Saturday, April 2, 2011

Stinkin' Sweet

Happy Saturday to Everyone,

I love this "Design of the Day" and had so much fun making it! 

There are several new techniques I used to make this card.  First, I used a roller stamp to get the pretty little flowers up the left side of the card, this was so easy, I can't believe I waited so long to use this innovative tool.  Also adding the little pearls to the flowers really made them POP!  Second, When cutting out the strip for the sentiment I used the corner of my square punch to get the little points, this was so much easier than trying to cut it out with scissors.  Give both these new techniques a try, I think you will be shocked how fast they create great design features.

I used pearls yesterday and today, so I must be feeling a little bejeweled!  I am going to continue this theme until this coming Friday, and see how many new ideas I can come up with.  Stay Tuned!!!!

This Stampin' Up! set is really good to start with,
it has a wide selection of uses. Being one of the sets that can be
colored in after being stamped, makes it even more versatile.

Stampin' Up! items used in this card include:
  • So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Water Color Pencils
  • Blender Pen
  • Corner Punch
  • 1/2" Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon ( This is a wonderful lite weight, easy to work with ribbon found in the Ocassions Mini Catalog and is only available to order from through April 30, 2011)
  • Fast Flowers Standard Wheel Stamp
  • "Pun Fun" Stamp Set
Have a nice Saturday, see you tomorrow!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friend to Friend

Hi Friend,

This is a two-fer day.  Using the cute "A Flower for All Seasons" stamp set I created both a full size card and a little note card.  These multi-purpose cards are great during the Spring Time and a simple and fun "Design of the Day".  

I will share a little secret with you.  Today, I planned on having all three of these flowers on one card but when I started laying everything out for the glue down I realized it looked better with just two flowers.  I don't know if this ever happens to you but it happens to me pretty often.  I guess I am one those people that over does things, just in case.  If you are also one of these people, make lemons into lemonade and use the extra item on a small note card.  Then you end up with a BONUS card!!!!

Stampin' Up! items used to make these cards:
  • Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade and Whisper White.  (Three of these are from the NEW In Color Collection!
  • Black Ink Pad
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Blender Pen
  • Dimensionals
  • Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • "Teeny Tiny Wishes" and "A Flower for All Seasons" Stamp Set

Have a great design day!!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Little Notes

Hi Everyone, sorry I am running a little late with my post for today.  The "Design of the Day" is a group of Little Note Cards.  I love these because they are fast and easy to make and work great when you need to add a little note to a gift or if you just want to send a quick note to a friend. 

These are also a wonderful idea for a lunch bag of the person you love, just to say "Hi, I am thinking about you!".

These 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" cards were designed using the "So Happy for You" stamp set out of the Sale-a-brations Catalog.  Remember TODAY is the LAST DAY to get this stamp set and it is FREE with a $50 purchase.  Click on this link to order now!

Stampin' Up! items used to make these cards are:
  • Whisper White, Rich Razzelberry, Pink Pirouette, Night of Navy, Bashfull Blue, Garden Green, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Daffdil Delight Smooth Card Stock
  • Rich Razzelberry, Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green, and Pumpkin Pie Inks and Markers
  • 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Extra Large Punch
  • "So Happy for You" Stamp Set from the Sale-a-bration Catalog

I hope your day is full of happy little notes!!!

REMEMBER, Today is the LAST day of Sale-a-bration.  You can receive a FREE stamp set for every $50 purchased before 11PM tonight.  Click here to shop online.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Design Ideas

Today's "Design of the Day" was created by my wonderful daughter.  It is a great Birthday Card and will work for boys or girls, Yaaahoooo!!!!!

This card is a great example of how you can take an idea from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book or Catalogs and change them just a little to create your own card.  These books have excellent examples that can be used on those days that you need inspiration.

See the Occasions Mini Catalog Page 20 for the inspiration of this design.

Stampin' Up! items used on this card:
  • Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, and More Mustard Smooth Card Stock
  • Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Real Red and Daffodil Delight Inks and Markers
  • Scallop Trim Border and 1-3/4" Circle Punch
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Blender Pen
  • Dimensionals
  • Bring on the Cake Stamp Set
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Feeling Pink

Good Morning Designers!

This morning I needed a pretty card to lift my spirits, because it is not so pretty outside.  What better than a pink Birthday Card!

Today's "Design of the Day" is simple and quick to make but still looks beautiful.  The flowers have been stamped on a separate sheet of paper then cut out, colored with a Melon Mambo Marker and placed on the card with dimensionals.  The pearl embellishments are the crowning glory, bring just the right amount of sophistication to the design.

Stampin' Up Items used to make this card:
  • Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
  • Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper
  • Basic Black and Melon Mambo Inks and Markers
  • Basic Pearls
  • "Bring on the Cake" Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog
The Occasions Mini Catalog is only available until April 30, 2011.  This is a great stamp set for making Birthday Cards!

Only TWO more days until Sale-a-bration ends.  Don't miss out on your chance to receive a FREE stamp set with a $50 purchase.  Order now online by clicking on this link.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hello Baby

Today's "Design of the Day" is a card you may not need very often, but when you do, you want the cutest card ever.  This design was created for one of my cousins that is having his first child. 

The watercolor look of the card is created by using the Watercolor pencils and the blender pen.  The baby kangaroo in the mama's pouch  was stamped on a second piece of paper then cut out and placed on a dimensional so that it looks as though he is peeping out to say hello.  This cute card was designed to welcome the new baby to our family with a happy heart and the excitement of new life, I think it does just that!!!

Take a bounce to page 72 of the "Idea Book" and check out all the options available with this Kangaroo Stamp Set.

Stampin' Up! Items used to make this card:
  • Night of Navy and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
  • Tempting Turquoise Designer Series Paper
  • Staz on Black Ink
  • Blender Pen
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Dimensionals
  • Marina Mist 1/4" Gross Grain Ribbon 
  • "Build-a-Roo" Stamp Set

"Hello Baby" inside created by that great Greetings Stamp Set, Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I hope you have a hopping wonderful day, see you tomorrow with more design ideas!

Remember, only 3 more days to receive your FREE Stamp Set from the Sale-A-Bration Campaign with a $50 purchase.  Shop now online by clicking this link.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Every Bit Little Boy

Puppies and bubble gum go so well with little boys, so this is the inspiration for my next card.  

I shared with you a few days ago, I have many family birthdays coming up and today's "design of the day" is for one of those special people.  In this card I used my watercolor pencils to bring to life all the wonderful bright colors we think about when seeing a little boy play with his puppy or kneeling in front of that exciting gum ball machine waiting to see what fabulous color will pop out of that little door.

Remember the inside of the card when designing, it is just another area you can use your creativity.

Stampin' Up! items used to make this card:
  • Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
  • Staz on Black Ink
  • Blender Pen
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Dimensionals
  • 1-3/8" Circle and 1-1/4" Circle Punch
  • "Bring on the Cake" (From the Occasions Mini Catalog) and "Every Little Bit" Stamp Sets

I hope this card brings out the playful side of you today.  Enjoy a good one!

Remember only 4 more days left to Sale-A-Bration.  Don't miss out on your FREE Stamp Set with a $50 purchase during this great promotion.  Click here to shop right now!!!