Gently Falling

Here is another great idea I learned from attending a card class (thanks again Penni).  We used the Gently Falling stamp set to create this fun fall colored card. I love the colors on this card. This was a quick and easy project to put together….of course Penni did all of the cutting work ahead of time.  🙂

This stamp set is available in the Stampin” Up! Holiday Mini Catalog (so its available from now until January 3, 2012). Click on the link to my Stampin’ Up! website on the top right hand side of this blog for ordering information.

Simply Fabulous Florets

This is one of my favorite stamp sets, Fabulous Florets, from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog! Flowers are a girls best friends, right? Oh wait…I think diamonds are. 🙂  Well, flowers are a girls best friend when it comes to decorating cards.  I used Pumpkin Spice and Always Artichoke card stock and inks on this card. The design on the butterfly is actually one of the florets from the stamp set. I simply stamped it on a sheet of white card stock and used the butterfly punch to cut out the floret. On the bottom of the card, I embossed a strip of orange card stock and used the eyelet border punch on both sides of a green strip of card stock.  I secured the butterfly with a small gold brad.  The result…Simply fabulous florets!

Quilted Card

I had soooo much fun making this card at a class I attend this month (Thanks Penni).  🙂  It is a great way to use up scraps of designer paper and card stock. We punched out 20 squares (using one of the square punches featured in the Stampin’ Up catalog). We glued each of the squares to a piece of card stock. Next, we ran our quilted card stock through the big shot on the Top Note die and then embossed it using the square lattice embossing folder. We finished it off with a little Thank you message and some ribbon!  Simple and fun!  Gotta love it!

The Open Sea

This card is simple yet elegant.   It features the The Open Sea and Perfectly Penned stamp sets. I love the way you can overlay the world and boat stamps (from the open sea stamp set) just by simply using dark and light colored inks. The Perfectly Penned stamps provide an elegant message on the card; in this case, a Get Well message. Basically I used two colors on this card…the Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake Inks.  I completed a bit of sponging on around the edges of the white Top Note and finished it off with a little ribbon.

The Open Sea stamp set is one of my favorites from the Stampin’ Up Summer Mini Catalog. And….the good news is….the set is still available!

Simply Scored Garden Project

Love the new Simply Scored product from Stampin’ Up!  This is a quick and easy project I put together as part of a garden themed gift basket I am making for a Women’s Luncheon in November.  I used a 41/2 x 10 inch piece of green cardstock. Scored the 10 inch side at 41/2 and at 51/2, folded the card stock on each of the scores to form a pouch (where I placed a few packets of seeds…to go with the garden theme) and then decorated it! 
I added this cute project, a few other garden items, some cards and other little touches to my basket ….

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