Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mother's Day

 
Mother's Day is fast approaching!  If you are running out of time to make a card, I'm hoping something simple like the card pictured above inspires you. I love embossing folders and have a ton of them.   I think they do all the work for you.
 
For this card, I embossed about 3/4 of the card with the new Stampin' Up! Spring Flowers Textured Embossing Folder. I punched out a bunch of little flowers in various shades of pink and overlapped them to hide the break in the paper from the smooth to the embossed portion. I added some tiny pearls to the centers that were visible and stamped my sentiment. Easy!
 
thankful for you card supplies - all from Stampin Up:
Stamps: Sheltering Tree
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride
Ink: Melon Mambo
Tools: Petite Petals Punch, Boho Blossoms (retired), Spring Flowers Textured Embossing Folder
Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels
 
Have a wonderful Mother's Day and happy stamping!
 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Baseball Themed Birthday Card

 
My nephew turns 13 tomorrow!  His name is Ryan, and he is a very smart young man. In addition to being an "A" student, his love is baseball. Think I hit a "home run" with this card? 
 
It's a lot easier to create than it looks!  I took a dinner plate and traced with a blue marker the curve of the ball. Then I punched out a bunch of chevron's from the Stampin' Up! Chevron Punch and glued those in place. Lastly, I took my paper piercer and pierced along the curved line on both sides. That's it!
 
Baseball Birthday Card Supplies:
Cardstock: SU! Night of Navy, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: SU! Night of Navy Daffodil Delight
Punch: SU! Chevron Punch
Die: SU! Stars Framelits Dies
Other: Recollections star jewel
 
Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!