Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New stamp sets

My Stampin' Up order arrived yesterday so I just had to play with some of the new stamp sets last evening. It was so much fun! I used the Mojo Monday blog for inspiration.
This was my first one - I love the snowmen in this set and just had to do one with the hat blown off his head.
You probably can't see if but I used the new glitter paint on the 'wind' a little bit higher than the blue ink. The set is called Snow Buddies. It was one of the hostess gifts that I chose.
I used Baja Breeze and the other blue that was the In Color last year (can't recall the name :-) It is Pacific Point - I looked it up this evening :-)

My secondone used the Branch Out stamp set that everyone loves. I used Barely Banana Very Vanilla and Bravo Burgundy paper. The tree and sentiment are stamped in Close to Cocoa. The leaves are Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron, Handsome Hunter and Always Artichoke.

This one is on Very Vanilla with Close to Cocoa and Barely Banana. The patterned paper is from the Autumn Traditions paper set I used Bold Brights for the leaves on this one - Yoyo Yellow, Glorious Green, Real Red and Only Orange.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sweet cards

Here are some sweet "ice cream" cards that I made with scrapbook paper. I thought the paper was really cute.

Aren't they sweet??? They make me hungry :-)

And here are a couple I made with the Merci stamp set again. I colored in the design and added a sentiment.

Scrapbook paper cards

These are some cards I made with scrapbook paper. I have a calendar 5 x 7 sheet of printed paper for each date so I thought I would use some of them up making cards since I don't do that much scrapbooking.

This is the first one I made. It will be for DH's brother-in-law who loves to golf. It is a tri-fold and opens like this:
I thought it turned out cute - and it is something different.

There was enough of the paper to make a second one to have on hand for a masculine card. I don't have many that are truly masculine so need to start building up my stock of those.

Here is another one that I made for my nephew. It is a camping lantern but I am pretending it is a lantern used on a train - he is an engineer.

And here is another using that paper. The two pictures in the center are on one piece of card stock - like the peppers in the card below.

This is for another relative (her birthday is in October) so SHHHHH! She makes salsa every summer and her kitchen is decorated with jalapenos.

This shows how the two peppers are 'connected'. They are on one pice of cardstock. To make these cards you cut a piece of cardstock 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4. Fold on the score lines. Then add pieces of patterned paper (approx. 2 1/4 x 4) to the opposite ends. Glue the center piece to an appropriate piece of cardstock then attach to the card centered over the fold at 8 1/4 inch line.

More cards

I've been busy making cards the past week and here are some of my creations. This one is a new stamp set I found in my stash that was not even mounted. So I had to try a couple using it. I also used my Stampamajig to line up the solid stamps over the outlines - they are not perfectly lined up but that is the 'style' for these stamps. The crimped paper is supposed to be a garden fence.

I got this set used on E-Bay and this is the first time I used it too. I really like these colors together. I left the inside blank so I can add whatever sentiment I want later.

The next two are also using a stamp set I bought used on E-Bay. DD18 even said she liked these. I like the double ribbon on this one with the staggered knots.

And this one uses other small stamps from that set. The set is called "I like your style".

I have had this set for a while but just had not used it much. I like the 'airy' feel of the designs. For these two I left them as stamped but I did others where I colored in the designs.

I like to take a colorful ribbon and coordinate with the paper colors. I look for bright ribbons in the $1 bin at Michael's when I shop there.

For this one I used the Razzleberry Lemonade double sided paper from Stampin' Up. I love the colors in the paper and tried to match up with paper I had. I need to order some of the In Colors card stock :-)

And another - this ribbon also was from the $1 bin at Michaels. I like the color combination on this one.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Card fun

The past weekend was a busy card-making time. Seven of us (myself, sister-in-law, 4 nieces and a friend of one of my nieces) are in a Stampin' Up club. My sister is a SU Demonstrator so she does the club for us. We meet 7 times throughout the year and each one of us hosts a meeting. We are each committed to spend about $20 per meeting so the host gets the minimum hostess gift. The past weekend was my turn to host.

Here is what we made at the SU Club.

This one was fun - the tree is a neat stamp set and DD19 and I decided we just had to have it :-) Actually her card turned out better because she stamped her background darker so the snow on the tree branches shows up better.

This one was fairly quick and easy. It uses a new Ornament Punch and glitter paint. I designed the tops of the ornaments myself (always trying to outdo the others :-)
This is a slide card. You pull the ribbon on the tab and .......

Ta-da! The message appears along with our signature.

And we made bookmarks. This is the one DD19 made. We are going to make more of these for friends.

Since my sister was going to be here, I also had a 5x2 party. For that each person pays $10 to cover the supplies and they make 5 cards - 2 of each. So each person goes home with 10 cards - $1 each. There were 5 guests for that plus my niece and myself. A sixth lady could not make it but paid the $10 and asked me to make the cards for her since she would be out of town. So it went over pretty well. Here are the cards we made on Friday night. For these everything was cut and scored. We did the stamping, punching and taping. One guest made one card like the example then made up her own card for the second one. It was fun!

This is the Holy Triptych set. It was a fairly simple card but looks nice. It opens up from the center....

like this.

This was our Pumpkin Patch card. This one was a lot of fun and had the most 'customization' at the party.

This one was also fairly easy - except for tying the jute in the star :-)

And this one was nice - there was a variety of the double sided paper so everyone's looked different.

This one was everyone's favorite. It is a Thanksgiving card. A couple ladies ordered the Branch Out card set. It was fun doing the multi colored leaves.

So that got me feverish to make cards - so I have been busy doing just that for the past 4 days. I think I have made about 60 cards. I will have to buy more supplies soon :-) And that has me in the mood to send cards so maybe I can keep up with all the family birthdays and anniversaries. I will have to post some of my favorites on another day - time for bed!