Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Oh, Whale! Greeting Card

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This cute little card is made with Stampin' Up!s "Oh, Whale!" stamp set. The card is quick to make and it 4" square.
You can see other cards made with this same layout (sketch) at Pals Paper Arts.

What you need:
Oh, Whale stamp set
8" x 4" whisper white card stock base
4" x 2" yellow dots Designer series paper
4" x 1/2" Marina Mist card stock
4" x 1 3/4" waves designer series paper
2" x 2" whisper white for whale
scraps for other pieces
Marina Mist Classic Stampin' ink pad
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' ink pad
Bitty Curly label punch
whale sizzlit
cupcake builder punch
1" square punch
1 1/4" square punch
sponge dauber
Dimensionals

Thursday, February 21, 2013

By the Tide Birthday Card

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Here's the card I made for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I used Sycamore Street Designer Series paper from the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration brochure.
other supplies:
Window Framelits
Island Indigo card stock
Pool Party card stock
Delightful Dozen stamp set
By the Tide stamp set
Basic Pearls
Pool Party Classic Stampin' ink pad
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' ink pad
Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' ink pad
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin ink pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' ink pad

Stampin' Happy,
Trude

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Card

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 Are you looking for cards to make for St. Patty's Day? Here's one that will get you started.

I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set from Stampin' Up! to stamp the greeting for this card. That is the only stamping but the other products are Stampin' Up! too.
Supplies:
Whisper White card stock
Garden Green card stock
Heart framelits
Stitched Satin ribbon- Gumball Green
Scalloped oval punch
Large scallop punch
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Elegant Bouquet embossing folder
Garden Green Classic Stampin' ink`
Big Shot
Glue Dots

If you would like the instruction sheet for this card, it is available on my tutorial page.  Look for the St. Patricks Day Shamrock card file.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Feeling Sentimental Greeting Card

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 This is another card that we did in our February stamp club.

The phone booth is from the Feeling Sentimental stamp set.

This is a fun technique card. The background paper is lightly sponged with red. The black dots are punched with the 3/8" circle punch.

For the phone booth I used the emboss resist technique. I stamped the phone booth on a piece of Real Red card stock using VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder. Then I used a sponge dauber to heavily ink the piece with Basic Black Classic Stampin' ink. The final step is to polish the embossed image with a paper towel to remove any traces of ink.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ears to You Easter Card

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This is a stamp that Sampin' Up! is selling as a single. It is very cute and I like think it is great that it is a realistic image stamp instead of cutesy/cartoony.
I used Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper. You can get it free when you place a $50.00 order! I used Pool Party card stock to mat all the papers. It helps tone down the brightness of the Sycamore Street papers. I also used Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Summer Starfruit markers to ink the bunnies and didn't use the sentiment for this card.

Happy Stamping!
Trude

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Butterfly and Blossom Birthday Card

p with Trude, Stampin' Up!, birthday card, Freshly Made Sketches #73

I used the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration embossing folder on this card. The tiny butterfly is a punch that is available in the spring catalog HERE.
The embossing folder is free duing Sale-a-bration (with a $50.00 order, not including shipping). It is perfect for those spring card backgrounds!

Check out the other beautiful cards at Freshly Made Sketches.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pinwheel Celebration Birthday Card

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It's the Paper Players color challenge this week!
What goes with these colors better than Patio Party Paper! So, here is the birthday card that I made.
I used the Patio Party papers for the pinwheel as well as for the top and bottom of the card front.
I embossed the center Midnight Muse card stock band with hearts.
Because the card has bold colors, I used half a top note on the left side to tame it down. It allows just enough white space to set the pinwheel off and allows the sentiment to not get too lost.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

More Amore Friendship Gift Set

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It is finally finished...the new Tutorial for February.
The cards include a Valentine, a Thinking of You card, an Anniversary card and a Birthday card. They all fit in the card folder with room for the envelopes too!
All the supplies are from Stampin' Up! The More Amore Designer Series Paper from the Spring catalog is used on all the cards. The last day to order from the Spring Catalog is May31.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

More Amore Thinking of You Card

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Pals Paper Arts has a color challenge this week and this is the card I created with this color pallet.

I used Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper from the More Amore paper pack. Even the pink heart doily comes in the paper pack!

If you like this color pallet, check out Pals Paper Arts for more ideas.
 Here's the Sketch I used for my card layout. If you like this layout, check out Freshly Made Sketches for more ideas.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Treat Tube

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Susie was here for a stamping play day yesterday and we made treat tubes. The idea came from a Stampin' Up! publication for demonstrators, Stampin' Connection.

We used Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper. It is from the pack of paper that you can get free right now for placing a $50.00 order. The stamp on the tag is one of the SAB items also. You can check out all the Sale-a-bration items HERE.

As you can see, we left the bottom of the tubes open so that we could fill them with a treat. Chocolate covered coffee beans might be the perfect touch for this one.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hero Patriotic Card

patriotic, Words of Courage, stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, SSC34

I used the Words of Courage stamp set from Stampin' Up! to make this card. This set is great for any patriotic holiday.

Techniques used: Sponging and embossing

Love & Sympathy Card

I made this card with the Love & Sympathy stamp set by Stampin' Up! The set is elegant, just perfect for the occasion.

The card goes with the theme for the Paper Players theme challenge.
Check out the cards, they are beautiful.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous Greeting Card

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I used the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration stamp set called Bloomin' Marvelous. I also used the reinker/ baby wipe technique to stamp the humming bird and the flower. It's a cute set. When you click on the name it will take you to my web store and then you can click the main banner to see all the free Sale-a-bration items that are available.