Monday, August 20, 2012


The challenge over at "There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes" is to make a card to "Just Say Hello" to a new neighbor or a teacher or anyone you just want to say hello to. This image from Paper Cupcakes is called "Greetings", and it's a FREEBIE!!!. It's so cheerful! I used Tempting Turquoise for the base card with a layer of retired DSP. The mat is Pear Pizzazz as well as the Pleated Ribbon and Ribbon Seam Binding for the bow. I used the Decorative Label Punch for the Levi tag and the Word Window Punch for the sentiment. I punched with the Word Window Punch and then inserted the piece back into the punch to make it shorter. Everything is from Stampin' Up! except for the digi image from Paper Cupcakes. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Card Making Projects for August

I like to make a feminine card and a masculine card for our card makers group. Tonight we will make this little 4.25" square card. It could be for a fall birthday, thank you, or just a fall greeting. The base card is Pear Pizzazz with a layer of the new In-Color, Summer Starfruit, that was embossed with Perfect Polka Dots EF. The image, from "Four Seasons" (hostess) set, was colored with markers and stamped twice, once for the larger circle and once for the small one with the bird. They were punched with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch and the 1" Circle Punch. The bow was made with Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon. I made little envelopes that just fit these little square cards. Everything is from Stampin' Up!
The masculine card is also for the Twisted Sistahs Challenge which was presented by Tater. She asked us to make an ocean scene. I used "The Open Sea" set for the ship. An anchor is stamped inside and on the envelope. I used coordinating DSP (retired) and punched a strip with an SU! Border Punch. I sponged the image panel and added three Brass Brads (retired). Everything is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Red Corners (TSC0803, CCEE1231)

I finally inked up the "Young Vermillion" single stamp. I colored it with SU! Markers using the fine tips only. The Twisted Sistahs Challenge is to make fancy corners on our cards. I used an old SU! corner punch which has been retired for some time now. I also used Architectural Accents Sizzlit (part of a 4-pack) which I believe SU! had a few years ago. The base card is Real Red with a layer of Soft Suede which was embossed with a Woodgrain EF. The white flowers were punched with the four-petal punch from a Punch Pack (SU!) and the leaves were punched with the Bird Builder Punch. Oh yes, the CCEE Stampers challenge is to use RED on a card. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sending Sunshine!

The challenge over at "There's Magic in the Air" (Paper Cupcakes blog) is to use a doily on our cards. I used the Large Paper Doily Sizzlit from Stampin' Up! The image is from Paper Cupcakes and it's called, "Partly Sunny Today". The card is 5-3/8" square, and the base card is Pool Party with a layer of Domestic Goddess DSP. The image is colored with SU! Markers. I used Small and Large Circle Nesties to cut out the image and the Calypso Coral mat. The ribbon is Calypso Coral, and the sentiment, from the "Tiny Tags" set, is stamped in Calypso Coral ink and punched with the Tiny Tags Punch. Thanks for stopping by!!