Sunday, December 15, 2013

Here is a second sympathy card that I worked up using Young Vermilion, Artisan Accents doilies and the old Build a Brad.  I don't know why SU! doesn't keep the Build a Brad in the catalog, because I love that product!

All product used is SU!, unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Young Vermilion

Paper:  Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Print Poetry dsp stack

Ink:  Black, Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Regal Rose, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray

Accessories:  Big Shot, Window Frame framelits, 1/2" Circle punch, Ticket-Corner punch, Build a Brad, Artisan Accents, natural trim,  Bravo Burgundy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, brads, Festive Paper Piercing pack, Dimensionals, aquapainter, white gel pen

The December issue of the Paper Crafters Sample is available!!

Winters frigid days have crept in while our attentions were focused on the gift-giving holiday.  Soon our surroundings will be transformed from brightly-colored holiday lights to neutral colors of the winter season.

Our December issue celebrates beautifully muted colors of the season.   The bases of the projects are inspired by woody bark and snow-covered, leaf-less trees.  Insert a splash of color from the winter cardinal, glistening snowflakes or sparkling icicles and you have a “Naturally Winter” issue.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sadly, I've got four sympathy cards to make this week.  I made two of this card for the first two friends who have suffered a loss.  I CASEd the basic idea for the central image from a card that I remember seeing -- unfortunately, I can't remember who did the original.  If she sees my card, please let me know and I'll give you full credit!

All products are SU!, unless otherwise noted!

Stamps:  Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts, Thoughts and Prayers

Paper:  Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede

Ink:  Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Close to Cocoa

Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels framelits, Vintage Wallpaper folder, Ticket-Corner punch, Pearl Jewels, Vanilla seam binding, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spray, Stampin' Spritzer, brads, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Follow My Heart

I started out with the Eiffel Tower from the Follow My Heart set out of the new mini, and the rest of the card just grew!

All products are SU!, unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Follow My Heart

Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Venetian Romance dsp

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Versamark

Accessories:  Big Shot, Sizzlits Large Paper Doily, Square Lattice embossing folder, Embossilts Scalloped Heart of Hearts, Ticket-Corner punch, Owl punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Artisan Accents, Pearl jewels, Designer Subtles Collection buttons, Gold detail ep, Vanilla seam binding, Tangerine Tango Sycamore Street 1/4" ribbon, Dimensionals, brads

Best of Snow!

I got this darling image from the Best of Snow set!  I think that it would make a cute Valentine's Day card, as well as a seasonal holiday card.

The larger white layer was embossed using the SAB Decorative Dots folder.  I watercolored a touch of Bashful Blue at the bottom of each "snowflake" and put a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the tops.  

All products are SU!, unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Best of Snow

Paper:  White, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Watercolor Wonder dsp

Ink:  Black, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Lucky Limade, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango

Accessories:  Big Shot, Deco Labels framelits, Decorative Dots folder, Ticket-Corner punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Gold sequin trim, brads

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Love You to the Moon!

Here are some of the things from the new Occasions mini!  I tried to use only new product, so everything but the rhinestones on the baby pennants is new.

All product is SU!, unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Love You to the Moon, Language of Love, Peachy Keen

Paper:  Coral Calypso, Island Indigo, Watercolor Wonder dsp

Ink:  Island Indigo, Coral Calypso, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red

Accessories:  Big Shot, On Film framelits, Small Heart punch, Banner punch, Dimensionals, rhinestones

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy Hanukkah!

I've been working this card up since Thanksgiving for my Jewish friends.  It's very oversized -- 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" -- and looks more complicated than it really is.  Both the menorah and the doily are embossed.

All products are SU!, unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Jewish Celebrations, Hello Doily

Paper:  Smoky Slate, White, Bermuda Bay, Silver Glimmer paper, Winter Frost dsp

Ink:  Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Versamark

Accessories:  Big Shot, Window Frames framelits, Bigz Designer Rosette, Ticket-Corner punch, brads, sponges, Silver detail embossing powder