Monday, September 30, 2013

Wetlands Goose Birthday Card

The Stampin' Up!  Wetlands stamp set is a great stamp set to create fall cards and masculine cards with.

Check out other wildlife cards on this weeks Paper Players weekly challenge.

I really like finding ways to use the birch paper that came in the Thanksgiving tablescape kit. Doesn't it look great with the goose stamp?

Other products I used:
Early Espresso card stock
Whisper White card stock
Early Espresso ink
Label Framelits
wood grain embossing folder

Here is another way that you can use this great stamp. It is a link to a short You Tube video tutorial by another Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Feel Goods Greeting Card

Encouragement card, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Feel Goods, Mojo Monday
I used another Mojo Monday layout for this Stampin' Up! card. This stamp set (Feel Goods) has some fun sayings and right now I am trying to get every last ray of sunshine before it is gone. Sometimes it seems as though Oregon has 9 months of rain. We have already seen some gully washers in the last couple of weeks.

I also used Designer Series Paper (Quatrefancy) and a framelit to die cut the sentiment (Deco Labels Collection).

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall Banner

Fall, Banner, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Top Note
I used the Top Note Big Shot die to cut out the bases for the fall banner. Then I used the Stripes embossing folder to add some dimension. I inked the edges with Soft Suede ink using a sponge dauber. The circle uses Sweater Weather Designer series paper and is matted with Pumpkin Pie card stock.

I cut the letters with a Cricut (Storybook set at 2").

The pumpkins were created with an oval punch and a circle punch. I used the Magnificent maple stamp inked with Pear Pizazz and Crushed Curry inks. The owl was created with Stampin' Up!s owl builder punch.

The twine was left over from Stampin' Up's! Christmas banner kit, but you can purchase twine from any craft store or garden store.

I would love to be your demonstrator!
Thank you for your continued patronage.

Have a lovely day,

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Prince of Peace Christmas Card

When I saw this stamp from Stampin' Up! I knew that I had to have it. So here is my first creation using the stamp. I used a Mojo Monday sketch from 2010 as a guide for my layout.

stamp with Trude, Mojo Monday, Stampin' Up!, Prince of Peace, Christmas card

 And did you notice that the stamp fits the Deco Label Collection Framelits? I love how easy it is to die cut with the framelits and the new Magnetic Platform. I have been giving my magnetic platform a real workout lately...Guess is in stock again and Stampin' Up! will begin selling it September 12, 2013 (that is tomorrow!).

Get yours before it sells out again! I have compared it with another brand of magnetic platform that is out on the market, and this one has more magnets and they are it has greater holding power. I love mine!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Flip Cards So Easy

Have you seen this yet? I have made these cards for years and it was always a little tricky. Now Stampin' Up! makes it so EASY!

There are two different Thinlits that make two different card designs. This is the first one.

 It has a fancy label and all these pieces come with the set;

This is the second Thinlit flip card that is available.

 And here are all the pieces that come with the set;

Here's a video that shows how they work and some projects that were made with the Thinlits.

Isn't that fun? And you can get them from my online store! Then you can start having fun with them too!

I can hardly wait to get some made so that I can pin them on Pinterest!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Envelope Punch Board

Have you ever wanted to make a pretty envelope to go with your beautiful handmade cards? Or have you ever made a pretty envelope, but wished it was easier? Now you can make pretty envelopes quickly and easily with the  NEW Envelope punch board from Stampin' Up!

Choose a pretty Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and start creating!

You can find the Punch board and pretty papers at my Stampin' Up! store. I would love to be your demonstrator.