Monday, March 31, 2014

Even more limited supply cards

I had the pieces cut for this card before I left home, but added the hello and my friend banners

Most of the cards I made were monochromatic due to the limited colors that I brought along, but I decided to play with colors and this is what I came up with. Gorgeous grunge added a "splash" of color to some of the banners. The snetiment is from Perfect pennants.
This is the card that I made for our anniversary, all from the perfect pennants stamp set. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ballet blue limited supply cards

This first card needs a sentiment when I get home, but again is quick and easy
 This card uses gorgeous grunge and perfect pennants sets with lots of banners. I used the small flower punch, and will add rhinestones when I get home. The hexagon punch makes perfect banner ends. Glad I brought that along, although I did cut some by hand.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Perfect pennant/concord crush limited supply cards

This card needs some gold sequins to bring out the gold layer behind the sentiment, will add them at home. Very quick and easy card using the star, but there is also a heart in this set to use in a similar way and would work well with the you and me stamp also in this set. 
Another quick card, I absolutely love how this turned out. I had punched some leaves using the bird builder punch at home knowing that I was bringing the petite petals stamp set and punch. The celery layer worked well with the concord crush. Again I will add pearls when we get home. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

More limited supply cards

I saw a similar card using this petite petals stamp set and punch with vellum and white bakers twine, but I had to improvise with what I brought along. The stems are made from lucky limeade ribbon from a previous years SAB. Her card had all stems straight down, and that was my intent, but when I put them on the card, the ribbon stems just kind of naturally went to the center, so I worked it to my advantage and brought them all to the center to make it look like a bouquet. I'm glad I brought my little flower punch and mini brads to add a bit extra to the sentiment. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

More cards made with limited supplies

I brought six sided sampler stamps and coordinating hexagon punch as well as my beloved papillon potpourri stamps and both butterfly punches. 
 These two cards are CASEd from Dawn Ochefske, but when I looked back at hers, I added an extra hexagon. I also added stamping to the colored cardstock along with the dsp hexagons. They need sentiments, but I will have to add at home along with some pearls for the butterfly body. I also used non SU white ribbon in my attempt to build up my card stash for the missionaries that visit our church AND use up some retired/non SU supplies.
 This last card uses the hexagons to make a flower. Again CASEd, but not sure who to credit since I spent several hours looking a samples and blogs. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Limited supply cards

I packed a box with some stamping supplies for our Arizona trip.  Since we flew, I didn't have room for my bigshot or lots of extras. I brought my SU (made by fiskars) paper cutter, 5 stamp sets, 4 inks plus black, 4 colors of cardstock plus white with a strip of yoyo yellow and a couple of pieces of certainly celery. All my colors (concord crush, poppy parade, peach parfait, and ballet blue) are retired and 3 are based on a retired 6x6 paper stack. I also brought a few punches and some dimensionals. I have a few sentiments but not enough, a bit of ribbon, and of course tombow glue and tape runner. I should have brought some pearls and rhinestones, so will have to add the finishing touches to these cards when I get home.
 I found both of these card ideas on Stampin' Connection (the exclusive website for demonstrators) but don't remember who to credit them to. I changed them up to work with colors that I had available. I will add sentiments to both when I get home. 
Watch for more limited supply cards in the days to come. I challenge you to pull out some stamps, ink, and paper and just PLAY!

Card in a box

This card style is all the rage right now, so I decided to try it. The nicest part about this is that it folds flat, so can be mailed easily. The finished size for this is 5" wide x 6" tall. I did allow the butterfly to extend up a bit since my envelope is approx 5x7. 

This is the first card that I made. I used retired dsp, petite petals stamp set and coordinating punch, and secret garden stamp set with coordinating framelits for this. It will be my Mother's day card, she doesn't read my blog so it will be a surprise. 
This is the card we made for club this month using sweet sorbet dsp (Free from SAB), petite petals stamps and punch, and secret garden stamps and framelits. Colors are pool party, crisp cantaloupe, pistachio pudding, and summer starfruit. The front sentiment is from lovely labels stamp set (also free from SAB) and the cantaloupe twine bow is another SAB freebie. Hello is added to the label and a vellum butterfly adds the finishing touch. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

More cards

 I saw a similar card by Dawn Ochefske and decided to try it. Using up some retired dsp.
More gold: washi tape, sequins, embossing powder and metallic paper

Monday, March 10, 2014

Accordian valentine

This is a card I designed to make with the Heartland Stampers group at Urbandale Library last month. It is also called the concertina fold or cascading card if you want to search for more ideas. 
Directions for base of card: start with 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock. Score (with 8 1/2" side to the top) at 2 1/8", 4 1/4", 6 3/8". Then mark one side (on the 7 1/2" side) at 5" and the other side at 2 1/2". Line up your marks in the paper cutter and cut so you have two diagonally cut pieces. On the 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" score lines cut up halfway on one piece and down halfway on the other piece. These will fit together to form your base card. Decorate as desired.
 side view
Back view
This is a really fun card that uses lots of different punches and framelits.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Tag topper closure cards

This is the card we made for club last month and then a couple of others that I have made as well. 
 I saw a card using several banners similar to this in the occasions catalog, 
so added them to the inside of mine.
I used lots of NEW gold accents on this card-vellum, bakers twine, and washi tape. Also used gold embossing powder
 This is the first card I made using a retired simply scrappin kit
 I used the SAB dsp for this card and the perfect pennants stamp set

Miscellaneous cards I've made lately

I've been playing in my stamp room over the past couple of weeks and here are a few cards. Some are using retired dsp and are cards that I will put in my stash for missionaries who visit our church.
new perfect pennants sentiment with print poetry paper pack banners

 SAB decorative dots embossing folder and perfect pennants stamp set and banner framelit. I used direct to paper on the dots layer and added white and espresso ink as well as versamark with gold embossing. I also sponged the doily with versamark and embossed with gold. 
Double fork bow in soft suede taffeta.
 Vellum butterflies on dsp cut with apothecary accent framelit and doily die.
 dress using watercolor wonder dsp and brights dsp paper pack
another brights dsp paper pack card with petite petals punch.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Box of tags

Tags we made that can be used as tags with a gift or as a start for a card. The box is the old style stamp boxes and are still on the clearance rack for only .79 for 10 boxes. (I paid more when I bought them)


I got several packages of retired fabric in a grab bag prize, so decided to make a wreath. I did a lot of research and tried a couple of different ideas. I finally decided to use a wire frame and burlap for the base then make different flowers and leaves to add. A butterfly seemed like a good idea as well. Here are pictures of mine and of gals from my club.
 This is the first one I made using a hanger, ribbon, and torn 
strips of fabric. 
I made this one for me using Summer Smooches fabric and 
the new spiral flower die and fleece
Dorris with Twitterpated fabric

Alison with Summer Smooches fabric

Cindy with Springtime Vintage fabric
Tiffany (above) and Joy (below) with her daughter Katelyn. They both used Summer Smooches fabric

Melba with Twitterpated fabric
Mary with Summer Smooches fabric
Marlene (above) and Teena (below) both with ? fabric. I can't remember the name of it.

Paula with Springtime Vintage fabric