Thursday, January 23, 2014

Retro Banners

Hello! More new goodies to share today. I had a little extra time this morning before an appointment (with no baby around) so I took advantage to make a quick card. Even though I probably should have been cleaning or something. Oh well! I used the new Retro Fresh DSP from the Occasions catalog. The colors in this paper are so bright and fun. I think this paper "may" be my favorite from the catalog. Well at least for now it is. I cut out several banners with the Hearts a Flutter framelits and the Banner punch from the SAB catalog. I also die cut 2 starburts from the Starburst Framelits. The Coastal Cabana one is also embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder from SAB. The sentiment is stamped in Tangerine Tango from the Starburst Sayings set. For the finishing touch I added the gold sequin trim and a few random gold sequins. Love those too! I am just really in love with the Occassions mini this year. This card would look really cute using a variety of DSPs. It's a great way to use up all those scraps you have lying around. Have a great day!

Stamps: Starburt Sayings
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Paper: Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana, Retro Fresh DSP
Accessories: Starburst Framelit dies, Hearts a Flutter Framelit dies, Banner punch, Gold Sequin trim, Decorative Dots embossing folder

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Starburst Banner

Happy Snow Day! To those of you on the east coast. We got a decent amount of about 12 inches or so. I think I have had my share of snow for this winter. I am definitely ready for spring/summer to get here. In the meantime, I'll just make some bright colored cards. Today's card is a Valentine's card using more new items from the Occasions mini and Sale-a-bration catalog. I used the Starburst Framelit dies to cut out a piece of the Fresh Prints DSP. The red stripe DSP is also from the paper stack. I used the Banner Blast stamp set and punch from the Sale-a-bration catalog. This little set is so cute! The hearts are stamped and cut with the Hearts a Flutter set and dies. I also used the Coastal Cabana twine from the sale-a-bration catalog. Love this stuff! The sentiment is from Petite Pairs. I really like these colors together for a Valentine's card. This way I can give it to the hubby without it looking too girly! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Banner Blast, Hearts a Flutter, Petite Pairs
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Blushing Bride
Paper: Real Red, Fresh Prints DSP paper stack
Accessories: Hearts a Flutter Framelit dies, Starburst Framelit Dies, Banner punch, Coastal Cabana twine

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Simple Stems

Happy New Year!! It's been quite a while. I had meant to post a couple of Christmas ideas but time just got away from me. And who wants to see Christmas stuff now, I am so ready to move on to spring!! So speaking of spring, I have some cards this week using new stuff from the Occasions mini and SAB catalog (which is available at the end of January). For today's card I used the new stamp set Simple Stems. You can never have enough flower stamps. :) I stamped the different flowers in Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Calypso Coral. The stems are stamped in Gumball Green. The background polka dot paper is the Fresh Prints DSP paper stack. All of the prints in this stack are so cute! If you notice there are some gold sequins on the card as well. They are also from the Occassions catalog. Love them! I stamped the sentimet from Petite Pairs and then die cut it with one of the dies from the On Film framelits collection. The white frame around the flowers is also from that collection. And the finishing touch is Summer Starfruit twine from the SAB catalog. This twine is lovely too. You'll see this on another card this week! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to get in a better groove this year with making cards.

Stamps: Simple Stems, Petite Pairs
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Prints DSP paper stack
Accessories: On Film Framelits Dies, Gold Sequin trim, Summer Starfruit twine