Thursday, February 24, 2011

Folded Scallop Circle Flower

I used the fresh flowers set, which I rarely use. I like Bravo Burgundy and Very Vanilla together.
Tami's card
My upline, Tami, sent me the card above and the same day I also received from her a package of First Edition dp, pink Pom Pom Trim, and linen thread. I was so excited! I don't have the flower die (from the Occasions Mini) so I thought I'd try another 3-D flower. A bunch of them are shown on p. 23 of the SU catalog and you can view a good tutorial video on how to make them here. I also used the newsprint dp. I can't wait to use it in a class. I haven't tested the pom pom trim yet, but I'm anxious to do so! I went to my friend Cheryl's last week and have lots of cards to show you. After I attend a retreat this weekend I will try to post every other day, so check back often for new ideas.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ornament Punch Stamp Camp (Jan 27 & 28)

3-D Magnolia Flower Box

Fish Card

Black Vase Card

Red Vase Card

Green Vase Card

This was such a fun stamp camp! Who would know that the ornament punch could be so versatile! The cards are really simple to do and the 3-D Magnolia Flower is easier than you think. I saw a video on how to make the magnolia flower about a year ago, but I didn't save the link. Now I don't know where I originally got the idea. Please e-mail me if it was your idea and I will give you credit. The box is an original that I made up. Leave me a comment with any questions about the recipes.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, Patty!

My good friend, Patty, had her birthday today. We had a surprise party for her on Sunday. This is the card I made for her (she likes purple). It uses the beautiful retired Cottage Wall dp and my favorite layout for showing off beautiful dp. I call it a "fold over dp" card. You start with a quarter sheet of cs (old olive). Cut a piece of dp at 4" x 4-1/2" and one at 3-1/2" x 4" and score each at 1/2" along the 4" side. So they become 3-3/4" x 4-1/2" and 3-1/2' x 3-1/2". Attach both pieces to at 3-3/4" x 5" card stock (orchid opulence)and attach that to the card base (olive). Decorate as desired and you're done. It's simple to do, but I always have to look up the measurements.

Happy Stamping and Happy Valentine's Day! Mary

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jan 13th Technique Class, Finally

My DH helped me figure out why I couldn't upload photos (you have to turn the camera on? Really??? Normally I set my camera on my Kodak Easy Share printer dock, which eliminates this step) and so I am FINALLY able to post again! These are the cards we made in my last Technique Class. Boy does that seem like eons ago!

Project 1 Faux Diamonds Heart Card

sets- teeny tiny wishes, always
cs- real red, very vanilla, red glimmer paper
ink- versamark pad, real red pad & ink cartridge, basic black pad
access- always in bloom wheel, iridescent ice ep,pinking hearts punch, heart to heart punch, red gg ribbon, dimensionals

Project 2 Faux Doily Valentine Girl Card

sets- greeting card kids, grateful greetings, i heart hearts
cs- real red, very vanilla, red glimmer paper
ink- real red & basic black pads, blush blossom marker
access- watercolor wonder crayons, blender pens, 2-1/2" circle punch, pinking hearts corner punch, heart to heart punch, two-way glue pen

Project 3 Pine Tree Card, wet paper technique

sets- lovely as a tree, hope happens, silhouette sentiments
cs- soft suede, naturals ivory, watercolor paper, old olive
ink- early espresso pad and marker, always artichoke soft suede, old olive markers

Project 4 Humming Bird Card

sets- elements of style
cs- textured black, naturals ivory, very vanilla, love letters dp
ink- basic black & crumb cake pads
access- boho blossoms punch, scallop oval punch, 1/16" hand held punch, basic glimmer brads, frost white shimmer paint

Contact me if you want to learn any of the techniques we used in this class.

Happy Stamping! Mary