Monday, June 30, 2008

Build a Bug(retired) by Kina

Sometimes when cards are brought for trades I don't see who brought what card, I usually can pick out Kina's, hers are such happy cards.

Paper: Pixie Pink, Only Orange, Green Galore CS
Ink: Versa Mark, StazOn
Accessories:Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Hemp Twine
Stamp Sets: Build a Bug, Build a Bug wheel

Friday, June 27, 2008

Big On Spring- by Molly

Paper: Mellow Moss, Ruby Red, Whisper White CS
Ink: Mellow Moss, Night of Navy, StazOn
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brad

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Unfroggettable- Spinner Card

Paper: So Saffron and Certainly Celery CS
Ink: StazOn and Pink Passion
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, Word Window Punch, 2 pennies, and Dimensionals
Deena punched the Word Window twice overlapping the punching in the middle. The phrase is stamped on the inside of the card. After the frog was cut out it was attached to a penny the penny was attached to the second penny with the Dimensionals, the Dimensional rolls along the Word Window.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tart and Tangy by Kina

Paper: Green Galore CS, Summer Picnic
Ink: Versa Mark, Real Red, Green Galore, and Only Orange
Accessories: Only Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, Only Orange Brads

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It's still Bloomin' Beautiful

The catalog with this set retires Monday, time will tell if this set gets the nod for the main catalog.
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie Card Stock, Mulberry Paper
Ink: Versa Mark, Real Red
Accessories: Black EP, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painters

Mulberry Paper is fun to play with. A little water and tearing makes fun ragged edges. The CS that I used for layering was well wadded up and then smoothed out. I sponged a little Real Red ink on the Pumpkin Pie CS to tone it down a little.

Tomorrow I will start showing some of the cards that the ladies in my club have made for trades. Some of the are first time stampers and some are on their third round of club. Next month is our last month of club. We will be starting a new one in August.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Circle of Friendship-4

This is the last of my Circle of Friendship cards...
Paper: Rose Red Love Note, Tempting Turquoise CS, Very Vanilla CS, and Bali Breeze Designer Paper
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Friday, June 20, 2008

Circle of Friendship-3

Card Stock: Very Vanilla Love Note, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and 1/2" Circle Punches, 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Build a Brad
I pierced the scallops before layering my circles, I stamped the phrase twice punching one for the Build a Brad.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Circle of Friendship-2

Papers: Soft Sky Love Note and Western Sky Designer Paper
Ink: River Rock
Accessories: River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon and Hodge Podge Clip

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Circle of Friendship-1

Card Stock: Very Vanilla Love Note, Rose Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop punch
Stamp Sets: Circle of Friendship, Polka Dots and Paisley

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Wild About You

Stamp Set: Wild About You
Ink: Classic- Old Olive, More Mustard, So Saffron, Bordering Blue
Card Stock: Whisper White, More Mustard, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories: River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon

The card base is So Saffron at 4 ¼" x 5 ½"
I stamped the Lion three times twice in So Saffron and once in More Mustard I cut out two of them The head is layered and mounted on dimentionals. I stamped the lion first then masked him and added each animal then masking them before adding another.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tart and Tangy

Stamp Set: Tart and Tangy
Card Stock: Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red, and Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red Striped Ribbon
Cherries: Real Red and Garden Green Markers
Oranges: Only Orange Classic Ink
Apple: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, and Close to Coco Markers
Strawberry: Ruby Red, Real Red, and Old Olive

The card is 4 ¼" x 5 ½". The orange slice is popped up where it overlaps onto the other orange.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful (again :o) )

This is a 5" x 5" card in Regal Rose CS. I stamped the image on Watercolor paper with StazOn and colored it with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter. I used Regal Rose, Old Olive, Summer Sun, and Not Quite Navy, I distressed the edges of the Watercolor paper. I mounted it on Basic Black CS, I tied a piece of 5/8" Regal Rose Ribbon around the Basic Black CS.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Free and the Brave

The card base is Ruby Red CS stamped with Tres Chic in Ruby Red. I stamped the image on Watercolor paper with Stazon then colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I layered it on Ballet Blue CS then on Mellow Moss that was distressed. I stamped the stars in Versa Mark then in Ballet Blue the embossed with clear EP, cut them out and layered them.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Confessions of a rotten CASEr

Last month I was blogging and came across a card I thought would be great for card club, I jotted down the measurements so that I could try it latter when I had time. The last two pictures were my practice card, I used brads to hold the flaps up but didn't like the bulk they added to the front. The first two pictures are of the card we made for club. The girls really love it. It is perfect for Father's day, graduation, or a birthday. So how am I a rotten CASEr? I can't find the blog I saw this on to give credit to... if you know who made this let me know. The card is made with a piece of 4 1/4" x 11" CS folded in half. A piece of designer paper cut 6" x 10 3/4" folded up at 2" and then folded in half, I trimmed the 2" fold at the middle fold so that it would lay better. In my first card I used brads to form the pocket but for club we used sticky tape. Before taping the designer paper in side the card front I add a 1"x 6" strip of CS for a latch to hold the card closed. I decorated the fronts differently one with chip board and one without. Just remember to use dimentionals to raise the element that you use to slip the strip of CS to latch the card closed. The inside pockets hold two small file cards one to write your message on and the other I used the slit punch on the bottom corners to hold a gift card.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Another Card That Just Didn't Work

It seems I make a lot of cards that just don't work like I'd like them to. The card base is So Saffron CS with So Saffron Designer Paper. I colored the flowers from the Pretties Kit With Brilliant Blue and Summer Sun Watercolor Wonder Crayons The Stamp is from the Mini called Full of Life

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Here's a Challenge

Here is one of my favorites... it's retired now. Tell the stamp set, and how I made it. I will send the winner 5 handmade cards.