Saturday, January 31, 2015

February Club - Building Block Cards & SUO Challenge #115 Valentine Wishes

Valentine Building Card
This is the first of the cards my club will make on Wed.  It also my version of the SUO Challenge #115 Valentine Wishes.  See the link on the right column of my blog if you want to play along.

sets - Petite Pairs, retired caligraphy alphabet (could substitute Sophisticated Serifs in the Occasions catalog)
cs - real red, whisper white, early espresso, blushing bride, red glimmer paper
ink - early espresso pad
access - big shot and happy hearts TIEF, 8" real red stitched grossgrain ribbon, dimensionals
punches - scallopped tag topper, sweet heart, itty bitty accents punch pack

It's hard to see in my photo, but I've textured the whole front blushing bride piece, the left bb inside piece but only the bottom of the bb right inside piece.  That way there's some place to write your message.
Valentine Building Card, open
Get Well Building Card
Get Well Building Card
sets - Painted Petals, And Many More, retired caligraphy alphabet (could substitute Sophisticated Serifs in the Occasions catalog)
cs - soft sky, whisper white, wild wasabi
ink - wild wasabi and daffodil delight pads
access - big shot and spring flowers TIEF, 6" painted blooms cotton twine (wild wasabi), dimensionals
punches - scallopped tag topper, word window and modern label

Again, I didn't texture with the spring flowers on the right inside piece so there would be some place to write a message.

Get Well Building Card, open
This is a "z-fold" type of card.  I saw a tutorial on SCS for a building block card a year ago and have wanted to make it ever since.  They have a great tutorial and video, so I won't try to recreate it.

Here are a few ideas for the greetings on the blocks (any 4 or 3 letter word works well):


Happy Stamping!  Mary

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cheryl's Cards

 SAB Birthday card front

SAB Birthday card guts

 SAB Bird card

Layered Butterfly thinlits card front

Layered Butterfly thinlits card guts

Butterfly thinlits window card

SAB Lemon card

 SAB Lemon card guts

SAB Lotus card on Irrisitably Yours dsp

Painted Petals card front

Painted Petals card guts
Love these cards my girlfriend made with great product from the occasions and SAB catalogs.  They sure get my creative juices flowing!  How about you?

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, January 23, 2015

Prize Time Afternoon Make-n-take

SAB Card
This is one of the cards we made in the afternoon at Prize Time.  It uses SAB DSP and the ribbon and button accessory pack.  I had to leave early so I didn't get to make the other cards.

I have some fun cards to share with you on Mon. that my friend Cheryl made.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, January 22, 2015

More Prize Time Morning Make-n-takes

Matchbook Card

Gift Card Holder


File Card with Insert
We made these cards at Prize Time in the morning also.  They are from the Hooray It's Your Day project kit in the Occasions catalog.  It has supplies to make 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) for only  $24.95!  It uses the spritzing technique on patterned DSP that resists ink.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Prize Time Morning Make-n-takes

The New Treat Bag Thinlits Die is Cool!

The Bokeh Technique (on the word "cake")

cute and very easy card!
This is half of the cards we made during the morning session.  I'll show you the others tomorrow.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Prize Time Gift - Book marker

Book Marker from Diedre (sp?) 
This lovely embossed book marker was given to me at our last demo get together by a sideline.

Tami, my up line, gave us a bounty of merchandise including:   the "Hooray It's Your Day" card kit, Irresistibly Yours SAB DSP, and Stacked with Love washi tape!  Plus we did lots of make-n-takes and she provided lunch and dessert.  Thanks Tami!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Photopolymer Sets!

See the links to the right side bar for 2 new photopolymer sets.  They are $15.95 each.  The "Oodles of Smooches" set is perfect for creating Valentines cards.  The "Better than Email" set has lots of images for the backs of your cards that include the copywrite logo and meet the angel policy requirements.  There are also images for your hand knit products and baked goodies.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Jan Club - Marquee Cards!

Birthday Marquee Card
sets - Big Day
cs - tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, whisper white, and black chalkboard paper
ink - tempting turquoise and basic black pads, rose coral chalk ink pad
access - big shot, banner framelits, sticky strip, dimensionals
punches - 1-3/4" circle
Birthday Marquee Card,open

Valentine Marquee Card

sets - Good Greetings
cs - blushing bride, real red, basic gray, and real red glimmer paper
ink -real red pad
access - big shot, banner framelits, heart framelits, red stitched grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, dimensionals
punches - 1-3/4" circle, scalloped tag topper, sweetheart
Valentine Marquee Card, open

Valentine Marquee Card, open
I saw Marquee cards on Jan Tink's blog back in 2009.  I always wanted to make one, but never seemed to get around to it.  Then I saw a version of it on Dawn Olchefske's blog.  Her video made it look so easy that I thought I'd give it a try.  I want to try one using sticky strip on the inside (like Jan's) instead of dimentionals (like Dawn's), so the card will close better.

I realized that I had to embed the heart on the inside or the "curtains" would get caught on it.  I tried the little heart punch from the itty bitty accents punch pack, but it didn't reach far enough to center it.  So I used the smallest heart from the hearts framelits instead.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Monday, January 5, 2015

Smile Pretty!

Muhlenkamp Family
My bro, a professional photographer, came and took a family photo Jan 3rd.  Chris is a high school senior this year and Ray is a junior!   I'm sad that our time together is soon coming to a close.

Happy New Year!  Mary