Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Another Flower Shop Hive

Hiya peeps! Just a card to share with you on a quick mid-week visit.  I needed one for a co-worker's birthday.  She loves flowers and the color yellow so I made another version of this card--isn't it fun when you can CASE yourself?  It makes the creative process so much easier!  Wanna see?
Oh this card makes me happy...and I hope it makes my co-worker happy too!  I thought this pattern from the Wondercolor Wonder DSP was a good match to Crisp Cantaloupe so I stamped the Flower Shop flowers in Tangerine Tango onto Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.
I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Crushed Curry onto Daffodil Delight cardstock after running it through the Big Shot with the Hexagon Hive die.  Oh, how I love this die!  To the flowers I added a Crushed  Curry center punched with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and a pearl. 
Because I used the Naturals Chevron ribbon, I used Crumb Cake as my accent color for the banner, leaves and card base.  It's a good neutral to tone down the bright shades of the other colors.
Because there are many people at work who need to sign this card, I added two panels to the inside and took care to line up the strips of DSP across the bottom.  I used another Flower Shop image on the inside in Crisp Cantaloupe as well as a few from Fabulous Florets in Daffodil Delight.  I hope you've enjoyed looking at this one as much as I enjoyed making it!  All the supplies used are listed below...thanks for stopping by!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sweet Sorbet & a Sketch {PP184}

Hiya friends!  It's another week with The Paper Players where Jaydee has an awesome sketch for us:
This is such a great sketch--can be dressed up or down, clean or layered...whatever suits your fancy.  For me, I landed somewhere in the middle with my take on it:
I thought the wide expanse of background was perfect to feature some of our gorgeous designer paper.  Here, I've used one of my favorite patterns from Sweet Sorbet DSP--a Sale-a-Bration freebie.  The colors are so pretty together--Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit--and they really pop on the black background.
I used the Needlepoint embossing folders that hadn't seen the light of day in awhile--I like the texture they add to the Pistachio Pudding and Summer Starfruit banners.  I did some tone-on-tone stamping with an image from Petal Parade on the Crisp Cantaloupe banner and finished it all off with a Tea Lace doily and Silver Baker's Twine.
All the images in Petal Parade are so much fun to stamp with--they really lend themselves to layering or collage stamping.  Sassy Salutations adds just the right amount of whimsy to the inside.  I know that the rest of the Design Team really rocked this sketch, so head on over to the Paper Players and have a look-see.  Then come back and join us before the challenge ends on Friday, February 28th at Noon (PST).  If you're interested, all the supplies I used for this card are in the table below--with links!  Thanks for stopping by today, friends...

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

You Make Me Happy

Hiya friends and happy Thursday!  The weekend is almost here--hurrah!  I've got a little somethin' from this month's stamp club to share with you featuring two of the fabulous stamp sets available during Sale-a-Bration, See Ya Later and Banner Blast:
I think there have been lots of these suns made all over blogland so I'm not sure where the idea originated but the first time I saw it was on Erica Cerwin's blog here.  I thought the idea was fabulous and I love finding different ways to use SU products.  I used a total of 16 banners to make the sun's rays--8 punched from Daffodil Delight CS and 8 stamped with Tangerine Tango ink on Whisper White CS and punched out.  A line of SNAIL tape all the way around the back of the circle and then I just positioned the banners one on top of the other, alternating colors around the circle.
I pulled the colors from this fun pattern in the Watercolor Wonder DSP and added some clouds with the Cupcake Builder punch--so cute!  The background needed a little touch of something but with the busy sun, I didn't want to add too much....then I realized that this Gorgeous Grunge stamp looked just like rain!!  Stamped in Smoky Slate ink on the Smoky Slate cardstock, it's just what the background needed.
The little banners in Banner Blast are so stinkin' cute, that all of them needed to come out and play on the inside.  It was pretty easy to line them up once I started with the middle two.  I'm not exactly sure what occasion I would use this card for but I think it could be the perfect pick-me-up for someone who needs it!  I hope it's brought a smile to your face today...sending good thoughts your way!


Stamps: Banner Blast, See Ya Later, Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango & Smoky Slate
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate & Whisper White CS; Watercolor Wonder DSP
Xtras: Banner punch; Island Indigo Baker's Twine; 2.5" circle punch; Cupcake Builder punch

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hello, Stars! {PP183, PPA191}

Happy Sunday, friends!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Today, it's another week at The Paper Players where sweet LeAnne has a star-spangled Clean-and Simple challenge for us:
I realized, sadly, that I don't own very many star stamps, punches or dies....WHAAAAT?  How did that happen?  I love stars!  Then, just by chance, I ran across this fabulous project from the talented Heidi Baks and I knew what I was going to do!  Thanks for the inspiration, Heidi!
I used my e-cutter to import the Star punch from My Digital Studio and after resizing and placing in my project, I was able to cut it out from some Naturals White cardstock.  After running through the e-cutter, I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Sahara Sand and backed each star with some designer paper in Gumball Green and Pumpkin Pie--colors inspired by the current color challenge at Pals Paper Arts {PPA191}.
I attached some scraps of designer paper underneath the cut stars to the Sahara Sand card base and then popped the main panel up over it on stampin' dimensionals.  A few randomly placed gold sequins (pulled from the gold sequin trim) were attached with glue dots for some sparkle and shine.
With the e-cutter this project was simple to do and produced a good (IMHO) example of a clean and simple project--lots of "white" space, simple design and limited layers. The colors at Pals Paper Arts are bright and cheery and perfect for this starry challenge:

Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of The Paper Players Design Team and then consider playing along with us before the challenge closes on Friday, February 21st at Noon (PDT).
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Peachy Keen; Perfect Pennants; Hardwood
Ink: Gumball Green, Sahara Sand
Paper: Naturals White, Sahara Sand, Whisper White CS; Birthday Basics DSP; [retired] Brights Designer Paper Stack
Xtras: Silhouette Cameo; My Digital Studio; Banner Framelits; Gold Sequin Trim; small Star punch