Hand Made Cards

Serene Thoughtful Branches

Have you ordered your Thoughtful Branches bundle yet?
You only have today and tomorrow to place that order.
This beautiful bundle won't be available on Thursday.
I have a class tomorrow night and we are going to
make a wonderful four season 11" x 14" framed art piece.
You have to have the bundle to recreate it (I'm a couple other stamp sets too).
Wait until you see it -- I'll post that on Thursday but the bundle will no longer be available.

Today I'm sharing a gorgeous card made using the Thoughtful Branches bundle and the
Serene Scenery designer paper stack.  This paper is fabulous -- it looks like a photo.
I swear you could put some of the papers in a frame by itself -- it is that wonderful.
Any -- here is the card.
Scenic Branches

Very sweet & simple to make.
Stamp the "ground" several times right on the designer paper.
Ink the leaf stamp with Old Olive and stamp -- clean -- ink again with Crushed Curry.
Cut out two tree with the framelit -- both from Tip Top Taupe cardstock -- sponge edges.
Cut out tree top from Crushed Curry cardstock -- sponge edge.
Assemble card.

See I told you it was sweet & simple.

Peace on Earth

I know it's still August but I am preparing for the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.
We can start ordering from it on Thursday -- woohoo!!!
To get you ready I thought I would share a card with you that uses supplies
that are in the Annual Catalog -- yes you can start preparing for the holidays with stamp sets that you may already have.  This card is clean and simple.  It was a swap card from an event I attended this past weekend.  I didn't find a name on the swap so I'm sorry I can't give credit to the designer. 
Peace on Earth
She used the Softly Falling embossing folder for the background.
The stamping is done with the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set and Night of Navy ink.
She cut out Peace using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.
Don't you love the "On Earth" banner?  That was cut out using the Bunch of Banners framelits.  And don't forget the finishing touch -- Rhinestones -- one in the center of the snowflake and a couple scattered on the card front.

Shaker Bees

Here is the final card we did at my Stamp of the Month Class.
We used the bees from the Shooting Star stamp set and made a
shaker card -- so cute.

Shaker BeesBasic Black card base
Daffodil Delight layer
Irresistibly Floral designer paper -- I used the
Sponge Brayer and Daffodil Delight ink rolled over the paper -- so cool.

I just love these little bees inside.

Confetti Celebration Spinner Card

At my Stamp of the Month Class this week,
we used the Sliding Star framelit with the Shooting Star stamp set.
I wanted to show them how easy it is to switch stamp sets and still use
the framelits.  So I pulled out the Confetti Celebration stamp set and love how this card turned out.

Birthday Spinner
Flirty Flamingo card base.
Layer of Basic Black
Whisper White -- stamp light strings across the top
Cut out the circles with the framelit.
I stamped two stars and cut out with Paper Snips.
One star is attached to card.
The second star is attached to the top of a penny that is
sandwiched to another penny with dimensionals.

Twirl the star around the circle -- kids will love to receive this card.

Shooting Star

My inspiration for this card came from fellow demonstrator Brian King.
I loved this color combination and added a bit of my own.

The Shooting Star stamp set and Sliding Star framelit make this card easy to assemble.

Shooting Star
Card base -- Pumpkin Pie
Basic Grey layer
Whisper White -- add strip of Neutral Background designer paper and strip of Basic Gray cardstock.

I stamped You Are Amazing from Cottage Greeting stamp set.
Cut "smiley" using the Sliding Star framelit.

Stamp star on Whisper White cardstock with Stazon ink
Cut out with framelit -- Color with markers.

Stack two dimensionals (with points cut off) between two pennies.
Glue star on to penny and slip into "smiley" face.

Tilt card and watch the shooting star -- so fun.

Halloween Spook House

You should be receiving your Holiday Catalog in the mail over the next couple of days.
You can't start ordering for a little over a week yet but I know you are going to love it, I sure do.  I've been playing with some new Christmas goodies but I can't share those with you yet, they are for a display/demo that I'm doing this weekend so you'll see them soon enough.

Today I'm sharing an adorable card that was shared with me by fellow demonstrator
Sandy Carlson.  I love making Halloween projects -- the colors are great!!!
Sandy created this card using some brand new products from the Holiday Catalog, so here's your first sneak peek into all of the fun.
Spook House
She used Halloween Night designer paper, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper,
Halloween Scare stamp set and the "trick or treat" stamp came from
Spooky Fun stamp set.

I know this is a tease but you will want to get your wish list started because Halloween will be here before we know it and I want you to be prepared.

Jar of Love Flower Bouquet

This is the final card from our Pool Party.
Roseann, one of my team members, designed this card.
She used the Jar of Love stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Jars framelits.
She added some Gold Wink of Stella to the center of the flowers.

Roseann's Jar of Love

Floral Phrases Wedding Wishes

I hope you aren't tired of Floral Phrases yet because I have one more to share with you from our Pool Party.  Team member Roseann designed this beautiful card.  She paid the stamp set with the Floral Boutique designer paper.  You just can't go wrong with this wonderful duet.

Roseann's Floral Phrases
Roseann used the Curvy Trio punch to help create elegant corners.
Unfortunately this great punch retired so you'll have to improvise just a bit.
That's the reason you need to check closely when the retired list comes out -- you don't want to miss out on those great products.