Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thinking of Soft Suede


Here is another boxed set I made for my mom.  The sentiment is inside and says Thinking of You from Sincere Salutations.  This card uses Soft Suede and Very Vanilla!  The other stamps are from Pocket Silhouettes.  Once again, the boxes are from!

Birthday Pinwheel

My mom needed some basic card sets to give as gifts so here is one I came up with.  I used the original Pawsitivly Prints DSP and Certainly Celery CS to create this.  I used the polka dot embossing folder to add some texture to the card base.  The sentiment came from On Your Birthday. The individual squares are 1 1/4 in and the Pink squares behind are 2 5/8.  It's a fun and simple card to mass produce!  Enjoy! P.S. The clear boxes to hold the cards are from and hold 4-5 A2 cards!  They are wonderful!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sympathy Made Simple

I don't make many sympathy cards because I find they are very difficult for me to make.  My great aunt died this morning after battling lung cancer.  Here is what I came up with to send to my great uncle.  The base is Crumb Cake with a layer of retired DSP called Bella Bleu.  I stamped an image from Thoughts and Prayers on Very Vanilla and then attached it to a layer of Crumb Cake before sending it through the Big Shot and embossing it.  I love the effect.  It makes for a very elegant card.

Early Valentines

I know it's early, but I had to get a head start on Valentine cards and since I'm off for the week from teaching, I figured now would be a great time.  Both of these cards were created using retired DSP called Sending Love. (You can still order it from the Clearance Rack on the SU! website.  I also used the new stamp set from the Occasions Mini (Available Jan 4) called Valentine Defined and then the retired stamp set Happy Everything.  I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge 171

This is my monochromatic Mojo Monday entry!  Since it's my anniversary, I suppose I should have made an anniversary card instead, but I decided this paper was more for a fun birthday card.  I used Poppy Parade in a 5 X 5 card.  The Poppy Parade DSP is cut a 2 1/4 X 2 1/4.  I used the new stamp set called Take a Spin from the Occasions Mini (available January 4th).  I think this is one of my favorites! Very simple, yet fun!  Thanks for checking it out!

Thank You Simply


These are two VERY simple thank you cards that I've been working on.  Teaching school, I had so many wonderful gifts from my students that needed thanking!  I needed something simple and elegant!  I used the SU embossing folder called Elegant Lines.  I did some on Baja Breeze and others on Rose Red with coordinating ribbon!  Lovely!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Greenhouse Gala Birthday

I needed a quick and simple birthday card for a friend's birthday.  I used the Greenhouse Gala DSP with a base of Pear Pizazz and accents of Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Daffodil Delight.  I used a Chocolate Chip corduroy brad (retired) in the corner for a little embellishment.  The sentiment is from "Create a Cupcake" from the new mini (available January 4th).  More posts to follow...I have been busy getting Christmas stuff together for the kids' teachers, but I haven't posted yet!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

PPA 70 Sketch Challenge

Remember When
Here is my nostalgic representation of this week's PPA Challenge.  The card base is 5 X 5 done in basic black with a Riding Hood Red accent.  I used Newsprint DSP along with Love Letter DSP.  I embossed a sentiment from Word Play and added three black brads.  I just love this card!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge 166

Mojo using Aviary
This is my very simple view of this week's Mojo Monday challenge.  I used the Aviary Stamp set and the Woodland Walk DSP.  The card base is Crumb Cake with Garden Green and Chocolate Chip accents.  I also used the new Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and a large rhinestone at the top!  I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much Pizza Box

Pizza Box with Belly Band
3 X 3 cards inside

I've seen this Pizza Box on several other blogs so I cannot take credit for creating it.  I decided I wanted to create a simple gift that I could make several of in a short period of time.  With the holidays right around the corner, simple is the key.  The Pizza Box is made with Basic Black cardstock.  The Belly Band is Marina Mist and Whisper White.  I used "Have a Seat" stamp set and embossed them in black.  The 3 X 3 cards tucked inside are done in Whisper White with an additional layer of Whisper White popped up with a dimensional.  These fit perfectly in Stampin' Up's envelopes!  I hope you enjoy them!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge 165

Cup of Coffee

This is my rendition of this week's Mojo Monday Challenge.  The base is basic black, with layers of very vanilla and riding hood red.  I used the Love Letter DSP and the Curly Label punch.  The stamps are from Morning Cup and the sentiment is punched on the modern label.  I hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Little Grateful


This is a fairly simple card that I created using the Autumn Spice Specialty DSP and the Full of Life stamp set.   The base is Cajun Craze with layering on the front of More Mustard, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla.  There is also a little embellishment in the upper right corner of the sentiment from the Antique Brads set.  The card is a standard size with scoring at 2 3/4 on each side.