Saturday, March 29, 2014

Oh, Happy Day

Hi All,

Happy Weekend!  I hope the first half of it has gotten off to a great start.

I have been so excited to share the card I have for you today.  It was this card by Cindy Major that sold me on all of these fabulous products and inspired my card: the Hardwood Background stamp, the Starburst Sayings stamp set/Framelits and the super cute Decorative Dots embossing folder.

There's a lot going on with this card, but it all works together so perfectly.  I kept Cindy's basic design but swapped out her colors for Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana.  They are fabulous together!  I think Strawberry Slush is my new favorite pink. 

One of my favorite additions to the card is the arrow from the Hung Up Cute Clips.  They come in three designs and are so whimsically cute.

All of these products are currently available in one of the many catalogs.  The Decorative Dots embossing folder is the only item going away.  It is available for FREE in the Sale-A-Bration catalog when you spend $50.  Be sure to take advantage of this offer if there are items you'd like to add to your collection.  It's the best time of year to buy!  Pop me an email or click on the Order Online icon in the top right-hand corner.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Starburst Sayings & Hardwood
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake & Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Coastal Cabana & Baked Brown Sugar Classic Pads
Accessories: Starburst Framelits, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Hung Up Cute Clips, Corner Rounder, Silver Brad and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Saturday, March 22, 2014

File Folder Folly

Hi All,

Happy Spring!  {Well, depending on where you are in the country}  Ha Ha!  My family back in PA had snow in AZ, 89 degrees.  I can't complain!  I love this time of year.

The next couple of cards I have for you are in honor of Sale-A-Bration.  It's coming to an end on Monday, March 31st.  There are quite a few goodies worth adding to your collection that you can earn for FREE.

The card I have for you today is called a File Folder Card and it actually opens like a true file folder.  How cute is that???  I used my Envelope Punch Board to create it.  That is one multi-functional tool!  It was designed to make envelopes of ALL sizes, but there are so many cool projects you can do with it, such as this one.  Patty Bennett has a great tutorial on how to make these here.  Beth McAlexander also has some great tips on making them here. Plus, her file folder card is absolutely adorable.  Be sure to stop over if for nothing more than to check it out!

This card actually starts out with the standard dimensions that you'd use for a normal card.  It was suggested that you adhere your patterned paper prior to starting to punch the tabs.  This way you don't have to worry about lining up two separate pieces of paper.  Once the tabs are punched, you can pretty much design the front of the card any way you'd like.  I did a horizontal design, but you could also make it vertical.

The patterned paper on this card is really quite fabulous!  I love the retro print.  This sheet is from the Sweet Sorbet DSP in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I paired it up with a few of the new In Colors: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party and there's a hint of Pistachio Pudding behind the sentiment.  Love these colors together.

The sentiment is from the Starburst Saying stamp set that can be found in the Occasions Mini.  It pairs up perfectly with the Starburst Framelits Dies and then I added lots of fun layers using the Labels Collection Framelits and my Circle Nestabilities.  The sentiment really pops and I think that's because I've embossed white on black.  It has a really cool effect.

All of the products used on this card are currently available.  The Sweet Sorbet paper will no longer be available after March 31st.  You can earn this for FREE with any $50 order.  If you'd like to add it to your collection, pop me an email or order using the 'Order Stampin Up' icon in the top right-hand corner.

The girls had a great time making this card at my last workshop and a couple even got to use their Envelope Punch Boards for the first time.  What a cute and unique card to make.  Hope you like it!  TFS.

Stamps: Starburst Sayings & Party This Way
Paper: Crisp Canteloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding and Basic Black; Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink: Basic Black Classic Pad
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Starburst Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, White Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun

Saturday, March 1, 2014

A Sweet Sorbet Birthday

Hi All,

How is your weekend going so far?  Ours is actually pretty good here in AZ.  It's been overcast all day and we actually got a little bit of rain.   Here's to hoping it continues into Sunday :)

The card I have for you today continues my Chevron theme from last weekend.  It is based on this card by Geri over at Geri's Paper Wishes. I loved how she tied in the silver chevron with the printed paper.  I did the same with the Sweet Sorbet DSP.  I chose two coordinating prints.

There are so many interesting details on this card:  First, I love the rounded corners mixed with the straight. It adds a bit of softness.  Secondly, the Pool Party (light blue) panel on the right is shorter than the main panel. I think it brings the focus in on the sentiment.  Lastly, these colors are fabulous: Summer Starfruit and Pool Party.  They have a retro feel but are still quite modern.

The highlight of this card is definitely the paper.  You can earn it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $50.  It's definitely a great addition to your collection.  It has lots of beautiful prints.  If you'd like to add it to yours, email me or click on the Order Online icon in the top right corner.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Pool Party and Whisper White Cardstock; Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink: Pool Party Classic Ink
Accessories: Chevron Punch, Yellow Rhinestone, Corner Rounder Punch and Pop Dots/Dimensionals