Although I'm not big on birthday parties for myself, it sure is fun to throw one for others especially during summer. You can enjoy the nice weather and do some grilling. My husband's birthday is this weekend and I realized I only had "pretty" looking birthday cards in my stash like the one above. I struggle with making masculine looking cards, but I'm sure I'll be able to throw something together.
So who is smart enough to sprain their wrist on Memorial Day - the official start of summer? ME! I feel like this bird in a cage. Thankfully it's my left wrist (I am right-handed) and it's only a sprain. I never realized though how much your left hand supports what your right hand is doing. It's getting better, but not fast enough.
It hasn't stopped me from stamping! You can stamp with one hand. Hee hee! My little bird and cage is from the Stampin' Up! set Aviary. This set is so neat because you can mix & match the birds and cages. Very fun! Check it out on page 121 in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.
I CASED this card from page 10 of the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog. I plan to use this one as a graduation card for a male. I just love using the new stamp set The Open Sea. This set nicely compliments the new Designer Series Paper Nautical Expedition. What a bonus!
It's time to say goodbye to some of the Stampin' Up! sets & accessories from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. You have until June 30th to buy any Last Chance items. Click on the links below to view these lists.
Here is a sneak peek of a couple of new products that are coming out in the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.
The patterned paper is called Paisley Petals. This gorgeous paper contains 12 sheets: two each of six double-sided designs in Bravo Burgundy, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, River Rock, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Early Expresso and Whisper White. I embossed the paper to give it some texture.
The other product you'll love in the new catalog is the stamp set Four Frames. This set coordinates with your Designer Label Punch.
I can't wait to get my hands on that new Stampin' Up! Catalog!
Spring has finally arrived and I hear the birds chirping in between all the rain we've had.
I love the richness of the Stampin' Up! color Cherry Cobbler. It was a great color to ink my bird stamp from Friends 24-7 stamp set. I kept the card earthy using some neutral colors to really make that Cherry Cobbler pop. I hope you like it!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter! We went to an Easter egg hunt Saturday morning and yesterday I cooked dinner for the family. The Easter bunny was very good to Brandon. He was so excited to go through his basket and look at all his goodies!
Pictured above is a little Easter treat I made my friends. I just love those mini baskets. They are so much fun to decorate.
Let your patterned paper do all the work for you! I created this card using the earthy Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper from the current Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. The only stamping here was the sentiment, butterfly, and circle piece inside the scallop circle.
All set for Easter? It's hard to believe it's next week already. I think we will go see "Hop" before Easter hits. I heard it's a really fun movie. I need to plan out the Easter dinner too. We don't have too big of a group this year, but I still like to make it nice.
Enjoy the week and God bless! TO ORDER STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCTS ON-LINE 24/7, CLICK HERE!
Last month I went out of town and visited a scrapbook store who was offering make n' takes while I was there. I haven't been to a card class in years and it was very refreshing to learn new techniques and play with new tools. It's just amazing how the card making/scrapbooking industry just keeps growing. You can never get bored with this hobby!
Remember the Stampin' Up! Sweet Pea Designer Paper collection last year? It was such a generous collection of papers that I still have some laying around. It's always good to use up the old stuff to make room for the new.
In a couple hours I'm off to take my son to the Justin Bieber movie (or pronounced "Beaver" if you're my son). He just loves him and I think I will live through it. It's definitely an outing Just for Him!
I have a soothing card to share with you today. Sometimes people go through rough patches in life and it's nice to send them a handmade card letting them know you care. I wanted the feel of this card to be comforting so I paired a couple neutral colors with Baja Breeze and used the Friends 24-7 stamp set from Stampin Up. The stamps did all the work to pull this creation together. Gotta love Stampin' Up!
I hope you are enjoying the weekend and taking time to relax. Enjoy your day and happy stamping!
It's a circus of circles here at Tiffany's Cardtique today! My most forgotten Stampin' Up! set that I own . . . Circle Circus. It's a really fun and adorable set, but for some reason quite often forgotten. I created my circus card using some of the gorgeous in colors from Stampin Up: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, and Peach Parfait. What a yummy combination of colors I cannot take credit for . . . I used my Color Coach. I just love that handy little tool.
What a nice long holiday weekend. I've been scrapbooking and making cards this weekend. My stash of cards has gotten quite low. I always like to have a bunch of birthday and thank you cards on hand and ready to go.
Have you ever tried making a tri-fold card? It's very easy and makes your card appear really fancy.
Simply take a 9.5 x 5.5 piece of card stock. Score at 2.5 and 6.5 inches. Whola! I wrapped Stampin Up Whisper White Satin ribbon around the entire outside so when you first open the card it's not so boring. Just adding little touches like that can make a big difference.
I am still working on my Valentines. I must admit, I've been addicted to scrapbooking since the New Year. I am bound and determined to get caught up (smile). My goal has been to create a two-page layout each week. So far, so good. I work on it a little every night. I am a very slow scrapbook page creator. It doesn't come as easy as cards do. I'll share some pages with you soon.
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I can't believe Valentines Day is a little over three weeks away! I need to get started with son making Valentine treats for his class. Have any good ideas? I'd love to hear them. Leave me a comment or send me an e-mail.
If you are a regular visitor of my blog, you are probably thinking I must have a guest stamper today. This card design/style is totally out of character for me . . . but it's me!
This card was totally inspired by the gorgeous Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper in the new Stampin Up Occasions Mini Catalog. Right across the page from this paper in the catalog is the coordinating stamp set Nature Walk. A match made in paradise. I love it!
Don't forget to stamp your envelope to make it complete.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.
Are you ready for some new Stampin' Up! products to get you through the January doldrums? Look no further than the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog released tomorrow - January 4th. Be sure to visit my site tomorrow and you'll see a link on the right sidebar.
My favorites from the new Occasions Mini are Nature Walk stamp set (utilized on the card pictured above),Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper (matches Nature Walk stamp set),Trinket Keys(sooooooo cute), and the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder.