Friday, June 30, 2017

Coneflowers from the Daisy Punch

This week I have been working on making cards using the Daisy Delight stamp set with its coordinating punch.  I love punches that match the stamp sets- they are so quick and easy to use. 

The cards have 2 different colored flowers.  I used Tranquil Tide at first and then Early Espresso.  I decided that I like the brown flowers better.  Then I stamped a light speckle stamp using Crumb Cake ink for a subtle color in the background. When I stamped the saying onto this card, the ink smeared so I stamped the saying again on some scrap and mounted it in an oval scallop.  I mean, who wants to start over when your card is almost done? 

For this project, I used the Daisy punch and cut it in half to form a coneflower.  It was stamped on the Daisy designer paper to give it a watercolor look.  What do you think? 

I saw the idea for this card on Pinterest from Cindee Wilkinson.  I love how it came out. :)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Everyone Needs a Friend

Seriously, isn't this just a beautiful card?

While browsing on Pinterest, I kept seeing samples using this thinlet set, So Detailed, and I thought that it just makes any card look so wonderful.  I love this saying, "Everyone need a friend like you," from the Suite Sentiments stamp set and when I paired them together, I just love how this card turned out. 

In my perfect dream world, I would love to send this card to every one of my friends.  In reality, maybe I can just send them a link to this page and tell them that I love and appreciate them.  If you are one of my friends, this page is for you.  I ram really grateful for you.  If you don't know me, then this page can also be for you.  You are just a friend that I haven't met yet. 

Cool Treat Card Class

When I first saw the stamp set Cool Treats, I didn't think that much of it.  Enter Pinterest samples, and I began to find so many cute ideas for it that I bought it.  I offered a class where we made 4 cards using the pretty Tasty Treats designer paper and the Cool Treats stamp set.  The strawberry paper in the set has a pretty glossy shine to it, making the card stand out even more than it appears in the photo.

The "You're Sweet" card uses punches for the saying.  A cute and easy card to make.  I got the idea from songofmyheartstamper.  

Next, the Happiest Birthday card uses another sheet of the dsp and the layering oval framelits that I think make any saying look great.  We embellished it by cutting out and adding two popsicles.  This ideas is from theladyandherstamps.  Cute, right?

The next two cards ideas are from prettypapercards and  For the Happiest Birthday card, we stamped the cones and scoops and then cut them out and adhered them to the card.  The cone in the middle has dimensionals under it to give it some pop.

I didn't have the framelits for this stamp set, so I cut out two circles for the sundae bowl on the Cherry card and cut them in half.  I love how they came out.  The ice cream scoops are punches and then I cut out the spoon and cherry for added interest.  the saying on the inside says, "I hope your birthday is sprinkled with everything great."

I love how they all turned out.  I think this was one of my favorite card classes yet.  Have you tried this set?  Which one is your favorite?

Loving the New Stampin Up Catalog

I have to say that I am loving the new Stampin Up 2017 catalog.  There are so many new interesting items offered this year. 

The first stamp set that caught my eye was the Daisy Delight bundle.  I got the idea to make this little pot of flowers by Debbie Blake.  I offered this project at my New Catalog Open House.  All of the ladies loved it!

Each daisy flower is made using 3 stamped flower images and then they are punched out with the coordinating punch.  (You know how I love the matching punches!)  I curled them with my bone folder to give them some texture. 

Then I put a dimensional between each flower and added one of the new gem embellishments to the top.  I attached them to a floral wire by bending it into a circle and mounting it with some glue dots.  Then I inserted them into a styrofoam floral base.  I love the idea of putting the dragonfly into the flowers.  It add such a nice touch, don't you think? 

I stamped two of them and attached them to some floral wire also.  Then I adhered the two dragonflies together so that you can see his wings from the top and from the bottom side. 

I used a new saying from the Colorful Season stamp set that says, "Life is a beautiful thing."  Perfect.