Friday, September 27, 2013

That's the Ticket- Halloween

A "Not-So-Scary" little ghosty is guarding the door to this Halloween card!  He is far too cute to be at all scary.
He is made with the corn cob framelit from the Cannery Set.   The Cannery Set framelits are a retired item.  I thought it was on the carry-over list but I just checked and it is indeed retired now.  So IF you happen to already own this set here is a quick pic of the placement for cutting the ghost.
Also I am reposting a picture of a project from last year showing other ideas for the Cannery Framelits. 
The original post is  HERE  with all the details of these little cuties.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Best of Love Engagement Card

In honor of its 25th Aniversary, Stampin' Up is releasing a "Best of" series of some favorite stamps from years past.  One is the Best of Love set which I used for this simple engagement card.
It is just one layer with the exception of strip of DSP (from the Etcetera pack) and the congratulations image (from the Express Yourself hostess set).   All images are stamped in pretty Calypso Coral ink.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Simply Fabulous Wedding Card

Whenever I design a wedding card I like to use the colors the bride and groom have chosen.  The invitation for the wedding we attended last weekend had a lovely deep purple bow so I pulled out retired Concord Crush cardstock, ink and DSP to make a card for them.
Starting with a postcard from the Simply Fabulous Simply Sent Kit, I masked the diecut edge
then stamped the flower from the Regarding Dahlias stamp set with Concord Crush ink in the corner.
The diecut was mounted on a 5-1/2" X 11" (scored at 4-1/4") Concord Crush card base and tiny pearls added to the sides.  The sentiment is from one of the most versatile stamp sets in the 2013-2014 catalog -- the Express Yourself hostess set.
To complete the card, I added an envelope liner cut with the (logically named) Envelope Liners Framelits Dies.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Heating Up the Holidays 2013 Design Projects

Designers for the Heating Up the Holidays session of UStamp have used every product in the Holiday Catalog.  So if you see something in the catalog you like you can find a project that uses it!  Since I am late in posting my projects I am going to put them all in one longer post.  

The catalog has quite a few packaged kits and I had fun incorporating some of them into my projects!  
For my Thanksgiving table setting I used the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit.   Two of the pre-cut napkin holders were combined to make an easy-to-do basket.  The name card is also a treat holder-- it has a mini candy bar inside.  The stenciled Mini Muslin sack is a blessing bag with cutouts for recording blessings from the past year and can be saved from year to year.
Mmm!  The Pretty Present Designer Bows and Tags are the starting point for this Christmas Dessert table setting.  Recipe included!
For my next project, postcards from the Snowflake Season Simply Sent Kit are joined together to make a tealight luminary panel.    The sparkling snowmen are adorable in their different colored hats and scarves!  
Count down to Christmas with this one!  Twenty-four tiny treats mark the days until Santa's arrival.  The Real Red Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit make this simple!  Oh and the new perforating blade for the rotary cutter is great for making cards with removable bookmarks!

And of course we could not forget New Year's in our holiday lineup.  This festive banner was a blast to make.  Starting with the Banner Simply Created Kit I added a punch art martini glass (complete with olive!), the date, some silver glitter paper stars, the Best New Year stamp and the perfect-for-this-occasion speciality designer series paper- Winter Frost.

Complete tutorials for each of these plus tons more (40+) are available by joining Heating Up the Holidays.  Click on the blinkie to sign up!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rosh Hashanah Card

We had the pleasure of celebrating Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year - with friends this past week.  This is the card I made to take along.
I was trying to find DSP appropriate for apples and decided I liked pattens in the hexagon Epic Day paper.   I used the Cannery Framelits and ran the paper through the Big Shot six times with the apple framelit positioned on a different hexagon each time.
The new Magnetic Plate sure made this a lot more holding the framelits down with Sticky Notes!