Hand Made Cards

Spring Happy Anniversary

It's still winter -- in fact, it is snowing here in
northern Illinois tonight but I thought it was
a great day for some spring flowers.
This is a great color combination -- Pear Pizzazz
and Watermelon Wonder.
The stamp set, Number of Years, is amazing.
There is lots of texture but the card is very
quick to stamp and assemble.
I make my card an anniversary card, all you have
to do is change the words and you have a
whole new card -- great for birthdays too.
Happy AnniversaryThe card base is Pear Pizzazz with a layer of Whisper White
that I embossed with the Elegant Dots embossing folder.
I stamped Happy Anniversary in the lower corner of
another Whisper White cardstock and attached to a
piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock.
I attached a 1/2" strip of Watermelon Wonder
cardstock on the left side right against the other
cardstock.  I used the Circles Collection Framelits to
cut out the Watermelon Wonder circle and the 2 1/2" Circle Punch
for the Whisper White circle.
I used Pear Pizzazz and Watermelon Wonder inks
to stamp the flowers, the lighter flowers are stamped off.
The final touch -- a little Gold Wink of Stella
added to the center of each flower.

In the Meadow

Here's another GREAT masculine card or it's perfect
for the outdoors person in your life.
The stamp set used is In the Meadow and it
can be found in the Occasions Catalog.
I love the soft look of this card.  It's colored in,
but is quick and easy -- not a lot of fussing.
I received this card in a swap I participated in.
It was made by fellow demonstrator Karen Titus.
In the MeadowThe card base is Whisper White with a layer
of Mossy Meadow that was embossed using the Striped
embossing folder.  She added a strip of Washi Tape on
the left side of the card.
She used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut a circle
from Gold Foil Paper and Whisper White cardstock.
Stamp the deer with Stazon Ink and color in
with Soft Suede ink and an Aqua Painter or
Blender Pen (which you prefer to use).
I think the simplicity of this card is perfect.

Enjoy the Little Things

Winter in the midwest means we don't get a lot of sunshine.
Even when there isn't snow, most days it's just gray outside.
Today's card brings a bit of sunshine using the
Sunburst Thinlit Die.
The stamp set used is Enjoy the Little Things.
Which to me is what I do when the sun is shining -- enjoy that
little bit of sunshine.
Enjoy Little ThingsThe card base is Basic Black.
The sunburst is cut from Bermuda Bay cardstock.
A  2 1/2" circle of Gold Glimmer paper is attached under
the sunburst.  Enjoy the little things is stamped on
Basic Black cardstock with VersaMark ink and
White Embossing Powder.  Punch this out with
the 2" Circle Punch and attach over sunburst
with dimensionals.
Don't forget to add a layer of Whisper White
inside the card to write your message on.

Happy Birthday -- Make a Wish

Today's card uses some great new products.
I love the bright boldness of it.
I cased this card from fellow demonstrator
Amy Storrie.
Make a WishThe card base is Bermuda Bay with a layer of
Whisper White.  The next layer is a great new
specialty designer paper called Shine On.
It's a thick kraft paper with wonderful designs
in three different colors -- Watermelon Wonder,
Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush.  The opposite
side has silver designs.  You have to try it.
The stamp set used is Party Wishes.
Don't you love this 1/8" Stitched Bermuda Bay ribbon?


Love Knows No Distance

Time for another Going Global card.
This was one of the cards we did at my
Stamp & Go Hostess Club Classes this week.
Love Knows No DistanceThe card base is Lost Lagoon with a layer of Whisper White.
I added a layer of Basic Black that I embossed using
the World Traveler embossing folder -- love that thing.
I stamped the world with Lost Lagoon ink and
punched out with the 2" Circle Punch.
The world is attached to a Lost Lagoon circle
that was cut out with the Circle Collections Framelit.
The circles are attached with dimensionals to
a Basic Black square and that to a Lost Lagoon
square that is attached to the card front.
I used the Ornate Tag Topper Punch
for the tag.  Stamp the words using
Memento ink.  Stamp the words again
on Lost Lagoon cardstock and cut out
with Paper Snips.
I used a piece of 3/8" Stitched Satin Black Ribbon
to tie on to the tag and attached it with dimensionals.

Easter Lamb

I know, we aren't even to Valentine's Day yet and I'm
showing you Easter.  I just want you to get a head
start on your cards and this stamp set,
Easter Lamb is perfect!!
Easter LambThe card base is Blushing Bride (this color is great for
this time of year).  I added a layer of Watermelon Wonder,
which is one of my favorite colors, and then Whisper White.
The mat layers are Watermelon Wonder and I added
a piece of the Love Blossoms designer paper.
Don't you just love this Watermelon Wonder 1"
Stitched Satin Ribbon
.  It's so rich looking.
I stamped the image with Memento ink.
I used a Pink Pirouette Marker inside his ears
and Pear Pizzazz marker for the grass.
The final touch -- yup, I added
Clear Wink of Stella for his fur.
It was the perfect finishing touch for this card.
I love the little bit of sparkle it gives without
all the mess of glitter.

There you go -- one Easter card all done.

Flowering Fields Butterfly

It's a Sale-a-Bration day again.
Today's featured stamp set is Flowering Fields.
It's in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog and you can
choose it FREE when you place a $50 order from
my online store -- just click the SHOP button or click on the
items below -- it will take you right to them in my store.
It's quick and easy.
Flowering Fields with Butterfly
The card base is Very Vanilla with a layer of
Soft Sky and then Watermelon Wonder that I
embossed with the Elegant Dots embossing folder.
I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to cut out
one Soft Sky and one Very Vanilla label.
I stamped the flowers with Memento ink,
then colored them with markers:
Blushing Bride
Watermelon Wonder
Pear Pizzazz
I attached these layers with dimensionals.
I added a pearl at each end of the Very Vanilla label.
I cut a butterfly from Blushing Bride cardstock
using the Bold Butterfly Framelit.
I used the wonderful Clear Wink of Stella
to add sparkle all over the butterfly (it doesn't
show up well in the picture but is beautiful
in person.)
I stamped the banner and "for you" from
You're So Lovely on
Watermelon Wonder cardstock and cut it
out using the Large Numbers framelits.
This are a must have item.

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Just For You

Do you need to make a card in a hurry?
I have the solution for you.
The stamp set is called Botanicals for You.
This is a Sale-a-Bration item you can choose
FREE when you place a $50 order.
This set works for birthdays, thank yous and just
to tell someone they are awesome.
The little flowers add just a bit of color to this card -- very
soft and subtle.
Just for YouThe card base is Blushing Bride -- 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
We stamped on a layer of Whisper White -- 4" x 5 1/4".
Stamp the "Just for You with Archival Black stamp pad.
The flowers are:
Largest flower -- Blushing
Medium flower -- So Saffron
Small flower -- Mint Macaron
Leaves -- Pear Pizzazz

You can whip out a few of these cards to have on hand
as you need them.

Don't forget three of the Sale-a-Bration items are
for a limited time only.
Sky is the Limit stamp set
Hello stamp set
and Perfectly Artistic Designer Paper

These three items are available only until February 15
or while supplies last.
Don't wait -- get your order placed now so
you can get these great items before they are gone.