Butterfly Christmas & Sneak Peek

So Christmas has come and gone. I hope that everyone got what they wanted and that you all had a great day. I’ll be posting some items that I made that I couldn’t post before because the people they were intended for would have seen them! Here is the Christmas Card that I made for my mom along with a box that matches the card. I used some Elegant Eggplant, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla Card Stock. The beautiful doily is the new Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die available in a few days (January 4th) from the new Occasions Mini Catalog. It’s very intricate and looks great with the butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die. The greeting on the card is from the Contempo Christmas Set and I punched a little Silver Glimmer paper with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for a little bling. On the box I used the Lace Ribbon Border Punch and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and then ran it through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The greeting on the box os from the Sincere Salutations Wood Mount Set. My mom loved the card and box and I hope you like them too. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Contempo Christmas Clear Mount and Sincere Salutations Wood Mount

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die (Occasions Mini Catalog – January 4, 2012), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals

PPA 125 & Sneak Peek

Hello peeps! I hope everyone is ready for Christmas… I’m not! Anyway, this weeks Pals Paper Arts Challenge calls for a tag. I decided to use the new Tea Shoppe Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog (available January 4, 2012). I love the vintage feel of the set and the tea cup was perfect for my tag, the tea bag tag. I punched out the tag with the Large Tag Punch. The greeting is punched out with the Modern Label Punch and is also from the Tea Shoppe Set. The Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper is from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog (available January 24, 2012) and I used Pool Party and Soft Suede Card Stock that coordinates with the new DSP. The “awning” has some Poppy Parade 1/8″ Organdy Ribbon that is also from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog and comes as a pack with Lucky Limeade Ribbon and some Designer Printed Brads. The edge was punched out with the Scallop Border Punch. The stamp, also from the Tea Shoppe Set, was inked in Poppy Parade and punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch. Last, but certainly not least, the cup was inked in Pool Party and cut out. I love all of the items in both of the upcoming Catalogs and can’t wait for all of you to get your hands on them. If you need a catalog, email me and I would be happy to send you one. Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pool Party, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Pool Party and Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Ink

Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment (Sale-A-Bration Catalog – available January 24th 2012)

Extras: Poppy Parade 1/8″ Organdy Ribbon (Sale-A-Bration Catalog – available January 24, 2012) and Linen Thread

Tools: Scallop Border Punch, Large Tag Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Paper Snips, SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals

PPA 124 & Sneak Peek

I love playing along with the Pals Paper Arts each week. There is nothing like a good sketch to get you inspired to make a card. I was a little sad when I realized that this week will be the last Christmas themed card for the year. The holidays are almost upon us and soon we’ll be in the new year. Time for new challenges and new products from Stampin’ Up! For this card I used some Marina Mist, Real Red, Early Espresso and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock. I used the Scallop Edge Border Punch on the “ribbon” across the middle and the rosette was actually made using and old Tim Holtz Sizzix Die and some Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper. The circles on the rosette are made using the 1/2″ and 3/4″ inch Circle Punches. I used one of my favorite new products from the Occasions Mini Catalog (available January 4, 2012), the new Framelits Label Collection Dies. The ornaments are from the Merry & Type Stamp Set and I sponged the edges with some Early Espresso Ink. The greeting is also from the same set and I used the Ticket Corner Punch for a little added detail. I hope that you like the card and that everyone has a happy holiday. Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Marina Mist, Real Red, Early Espresso and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Real Red and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Merry & Type Clear Mount

Tools: Framelits Dies – Label Collection (2012 Occasions Mini Catalog), Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1/2″ & 3/4″ Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers, Big Shot, Ticket Corner Punch, Glue Dots and SNAIL

NON Stampin’ Up! Product: Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosetts Die

Thanks – Sneak Peek

Only one week left to get all of your Christmas shopping done! I haven’t even started! But, it’s also a good time to start making thank you’s for all of those wonderful presents you will get. I recently got the 2011 to 2013 In-Color set and I really love the colors. I used some Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral Card Stock and some Calypso Coral Ink for this thank you card. The flower and the circle flowers are from the new Mixed Bunch Clear Mount Set that will be available January 4th in the Occasions Mini Catalog. The small circles were punched out using the 3/4″ and backed with the 1″ Circle Punches. I also used the new Blossom Punch also from the Occasions Mini. I backed it with a circle cut with the Circle Scissor Plus. I love stamp sets that coordinate with a punch. The greeting is from Outline Expressions in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog which will be out January 24th. For the background I used the Perfect Polkadots Texture Impressions Embossing Folder. I love all of the stuff in the new catalogs and I’m sure that you guys will too. Only a few weeks left until you can start ordering from the Occasions Mini. If you would like a catalog mailed to you email me and I’ll get one out to you. Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Calypso Coral Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch (Occasions Mini 2012) and Outlined Expressions (Sale-A-Bration 2012)

Tools: Blossom Punch (Occasions Mini 2012), 3/4″ & 1″ Circle Punches, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

PPA 123 & Sneak Peek

Hello everyone! This weeks Pals Paper Arts Challenge was to get dressed up like Fred Astaire…

I decided that I would do a Valentine’s Day card in a rich color, but not your typical card. I give you the 3D box card. The card is cut from a 12 x 5 1/2 piece of Whisper White Card Stock. The windows were cut out using my trusty Paper Cutter. It folds flat and can be put in a standard A2 envelope. I used the new Take It to Heart Set ¬†for the far image from the Occasion Mini Catalog that you can order from starting January 4, 2012. I stamped it in Rich Razzleberry and also used the same color Card Stock. The Silver Glimmer Paper was cut out using the new Framelits Hearts Collection also from the new Occasions Catalog along with the sentiment from the P.S. I Love You Stamp Set. Finally I used the new Adorning Edge Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the hearts along the bottom of the card. For the perfect finishing touch I added some Basic Jewel Rhinestones to the top left corner. I am very happy with the way this card came out and hope that you like it too! Thanks for stopping by.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White 12 x 12 Smooth Card Stock and Rich Razzleberry Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Take It to Heart and P.S. I Love You (2012 Occasions Mini Catalog available January 4, 2012)

Tools: Framelits Hearts Collection, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (2012 Occasions Mini Catalog available January 4, 2012), Big Shot, Sticky Strip and SNAIL