Wednesday, December 29, 2010

December 29, 2010

A birthday card that, I think, would be perfect for a teenaged girl. I made this for the SUO challenge this week (a new site for me) to use "bling." I saw a card with this layout on Splitcoast and, since I'm looking for any birthday card ideas, I was excited to find a card I could CASE.
Stamp Sets: Birthday Whimsy, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Melon Mambo, Taken with Teal, Basic Black, VersaMarker
Paper: Basic Black, Taken with Teal, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Tools: Black embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones, stretchy silver cord.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 23, 2010

And... yet another birthday card. Get used to it! :) But remember that "Happy birthday" can always be changed to a different phrase. I share my posts with the intent to provide inspiration for someone else's project. I love that about stamping people - we share, copy, improve, etc. - on purpose. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, right?!

Anyway, back to the card. This is a fabulous color combo (in my opinion) that has produced a card I feel could be used for a guy. This layout comes from the Just Add Ink challenge (which is in its second and final week and I've finally gotten around to it).

Stamp Sets: A Little Birthday Cheer, Circle Circus
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive
Paper: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry (I miss that dirty yellow!), Very Vanilla, Basic Gray textured
Tools: Word Window punch (inserted just the ends of the "happy birthday" strip into the punch one at a time), 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle punches, Large Oval punch
Embellishments: Silver Brads, dimensionals, 3/8" Old Olive Taffeta ribbon

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 22, 2010

Now that I've completed projects that were due to be finished before Christmas, I'm on to my January commitments. Two more orders of 20 greeting cards from coworkers for which there was just no time before now! Birthday cards are, of course, the most desired. So I try to make half of them birthday. Yesterday, I used Google to find color inspiration images (printed off a two page list of combinations!) to help. Today, Stampin' Royalty helps with a sketch challenge!

Stamp Sets: Party Hearty, Birthday Whimsy
Ink: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron, Sweet Pea DSP, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Tools: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, dimensional (cupcake)

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December 21, 2010

I wanted to give my grandma a pack of greeting cards for Christmas. I took some from my stash and made a few more. This is one that I made. I wanted some inspiration, so I typed in "color challenge" to see what Google would find. This combination was an old challenge from KWerner Design Blog. I do kinda miss Taken with Teal.

Stamp Sets: Garden Silhouettes, Because I Care
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip textured, Sweet Pea DSP, Very Vanilla
Tools: Large Oval punch, Scalloped Oval punch
Embellishments: 1 1/2" Chocolate Chip wide striped grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon

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Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10, 2010

Gotta get more birthday cards made! Inspiration for this card came from Just Add Ink's color challenge and Mojo Monday's sketch challenge.

Stamp Set: Look Who's Turning
Ink: Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray textured, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Embellishments: Tempting Turquoise brads, 3/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 8, 2010

Christmas is the theme challenge this week over at Stampin' Royalty this week. I made these for a friend at church. She chose kids from the Angel Tree at church who asked for gift cards. She wanted a cute way to present the gift cards and saw a picture of a gift card holder I did about a month ago. :) This was a good way to use up some retired ribbon!

Stamp Set: Sparkly & Bright
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Northern Flurries EF (I emboss after scoring/cutting), corner rounder
Embellishments: Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon, other SU! ribbon from a previous Holiday Mini :)

Here is a downloadable instruction sheet/template. It's small, but you can zoom in on it. Please feel free to "Save Image."
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 2, 2010 Part B

I'm working away at my order for 20 greeting cards! I need one more "just because" card after this one. I made this using the color challenge from Stamping 411 this week. I used Blushing Bride instead of Pretty in Pink.

Stamp Set: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Old Olive DSP (retired)
Tools: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 5 Petal Flower punch (trimmed down a couple petals for the leaves), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Embellishments: 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, Basic Pearls

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December 2, 2010

Last night I made 2 more birthday cards. The first one uses colors from last weeks Color Throwdown Challenge, the second uses the colors from Stacey's Stamping Stage (although I had to use Elegant Eggplant instead of Concord Crush AND instead of white, I used Vanilla).

Stamp Sets: Apple Blossoms, A Word For You
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Paper: So Saffron, Sweet Pea DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Tools: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch
Embellishments: Dress Up Ribbon Originals (retired), Brights Designer Buttons Old Olive, Basic Rhinestones


Stamp Set: Watercolor Trio
Ink: Basic Gray (stamped off), VersaMark, Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray textured, Very Vanilla
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note die, Square Lattice embossing folder, Black embossing powder, heat tool, Scalloped Oval punch, Large Oval punch
Embellishments: Antique Brad, Victoria Crochet Trim

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010

I am putting together another order of 20 assorted greeting cards for a coworker. She wanted several birthday cards, so 10 of them will be birthday. I went to the challenge sites for inspiration! And I got it in the form of Color Challenges. These 2 cards are the products of the challenges.

First for the Stampin' Royalty site:

Stamp Set: Party Hearty
Ink: Early Espresso, River Rock, Marina Mist (markers)
Paper: Early Espresso, River Rock, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Circle Scissor Plus, 3/4" Circle punch
Embellishments: 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon, Brights Button Rich Razzleberry, crochet thread


Next, a somewhat masculine card. This for the Color Throwdown color challenge (my first time participating at this site):

Stamp Sets: Party Hearty, Birthday Whimsy
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue (candles only)
Paper: Bashful Blue, Sweet Pea DSP, Chocolate Chip textured, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Tools: 1/16" hold punch for brad placement, Tearing Edge
Embellishments: Silver Brads

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