Thursday, December 30, 2010

Elegant Soiree Chunky Frame

I saw this quote at least a year ago and have wanted to put together a framed sailboat image with it ever since! I just love this quote because it reminds me that even if things don't go as planned, we can just change the plan to make it all work out.

I used a Big Shot Adhesive Sheet to attach the dsp to one of SU's Decore Elements Chunky Frames. These frames are really cool, and you can frame a photo, or artwork, as I have done here. I added some basic self-adhesive pearls to give it some texture. I also wrapped Baja Breeze seam binding around the whole thing, though you can't see it in these photos.

set- Unchartered Territory
cs- vanilla, baja breeze, elegant soiree dsp
ink- baja breeze
access- scallop trim border punch, big shot adhesive sheet, pearls, baja breeze seam binding, computer generated quote

Happy Stamping! Mary

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Simple Christmas Thank You

Here's a simple Christmas thank you card that would be easy to mass produce. Can you see the rhinestones nestled in the tree?

sets- lovely as a tree, short and sweet
cs- very vanilla, cherry cobbler, crumb cake
ink - old olive, & cherry cobbler pads
access- rhinestones, sponge, big shot perfect polka dots embossing folder, scallop oval and word window punch

Happy Stamping! Mary

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas Summer! - love Blue

Our neighbor has given a Christmas card from her dog to our dog for the past few years. She always writes a funny note in them, too. This year I thought I'd have our dog (Blue) give her dog (Summer) a card, too. I got this set almost a year ago and have been dying to use it. Hope you like it Summer!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Handmade X-mas Cards

Pat's Card

Billie's Card

Lisa'a Card

Heidi's Card

I just love getting cards, especially handmade ones! Aren't these great? Thanks ladies. Merry Christmas and Happy 2011 to everyone! Mary

Friday, December 17, 2010

Welcome Baby Liam!

My nephew and his wife had a baby and I got to visit it last Friday. Isn't he so tiny and cute?!

I made this "baby carriage" for a decoration at the baby shower that was held back in Oct. I saved posting it until I could post a photo of the baby, too. I also made a quick and easy pop-up card with the Gift card I gave them. I copied the baby carriage from one Ruth posted on her blog over a year ago.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Birthday BT, You Old Fart!

I made this card for a friend's 50th b-day party we attended last Sat.I thought it was pretty funny. His actual birthday is today.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Simple Valentine Card

Here's a simple Valentine card I made out of the scraps from last Thursday's class. It's two months before Valentine's - wow, I'm early!

sets- fast & fabulous (hostess l-2), short and sweet, french background
cs- very vanilla, cherry cobbler, crumb cake
ink - chocolate chip, old olive, crumb cake, & cherry cobbler pads
access- word window punch, sponge, blender pen

Happy Stamping! Mary

Monday, December 13, 2010

Peggy's Cute Christmas Card

I received this card from Peggy last week. Isn't it just the cutest? I love her clean style.

I still haven't sent out my cards and Christmas is next week! At least they're all made now (I finished stamping the envelopes last night). Now I just have to address & mail them. Is Christmas sneaking up on you? I can't wait to start my Christmas baking.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Friday, December 10, 2010

Simple Portfolio and Cards Class

I'm so excited about this simple portfolio. It can hold cards or photos and is super simple to make! We made it with some simple matching cards to go inside and a more elegant card to accompany it. What a perfect gift!

Portfolio Supplies:
sets- fast & fabulous (hostess l-2), echoes of kindness (retired hostess L-2)
cs- crumb cake, old olive, cherry cobbler
ink - chocolate chip pad
access- sponge, sticky strip

Matching card to accompany the portfolio.
sets- fast & fabulous (hostess l-2), french script background, teeny tiny wishes
cs- crumb cake, very vanilla, old olive, cherry cobbler
ink - basic brown, crumb cake, old olive, & cherry cobbler pads
access- word window punch, blender pen, sponge, dimensionals

2 each of the cards below go into the portfolio.

sets- fast & fabulous (hostess l-2), teeny tiny wishes
cs- crumb cake, very vanilla, old olive, cherry cobbler
ink - old olive, & cherry cobbler pads
access- word window and scallop oval punch, blender pen, sponge, dimensionals, Big Shot & Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

sets- fast & fabulous (hostess l-2), teeny tiny wishes
cs- very vanilla, cherry cobbler
ink - chocolate chip, old olive, & cherry cobbler pads
access- eyelet border punch, sponge, scratch paper

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Shelagh & Mike! (tomorrow)

I made this special card for my friend, Shelagh. Since we celebrated her birthday on Monday, I figure it's safe to post it today. It's based on a card I made with club a couple years ago. It's actually three rose red 3" x 3" cards (3"x6" folded to 3"x3") adhered with alternating 3" x 3" dsp cards (3"x6" folded to 3"x3") in an accordion fashion. I added more 3" x 3" squares of dsp to cover the rose red on the backside. It's hard to explain and I don't make videos (too technical for me, sorry). The whole thing is attached to a quarter sheet of Wild Wasabi that has dsp on it. Then there's a belly band to hold it all together.

Close ups of the fold out pages & tags

sets- simply said, it's your birthday (retired set from a punch box kit)
cs- wild wasabi, rose red, bashful blue, dsp (retired, sorry I can't remember the name of it))
ink- basic black pad, bashful blue pad, wild wasabi pad, rose red pad
access- small & large tag punches, tag corner punch (retired), three flowers punch (retired), sticky strip

My brother Mike's birthday is tomorrow, too. I mailed him a card, but forgot to photo it first. Anyway, a big old Happy Birthday to you Mike!

Happy Stamping! Mary

Monday, December 6, 2010

December Club, Card and Envelope Case, Simple Cards and Paper Bow

Last week I was showing a Card & Envelope Case I designed years ago. It goes together quickly, uses one 8.5 x 11" sheet of card stock, and holds about 4 cards and envelopes. I used Velcro as the closure for this one. You can leave me a comment and give me your e-mail address and I will e-mail you the directions.

Isn't it cool the way the Modern Label punch covers up the "25th of Dec." part of the image in the Tags 'til Christmas stamp set? We are also making paper bows. Click here to find the tutorial for them by Jessica Crawford on Split Coast Stampers. I eliminated the center loop, mini gbrads and pop up glue dos. Instead I used a large brad to assemble it (much easier in my opinion).

sets- serene snowflakes (any snowflake set will suffice), short and sweet, tags til christmas
cs- whisper white, Patterns Pack III dsp
ink- night of navy pad
access - decorative label & modern label punch, corner rounder, sticky strip, sponge, velcro, dimensionals, large brad, 1/16" hand held hole punch, eyelet border punch

Happy Stamping! Mary

Friday, December 3, 2010

Easy Card and Envelope Case, Sample #3

Card & Envelope Case, Side A

Side B

Here it is open, with a simple card and envelope.

I made this sample in Club a couple years ago, so the dsp is retired. Simply Said is current and is a very versatile set. I can picture making these cases with a bunch of cards using the XL 2-step Bird Punch.

sets- wonderful words (retired), simply said
cs- whisper white, dsp (retired)
ink- bashful blue, certainly celery, so saffron, and rose red pads
access- horizontal slot punch (retired), silver brad, 1/16" punch, corner rounder, wild wasabi double stitched grosgrain ribbon (retired)

Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Easy Card and Envelope Case, Sample #2

Here's another Card and Envelope Case (I first posted a sample 2 days ago). I was using up scraps of Greenhouse Gala dsp. I especially love the sunny look of the paper used here. The front flap just tucks under the Pear Pizzaz ribbon on this sample. I used the rock and roll technique again. I also inked the largest and smallest flower on the Daffodil Delight pad, took the ink off in the center with a blender pen (really? OK, I used my finger because I didn't feel like getting out my blender pen) and re-inked it with a Pumpkin Pie marker.
Side A

Side B

Card and Envelope Case - Open with sample Card

sets- petal pizzaz, hope happens
cs- whisper white, greenhouse gala dsp
ink- pear pizzaz and daffodil delight pad, pumpkin pie marker
access- eyelet border punch, pear pizzaz ribbon, corner rounder

Happy Stamping! Mary