Monday, July 16, 2012

July Stamp Club Cards

My stamp club is meeting Saturday, and I am so excited about our projects. We are making our first Christmas card of the season and a fun, fishy card for summer.  For directions on how to make the cards, click on the links on the right for the July Stamp Club: Embossed Evergreen and July Stamp Club: Fishy Friends.

52 Christmas Card Throw Down Challenge #7

A fellow stamper suggested I check out this blog, and I am so glad I did! This week's challenge is a color challenge to use Black, White and a splash of Blue. Here is what I came up with.  I hope you can see the Shimmer Mist. It really makes it look like winter!

I used all Stampin' Up materials to make the card. The card base is Pool Party embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots. The rest of the card is Basic Black and Whisper White card stock. The stamp sets are Lovely as a Tree and Wandering Words. I used Staz On Jet Black ink and spritzed with Vanilla Shimmer Mist.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Paper Players Wordsmith Challenge

This week's challenge on The Paper Players blog is Wordsmith. I decided to continue with my Christmas in July theme, and make mine a Christmas card. Last year, I fell in love with The Sounding Joy stamp set (Stampin' Up), so that is what I used. I used the Joy sentiment to make a watermark on the Not Quite Navy card base, and then the Joy to the World star for the main message. As always, I love the look when something is embossed with Stampin' Up Pewter Embossing Powder.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Paper Players July Color Challenge

This week's challenge on Paper Players was to make a card using Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Lucky Limeade. All of these are fun, summer colors! Here is what I came up with.

I am so enjoying my July off because I get time to make my cards. Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #42

I love playing along with the layout sketches. It challenges me to think of color combinations and what materials I will use. I really wanted to use one of our new In Colors, Primrose Petals. I love the Just Believe stamp set, and paired well with the Comfort Cafe designer paper.

Dynamic Duos Challenge #10

I am new to Dynamic Duos, and I got excited when I saw the color challenge because I like Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive together so much. I decided to make one of my favorite cards, a flip card, using the two colors. The pictures below show the outside of the card and the inside. If you have not already tried using the framelits (Stampin' Up) to make a flip, you must. They are so great because you can layer them and use the coordinating stamp sets.

Here is what I used to make the card in case you want to try it.  All materials are Stampin' Up.

Flower Flip Card
Old Olive card stock, 7 1/2" X 4 1/4" (Scored at 2 3/4" and 3 3/4" on 7 1/2" side)
Rich Razzleberry card stock, 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
Whisper White card stock, 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
Floral Framelits
Daydream Medallions Clear Stamp Set
Adorning Accents Edgelits
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad
Rich Razzleberry  Classic Ink Pad
Summer Smooch Designer Paper
1" Circle Punch
Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Simply Scored
Big Shot

Sunday, July 1, 2012

PP102 Christmas in July

Since the theme is Christmas in July, I thought it was appropriate to make my card a door, welcoming the Christmas season. I love the Welcome Christmas stamp set, and it was perfect for my door Christmas card. I stamped the wreath and cut it out, and then decided to emboss it with Cherry Cobbler for the berries. Love it!  Thanks Paper Players team for the Christmas inspiration.