Sunday, September 21, 2014

Stamp Class Cards

I went to another stamp class at Denise's and made these two cards.  I loved how they turned out. This first one looks so complex but was so easy to do.


Recipe:

Stamps - Swallowtail Background Stamp, A Dozen Thoughts - SU
Ink - Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist - SU
Paper - Whisper White
Accessories - Black Embossing Powder, Blender Pen

I had never used a background stamp like this before.  I stamped it out on Whisper White and then embossed it.  Then using a blender pen I colored it in making sure to blot any excess water.  The hardest part was cutting it out - but that wasn't too bad.  I stamped my sentiment first just in case it didn't stamp well and then using dimensionals I placed my butterfly on the front part of the card.


I then gently folded it over the crease and adhered the rest to the back of the card.  Then I opened it up and trim off the bottom even with the card.  I don't have a lot of large background stamps, but I am definitely going to use this technique with them.

The next card we made was using my new "favorite stamp set"!


Recipe:

Stamps - Work Of Art - SU
Ink - Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon - SU
Paper - Whisper White

This stamp set is so versatile!  I stamped the bottom line first and then placed my sentiment so I would know how much room I had for the flower I created.  I created a circle using the stamp and stamping off once to make it lighter.  Then I stamped another layer over it by stamping off a bit and pressing harder on the stamp.  I loved how it turned out!  Just stamp your favorite center for the flower and you're done!  Just think how many color combinations you could use with different sentiments!

We had one more stamping class on Friday with our friend Martha who is returning to Florida, which I missed, as Joe and I were on babysitting patrol!  Here's a picture that we took last week.


Well, I'm waiting for my SU order to come in so I can start some of my Halloween treats.  The girls and I started decorating this weekend.  Hard to believe that Halloween will soon be here and Jennifer will be one year old!  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, September 4, 2014

More Stamping Fun!!

I have some more cards for your today that I did recently at my friend Denise's stamping day.  They were so quick and easy to put together and I liked how they turned out.  The first one I'll call "Hello My Friend" card.  I have seen this around the blogs, and it was nice to actually put it together.


Recipe:

Stamps - Everything Eleanor, Tap-Tap-Tap - SU
Ink - Blackberry Bliss - SU
Paper - Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Old Olive - SU
Accessories - Framelits, Frenzy BigzL Die, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder
Embellishments - Venetian Crochet Trim

This was a A2 sized card with a layer of 4" x 5 1/2" in Blackberry Bliss which I then embossed.  My pink layer was 3 1/4" x  3 1/4" which I also embossed and my very vanilla layer was 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".  After adhering them together I attached my flowers, stem and trim.

Our second card was made using my favorite stamp - the Flower shop.


Recipe:

Stamps - Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
Paper - Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories - Matching punches
Embellishments - Pearls

The base card was A2 with layers in Whisper white of 4" x 5 1/4" and 3 3/4" x 5".  What's nice about this card is that you can use any colors you want to mix and match.  I used the Gorgeous Grunge on the top layer and attached my flowers with some dimensionals to make them stand out.  I didn't use any sentiment on this card as it can be used for a number of occasions.

The last card was a cute Thank You card.


Recipe:

Stamps - Gorgeous Grunge, Another Thank You
Ink - Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
Paper - Whisper White
Accessories - Small Oval and Oval Scalloped Punches
Embellishments - Linen Thread, Sequins

The base card is A2 with layers in whisper white of 4" x 5 1/4" and 3 3/4" x 5".  I just used my Gorgeous Grunge set on the top layer where desired.  I punched out my ovals and tied some linen thread to the back before adhering it with some dimensionals.   I then glued some sequins around the card and it was finished.

It's nice to have some cards in my stash once again.  The girls are looking forward to the coming weekend to sleep in - in fact, so are we!!  Enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summertime Fun Cards

Well, we are in the midst of school shopping - one week left.  It is mad chaos around here.  Joe and I have been babysitting Jennifer for the past two weeks as my daughter went back to work.  Best laid plans - the daycare center at her work didn't work out.  She was only there 3 days in 2 weeks and had a toy dropped on her head by another child, and caught a terrible cold from the other kids.  She has been so sick.  Back to the Dr.'s 2 times.  My daughter is now interviewing  people to watch her at home, so guess who is watching her until that happens!  She has contaminated us all - everyone has a sore throat so lots of germs floating around here.  But I managed to go to a crafting day at my Stampin Up Demonstrator on Friday and made some cute cards that I thought I would share with you.

Unfortunately, I am always in the need of sympathy cards which I never have.  I have been looking at this stamp set and really liked how it turned out.


We used the new in-color Blackberry Bliss for a layer on whisper white.  We stamped the Everything Eleanor stamp in crumb cake and then the Love & Sympathy stamp in Blackberry Bliss over it.  I really like the richness in this color.


I like the sentiment that comes with the stamp set as well.  Another card I decided to make was what I call a happy card!  The stamp set was Work of Art which is another set I'm thinking of buying.  We used Melon Mambo for the base card with a layer of black and stamped on whisper white.  The little hearts stamped in black look like seeds in a watermelon - so cute!


These cards are so simple and easy to make and love how they turned out.  Joe is down at the garden trying to find some tomatoes for dinner.  This year's crop wasn't too good this year.  Not enough to do any canning either.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend and have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Friday, August 1, 2014

Stamping Fun

The calendar says August 1st - can you believe it!  I can't - where did the summer go?  Hard to believe that the girls will be going back to school in 3 weeks - but we won't mention that to them!  I had such a nice morning today stamping with friends.  We got together at my friend Denise's.  Here are two of the cards we made.


This one was done with stamp sets from Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge and Work of Art.  I always can use "thinking of you" cards and love how this turned out.  Our friend from Florida gave us some great shells to use for decorating the cards which we used with some Baker's Twine.  We also stamped on the inside of the card which I like to do.


This card we made with the Tide Stamp Set.


We embossed the lobster which really made it stand out.  A simple card, but one that I can use for a lot of occasions.  Hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Birthday Card by Sarah

Sarah's best friend Megan is celebrating her birthday today and she wanted to make her a card.  So we set out trying to find some birthday greetings in our new craft space - which took awhile!  You think you are putting things away where you will remember where they are but only to find that you remember where they were at the old craft space! So we had to hunt for awhile!



She used their favorite color - pink - and decorated it with a greeting and a cupcake stamp I have had forever from Michael's that she colored and then cut out and popped it up with a peel and stick wobble. She loves to use them!  She added some ribbon and a paper with a button and she was done.  I think Megan will love it!


                  Happy Birthday Megan!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Ours was blessed with a visit by Jennifer.  We dusted off the old high chair for her.  Hard to believe that her Mom used the same one!  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Animal Puppets

We have a cute project here for you today.  If you're looking for something easy to do with the kids this summer,  I would suggest trying these puppets out.  The girls and I put these together really quick with our Create a Critter cartridge.


Once you layer your critter, adhere it to a stick.  Them cut a plain outline for the back of the critter and adhere it so it has a finished look.  The girls named the lion Leo, the bear Benny and the fox Frank.  I think they are getting things ready for Jennifer to play with.  Hope everyone had a great 4th!  

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah




Sunday, June 29, 2014

4th of July Card




The neighborhood is definitely starting to celebrate the 4th early - lots of fireworks going off!  I decided to make this card for the holiday.


It came together really quick.  I used Brilliant Blue for the base card with the first layer of Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4". The second layer is Real Red - 5" x 3 3/4" - which I embossed with my star folder.  I love how crisp and clear the embossing is on this folder.  I then used my Cricut to cut out my 2 stars and my small SU punch for the red star, which I glued a red button that I had tied a bow on.  I used my stamp set from SU - July Fourth for my sentiment, punching it out with my large oval punch.  The girls thought it was pretty festive!

We also quickly put together some of our candy wrapper which we always do for the holiday.  See this post for all the directions.





We hope everyone has a great week with lots of fun!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah