Jan 9, 2012

Early Spring?

Happy Monday, This card makes me long for spring. Although we have had a GREAT winter not a lick of snow! I know I should stop using the Sale-a-bration paper but I just can't stop! This card was fairly simple so here's the recipe. Base card: Very Vanilla 8.5 x 5.5. The Everyday Enchantment designer paper is cut 1.75 x 5.5. 1st layer is 2 x 5.5 in Poppy Parade. I tied the Calypso Coral 1/8" Organdy Ribbon together and added two tiny tags. I stamped the butterfly and key in soft suede with the stamp set Elementary Elegance. The greeting Hello was stamped in Poppy Parade. That was the easy part. Now I punched a large scallop circle in Old Olive, and a 1 3/4 circle in Soft Suede. I ran both through the BIG SHOT with the square lattice embossing folder. I punched the Bird out of the same designer paper just a different pattern. With the same punch I punced 4 stems with leaves. Using the Mini trio punch I punched the small scallop circle in Poppy Parade and the 4 petal in Baja Breeze. Glued everything down to look like a nest. This card make me smile, have a happy Monday! Brenda

Jan 8, 2012

Delicate Wishes

It must be said I love Sunday's. I love staying in bed even if I am not sleeping. Just the comfort of not having to be anywhere before I am ready is the best thing about Sunday's. I started this card with Valentines Day in mind and ended up with a Birthday card. Funny how you have one idea and it spills into something else. This picture does not do this card justice. Here is the recipe: Base card is in Poppy Parade and yes I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (Remember I told you I love that folder). The card is a standard 8.5 x 5.5. I then used the Large Paper Doily Sizzix die and Very Vanilla cardstock. I cut a strip of designer paper from the upcoming Sale-a-bration called Everyday Enchantment 1 x 4. Then I cut a piece 2 x 2 and used the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die. I also cut the smallest size framelit in Poppy Parade. The banner is from the Petal Cone die, I did stamp the greeting in Poppy Parade from Bring on the Cake. I did however cut the banner at both ends at the end of the greeting. I taped down the tails and Popped the greeting with dimensionals. Ended with a Large Pearl in the center of the butterfly. Thanks for stopping and have a great Sunday! Brenda 

Jan 7, 2012

Vintage Elegance

Happy Saturday!! Oh how I love the weekend, especially when I have a whole day to stamp! I wanted to create something simple, elegant, but quick. Simple! Using our embossing folders can make the simpliest card elegant. Play with all of them to find the right combination. I love using the Vintage Wallpaper, it is my "go to" embossing folder. Now if I had had some 3/8 ribbon to hide the seam of the paper I would have used it. Even though I didn't it still looks great. I love these colors together. Here is the recipe: Base card is Very Vanilla 8.5 x 55 folded and embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper. Cut designer paper 2 x 5.5 from the Everyday Enchantments (Sale-a-Bration.) Greeting is on 2.50 x 2.50 Very Vanilla matted onto Poppy Parade 2.75 x 2.75 The greeting is stamped in Soft Suede and Poppy Parade using the stamp set Elementary Elegance 125122. Now tomorrow I promise to use something current not something you will have to wait to purchase. Have a great day! Brenda

Jan 6, 2012

Enchanting Paper

Good Morning everyone,
Can you tell I am getting geared up for Sale-a-Bration? Did I mention I love the Designer Paper Everyday Enchantment 126154. It is FREE with a 50.00 purchase during Sale-a-Bration. So here is the recipe.
Base Card: 8.5 x 5.5 Poppy Parade
Designer Paper 3 x 5.5 Everyday Enchantment
Soft Suede 1.50 x 5.5 using the scallop punch on one side.
Greeting on Very Vanilla 2.50 x 2.50
Greeting stamped in Soft Suede and Poppy Parade
Greeting is Matted on Poppy Parade
Stamp Set used Elementary Elegance 125122
Happy Stampin! Brenda

Jan 5, 2012

Elementary Elegance

EI apologize for the late post I intended to post this earlier but life sometimes gets in the way. Simple Elegance comes to mind with the Sale-a-Bration set Elementary Elegance. I used the cardstock Poppy Parade for the base card. I also used 3 Soft Suede pieces cut 1.5 x 4 and I also used the new Sale-a-Bration paper Everyday Enchantment. I cut 3 pieces 1.25 x 3.75. For the greeting I cut Soft Suede cardstock 2.75 x 2.75 and Very Vanilla 2.50 x 2.50. I used Soft Suede ink to stamp the greeting. I could have added so much to this but decided to simplify. I hope you have a great day! Brenda

Jan 4, 2012

Attic Boutique Day 4

Hello, another beauty of a card! This time I kept it really simple. All these products are available today in the new Occasions Mini! Here is the recipe.
Base Card 8.5 x 5.5 Baja Breeze
I cut the edge using the Edgelit Dies 125595 and then using the Embossing folder that matches in the Adorning Accents 125601.
Strip 5.5 x 1.5 Very Vanilla
I cut the edge using the Edgelit Dies 125595 line it on the back edge and run a strip of tape along the top edge of the vanilla and fold the card down.
Adding the designer paper is alittle tricky. I cut a piece 5.25 x 3.50 and cut the bottom edge using the edgelit die that matches. I matched it up and yes there was extra paper above the card. I turned it over and trimmed the paper. I cut 2 Framelits 125598 the 3rd frame in the series. I stamped the greeting using the Apothecary Art 125527 in STAZON. This step is very important because it won't bleed when coloring in the flowers. I cut the layer in Baja Breeze but you need to cut it horizontal and tape it down about .25 of an inch out. I used dimensionals to raise it up and embellished with Large Pearls 125577.
Using a Blender pen I colored the flowers using Wild Wasabi, Poppy Parade, and Baja Breeze. Some Pearl smooch would finish it off but I ran out from Christmas (ugh!). Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day. Brenda

Jan 3, 2012

Attic Boutique

Well today I switched to a card. I love this designer paper, Attic Boutique. It is available tomorrow. So here is the recipe.
Basic Card: 8.5 x 5.5- Very Vanilla 101650
First layer: 3 x 5.5 -Chocolate Chip 102128
Designer paper 2.75 x 5.5- Attic Boutique
Large Framelit- Chocolate Chip (4th in packet)
Smaller Famelit-Attic Boutique Paper (3rd in pack)
Large Label Punch- Chocolate Chip cut Horizontal
Stamp Set-Rue Des Fleurs 125487
Chocolate Chip ink 100908, Framelits are 125598
Embossing Folder 125601 Adorning Accents
Large Pearls 125577, Baja Breeze Seam Binding 122331 15 inches long, Red tacky Strip.
I folded my Base card and using the big shot, with the texture folder added my pattern. Taped the designer paper to the chocolate chip paper. Added the ribbon using the red tacky tape. Using the big shot cut my framelits and punched my large frame. Stamped my greeting and taped it all together. Added my pearls. So darn easy!
Thanks for stopping

Jan 2, 2012

Timeless Memories Day 2

I just love this layout, it is soft and delicate. I of course used the designer paper Attic Boutique, and the Side Notes 125413. I also used the scallop envelope die cut with Soft Suede cardstock tied it with daffodil ribbon 2 Little Leaves die cuts 114511 using Pear Pizzazz cardstock. The 2 tags inside the envelope are from the Side Notes packet. I used the large label punch with Soft Suede cardstock and side notes package. I used the stamp set Rue Des Fleurs 125487 and Poppy Parade ink for the greeting. I think that covers everything. It was very easy and went together quick USING THE SIDE NOTE PACKAGE IT CAME TOGETHER QUICKLY!
Thanks for stopping.

Jan 1, 2012

Lets get it started!

Happy New Year! Welcome to my 30 days 30 projects! This Memory Journal is the kick off of this series. I have used the On Board Journal book that is only 6.95 and it has 20 pages in very vanilla for my journaling of special memories this coming year. I used the Attic Boutique designer paper 125407 and cut it 5.25 x 5 to cover the book. I adhered it with quick drying glue. Using the framelits 125598 I cut 1 in Poppy Parade cardstock 119793 and 1the next size smaller in Very Vanilla 101650. The image I stamped with was from the Apothecary Art 125527 and Stazon ink 101406. The large pearls 125577 were in the new Occasions Mini along with everything I used. I did stamp the Remember When with the set Word Play 120651. I added the Seam binding in Baja Breeze 122331 and Very Vanilla 120999. I love this small journal that fits into my night stand. At night I reflect on my day and jot down special thoughts. I hope you enjoyed this project have a great day and many blessings this new year.