Thursday, September 27, 2012

Technique Class Cards

Card #1 PEEK-THRU PUNCH RIBBON CARD. Customers chose one of three In Colors, the "Merry Christmas" card was just a sample showing another possibility of what could be done with this technique.   I saw this card demonstrated at Convention and knew I just had to try it. It's perfect with this month's ribbon promotion!

sets- Sassy Sayings
cs- whisper white 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", 4" square of primrose petals, summer starfruit, or midnight muse
ink- IC markers
access- blossom punch, dimensionals, white gel pen (mine had dried out, so we substituted either white wwc or versamarker and white ep), coordinating IC satin stitched ribbon

SUPPLIES: sets- Mixed Bunch, Made for You
cs- whisper white 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and 5" x 3-3/4", raspberry ripple 5-1/4" x 4"
ink- raspberry ripple pad
access- blossom punch, dahlias, mini glue dots, dimensionals, raspberry ripple stitched satin ribbon

case of a convention swap I received in July
Card #3 STAINED GLASS, to create this technique simply emboss your image (any color, we used white here) on vellum, then color it in on the back side with markers.   Be sure to put a neutral color cs behind it so the image pops out. 

sets-Bordering on Romance, Bring on the Cake
cs- calypso coral, whisper white, vellum
ink- white craft pad, calypso coral pad and marker, lucky limeade marker
access- Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet TIEF, Perfect Pennants die, 2-1/2" circle punch, white ep, heat tool, pearls, sponge, dimensionals

sets- Mixed Medley (hostess), Delightful Dozen
cs- rich razzleberry 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and scrap, gumball green 3" square and scrap, basic black 2-3/4" square, whisper white guts 4 x 5-1/4" and scrap, tangerine tango scrap
ink- basic black and tangerine tango pads
access- 5" gumball green satin stitched ribbon, Big Shot, Spider Web TIEF, 3/4" circle punch, 1-1/4" scallop circle punch, dimensionals

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, September 21, 2012

Convention Swaps, Border Frame

This swap I received from Brenda Blum has a fun border frame made with the dotted scallop ribbon border punch, I've been wanting to try something like this for a long time!

Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Convention Swaps, chocolate

This card is making me hungry! It's by Olive Barnes, a member of the Inkerbelles group I'm in.

:( I really feel like stamping today, but can't because our carpets were cleaned. Hopefully they'll dry quickly!

Happy Stamping! Mary

Monday, September 17, 2012

Convention Swaps, Stained Glass Technique

I love this swap I received at Convention from Terry Morrelli. I want to recreate it in a class since I have almost everything she used! I don't think I have ever taught the stained glass technique, either, so that would be fun.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Convention Swaps, Christmas

Have you started your Christmas cards yet? This is the card my friend Cathy made for our Inkerbelles' swap at Convention. I just love it!

Happy Stamping! Mary

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Convention Swaps, Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives

I thought this swap from Olivia was a good one to share today in remembrance of those who lost their lives. We will be creating something sort of similar in an upcoming class.

sets- mixed bouquet
cs- very vanilla, early espresso
ink- early espresso
access- dimensionals, scallop border ribbon punch, blossom punch, brad, sponge

Happy Stamping! Mary

Friday, September 7, 2012

Convention Swaps, Betsy's Blossom and Bright Blossoms

Swap by Dawn Vanderlaan. I love her unique layering and how she fit the tulip image from the bright blossoms set onto the petals of the blossom punch.

sets- Betsy's Blossom, Bright Blossom, Circle Circus, Made for You
cs- raspberry ripple, whisper white
ink- new IC's
access- big shot and polka dots ef, gumball green 3/8" stitched satin ribbon, dimensionals
punches- large oval, blossom, 2.5" circle, itty bitty shapes punch pack

swap by unknown

Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Convention Swaps, Christmas, Digital and Loads of Texture

Swap by unknown

This was the only digital card that I received. Swap by unknown. Supplies: MDS You are my sunshine kit; Holiday blitz digital stamp set, Basic grey button embellishment

Swap by Marlene Salvato. This card sure has a lot of wonderful texture.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to Spool

So the kids are back in school after the 3-day weekend and SU has a great deal for you! Actually it started on Sept 1st and runs the whole month. "Wat is it?" you ask. Well, you get a FREE spool of ribbon with every $40 purchase. The ribbon that you will receive is the new 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in all 5 new In Colors. It's really supple, vibrant, and just great.

Choose from the following ribbons:

#126848 Gumball Green 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
#126847 Midnight Muse 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
#126844 Primrose Petals 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
#126845 Rasperry Ripple 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
#126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon

So if you purchase $160 you earn Hostess benefits and you can get all 5 colors of ribbon!

Watch "Will it Embelish?", a funny video that SU put out to show what you can do with the ribbon.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Convention Swaps, Sympathy

I just love this swap I received from Ginny Harrel. I really like it when a person lists the supplies used for the swap.

sets- Love & Sympathy
cs- whisper white, perfect plum
ink- old olive, elegant eggplant, crumb cake
access- delicate designs ef,large scallop edgelits, big shot, perfect plum taffeta ribbon

Happy Stamping! Mary

Sunday, September 2, 2012

CASE'ing Convention Swaps Class

Convention Swap by Julie Beltramo

CASE'd Card #1 Supplies:
sets- Moving Forward
cs- crumb cake 4.25x11" and 3" square, early espresso 4x5.25", primrose petals 4x3.5", IC dsp (primrose petals) 4x2", very vanilla 2.75" square and 4x5.25" guts
ink- early espresso pad, primrose petals, lucky limeade & midnight muse markers
access- Big Shot & Pennants die, 2.5" circle and scallop edge punches, gold or silver brads, paper piercer & mat pack, crumb cake seam binding or primrose petals stitched satin ribbon

Convention Swap by Patty Edwards

CASE'd Card #2 Supplies:
sets- Serene Silhouettes, Lacy and Lovely
cs- very vanilla 4.25x11" and scraps, raspberry ripple 4x5.25" and 4.25x1/8", soft suede scraps, retired dsp 4.25x0.5"
ink- soft suede and raspberry ripple pads
access- Big Shot and fancy fan ef, rhinestones, dazzling diamonds glitter, 2-way glue pen, dimensionals
punches- 1.75" circle, 2.5" circle, large oval, scallop oval

Convention Swap, by unknown

CASE'd Card #3 Supplies:
sets- Fabulous Phrases
cs- daffodil delight 8.5x5.5" and scraps for punching, baja breeze 4x5.25", brights dsp (pumpkin pie), basic black scraps
ink- poppy parade (swap used tangerine tango) marker and pad
access- Big Shot and Chevron ef, dimensionals, rhinestones
punches- bird builder, 1.25" circle, blossom, modern label, small oval (swap used little labels punch pack)

Convention Swap, by unknown

CASE'd Card #4 Supplies:
set- Sassy Sentiments
cs- whisper white 5.5x 8.5" & 2x4.25", tangerine tango 2.5x4.25", brights dsp for punching
ink- tangerine tango pad
access- Big Shot and polka dots ef, pearls, dimensionals, elegant butterfly and scallop trim border punches

Happy Stamping! Mary

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Convention Swaps

I received this swap from Beverly Stewart. At first I didn't think much of it, but when I saw the way it opened to reveal the whole flower, it made more of an impression on me. The following is the recipe Beverly included on the back of her swap ~

stamps: mixed bunch, my friend, up up and away (leaf)
paper: whisper white and various colors
ink: black craft, versamark and colors to match papers
accessories: markers, dimensionals, clear ep, color coach for matching a variety of colors

This swap's colors look like pretty in pink, certainly celery and marina mist.

Have a great Labor Day weekend! My son is in a basketball tournament and has 2 games this afternoon and another on Mon. Hopefully I can get in a little stamp time.