Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fun Fold Card

I got today's card in a swap over the weekend. It was made by Lori Helvick (http://createwithlori2.blogspot.com/ )

Look at how fun this is! This is the front:


Then you fold the decorated flap back and viola! An ice cream cone! :)


Lori used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (which is on sale right now!!!)  when she designed her card. 
And this is what it looks like totally opened. How cute is that?!

I hope you all have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Blooms & Bliss card share

Happy Thursday!
I received this card in a swap on Saturday as well. It was made by a fellow demonstrator, Laura Roethle. Isn't it pretty?

Laura also used the stitched circle framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits. Those are a must have in any stampers tools IMHO. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card share. :) 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hero Card

I have a quick & simple card for you today. 
I made these for our local law enforcement agencies. Hubby asked what I did that made me have to suck up, LOL! Honestly, it was an idea that one of my fellow Stampin' Up! demos had. I liked it so much that I had to do it too. I think our law enforcement personnel are often under-appreciated and I wanted to share some positive vibes with them. 
I hope it brightened their day a bit :) 


The card base is Night of Navy cardstock. I used the Regals DSP stack, Silver Glimmer Paper and the My Hero & Timeless Textures to complete the card & envelope. The Hero sentiment was punched out using our Best Badge punch

And that's it! Easy-Peasy card :) 

I hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Diarama Card


Welcome to another week! Today is the last card from our technique swap. It was designed by Sue Boerner ( http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinsueb/blog ) . It's a diarama card made from the Balloon Adventures bundle. This technique makes a shadow box type of image. So cool! Sue used the Festive Birthday DSP. This DSP is retiring soon so get it while you can!


 And I love this diarama card so much, I had to embellish the inside by coloring the balloons and the banner, but I forgot to take a picture of it. 
😡

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stained Glass Technique

Hello Weekend! 😁

Today I get to meet with my stampin' sisters, the Stray Ducklings. I just love my time with these women. They are inspirational, caring, supportive and of course they share my love of paper crafting!

Speaking of which, I have two cards today compliments of those gals. Both cards use the same technique - Stained Glass. 

The first card was made by me but designed by Mary Heinzman ( http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/marycarolscards/ ) Mary used the Playful Backgrounds stamp set. She stamped them on Vellum using Versamark Ink then heat embossed them with our Silver Embossing Powder. She used her Regals Stampin' Write Markers to color in the backside of her embossed image. Viola! Stained Glass! I just love this card! It's so bright & cheery! 

The second card was made by me but designed by Bonnie Alexander ( http://aliveandstamping.blogspot.com/ ). Bonnie used the recently retired and sold-out Stylish Stems thinlets die and the Petal Burst embossing folder for her card. We attached a piece of Vellum on the back of the cutout and sponged Sweet Sugarplum on it to get this effect. Soft, subtle and elegant all at the same time!

The finishing touches are the sentiment from the Special Reason stamp set & the Sweet Sugarplum ribbon (Hurry! They're on sale, while supplies last!

I hope you get to enjoy the rest of your weekend being creative. 
Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Label Technique

Woohoo! It's Friday! I hope you have a weekend full of fun adventures planned. 

Right now, my wonderful nephew, Sam, & I are enjoying Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, Wisconsin. We drove to Janesville last night and spent the night so we could be closer to all the excitement (and get there early) today. Sam is my partner-in-crime with all things horse related. I'm so blessed to have him to share my horse-crazy passion! I'm looking forward to a Summer full of adventure with him, Sunny & Cisco. This is his first horse fair experience and I'm excited to be seeing it all through his eyes. 🐴


Now, onto our card. Today's card was designed by Miss Linda Pohl. Linda is my close friend and the one who introduced me to cardmaking (I started off as a scrapbooker with no interest in making cards! 😲😲) And now she's created a monster! I can't get enough of paper crafting!

Linda stamped the images above onto four mailing labels using the Sheltering Tree stamp set. She then stuck each label taking care to keep them evenly spaced on a Basic Black card. 

Isn't that a cool effect? Easy peasy, right?!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Avant Garden

Happy Throwback Thursday! 

I don't normally show cards that utilize retired product, but I just love this card and the colors we used. This card was CASEd from Debbie Kramer who CASEd it from someone else. I believe it's made it's way throughout Pinterest. Anyhow, I changed the colors to some of my faves. 


The flower and sentiment were stamped using Avant Garden and the lace was stamped using Delicate Details - both from our recent Sale-A-Bration. 
The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is the current Neutrals Stack which is retiring in a few weeks. Get it now before it's gone, gone, gone! 


If you are looking for retired products please contact me. I might just have it and be willing to sell it. 😉
I hope you enjoyed today's card. Please come back tomorrow for a new current card. 

Happy Stamping!