Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals August 26 - September 1

Throwback Thursday: Post It Note and Tape Dispenser

This is really a "throwback" project.  I used to LOVE this set, Roses in Winter and I wanted to use it on everything.  This is a great idea for a Teacher Gift.  The plastic stand is an acrylic frame laying down and the scotch tape dispenser was altered by simply removing the card board and covering it with the stamped paper.  Cute!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Faux Linen

Faux Linen technique...  it almost looks like an antique/collage technique.  Nice!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thank You Cards

Made a bunch of these Thank You cards for a friend.  Great way to keep it simple and get rid of your retired Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kid's Birthday Card

Made this cute Kid's Birthday card for a party my 12 year old was attending.  I wanted to use Red and White to match his basketball team colors.  

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Quick & Pretty Thank You Cards

I needed to make some quick Thank You cards for my mom.  I almost feel bad because they were so quick...  but I guess it doesn't have to be so complicated some times.  Or as we say in my demo stamping group "step away from the card"..

Friday, August 22, 2014

Stampin' Up! Card Stock Organizer

I recently moved some stuff around in my craft room to condense things.  I used to have my 8 1/2 x 11 card stock in my paper rack and then the scraps in a separate file container with each scrap in pendaflex folder and filed by color.  I decided to eliminate the pendaflex file and put all the scraps in clear file folders and I keep the scraps with the card stock.  This way I have to check the scraps before I cut more card stock.  It's definitely more efficient.

I also created these color charts which show the colors in each row.  Makes it easy to distinguish between some of the card stock colors that are very similar.  I can tell which paper is Soft Sky and which is Pool Party by checking my chart.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Greeting Card Box Set

Today's Throwback sample is a Greeting Card Box Set.  Not sure if you can tell, but there is a clear box in the background and inside were the 3 cards with matching envelopes.  This Stampin' Up! DSP is retired and so is the stamp set, but it can easily be replicated using any of the new DSP paper and the new flowers Stampin' Up! offers in their new catalog.  Makes a great teacher gift.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stamping With Scraps: Flower Shop & Watercolor Wonder

So by now you can guess that I love this stamp set... Stampin' Up! Flower Shop.  And it works so nicely with Watercolor Wonder DSP.  I took a few DSP strips, a pretty flower and like that I have a beautiful card.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Emboss Resist Technique

This is an old but goodie technique:  Emboss Resist.  I think this is one of the very first techniques I learned how to make when I became a demonstrator.  It's still really pretty.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Color Combo Challenge: Happy Watercolor

Today's color combo challenge is with Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate.  I used an Aqua Pen to color in the flower.  I used a marker and an old toothbrush to make the splatter effect.  I think it gives a nice dimension to the card.

Color Combo #2014-8

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Organizing

Today I am excited to share an organizing and helpful tip that I use for my Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I love using DSP paper for my cards and projects, but sometimes I forget what colors coordinate with each DSP paper pack.  So then I have to stop what I am doing and look it up in my Stamp' Up! catalog.  So I thought about it and I created these color sheets.

On each sheet I have 2 DSP packs listed and it shows that picture of the DSP paper, the DSP name, i.e. "Park Lane", the item number and I also have photos of the coordinating card stock colors.  I cut the sheets in half and trimmed them to 5x7 and laminated them (see below).

Then I stuck the cards inside the DSP pack so when I go use that paper, I have my handy card which shows the coordinating card stock colors.  This is a great reference tool.  You can download your own PDF file and create your own cards (see below).  Hope this inspires you!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Flower Shaped Wood Frames

I purchased these little frames a while ago from Michael's and I decoupaged using Stampin' Up! DSP.  This is a cute and simple project that never gets old. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Simple Stamping & Casing

Sometimes it's just fun searching and casing cards on-line.  I like to play or add my own special touch. These are some of the cards and embellishments I have been playing around with lately.  Hope these inspire you.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Spotlighting

The Spotlighting Technique is the easiest way to make a simple card more special.  This would make a great birthday card.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thinking of You

This Daffodil Delight thinking of you card was made using Stampin' Up! Chevron embossing folder, Flower Shop stamp set and strips of Watercolor Wonder DSP.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Greeting Cards and Basket

This is a throwback from one of my class projects a few years ago..  I like the way the yellow, pink and purple look together.  Definitely not a color combo I would have put together on my own, but it matched the Stampin' Up! DSP (Designer Paper Series).

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Flower Pot Card

Made this Flower Pot Card using the Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Stamp Set and Framlit.   


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Faux Tearing

How cool is this...  and what is more easy than tearing paper and sponging.  Love it!  Seeing all these techniques I did is inspiring.  It makes me want to try them again.  I hope you are inspired.