Monday, February 28, 2011

Fun & Fast Notes with Limited Supply

One of my sisters-in-law attended my workshop earlier in the month.  She's a complete stamping virgin.  She decided to order a small supply to start.  She ordered:

Subtles Assortment Cardstock  #119706  $6.95
Brights Assortment Cardstock  #119704  $6.95
Early Espresso Inkpad  #119670  $5.95
Fun & Fast Notes  #113500 $33.95
Total           $53.80
She qualified for a free SAB item, for which she chose Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Pack.

To help her get started, I made these cards using the items she ordered.
Mind you, she has no markers, no crayons, no color pencils, no Versamark, NO BIG SHOT (gasp!).  But just with a few supplies, the possibilities are already seemingly endless.  I didn't even make a dent in the cardstock.  BTW, if you're wondering, I used MY supplies to create these, not hers.  :-)  I wanted to show her that there is an array of card designs she could do.  Plus, if she only CASE'd my cards, she would still have many designs to choose from.  I used every image from the set.

One note about this particular stamp set and others that have image and greeting together on one stamp.  I recommend cutting the stamp so that the image and the greeting are separate.  Makes it much easier.  Masking using tape is a pain, in my opinion.

Here's the individual cards close up.
1.  Without any coloring tools being available, I used the buttons to help accent the flowers in the vase.
Papers: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
2.  I CASE'd this one from the catalog on page 70.  Since there is no punches to use, I just used different color cardstock for layers.
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry
3.  This one is inspired by Punky Dae.  Since there is no DSP, nor Big Shot, I used the stamp-off method on scratch paper, before I stamped on the cardstock.  Plus, there is also no punches, so I could only do squares or rectangles.  I still think this one turned out really nicely.
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
4. CASE'd/inspired by Jill.  Since my SIL doesn't have Versamark ink, I used the stamp-off method  again.
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Pacific Point
5. Isn't this a nice little card for Christmas?  And so SUPER SIMPLE!  What took a few more minutes was cutting of the star for paper-piecing.
Papers: Real Red, Certainly Celery
6.  CASE'd/Inspired by swldebbie on  I paper-pieced the baby carrier.  I used the tip of make-up applicator to color the porcupine (just rub the tip on the ink pad and color!).
Papers: Marina Mist, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Pacific Point

Other Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Fun & Fast Notes
Ink: Early Espresso
Papers: See Above
Accessories: Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Buttons Pack

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thoughts & Prayer All Occasion

I CASE'd this card I found on Jessica's blog HERE.  It uses several elements that I like.  1. The Thoughts and Prayer stampset 2. Baja Breeze cardstock 3. Seam Binding ribbon 4. Framed Tulips embossing folder.
I decided to use a sentiment from the Silhouette Sentiment (Level 1 Hostess set - FREE with $150 order or workshop).

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Thoughts & Prayer
Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Papers: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Accessories: Framed Tulips embossing folder, Seam Binding ribbon in Baja Breeze, generic brad, glitter glue

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sweet Spring

I CASE'd this card from Vicki.  Well, we are having arctic blast this week.  I'm so sick of winter.  Before kids came, we used to vacation in Hawaii at least once in the winter.  Although we were there in September, it's just not the same when you can get away from the damp and cold and go somewhere nice and warm.  Anyways, I thought this Sweet Summer FREE set during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 order would help lift my spirits.  Doesn't this card just say "welcome, spring!" to you?

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Sweet Summer, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink
Papers: Pretty in Pink, In-Color DSP (Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride)
Accessories: Beautiful Wings embosslit, Modern Window punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Border punch, Basic Rhinestones, pink grosgrain ribbon (my stash)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I Won, I Won!

Oh my goodness - I won a BLOG AWARD!!!  This has been just the best month!  I held my very first workshop with friends, and had an awesome time.  Reconnected with a couple of high school friends who are into crafting and may become customers.  I then won some Blog Candy from Nicole (I'll share this with you in another post).  Now this!  And get this.  I won this award from TWO bloggers!  How amazing is this?

Jennifer of TXJenny and Kelli of My Stampin' Pad were so wonderful to give me this special gift.  Thank you Jennifer and Kelli!!  You are the most fabulous bloggers!!  I am super honored that you chose me for this award.  After winning, here is what I am supposed to do:

1) thank the person(s) who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog: See Above for their links.
2) share 8 things about myself
3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
4) leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

Let me share 8 things about myself:

1. I was born and lived in Taiwan until I was 12.  I can still speak Chinese.
2. I have a legal license as a professional drug dealer (pharmacist).
3. I've been married for almost 9 years.
4. I have been a stay-at-home-mom for almost 3 years.
5. My favorite vacation spot is Tahiti (where we had our honeymoon).
6. My second favorite vacation spot is Hawaii.
7. I am totally and completely addicted to stamping.
8. I lived in Ohio for 3 years, while going to graduate school. Conclusion: I'm not a mid-west kinda gal.

I am passing this award onto the following 8 individuals:
Stamping with Gwen
BeeBug Creations
LaLatty's Stamp 'n Stuff
Renees Scrampin Spot Blog
Ink It Up with Jessica Taylor
Cards by Cari
Natural Stampin'
Stampin' with Suzee

Please go visit these fabulously creative ladies, and tell them I sent you! :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spring Birthday

This card was made for my good friend, Joanna, whom I've known since elementary school in another country.  Her birthday is today.  I sure hope the card is going to be in her mailbox today.  I was just slightly late in getting the card out in the mail.  Sorry, Joanna, if you don't get it today!

I CASE'd this card from THIS POST.  Joanna's favorite color is purple.  She's also a bright and sunny person.  So I pulled out the retired Shades of Spring DSP for her card.  I just love the Beautiful Wings embosslit.  There are 5 butterflies, of varying sizes, on one little embosslit.  What a great deal!  I added some Basic Rhinestones to the butterflies and the greeting, because she loves bling! :-)
Sure hope this card brings a smile to my good friend's face.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Orchid Opulence (retired)
Papers: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence (retired), Shades of Spring DSP (retired)
Accessories: Beautiful Wings embosslit, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Modern Window punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Border punch, Basic Rhinestones, So Saffron striped ribbon (retired)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Punch Bunch Birthday With Ice Cream

I saw these cards on Dawn's website, and I just LOVE all these bright colors together.  I just got my Ice Cream Parlor DSP (FREE with $50 purchase!) and Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button (also FREE with $50 purchase).   I could not wait to CASE these cards.
I am loving the fact that I am able to CASE quite a few cards now without having to make do with something because I don't have this item or that item.  Since signing up as a demonstrator, I've splurged on some products that I had been waiting on.  You get a 20% discount on everything as a demonstrator!  What's better is your first order over $150 gets 30% discount.  If you've been contemplating whether to sign up, just do it!  The starter kit is being offered at a 15% discount ($148.75 for over $300 worth of goodies); plus you get another $50 worth of products on top of the stuff that come in your starter kit.  There's no penalty if you drop in the future.  You can sign up just to get the discount. Buy all the stuff you want, then drop.  No demonstrator police will come get you. :-)  You can sign up on my website HERE NOW!  Just click on the Join Now button on the left.
Sorry this picture is a little wonky.  My daughter grabbed it because she loved the card and wanted me to send it to her grandma.  I had to pry it out of her hand and take a picture quick, before she snatched it back.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Punch Bunch (SAB free stamp set), On Your Birthday
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Pacific Point
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Ice Cream Parlor DSP (SAB free item)
Accessories: Ice Cream Parlor ribbon & button (SAB free item), Scalloped Square punch, Modern Window punch, Word Window punch, Scalloped Trim Edge punch, So Saffron Flower Brad, Signo white pen, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sweet Beveled Window

Feeling a little discombobulated this week.  Kiddos getting sick with fever, running nose.  General fussiness all day and half and night makes for a zombie mommy.  I CASE'd this card from Lee Conrey.  I wanted to use this new Sweet Summer set that I got for FREE with purchase of $50+ during Sale-a-Bration, going on now until end of March.  I also got the Beveled Windows pack to play with.  These really add a nice dimension to the cards.  This card was so easy to put together.  But doesn't it look like I slaved over it for more than the 15 minutes I spent??? :-)  I did paper piece the flower that's in the window.  I colored it at first, but didn't like it.  So I just stamped it on DSP and cut it out to put on top.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Sweet Summer (SAB free stamp set), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Papers: Pear Pizzazz DSP
Accessories: Beveled Window, In-Color Poly-Stitched ribbon in Peach Parfait, Modern Window punch, Word Window punch, Basic Rhinestone, twine

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tea Time

Today's card was CASE'd from Laurie.  I finally got the Square Lattice embossing folder, and I wanted to give it a try.  I have also never used this wheel that I got in my Starter Kit, so it was a great card for me to CASE!  No, no, no, I'm not done with that Glimmer Paper yet.  Just love the sparkles!
I used my Stampin' Write marker on the one teacup, so I won't stamp its neighbors.  For the strip itself, I just inked the wheel using my inkpad.  If you don't need to stamp much longer than regular card size, you can save your money on the ink cartridges and just use the inkpad.  A little money saving tip for you at no extra cost today!

BTW, I did something different with my photo today.  Can you tell?  I followed Ilina's tutorial.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Take a Sip wheel, Silhouette Sentiments ("for you")
Ink: Cherry Cobler
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Glimmer Paper, Scalloped Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Two-Step Owl Punch for heart

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sympathy Daisies

I hate making these cards.  I heard about a demonstrator who unexpectedly lost her husband.  Her upline sent out a plea for cards to help comfort her.  I happened to come across a card that I decided to CASE.  I would link you to that card, except, I can't find it anymore.  I'm so sorry to whomever I totally stole this idea from.  If you know, please let me know, so I can update this.  Anyways, I used Concord Crush and Bashful Blue together.  Aren't they serene together?

ETA: I think I CASE'd this card from THIS POST.

The base cardstock is Bashful Blue.  I cut another piece to layer on top in the same color, and ran it through the Big Shot using Framed Tulips embossing folder.
 On the inside, I hadn't gotten my Scalloped Oval and Medium Oval punches yet, so I cut them using Cr*cut.  That's why they're kinda funny looking.  Anyways, I hope the receiver appreciates that there are strangers out there who care.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Upsy Daisy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Concord Crush, Bashful Blue
Papers: Concord Crush, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Cr*cut (Storybook for Scalloped Oval & Oval), Pearl gelpen (non-SU)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Gift

A day late and a dollar short... what else is new, right? :-)
I made a bunch of these awhile ago.  I gave each of my attendees of my workshop one.  HERE's the tutorial.
Once I got the hang of it, it actually went pretty quick.  Don't you just love these owls?  They're just too cute, in my opinion!
I cut the Decorative Label punchout piece in half, then sponged the edges.

This is the inside when opened.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): A Word for You, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Real Red
Papers: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Sending Love DSP (retired, but can be found on Clearance Rack)
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Pinking Hearts border punch, Decorative Label Punch, Two-Step Owl Punch, Ribbon (my stash), Sending Love Chocolate Chip Epoxy Brads (retired), Pearl gelpen

Monday, February 14, 2011

Petal Cone 4 Ways

HappyValentine's Day, everyone!!!  Hope you and yours have a fabulous date today!
I got "talked" into purchasing this Petal Cone die for the Big Shot from Stampin' Up!  I said "talked" because it's via the message board that I was enabled to get this, after seeing various ways of using this die.  This die is quite versatile, as you can see below.  Please note that none of these are my original ideas.  I have seen these made on various blogs and decided to give them a try.

We made this first project for my first workshop as a demonstrator.  Super simple.  We ran the cardstock through the Big Shot couple of times; ran the half scallops through a couple of times (2 pieces at a time).  We then used the Lots of Love letterpress plate, inked with Versamark, for the body of the cone.  Cut out the heart using Glimmer Paper.  Stamped the greeting.  Taped everything together.  That's it!  I was a little apprehensive using the Letterpress plate at first, because I had heard some mixed reviews.  But my review is a resounding, MUST GET!  So easy and so beautiful!
 One thing about the Petal Cone die.  I had seen on the 'net with people recommending using the Crease pad, instead of the cutting pad on top, so you don't cut through the score lines.  OK, I apparently didn't understand the instruction very well.  So I put my cutting plate ON TOP of the crease pad.  Guess what happens when you do that???  My crease pad was cut through, in the shapes of the Petal Cone die!  Aaargh!  It was kind of funny, actually.  But now I have to order myself another crease pad.  D'oh!

These other projects below are also made with the Petal Cone die.  I displayed these for my attendees to see what else you could do with it.  I used Sunny Garden DSP for this one.  After the main pieces were cut, there's no need for embellishing, since the paper is so pretty.  I cut out these little hearts and put them on each of the petals.  I printed this stamp from My Digital Studio, rounded the corners, and mounted on the Decorative Label punch cutout.
 Aren't these ice cream cones so cute?  I have also seen various bloggers make these.  But I copied after Barb (my upline!) for this particular one.  I would have used the Perfect Details Texturz Plate.  Except, as I alluded to earlier, my crease pad was out of commission.  So I used a non-SU embossing folder.  And that's because I hadn't gotten my Square Lattice folder yet.  Topped with Glimmer Paper.  Hehehe.  Do you think I like this paper???
 Lastly, please excuse the very amateurish looking box here.  I was just playing to see how the box is made.  Then I saw THIS ONE by Holly.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Teeny Tiny Wishes, Love What You Do (MDS), Unknown rabbit
Ink: Melon Mambo, Versamark, gold
Papers: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Sunny Garden DSP, Raspberry Lemonade DSP (retired)
Accessories: Petal Cone Die for Big Shot, Lots of Love Letterpress Plate, Word Window Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1" circle punch, Heart from Two-step Owl Punch, Embossing folder (non-SU)

Friday, February 11, 2011

No 3-D

I lied.... can't show you the 3-D item we made at the workshop last weekend.  Spending some quality time with the kiddos.  Will post pics this weekend!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Workshop Project #3

I demo'd this card at the beginning of the workshop.  I used Framed Tulips embossing folder to show everyone how easy and quick using a Big Shot can be.  And the result was gorgeous!
Next, I showed how to ink up the stamp, I used Just Believe with this one.  Then using a Blender Pen, you can "erase" the colors; and add colors back using markers.  Also super easy and high impact.  I then rubbed the edges of the image piece with Certainly Celery, using a makeup applicator.

Finishing off the card, I used Modern Label Punch and Word Window Punch.  Gotta love these two punches.  So wonderful for layering.  There's quite a bit of sentiments that will fit in that Word Window Punch.  This one from the same Just Believe set, fits perfectly.

Last, but not least, I added Basic Pearls.  Our Basic Pearls come in a pack of 150, PLUS 3 long strands that can be cut apart.  I was at M's the other day and saw that there were packages of pearls and rhinestones, at a cost of $5.99 per 24!  Even with a trusty coupon, they were still much higher in cost than the Stampin' Up! ones.  I didn't look for all the different packages they had throughout the different sections of the store.  But still, I think the Stampin' Up! Basic Pearls and Basic Rhinestones are very cost effective.  And you get different sizes of pearls, too.

Oh, forgot to mention one more thing that was very cost effective through Stampin' Up!.  The Dimensionals!  I popped up the center panel and the punched greeting.  I love using Dimensionals.  They make such a nice 3-d effect.  Ours are 1/16" thick, which I like because it's not too high.  I found at M's, they were 1/8" thick, making it just a little high sometimes.  Also, you won't believe the cost.  Stampin' Up!'s Dimensionals come in a pack of 300, at $3.95.  Guess how much big box was?  $4.99 for a pack of 112!  Even with a coupon, it's still not worth it to get it at M's.

Friday I will show you the 3-D item we made.  We sure made some great projects, didn't we?  And it didn't take each of them very long.  See, everyone can stamp!  It's so easy and therapeutic.  Aboveall, we had SO. MUCH. FUN!!!

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Just Believe
Ink: Certainly Celery
Papers: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Blender Pen, Stampin' Write Markers in So Saffron & Pumpkin Pie, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Workshop Project #2

Here's the second card we made at the workshop.  It was super easy to put together.  This card probably took less than 10 minutes per person.  Everyone LOVED working with the Big Shot.  The embossing is just so quick and so beautiful.  It really adds to the card.  If you haven't gotten yours yet, see the offer on THIS POST.
This card uses the Pun Fun set (again, I know!  It's just too versatile and too cute to not use it!)  I showed my attendees my set of Pun Fun valentine cards.  In addition, I showed another set of all-occasions Pun Fun cards, to let them see all the images and how versatile this set is.  Even with this color combination, I made another couple more.  I just can't stop myself!

P.S.  New My Digital Studio digital downloads available today!
My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Pun Fun
Ink: Early Espresso
Papers: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso
Accessories: Embossing Folder, Satin Ribbon-Early Espresso, Brads (non-SU), Stampin' Write Markers (Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Workshop Project #1

I had my very first workshop this past Saturday.  Boy, was it a lot of fun!  I will be showing you the projects that we made this week.  The first one came about because I wanted to showcase the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.
And I just used a heart punch on the Glimmer Paper.  Remember I told you it is GORGEOUS?  Well, it received a round of applause from my group!  Haha!  I think this card was inspired by Kriss.  Honestly, I don't remember who I might have CASE'd this from.  I googled and surfed the net for awhile for some easy cards to make using this Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, that I think I lost track.  If I CASE'd you or someone you know, please let me know so I can give proper credit and link back.  I "dotted" the center of the flowers by punching out the tiniest circle from the Two-Step Owl Punch.  I'm not sure if I told you, but I LOVE this punch.  Not only does it make the cutest owls, it's so versatile.  I use the heart and the different sized circles all the time.  Where else can you get the owl, 3 circle sizes and a heart punch for the low price of $16.95???  Only at Stampin' Up! baby!  You can get it through my store HERE.  I decided to NOT ask the workshop attendees deal with the tiny little circles, however.  We just colored them in using marker.

Here is another version.  Here, I used the Ornament punch turned sideways for the fish.  I don't know where I CASE'd this from, either.  I've seen these fish made with this punch quite a bit, too, so it's hard to give proper credit.  I used a Q-Tip, rubbed on the Cherry Cobbler inkpad, then colored the center of the flowers and the swirl.
I made this card before I got my Glimmer Paper.  I used Stickles, then added Crystal Effects.  I just wanted to see the effect of this vs. Glimmer Paper when I had it.  Can you see the difference???  Night and day!  That Glimmer Paper rocks! :D

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Teeny Tiny Wishes, Picture This (retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Ornament Punch, Two-Step Owl Punch, googly eyes (non-SU), embossing folder (non-SU), Stickles (non-SU), Crystal Effects

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sweet Late-zy Sunday

I saw this sketch last week and I wanted to use it.  However, I didn't make it in time before Mr. Linky closed.  Oh well.  This is the sketch.
I had this one piece of scrap retired DSP lying on my (very messy) table.  It was the perfect size for this challenge.  So I took the colors in this paper and made a card.

This is the first time I've used Every Little Bit stamp set.  I thought the images were cute and versatile.  I hope to use it more often in the very near future.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Every Little Bit, A Word for You
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry (retired)
Papers: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry (retired), Raspberry Lemonade DSP (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Trim Edge Punch, embossing folder (non-SU), Melon Mambo polka-dot ribbon (retired), Cr*cut

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Big Shot Bonus!

Have you been thinking of getting a Big Shot lately?  I use my Big Shot on almost every single card I make.  It is so versatile and so easy to use.  It's hard NOT to use it all the time!

If you've been drooling over the Big Shot, now is the time to get one!  During Sale-a-Bration (SAB) you'll get so much more for your dollars

Here is some food for thought for you in considering purchasing a Big Shot through Stampin' Up!

Big Shot Bundle (this is only a suggestion):

1 Big Shot $99.95
1 Bigz Die $21.95
1 Embosslit $11.95
1 Embossing Folder $7.95
1 Perfect Details Texturz Plates $3.95
1 Impressions Pad  $5.95 (needed to use the Texturz Plates)
1 Silicone Rubber  $5.95 (needed to use the Texturz Plates)
Total BEFORE S/H & Tax       $157.65
This qualifies for 3 FREE Sale-a-Bration sets (valued up to $44.85).
AND 1 FREE Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set (value approximately $20)
AND $15 FREE Merchandise
BONUS: I will give you one Big Shot class for FREE ($20 value)
You get a total of almost $100 in FREEBIES with this purchase!!!

You won't be able to get all these free bonus goodies from a Big Box store, or online.  Only with me and Stampin' Up!  What are you waiting for?  Place your order today.  You can email me or go through my website HERE.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Mojo

I was originally inspired by this card by The Paper Addict.  The card was following Mojo Monday's sketch.  Here's the sketch.
I liked how she used the Flower, Daisy#2 die for the Big shot for the round element.  I bought my die awhile ago but hadn't used it yet.  This was a good chance to get it out to play.

And I was still on the Pun Fun kick, but didn't want to do another Valentine card, so I picked these happy colors.  The color choice came from my Sunny Garden DSP.  I found that when I need some good color combinations, I just have to look at my DSP packs.  Aren't these such happy colors?

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Pun Fun
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pear Parfait
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade Patterns DSP
Accessories: Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly ribbon, Flower Designer Brad, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Flower Daisies #2 die, embossing folder (non-SU), silver brads (non-SU)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baby Pun

Ok, so I can't stop using Pun Fun.  Hey, aren't you glad that I can get so much mileage out of this one stamp set??? :)  Today's card was CASE'd from CarrollAnn.  She CASE'd hers from someone else.  So it goes in the internet world, eh?
I paper-pieced the hippo using the In-Color patterns DSP.  The balloon got a touch of Stickles treatment, as did the sentiment.  Probably hard to see, but I was just trying to see it makes the sentiment stand out a little.  I used my small circle punch that I've had for ages and inserted just a corner into the punch to make it look like the Ticket punch.  I didn't have the balloon stamp like CarrollAnn's card.  So I just stamped the hippo in all different directions on the cardstock.

Sweet card, isn't it?  I think I will send this card to my cousin, who is expecting a girl in April.

P.S. New Digital Downloads today.  It includes the Top Note Die shape for only $0.95!!!  See HERE.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Pun Fun, Warm Regards (retired)
Ink: Early Espresso
Papers: Blush Blossom, Early Espresso, Blush Blossom Patterns DSP
Accessories: Modern Label punch, Early Espresso Satin ribbon, embossing folder (non-SU), Cr*cut, Liquid Pearl (non-SU), small circle punch (non-SU), Stickle (non-SU)
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