Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Making up for lost time

I have been sooooooo busy helping my granddaughter achieve her goal to finance her Poeple to People Student Ambassador trip to Europe that I haven't had much time for things that I love. She made it by the way, the trip is paid for and she leaves Sun 6/10 for 19 fun filled days! But she still owes about $750 to her other grandparents, so she and I have one more weekend to work. Garage sale Sat morning, HyVee coupon book sales in the neighborhood Sat afternoon, and Papa Murphy's fundraiser cards Sat evening. Then she/they are on their own for the rest. She and I personally have raised $3643, over half of her amount needed.

Now on to stamping! I made quite a few cards when I was in Nashville last month on a family of origin trip. I spent a week with my 2 sisters and parents. We had a ball catching up with each other and spent a lot of time crafting. Many of these cards were "CASED" from my sister Joyce, but she "CASED" most of them first. Most use dsp in some way, trying to use some of my stash.
This cupcake was originally a stamp in a previous years catalog. My sister Joyce traced it and made a pattern to make this larger than life cupcake. The inside sentiment "happy birthday with a cherry on top!" from "A word for you" stampset gave me the idea to add the cherry. Before I gave this card to a friend, but after I photographed it, I made the cherry bigger.
Uses DSP and several punches that I presume most of you have for a quick easy card. Choose your clors from the DSP colors, no wondering what goes together.
I had this piece of cardstock that I had scored at 4 1/8 instead of 4 1/4, so I then scored the whole front instead of wasting it. Use your circle punches and any dsp, then add hearts, butterflies, and/or flowers for a fun easy card!
I love the blossom petals builder punch and any dsp to make a quick card that is stunning. Boho blossoms punch for the center adds the finishing touch.
Made with well worn DSP and uses "build a blossom" and the coordinating blossom petals punch for the flames. I added iridescent ice embossing powder as well.Wish big is from "word play".
Both of the cards, above and below, use the houndstooth embossing folder. It really makes a nice masculine card and works well to sponge after embossing. How easy is the circles card!! It uses circles #2 die and well worn DSP that is retiring soon.
This uses retired cottage wall DSP, one of my favorites, and boho blossoms punch with the butterfly embosslit.
"Vintage vogue" stampset was a choice from SAB, but you could use this idea with other stamps as well and any embossing folder. Love the monochromatic look.
These last two use the fancy flower punch. Above I also used the 5 petal punch which is retiring as is the triple treat flower stamp.
For this one, I embossed with the square lattice folder then crumpled the cardstock until I could separate the layers to make 2 flowers from one punch. I used 4 layers, 2 punched flowers, for this fun card and added leaves from the bird builder punch and the white flower is from boho blossoms.

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