Monday, January 28, 2013

Masculine Sympathy Cards

Sympathy Card #1, front and inside

 I had some pieces leftover from my Winter SAS and I needed a masculine sympathy card.  So I redesigned Cheryl's card to create these.  I like to have sympathy cards on hand because it's not something I like to make when the occasion sadly comes up.

sets- crosses of hope, thoughts and prayers
cs- white, baja, NQN, twitterpated dsp
ink- NQN pad, and wild wasabi pad for card #2
access- pool party baker's twine, big shot, windows framelits, square lattice TIEF
punches- lg oval, word window decorative label, bitty  butterfly punch

Sympathy Card #2, front

Sympathy Card #2, inside
I really wanted to try out my new bitty butterfly punch.  It's so cute!  Not really masculine, but the color is, so it works.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winter SAS; Simple , but Satisfying!

#1 Winter Window Card
 The first card was the reason I had this class!  I miscalculated the number of Christmas cards I was making and caught the mistake after punching out the ovals and embossing the front.  I could finish the extra fifty cards, or redesign them for a Winter SAS!  This was my Christmas card.  I bought the Button Buddies set when it was 50% off and was just itching to use it.   Doesn't the snowman fit perfectly through the window? I also wanted to use the Delicate Details TIEF.  Teeny Tiny Wishes is the perfect set for multiple greeting options and was the right size to easily stamp on the ovals which were  already punched out.  Colors are night of navy and very vanilla.

#2 Winter Snowman/Friend Card
I copied the second card almost exactly from one my friend Cheryl designed.  I like the window framelits.  I changed the dsp to Twitterpated because I didn't have the paper she used.  The colors are whisper white, not quite navy and baja breeze.  The sentiment on the inside is from the Made for You set and has three greeting options.
#2 Winter Snowman/Friend Card, inside (one option)

#3 Love Card, some options
 I could make a gazillion of these cards because they're sooooo easy!  And there are tons of image options!  The set, Pretty Petites, will be offered as an item you can earn for FREE when you spend $50 during SAB Jan 22, 2013 to March 22, 2013.  The petite curly label punch can also be gotten as a FREE SAB item.  This card was inspired by one I saw here on Ruth's blog.
#3 Love Card, red glimmer or raspberry ripple option
Tip:  There's a neat trick for the red glimmer paper option.  It's easy enough to snail the glimmer paper to the card front, but difficult for a dimensional to stick on the glimmer side and pop up the petite curly label.  So after punching the large curly label out of the red glimmer paper, but before adhering it to the card front, punch a small flower using the itty bitty punch pack out of the center of the curly label.  Then adhere it to the card front.  Place a dimensional to the card front through the little flower shaped hole; then pop up the petite curly label on that.  Sorry I didn't take a photo of this step!
#3 Love Card, some inside options
 We just stamped a simple greeting from the retired Well Scripted set, but any set would work.

#4 Valentine Treat
For our final project we made candy treats using the exclusive Valentine Treats bundle that's available only until Mon Jan 21, 2013.  Everyone stamped the heart image 5 times on a 2-1/8" x 11" strip of whisper white cs with versamark ink.  Then it was heat embossed with melon mambo ep and punched out using the full heart punch.  A dimensional holds it to the cello bag of candy conversation hearts.  Tip: before removing the protective layer strip of the cello bag, be sure your fingers are free of sugar dust from the candy or it won't be sticky and close.

Every one loved these simple projects.  They were easy and quick to complete.  Everyone finished 8 cards and 5 candy treats in under 2 hours!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Monday, January 14, 2013

Jan Club - Slider Cards

Club Projects and Valentine Treat Gift to Members

Winter Slider Card, Project #2

Love Slider Card, Project #1

These slider cards are so much fun to make!  I modified the size so I could get two of the card bases out of one sheet of 8.5" x 11" piece of card stock.  I was inspired four years ago to make these by one I made (designed by Patti Lee) at a shoebox swap in Vacaville.  Patti used to be a SU! demonstrator, part of the Wacky Stampers group I'm in, and very talented.  You can see her directions or look at the ones on Split Coast Stampers.  Please e-mail me if you want the supply list or directions for my card.  You can have a seam showing on the back or not depending how you do the last step.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, January 11, 2013

Winter SAS Sneak Peak

Jan 17, 2013 Winter SAS
Can't wait until we make these fun cards and candy treats next Thur!  The class is full and should be a creative get away!  We'll make four of the Button Buddy snowman card with choice of greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, two of the Snow Much Fun card with greeting choice from Made for You set (inside), two of the simple "love" card made with the new SAB items, and five valentine treat holders made with an exclusive set that's only available until Jan 21st!

Check back on Mon to see the great slider cards we made.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, January 3, 2013

SU! is offering two great Valentine specials Jan 3-21, 2013.  Click here to see all the details!  I am having a class on Thur, Jan. 17, 2013 and we'll be using the Valentine Treat Bundle.  I will have a few retired "Valentine" items for sale at the class!