Friday, August 30, 2013

Fancy Halloween!

Happy Friday! Now we are going to switch gears from Christmas to Halloween. I'm all over the place lately. I'm just glad when I get a free moment to stamp so whatever holiday I'm in the mood for, I go with it. I had this idea for a Halloween card in my head. Although I feel like it would probably be better as a fall thank you type card but I was having trouble finding some kind of gratitude type sentiment. And I didn't want to put thank you on it since I didn't think I would have any reason to send a fall thank you. At least with Halloween on it, I'll send this to my mom, haha! So she will enjoy my fancy Halloween card. On to the card details. I stamped Pumpkin Pie cardstock with the chevron stamp from Oh, Hello and then cut out 3 small ovals to make the pumpkin. I stamped an image from Label Love in Crushed Curry which is under the pumpkin. Then I stamped the polka dot image from Four Frames in Pear Pizzazz. This was layered on Crushed Curry chevron ribbon and a deco label die cut with the Champagne glimmer paper. I also added a paper doily as well to spice it up a bit. :) The background DSP is from Afternoon Picnic. Who would have thought you could use that for Halloween. Well on a fancy Halloween card you can! At the bottom I stamped the Happy Halloween from Teeny Tiny Wishes on Baked Brown Sugar cardstock. I finished it off with a few pearls in the top left corner.

Stamps: Oh, Hello, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Label Love, Four Frames
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Afternoon Picnic DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Black
Accessories: Paper Doilies, Deco Label Framelit dies, Pearls, Crushed Curry chevron ribbon, Artisan punch, Modern Label punch, Decorative Label punch

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Christmas in August!

Hello! In my last post, I said I couldn't believe how it was the middle of August, now we are here at the end of August. This summer just went by in a flash. I feel like I didn't get to do anything this summer. I hope the warmer weather continues a little longer, I'm not just ready for fall and winter yet. Even though I have a Christmas card for you today. I had a workshop last week where the hostess wanted to do a Christmas card with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and dies. So this is the card and tag (see below) that we made. It was a pretty quick and simple card but I think it came out so cute. Using the dies to cut the ornaments make this process super easy. And I think the paper doily adds a nice touch to the card. I used the new Season of Style DSP paper stack along with Gumball Green and Crumb Cake card stock. The ornaments were stamped in Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Baked Brown Sugar. The sentiment is from More Merry Messages (which is on the Holiday Carryover list along with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and framelet dies). For the finishing touch I added Early Espresso baker's twine. We also make a cute little tag for the Tag a Bag gift bags. I cut out one of the Deco Framelit dies in Gumball Green, then we stamped and die cut an ornament. On the back of the tag (not shown) I stamped a saying from the Christmas Messages stamp set. I hope this gives you some inspiration to start on a couple of holiday cards!

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Paper: Season of Style DSP Paper Stack, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Paper Doilies, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Ornament Framelit Dies, Deco Label Dies, Tag a Bag gift bags

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Smokey Hello!

Hello everyone! I cannot believe it is the middle of August already. Where has the summer gone??? And when I woke up this morning I did not feel summer at all! It was freezing! Ok well maybe it wasn't that cold but it was definitely way too cold for my liking on an August morning. I'm just not ready for fall yet. I still want some warm summer days. We were at the beach last week and had some nice days but even those were the hot summer days I was expecting. Oh well, I shouldn't complain. This is all better than rain.

For today's card, I used the sketch from the Fab Friday challenge about 2 weeks ago. I had started it before I went on vacation but never got the chance to finish it. I had just received some items from the catalog and wanted to play with a couple of things. I used the Season of Style paper stack as the background paper. The red stripes don't need to be used just for Christmas. Then I layered a Deco Label framelit on top of that. It was embossed with the chevron embossing folder. I then punched some black cardstock with the decorative label punch. I also stamped Hello on the black cardstock but you can't really see it in the picture. Then I used the artisan label punch to punch soft sky cardstock. And finally I used the modern label punch to punch out the hello. Lots of punches used!! I finished the card off with Smokey Slate chevron ribbon and rhinestones. I used lots of dimensionals to layer all of the punches. So that's it for me today. I'll leave you with a couple of beach pictures from our vacation last week.

Stamps: Label Love, Four You
Paper: Smokey Slate, Soft Sky, Black, Season of Style Paper Stack
Ink: Soft Sky, Costal Cabana, Black
Accessories: Chevron embossing folder, Deco Label Framelit dies, Modern Label punch, Artisan punch, Decorative Label punch, rhinestones, Smokey Slate chevron ribbon