Thursday, June 30, 2011

Christmas Doors

I made these "Christmas Door" cards for the SCS Christmas Card Challenge and the WT329 "Ways to Use It" Challenge. I am behind on my Christmas cards so this batch catches me up through April.

The "Ways to Use It" challenge was to use something 'old' (something from my stash I've had 6 months or longer) and something 'new' (something from my stash I've had less than 6 months). My 'old': dies I used to add embellishments to the corners of my cards. The 'new': half-back pearls I used as door knobs rather than brads. I saw these brown half-back pearls while browsing through our local Hobby Lobby and purchased them because they were different (to me).

Base Card: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Panels - Cut 4 of each
Panel #1: 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Panel #2: 2" x 1 1/4"
Panel #3: 1 1/2" x 3/4"

Sponge all panels.

Score the 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" cardstock at 4 1/4" to create the card base.
Line up and adhere Panels #1 to the front of the base card.

Score Panels #2 and Panels #3 around the perimeter (optional). I used my Martha Stewart scoreboard and scored at 1/8" around the panels.

Add pop-up dots to Panels #2 and center on top of panels #1.

Center Panels #3 on top of Panels #2.

Add a brad to the right of the door panels as your door knob.

Add any other decorations as desired.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Name that Technique: Layered Spotlight???

Monday's new technique on the SCS website was to "Name the Technique". My suggestion... Layered Spotlight. This is my submission for it as well as my March Christmas Card Challenge and Tuesday's Color Challenge.

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake
Ink: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Scenic Season
Ribbon: Melon Mambo

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sunny Day

I have had this DSP for quite some time and finally got around to using it on this SCS Sketch challenge card.

Card Stock & DSP: Old Olive; Whisper White; Greenhouse Gala
Ribbon & Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Enbosslits: Beautiful Wings
Stamps: My Friend

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Matthew 19:26 - VBS Fan

My sister needed my help with a project to teach her VBS students next week. Here is what I emailed to her. Hope she can use it.

1. Cut black card stock to 7" x 7" (our color of your choice)
2. Cut More Mustard card stock to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" (or color of your choice)
3. Cut the More Mustard card stock into 4 equal pieces (3 1/4" x 3 1/4")
4. Add embossed images to the four squares
5. Attach the four 3 1/4" squares to the front of the 7" x 7" square.
6. Decorate and add embellishments to front as desired.
7. Staple or adhere handle to back of fan.
8. Decorate back as desired

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thinking of You

I am always at a loss when it comes to making masculine cards. When I saw Tuesday's color challenge, and today's sketch challenge, I decided to combine the two to make this masculine card... no ribbons, no bows, no butterflies.

Stamps: Four Frames (bird); Inspired by Nature
Inks: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, White Gel Pen
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Old Olive DSP

Monday, June 13, 2011

Circles & Butterflies

My card for the CAS123, CAS, DTP, & F4A68 SCS challenges.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Inks: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral
Stamps: Circle Circus
Beautiful Wings Embosslits

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Here's my submission for the SCS Sketch Challenge (SC336). I also combined it with Tuesday's Color Challenge (CC326: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose) and Monday's Try a New Technique Challenge (TLC328: Decorate the Envie). I used SU!'s Both Way Blossoms as my stamp set (Retired).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I still have remnants of Rich Razzleberry card stock from my previous posts and I am now trying to put together a Congratulations Graduate card for my niece who recently graduated from high school. One of her school colors is gray. As I was browsing Mary Fish's blog ( I ran across this beauty:
and decided to CASE her card.

This card is quick, simple, and elegant and perfect for my SIL. His birthday was back in April and I only sent him a text message wishing him a happy birthday. He will be totally surprised to get this with a gift card enclosed. Hopefully he will take the hint and use the gift card to take our daughter to a really nice restaurant.

All products are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Wow Flowers
Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Going Gray
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry
Punches: Word Window; Modern Label
I didn't have the SU! Corduroy Brads so I used Button Brads (Spare Parts from the Paper Studio)
My SCS Gallery:

Monday, June 6, 2011

From the Heart

Today's SCS Technique Challenge was to decorate an envelope for a card you've made. I started this card a while back and needed the incentive to complete it. I embossed the flap and edged the envelope with the Flourish from SU!'s Elements of Style.

This is the card that I have finally finished.

All products are Stampin' Up!
Very Vanilla & Night of Navy Card Stock
Night of Navy Ink

Friday, June 3, 2011

Get Well, Friend

Since I already had these colors out after working on my previous post, I decided to make a 'Get Well Card' for a friend who has been housebound for several weeks. I hope it cheers her up.

All products are from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Because I Care Hostess Stamp Set
Regal Rose, Very Vanilla & Rich Razzleberry Card Stock; Regal Rose DPS
Inks: Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, & Old Olive


I look forward to the Wednesday Tutorials on the Splitcoaststampers website. The tutorial this past Wednesday was to make a Center Step Card. Here is mine. I also combined it with Thursday's "Way to Use It" challenge (WT325 Dying for Die Cuts), and and the May 17, 2011, Color Challenge (CC323 Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla Regal Rose)