Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Variations of a base card

I had to prepare a card for a Shoebox Swap for Ruth Murphy's quarterly team meeting and it had to be made with products from either the Occasions Mini catalog or the Sale-a-Bration catalog. I chose to use some of the paper from the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Quick Accent Pack, ribbon from the Ribbon & Button Pack and the round scallop stamp For You from the Punch Bunch set. My base card is Confetti White with Wild Wasabi cs. I wanted to make it a Clean and Simple design for the sake of time. The ink is Poppy Parade  which brings a bright pop to the card.

I had left over materials which I brought home to use myself. Always needing cards to send out quickly, I decided to make some birthday and get well cards to have on hand...these can be for male or female. The 2nd card is done in Pacific Point with the 3rd using the birthday stamp coming from the Fun & Fast Notes set. Additional supplies are the regular scallop punch, the large scallop punch and dimensionals.

We had a great time at the meeting making the various cards and projects and sharing ideas, not to mention the good food. A project we did was to stamp a design on a small domino and make a necklace with it...something I had never done before...what a cool idea it was!
Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Couple of Valentines

You know how there are some stamps that you just never want to part with? This 1999 'From the Heart' Stampin'Up! set is one of them... I bought it used when I first began making cards and every so often pull it out to send love notes to my grandkids. The images of the children remind me so much of the 'olden days' of my childhood!  I hope the kids don't think they are too old for the style but I love these images....granted I rushed to get them done so the coloring isn't my best. I wanted to make sure the cards got to them before Valentine's Day.

The cardstock is Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Real Red and retired dsp. Ellie's also has the heart stamp from 'Love You Much' and both have sentiments from 'All Holidays'.
I used watercolor paper for the images, various markers, snips, heart punch, scallop punch and dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Blessings to all!