Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lap of Luxury

Good morning, wow, this is out of control, this is going to make a total of 3 posts in 1 week, there's no way Sherri (my SIL) is going to stay safe on the couch when she sees this one - apply your seatbelt Sherri, this is a double post.

My favourite color is purple (no, I'm not a Donny Osmond fan!), and one of the In Colors this year is Concord Crush, and to make that color even better there is Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Lap of Luxury that coordinates with the Concord Crush ~ yum!!!!

The base of this card is Concord Crush, and then I ran Very Vanilla through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and then use a Sponge Dauber and the Concord Crush Ink Pad to add some color to the Very Vanilla Cardstock.
I did the quilt style for today's card, cutting strips of the Lap of Luxury DSP in different widths and gluing them to a piece of cardstock 4" x 5" with my Anywhere Glue Stick.  I then rank it through my Big Shot with the Top Note Die, and then ran it through my Big Shot again with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Then I applied a piece of Sticky Strip across the center of the Top Note Die Cut and placed the Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon in a "jagged" type maner.

This is the final product...

Stamp Sets: Occasional Quotes (level 3 hostess set)
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Lap of Luxury
Ink: Concord Crush
Punches:  Decorative Label Punch, 2" x 1-3/8" Oval Punch
Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dot Textured Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Sticky Strip, SNAIL, Dimensionals, Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Anywhere Glue Stick

  1. Make sure you have your card stock placed properly over the Top Note Die before you run it through the Big Shot.
  2. I applied the Anywhere Glue Stick all over the 4" x 5" card stock before I applied the strips of DSP, this makes it easier because you can "slide" the DSP into place before it dries.

When I make cards sometimes I make duplicates, and that was my intention this morning, but when I ran my card stock through the Big Shot with the Top Note Die, I didn't have the card stock placed properly over the Top Note Die (I was still working on my 1st cup of coffee I think) and so 1 side of the Top Note was cut off.  I didn't want to waste what I had left, so I improvised, and came up with this.

I don't really like this one as much as the first one, but overall it's not bad.

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Blushing Bride
Designer Series Paper: Lap of Luxury
Classic Ink: Concord Crush
Punches: Modern Label Punch, Work Window Punch
Accessories: Big Shot Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dot Textured Embossing Folder, Sticky Strip, SNAIL, Dimensionals, Concord Crush 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Anywhere Glue Stick

  1. Make sure you have your card stock placed properly over the Top Note Die before you run it through the Big Shot ~ but you know what they say "there are not mistakes in stampin', only opportunities"
I hope you enjoyed my post today.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Notably Ornate

Hi again, 2 posts in 1 week, WOW!  My sister-in-law left me a comment today saying she almost fell off the couch when she seen that I post.  Well, I wonder what 2 posts in 1 week will do to her?  LOL.

Today's card is made with the stamp set Nortably Ornate, I LOVE this set.  Why, you ask?  Well I really don't know why, but there is something about it that draws me to it.

Check out the card, maybe you'll see what I mean.

Isn't it fun!

Stamp Sets:  Notably Ornate
Ink:  Basic Black
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Designer Series Paper:  Love Letter
Punches:  Modern Label Punch
Accessories:  1 1/4" Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Snips, SNAIL

  1. When cutting the ribbon, you only need to cut enough to fold over the edges ~ this way you just tape or SNAIL the ribbon to the back of the DSP.  It helps your ribbon go a little bit farther.
  2. The main image of the card was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock with Basic Black ink and then I cut it out with my Paper Snips.  I really hate cuting things, it is a pain; but I've learned that if you move the card stock as you're cutting, and not the Paper Snips it makes cutting a little easier.
  3. The "just because" was also stamped on Very Vanilla card stock and then punched out using the Modern Label Punch.  To do the layering with the Riding Hood Red card stock I punched out a piece using the Modern Label Punch and then cut it in half so that it layers the "just because" on both ends.
Well, that's all for today.  I hope you enjoyed my card.  And, Sherri I hope you didn't hurt yourself when you fell off the couch.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Long Time No Post

It feels good to be back, I'm sorry I haven't posted in such a long time.  I started a new job in December, I'm the interim nurse manager on the unit that I've worked on for 12 years now.  I'm really enjoying it, honestly more than I thought I would, but it takes a lot of my time.  I've been making cards over the last several months, I just haven't taken time to post.

Anyways, it feels good to be posting again, and I promise I'll work on some time management skills, and try not to go such a long time without posting again.

Todays card is a CASE (I'm sorry, I don't remember where I seen this card, if you do let me know, I'd love to give credit where credit is due!!

Cardstock:  Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink:  Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Sets:  Aviary, Thank You Kindly
Accessories:  Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Framed Tulips, Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Concord Crush 1/2-inch Stitched-Poly Ribbon Big Shot and Basic Pearls

  1. You definitely need the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to make this card...the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig is a beautiful thing.
Well, that's it for today, I hope you enjoy the card, and I'll see you soon.