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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stampin' Up Demonstrator Blog Debut



I've been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for about  month now but this will be my first Stampin' Up project I've made especially for my blog.  I love Christmas and some of my favorite cards I've made  have featured this simple theme.  I truly believe that less can be more.  I love the simplicity of a tree.  I hope you enjoy this creation.  It is in the running for my personal Christmas card that I'll send out this year!  This card is 5" x 7".  I have used some ribbon and a Spellbinders die as I am just starting our and using what I have in my stash.  I'm sure everyone understands that!  LOL
  • Christmas Lodge, set of 6 stamps, #123769 clear set
  • More Merry Messages, set of 10 stamps, #126402 clear set
  • Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper, #126896
  • Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, & Raspberry Ripple card stock
  • Gumball Green & Raspberry Ripple Classic Stamping Pads
  • Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, set of 8 dies, #127816 (it is bundled with Ornament Keepsakes Stamp set in the Holiday Catalog for savings of 15%!!!!! Great Deal!)
  • Perfect Polka Dots Folder, #117335
  • Stampin' Glitter
  • 2-Way Glue Pen, Glue Dots, & Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Ribbon from my stash, but SU Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler should work
  • Labels 8 by Spellbinders
Cut a 10" x 7" Gumball Green card stock, score & fold for base of the card.  Stamp the tree image on Very Vanilla card stock and cut with Spellbinders Labels 8 die.  Cut a piece of Raspberry Ripple card stock with the same size die and then cut in half for matting the tree.  Run the pieces through your Big Shot and Polka Dots folder.  Ink the edges of the Very Vanilla cards stock with Gumball Green ink.  I used sponge daubers.  Mount the tree on its mat and lay aside.

Stamp the sentiment using Raspberry Ripple ink and cut out with Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die.  Ink edges with matching ink.  Cut a piece of Gumball Green card stock using the same  Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die.  Cut the green ornament in half; use to mat the sentiment.

Using the 2-way glue pen, trace the curvy part of sentiment and put random dots of ink on the tree and add glitter.  Lay aside to dry.

Cut two pieces of the Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper as shown.  Emboss with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Join together to make a singe piece of card stock 4 3/4" by 6 3/4 inches.  Place the ribbon on the mat and glue to the back.  Make bow with same ribbon and use a glue dot to place it on the ribbon.  Use dimensionals to pop-up sentiment tag.  Arrange elements according to picture or to your personal variation and secure to card base.

I hope you have enjoyed this card.  It is never to early to start your Christmas cards.  Please feel free to leave a comment.  I'd love to hear from you!

Be blessed!
Donna

Friday, July 27, 2012

Birthday Card from my heart!


 



Another card to add to my blog.  Birthdays seem to be a theme right now, so here is one I did for my husband for his birthday a few months ago.  I wanted a rustic look for a man's card and think this one worked out well.  It is a 6" x 6" card.

Supplies

Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3441 - Chateau Gatway Precut Set
Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3445 - Mystic Hideaway Precut Set
Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3363 - Inspie Me Sentiments Precut Set
Heartfelt Creations HCD 718 - Decorative Chateau Gate Die
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Distress Inks
Copic Markers
Copic Paper - Your choice of manufacturers
Bazzill Cardstock
Oval Punches - regular and scalloped
Cuttlebug's Kassie's Brocade
Ribbon & Buttons from the STASH! (gotta use it up to make room for more!  LOL)
 
Glad I didn't have to mail this one!  Lots of cardstock added to the weight!  It was hand delivered and sealed with a KISS!!!!
 



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sunflowers are such happy flowers


We have another family birthday this week.  Kelly is our flower breeder in the family - really, her job is to make new hybrids.  According to her graduate advisor, she will be known as the Black-Eyed Susan Lady!  But her favorite flower is:  drum roll please - The Sunflower so that's what I did.  I went back to one of my all time favorite stamps for sunflowers.

Materials used:
Stampin' Up's new In-Color Summer Starfruit cardstock
Bazzle Cardstock
Bo-Bunny The Shabby Princess Patterned Paper - an golden oldie from the STASH
Anna Griffin Patterned Paper - another golden oldie from the STASH
Heartfelt Creations HCPC Aztec Gold Sunflowers 1 & 2
Heartfelt Creations HCPC Inspire Me Sentiments
Memento Rich Cocoa
Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade Embossing Folder
Brown Mini Beads
Mark Richard's Mosaic Tiles
Spellbinders Blossom Two, Foliage, Fancy Tags & Labels Ten
Inca Gold - Old Gold & Green

I hope that you enjoy the card.  Let me know what you think!  I'm feeling much better and should be hangin' out on my blog often.  You will be seeing a lot of Stampin' Up products as I just became a demonstrator.  I know, I know but I just love these HFC Sunflowers and you gotta go sometimes with what is in your stash.

Blessings to all!
Donna

PS:  My Stampin' Up website is:  http://donnaoates.stampinup.net!  Drop by when you are in the area!  We have lots of great new things in our new annual catalog!