Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gift Card Holder

I needed to make a gift card holder for a recent workshop. This is so simple that any card you have can be made into a gift card holder. I did not find this on the internet but if you came up with it before me - it is a great idea. Also, let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

Most gift cards are 3 3/8 x 2 1/8. Cut a piece of card stock 4 3/8 x 3. Turn the punch over and put the corner into the punch as far as it will go. There are no guides on the punch for this.Angle the card stock so the slit is centered between the two edges.Punch a slit on two opposite corners.Ta-Da!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


This card uses two discontinued stamp sets and the lining paper from the envelope for the invitation. It came out so pretty that I had to post it and I cannot take credit for it. My daughter made it to give to her friend that is getting married today. Here is her ingredients:
Stamp set: Warmest Regards (Discontinued Hostess Set), Wild Rose (Discontinued Definitely Decorative Set)
Ink: Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Versamark, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Whisper White, Dusty Durango
Technique: Embossing
Accessories: Old Olive ribbon

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Wedding Card

I love the look of the new Shimmer Paint from Stampin' Up! It is so....shimmery. As I was blog hopping a couple of weeks ago I stumbled on a blog that had information on using the shimmer paint and alcohol in a small spray bottle. Unfortunately, I did not bookmark it so I sponged the paint on with the small sponge dauber. It was difficult to get an even finish but I am pleased with the final outcome anyway. Here's the ingredients:

Stamp set: Season of Joy - decorative swirl, Autumn Days - leaf, Wonderful Words - discontinued..sorry.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Champagne Shimmer Paint
Paper: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa
Technique: Embossing

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Follow Up

July 15, 2009 - Here is the other sneak peek reveal. The layout is the same but with a different twist and the ingredients are:
Stamp set: Autumn Days
Paper: Very vanilla, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Rich Razzleberry, crushed curry
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, SW Markers, I added a touch of gold to the wings.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's a Country Morning

Good Morning! One of my favorite things to do is color and at a recent workshop we colored the new hostess level 1 set, Country Morning. My grandmother was a fan of the rooster. She had knickknacks of roosters, rooster printed curtains, serving platters, the list goes on. I saw so many of them but still had to look at pictures to get an idea how to color. Also, my state bird is the rooster. Layout is SC105.

Stamp Set: Country Morning
Paper: Autumn Meadows DSP, Whisper White, Dusty Durango, Taken With Teal
Ink: Sampin' Write Markers

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Follow Up

July 15, 2009
I promised to reveal the cards from this post. Here's the first one. The feel of Autumn is in the air even though it's still summer. These colors give me a feeling of comfort. It's where the warmth meets the calm. Where summer segues into fall. The layout was a challenge from Split Coast Stampers SC225. The scene is inspired from a card I viewed on Split Coast which used a different stamp set and I cannot find now. The ingredients.
Stamp set: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon
Technique: Sponging, masking