Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pansy Punch Art for PPA87

This is another version of my previous pansy card but I used Summer Sun ribbon instead of Lavender Lace. The pansies were made with the Extra Large Butterfly Punch cut out of Shimmer White cardstock. Thus my entry for Pals Paper Arts Punch challenge. I video tutorial by Dawn Olchefske helped me create the pansies. This is her blog and you will have to navigate to find her You Tube video tutorial called Butterfly Pansies Punch Art. Hope you have as much fun as I have making these easy little spring flowers. Happy Spring...I think! (It snowed here yesterday!!)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pretty Pansies

I have wanted to make these little pansies and just got the Butterfly Extra Large Punch. After punching out some butterflies, I placed them on a thick layer of paper towels. Then I spritzed them heavily with water. With my Aqua Painter I picked up a drop of Lavender Lace reinker and dropped onto the outside of the butterflies. I then used another Aqua Painter and pulled out a drop of Summer Sun reinker and placed in the middle of the butterflies. All the color flows together. After they dried, I used a Black Stampin Marker and drew the stamens. 2 butterflies are put together with a rhinestone brad. This card uses Newsprint DSP for my background and some died satin ribbon in Lavender Lace. Can't wait to try some other colors for my pansies!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pillow Top Valentines

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The Pillow Box die makes a perfect little Valentine gift! There is room for 3 little candy bars. I put my Pillow Box die through my Big Shot using last years Stampin Up DSP in Pretty in Pink and Real Red. I punched out little tags and cut bows to wrap around the boxes. I found a pink basket and just punched out some Pretty in Pink and Real Red cardstock with the Heart punch and then embossed some of the hearts with embossing folders and glued them onto the outside rim of this basket. I am taking this to my coworkers ( my fun part time job at Coldwater Creek!)

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Masculine Valentine

All I can seem to do right now is crank out Valentines! So of course I needed to make one for my sweet hubby. The Pals Paper Arts Challenge sketch provided the inspiration because all I could see in that rectangle was the word "LOVE!" I should not justify buying anymore designer paper with all my retired Stampin Up! stash and that is just what I used for my background for this card. The Filled With Love stamp set provided the LOVE but I went back to Love You Much stamp set for the Feb. 14 sentiment punched out with the Round Tab punch. Real Red is my ink, ribbon and cardstock color and a sweet little cordory button adds a bit of interest.I gathered up the red ribbon by putting down a strip of sticky strip tape and just folding it a bit at the top and bottom of the white rectangle. Hope you have a wonderful week! After a week of snow, I am looking forward to a big melt!
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentines for Friends

Today I had two special friends come over to make Valentines and to have lunch. They were quite creative in the variety of designs we came up with using punches, retired DSP and ribbons. Thought you might enjoy seeing some of our creations. We will make very similar cards in an upcoming workshop! Love You Much is the stamp set I used here.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunflower Wishes

Well, this card was suppose to be for Pals Paper Arts, make a card with a button challenge, but I just missed it!!! I used the bird punch wings for the flower petals and distressed the edges with Basic Brown. Old Olive cardstock is the base for the embossed background using the Petals-a-Plenty folder. I used retired Summer Sun for my flowers and of course some retired cordoroy buttons with a skinny strip of Summer Sun through the middle. Tag punch is for my sentiment "wish" and this card goes to someone special this month of many birthdays! Hope you are having a great week so far!!

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Monday, September 27, 2010


For this Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge, I used my Leaves #2 die again and then embossed the leaves! I taped them down to the Brown cardstock then trimmed the edges so they would fit the base. I secured my ribbon first with sticky strip then folded and laid it down. A little cordoroy button with a strip of brown cardstock for the "thread" is safely secured with a little glue dot. Then the sentiment was stamped on this Cricut shape and popped up with some Dimentionals. The sentiment is from the Season of Friendship stamp set. It finally got "cold" here in Cincinnati and finally it feels like fall!!! Hope you have a great week! Blessings!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Curtain Call #48

I wanted to use this new Leaves Die #2! So the Curtain Call Challenge provided the colors which are bright and fun! I also used the Bigz Two Tags Die for the sentiment and lined if with the DSP. The leaves are made from Hostess Level 1 stack and I distressed the edges a bit with my Rich Razzleberry. I love the textured Rich Razzelberry which provides the background, layered on top of the Peach Parfait textured cardstock as well. The new In Color ribbon tops off this card and a red rhinestone brad ads a bit of bling! If you can see, I stamped French Foliage leaves in the challenge colors on the little tag with the sentiment from the Holiday Mini "Seasonal Sentiments." This set will take me through every holiday this winter!

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Paper Players #16 and SU Only Challenge

My latest award!

Wow, I started my substitute teaching 2 weeks ago and I am pooped out by the end of the day, so stamping has gone by the wayside for awhile. But I am glad to be back to play along with The Paper Players and SU Only Challenges and the fun Leaves #2 die I just got! I have several ideas for this die and can't wait to use the fabric I purchased awhile ago for another project to share! This card uses last year's SU fall DSP which had the beautiful browns and Night of Navy colors in it. I cut out my leaves from that DSP and used my French Foliage for the background of the squares and Thinking of You sentiment and also stamped the middle leaf with some veins from the larger this set because it seems so real! Adding the new Glitter Brights brads was fun and what you can't see is the Champaign Mist Glimmer paint that dazzles up the edges of the leaves and the squares as well. Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear what you think! Are you enjoying the fall? Love this season sooo much! Blessings and Joy!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Curtain Call Act 46

For this Curtain Call Challenge I chose the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set paired with the same embossing folder which I sent through my Big Shot using the Top Note Die. I stamped the flowers onto the challenge colors ( see sidebar )and gave them a rhinestone center. Some Tangerine Tango ribbon and some stamping on Whisper White with the same color and a bit of Wild Wasabi distressing added the depth I wanted to add around the edges. I rounded the edges of the card with my corner rounder for a softer finish too. This will become a birthday card to someone special I am sure! I hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments too!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Curtain Call Challenge (Act 45)

I absolutely LOVE the colors for this Curtain Call Color Challenge...Pear Pizazz, Concord Crush, and Crumb Cake. So this card was created with 2 stamp sets I got at a Stampaway Convention last year. The flowers were colored in with SU markers and the cardstock and ribbon from the new In Colors. I put the Concord Crush through the Lattice embossing folder for my background. Love the texture it gives any card. I also sponged around the edges of each flower section with Crumb Cake to soften the white background. This will be my card entry for the CC Challenge, but I was on a roll and made 2 more cards with these colors because I thought the combo was so lovely. The other 2 cards are below...let me know which one you like best:) and thank you so much for stopping by. I am blessed by your blog friendship!

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pinwheel Pizzaz for Paper Players

It's "anything goes" at the Paper Pl ayers challenge blog! So I will continue with my pinwheel obsession and offer my 3 pinwheel card! I love these happy little embellishments. This time I found some retired Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and made my pinwheels 2 inch squares to fit on the card. Little buttons, with a thin piece of cardstock in the center to look like thread, create a focal point and a scalloped circle punch in Melon Mambo sets them off. A strip of textured crushed curry and a sweet little sentiment popped up with a dimentional makes this card complete! Hope you are having a wonderful week! Blessings to you and thank you for stopping by!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Curtain Call and PPA

For this challenge card I incorporated the color challenge at Curtain Call and the sketch challenge at PPA! I wanted to try this little pin wheel idea and thought the colors were great for this card! I used the Hostess Level 1 DSP pack for the pinwheel using the Poppy. My trusty little "A Flower for All Seasons" stamp set gave this card the light hearted feel I was going for. I think it will make a sweet Get Well card. The rhinestone brads add that bit of "bling." Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment! I love hearing from my visitors! Have a wonderful weekend too!

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