Sunday, June 30, 2013

Repurposed Journal

Inspired by page 106 of the new catalog, I repurposed this journal today.  I had bought a few board book journal from the clearance bin at Michael's a while back.  They had a nice heavy board book cover, but I didn't like the design on any of the covers, but I thought for < $1 each I could repurpose them. 

I covered the cover of the journal with a piece of sahara sand card stock.  I was debating between that and very vanilla, but I was getting low on vanilla and this rougher colour went well with the edges of the board book cover.  I stamped the Ex Libris background stamp in crushed curry (one of the new colors this year) and then I stamped 'God is love' from the Trust God stampset in strawberry slush below that.  The butterflies were punch with the large and small butterfly punches out of Bermuda bay card stock (also a new color this year).

I did the stamping before affixing the cover to the journal with tombow mon multi glue.  I measure the journal I was using and then cut the sahara sand  card stock to 10.5" (scored at 5" and 5.5") by 7" (ever journal is different, so always measure first!)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


This is the card I made for my daughter's friend for graduation.  I used the Layered Labels stamp set and apothecary accents framelits, and the new Dictionary background stamp.  Inks used are:  raspberry ripple, summer starfruit and basic black.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

For You

Monday is a special day for my daughter and this was the card I made for her.  I used the new chalk talk stamp set and coordinating framelits and also the postage due stamps.  I also made the flower embellishments with the pressed clay.  The butterflies were punched with the large and small butterfly punches.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Alternate Card Made with June's Paper Pumpkin!

Just a quick picture of an alternate card I made with the stamps from June's Paper Pumpkin.  I used a whisper white card base with a whisper white matt that I ran through the big shot with the tulips folder.  Then I stamped the chevron background stamp included in this month's kit in each of coastal cabana, strawberry slush, crisp cantalope and pistachio pudding and punched out a postage stamp from each.  I then stamped the heart and the hello to you stamps from the kit in the same in colors and also punched the large and small butterflies out of coastal cabana and pistachio pudding, and voila!  Sorry about the lighting in the photograph, but I hope it gives you another idea using your stamps this month!

June's Paper Pumpkin Cards:)

June's kit arrived this week and it included some wonderful stamps (including a chevron background stamp) and all the ingredients to make a set of 4 cute notecards (including envelopes even!)

The card above is pretty much the card that the kit was designed to make (and the enclosed instructions help you make:)
The following 2 cards are other versions I made!  I did a little stamp surgery and turned 'hello to you" into 2 stamps to add to their versatility!  I also pulled in a bit of in color stitched satin ribbon and even some in color flower embellishments!  (in summer starfruit)

Don't you just love the little peek-a-boo hexagons...I tried to photograph these cards flat so you could see the hearts I stamped through the peek-a-boo openings!  Hexagons are all the rage right now in crafting and décor!

Be sure to show me what you have made with your kit this month!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Label Love meets Soho Subway

Today's card was made using some vanilla cardstock and patterned paper from the Soho Subway pack.  The centre flag was cut out in the card (with dsp put behind it) using the flag from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits, and the gretting comes from Label Love (and I used the coordinating punch that you get in the bundle too).  The card was finished off with some linen thread and one of the new very vintage designer buttons.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day to My Amazing Husband

This is the card I made this year for my husband for father's day.  As you can see, I used the chalkboard technique and the apothecary accents framelits.  I also used collage curios (and a crushed soda pop top) to create the Eiffel Tower embleshment (those items didn't carry forward though from the spring catalog to the new annual catalog).  The dsp comes from the Soho Subway pack.

Happy Father's Day Les!  You are an amazing father to our daught and an amazing husband!! Love you!!!

Baby Shower - Label Love

Yesterday I went to a baby shower.  The inspiration for the card came from the new in colour, Pistachio Pudding...  I love that colour but hadn't been using it much, so I started playing with colour combinations with it and found that I loved it even more when I paired it with Wisteria Wonder.  I stamped the background pattern on this card using the Mosaic Madness stamp set (in cleaer) and I found that I didn't even need a stamp-a-m-jig to line it all up.  The greeting comes from the Label Love stampset and I punched it out with the coordinating punch (and the centre out with the 7/8's scallop circle one).  The flower embellishment was made with the new pressed clay and molds.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

New Catalog Workshop - Make & Take #2 - Soho Subway

For our second make & take at last week's new catalog workshop, we made this card featuring some of the patterned papers in the Soho Subway collection.  We also used the smaller butterfly punch that came out in the Spring Catalog and has carried forward into the annual catalog.  The base of the card is one of the new in colors, Crisp Cantalope, and the tag is also stamped in that colour and punched using the Label Love Stampset and coordinating punch that you can also buy as a bundle!

Friday, June 14, 2013

New Catalog Workshop - Make & Take #1 - Mosaic Madness Pocket Card

Last week I hosted my new catalog workshop and this was one of our make & takes.  It's a pocket card made out of an envelope - perfect for notes and invitations too.  The base of the card is a standard Stampin Up very vanilla envelope that we ran through the big shot with the new mosaic embossing folder. 
Stamp sets used on this card are Mosaid Madness (along with the coordinating punch that you can get in a bundle!) and Banner Greetings (one of the new hostess sets).
We also used new colours focusing on 2 of the new in colors:  Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana.  I paired these colours with the new grey, Smokey Slate.  I love how it coordinates with these colours and brings them all together.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Mosaic Madness!!

Mosaic Madness is right!  Everywhere I looked this weekend when I was shopping I saw mosaic prints...from home décor to apparel...apparently mosaics are in!

I was inspired by Catherine Stockley for this card.  I really sat down with nothing else in mind but to use the new mosaic stamp set and to use the new in color Pistachio Pudding.  I love this color!  ...and so I wanted to lay with new color combinations with it!  I decided upon:  Pistachio Pudding (of course), Island Indigo (so glad it's a permanent colour now:) and Baked Brown Sugar!  I also used the mosaic embossing folder as well on this the effect it creates!:)

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Soho Subway Father's Day

Just playing with some new catalog goodies this morning and thought I'd get a jump on this year's father's day card for my taken with iphone so not a clear as in person, but you get the idea;)  The collage in the matt I cut with the apothecary accents framelits was made from Soho Subway paper...scraps actually which were sitting on my desk after cutting supplies for my new catalog workshop.

My Favourite Item I *Don't* Have From the NEW Catalog

In the accessories section at the back of the new catalog is this gem...a magnetic platform for the big shot which is IDEAL for working with framelits.  Once you watch this video, you'll know why this is at the top of my wish list!

...and I think my second favourite item I don't have is the new Chalk Talk stampset (and coordinating framelits) which is also featured in the above video. Wish list is growing...;)