Monday, November 26, 2012

Variations on a Design

When you need a card or two in a hurry, instead of designing a new card, try using a design from another  project for your current need.  This is what I did for the two birthdays cards here:

I created the Hanukkah card for this month's blog hop and liked the colors used, so I used the design to create two birthday cards.

Quick and easy. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Snow Festival

PPA 147 is a sketch challenge. 

PPA147 Nov 15 2012

And as far as I am concerned, this was quite the challenge!  So many elements! 

I decided use Stampin' Up!'s Snow Festival DSP from the Holiday Catalog.  I purchased this DSP for a Workshop, but the workshop got cancelled, so I thought I could use it foe all the different elements of this sketch.  Of course, any of the patterns of this pack would have worked equally as well, but I chose the ones you see here:

It was fun!  I cut and cut and cut. I cut out the Christmas Tree, I eliminated the hedgehog or porcupine or whatever that little critter is. The Snowflake is the Bold Snowflake Single Stamp and was cut out with the Blossom Punch.  The ribbon is SU 1/2" Scallop Dots in Cherry Cobbler.

 The "merry" sentiment is from Pennant Parade and was cut out using The Big Shot and the Bitty Banners Framelits.  Don't miss out-if you are waiting to get a Big Shot, tomorrow is the day!  Monday, November 19th, the On-Line Extravaganza begins!  The Big Shot is 20% off!  Here is the link to the flyer:

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pals November Winter Wishes Blog Hop

We're so glad you could join us for this month's Pals Winter Wishes Blog Hop!  We hope you have your holiday wish list ready because today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our must have wish list items!   You've probably hopped over from Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers I'm stop number 16 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in!   I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals!   Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

Jewish Celebrations Clear-Mount Stamp Set

The Stamp Set that I am recommending for your wish list is Jewish Celebrations.  This set is in the Holiday Catalog and we just found out yesterday that it is being carried over and will still be available after the Holiday Catalog ends.  The images are quite lovely and when used with the Illuminate Ink Pad the results are beautiful.  You will be able to create a special card for your celebrations.  My sample above was made with SU Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla card stock, Midnight Muse and Illuminate inks, the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and some Pearl Basic Jewels.   This card is clean and simple and can easily be duplicated for everyone on your mailing list.
Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp, stop number 17 on the Pals Winter Wishes Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing PaperCrafter
  2. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  3. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  4. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb...
  5. Janice Warhank at Janice's Papercraft Playground
  6. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  7. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  8. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Bobbi Mangas at My Therapy
  10. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  11. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamppaperscissors
  12. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  15. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  19. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  20. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  21. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  22. Peggy Noe at
  23. Shannon Hokanson at My Stampin Blog
  24. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Envelope Book of Many Pockets

I learned how to make one of those mini envelope books at a Stamping Blitz last week held at Bella Art in Johnston, RI.  There are SO many pockets in this little book.

I made one at home using Stampin' Up products.  Here is my little book which uses the DSP International Bazaar:

The ribbon is SU 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain in Rich Razzleberry, the flower was punched from Rich Razzleberry using the Blossom Petals Builder Punch, and the center Ia a SU Antique Brad. 

Here it is opened up so you can see the many pockets.

This little booklet is made from 6 business size #10 envelopes, glued together.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Love Doesn't Melt

Here is a card for my dear cousin Nancy, who left New England many years ago to live in Florida.  I will be sending a little snow her way.

I am submitting this for the PPA challenge 146.

I used Stampin' Up! retired Merry Winter and the current Perfectly Preserved stamps sets.  The card stock is Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and (retired) Ruby Red.  Inks are Crumb Cake and Ruby Red.