Thursday, July 30, 2015

Branch out flashback

As I was going thru my old stamp sets I came across this one. Do you remember it? It's Branching Out and it since has been retired.
Retired or not, it didn't stop me from picking it up and whipping up this little card.
Right now Stampin Up came up with Sheltering Tree which is very similar to Branching Out and probably a little bit more fun because you can do more with it.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July Card for Cause for the Card Care Connection

Yes, I know, it's the end of the month already and just now I'm sharing the card of the month of for the Card Care Connection. May this inspire you to sit down and make some cards tonight one smile at a time!

Monday, July 27, 2015

A big hello

Just enjoying Petite Petals stamp set and the punch once again. I really, really like the Watermelon Wonder ink. Can you tell that I did a lot of stamping and punching and punching and stamping??
Simply Scored tool came in handy to create the scored lines. Enjoy!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Black, white with a little pink on top

It seems that I am on a black and white spree which is totally unusual for me. The stamp set I used  today is Flowering Flourishes and it's so classy and beautiful.
It comes with three stamps, the largest (not shown on this card) requiring the largest clear block.

I decided to use Melon Mambo marker to stamp the small stamp.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Purse and cards

Another bag, more cards in the bag, more happy people getting cards which are in the bag.... I wish I could take credit for designing this bag but I cannot. I saw it on Pintrest and it looked so simple that I had to try it and yes, it is confirmed... very easy to make. I think the most difficult part is choosing the paper for the bag and the coordinating colors for the cards.

When I saw it originally on Pintrest it was made for the notecards  and envelope set. The notecards are bit smaller than the regular cards, 5 by 3-1/2 , and the are coming in a pack of 20 including envelopes. Pretty good deal for $6!

Don't you hate when I get stuck on a stamp like Petite Petals in this case and create cards with that stamp only?!? I know, it drives me crazy as well but I can't help it. The stamp set it great and the coordinating punch just adds to the fun of working with it.

To make the purse you will need:
4 by 12 designer paper
5-1/4 by 2-1/2 black cardstock for the base
8-1/2 by 1/2 black cardstock for the trim (2 pieces)
12 by 1/2 black cardstock for the handles
Black or red brads for the handles