Friday, June 26, 2015

Prize Time Projects, part 2

Cottage Greetings Card Kit, card 1

Cottage Greetings Card Kit, card 2

Cottage Greetings Card Kit, card 3
I love the Cottage Greetings Card Kit and want to use it in a class.  Let me know if you'd be interested!  The kit details are on p. 154 in the new catty.

Tin of Cards Project Kkit
The Tin of Cards Project Kit comes with a great tin and fun dividers.  The cards aren't bad and can be made with whatever greeting you choose.  I forgot to photograph them, but you can see them on the  cover of the new catalog and on p.152

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Prize Time Projects, part 1

Celebrate card
 This was one of my favorites.  We used the new photopolymer set Wild About Flowers and the new Watercolor Wash background stamp.  I love using the mini stapler to attach things.  I didn't think I liked the new IC dotted lace ribbon, but it's great!  Very pliable and easy to work with.  The corrugated paper is fun too and adds interesting texture.  The expressions natural elements add a quick and fun greeting.  They are another product that I didn't expect to like!

Garateful card
I was so glad we got to use the white perfect accents.  I had wanted to order them and now I don't have to, though I might need more.  We used the white corrugated paper and the new lots of labels framelits.  Those weren't on my wish list, but they are now!  I always like to add washi tape to a project. The silver thread is very fine and hard to see in the photo.  I like the way it will stay tied.  Or you can easily put down fast fuse and it will stay put without tying!

Gift Bag, lg size
We got to use the new gift bag punch board.  That was fun!  I want to try it some more.  I didn;t think I wanted it, but now I'm contemplating it.  The "large" refers to the base of the bag.  You can make any of the sizes any height you want.   That new ribbon is so easy to tie!
Gift Bag, lg size

Framed Wall Art
This wall art was quick, easy and fun.  Elizabeth Price used an old frame she found at a good will and spray painted.  I might try that.
Framed Wall Art, closer view
The Elegant Dots TIEF very pretty.  I saw the triple banner punch in th preview and was very interested, but then decided against it.  After using it. SO EASY, I decided I do want it!

Would you be interested in making wall art?  What size?  Would you want the frame included in the class price?  Shoot me an e-mail and let me know your thoughts.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Inkerbelle's Prize Time - Goodies

Fun New Goodies
I got to go to Prize Time at Tami's on June 6th.  We were treated to lunch and delicious macarons in honor of the new In Color, mint macaron.  We made some fun items that I will show in the next couple posts.  We also got the above goodies.  And all of it was FREE! I'll have to adjust my new catalog order.


  1. corrugated paper, 12x12", 4 shts.  2 each of white and kraft
  2. heavy white cs
  3. silver metalic thread
  4. gold metalic thread
  5. white perfect accents
  6. classy designer buttons
  7. expressions natural elements
  8. smoky slate thick baker's twine
Thanks Tami!   I love being part of her Inkerbelles group.  If you join the SU family under me you'll be in my  M&M Sweet Stamper's group and in the Inkerbelle's group. As an M&M Sweet Stamper you'll get invited to a fun quarterly meeting, including dessert.  As an Inkerbelle you'll have the oportunity to qualify for Prize Time, which is a blast.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day Dave!

Father's Day Card, open front

Father's Day Card, open inside

Father's Day Card, close up front

Father's Day Card, open inside befrore adhering side to back with fast fuse

Father's Day Card, open inside left top panel

Father's Day Card, open inside top right panel
I made this for my DH.  It's a corner pop up card.

sets -  and many more, the wetlands, all year cheer II (retired)
cs - 8-1/2" sq island indigo scored at 4-1/4", whisper white, aventure bound dsp
ink - basic grey, island indigo
access - neutrals and regals candy dots, big shot & retired designer frames tief, lg oval punch, dimensionals, fast fuse

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Congrats Caroline!

Caroline's "Corner Pop Up" Graduation Card. front
Caroline's "Corner Pop Up" Graduation Card. back
 The colors I used are night of navy (card base), pacific point, cherry cobbler and whisper white.
Caroline's "Corner Pop Up" Graduation Card. opening 
Caroline's "Corner Pop Up" Graduation Card, open outside

Caroline's "Corner Pop Up" Graduation Card, open top view 

Caroline's "Corner Pop Up" Graduation Card, inside left top panel

Caroline's "Corner Pop Up" Graduation Card, inside right top panel

My Inspiration, Sweatshirt from Online Store
Congrats to Caroline who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, an ivy league college.  My friend Patty had asked me to make this card.  I was honored as Caroline is our friend Alexandra's daughter.  Alexandra died of renal cell cancer ten years ago.  I used to stamp with her, and then her daughter after she passed.  Caroline was only twelve at the time.  She's an engineer and I thought she'd appreciate this mechanical card.   Ok, I believe this is the last of the grad cards I have to share.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Graduation Colleen!

Colleen's Free Standing Pop Up Graduation Card, front

Colleen's Free Standing Pop Up Graduation Card, back

Colleen's Free Standing Pop Up Graduation Card, open

I made Colleen's card a little wider so I could fit on the greeting I wanted.  I think I did that with Emily's card, too.  She graduated from Carondolete, but I used the colors for the college she will attend ing, Vanderbuilt, which are gold and black.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Happy Graduation Kevin!

Kevin's Grad Card, front
Kevin's Grad Card, inside 
My friend Shelagh's son graduated from college and I made him a simply laid out card like the majority of the cards I made for my friend Patty.  See below for the last of the cards I made for her.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Congrats Sean!

My friend made a "corner pop up card" for me years ago.  She was in my club and wanted to give me a card that I hadn't shown her how to make.  She looked up the directions on SCS.  I had seen one in a Stampin' Sucess magazine, but had never made one until this year.  I don't know the official name (I couldn't find it on SCS so I dubbed it a "Corner Pop Up" card.  I thought it fitting to make one for her son's HS graduation.
Sean's DLSHS Graduation "Corner Pop Up Card", front

Sean's DLSHS Graduation "Corner Pop Up Card", open

"Corner Pop Up Card", before adhering side to back (inside)

"Corner Pop Up Card", before adhering side to back (outside)

"Corner Pop Up Card", folds flat to fit in envelope

"Corner Pop Up Card", back with area to write message

KG's Corner Pop Up Card for me, front

KG's Corner Pop Up Card for me, open 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Congrats Megan and Emily!

Megan's Grad Card, front
Megan's Grad Card, back
Megan's Grad Card, open
left top inside
right top inside
folds to mail flat in envelope
out side before adhering side to back
inside before adhering side to back
My friend Patty Beck has a daughter who's graduating from UCLA this weekend.  I would hold stamp parties for her in elementary school!  Her other daughter. Emily, graduated from Carondolete two weeks ago and will attend UCLA in the fall.   I had to make something different for her!

Megan's card is a corner pop up card and Emily's is a free standing pop up card.  They both use Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and Whisper white.

Emily's Card, front

Emily's Card, back

Emily's Card, open
Below is the card Bianca made for Emily for her HS graduation.  I've made this type of card before.  Click HERE to view.  She did a great job.  I love her little diploma.  Oh darn, I forgot to take a photo with the sides open.  I think she had stamped 2015.

I have a few more grad cards to share with you next week!

Happy Stamping!  Mary