Sunday, July 31, 2011

It's a Wrap Occasions

One of my favorite Stampin' Up products has got to be the Matchbox die. The first time I saw this little box, it was love at first sight. Then someone showed me how 4 little Hershey's nuggets fit in it so perfectly and I just had to have it.  Now Stampin' Up has taken it one step further and created a stamp set that can be used to stamp wrappers for the candy! Fantastic!

A little box filled with chocolate is a great small gift for so many occasions and It's a Wrap Occasions has them all covered - thank you, birthday, wedding, baby, shower, get well soon, school. Take a look at the bottom of this post to see all the stamp images.

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • These stamp images fit perfectly on Avery address labels. Just stamp directly on the label and wrap the label around the nugget.
  • Use a marker to ink just the sentiment from the stamp image to make a label for the top of the box.
  • Emboss the matchbox cover using the Square Lattice embossing folder to add texture.
  • Some flirty, ruffled ribbon adds the final touch to a quick gift.

  • Stamp Set - It's a Wrap Occasions (W 123590, C 123592)
  • Ink - Pool Party (122938), Soft Suede marker (120973)
  • Card Stock - Pool Party (122924), Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730)
  • Accessories - Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon (122975)
  • Tools - Matchbox die (114890), 1-3/8" Circle punch (119860), 1-1/4" Circle punch (119861), Square Lattice Embossing folder (119976)

Keep on stamping!

Friday, July 29, 2011

My Friend

Today's card uses the wonderful new In Colors for 2011-2013. I particularly like Island Indigo - such a nice blue. The terrific large sentiment is from the My Friend stamp set. It really makes a statement on this card.

The leaves image was inked in Lucky Limeade and a sponge dauber was used to add Island Indigo to the edges of the image. Crystal Effects was used to add some shine and dimension to the raindrops. Just be sure to allow time for the Crystal Effects to dry (ask me how I know)!

  • Stamp Set - My Friend (W 122585, C 122587)
  • Ink - Lucky Limeade (122935), Island Indigo (122937)
  • Card Stock - Lucky Limeade (122926), Island Indigo(122923), Whisper White (100730)
  • Accessories - Crystal Effects (101055)
  • Tools - Sponge Daubers (102892)

Keep on stamping!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Delicate Doilies and Flirtatious Paper

This feminine card is one of the projects from my Stamp Club workshop last week. The Delicate Doilies stamp set and the Flirtatious designer series paper are made for one another. I love being able to snip a single doily from the 12x12 sheet and use it in a design. So easy and beautiful!

To form the card base, I used the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers for the Center Fold Card and the measurements from Diane (cookiestamper) to make it in an A2 (4-1/4"x5-1/2") size. This size will fit in a medium Stampin' Up envelope so it is easy to send to someone special!

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  • Stamp Set - Delicate Doilies (W 122590, C 122592), Word Play (W 120308, C 120651)
  • Ink - Melon Mambo (115656), Pretty in Pink (101301)
  • Card Stock - Pretty in Pink (100459), Melon Mambo (115320), Whisper White (100730)
  • Designer Series Paper - Flirtatious (122360)
  • Accessories - Basic Pearls (119247), Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (109070)

Keep on stamping!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hand Knit Gift Tags and Cards

My knitting guild had a fun event this month - Knito (bingo)! Everyone contributed prizes and we had a blast playing bingo with knitting terms in the bingo spaces. My contributions to the prizes were some sets of gift tags and cards using the Hand Knit stamp set. They were fun to make and well-received by the recipients.

Here is the set of gift tags. I packaged them in a co-ordinating box with a belly band. I included 12 tags in the box, 4 of each type. These are perfect to attach to a hand-knitted gift. The tags were cut with the Two Tags die and the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch.

Here is a closer picture of the tags so you can see how the teeny-tiny Basic Pearls make such cute buttons on the little sweater image.

The set of cards were also packaged in a hand-made box with a belly band. I included eight cards with envelopes - perfect for sending a note to a knitting buddy!

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  • Stamp Set - Hand Knit (W 117012, C 120507)
  • Ink - Marina Mist (119668), Chocolate Chip (100908), Rich Razzleberry (115658)
  • Card Stock - Crumb Cake (120953), Chocolate Chip(102128), Whisper White (100730), Marina Mist (119682), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Old Olive (100702)
  • Tools - 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch (118874), 1-3/4" Circle punch (119850), Blender Pen (102845), Two Tags die (115954), Small Heart punch (117193), Postage stamp punch (122344), 1-1/4" Circle punch (119861), Square Lattice Embossing folder (119976), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch (119854), Boho Blossoms punch (119858), 1-3/8" Circle punch (119860), Crop-A-Dile (108362)
  • Accessories - Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon (124142), Basic Pearls (119247), Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (109070)

Keep on stamping!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Delicate Doilies and FTL148 sketch

Can a card make you happy? This one makes me happy. I don't know if it is the cheerful Calypso Coral color (one of the new In Colors) or the cute little birdie on the sentiment but it just makes me smile!

I usually start my design with a card layout, such as this one from the Clean and Simple site - FTL148. Then I choose the stamp set to work with the layout. In this case, I needed a circular stamp image and Delicate Doilies is full of those!

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • When using a card sketch, try rotating it or flipping it to suit your needs.
  • Stamp with the Doily stamp and Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock, then stamp again without re-inking. This lighter image will allow the sentiment to show up clearly.
  • Trim a single doily from the Flirtatious specialty paper. Trim out the center of the doily where it will be covered by the stamped image. Save it for another project!
  • Use a Calypso Coral marker or a blender pen to color in the little birdie.
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  • Stamp Sets - Delicate Doilies (W 122590, C 122592), Swirls & Curls Verses (W 999999 C 123017)
  • Ink - Calypso Coral (122939), Chocolate Chip (100908)
  • Card Stock - Calypso Coral (122925), Chocolate Chip(102128), Whisper White (100730)
  • Designer Series Paper - Flirtatious (122360)
  • Tools - 1-3/4" Circle punch (119850), Blender Pen (102845)
  • Accessories - Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon (124142)

Keep on stamping!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Simply Soft Flowers

Today I played with the Mojo Monday sketch and came up with this card. I used one of the hostess sets from the new catalog - Simply Soft, a 2-step stamping set. You stamp the branch and then you stamp the flowers on top. Such an easy way to get a multi-color image. For those of us who are patience-challenged (like me), this is a very good thing.
 Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • Cut borders a little longer than needed. You can always trim off the excess after you have adhered it to the layer underneath. This way you can be sure there will be no little gap on either side.
  • Use a blender pen to add a little Pear Pizzazz to the leaves and some Soft Suede to the branches.
  • Add some misted Soft Suede with the Color Spritzer Tool.
  • Sponge the edges of the image circle with Pear Pizzazz ink.
  • A touch of white ribbon with a pretty bow add the finishing touch!

  • Stamp Sets - Simply Soft (W 122565, C 122567)
  • Ink - Rich Razzleberry (115658), Pear Pizzazz (119784), Soft Suede (115657)
  • Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz (119795), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Whisper White (100730)
  • Designer Series Paper - Pocketful of Posies (122354)
  • Tools - 1-3/8" Circle punch (119860), 1-1/4" Circle punch (119861), Scallop Trim punch (118402), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch (118874), 1-3/4" Circle punch (119850), Color Spritzer Tool (107066)
  • Accessories - Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (109070)
Keep on stamping!

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Catalog Goodies

I have been playing with some new goodies from the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. There are so many lovely things in the catalog, it is hard to choose where to start!

My card for today uses a couple of new stamp sets and features the new In Colors. These new colors will be available for 2 years instead of just one! I especially love Pool Party. It is a perfect aqua color. It is paired with Island Indigo and Calypso Coral in today's card.
Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • Use a punch to quickly cut out the small doily images.
  • Don't be afraid of white space. Keep it clean and simple.
  • Don't forget to bling it up! Rhinestones dress up this card.
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  • Stamp Sets - Delicate Doilies (W 122590, C 122592), My Friend (W 122585 C 122587)
  • Ink - Pool Party (122938), Island Indigo (122937), Calypso Coral (122939)
  • Card Stock - Calypso Coral (122925), Pool Party (122924), Whisper White (100730)
  • Tools - 1-3/8" Circle punch (119860) 
  • Accessories - Basic Rhinestones (119246)

Keep on stamping!