Thursday, November 8, 2007

Technique Samples

In case you missed it, The Busy Bee held a Preview Day this past Saturday. It was fun to see all the holiday classes that will be offered in November. My make n’ take table had three different techniques that you could stamp…faux shaving cream, faux embossing and reverse masking with emboss resist. Everyone had fun learning something new and it was hard to say which technique was the favorite!
Warm wishes:
Stamp sets: Snowfall; Hugs & Wishes
Inks: soft sky, bashful blue, brocade blue, not quite navy
Cardstock: whisper white

Technique: faux shaving cream
Stamp sets: baroque motifs
Inks: blush blossom, groovy guava, stazon white
Cardstock: blush blossom
Technique: faux embossing
Stamp sets:
Be Happy
Versamark, rose red
Other: clear embossing powder
Technique: reverse mask with emboss resist

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Seeded Sunflowers

This is a simple, quick card using Stampin’ Up’s 2-step stampin’ set, Serene Sunflower. Not only are most of my stamps flowers, but I love to use the 2-step stamp sets. Notice the gingham ribbon? It’s so easy to use your markers to color the black and white ribbon to match your project. I saw this card at the Philly regional and liked how seeds were set in the centers of these sunflowers. Had me thinking if there weren’t some black sesame seeds hiding in my freezer...
Stamps set: serene sunflower
Cardstock: garden green, summer sun, naturals ivory
Ink: garden green, summer sun, more mustard, chocolate chip

Other: black/white gingham ribbon, crystal effects

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Baby Shower Fun!

How fun is go to a baby shower and instead of everyone sitting around watching the mommy to be unwrap a boatload of gifts, the guests get to stamp the birth announcements! Well, that is what a group of girls did a few Saturdays ago. These are the two announcements that the guests stamped. There were two tables to stamp the parts for each card and then a table that everyone sat around to cut and assemble these adorable tri-fold birth announcements. The girls chatted and laughed and the reports came back that everyone had fun!

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Pick a Pumpkin

Here's just one of the many creative ways stampers are using the Pick A Petal stamp set. Besides pumpkins, I've stamped ladybugs with the polka dot petal. This card will be included in the Fall cards class this Thursday evening at The Busy Bee.
cardstock: garden green, only orange, whisper white
ink: garden green, only orange, basic black
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Another Halloween Haunt

Here's another card stamped with the Haunted Halloween set. And, it's another quick card. This card is based on a quarter sheet of cardstock with a piece of pumpkin pie cardstock that wraps from the card back to the card front. When you open the front 'flap' the message is revealed...'a haunting halloween'. We did this card style at the Stampin' Up! Philly regional...makes for a fresh card! By the way, the image is stamped on kraft and first try on kraft and I'm happy with the results.
stamps: Haunted Halloween

ink: brown stazon; wild wasabi; pumpkin pie; perfect plum; summer sun
cardstock: kraft; pumpkin pie; perfect plum
other: hemp twine; hodgepodge hardware; aqua pen

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Witch's Brew

Here's one of two quick cards I made using Haunting Halloween. Recently, I saw a card made with basic black cardstock that was sponged with craft whisper white ink and liked the results. The kettle was stamped with black stazon on confetti white and watercolored with an aqua pen.
cardstock: basic black, confetti white, pumpkin pie, wild wasabi, perfect plum
ink: craft whisper white, basic gray, wild wasabi, perfect plum, chocolate chip
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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Double Pocket Tote

This is another project demonstrated at the Philly Stampin' Up! regional held in September. It took me some prodding, but I finally found the directions to compliment my notes to make this adorable tote bag to hold these little 3" x 3" notes. Believe it or not, it's constructed from a single sheet of 12 x 12 designer double sided paper.
stamp sets: Baroque Motifs; Peaceful Wishes; Holidays & Wishes; Sincere Salutations
cardstock/paper: river rock; mellow moss; Holiday Harmony designer double sided print paper
inks: purely pomegranate; versamark; always artichoke
other: gold EP, gold brads, ribbon

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Bag Topper

Recently I saw Carol Duvall create a fast topper for a small gift bag and thought it could definitely help me out...I always have trouble making the tissue look just right. I added some glittered chipboard snowflakes, ribbon and a tag to complete this quick gift tote.
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Fall Vitalized Vellum

Is this a picture of Fall or what? Well, it's about the only thing that says Fall feels like a Florida Fall...and Florida can keep it! I first saw this technique demonstrated by Pennie McCallum at the Philadelphia Stampin' Up! regional. This technique will be covered in my upcoming class...Holiday cards. Sign up today to save your spot.
(please note...samples pictured may vary from actual class project)

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Elegant Post-It-Note

This is totally CASEd from my upline's upline's upline (if that makes sense), Pennie. She's been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for probably 14+ years and is so creative. This was one of several raffle gifts Pennie made for her annual Fall meeting that I was able to attend. Her meetings alone are worth becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! I hope you enjoy several of her designs I'll be posting. And be sure to visit Pennie's blog to see her fabulous creations. Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs cardstock: brushed silver & brushed gold ink: Versamark other: gold EP; basic gray taffeta ribbon; pretties kit; stamp positioner

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Awesome Acetate

Is this a cool card or what! A couple of weeks ago I found little on my stamping plate and was stumped as to what direction to head. So, I signed onto (SCS) for inspiration; but this time, no gallery...I decided to try the 'challenge of the day'. As it turned out, the challenge was an acetate card...something I've never done. I love Soft Sky and Blue Bayou with the brushed silver cardstock. If you are interested in adding this technique to your list, sign up today and save your spot. This card will be included in my Thursday, November 1 card class.
stamps: Snowfall; Supersize Snowflake
cardstock: soft sky; blue bayou; shimmer white; brushed silver
inks: soft sky; blue bayou; white stazon
other: double stitched ribbon; silver cord; snow blossom punch; 1 1/4" circle punch; 1 3/8" circle punch; liquid glue; dazzling diamonds stampin' glitter

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