Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cards for Wanda....part 6

Today is the last day for Wanda's cards.  I hope that you have enjoyed them.  It was an honor and a blessing to do something nice for such a wonderful lady.  I have a few more Wanda posts with the extra little goodies I included in her package, but for now let's see today's cards.  Pretty in pastels.

 Recipe:  Stamps:  2012 Sale-a-Bration set -  Fresh Vintage
Cardstock/Ink:  Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones Jewels, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Big Shot, Snowburst Embossing Folder

Recipe:  Stamp:  Well Scripted (retired)
Cardstock/Inks:  So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch

A little explanation for how to get this effect, is to punch the branch and bird from a scrap of cardstock.  Use the frame and sponge the inside carefully with sponge daubers.  Do the same with the bird.  **Tip** use different frames for the 2 images.  Otherwise you might get ink bleed onto your card from the frame when you flip it over.

 Recipe:  Stamps:  Circle Circus, the Wonderful is retired
Colors:  Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories:  5/8" grossgrain ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch

 Isn't this one darling?  I was very impressed with the dedication to cut out those pieces from the fence.  I love both Clean And Simple Cards, as well as Intricate cards.  But I don't think I would have been willing to make many of these.  The fence is clear embossed and then cut out with a hobby blade.
Recipe:  All in a Row wheel?
Colors:  Creamy Caramel, Bordering Blue, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories:  Blender Pens

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cards for Wanda...Part 5

Today's cards are in the Red family.  The first card is one that I made; the others are more swaps.  I love the layout of this first card; by switching up the colors and stamps, you can get a completely different look and feel to the card.  I will have to revisit this layout with lots of variations for another blog post. 

 Recipe:  Stamps:  Just Believe
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso (ink), Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing folder

Recipe:  Stamps:  Friends Never Fade
Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler (ink), Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder

 Recipe:  Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy
Accessories:  Flower Designer Brads, Big Shot, Lattice die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Recipe:  Stamps:  Greenhouse Garden, ? (will update with sentiment stamp set)
Cardstock/Inks:  Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Piercing Tool, Vintage Brads

Recipe:  Stamps:  Artistic Etchings
Cardstock/Inks:  Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Fire Square Brads, Rhinestones Jewels, 1 3/4" circle punch, 2 1/2" scallop circle punch

I hope you enjoyed today's cards for Wanda!  Check back for a few more....

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cards for Wanda....Part 4

Today's cards are all in browns.....I love brown in cards, because it can be both feminine or masculine.  A few touches of color make it great, but are not always necessary.  Wanda likes to send cards for encouragement, so I wanted to send her cards that she can use however she wants to.  Most of the cards can be used to send a cheery note, and many are blank inside, as I know she likes to write  in the cards....  I hope you like today's bunch!!!

 Recipe:  Stamps:  Growing Green, Inspired by Nature
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Irridescent Ice, Hemp Twine, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Color Spritzer

Recipe:  Stamp Set:  ?  (I think this was in a mini - I will check and update)
Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Small Oval Punch (retired), Large Oval Punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing folder

Recipe:  In Wilderness
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Hemp Twine, Eyelets (retired)

Recipe:  Stamps:  Medallion, Artistic Etchings
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border Punch, Vintage Brads, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Smooch Spritz, Cutter Kit

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cards for Wanda....Part 3

Today, I am featuring more cards that I sent to Wanda.  Today's cards all have Baja Breeze in them somewhere.  Again, these are swaps I received (card fronts) and then mounted them onto a card base, after trimming them down a little so they fit.  Most have at least one little part (DSP usually) that is retired.... 

Recipe:  Stamp Set:  Artistic Etching
Cardstock/Ink:  Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Letterpress DSP (retired)
 Satin Ribbon

 Recipe:  Stamp Set:  Morning Cup
Cardstock/Ink:  Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP (retired)
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Write Marker

Recipe:  Stamp Set: ? (perhaps it was a hostess set?  I don't recognize it)
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Top Note Big Shot die, Lots of Tags Sizzlit die

Recipe:  Stamp Set:  Hodgepodge Happiness (I think - retired), retired wheel
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Greenhouse Garden DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note die, Daisy #2 die, Label Punch (retired), Versa Mark, Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder

Recipe: Stamp Set:  retired Sale-a-
Bration set from 2011.
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze, Naturals White
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls Jewels

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cards for Wanda...Part 2

I think that all of the rest of the cards I sent are cards that were swaps I received, and then mounted onto case you don't know what a swap is, it is a fun part of stamping events.  You make card fronts, all the same (although most of us make a few different designs, because we either get bored making several of the same card, or are limited in supplies).  You then trade with other people, so you go home with several different ideas, and cards that you can display.  If you take 100 swaps, you then can go home with 100 different card fronts.

Recipe:  Stamps:  Inspired by Nature
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

 Recipe:  Stamps:  Elements of Style
Cardstock/Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Lattice Big Shot die, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Recipe:  Stamps:  Field Flowers
Cardstock/Inks:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Crop-A-Dile (to punch the hole for the ribbon), Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cards for Wanda...part 1

Do you know of anyone in your life that is always joyful, no matter the circumstances?  Cherish that person, because they are very rare, indeed.  I am blessed to know a lady named Wanda; she is one of those beautiful people.  She's just wonderful to be around, but right now she is going through some health difficulties.  I only get to see Wanda  few times a year, at stamp events I have when I am visiting nearer to where she lives.  Wanda's daughter Facebooked me to see if I could send her some cards....instead of having flowers delivered, she thought Wanda would appreciate cards more.  Wanda regularly makes and sends many cards to encourage friends and family members, but has not been well enough to make them herself lately.  I was SO HAPPY to oblige!  I just had to make her something special to keep them in as well, so here is the box that I made for the cards to go in.

Here is a tilted view, so you can see that it's a box, and not a card itself.  I used the white paper-board that comes in the Designer Series Paper packs that SU sells.  I used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score it at 3" and 9".  Then, I turned it 90* and scored it at 4 1/4" and 7 1/2".  Cut the sides to make the box, and then angled the edges....I will try to make a video of this soon.  I wrapped it in some beautiful paper from SU, and added the ribbon, and Top Note stamped sentiment.

 Now, you can't have a box and not fill it with cards!  So I will be showcasing the cards that went to Wanda over the next several blog posts.  Some I made, and some I made from swaps I received at different Stampin' Up! events.  I tried to send Wanda some of my favorites, that had retired products on them, making them no longer useable on my display boards.  These first two I made.
Recipe:  Top card
Stamps: Just Buzzin' By
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Playdate DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2 die,
2 1/2", and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Doily Punch 

Recipe:  Butterfly Card
Stamps:  Sincere Salutations
Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White, Retired DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot die, Clear Rhinestone Brads

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happiest Birthday

My mother-in-law's birthday is on Groundhog's Day, and she commented last year on how my cards always get to her right on her birthday.  And I laughed because being on time is something that I truly struggle with in life.  Well, she must have jinxed me, because I did not get her card to her on time.  But that does not mean that I love her any less.  I have a fabulous mother-in-law; she's supportive, helpful, and wonderfully kind to me and my kids.

I wanted to make a special card, using some of our new products, but not necessarily in the usual way.  Starting with the Apothecary Art stamp I chose....this one is meant for a larger frame, but I cut it with a smaller one so that I could layer the next frame.  That next frame is Pool Party cardstock, cut out then sponged with Soft Suede ink, while still in the framelit.  Then there is a Soft Suede strip cut out and layered on as well.  I colored the flowers with markers, and sponged the edges with Soft Suede.  I hope she liked it!
Recipe:  Stamps:  Apothecary Art, Bordering on Romance
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Markers, Big Shot, Framelits, sponge