Sunday, March 28, 2010

For Erica and Bryan's baby girl

This is my second attempt at a sweet treat cup card and I think it turned out pretty cute!  For this card I used the Something Sweet stamp set.  The DSP is Razzleberry Lemonade.  I used the larger of the 2 scallop circles on the Scallop Circles die for the Big Shot, Crushed Curry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and the new Pinking Hearts Border Punch.  The card stock used is Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry.  I also used the Signo White Gel Pen for the faux stitching and doodle dots and the Mat Pack and Paper Piercing tool around the edges.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

This was a fun card to make.  I wanted to use the cupcakes from the "The More the Merrier" hostess stamp set which I just got!  I love the cupcakes!  Super cute!  They are all on one stamp so it was easy to stamp and go.  I used a bunch of colors on this: mostly inspired by the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP I used.  To color the cupcakes,  I used Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie and a little bit of Old Olive.  I decided to cut them out and pop them up when the card was done because it seemed too flat to me.  I used Pale Plum Card stock under the cupcake layer, then Bermuda Bay punched with the Scallop Trim Punch.  The next layer was the DSP, then Rich Razzleberry punched with the Scallop Trim Punch again.  This layer was actually 2 pieces of card stock only about 1 1/2 inches wide.  I did this to conserve paper!  Works great for an occasion where you're only seeing a tiny bit of it as an accent.  Under that is a layer of Pumpkin Pie.   The ribbon is Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon.  I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment with Melon Mambo ink.  Thanks for looking and please comment or send me an email! 

Monday, March 8, 2010


This is my first card with the With All My Heart stamp set and using the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch.  I really like the way it turned out.  I got my inspiration from another card I saw here:
I changed mine a lot.  My card base is Bashful Blue.  The next layer is Rich Razzleberry 3/4"  circles for a border then a layer of More Mustard, Whisper White and then Razzleberry Lemonade DSP.  Then I used the Rich Razzleberry again and used the mat pack and paper piercing tool for the first time to do a line of piercing around the edge.  The flower is punched out of More Mustard and the large flower from the With All My Heart set is stamped on it in More Mustard ink.  The next layer of that is a 1 3/8" circle of Bashful Blue card stock and then I Whisper White 1 1/4" circle with the smaller flower stamped on it in Rich Razzleberry.  The button is from the Playground Button collection.  The ribbon is Bashful Blue striped.  The "Friend" greeting is also from the same set and stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink.  Thanks for looking and please comment!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Abundant Hope for Easter Blessings

So, I saw a card similar to this one on  and thought it was gorgeous!  So, I recreated my own rendition of it.  The card stock I used is Orchid Opulence, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Certainly Celery and then some DSP from the Shades of Spring paper pack.  I stamped the flower image with Elegant Eggplant and then colored it with Orchid Opulence and shaded with Rich Razzleberry and then the Elegant Eggplant markers.  The leaves and stem are done in Certainly Celery and shaded with Old Olive.  I also did some touches of light with the Signo White Gel Pen on the flower petals.  The ribbon is Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain.  I used the Modern Label punch for the greeting and layered them on top of each other.  I also used the Scallop Trim punch and Scallop Corner punch too.  Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Three Little Words...

This is my first scalloped circle card!  I finally got the Scallop Circle Die and I LOVE it!  I actually cut this Scalloped Circle for a different card I had in mind but changed that one and had this sitting on my desk so I decided to use it with something else.  So, I looked through the Good Neighbor paper pack and found this cute tree print that coordinated with the Old Olive card stock I was already using.  I also decided to use the Three Little Words stamp on this and the front is generic enough that it could say anything inside from that set.  I used the Good Neighbor Stamp set to make the little houses and trees and cut them out and mounted them with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Other card stock colors are More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla.  Then I used the Old Olive 1/2" striped ribbon.  I hope you like it!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Paper Peonies Cards

I saw one of these on done by Sherri Barron who also had a tutorial on her blog:  Great tutorial!  This flower is really easy to make and sooooo pretty!  Even prettier in person!  I decided to try it out using the Sending Love DSP as my inspiration because I hadn't used this pattern yet and I loved the Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink combination!  I added the Chocolate Chip card stock for some contrast along with the Chocolate Chip satin ribbon.  I used the Scallop Trim border punch and for the peony, I used the Scallop #2 die for the Big shot and layered 6 of the scallops and then one of the smaller one on that same die in the Very Vanilla.  For the center, I used a Clear Rhinestone Brad and the sentiment is from the Three Little Words set.  Enjoy!

Here are 2 other ones I made the same day!
For this one, I used Bermuda Bay card stock for the card base, accented with Real Red and Whisper White and the DSP is the Good Neighbor DSP I think it's called.  I used a Real Red Sending Love Epoxy Brad and Bermuda Bay polka dot grosgrain ribbon.  The punches used are the Scallop Border Punch, Word Window and Modern Label punches. This greeting is also from the Three Little Words set.

The next one is a Fall themed Thank You card.  I used Really Rust for the card base and then accented it with the Scallop Trim punch on Very Vanilla card stock. On top of that is Taken with Teal and then the Autumn Meadows DSP.  The flower is done in More Mustard and Taken with Teal and accented with a Button Latte Button and Chocolate Chip Striped ribbon.  The greeting is also from the Three Little Words set and punched out with the Modern Label punch. 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sweetest Day

This card was my first attempt at using the Sweet Treat Cup!  I think it turned out cute.  I pulled the colors from the Designer Series Paper I used which is from the Good Neighbor pack which is FREE in the Sale-a-bration Mini Catalog until the end of March!  The card stock I used for the card base is More Mustard.  The next layer is Taken with Teal which has a Scalloped Trim from the border punch also available in the Sale-a-bration mini!  The next layer was Pumpkin Pie and that has the DSP layered on it.  I used Real Red to frame the More Mustard backdrop for the gumball machine which is a jelly bean machine in my card.  The stamp set I used is called Something Sweet and that is in the Occassions Mini.  I coordinates with the Sweet Treat Cups and the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I stamped the jelly bean machine in Real Red.  I used the Curly Label punch for the pull on my trap door.  The trap door is necessary for the candy to come out!  I used the Word Window and Modern Label punchs for the greeting and I also stamped some jelly beans and cut them out but decided to use the real candy instead!  Trial and error!  LOL!  Thanks for looking and please send me an email if you would like to order any of these awesome products or if you have any questions!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hippo Hooray Birthday

This card was recreated after seeing this card:   I made some changes and made it my own.  I loved her choices as far as combination of Sweet Pea DSP papers and the Scalloped Circle.  My changes were minor but they do make it different.  I rounded half of the corners.  My scalloped circle is larger.  I used the Scalloped Circles Die for the Big Shot and then used a circle maker to make the middle sized circle.  The inside circle was made using the Circles #2 die.  I didn't have the striped Pumpkin Pie ribbon so I used a Turquoise stitched ribbon that I had around.  I used Playground Buttons instead of cordoroy (I don't have the cordory ones yet!) and threaded them with pumpkin pie card stock. Cool trick I learned from Andrea Walford on youtube. I did some faux stitching too with the Signo White Gel Pen. 

The card stock I used is Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Taken with Teal.  The stamp set is Pun Fun which is a great versatile set!  Something for almost any occasion in that set so it's a great starter set for someone new to stamping!  I colored the hippo using watercolor pencils and water colored it for a nice subtle shading effect.  This was after 3 or 4 attempts at coloring it with markers and a blender pen.  This worked the best for me!  Thanks for looking!  Please rate and email me if you have questions or want to order!

Happy Moments Birthday Easel

I found a card almost identical to this one here:  and I loved it so I made my own with my own personal additions.  I added some shading to the cake and some more embellishements on the inside of the easel card.  These cards are really cool and after a few attempts at it, I finally figured it out!  YAY!   Here it is closed:
I used the Sending Love DSP from Stampin' Up on the cover and on the inside of the card.  I love this paper!  It's so pretty!  The sparkle is fantastic!  The stamp is from the Happy Moments stamp set from the Sale-a-bration Mini Catalog.   It is still available with a purchase of $50 for FREE!  Super cute set!  The ribbon is Chocolate Chip satin ribbon which is in the Occassions Mini too.  I used Chocolate Chip ink to stamp the image and then used Pretty In Pink, Pixie Pink and Real Red Stamp'n'Write markers to color it in and shade it for a more dimensional effect. More Mustard was used to color in the candle flames.  I then used my Two-Way Glue pen to add some Dazzling Diamonds to the candles and flowers!

Inside the card, I used more Sending Love DSP along with some Pretty In Pink card stock and Real Red Card stock.  The Pretty In Pink as dry embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and my Big Shot.  The greeting is from the Whimsical Words stamp set which is also in the Sale-a-bration Mini.  I colored it with Chocolate Chip and Real Red Stamp'n'Write markers and then breathed on it to re-wet it and stamped it.  The card's "kick stand" is a Sending Love Real Red Epoxy Brad which is also in the Occassions Mini catalog.  I also rounded the corners with the corner rounder punch.  I hope you like it!  Please email me if you have questions or want to order some great stuff! 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Butterfly Layers Birthday

I love these butterflies!  They were created using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die  which is available in the Occasions Mini catalog.  They not only cut out 5 butterflies but emboss them too!  They are SOOO pretty!  This card will be for my grandma's birthday.  She loves butterflies so this was a no brainer!  :0)   The card base is done with Soft Suede Card Stock.  The next layer is Whisper White.  I dry embossed the Melon Mambo Card Stock with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder which is also in the Occasions Mini catalog.  There is also Bermuda Bay layered under that.  The squares under the butterflies are cut at 1 1/2" squared and are in Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie. The Soft Suede panel on the front is punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and Corner Punch.   The trim punch is in the sale-a-bration catalog and the corner punch is in the occasions mini too!  All available until March 31st!  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Well Scripted Clear Mount stamp set which is also in the Occasions Mini right now too.  If you like or want any of these things, please comment or send me an email @  The Whisper White satin ribbon just finishes it off.    Thanks for looking!!!

Sending Birthday Wishes

This card was inspired by a card done by Mary Fish.  I thought it was sooooo pretty that I wanted to make my own.  I couldn't make it exactly the same because I don't have any Basic Gray card stock like she used.  So, I decided to go with a pink and brown concept.  I used Chocolate Chip and Craft card stock with Whisper White, Pretty in Pink,  and Sending Love DSP.  The stamp set is my favorite sale-a-bration stamp set ever:  Happy Moments.  I've never used a free set so much!  LOVE IT!  The Sending Love DSP already had the glitter on it for some bling and I also added some of the Chocolate Chip Sending Love Epoxy Brads.  I dry embossed the pieces of Craft and Pretty in Pink Card stock pieces too.  The ribbon is Chocolate Chip 5/8" satin ribbon which is available in the Occasions Mini along with the Sending Love DSP and the Epoxy brads.  I also did some faux stitching around the circles that I cut with my Big Shot and the Circles 2 die.  Thanks for looking!!!