Friday, January 21, 2011

Baha Breeze Build a Blossom card

This card is a take on the Tri-fold technique but I made this a 7 by 5 inch card and scored at 2 1/2 and turned the card around and scored at 2 1/2 on other side to make my 5 by 7 card.  Then I cut a center piece in Natural white and two layers of baha breeze embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing  folder for the two sides. The blossom was stamped with Marina Mist ink on Baha Breeze card stock with the leave made by stamping Old Olive ink on Pear Pizzazz card stock - the same for the center piece.  Added a little Dazzling Diamond glitter on the flower, some sponging around the edges of the card, a beautiful Marina Mist satin Ribbon, a sentiment, and the card is finished.  The center piece is attached to the side with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I like the way this card turned out.

The Build a Blossom Stamp set and punch are so easy to work with and you can turn out beautiful flowers in just a few minutes. I hope you will try making this fun card.  The larger size makes this a spectacular card for a special some one's birthday.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stamping Party

Stamping Party on January 7th.    The weather cooperated so that we could get together at Barbara's house with 9 other stampers.  We were ready to play with some of the new stamps and punches and move on from the holidays. 
Here the two Bobbi's are busy creating cards for birthdays!

We love the marina mist and pear pizzazz.  An interesting fold makes this card unique.  Of course some sparkly diamonds on the butterfly always helps.  Color the flower stamp with markers before stamping.  There is so much you can do with the Friends Never Fade stamp set. 

The Build a Blossom and Blossom Petals Punch are rapidly becoming favorites with this group.  How easy is it to create a beautiful card with this. 

Simply stamp the petals, punch out and highlight with a bit of sponging.  Same for the leaves.  Then easy assembly.  A small circle on the back of the flower makes it easier to assemble.  Mount on dry embossed paper and you are all set.  Don't you love that Big Shot !!!  So easy to dress up a card.  Even our "bow challenged" people were happy with this method of adding ribbon. 

Getting ready for Valentines day.  Create your own DSP - using Elements of Style flourish stamped multiple times on the long strip.  Enhance with some sponging and you've got it made.  The  Filled with Love heart stamp fits the heart punch perfectly.  (Can you tell I would rather punch than cut out).  That heart is backed with The Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslits from the Big Shot.  The sentiment is embossed with the white embossing powder so that it will stand out. 

And so we continued to play.  Stamp sets and punches that match are fantastic.  Check out the Create a Cupcake from the new Occassions Mini Catalog.  We also had fun with the new 2 1/2 inch circle punch.  We ran those through the Crimper.  (Even my 4 year old loves to use that tool) We also decided that you don't have to make a bow to use ribbon - just punch a hole and pull the ribbon through.  We are getting into easy. 

This finishes off the inside of the card.  Hope you will get a chance to try some of these ideas. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thursday Stamping Group

Here are the members of the group that have not left the cold weather here in Bedford for sunny Florida.  That is Carol in the background and Suzanne, Sue, and Terry are at the table with me making the build a blossom card.

Sue is our newest Thursday Stamper - She did a great job with her cards.

This is one of the cards we made.  We used the new Build a Blossom stamp set and punch.  So easy to create a beautiful card with this set.  The colors we used are Daffidol Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  Don't you just love the names of Stampin'UP!  colors?

We also made a set of Birthday cards using an idea I saw on the net to use the Size D clear block as a stamp.  What a clever idea someone came up with to use a block as a stampl  The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, and Early Expresso.   I really like this set of cards and I wish I knew the name of the person who came up with this idea so that I could thank them.