Saturday, March 13, 2010

Priceless Flight of the Butterfly

This is design two of two for Carole E.'s workshop this weekend. A beautiful Easter/Spring card - again, with simplicity on it's side.

It uses a Lavendar Lace base with a Very Vanilla layer embellished with the Sale-abration (SAB) FREEBIE Scallop Trim Border Punch, and stamped on with Certainly Celery using the swirl images from the "Priceless" stamp set. Lovely Lilac ink stamped onto more Lavendar Lace creates the punched butterfly embellishments (popped up on Dimensionals) from the "Flight of the Butterfly" stamp set. (Punches used: Butterfly and 1" Circle.)

The design is finished off with a little Two Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and a strip & a bow of Certainly Celery 5/8" Satin Ribbon (Occasions Mini). The strip of ribbon goes across the front of the card only. I tied the bow separately and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot - which result sin a much nicer looking bow (and less ribbon used!) than if I had wrapped a long piece of ribbon around the inside of the card and then tied a bow. ENJOY!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral Card

This is the first of two make-n-takes for Carole E.'s workshop this weekend. It is a simple, elegant design for wedding or anniversary. I enjoy making cards of different shapes, and SU! makes this easy by having several shapes of Whisper White envelopes available. This one is for the Small Open End Envelope. It showcases the beautiful "Fifth Avenue Floral" stamp set, as well as the Sale-abration (SAB) FREEBIE stamp set "Whimsical Words". Also showcased is the NEW Pinking Hearts Border punch in the current Occasions Mini Catalog, the Designer Label Punch, the gorgeous Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and White Stampin Emboss Powder.

Again - simple, elegant and quick to put together - my favorite combination! And it's good to be reminded that embellishing a card with some luxurious ribbon doesn't always have to be in a bow or tied somehow. Sometimes a simple strip adds that little bit of understated sublty and elegance that finishes the 'look' of a design. ENJOY!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cinema Saturday #69 - "Dan in Real Life"

Yay! I got to play along with a Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge again! Alright - I have to admit that this one fell into my lap. How? When the Cinema Sisters posted this challenge for the movie "Dan in Real Life", they also included as part of the challenge to use a 'collage' technique. I was already working on this one!

The collage technique I used here is called One Sheet Wonder. This isn't the first time you've seen it here on my blog, and with this fabulous Circle Circus stamp set too! The sentiment is new for me - it is an ElzyBells UK sentiment. Isn't it great?

I have been making this style of card, using current SU! In Colors of Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo for Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend support letters. This is the main beauty of the One Sheet Wonder (OSW) technique - stamp a whole sheet of neutral card stock, then cut it into pieces and layer on a coordinating color. OSW really makes mass producing cards easier - try it and link your designs to this post!

Now - what does this design have to do with the movie itself? Not a clue! Haven't seen it! :) I just went with the challenge part of using the collage technique this time. I think I'll go add this movie to our Netflix queue... ENJOY!

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Glowing Daisy Silhouette

This lovely candle holder was a joint demonstration for the Spring Open House I did with my sister-in-law Jen, who is a PartyLite consultant. This is a beautiful candle holder currently available through PartyLite, that you can change out the insert on. For our Open House, I heat embossed the Upsy Daisy floral image in black on some SU! vellum card stock. I cut two 3 1/4 " x 6 " pieces to do this. After heat embossing, I used some of the absolutely luscious SU Black Satin Ribbon (currently in the Occasions Mini) to hide the connecting spots of the two pieces.

Wouldn't this make a great gift? Quality candle holder and candles + made from the heart, hand-stamped insert - you can't wrong with this gift! Click on Jen's name above to go to her website for more information on PartyLite. Contact me anytime, or check out My Website, for more inspiration for inserts and to order your own supplies to make them!

The possibilities for inserts and different gift occasions are endless! ENJOY!

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