Saturday, June 18, 2011

Stampin' Up! A Flower for All Seasons

Today's "Design of the Day" are some cute little flower cards I made out of scraps. 
These great little 3 x 3 cards are perfect to use when you want to drop someone a quick note or you need a card to place in a gift bag.
Using those scraps really exercises your creativity and because they are made using scraps the cards seem that much more special.  :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Stampin' Up! Best Dad Ever Vases

Today's "Design of the Day" is as promised a card using the Best Dad Ever Stamp Set to create vases.  In this card I took the tie stamp and turned it upside down covered the tips and turned the tie into a vase.

I love it when you can take a stamp and use it in a totally unexpected way!

I used my markers instead of my stamp set and only colored in three of the ties leaving every other tie blank, this created three vases as oppose to five. 

Stampin' Up! items I used in to make this card include:
  • Night of Nave, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
  • Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, and Melon Mambo Markers
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Ribbon from a Grab Bag I purchased on the Clearance Rack

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Stampin' Up! Best Dad Ever Card

Today's "Design of the Day" is a card for Dad.  Fathers Day is just around the corner and this neat stamp set is perfect to create just the right card for dad.    If you don't already have this stamp set, it can be order through the end of August, 2011 out of the Summer Mini Catalog. 

So now you may be asking, what would I use it for besides father's day.  This tie stamp could be used for birthday's, graduations and as a flower vases.  WHAT flower vases?  Watch for tomorrows card to see this technique.

Stampin' Up items I used in this card include:
  • Night of Navy, Early Espresso and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
  • Early Espresso and Marina Mist Markers
  • Early Espresso 1/4" Gross Grain Ribbon
  • Best Dad Ever Stamp Set (Summer Mini on sale through August 2011)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Stampin' Up! Summer Splash Fun

The Summer Mini is full of wonderful stamp sets, I really hope they are added to next years catalog.  I am a water girl and love the beach so this stamp set is perfect, I just love it! 

Today's "Design of the Day" would work great for cards and scrapbookers...boys or girls.

Stampin' Up items I used in this card include:
  • Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
  • Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper (retiring June 30, 2011)
  • Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive Markers
  • Dimensionals
  • 1/2" Peach Parfait Stitched-Poly Ribbon
  • Summer Splash Stamp Set (Summer Mini sold through August 2011)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Today's "Design of the Day" are small 5 x 5 travel journals I made for some young ladies I know that are getting ready to leave on a mission trip to Arizona.  These little books will be great for writing down memories and feelings each day and allow for enough room when they get back home to add photos. 

The only change I would have made when creating these books is that I would have added the ribbons after the books were complete.  Usually I stamp on a paper and add it to my pages but in these books I stamped directly to the pages.  The bows made the stamping a little difficult because I could not get a flat surface.  This is something to remember when stamping.  Lesson learned! ;) 

You can purchase any of these Stampin' Up items

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stampin' Up! Sending Worm Wishes

The Bugs and Kisses Stamp Set is just so cute, I can't resist Posting one more card with these stamps for today's "Design of theDay".  On this card I combined all three of the new embossing powders out of the summer mini to get a totally different look.  The other thing I really love about this card is that I could place it in the top corner of a scrapbook page and it would work wonderfully for camping photos!

Stampin' Up items I used in this card include:
  • Concord Crush, Pumpkin Pie, and More Mustard Smooth Card Stock
  • Pumpkin Pie Ink
  • Versa Mark
  • Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, and Melon Mambo Embossing Powder
  • Dimensionals
  • Bugs and Kisses Stamp Set (Retiring June 30, 2011)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Stampin' Up! More Pun Fun

Hello Crafters!!!

Today's "Design of the Day" would make a great Valentines Wish or a quick I Love You Card.  After I made this card it dawned on me that this would work well to send to someone far away with a coffee single inside.  Your greeting could say you love them and wish you were there to share a cup of coffee and a talk with them! 

Stampin' Up! products I used to create this card include:
  • Peach Parfait, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
  • Basic Black, Peach Parfait and Pretty in Pink Inks and Markers
  • Blender Pen
  • 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon
  • Scalloped Boarder Punch
  • Pun Fun Stamp Set (Retiring June 30, 2011)