I tried pleating card stock to make an additional detail on this card. See what you think -
I used the smooth Very Vanilla card stock - but this set looks even better on textured Very Vanilla or Whisper White. It gives it a kind of cross stitched look. The pleats are okay - but not very stable. I used a 1/4 inch pleat - maybe try an 1/8 inch. (I'm my own critic today!)
Supplies Stamp Sets - Fresh Vintage, Elementary Elegance card stock - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP, In Colors Pattern Paper pack Ink - Early Espresso Stampin Write Markers - Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait Etc - Framelits Label dies, Scallop Trim border punch, Simply Scored, Basic Pearls, Sticky Strip, Petals a Plenty embossing folder
I cased this layout from someone on Stampin Connections - and now I can't find it (hate when I do that!) I changed the placement and kept the colors. Sprinkled Expressions is a SAB set - free with a $50 purchase!
Supplies Stamp Set - Sprinkled Expressions Card stock - Whisper White, Real Red Ink - Real Red Etc - Edglelit die and Adorning Accents embossing folder, Real Red satin ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
My lack of memory probably comes from cutting out 80 flip cards. I have weird measurements running through my brain. Go figure! Enjoy! Hugs, Fran
There are several sets in the Sale a bration catalog from the Idea Book and Catalog - and you can get them free with a $50 product order! One of them is Party This Way - a favorite of mine! (You may hear this a few more times from me because several of my favorites made the SAB mini!) Here's a 3 x 6 using Party This Way -
I made a mask out of a Post It note and stamped the front of the card with lots of balloons. On a separate piece of Whisper White, I stamped more balloons and cut them out. Before I adhered them with Dimensionals, I drew the lines for the strings. Then I added a few popped up balloons.
Supplies Stamp Set - Party This Way card stock - Whisper White (!) Ink - Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink Stampin Write Marker - Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight Etc - 1/8 Daffodil Delight ribbon, spritzer
Here's a 3 x 6 Valentine using Pretty Postage. I love how these stamps work with the 1" square punch and the postage stamp punch - it just makes things so much easier. For this card I masked off the 24/7 with tape until the last heart - little tiny pieces of tape!
Supplies Stamp Sets - Pretty Postage, p.s. I Love You card stock - Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black Ink - Real Red, Basic Black Etc - Pinking Hearts border punch, 1/8 Real Red ribbon, 1" and Postage Stamp punches
I saw these owls on Creating the Hive attributed to Kerry's Paper Crafts. They are created using the Big Shot Pillow Box die. Aren't they cute? I couldn't resist having them hold a paper chain of hearts!
I tried two different ways to do the "feathers" on the owls. The one of the left (Melon Mambo) uses the 3/4" circle punch to make the feathers. Each one is attached separately The one on the right (Pumpkin Pie) uses the Big Shot Tasteful Trim die. Can you see the difference?
Supplies Stamp Set - Candy Conversation (Occasions Mini) card stock - Melon Mambo/Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight Stampin Write Markers - Indigo Island, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight Etc - Big Shot Pillow Box die, Tasteful Trim/3/4" circle punch, 1" and 3/4" circle punches, Trio Heart punch, Oval punch, Basic Rhinestones
So while I was playing around I decided to see if this little guy could be used as a party favor for my daughter's graduation this spring -
I have to admit it - I wasn't thrilled with the little gnome set. (Don't tell!) But I earned it for free and was bound and determined not to let it collect dust! And I was wrong! (Don't tell that either - especially to my kids!) It's darling! I am guilty of sometimes getting my mind set stuck somewhere it shouldn't be. So I challenged myself to create a card with the gnome and here it is -
The lantern and mushrooms are popped up to give dimension.
Supplies Stamp Set - Gnome Sweet Gnome card stock - Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, watercolor paper, Paisley Petals DSP Ink - Jet Black Stazon, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Blush Blossom Etc - Square Lattice embossing folder, Designer Label punch, Old Olive brad, Scallop Circles #2 die, Circle Cutter, 2 1/2 circle punch
I'm interrupting the sneak peeks to share a sample I did for a friend who's daughter is getting married this summer. She (the bride) wants a card for her "save the date" magnets. I have to say, I think these magnets are very cool - stick it on my refrigerator and then it's in front of me all the time and maybe I'll remember! She wanted lots of color and something fun so I made a flip-flop card. Her colors are red/turquoise - we're still working on those - so for the sample I used Cherry Cobbler and Baja Breeze.
But it didn't photograph very well. This is a 3 x 6 card made with the upcoming Sale a bration set Fresh Vintage. I realized after I had made it that the embosslit is retired. I stamped the floral image in Whisper White and then stamped over it - slightly off (yes, I meant to do that) in Early Espresso. In real life, it's not so blurry - promise!
Supplies Stamp Set - Fresh Vintage, Elementary Elegance (SAB sets) card stock - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla Ink - Craft Whisper White, Early Espresso Etc - Simple Flower embosslit (retired), 1/8 Very Vanilla taffeta,
It's funny how I look at the photo as I'm putting it up and start thinking about how I would change it! Enjoy - Hugs, Fran