Friday, September 23, 2011

New Stamping Projects

Sorry to be away for soooo long but it was for my mental health. I was on overload and had to just let a few things go for awhile--blogging was one of them. But, I am back and ready to roll.

I have two months worth of stamping projects to share with you so hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we did doing them!

This first project from our August Happy Stampers group. It was CASED from Dawn Griffith (surprise!) at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. Dawn's card was monochromatic but we decided to try out the 2011-2013 In Colors in the new Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalog. The base of the card is Lucky Limeade Card Stock and the pinwheels are in Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party. The Designer Paper is from the 2011-2013 In Color Designer Paper Pack. The stamp set used was Sweets for the Sweet--sooo cute! One of the ladies in our stamping club chose to do her card all in Pool Party and it turned out cute as well. 

The picture for this second project is a little fuzzy and I apologize for that. I really need to get a better system for photographing my cards:( I had been wanting to do a black & white card and found this one but can't remember who's website I found it on. If it is yours, please let me know so I can give you credit for this very elegant card! I used the stamp set called Because I Care (retired--Level 1 Hostess set from last year). Base card is in Whisper White Card Stock with Basic Black then Whisper White layered on top. I used Basic Pearls as centers of three of the flowers and black grograin ribbon "tied" it all together. I made several of these to use as sympathy cards plus made a few Thank You cards as well using red grograin ribbon instead of the black.

I am not in to Halloween at all but the ladies in my stamping group wanted to do a Halloween card sooo... I have to admit, this one turned out very cute! The idea is totally CASED from the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog!! The base card is Rich Razzleberry Card Stock with a layer of Rich Razzleberry Designer Paper on top. I stamped the Bingo Card stamp Rich Razzleberry Card stock and trimmed to fit. I didn't have the First Edition Designer Series Paper shown in the original so photocopied a page out of a magazine and used that for the strip across the middle. Also didn't have the Scallop Trim Border Punch used in the original so used a pair of Fiskars Decorative Scissors to cut the Certainly Celery trim at the top and bottom of the Bingo Card. I used the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set to stamp the little Bingo pieces using Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pads. I cut each of the Spooky Bingo Bits out and attached them with Dimensionals. You will definitely see another Bingo Card project in the future!

This card and the one above we did this week at our Happy Stampers Club meeting! This one is a favorite of mine and I know I will make dozens of these for all occasions. The card was CASED from Diane Burns at To Stamp or Not To Stamp...what a silly question! Diane posts about once a month and has some great ideas! The base of this card is Real Red Card Stock with a layer of Basic Black Card Stock on top. The butterflies are cut out of Basic Black Card Stock using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die for the Big Shot. The small butterfly was attached to the larger butterfly using a glue dot then Basic Rhinestones were attached to the center of each butterfly. Diane's original used First Edition Designer Series Paper (and again I didn't have any) but I used music torn out of an old piano book. The edge was punched using the Spiral Border Punch. I added the Thank You stamp (retired) and punched the pieces using the Modern Label Punch and the Word Window Punch.

Next week I will be visiting my daughter in western Washington and am hoping to do some stamping with her. So will share with you what we do.

Monday's post will be back to recipes:) Tuesday's post will be about our new dog--quite a story!!! Wednesday I will share with you about my 10+ weight loss and continuing journey. So be sure to check back as I love sharing with you.

Have a great day and a super weekend!  Kat

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