Friday, September 28, 2012

Postage Due

Tell me how much you like this card?!!  I {heart} this.  Seriously.  Can I say that about my own card?  LOL.  I first saw an idea from Dawn that I've wanted to CASE.  Then I saw THIS from my upline, Barb.  If you know me, I operate in the non-precision-required, non-complicated mode.  So when I saw Barb's card, I just had to break into one of my newly acquired stamp sets and get to work right away.  The two-tone coloring on the main image is simply made by swirling two different sponges inked with the corresponding inks.  The result is truly magnificent.  It looks vintage-y, and looks like you may have spent a tone of time, but it merely took a minute.  Seriously.  I cut the main piece at 3 1/2" by 4 1/4"; with the Marina Mist mat at 3 3/4" x 4 1/2".  There is also a coordinating Postage Stamp punch that easily punches out these cute stamps.  Next time I would probably lightly sponge the edges of the stamps.  I just cut 2 small pieces of ribbon and adhere to the card base.  You can fold a longer piece, but it might make your main image buckle a little bit.  Anyways, this was a super duper quick card that offers quite a bit.  I didn't have any sentiments on here, because I didn't think it needed it.

The ribbon used is another one of the ribbons you can get for free this month with each $40 in orders.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Postage Due
Ink: Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, So Saffron
Papers: Midnight Muse, Marina Mist,
Accessories: Postage Stamp punch, Midnight Muse stitched satin ribbon

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Scrappy Friendship? Nah

I CASE'd this card from my good friend, Pam.  I love the idea that she used scraps for her card.  I didn't have any scraps to use, so I just cut up a few pieces of DSP from Festival of Prints pack in the Holiday Catalog.  I love the vibe these papers together give.  And the card was super easy to put together.  The main image is from Friendship Preserves, also from the Holiday Catalog.  It has a nice Window Frames framelits to coordinate with this set.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Friendship Preserves
Ink: Island Indigo
Papers: Lucky Limeade, Festival of Prints DSP
Accessories: Window Frames framelits, Early Espresso Baker's Twine ribbon

Monday, September 24, 2012

Manly Clock

In one of my online groups for demonstrators, there was a bit of discussion regarding neglected colors of late.  River Rock and Bravo Burgundy got quite a bit of votes.  People also seem to have love/hate relationship with Summer Starfruit.  Well, one of the demos, Shannon, went and made a card with these colors.  I couldn't resist in copying it with minor changes, because she did such a nice job.  I don't think she's posted her card to her blog yet, so I don't have a direct link for you to see.  Sorry.  But here you can see how nicely masculine this card is with those lovely colors, can't you?

The ribbon used is one of the ribbons you can get for free this month with each $40 in orders.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Clockworks, Made for You
Ink: River Rock, Bravo Burgundy, Summer Starfruit
Papers: River Rock, Bravo Burgundy, Summer Starfruit
Accessories: Chevron embossing folder, Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wedding Cake

My brother and sister-in-law were in town for a friend's wedding last weekend.  They had requested a wedding card from me.  So, the afternoon of the wedding, I sat down to make what I thought was a quick wedding card.  Well, I decided I didn't like my original idea, so I went searching.  I had THIS ONE saved in my files and thought it looked easy enough for CASE.  To spare you the details, this took me quite a bit longer than the quick 15minutes I wanted to spend.  I am quite pleased with the result, though.

Here are some close-up pictures.
I used some interesting combination of products here.  The background is Summer Starfruit and Early Espresso.  The pedestal is made by using the retired-Round Tab punch, then oval punch to take away some of the thickness of the pedestal.  The green cardstock is the retired-Pear Pizzazz (**sniff** I hope it comes back in the next color renovation).  The white satin/sheer ribbon is something that was on my desk, I have no clue where it came from.  Is it SU?  I had a strip of cardstock with Scallop Trim border punch under that ribbon.  The leaves are from the Two-Step Bird punch.  The flowers are from the Itty Bitty punch pack.  The tag on top is stamped with Tiny Tags stamp set; and punched with Jewelry Tag punch.  Each cake layer is a small strip of cardstock, with a piece of 1/8" Early Espresso ribbon.  I rounded the cake layers free-handed.  Partially because I forgot to do it before glueing it down.   The cake is popped up with dimensionals on the back.  The card itself is rounded off with the retired-corner rounder.  Oh, the whole thing was 4.75" x 4.75" so that it would fit in my 5"x5" envelope I had from a decade ago.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Just Simple Believable

Today's card is CASE'd from Deb.  I love the simplicity of this card.  The Extra Large Oval punch fits perfectly inside the Oval Designer Frame embossing folder.  I love things that coordinate in the Stampin' Up! world, don't you? :)

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Just Believe
Ink: Soft Suede
Papers: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Designer Frames embossing folder, Extra Large Oval punch, Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon
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