Saturday, July 21, 2012

Wedding Season

We are attending a wedding this afternoon so I thought it only appropriate that I share a wedding card this morning.  I have seen many versions of this card and I love them all.  I think adding layers takes a card to the next level of elegance.  I also happen to like using Whisper White and Basic Black card stock for my wedding cards. 
Stay tune!  I will publish the card I made for the wedding we are attending today with you tomorrow.  I used the new Mr. and Mrs. stamp from Stampin' Up.

Great Grad

I thought I would share a similar  graduation card to one I made for a young friend of mine who just graduated from High School.  You can make the card personal by customizing it using the correct school colors and adding the name of the high school and year to the front.  I use a word document and my oval punches to add the personal information.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Memorial Thank You

Memorial Day weekend is coming up and I thought it would nice to make a red, white and blue thank you.  I found this idea on Pinterest and thought I would share with you my version of the card.

Make a few thank you cards ahead of time to send.  A handmade card really does show your gratitude.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Square Lattice Embossing Folder

There are a few types of greeting cards that I like to make sure I always have on hand.  One of them is thank you cards.  I feel it is important to not only thank a family member or friend for a kind act verbally but to also follow up with a card.  I try to always make mine handmade.  For this sample I used a circle punch and the Square Lattice embossing folder.  

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New products from the Occasions Mini

I don't know about you but I love using embossing folders. On this card, I used Stampin' Up's new Textured Impressions Adorning Accents Embossing folder and the stamp set 'Bordering on Romance'. The stamped dots along the embossed edge is part of this stamp set along with the flowers I cut out. Hope my Mother likes it.

Sizzix Paper Doily

I've been working on a few things this past week and thought I should them share with you. I love exploring new ways to use the new Paper Doily (Lg. Sizzlit Die). Sometimes the simplest card can be the best for a solemn occasion. What do you think?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

If you haven't tried any of the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders you should if you own a Sizzix BigKick, SideKick or Big Shot. This one is one of two of the Designer Frames by Stampin' Up.

Paper Doily Sizzix Die

One of the new Stampin' Up Sizzix dies is the Paper Doily. I really like this die but I will tell you up front that you need some patience when poking out all the cut out pieces. I will make 3 or 4 of the paper doilies and then poke out the pieces while I watch TV. In the end, it is worth the trouble because it is such a beautiful piece. I've really enjoyed finding different ways to use this die. I will add another example in the next few days.

Lovely as a Tree

My Grandson is down for a nap so I thought I would upload some cards I made recently. I think Lovely as a Tree from Stampin' Up is a very versatile stamp set. I used Soft Suede and Whisper White card stock.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A very Happy Valentine's Day

This is the Valentine's card I made for my son. I used the stamp set Extreme Elements for the background. I really like this card.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Hope you are enjoying your day. My family is getting together tonight for a great dinner. I've recovered from my pneumonia and getting my card making groove back. I actually made Valentine's cards for my whole family. I thought I would post a couple of them for you.
This one is for my daughter.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Punched Art - Snowman

Even though Christmas is over I just had to share with you this cute punched snowman. I saw this on the SU web site and wanted to try it. I just love how it turned out. Punches used were circle, oval, snowflake, heart to heart, word window, round tab and scallop edge border.

Bordeing on Romance

Sorry it's been a while since my last post. I got really sick after Christmas and ended up in the hospital. I picked up a viral infection from somewhere that turned into pneumonia. I still have some pneumonia in my lungs but I am a lot better then I was a week and half ago. So with that said, I am trying to
get back into stamping slowly. This card uses some new products in the new Occasions mini. The stamp set is Bordering on Romance along with the new Textured Impressions Embossing folders, Adorning Accents on page 11 of the Occasions Mini.