Oct 31, 2011

Vintage Stocking Gift Card Holder

I love this stocking die cut and the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock and Holly Berry designer paper to cut the stocking out. I accented with Wild Wasabi cardstock and button. The Cherry Cobbler Ribbon was stapled on and covered with the button using a glue dot. The Merry Christmas was stamped in Early Espresso from the Christmas Lodge set. I also used the scallop punch on the accent strip of Wild Wasabi. Natural twine was used on the button.Have a great day.
Brenda Anderson

Oct 26, 2011

Grandmas Trunk Cards week 3 in 12 weeks of Christmas

This card was inspired by Jan Rodrian. I did however change it a little. I used the stamp set Pines and Poinsettias (123762) Just let me say I am going to add another picture so you get the total feel of the card. It is very textured. I used 2 embossing folders
Framed Tulips (121809) and Vintage Wallpaper (120175)The base card is 8.5 x 5.5 The second layer is 4 x 5.25 and run it through using the Framed Tulips and the Big Shot. Then trim out the frame and use dimensionals to lift it up. The Third layer is 3 x 4.50 cut in Cherry Cobbler, tape that in the center of layer 2. The fourth layer is cut out of Very Vanilla it is 2 7/8 x 4.25. You stamp the swirl pattern in Crumb Cake (121030) and the Greeting (Hand Penned Holiday (124310) in Cherry Cobbler ink then run it through the big shot in the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla color the pine cones in with a Chocolate Chip Marker (100071) huff onto it and stamp and move to another piece of scrap and using the markers Always Artichoke (105113) and Cherry Cobbler (119681) color in the leaves and berries huff on it and stamp it. Cut out the image of the leaves and berries. Then cut out the pine cones but using dimensionals POP them up. Using the Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon (122966) tie a bow using a glue dot place in the corner. Then add the pine cones and leaves. This is so elegant and rich even this second picture does not do it justice.
Thanks for stopping, and have a blessed day!
Brenda Anderson

Oct 24, 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas week 2

Hi everyone, time has gotten away again! So here is the week 2 of the 12 weeks of Christmas.
I love this paper in the Holly Berry Suite. The recipe is a sure hit at any workshop!
Base Card: 8,5 x 5.5 Very Vanilla (101650)
Layer 1 Wild Wasabi (108641) 4 x 5.25 round corners and using the Big shot and Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder (116824) .
Layer 2 Cherry Cobbler (119685) 3.25 x 4.25 rounded corners (119871)
Layer 3 Holly Berry Paper (124004) 3 x 4 rounded corners
Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch (119275) in Cherry Cobbler card stock.
Stocking builder punch (124095) Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler. using the Big Shot and Square Lattice Embossing folder (119976) run the vanilla stockings thru. Distress a bit with Soft Suede(115318), tape cherry cobbler pieces onto the stocking. Using a small 1/8 hole punch thru both stockings and tie together with the Cherry Cobbler bakers twine (123125). Using a glue dot add your button in Wild Wasabi. I used some old 1/8 ivory offray but I think bakers twine would look nice too. All supplies can be ordered through my suite: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/brendasplace/

Oct 17, 2011

Gently Falling

Good Morning everyone,
Did I happen to mention how much I love fall. This morning the nutty earthy scent is in the air. I do miss all the beautiful leaves due to the strong winds pulling them off the trees. Well that is what has inspired this card. One of my good stamping friends Sue made a similar card and this was my take on it.
Supplies Used are the following:
Sahara Sand 8.5 x 4.25
Old Olive 4 x 5.25
Basic Black 3 x 4.25
Leaves: Poppy Parade, Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze
Ink: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Poppy Parade, Versa Mark
Stamp Sets Used: Gently Falling, Hand Penned Holidays
extras: 2 sided glue pen, fine gold glitter
Hope you enjoy this and have a great day
Brenda Anderson

Oct 13, 2011

Warmest Wishes

Hi everyone!
Oh I feel the warm of the fall setting in, I love the fall. I saw this card on line somewhere but when I went to make it it had vanished. So this is kinda what I remembered. I know it is different but hey I like different. I love how we can use punches to really create this card. I am demonstrating it tonight at our monthly meeting. I hope everyone likes it.
So here's the recipe:
Pool Party 122924
Sahara Sand 121043
Early Espresso 119686
Soft Suede 115318
Pear Pizazz 119795
More Mustard 100946
Very Vanilla 101650
Stamp Set
Warmest of Wishes (Mini Holiday Hostess set) 122670
Designer Paper
Spice Cake 124003 (LOVE THIS PAPER)
1 inch circle 119868
3/4 inch circle 119873
Dotted Scallop Ribbon 119275
BIG SHOT 113439-Regularly 99.99 but FREE if you sign up under me as a demonstrator today! Go to:
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Leaves #2 113459
Embossing Folders
Square Lattice 119976
Elegant Lines 119277
Glue dots/ Hemp Twine 100982
Thanks for stopping and have a great day!
Brenda Anderson

Oct 11, 2011


I love cards that have lots of texture. This vintage card offers just that. With the Beveled Windowpane adding a "high end" feel to the whole lay out. So it is simple and very elegant.
Here's the recipe:
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Razzleberry.
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Versa Mark
Punch: Large Designer Label
Embossing Powder: Clear
Ribbon: Crumb Cake taffeta (Seam binding fray's way to much)
Accessories: Large Beveled Windowpane, antique brass brads
Stamp Sets: Medallion, Bliss, En Francais
Embossing Folder: Lattice
Happy Stampin

Oct 9, 2011

Week 1 (12 weeks of Christmas)

Leading up to Christmas should always start with the kick off of Thanksgiving, oh I can smell the turkey already! Yummy! So here is my kick off.
It must be said that Doris Denman is so creative and talented. She inspired me to make this easier more demonstrable card. Her original would be to hard to pack into a workshop. It is more of a technique class with all the embossing. I do love her work. So here's my recipe.
Cardstock: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Very Vanilla.
Designer Paper: Spice Cake
Inks: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Set: Gently Falling and Four the Holidays
Punches: Mini Trio scallop circle, 1/16 Hand Held
Die Cut: Petal Cone (for the Banner)
Brads: Antique Brass
Linen Thread
Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Happy Stamping

Oct 3, 2011

Halloween Anti-bacterial gel

Here is a cutie Mini Hand sanitizer holder. I got the mini hand sanitizers from Bath and Body. Only 8 for $5.00.
Cardstock is Real Red
Cut two pieces of CS, one 3" X 10" and one 6" X 1 1/2".
Score the big piece at 1", 2", 5 1/2", and 6 1/2".
 Score the small piece along the long side at 1/2", 1 1/2", 4 1/2", and 5 1/2". Turn it and score along the short side at 1/4" and 1 1/4". Using a bone folder, fold over all the lines to make them nice and crisp.
Trim off the tabs of the second one leaving the section that is 3 inches whole so i.e. trim the 1/4 inch section off both sides leaving the 3 inch section whole. this allows you to use your red tacky tape for fold under to create the holder. You can decorate the front any way you want. I used some old designer paper and the
 Wicked Cool set totally inspired by Erica.  Thanks for stopping!