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October 2007

One last Card Club card!

Hi!  Here is the last card we did at our October Card Club!  I used Old Olive for the card base, and layered a strip of Real Red, then a strip of Dashing Designer Paper.  I used my Crafter's Tool Kit to punch the holes below the strip of Real REd.  Then, I stamped the snowflake from Season of Joy Stamp set in Real Red ink, punched it out using the 1 1/4" circle punch.  I then punched an Old Olive circle using the 1 3/8" cirlcle punch.  Layered both of those onto a Real Red scallop cirlce!  Very simple card--it would be easy to make 70-80 of these!!!Ccoct3                                                                              

Sparkly Snowflake!!

I love using "weird" colors for Christmas!!  This card is done with Almost Amethyst!!  I used the Supersize Snowflake from the Holiday Mini Catalog--it's the size of a background stamp!  Makes quite the statement, don't ya think?!!  Anyway, I don't have all the craft pads (shame on me!!), so I improvised!  First, ink your stamp in Versamark ink, then go directly to your Almost Amethyst pad, and ink it up!  Then, stamp it on your white cardstock, and emboss with Irridescent Ice embossing powder!  Very simple!  Just remember to do your versamark first, then the color you want to use!  If you do it the other way around, you're gonna end up with an awfully ugly versamark pad!! :-)Ccoct4

To make the sentiment, I just stamped the words in Almost Amethyst ink onto AA cardstock and punched it out with the Key tag punch!  I used the stretchy silver cord around the card.  This stuff is sooooo much better than the "old" cord we used to carry!  Gotta have it!!

Enjoy your day!

My Mom is coming!!!

Hi!  I've been working hard to "get ahead" on my blog posts!!  My mom is coming to visit this week, and I probably won't be on the computer too much!  So, you'll see new posts each day, but it may take me a couple of days to return emails or answer questions!!

Thanks for your patience!!!

Happy stamping!!

Artfully Asian

Ccoct5 Another card from our October Card Club!  This one is made using the Artfully Asian stamp set.  I stamped the leaves in Basic Brown, then colored in using markers!

Asian Art & Weathered Stamp Sets

Cardstock:  Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Outlaw Designer Paper

Ink:  Basic Brown pad;  Sage Shadow, Really Rust and Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write markers.

Misc:  Chocolate Taffeta ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Criss Cross Gift Card Holder

I'm so excited!!  I spent most of today stamping, and getting ready for my stamp camp next Saturday, as well as several craft fairs I'll be doing in November and December.  I was "playing around", and came up with this design!!  It's a criss cross card, but in the size of a gift card!!

Craft_fair_projects_001 I used Bashful Blue as my card base.  The designer paper is all from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit!Craft_fair_projects_006

Here is a view of the inside pocket.

Craft_fair_projects_004 Here, you can see how the insert is actually a "pocket" for the gift card!

Have a great day!!

"Cards" magazine

Ccoct2 Isn't this a beautiful card?!!  I just love it!!  I CASE'd it from the November issue of "Cards" magazine--page 118!  This magazine is awesome!  It's VERY expensive, but well worth it!  There are hardly any ads, and each card comes with instructions!!  oh--and the photos are beautiful!!!

Baroque Motifs Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, River Rock, Very Vanilla and Baroque Backgrounds Designer Paper

Ink:  Bravo Burgunday, River Rock and Old Olive. 

The ribbon is the Chocolate Taffeta, and the brad is from the Ice Circle Rhinestone brads.

Happy Stamping!!

Another Card Club project....

Ccoct1_2 This was my favorite card this month--well one of my favorites!!  I used the Apple Cider Designer paper and the Autumn Harvest Stamp Set.  I stamped the two pumpkins in Black Stazon.  I used the masking technique--stamp the small pumpkin first, then cover it with a post it note (that you've stamped and cut out), and stamp your big pumpkin.  Just remember--when masking stamp the image you want in front first!  These are stamped on the watercolor paper, then colored in with the Watercolor Crayons and aquapainter.  I used more mustard, really rust and old olive crayons.  The card base is really rust, then a layer of River Rock, then the designer paper.  I finished it off with the River Rock ribbon.  I just love the simplicity of this card!

And, something else I love--Designer Paper!!!  And guess what!!  Stampin' Up! is having a paper party in November!!   If you purchase three packs of designer paper, you'll get a fourth FREE!!  That's a $9.95 value!!  I plan on stocking up!!  Click on the link to see all the details:

Download US_paper_party_promo_1107.pdf

Have a great day!!!

same colors, same stamps..........

Here is another card I made using the same colors as the 3x3 birthday card in the previous post!

Ccoct6 The card base is Purely Pomegranate, cut to 5 1/2" x 7 1/2", and scored at 4 1/4". 

Bud Basics & It's Your Birthday stamp sets

Cardstock:  Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Whisper White and Basic Black

Ink:  Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Basic Black

Have a great day!!

3x3 Birthday

Good Morning!!  Here is a cute 3x3 card we made at our Card Club Meeting last week!!  I used a So Saffron textured cardCcoct7 (just cut cardstock to 6" x 3", and fold in half).  Layered a piece of Purely Pomegranate (2 1/2" x 2 1/2"), then a 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" piece of Whisper White.  I stamped the flower from Bud Basics in purely pomegranate, the leaves in Wild Wasabi and the small flowers in So Saffron.  The sentiment is from the "It's Your Birthday" stamp set.

Cute and simple!!

Happy Stamping!!

Faux Medallions

Here is another card we made at the Technique Club meeting on Monday.


The silver medallion is made by embossing several layers of silver embossing powder, then "stamping" your image into the still warm embossing powder.  It's really beautiful up close!

Baroque Motifs Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter, Silver Metallic and Very Vanilla

Ink:  Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter and Versamark

Misc:  Burgundy 5/8" grosgrain

Happy Stamping!!