. The card doesn't open; it's just one piece of card stock that I decorated with patterned paper, ribbons, eyelet border, embossed die-cut envelope and the cute little bear. The information about the shower is on the card in the envelope.
This photo shows the card removed to show the shower information.

This photo shows the back of the little card. My daughter likes it! Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for visiting my blog today!!
  • Stamps: Cute & Cuddly
  • Papers: Sage Shadow (retiring), Barely Banana (retiring), Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP (2009 SAB DSP, retired)
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa (retiring), Basic Black
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Corner Rounder Punches, Eyelet Border Punch, Saffron 5/8" GG Ribbon (2009 SAB), Sage Shadow 1/4" GG Ribbon (retiring), Snips, Glue Dots

Been busy...

I hosted a Mother's Day Breakfast for the Women's Ministry at our church yesterday. This is one of the tables with the luminary in the middle, the place settings and the favors on each plate. Both of these items were in an earlier post. Everyone enjoyed the breakfast (men cooked) and they really liked the favors with the roses which were filled with mints. A wonderful time was had by all. Needless to say, I didn't have time to make cards or post yesterday. Besides hostessing, I've had a cold which really got me down. I'm a bit better today. I've been making baby shower invitations for my daughter's shower in two weeks. This cold has gotten me behind. The next post (above this one) will have the photo of the invitations. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother Birdie (CCEE1018, TSC0507, WT269)

Three challenges here! The CCEE Stampers Challenge was to make a Mother's Day card. The Twisted Sistahs Challenge, presented by Lovely Linda, was to make a monochromatic card with a bird on it. I stamped the bird AND used Birds n' Swirls embossing folder. The Ways To Use It Challenge from yesterday was to use a pin or pins on a card. I put together the pin with pearl and crystal beads from the Pretties Kit. The base card and mat are Creamy Caramel. The embossed layer is non-SU! tan. I can tell it's not SU! because it's much thinner. The main image panel is Naturals Ivory. The sheer ribbon is from Mark's Finest Papers. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May 2010 Projects

For tomorrow night's club, we will be making this masculine card which could be either a birthday card or a Father's Day card. The base card is Ruby Red with bottom corners punched with the Corner Rounder Punch (retired). The vertical strip is Going Gray which is crimped and has Silver Brads in two corners. The sentiment from "On Your Birthday" and the "Motorcycle" are stamped on Whisper White and matted on Basic Black. I only colored the motorcycle's fenders, gas tank, seat, handle grips and mirrors with Markers. The sentiment panel was made with the 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Square Punches and stamped with Ruby Red Ink.

We will also make this feminine card. For instructions for making the Pansies, go to Tina Sieben's Blog. Instead of coloring the centers with a marker at the end, I used a Medium Circle (Fire) Rhinestone Brad. She used Markers, but I spritzed with water first and used re-inkers for coloring. The base card and mat are Lovely Lilac and the rest of the card is Whisper White. The flower was made using Shimmery White and the leaves are Old Olive. The large white layer is embossed with SU!'s Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder. Everything used to make the first project is from Stampin' Up! Everything except the Nestability Die on this card is also from Stampin' Up! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Woof! (SC279)

Today's sketch challenge was a pretty simple layout with 3 main layers that could be matted or left unmatted. I only matted the main image panel. I found this really old patterned paper in my stash. It's about 15 years old! It works well with dog images. The image is from a set of 12 Recollections Clear Stamps that I got on sale for less than $5. The inside sentiment says, "Woof!" The image was stamped with Black Stazon and colored with Creamy Caramel (retiring) and Basic Black Markers. There's also a couple of highlights done with a White Gel Pen. I used the dog bone stamp from the set to create the background on the Really Rust piece and I used the Crimper on the Brocade Blue strip. The base card is Really Rust. The main image is matted with Creamy Caramel. The patterned paper and stamps are the only items that are not from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!

Flower Instructions

Every week I get the Weekly Inkling, an online publication from, emailed to me. There's always some sort of tutorial along with other helpful hints. This week's tutorial is presented by Beate and includes a video tutorial as well. I have added that tutorial at the bottom of this page. I have had MANY requests for the instructions for making the paper roses. This tutorial is a little bit different, but it is along the same lines. It uses a six petal flower instead of a five petal flower and ends up looking like a flower other than a rose. It's nice to have more than one kind of flower available for your projects anyway. You could adapt the instructions to work with a five petal flower such as the Fancy Flower Punch; then, it would look more like a rose. I give full credit to Beate and to SCS for the U-Tube video presentation. Please go to the bottom of this page and check it out!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Magic (MMSC52, MMTPT92)

This is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. We were challenged to make a card and tell what has disappeared. It seems there's some magicians doing their trickery and many posts to the SCS site have just disappeared. Well, there's more kinds of magic than the kind magicians do. What about fairies and their pixie dust?!! There's so much pixie dust on here that you can't hardly see the sentiment! It reads: "There's a bit of magic in everything." Those tricksters have been at it again though. There was a flower right on top of the ribbon knot, but it's gone!! LOL! The tag can be removed and used as a bookmark. I like this sketch. Everything except the pearls is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: A Little Bit of Magic
  • Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Tea Party DSP, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black Stazon
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Fine Glitter (purple), Scallop Trip Border Punch, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad, Pearls

Monday, May 3, 2010

Simple Mother's Day (CAS65, TLC271)

The Clean & Simple Challenge was to make a Mother's Day card or a May flowers card, and the Technique Lovers Challenge was to emboss vellum. This covers all that. This was so simple! I embossed a piece of blue vellum with the Stylized Flowers folder, adhered it to the Shimmery White base card, added the sheer ribbon, die cut the Labels One Nestability, stamped the sentiment with Baja Breeze and popped up the panel on Dimensionals. The ribbon really makes this card. At Mark's Finest Papers, you get 25 yards for only $6.00!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

CASEing Michelle (FS169)

Forgive the bad photography, but I don't have time for retakes this morning. This is for the Featured Stamper Challenge. The Featured Stamper for this week is eliotstamps (Michelle). I went back almost 3 years to find this card to CASE. She was saying Good-Bye to Cool Caribbean, and I'm bidding farewell to Bermuda Bay (and 3 other colors). The base card is Bermuda Bay with a layer of Pixie Pink that's embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Next is a strip of Bermuda Bay that has been crimped and eyelets were added. Behind the main image panel are three torn strips of Close To Cocoa. The main image was stamped with Basic Black on Close to Cocoa, cut out and popped up with Dimensionals. The dog is on white, Bermuda Bay, Pink Passion, and another layer of white. Three of the layers are punched with the Ticket Corner Punch. The dog image is from Recollections Clear Stamps - Woof Woof, which I got on sale at Michael's. The ribbons are Bermuda Bay and brown satin. The inside sentiment just says, "Woof." All the card stock colors are retiring except for the Whisper White. Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tri-Shutter Card (TSC0430)

The Twisted Sistahs Challenge this week was hosted by Brat Cards. Terri challenged us to finish an unfinished project that we've had lying around our craft room. I've had this unfinished tri-shutter card set aside for a long time. I was going to use it for my club as one of our projects, but I felt it was too complicated. It would certainly have been a lot of work for me to prepare it!
I stamped sentiments from "On Your Birthday" on white and then layered Prima flowers and held them together with a Rhinestone Brad. I already had the leaves die cut, so all I did was punch some butterflies with Martha Stewart punches. I used a scrap of the designer paper for the envelope and added another punched butterfly. All I had to do was decorate this card; what took me so long?!! Thanks to Brat, I can use this card!! Thanks for visiting my blog today!!

Metal Art (IC230)

For this week's Inspiration Challenge, we were to go to Jazz It Up Home Interiors for our inspiration. I chose the Metal Wall Art Sculpture of a motorcycle. On the Metal Wall Art page, it's the 11th photo down on the left. I just got this stamp from the Summer Mini. I thought it would make great masculine cards; men seem to love motorcycles! The base card is Ruby Red (retiring) with two Corner Rounder punched corners. There's a layer of Going Gray (retiring) that has been embossed with the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate folder and matted with Basic Black. The main image and sentiment panels are Naturals White, matted with Basic Black. The sentiment is from "On Your Birthday". I only colored a couple of parts of the motorcycle. Just pretend the rest of it is chrome! Everything except the embossing folder is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!