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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tempting Vintage Vogue

This uses the same directions as the previous card. You can tell from the picture, how the various colors are to be used.

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue,
Card Stock: Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, gold brad, dimensionals

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lavender Vintage Vogue

This uses the same directions as the previous card. You can tell from the picture, how the various colors are to be used.

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue,
Card Stock: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, gold brad, dimensionals

Friday, February 19, 2010

Cameo Vintage Vogue

This is the first of a series of cards I made using the Vintage Vogue stamp set. I got the idea for these cards here and then just took the Color Coach and began spinning the wheel. It has some interesting combinations which I was more than happy to try out. These would be GREAT for birthday cards, thinking of you cards, thank you cards, anytime you want to send something special to that special friend. I really liked how they all turned out. Hope you do too.

It's hard to see in the photo, but there's a design on the Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery panels, using the Very Vintage jumbo wheel. Wheel the pattern on the Apricot Appeal base card with Apricot Appeal ink. Wheel the Certainly Celery mat with the same wheel and Certainly Celery ink. Stamp the Friends stamp and large flower on Whisper White CS. Cut out flower and friends image. Stamp smaller flower on Whisper White CS in Certainly Celery ink and cut out.
Mat Friends image to Certainly Celery CS.

Punch one side of Cameo Coral CS with Scallop Trim Border Punch. Wrap length of ribbon around and tie in bow. Adhere to Certainly Celery mat and adhere to card front. Attach Friends mat to front. Layer flower pieces with brad and attach to upper corner of card with dimensionals

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Card Stock: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, gold brad, dimensionals

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pink Valentine #2

OK, gotta get these posted before Valentine's Day is here and gone! I have to try to get mine out in the mail tomorrow. We're supposed to have a big show storm with 10-14" of snow by the time it's all over and I hope my mailman can get through! I think Wednesday is going to be more of a problem than Tuesday.

Anyway, here's the last of the Valentine cards. It's technique is pretty much the same as the previous embossed red card. So, here's the picture, directions and the recipe.

The Regal Rose sheet is sprayed with the Pearl Ex mist and then run through the embossing folder while still wet. This helps to make a more pronounced impression. Set aside to dry.

In the meantime, stamp the Valentine stamp from Holiday Best on a scrap of Shimmer paper and punch out with Wide Oval Punch.

Attach the Regal Rose to the base card of Real Red. Using the Scalloped Oval Punch, punch through both layers of CS in the lower right hand corner. Position the Valentine punchout behind the opening, and attach to the inside back of the card so that it's centered through the opening.

Wrap and tie a length of ribbon around the card. Use the Stickles on the centers of the flowers.

Recipe:
Stamps: Holiday Best
Paper: Shimmer Paper, Real Red CS, Regal Rose CS,
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Wide Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Frosted Lace Stickles, White Shimmer Mist made from 2 parts Pearl Ex pigment,1 part Gum Arabic, and water, mini spray bottle

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Red Valentine #2

I love using our embossing folders! I think I got this idea online, but can't remember if I saw it in Splitcoast or someone's blog. If you see your card here, please let me know and I'll give proper credit.

I read somewhere where you could mix the Stampin' Up! shimmer paint with rubbing alcohol to make a shimmer mist. Since I couldn't find my rubbing alcohol, I did something a little different. I mixed 2 parts Pearl Ex pigment powder with 1 part Gum Arabic and mixed with water. Works just as well. The Real Red sheet is sprayed with the Pearl Ex mist and then run through the embossing folder while still wet. This helps to make a more pronounced impression. Set aside to dry. (by the way, this looks WAY better in real life!)

In the meantime, stamp the Valentine stamp from Holiday Best on a scrap of Shimmer paper and punch out with Wide Oval Punch.

Attach the Real Red to the base card of Regal Rose. Using the Scalloped Oval Punch, punch through both layers of CS in the upper right hand corner. Position the Valentine punchout behind the opening, and attach to the inside back of the card so that it's centered through the opening.

Wrap and tie a length of ribbon around the card.

Recipe:
Stamps: Holiday Best
Paper: Shimmer Paper, Real Red CS, Regal Rose CS,
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Wide Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Gold Shimmer Mist. mini spray bottle

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pink Valentine #1

This card is the same as the red one except I used Pixie Pink. It's made exactly the same. How easy is that?

Recipe:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Raspberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pixie Pink
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Modern Label Punch, pink grosgrain ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Red Valentine #1

I guess it's time for me to get with the program and post some seasonal cards. After all, Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away and you need time to make cards. This is one of the cards that I made up as a sample for a card group that I hosted last Sunday. There was only one lady there (the other one had to cancel) but we had fun, just the two of us and I got to make everything again too. This card turned out to be easier to make that I'd originally thought.

I started out with a strip of Whisper White card stock that I'd zipped through the Big Shot in a Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. Another strip of Whisper White was punched with the Eyelet border punch and attached to the back of the bottom of the polka dot piece. A length of red grosgrain ribbon tied with a faux bow was attached to cover up the juncture of the two white pieces, and this was attached to a base card of Real Red card stock.

Three hearts were punched out of Real Red Designer Series paper pack which was a level 1 hostess item in a previous catalog. These hearts were attached with dimensionals.

Happy Valentine's Day was stamped in Real Red ink on a scrap of Whisper White, punched out with the Modern Label punch and attached to the card front.

Recipe:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Real Red Designer Series Paper
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Modern Label Punch, red grosgrain ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Keeping Hands Warm On Cold Winter Days

I made up a lot of items for my church's holiday craft and bake sale which was held the past 2 Sundays.  I was so busy making up things,...