Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Chic Card Handbag

Happy Hump day!  Are you all staying cool, we are in a mini heat wave here in Kansas City, very hot!!

I wanted to try my hand making a cute Card Purse holder that I found over on Lee Ann Greff's blog.  Lee Ann was kind enough to make a video on how to make it too!  You can see the video HERE.  It is a very good video and she explains it very well too.

Since this was my first try, I used some non-SU Designer Paper, but I did use Stampin' Up!'s Pear Pizzazz card stock and some retired Glimmer brads too.

Here is the view from the front.


This view shows the inside.


This shows the purse with cards inside.  I was able to place 20 cards with envelopes, so it holds quite a few cards!!


This would make a great gift to give to someone with a nice assortment of cards too!  Click on the pictures to see them larger.

Thank you for coming by to see me, I appreciate it so much!  Mary

Monday, July 18, 2016

File Folder Card Box

Good Monday to all of you.  So sorry I've been gone off and on this pass month, things have been really crazy and busy right now, hopefully things will start to calm down around here soon!

I wanted to share with you the File Folder box that I made to hold the cards in that I donate to a Alzheimer auction that the assisted living facility where my daughter works has every year.  I got the PDF directions from Frances Martin, that you can purchase from her.  I have 15 cards with envelopes in it with room to put a few more in.


It uses 2  8-1/2" x 11" pieces of Thick Whisper White card stock.  I used Soft Sky for the band to go around the holder, also Basic Black using a 2" circle punch and then the Decorative Label punch.  The words are from the stamp set Tin of Cards.

Here is another view from the side.


I used the Timeless Texture stamp set and Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Crushed Curry inks to stamp the images with.  I packaged it up in a cello bag and tied it up with some pretty ribbon.

I hope you have a great coming week!  Mary

Monday, July 11, 2016

Wetlands

Well, here is the last card that I made for the auction at my daughter's workplace.  The only other thing I have to do is finish a card holder to hold all the cards in, which I almost have done, whew!

I once again turned to one of my favorites, Wetlands, to make this card with.  Can you tell I like it?!

I believe this is called the Spotlight Technique.  You can use any shape you'd like, so I decided to use my retired Circle Framelits, I used the second one from the scalloped circle in case you have these.  I cut it out using copy paper, then I used some removal adhesive to hold my cut out in place.

I used the Thick Whisper White for my card base and then a regular piece of Whisper White for the card front.  I used Soft Sky, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake ink and Stampin' Sponge wedges to apply the ink with.  When I was done sponging I stamped the birds with Memento black ink and the grass with Crumb Cake ink.


This is another fast, easy and no extra postage required card!  Mary

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Thoughtful Branches

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With coordinating Thinlits Dies
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Inspired By Nature

I went through some of my older retired stamp sets and came across this one.  Even though it has been retired for about five years now, I still like the images in this set, Inspired By Nature.  Shame on me, I bought this from my downline five years ago and just now got around to inking it up!  I used sponge daubers to apply the ink to the stamp and then "huffed" on it to re-moisten the ink for stamping.

I used Pink Pirouette and Whisper White card stock.  The inks are, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso and Always Artichoke.  After I had my image stamped, I light sponged some Pear Pizzazz to the bottom of the card.  I then used some retired Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding to the bottom.

The thank you is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in Black Memento ink.


I can see myself using this stamp set quite a bit in the future.  Thanks for coming by,  Mary

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bonus Days



  • This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered coupons to customers! All you need to do for your $5 USD coupon is spend $50 USD, before tax and shipping, in July.  Beginning today through July 31st.

  • Stampin’ Up! will email you a coupon for every $50 USD you spend, and you can use coupons on anything you want in August!  Be sure to save the coupon, it cannot be re-sent, so guard it with your life!  Yup, you need to safe guard your coupon code and enter it in August when you redeem it, not even calling Stampin' Up! to get it will work, or asking your demonstrator either, so make sure you write it down and save the e-mails they send you too!
Mary

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Rose Wonder

Happy Wednesday to all of you, I hope you all have recovered from the festivities of the Fourth!  We laid low at our house, like we usually do and hung out with the dogs.

I've had these cards done for the past week, but things have been pretty busy at my house lately and I just now found time to share the cards this week with you.

For this thank you card, I used the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I used Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White card stock.  I then used Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz ink pads to dab the colors onto my stamp.  This makes a quick card.  If you aren't comfortable using your ink pads, you could use sponge daubers also to get the ink onto the stamp.


Another nice, flat card that will not require any extra postage for mailing.

Thanks for coming by!  Mary

Monday, July 4, 2016

Wetlands Revisited

For my share today, I went back to a old favorite that I did awhile back to make this card.  It is called Direct to Paper.  You take your open ink pad and drag it across your card stock to apply the ink.  Now  when you do this, you are going to think, ugh, I just wasted my paper, but carry on with all of your colors.  Once you stamp your image onto your card stock, you will see, "yes, it does look good"!

I used Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Soft Sky ink pads on Whisper White card stock.  Then I stamped the bird, grass and sentiment images with Black Memento ink.  I then mounted the image onto a piece of Night of Navy card stock.  My sentiment comes from Thoughts & Prayers.


This is a nice, flat card for mailing too.

Thank you for coming by, see you soon.  Mary

Monday, June 27, 2016

Birthday Blooms

One day awhile back, a card like the one I'm showing you today, came into my e-mail in box.  It was created by Connie Collins, who make so many beautiful cards!  So I saved it to try and CASE it for myself.  While hers is much better, mine turned out pretty well too!


This one took awhile to color in, but you all know how I love to color!  I used a aqua painter filled with alcohol and  then some Rose Red reinker in the stamp pad lid to color my flower in with.  The leaves are done with the retired Mossy Meadow reinker and the blue strips are Marina Mist.  The sentiment is from a retired stamp set, which I can't seem to remember the name of right now, sorry, but any one will work.  I did lightly sponge it with Marina Mist.  The sentiment was popped up with dimensional.

I used the Lots of Labels framelits for the sentiment.  The white Baker's Twine I used is actually the new Thick Baker's Twine, but I felted it was to bulky and I separated into three pieces, much less bulk and I like how it looks too.

Card stock used was Thick Whisper White for the card base, Basic Black and Whisper White. 

Have a great week and I'll see you on Wednesday.  Mary 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Butterfly Basics

My daughter requested birthday cards, thank you cards and sympathy cards.  I'm done with the birthday ones, so now on to the sympathy cards.  Oh these cards are the most difficult ones to make, I so wish we didn't have to make them because it means that a family is missing a love one.

For this one I used the stamp set Butterfly Basics and Timeless Textures and I also used the Butterflies Thinlits.  This set really does make some beautiful cards.  The sentiment is from Rose Wonder.

I used Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake ink.  Card stock is Blushing Bride and Whisper White.  I added some Basic Pearls to the front.  You may not see it in this picture, but I did cut out a Vellum Butterfly and mounted it under the Blushing Bride butterfly one.


 

Thank you for coming today, hope to see you again!  Mary