Friday, March 13, 2015


One of the last of the Texas cards
The background for this card is made using the 3 lines stamp from Painted Petals. I made several of these cards using different colors 
while we were on our Texas trip, but gave some of them away already before I took pics. A really easy way to add dimension is to stamp, color, and cut out a few blooms and pop them up with dimensionals. I did not do that with this card, but did with a 
few of the others. This card uses Coastal Cabana with some Bermuda Bay accents. Notice the shading using the lightest 
of the Coastal Cabana blendabilities. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Another Texas card, perhaps you noticed that many of them were monochromatic. I think it worked out that way due to the limited supplies that I took, but I do like the look. 
 The card base is Coastal Cabana with a Bermuda Bay layer and butterfly. Stamped images are from Best Day Ever, another SAB stamp set FREE with a $50 purchase. Coastal Cabana ribbon from Best Year Ever Accessory Pack adds the finishing touch. I used the smallest pearls colored with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities for the flowers. I love the random dots for the background. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Another Texas card
I started with the lines stamp from Butterfly Basics and stamped it on Pistachio Pudding card base with Baked Brown Sugar ink. I really didn't like it until I added the Swallowtail stamped in Baked Brown Sugar with a Pistachio Pudding layer and some Baked Brown Sugar banners. I used Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding markers and highlighted the lines on the Swallowtail image. So much prettier in real life!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


More Texas limited supply cards. 
I love Baked Brown Sugar and Strawberry Slush together. These flowers are so beautiful, they have great shading. 
 If I had it to do over, I would have done something different with the layers for this Pistachio Pudding card. The dsp banner layer kind of gets lost when I added the stamped stems. The butterfly here is vellum embossed with black and colored from the back with Crushed Curry
Another Strawberry Slush card using the tulips stamps and row of dots from this set. Retired Lucky Limeade bakers twine was wrapped around the layer with a bow. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Using tags on cards

This card uses the new Note Tag Punch and the Painted Petals stamp set both from the Occasions catalog to make this easy yet beautiful card. The ribbon colors are Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Coastal Cabana from Best Year Ever Accessory Pack-FREE during SAB with a $50 purchase. 
 Lots of Strawberry Slush going on here: cardstock, dsp, markers, ink, and thick bakers twine! Flower is from butterfly Basics. Sentiments for both cards are from Delightful Dozen. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

More BUTTERFLY BASICS collage cards

I made these cards while we were in Texas on vacation (watch in future days for more cards), so had limited supplies-no Bigshot or dies. I had a few of the butterfly thinlets precut. I love the collage look achieved with this set. 
This first card has a base of Bermuda Bay and also uses the circle stamps from Painted Petals set. I colored the central flower with blendabilities then cut it out and popped it up. It took some time, not something I would want to do if I was making lots, but I love the look for one card. This butterfly is several layers of waxed paper that I used when I cut out the butterfly. They seem to stick together until there are 3-4 layers that forms a nice thicker butterfly. I colored it with coastal cabana blendabilies.
This card has a bit of a different feel due to more muted colors. 
I used 2013-2015 In Colors with some Crushed Curry thrown 
in the mix. I distressed the edges on both cards, goes with 
the collage effect. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Birthday card

At Heartland Stampers Club, Sandy Kavenaugh taught us how to make card that spell out something. I made this Valentine Birthday card for Angela. I think I could have meade the letters look a bit better, but for my first attempt, I am happy. Her favorite colors are pink and green, so I used some retired DSP for the covers and melon mambo and lucky limeade ink to match. If you think this is something you would like to try, let me know and I can tech you how. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

February club cards

These are the 3 projects we made at club last month.
Blendabilities on white embossing on black cardstock. How bright and impressive! And the nicest thing is that you can go outside of the lines and it doesn't show on the black. The stamp set is Big Day FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order. Inside sentiment says "and perhaps a little ice cream! Happy Birthday". Love the Irresistibly Yours DSP (also FREE during SAB). I used the stars pattern here and sponged with Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Coastal Cabana. The white floss is dyed with a few drops of melon mambo reinker in a bit of rubbing alcohol. It dries fast too since it was alcohol. I had these daffodil delight buttons left from a previous SAB
Treat bag made using Treat Bag Thinlet and Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls (still available on the Clearance Rack) and Butterfly Basics stamp set and thinlets. I love this set and have been making lots of collage images with it. Colors used are the 2014-2016 In Colors: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, and Lost Lagoon. So many things you could do with this bag!
This last card uses Sheltering Tree and Woodgrain embossing folder. Colors are Wild Wasabi and Soft Suede with a bit of Pacific Point for the bicycle and Rose Red for the tulips. Shelli showed how to use the backside of the leaves image to make an outline. Love it! The bicycle is cut out and popped up.

New Sale-A-Bration freebies

Stampin' Up! has added new products that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration!
New SAB Products
Click here to see the flyer with new products. I love the new in color twine and buttons and want to check out the vellum pack!