Hand Made Cards

Banners for You

Don't you love when Stampin' Up! comes out with a new stamp set AND it has a coordinating framelit set to make our lives so much easier.  I sure do!!!
Today's card features the Banners for You stamp set and the coordinating framelits, Bunch of Banners.  There are so many fun shaped banner framelits.

Banners for YouThe card base is Island Indigo -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Next a layer of Whisper White -- 4" x 5 1/4"
Blooms & Bliss designer paper is next.
I cut two different patterns.  Each paper is 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"

These are attached to the Whisper White layer and a 5" piece of Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Ribbon is laid across the center and attached to the back.

On a 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the banner with Island Indigo ink.
Stamp the words with Basic Gray.  Cut out with the framelit and attach to the card front with dimensionals.

Moroccan Nights Banners

Today's card has a perfect masculine color scheme -- Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.  This is a strong combination and blended together very well.
Moraccan Nights & BannersThe card base is Very Vanilla with a layer of Delightful Dijon that was embossed using the Elegant Dots embossing folder.  We used 1/2" strips of assorted Moroccan Nights designer paper and the Triple Banner Punch to create five double ended banners of varying lengths.  The banner and greeting is from Thoughtful Banners stamp set and is stamped with Early Espresso ink and punched out using the Duet Banner punch.

Very clean and simple and perfect for that man in your life.

Time to Party

The Pop of Pink Suite in the Annual Catalog has inspired me with black, white and a POP of any other color.  I have been playing with Flirty Flamingo lately and I love that color combination.  I used the Confetti Celebration stamp set and the Pop of Pink designer paper for this card.
BalloonsMy card base is Flirty Flamingo with layers of Black, White, Black and a strip of the Pop of Pink designer paper down the center.  Next I added layers of White, Black, Flirty Flamingo and White that were all cut out using the Layering Squares framelits.  I stamped Time to Party and the banner lights with Black Stazon and colored the lights with the Flirty Flamingo marker.  I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out two Black and one Flirty Flamingo balloons.  I attached Black & White Baker's Twine to the back of each balloon before attaching the balloons to the card.

I love the way this card turned out.

You're a Genius!!

Can you believe it's Monday already?
This weekend flew by.
We had our two older grandsons
for the weekend. 
We had them help cook dinner on
the grill Friday night.
Saturday we had a family reunion
and then on to a graduation party
in the early evening.  Yesterday we
started with church and out for
breakfast, then took them to see
Finding Dory movie.  We ended
the weekend with a nice family
dinner.  Not it's back to the work
week as we prepare for the
holiday weekend and camping
with more family.

Today's card was one of the cards we
made earlier this month at my
Relay for Life Fundraiser.

The stamp set is
Painter's Pallette.
I love this greeting.
It's so different from any
greeting we've had before.
EaselThe card base is Peekaboo Peach.
I embossed the front using the
Sparkles embossing folder.
I added a strip of the Playful Palette
designer paper across the center.
I stamped the art easel on
So Saffron with Stazon ink.
I used the Layering Squares
framelits to cut the center of the
easel out.  I laid Whisper White
cardstock under the So Safron
and stamped the greeting
with Stazon ink in the opening.
I stamped little splotches with
Peekaboo Peach ink.
The stamped White layer is
attached to the black layer.
The So Saffron layer is attached
over the White stamped piece
with dimensionals.

Merry Christmas???

Here is the final card from June's
Stamp of the Month Class
which featured the Ronald McDonald
House stamp set My Hero.
Our final card uses the Christmas
greeting.  This is great as I start
to plan for Christmas in July.

ChristmasThe base is Cherry Cobbler with a layer
of Gold Foil Cardstock, then a layer of
Garden Green that is embossed with the
new Holly embossing folder,
I added a strip of the This Christmas
specialty designer paper that is attached
to Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
I used the Tags & Labels framelit
to cut out Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
and Garden Green tabs.
I stamped the greeting on Vanilla
with Cherry Cobbler ink.
These are attached to each other
and then attached to the card with
dimensionals.  I added a bow from
the new 1/4" Natural Trim - Gold.
Last I added a 1/2" Cherry Cobbler
banner at the top and added three
gold circles from Metallic Enamel Shapes.

Happy Halloween??

Happy Halloween?
I know it's a bit early for Halloween
but the Ronald McDonald House stamp set
called My Hero has a pumpkin stamp
that is just right for today's quick card.


The card base is Black with a layer of
Old Olive that is embossed with the
Sparkles embossing folder.
I added a 2 1/2" x 4" strip of the
Pumpkin Pie diagonal stripe
designer paper (Brights).

I used the Triple Banner Punch for
the Black and Pumpkin Pie banners.
I punched one end only on the Black
and both ends of the Pumpkin Pie.

The pumpkin is stamped with
Pumpkin Pie ink and punched out
with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.
Then I added different circles
to add dimension.

My Hero

Today's card is an extra special card.
It features the Ronald McDonald House
stamp set called My Hero.

The person I had in mind when I designed
this card is definitely MY HERO -- my
hubby, Tony.

Yesterday was our 37th anniversary.
Where does the time go -- how can we
be married 37 years already.
Most days I think I'm still 37 -- wait
my kids are getting close to that age - YIKES!!

HeroI loved the color combination on this
card -- Dapper Denim base with a
layer of Cajun Craze and then a layer
of Moroccan Nights designer paper.
I added a 3" circle of Cajun Craze that
I cut using the Layering Circles framelits.
I also textured the circle using the
Boho Chic embossing folder.
I also embossed a strip of Dapper Denim
with the Woodgrain embossing folder.
I wrapped Copper Thread around this
strip many times so it would show up nice.
I inked the stamped with markers --
Cajun Craze and Dapper Denim and
punched out with the new Badge Punch.

Under the Weather

Last night the weather man had predicted
some bad storms in my area.  I had my
Stamp of the Month Class scheduled.
Thank goodness the weather man was
wrong -- we did get a little rain but
nothing bad so we did get to have class.

This month's class featured the
Ronald McDonald Houses stamp set
My Hero.
  This is an adorable set that
covers eight different events -- love it.

The first card we made goes along
with the weather but it's a
different kind of weather.

Under WeatherWe started with a Smoky Slate base.
We added a layer of Basic Gray, then
Sweet Sugarplum and White.
On the White layer we stamped
lots of flowers with Sweet Sugarplum
ink and the Perpetual Calendar stamp set.
Next we stamped the umbrella top
on White cardstock with Sweet Sugarplum
ink and guess what -- there is a framelit
set that coordinates with the umbrella
Umbrella Weather Framelits
No fussy cutting -- YAY!!!
We stamped the umbrella handle with
Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate
cardstock and cut that out with the
framelits too.  Oh wait, don't forget
to cut out two small and one large
Smoky Slate clouds.

How much fun is this?
Lots of layers but truly a quick card
to stamp and assemble.