Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stampin Llamas Holiday Blog Hop

Mocha Morning Christmas
Don't you just love this paper?  The paper on the front of this card has black flocking on it.  I thought that the swirl on it closely resembled the swirl on the Baroque Motifs stamp set, so I used that swirl with Versamark on the crumb cake on the Merry Christmas panel in the front and on the insert inside.  The Merry Christmas was from the Hand-Penned Holidays and embossed with gold.  All of these card will be included in the next Card Buffet on Wednesday.
Distressed Welcome Christmas
Lovely as a Tree stamp set is so versatile, it can be used year around.  I embossed the single pine using Wild Wasabi embossing powder and the sentiment, Welcome Christmas into your heart, from the Four the Holidays stamp set was embossed in Pewter embossing powder.  I then distressed all of the layers using our Distressing Tool in the Cutter Kit.  Then I sponged all the layers with Soft Suede ink.  I added two of our new Mini Jingle Bells with jute to the retired ribbon that I had also distressed with ink.  I added a pin from the Vintage Trinkets to the right corner of the card.  The second layer of the card is DSP from our new Christmas Lane Scrappin' Kit.
Spice Cake Day of Gratitude
Don't you just love the new Spice Cake DSP?  I used the flower from the Day of Gratitude stamp set with Versamark to watermark the card front.  I used the oak leaf from the Leaves #2 Die then embossed them with the Spider Web Embossing Folder.  The Give Thanks is from the new Hand-Penned Holidays stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Thanks for stopping by and here is the next step on our Hop:

Friday, October 21, 2011

Beau Chateau Gift Cards and Box

Beau Chateau Gift Cards and Box
On Monday night I have a class scheduled to make a box and gift card enclosures.  The box is a Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Box that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog(Click on the catalog to the right to see a copy).  Won't this make a nice gift for a friend, teacher or relative?  The box holds four 3x3 enclosure cards and envelopes for the cards.  My ladies will be able to pick out their own favorite DSP for this project.  Beau Chateau has been my favorite DSP in this year's catalog. 
Tomorrow I will be participating in the second Llama Blog Hop.  Stop by and see our Holiday goodies!

Stamp:  Perfect Punches
Ink:  Versamark and Soft Suede
Paper:  Beau Chateau DSP, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede Card Stock
Accessories:  Big Shot, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Blossom Party Originals Die, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, 3/16" Corner Punch, Extra-Lg Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stamping Sponges, Melon Mambo Emboss Power, Heat Tool, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad, Mini Square Envelopes and Kraft Gift Box

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Swaps for Regional

On October 28th I will be attending the Stampin' Up! Regional Conference in Louisville.  While I have been under the weather this week, I have been creating card fronts to swap with other demonstrators.  I have had so much fund creating and here are my four card fronts.
French Foliage Gives Thanks

I just love the French Foliage stamp set, I was one of many demonstrators who petitioned Stampin' Up! to keep this stamp set.   The Give Thanks is one of the stamps in the stamps in the Hand-Penned Holidays stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  One of the leaves I colored using the baby wipe technique.  Then after I was finished with this card front, I took the baby wipe with reinkers and made swipes across glossy paper and came up with this card front:
Thankful Gently Falling

I then stamped the filled in leaves from the Gently Falling stamp set.  Don't you just love how vibrant the colors are?  I'll use this technique again. Isn't that turkey too cute?  This is a part of the Gift Givers stamp set out of the Holiday Mini Catalog, you can check it out on the right hand side of my blog page.  This set covers all of the major holidays: St. Patrick's, Valentines, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween and Easter and even just snow.  And all of the stamps correspond with a Stampin' Up! punch!
Elegant Birthday
I have fallen in love with this piece of DSP.  It is from the Cheerful Treat Hostess Paper Set.  Isn't it just elegant?  I'll have to host another order so I can get some more of it.  The last card was the one I posted yesterday.
HSSTP Think Pink!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

HSS Think Pink! Challenge #88

HSSTP Think Pink!
Over at Hand Stamped Sentiments this challenge is all about Thinking Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I have been preparing card fronts for Stampin' Up Regionals in Louisville at the end of the month and this is one of them, come back tomorrow for the rest.  Doilies will always remind me of my Grannie Smith who died of cancer from second-hand smoke.  So, in her honor I chose for this card front Flirtatious Specialty DSP that has pink doilies on it.  I made a Ribbon of Hope with my ribbon as well as the Ribbon of Hope stamp.
Stamp: Ribbon of Hope
Paper:  Pink Pirouette and Pretty in Pink Card Stock, Flirtatious Specialty DSP
Ink: Versamark
Accessories:  Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Retired Ribbon, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Mini Silver Brad