Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Paul!

My brother's birthday is today.  He's a fisherman, so I have always wanted to make him a special card.  However, I don't own a fisherman set, so I had to think outside the box.  I remember seeing the fish image from By the Tide stamped on colored paper, so that was my inspiration.

sets- sassy salutations, by the tide
cs- bermuda bay, white, calypso coral, crushed curry, garden green
ink- bermuda bay, garden green
access- bs and fancy fan TIEF, linen thread, 1/16" hole punch, paper snips, dimensionals

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Endless Wishes Class

It was a small group last night but we had a great time.  We had a delicious potluck, which gave us more energy to stamp!  Everyone got their own EW set (now unavailable.  It was so popular that it sold out twice!), rhinestones, snail refill, and pkg of notecards and envelopes.  We had room to spread out and everyone went to town!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Card Class

Thanksgiving Card, front
This first card was inspired by this swap I received from Convention.  I used a retired set, but you could easily use the leaf stamp from the Holiday catalog like the swap I received.

sets- With Gratitude, retired, Fabulous Phrases, Tags for You
cs- cherry cobbler, tangerine tango, whisper white, daffodil delight
ink- cherry cobbler, tangerine tango, daffodil delight
access- big shot and fancy fan TIEF, dimensionals, large and scallop oval punches
Thanksgiving Card, open

Thankful Card, front
seta- Truly Grateful, Designer Type photopolymer, retired
cs- chocolate chip, vanilla, soft sky, sweater weather dsp, crushed curry
ink- choc chip an soft sky pads
access- big shot, expressions framelits, wax paper, multiuse self adhesive sheets, linen thread, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1/8" hole punch, scallop ribbon border punch, dimensionals

Julie Beltramo gave our Inkerbelle group the idea of putting a 1" strip of adhesive sheet on the back side of the card stock before running it through the big shot with a piece of wax paper and expressions thinlit.
Thankful Card,open

Christmas Card #1, front
sets- Calm Christmas
cs- white, midnight muse
ink- marina mist
access- big shot, apothecary accents framelits, sponge, dimensionals, frosted finishes embellishments, mini glue dots, midnight muse ribbon
Christmas Card #1,open

Christmas Card #2, front
This was a card I received at my Inkerbelles Swap at Convention.  I realized as I made it that it's more difficult than it looks!

sets- delightful dozen, mosaic madness
cs- pear pizzazz, vanilla, real red
ink- real red, pear pizzazz
access- big shot, mosaic madness TIEF, mosaic madness punch, mini glue dots, green glue

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, November 15, 2013

Swaps from Vacaville August Shoebox, part 2

Denise Waddell, sunburst card
Cheryl Gray

Cheryl Gray, open
 I guess I should have shown Halloween cards before the holiday was over!  I can see this layout using X-mas dsp holding a holiday treat.

Denise Waddell - Flip Card

Denise Waddell - Flip Card open

Lynn Lang

Lynn Lang, open
Lynn's card has a fun inside holding a recipe.  Wouldn't this be fun to send atop a plate of yummy cookies!
Lynn Lang, inside recipe

Mary Beth Thrasher
What a unique and beautiful card!
Mary Beth Thrasher, open

Mary Jones, close up
Mary Jones
 I love Mary's simple use of Washi tape.  Did you know you can tear it?  It's really simple and fun to use.  It's also repositionable.
Mary Jones, inside

I just love those glimmery snowflakes on the neutral dsp.  Isn't the gate-fold opening fun?
Vicki, inide

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Swaps from Vacaville August Shoebox, part 1

Ann Clemmer
Ann Clemmer, up close

Gladys Landon

Judy Phillips

Margaret Utt

My Card - Mary Muhlenkamp

Olive Barnes

Valerie Degree
Valerie Degree, open.  Actually on Vallery's card had this image punched out and attached to the front.
Happy Stamping!  Mary

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy 17th Birthday Chris!

Chris's Jr CPHS Photo
  My son Chris celebrated his 17th birthday today.

Ray snitches some cake


Monday, November 11, 2013

Nov Club - Pop-out Window with Peek-a-boo Frame

Tami's Card

Tami's Card open
This is a card I received from my upline, Tami Waddel, that inspired the following cards for my Nov. club.   I had to do something different, because I didn't have the adorable sets she has from the Holiday catalog.  Plus, I wanted to make a Thanksgiving and Christmas card using the same technique, so my club members could master it.
Thanksgiving Card, front

Thanksgiving Card, front window open

Thanksgiving Card, inside
sets - Truly Grateful, Tags for You
cs - chocolate chip- 5.5 x 8.5", vanilla- 5.25 x 4" guts, 2.25" sq, & 2 x 2.75", tangerine tango- 3.25 x 2.75", Sweater Weather DSP- 5.25 x 4"
ink - tangerine tango and chocolate chip pads
access - Big Shot, Peek-a-boo Frames die, 6" chocolate chip gg ribbon, 6" linen thread, mini glue dots, horizontal slot punch, witches brew washi tape

Christmas Card, front

Christmas Card, front window open
Christmas Card, inside
sets - Endless Wishes
cs - vanilla- 5.5 x 8.5", 2.25" sq, & 2 x 2.75" cherry cobbler- 3.25 x 2.75"
ink - cherry cobbler pad and encore gold pad
access - Big Shot, Peek-a-boo Frames die, Delicate Designs TIEF, 6" cherry cobbler seam binding, 6" cobbler baker's twine, mini glue dots, horizontal slot punch, season of style washi tape

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 Happy Stamping!  Mary