Thursday, October 28, 2010

New ribbon technique from Des Moines regional

I am posting pictures from the regional seminar that I went to 10/15. The presenter used the scallop trim border punch and then wove ribbon through. She used the 1/8" taffeta, the 3/8" taffeta, and the crochet trim. I tried it and it makes an incredible edge. I will have to take a pic of my card to add here, but these are all from the regional. Just make sure that the ends of the punched edge are all closed in, not part of a scallop. Want more info? leave a comment, give me a call, or email.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HOT NEWS FLASH Clearance Rack Blitz !!

From 10/5 to 10/18, Stampin'Up! will be adding 200+ new items to the Clearance Rack to make room in the distribution center. All items are retired merchandise and will be UP TO 80% off. Some items have come from overseas markets and may have been sold out here earlier, but are available now. The only way to get them is to order online directly from my SU website: Go to order online then clearance rack from the left hand column. Items are available while supplies last, so hurry!! All sales are final.

Embossing Folder Inset technique

This is a new technique that Lyssa Z ( came up with and shared. It looks just like the images are inset into the cardstock. You just punch several images or cut out/use the bigshot dies, then attach firmly to cardstock and run through Bigshot with embossing folder. The square lattice one seems to work the best since it is an all over pattern.
For this card I used the "heart to heart punch" with pink pirouette, melon mambo, and real red cardstock and glued them to regal rose cardstock. I used the "pinking hearts border punch" and real red cardstock along the bottom. The stamped heart is from a level 1 hostess set called "Punch Potpourri". I stamped it on pink pirouette with melon mambo ink and used torn real red cardstock behind it. The heart button is a "bitty button" with a melon mambo heart (the samllest from the heart to heart punch) behind it and white thread. The sentiment is from "Three Little Words" and I cut it apart to make it fit the area.
The leaves were cut with the "Leaves #2" die from very vanilla cardstock and I used direct to paper with stamp pads to color them. Each leaf uses 2 colors: riding hood red and soft suede, old olive and river rock, cajun craze and tangerine tango, and more mustard and crumb cake. They are attached to early espresso and layered onto cajun craze with more mustard as the card base. The finishing touch is a round "bitty button" with a cajun craze circle from the "itty bitty shapes punch pack" and linen thread.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cards in the mail

A topic of discussion at convention was touching people's lives with a card so I had this great idea. I challenged my club members to send a card to someone else in club. It was instead of a card swap at club. I'm posting the one I received and the one I made. I don't have pics of the others.

This isn't a very clear picture, but is a beautiful card by Melba. She does a wonderful job with watercoloring. She didn't sign the inside so I can reuse it.
This is the card that I made to send to Cindy. I don't have the new Sunny Garden DSP that is the same as Cottage Wall from last catalog, but with different colors, so I made some of my own with the Cottage Garden stamp set.

Special Folds Card Class

I will be teaching a class to make these 5 cards (some have 2 views) sometime in Nov. The cards will not be exactly the same colors or stamps sets, but will be made using these folds. You will get written instructions to take home with you as well as make the cards. Cost for this class will be $15 and I must have an RSVP and money by Oct 31. You can leave a comment here, email me, or call to reserve your spot, but I need the money before I commit to prepping for you to attend.

Lovely as a Tree Easal card

I made 3 of these easal cards for our 3 pastors who all have birthdays within 1 week. It is the tall tree from Lovely as a Tree stamped on cork with Always Artichoke craft ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice ep. I used the new decorative label punch. The curly label punch layers nicely on it (front).