Whew...the last couple months have just been busy busy busy so I haven't had the time to post anything on my blog. All the cards that you will see below are all using Stampin UP! products....no cricut (gasp) I know. I plan on getting the ol' cricut out & doing some cards later today that I will post as soon as I'm done, I promise!!! So here goes the cards that I have been doing with some friends at a stamp class that I go to each month. (There are 12 cards total so please scroll through to see each one, I know it's a very long post...lol)
This card was made for Father's Day 2010
This was an extrememly quick & easy card to put together, just used some circle punches & the paper piercer with the mat pack to make sure the lines were even.
This technique was so awesome to learn & do...a bit messy if your like me but that's ok! The layer was ran through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder (again all this is through Stampin UP!). After running your cardstock through with your embossing folder, you take in this case Chocolate Chip & just drag the ink pad over the paper & it brings out the pattern more. Like I said super easy, brings out alot more of the pattern, but can be really messy...but it's well worth it!
With this card the "flowers" are actually made using the butterfly punch. After punching out 2 butterflies you spray them lightly with water & hold the center of them (1 at a time) with your thumb & wrap the rest around your finger, uncrinkle & set aside to dry. Do that with each punch & once they are dry you lay them sideways on each other giving you the flower look.
This was an awesome card to make! These flowers are made by hand using some ribbon, you will need some sewing thread & a needle...of course matching the color of your ribbon. If you would like the details on how to make these cute little things shoot me an email I'd be happy to share the instructions with you!
A very simple yet cute card. The background on the cardstock was stamped giving it a little more something than just the plain jane color.
I say this with all the cards but again a very simple card to make. I cannot remember the name of the stamp set but the flower was from the Boho Blossom Extra Large punch, using one of the smaller flowers & added a brad in the middle for something extra.
Super simple card! Again stamped the cardstock to give it some extra color. The stamp set used was Trendy Trees.
This is a beautiful card, the stamped image is kinda hard to see because of the ink that was used...but we did it because we wanted that very lightly stamped look. On the sentiment you can see the new pearls that Stampin Up! have started to sell in there new catalog. I fell in love with them! They are better then any pearls I have used before, they aren't connected to each other (like most are) & have a very good adherance to the back of them!
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome card to make!!! The front of the card was ran through the Big Shot using the Finial Press embossing folder. If you would like instructions on how to make the embellishment (quilted looking design) shoot me an email & I'd be happy to share that with you. I am hoping to make a video showing you how to make this neat embellishment, it's easier than it looks I promise! Another new product that Stampin Up! is carrying is the gem's (bling bling in scrapper world, lol). Again, when I used these I fell in love! They are way easier to use & more affordable then any other that I have found!
These next 2 cards were made extremely fast so they aren't the best but they are homemade & they are part of what I've done lately so I am sharing them with you anyway, lol.
This stamp set is now discontinued...I believe. Once we stamped & colored in the skull image we had to cut it out with scissors (the longest part of doing this card). The background strip is a discontinued die from Stampin Up!.
A very simple birthday card...if you take a bit more time to make it then I did, lol. I was in such a hurry because I was running out of time & had to leave that I got all mixed up & punched out my circle then stamped my image instead of doing it correctly which would be to stamp your image then line it up in your punch & punch it out. The background was just randomly stamped with "Birthday Wishes". The colors do go very well together & you can make this card look very good...unless you are in a hurry like I was.
Hope you have enjoyed all the cards in this long post & I promise there will be more cards & layouts up soon! I will not let it go this long again before another post!