Saturday, February 28, 2015

Perpetual Birthday Calendar

 Birthdays have a way of sneaking up on me and I am usually 'last minute' making cards for friends and family.  I decided to make a Perpetual Birthday Calendar to keep on an easel near my desk in my craft room so that I can keep track more closely.  This calendar is double-sided... six months on the front and six months on the back.  The total overall size of it is 8" x 10" and I can easily frame it and hang it on the wall if I need to.  I'll just have to flip it over at the end of each six months. I made this calendar using the same colors and card stock that I used in my previous post. 

*Stamps:  Notes & Details, Best of Flowers, Gorgeous Grunge, Blooming with Kindness, Bliss (Sale-A-Bration), Full Calendar (SU! Retired)
*Inks: Early Espresso, Soft Suedes, Crumb Cake Blendabilities
*Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Thinking of You

This is for SC529 (Sketch Challenge) and F4A262 Free for All).

For the F4A262 challenge, we were to use Kraft  or brown cardstock.  Since I didn't have any Kraft cardstock, I decided to make a masculne card using Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.
*Stamps:  A Happy Thing, Wetlands, Best of Flowers, Gorgeous Grunge, Blooming with Kindness, Bliss (Sale-A-Bration)
*Inks: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Blendabilities
*Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
I made a second project using these colors and it will be in my second post.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


I have several views to share with you in this post.  I made this Stationery Box to give to my sister for her birthday next month and I will include two each of the following: Thank You, Get Well, Birthday and Sympathy.

Since this is a card and a project, I ended up using a lot of my stamps, some retired but all Stampin' Up!.  The main image on my card is one of the new stamps from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue, Butterfly Basics.  I love butterflies so I stamped one of the butterflies in VersaMark ink on Vellum, heat embossed using white embossing powder, colored the back of the butterfly with Blackberry Bliss ink, then attached it to the image panel.  I forgot to snap a picture of the inside of my card.  The inside sentiment is from a retired SU stamp set, Friend to Friend.

The tutorial for the Stationery Box can be found here:  I made a few changes... I made a small notepad rather than the pocket for the stamps.  I will still add stamps in one of the pockets I created in front of the card holder.  

I was inspired by Brandy to use a layout she used on one of her cards ( I didn't have the stamp set she used for her background so I substituted the Hardwood background stamp and it worked just fine.  I just received by Bow-Builder Punch so I had to try it out.  Worked perfectly to complete the outside panel for the stationery box.

Stamps: Lotus Blossom, Butterfly Basics, Papillon Potpourri, Notably Ornate, The Nicest Things, Rue Des Fleurs, Hardwood, Perfect Blend

Card stock: Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Vellum

Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz

Bow Builder Punch, Oval Punch, Little Letters Thinlits, Basic Jewels

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Butterfly Wishes

I spent the day making cards in my craft room and decided my final card of the day would be for the SCS Featured Stamper Gallery.  I wanted to use some of my new supplies and I wanted to use the Emboss Resist Technique on my card.
Stamps: Indescribable Gift, Butterfly Basics
Inks: Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark

Thursday, February 5, 2015


I'm usually a few days or a few weeks late making cards for SCS challenges.  I wanted to use some of my new stuff so I used some of the new DSP and inked up one of my new stamps for the Ways to Use It challenge (WT512). I also used Wednesday's Sketch Challenge (SC526), and Tuesday's Color Challenge (CC516).  The color challenge was to use Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Melon Mambo; the Dessert option was to use Vellum.  

I stamped the butterflies on vellum in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them using white embossing powder. I colored the backs of the butterflies with the darkest of the Melon Mambo blendabilities.

The poppies were stamped Whisper Whitehite card stock, fussy-cut, then colored with Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo Blendabilities. The Edgelits die was used to give interest to the side of my strip.

I sponged Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette onto the Irresistibly Yours DSP before attaching it to my card front.  

Supplies (all supplies are from Stampin' Up!):
Card Stock: Vellum, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Irresistibly Yours DSP
Stamps: Simply Wonderful (Sale-A-Bration), Papillon Potpourri, Pleasant Poppies
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, VersaMark
Other Supplies: Basic Jewels; Edgelits Die, Stampin' Blendabilities, White Embossing Powder,