Monday, September 24, 2007

Baroque Motifs Card Kit & Class--$50

Back by popular demand....another card kit! I had such a great response from the Merry & Bright kit I am currently offering (scroll down for post) as well as the upcoming Christmas card class. I had several ladies ask if I was going to offer another kit. Well, here's what I came up with.
The Baroque Motifs set is truly elegant! With the set plus 2 ink pads, you'll be able to make many more projects on your own, as well. The kit cost is $50 & will include supplies to make ten cards. Here's what you'll receive:

Baroque Motifs stamp set

Classic Stampin' Pad, Bravo Burgandy

Classic Stampin' Pad, Handsome Hunter

Pre-cut Cardstock and double-sided paper to make ten cards

Accessories: rhinestone brads, burgandy satin ribbon, olive grosgrain ribbon
Step-by-Step assembly instructions

Saturday, November 10th
At the class, you will use the supplies mentioned above to make 10 of your own cards. Plus, you get to keep the stamp set and ink!

****YOU MUST PRE-PAY BY OCTOBER 31st to attend the class. However, you can order this kit at anytime and receive full instructions for assembling the cards on your own.
*Note: the Christmas greetings on the displayed cards will be pre-stamped. Those stamps are not included in this kit. They can also be left off, if you wish to add your own greeting for another occasion. Or, you can request pre-stamped general greetings, such as “thank you” or “birthday.”

A Manly Thank You

My mother-in-law needed a "manly" thank you card, so here's what I came up with. It's simple and masculine. And the best part is that it took me all of about 5 minutes to make! I actually got this idea from the SU catalog--what a great resource for card designs! This would also work great for birthday or thinking of you. I love the colors: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust & Very Vanilla + a hint of Sage Shadow. This was the first time I used my "Starstruck" stamp set! The stars are versatile and great for guy cards! The card size is 6 5/8 x 3 l/4; sized to fit the long envelopes.

Customer Appreciation Gift

I promised my customers an appreciation gift if they placed an order before the end of August.

Here's what they received.....a cute set of notecards and a little gift bag (not pictured)! The notecards all have matching envelopes. I used several different sets: In the Spotlight (hostess), Big Flowers, and of course punches! For those of you who placed an order and received this gift...thank you! I really appreciated it!

Creative License/Party Punch Birthday

Zeb needed a card to take to a birthday party on Saturday, so I combined paper and self-adhesive die cuts from the Creative License Simply Scrappin' hostess kit AND the hostess party punch stamp set. Here's what I came up with. I also used the "Eat Cake" words (which Zeb loves!). And I had a soccer ball stamp, which worked great since his friend is a soccer player. A circle punch and some dimensionals....and the card was complete! And don't forget the envelope! I used the "Eat Cake" set to decorate the front. What do you think?
Stamps: Party Punch (hostess), Eat Cake
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou, , Soft Sky, DS Creative License Simply Scrappin' (hostess)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Black
Other: l l/4" circle punch, Designer Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Creative License Simply Scrappin Self Adhesive die cuts

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Polka Dots & Paisley Birthday

A cute, quick birthday card for Ashley! Ashley hosted an awesome workshop on Sunday (see below for what we made)! Her birthday was Wednesday, and I wanted to make her a card. I love the Polka Dots & Paisley set which coordinates beautifully with the DS Petals & Paisley paper! I got the inspiration for this card from splitcoast...where else! I changed a few things and this is what I came up with. I hope she likes it!

Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley, Eat Cake

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive

Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, DS Polka Petals & Paisley

Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, tempting turquoise grosgrain & Light pink gingham ribbon

Fall Flowers 8x8 Scrapbook Page

It's really starting to feel like fall now! Although we've still had some hot days, the evenings and mornings have been refreshingly cool! This is the perfect time of year to think about preparing your fall scrapbook pages. Yes, the ones that will showcase back-to-school, pretty leaves outdoors, harvest parties and more! An 8x8 pagee is so simple to do and easily holds 2-3 nice size pictures.
I demonstrated this easy scrapbook page at a workshop on Sunday. This page really shows how versatile SU stamps are. The name of the flower stamp set I used is "Looks Like Spring!" Does anything about this page look like spring?? Simply use colors that coordinate with whatever season suits you! And of course an alphabet set, like the new "Wild West," makes titles a cinch; much easier than stickers! Isn't Zeb a cutie at age 3?!
And check out the pictures!

Stamps: Looks Like Spring, Wild West Alphabet, Polka Dots & Paisley
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Really Rust, Fall Flowers DS, Prints Old Olive DS paper
Punches: Spiral punch, Scalloped circle punch, Spring Flower Bouquet, Large Oval
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Pumpkin Pie & Real Red grosgrain ribbon

Another Merry & Bright

This set is soooo adorable! I love this cute little snowman! I demonstrated this card for a make-and-take at a workshop on Sunday. It was super easy to make! Check out my post below for details about how you can purchase this set + everything needed to make ten cards!
Stamps: Merry & Bright, Warm Words
Ink: Basic Black, Sage Shadow, Certianly Celery
Paper: Sage Shadow, DS Wintergreen
Other: Scalloped Circle punch, 1 3/8", 1 1/4", rhinestone brad

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Merry & Bright Card Kit & Class $40

Don’t you just love the adorable Merry & Bright stamp set? Would you enjoy making some Christmas cards using this set? I’ll make it very simple for you. Purchase a Card Kit from me and receive everything you need, including the stamps, to make your own cards. You’ll even
receive step-by-step instructions. Click on the picture to enlarge details.

For $40 this kit includes:
*Merry and Bright Stamp set (set of 4)
*Classic Stampin’ Pad, Black
*3 Stampin’ Write Markers: Real Red, Old Olive, & Close to Cocoa
*Supplies to make ten cards (pre-cut cardstock, brads, & ribbon)
*Step-by-step instructions

ALSO, with the purchase of this kit, you will be eligible to attend a FREE card class where you will receive one-on-one instruction for assembling your ten cards. And have fun with other stampers as well.

Class Dates:
Tuesday, October 3, 6pm
Sunday, October 7, 2pm
Or I will work out a date to suit your schedule

Contact me:


Friday, September 14, 2007

Fall Flowers

I love the Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper. It's so pretty and very "fall-ish." I thought that these cards showcased the paper very well. I used a variety of colors and card sizes and designs. I also used the new Pretties Kit for the long blue pretty:) The silk flowers are very simple to dye. In fact, to dye the turquoise flower, I used my marker and colored a tiny bit on the lid of the turquoise ink pad. I then used a small paint brush dipped in water to pick up the color and brushed it on the flower. easy way to custom-dye these flowers:)
Click on the picture to enlarge it and see the details.
I'm thinking of offering a card class to make these cards. Let me know if you're interested. Possible dates are Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, October fourteenth. If you're on my email list, I will send out details soon.

Baby Shower Card and Album

Here's an adorable "New Baby" card using one of my favorite stamp sets, "Wild About You." I made this card to take to a baby shower that I went to this past weekend. This card fits in a long note envelope (6 3/4" x 3.5"), but the front flap that folds over doesn't meet the back. I scored the twelve x twelve paper at 6.5, so the front flap is 5.5". I really like this size as an alternative to the standard.

Stamps: Wild About You, Riveting, Warmest Regards

Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink

Paper, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White

Other: circle punches, stampin dimensional, celery grosgrain ribbon, white organdy ribbon

I also made a baby scrapbook album for her. I mainly used Celery and Apricot since they didn't know if it was a girl or boy. It was a personal challenge for me to only use supplies I already had:) I used a combo of Simply Scrappin kits, chipboard, and cardstock. Here's a couple of the finished pages. Sorry they're not the best photos. I took these literally minutes before I left for the shower.