Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tuesday Card Class

This Tuesday we will be making three cards.  I had a request for a baby shower card where the sex of the newborn is not known.  I must say that this threw me for awhile.  Several months ago one of the other Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrators mentioned in a chat that she had an album of all of the current Designer Series Paper that she showed her classes.  I thought this was a great idea, so I have made my own DSP album.  I can't tell you how it has helped my MOJO to refer to this DSP album when designing a card.
So back to the baby shower card, sorry, I was side-tracked for a moment there.  I opened my DSP album to the Nursery Suite Specialty paper and wow, SU has made it easy for me to design a card with no gender specified.

Baby Shower Card
Stamps:  A Slice of Life - Hostess (Free with a $150 party until April 30), Something to Celebrate - Hostess (Free with a $300 party until April 30)
Paper:  Nursery Suite Specialty DSP, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip Card Stock
Ink:  Chocolate Chip Classic Inc; Regal Rose, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Up Markers
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz Big Designer Buttons Springtime Vintage, Hemp Twine, 1-3/4"x7/8" Oval Large Punch, Scalloped Oval Extra-Large Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

I am always needing a male birthday card so I decided to use the technique "Poppin' Pastels" along with the stamp set - Lovely As a Tree, I hope SU never retires this set, I really love it.  My friend, Marsha Reed, go check out her blog: Coffee Pot Cafe,  had a tutorial on using the Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch in a different way, so I used her tutorial on the following card.
Male Woodland Walk Birthday

Stamps:  Something to Celebrate - Hostess (Free with a $300 party until April 30), Lovely As a Tree
Paper:  Confetti Cream and Very Vanilla Card Stock, Woodland Walk DSP
Ink:  Versamark, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch, Photo Corners Extra Large Punch, Bone Folder, Stampin' Pastels, Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals

Elizabeth Wedding/Anniversary
I was out surfing the blog yesterday and was inspired by Sage Kimble to dig out my Elizabeth stamp again.  When Elizabeth first appeared in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog on page 18, it was the first stamp I bought from the catalog and I have sat and ignored it for six months, it was time to pull it out and put a different spin on it this time.  The Always from the Always Elegant stamp set can be used for either a wedding card or an anniversary.  Don't you just love those little rosettes?  They come in vanilla and you can use your Stampin' Markers to color them any matching color to your card.  Win, Win!

Stamps:  Elizabeth, Always Elegant
Paper:  Confetti White, Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink Card Stock, Lap of Luxury DSP
Ink:  Basic Grey Classic Ink;  So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories:  Vanilla Rosettes (page 16, Occasions Mini Catalog - ends April 30), Retired SU ribbon

1 comment:

María said...

ALL 3 Cards all wonderful!! Love the colors the layout everyting! TFS :)