The Earth Laughs in Flowers

Yep…working with the Fabulous Florets stamp set again!  Love this set!  So many designs, so many possibilities.  We will put this card together at one of my upcoming card classes!

Thoughts and Prayers

I had the opportunity to put this card together at one of the classes I attended. We used the “thoughts and prayers” stamp set, coloring all of the leaves and the trunk of the tree with the Stampin Up markers before applying the stamp to the paper.  Great technique! I also like the paper crinkler that we used on the brown background paper.  🙂

Thinking of You

I really enjoy working with the butterfly punch and paper piercer!  The big shot provides the embossed look to the card and then I added a few embelishments to top it off.  Cute and simple!

Spice Cake Thank You Card

I came up with this card idea while playing around with my new embosslits “thanks” die and some of the spice cake designer series paper.  I also used my simply scored board…scoring every 1/4 inch of a 1 1/2 x 12 in piece of the spice cake paper to design the flower like background for the “thanks” message.  It was a fun little project that I will use at my next workshop!

Pines and Poinsettas Diamond Fold Card

This was such a fun card to make!  I used the Simply Scored board to score all of the fold lines on this card. Using an 8 x 8 piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock, I scored it at 4 in, then turned it once and scored it again at 4 in. The diamond fold looks comes from scoring it one more time…from point to point. Then I decorated the card, inside and out, with the Pines and Poinsetta stamp set and the Holly Berry Bouquet designer paper!  Then I ran a ribbon underneath the front of the card only…this allows me to tie and untie the card!

Christmas Pinwheel Card

Ok….I am a bit disappointed with the quality of this picture but wanted to share a new technique with you….the pin wheel look.  In order to obtain this look, I cut 2 squares 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 out of early espresso card stock. I layed one square down and then placed the other square in a diamond shape over the first square. I punched out 8 squares of the Holly Berry Bouquet designer paper using the 1 1/4 square punch…then I glued them onto the 2 1/2 inch espresso card stock, overlapping the designer paper as I went. I embossed the christmas wish and pinecones with gold embossing powder (and the heat gun).  Turned out beautiful….I wish I had a better pic to share 🙂

Christmas Quilting

I enjoy putting together cards that have the Quilted look to them. I learned this technique from my upline, Penni, and I just can’t seem to get enough of it!  It’s such a simple technique and a great way to use up some of my scraps. The designer paper on this card is called Holly Berry Bouquet and is available in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Gifts of Christmas

Love…Love….Love…the Gifts of Christmas Stamp Set! Designed this card for my November demo meeting.  We were challenged to design a Christmas card in non-traditional Christmas colors.  The colors used on this card….Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink and Soft Suede.  Adding the embossing to this card was fun but challenging.  I stamped the image (in bravo burgundy) over the white card stock and the scalloped circle at the same time….then removed the scalloped circle and sent the white paper through the big shot embossing machine!  Once the white card stock was embossed, then I lined up the design on the scalloped circle to the design on the embossed card stoc…challenging but it certainly looks awesome!

Stitched Stockings

Christmas is right around the corner!  I put together this cute little Christmas card using the Stitched Stockings Stamp Set and the Stocking Builder Punch featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  Dressed up the toes of the stockings with poinsetta paper.  Mini closepins and Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine dress up the front of the card to keep it closed.

Pretty in Pink

My mom and I put this card together over the weekend.  Simple, but pretty! I used up a bunch of scrap paper putting this together which was very cool!  We used the butterfly punch and the Fabulous Florets stamp set to design the butterfly on this card. 

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