Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Anyways, you have absolutely no idea how glad that I am to be back to paper crafting and blogging! I am a hopeless addict, I admit it! Today I am showing you some cards that were inspired by a card that I saw on Jana Millen's blog. The particular post can be found by clicking here, and here, and here. You get the point! To check out her other posts, click on her blog header from one of those links that I just provided. The first one below was made with Stampin Up's /Sizzix Bigz die cut called "Beautiful Butterflies". I ran the butterfly through my cuttlebug with my Swiss Dots Embossing folder, then I used my SU 2-way glue pen on the edges so that I could apply some of Stampin Up's pretty glitter. I think I chose one from the Cosmo Glitter Stack in the main catalog. I added some sticky pearls from Michael's and hand drew some antennas, stamped a greeting and voila, all done. The nice thing about that beautiful butterflies die cut, is that there are four different sized and shaped butterflies on it. When I get some cards made with the other shapes, I will post them.
Supplies: Card stock ~ SU Kraft, Bashful Blue; Ink ~ SU Basic Black
The next card is the same layout, but I used a different die-cut. I used The SU/Sizzix Daisies #2 die-cut, and the Buttons #5 Sizzlet die-cut for the flower center. There are three different sizes on the Daisies #2 die, the one on my card is the medium sized flower. I decided these cards would be a great way to use up some of the patterned paper that I have had laying around for years. I have daisy and butterfly craziness all over my craft table. If you do the same, save the cute little circles that get cut out from the center of the daisies, I am going to show you what you can do with those on another day.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
This final photo is one of the whole shelf that I am hanging the decoration on, it is over on the far right side.
I hope you enjoyed what I showed you today, and I hope you go visit the blogs of the other DT members, as they may have a different Mandala than I did and different projects. I know I can't wait to go browse them! As always, you will find links to their blogs over on my sidebar, and also a link to the Soft Pencil Designs Store.
Before I go, I just want to apologize for only posting one time over the past week. I am so incredibly busy getting ready for Christmas. I will try to post more between now and Christmas.
Until next time........................ Blessings, Lisa
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The image is called: "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". I printed it out kind of big, so I grabbed a fancy envelope that I had in my stash (I got a variety of fancy envelopes in a package at Big Lots Discount Store), and made the card larger than usual to fit in it. I had a couple of extra "Michu & his Christmas Tree" images colored, so I added that to the front of the envelope with some snail adhesive. Michu looks so cute peeking out from behind the tree. I printed the Image out onto some Watercolor Paper, and got to work with my Stampin Up Ink refills, and my blender pens. After I was done with the colored portions of the image, I used a small paint brush, a steady hand and some SU white shimmer paint on the snowy ground around the people, animals and house. Then, I thought, more sparkle. You know how I love sparkle! I used some white/iridescent chunky glitter on the snow only below the peeps and animals. The image, and its mat were cut out with some of my square Nestibilities and Cuttlebug. The sentiment was typed by me in Microsoft Word and printed out. The poinsettia and leaves are Prima, and the finishing touch of the sticky gems are from Michael's. Below is a close up of the shimmer paint and glitter for you to enjoy.
Ok, I was having so much fun water coloring, I made a book marker and thought I would add it to my post today. The image is called "Michu Flies a Kite". I used the usual supplies to color the image. I then mounted it on some Stampin Up Night of Navy card stock, and punched a border around it with an EK Success border punch. The ribbon is from my retired stash of SU ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed today's projects, and will give Soft Pencil Designs a try yourself!
Until next time............Blessings, Lisa
Monday, December 7, 2009
This next card is also a card layout from the Clean and Simple blog. It is layout CAS FTL65. Again I used "Serene Snowflakes", but the greeting is from SU's "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set. Also again I used Elegant Eggplant and Lavender Lace ink and card stock. I punched out the sentiment with Stampin Up's Modern Label Punch, and added some self adhesive purple metal embellishments. Of course the scalloped borders were made with Stampin Up's Scallop Border Punch.
That's all for today. Take care, and until next time...............Blessings, Lisa
Thursday, December 3, 2009
So, here is it is in all it's purpleness:
The image is called "Thinking of 2010". Since it was a kitty image, I had to make her look like my kitty, Mittens, so I colored her Gray leaving her paws white. I used my Stampin Up markers to color her. I created a sort of mask around the calendar by placing post it notes around it, so that I could sponge some Amethyst ink lightly inside the calendar parameter. I printed out the image two times, so that I could cut out the cloud and sponge it with some Bashful blue ink. I then, ran my basic Black marker around the cloud edges to darken them up a little bit. The cloud bubbles were tapped lightly with the same color marker, they were way to tiny to cut out. For the finishing touches, I added some small purple sticky gems to the kitty's collar, and some Prima Flowers with sticky gem centers. I almost forgot to tell you that I created the absolutely fabulous border around the calendar with one of the new Martha Stewart around the page punches. It is called Lattice, and it is border punch, and a coordinating corner punch. It takes some getting used to, so practice on some scraps of paper first if you buy some.
Now, how does it stand up, you ask? Simple, I placed a card stock kick stand to the back. This is why I use Stampin Up card stock, because it is very thick, heavyweight card stock. I used something called Terrifically Tacky tape, to attach the kick stand. You could also simply stand it on a plate stand as well if you prefer. Another cute idea would be to place it an an altered clipboard. What a great gift idea that would be. Don't forget to check the other Design Team members to see what they came up with this week. There are links to their blogs over on my side bar. Check them out! Also, check out the photo below to see the stand for the calendar.
Until next time........................... Blessings, Lisa
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I will be back soon with a card! Blessings, Lisa
Friday, November 27, 2009
Ok, on with the card. I used a free image today that Elizabeth is offering on her blog. It is of her cute little kitty character Michu, and Michu is peeking out from behind a Christmas Tree!
Is that the cutest image or what? You may recognize the background on this card. I used it for some of my own hand cut Christmas trees on a previous post here. I had the base sitting on my craft table, the colored and cut out image you see here was on my table too. My nosey, but very supportive husband came in the room to see what I was creating, and said "Hey, that cute kitty would look great on that card you started". No joke! So, the above card was a creative collaborative effort from Steve and I. That has never happened before, and may never happen again. But, I promised him that I would give him credit. I did all of the hard work though, isn't that the way it usually is with marriage?! LOL! I still love him though!
Ok, I colored the image with my Stampin Up markers, all except the star on the tree top and the white area on Mich's hat. Those two things were colored with some shimmer paint called smooch. You know me and bling, so I had to add some chunky glitter to the snow, some sticky gems to the tree, and the little stars falling from the sky were punched form foil card stock. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set. The rest of the card stock is from Stampin Up.
I hope you enjoyed today's post, go on over to the Soft Pencil Blog and try out a free digi image, and visit me every Thursday for Soft Pencil Designs card day!
Until next time...........Blessings, Lisa
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I decided to step away from the traditional card fold, and make a gate fold card, which I haven't done in quite awhile. With the help of my handy Scor Pal tool, it is very simple to do. I colored the image with my Stampin Up markers, cut it out and added it to a scalloped square mat that I made with a Spellbinder's Nestibility di-cut. I think you can tell in the photo, that it is attached on the left side of the card, with some foam dimensionals to pop it up just a bit. Some sticky gems from Michael's dress it up a little, and the DSP on both side panels, is from Stampin Up. The border fence at the bottom was made with a Martha Stewart border punch. The card stock used was Stampin Up Whisper White, and Pale Plum. The butterflies at the top were also made with a Martha Stewart punch. I think that sums it up.
My nephew is home visiting from San Diego where he is stationed in the US Navy. I am so proud of him, so I will be back to blogging after the weekend is over.
Until next time...................Blessings, Lisa
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The first card is from a digi image called "Home Sweet Home". The kitty's name is Michu, and isn't she adorable. If you have been following my blog for very long, you know that I am a huge animal lover. Maybe this is why I fell in love with Soft Pencil images, or maybe because they are just so cute. Anyways, I colored the image with my Stampin Up markers, mounted it onto some SU card stock, and then some SU DSP, and the sentiment is from the SU set "Teeny Tiny Wishes". The final touch was a couple of tiny Prima flowers with some Faux Silver Pearls from Michael's.
Card stock Colors: SU - Whisper White, Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, DSP is SU Basic Gray from Pattern Pack II.
The next two cards have the image called "Good Friends" on them, I used the same layout, just a different color scheme. Again on this card, the image was colored with Stampin Up markers; but this time I used my Spellbinder's Nestibilities Rectangles to cut out the image, popped it up with some foam dimensionals, added some DSP, a Prima Flower, an SU brad, and a few sticky gems. The sentiment is again from SU's "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set.
Card stock colors: SU Bashful Blue, Taken With Teal, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, GP White, and DSP is SU "Flock Together".
Well, I that is all that I have for today. I will have a few more tomorrow with some more Soft Pencil digi images.
Until next time...................Blessings, Lisa
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The colors that I used here were all from Stampin Up........Garden Green, Real Red. The DSP used is from one of the patterns pack and is Ruby Red, and Certainly Celery. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set.
Come back and visit my blog tomorrow and the rest of the week, I have some cards in the works using some digital images from an awesome artist named Elizabeth from Soft Pencil Designs. She creates the cutest images.
Oh, and Happy Birthday To Me today! My fabulous husband and daughter are taking me out to dinner tonight! Yay!!!!!
Until next time................................Blessings, Lisa
Monday, November 9, 2009
The first card uses a stamp from Just Rite Stamp Co. I got it in a set that I won as blog candy over on Becca Feeken's blog. I must admit, their stamps are fun to use, but a little too expensive for me at the present time. I was very fortunate to win this set, it has something for almost every holiday we celebrate here in the USA. I punched the image out with a circle punch, then mounted it on some SU card stock that I cut with one of my Scalloped Circle Nestibilities. It is popped up with a foam dimensional and colored with Stampin Up Markers. The card base is Stampin Up's Certainly Celery, and the DSP is Really Rust from SU's 6x6 Patterns Pack III. The Orange Rectangular gems are from my stash and are made by EK Success. There is also a sentiment inside that simply says, "Happy Thanksgiving" which is from Stampin UP's Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
The second card has a digital image and sentiment from Whimsie Doodles digital stamp Co. Melyssa who designs and owns Whimsie Doodles (see my side bar)is such a great artist, her images are so adorable. I colored this chubby turkey with Stampin Up markers, cut it out, then decided that I would rather have it on a rectangle (what a waste of time cutting it out). The yellow strip at the bottom is Stampin Up's Crushed Curry cs, and is stamped with SU's Woodgrain Background stamp with Crushed Curry ink. The three rectangles of DSP are also Really Rust and come from SU Pattern Pack III. I cut out the sentiment and brushed it many times on the Crushed Curry ink pad to get that look that you see. The final touch was of course some bling which was in my stash and from Michael's. I love bling!
If you need a Thanksgiving stamp, I highly recommend the turkey image in the current Stampin Up Mini Catalog. Scroll down and you will see a card that I made with it.
Until next time..................Blessings, Lisa
Friday, November 6, 2009
I had a negative oval image leftover from my blue bird card from 2 posts ago (scroll down to see it), and so I thought I would try something that I saw on Sandi MacIver's blog which you can find over on my favorite blogs list on the sidebar. I held down the negative oval, and sponged some ink all over inside it. Then, stamped my images in the center of the sponged oval with black ink. It is fun, easy, quick to do and looks very pretty. I hope you enjoyed it and take a look over on Sandi's blog, she is so creative.
Supplies Used: Ink ~ SU Crushed Curry, Regal Rose, Memento Tuxedo Black
Card stock ~ SU Whisper White
Until Next time............Blessings, Lisa
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Aren't these two birdies adorable? I couldn't resist them. I printed them out on Canson 90lb Watercolor paper, and colored them with my Stampin Up Markers. I usually use 140lb watercolor paper like what Stampin Up sells, but I was afraid that it was too thick to go through my inkjet printer, so I am saving the heavier stuff for use with regular stamps. I cut the image out with some Large Oval Nestibilities, mounted on a Scalloped Oval Nestibility. The card base is Bashful Blue, the DSP is from one of the Stampin Up Hostess 6x6 DSP pads, the blue sticky gems are from Michael's, the flower is from Prima, and the sentiment is from the Stampin Up Hostess Level II stamp set called "Kind and Caring Thoughts". I also sponged around the edges of the image oval with Bashful Blue ink. It looks more prominent in person. I have a little icon over on the right side of my blog for McMahon Five, if you want to see this image and others, just place your cursor over it and click, and it will take you to their store.
Until next time............... Blessings, Lisa
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I have had this idea in my head for several weeks now, and finally had time to put it down on card stock. I am quite sure that someone over on Splitcoast Stampers already had the same idea, it is not a complicated one. I ran a piece of Stampin Up Real Red card stock through my Cuttlebug machine with the Stampin Up "Petals a Plenty" embossing folder, then punched out circles of it with a 1-1/4" circle punch. If you put 1/4 of a piece from a sheet of 8-1/2"X11" card stock through with your embossing folder, you can easily punch out 6 of these cute x-mas balls, and make six Christmas cards in a flash. I chose to paint the raised dots on each circle with some of the Shimmer paint from the holiday mini catalog, but they look great plain as well. The bow was made with some gold ribbon by American Crafts. Please Stampin Up bring back the metallic ribbon! I miss it so! Gotta check my stash and see if I have any hiding somewhere.
Anyways, I need to run, we have Trick or Treaters coming to beg for candy at 6pm tonight. I hope you enjoyed my quick, clean and simple card. Oh, the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. Phew! Until next time...............Blessings, Lisa
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The card base is Naturals Ivory card stock, the layer on top of that is More Mustard, stamped with More Mustard and one of the stamps from the "Autumn Splendor" stamp set. The next layer is Really Rust with with a bit of SU DSP (I forget which one). The turkey was colored with a Soft Suede marker then his feathers were colored with various markers using the "thumping technique. We then cut out the turkey and mounted him on some Chocolate Chip card stock punched with the Scalloped Circle punch. His sentiment was punched out with the Small Oval punch; and I brushed the edges of the oval with a sponge and Chocolate Chip ink.
The second card above was stamped randomly with the SU stamp set called "Autumn Splendor" with More Mustard, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, & Really Rust inks. The card stock used was Really Rust, Naturals Ivory, and Very Vanilla. The sentiment is from the stamp set "Heard from the Heart", and the corner punch is one of the retired Stampin Up punches.
That about sums it up for today. I am in the mood to make Christmas cards, so expect that theme next time. Until then.......... Blessings, Lisa
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
When I was a little girl in the 70's (oops just shared my age), my grandmother had a Pussy willow tree in her back yard. She used to cut some of them off and put them into a vase inside her house. I had the very big job of holding the ones that she cut while she was cutting more. I so loved those fuzzy soft little things, they felt like kitten fur. So here is the card I have been chatting about:
I used Stampin Up Soft Suede to stamp all of the Pussy willow branches. I stamped some of them two times before re-inking the stamp, so that some would look lighter. I stamped the Butterfly from the "Charming" stamp set with yellow, then didn't like it, so I colored over the yellow with my Soft Suede marker. The design on the vase is the same as it was on my previous post also from the stamp set "Charming", and the sentiment is from the stamp set "Teeny Tiny Wishes". The card base itself is Very Vanilla card stock, and the vase is Bravo Burgundy card stock. I think that covers it. For instructions on how I made that chubby vase please click on the link above for my previous post. Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a blessed Sunday evening. Lisa
Friday, October 16, 2009
I haven't used my Stampin Up "Trendy Trees" stamp set in awhile, so I decided to dust it off and stamp. Are these the cutest stinkin trees ever or what! Love this set. This card sketch was super easy to put together too. The 2009-2010 in-colors are great for fall cards too. My card base is Crushed Curry, then Dusty Durango, then Bermuda Bay, and of course the trees are mounted on Soft Suede and stamped on Whisper White. The inks are the coordinating colors of course. I used two square punches: 1-1/4" and 1-3/8"; and the Word Window punch. The sentiment is also from the Trendy Trees stamp set. That sums it up; short and sweet. I hope you enjoy! Blessings, Lisa
Thursday, October 15, 2009
What I did first was to take the snowflake background stamp from Stampin Up's "Serene Snowflakes" stamp set, and their White Craft ink, and stamped all over an entire piece of Garden Green 8-1/2X11 sheet of card stock. Then I cut it into sheets about 8-1/2" x 2-1/2", then at the end I had a large section that was approximately 8-1/2"x 3-1/2". The larger section is the one that I cut to make the first card you are seeing with one large tree on it. I just kept cutting these strips until I had a bunch of tree shapes. This idea makes some quick mass card production when you have waited til the last minute to make your Christmas cards.Now, the tree base is was made with my Word Window punch, and cut in half. So you can get two tree bases from one punch. The star at the top was made with my Stampin Up Star punch (the smaller one). Then my last touch was to add some bling with my favorite embellishment...sticky gems. You could just as easily use a red marker to add accents, a very small circle punch and red card stock, or even some Red Smooch, or Red Liquid Pearls (if they make that). The sentiment is from Stampin Up's "Teeny tiny Wishes" stamp set.
The next photo is my version made with the smaller strips that I cut. This one is my favorite of the two, but takes a little bit longer to make. This time, however, the SU star punch was too big, so I am used a mini star punch that I got a long time ago in some one's dollar bin. I am sure Michael's has them. I used the tiniest sticky gems on this one too. The tree bases on this one were made with my Stampin Up Small slot punch. The glitter used on the snowy hills is Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin Up. I think some chunky glitter would look better, but I don't have any of that yet, so I improvised.
I tried something new with my Picasa photo editing software today.......soft focus feature. I like this! The top photo didn't hold onto it's changes though, there is a little gremlin inside my Picasa I think. Oh well, it was free, what can we expect. I am not an expert on photo editing yet though, so if any of you have been working with Picasa or Photoshop for awhile and have any tips for me, please by all means leave me a comment. If I missed something or didn't explain it completely, please feel free to leave me a comment that I can respond to.
Until next time.......Blessings, Lisa
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The first thing that I did was to color my digi image with Stampin Up markers, then I found out that I printed the image to large for my Nestibilities (oops). So, I cut the image out then cut my Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle out with my cuttlebug, then adhered my image to the rectangle. I actually thought it looked interesting to have the image hang over the edges of the rectangle a wee bit. Sometimes, what we think are mistakes, turn out interesting instead of yucky. I used some of that new Smooch shimmer paint on the candy canes to add a little extra interest. If you look at the close up photo below, you can see it better. It is of course on of those things that looks better in person than it does in a photo. All card stock is Stampin Up, the designer paper is also Stampin Up form one of the 6X6 DSP hostess packs, gotta love those things. Then I added some Mark Richards embellishments called metal nail heads that are self stick like the sparkle gems and faux pearls that I so love to use on cards. They were on clearance, so I am giving them a try. Me likey! How about you?
Speaking of Clearance or Deals in general........Stampin Up has brought back their "Deals of the Week" for this month. This week they are offering some Sizzix di-cuts at a reduced cost. Check it out on their customer page, and if you order online, please choose me as your demonstrator.
Until next time...................Blessings, Lisa
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The owl is stamped with Stampin Up's White Craft ink, on Elegant Eggplant, Really Rust, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip card stock, then punched out with a 1-1/4" square punch, then mounted on a square piece of Basic Black card stock.
The sentiment is on Elegant Eggplant, and punched out with the Word Window punch, then mounted on some Basic Black punched out with the new Modern Label punch. Some orange sticky gems from Hero Arts tops it off.
Quick post for me today. I hope you enjoy. Blessings, Lisa
Monday, October 5, 2009
I hope you enjoyed my punch art, I so rarely do this. If you have any questions, leave me a comment that I can respond to.
Until next time...............Blessings, Lisa
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I decided to post a technique that I have never posted before and that is a suspension card or rather in my case a double suspension card. Here it is:
I stamped one of the ornament stamps from the Delightful Decorations stamp set from the Stampin Up Holiday Mini Catalog. I stamped it two times with Rose Red ink, then punched it out with the coordinating ornament paper punch. Then, I punched a circle out of the center of both ornaments at the same time so that the circles line up afterwards. This was easier because I applied a very small amount of removable adhesive to the ornaments and placed them back to back before trying to punch the circles out of them. Next, I stamped one of the smaller stamps of the same set with Certainly Celery ink two times, and I hand cut those out because I couldn't find the correct size circle punch (I have got to organize my punch collection). Next, I applied some permanent adhesive (terrifically tacky tape works best) to all of the backs of the pieces that I wanted to suspend on the string. I used some retired gold cord from Stampin Up for mine, the Tutorial over on the Splitcoast Stampers Website, suggests dental floss. Click here for a link to their tutorial. Next, I laid my gold cord to the back center of one of each of my items to be suspended, then carefully lined up the other pieces on top of those. Then I laid this across the front card base which I had already punched a larger circle into. The final step was to place a piece of designer paper; I used some Retired SU Certainly Celery patterned paper here. As a final touch, I took one of the circles that I had punched out of the ornament center, cut it into fourths, and applied each one to each of the four corners on the front of the card for en extra embellishment. I added an enlarged photo of the card below to show you the suspended items better.
Well, I hope you liked it, and go check out the tutorial on Splitcoast, they added more photos that I did. Until next time................Blessings, Lisa
Saturday, September 26, 2009
First I colored two of the same image with my Stampin Up markers, Garden Green and Real Red are used here. Then I colored the swirls with Stampin Up's new Shimmer paint. My next step was to cut one of the images flower petals, but left them attached to the center of the flower. Next I got out my different sizes and thicknesses of foam dimensionals and applied them under the petals, to create a dimensional look. This can be seen better in the close-up photo below. Oh, but I couldn't stop there, no, no, no.......I decided to add some Gold Micro beads to the flower center with some liquid glue. I shall warn you that these things are awesome, but messy. The final touches were the faux red pearls in each corner, and the white satin bow with red pearl brad (Recollections from Michael's). Just a wee bit more embellished than the cards on my previous post, don't ya think?
Thursday, September 24, 2009
On this first one I stamped one of the snowflakes from the Stampin Up Holiday Mini Catty called "Serene Snowflakes", then while holding my ornament punch upside down, centered the snowflake and punched it out. The snowflake by the way, was stamped with the new Platinum shimmer paint that is also in the holiday mini. I found it easiest to paint the stamp with the shimmer paint with a paint brush, then stamp. Boy does that stuff shimmer! I highly recommend it. The scallop is also from Stampin Up/Sizzix Bigz die-cut called "Large Scallop Circle". The tree branch is from the stamp set "Bird on a Branch", and the sentiment is from the stamp set "Teeny Tiny Wishes". The ornament is popped up just a little bit with an SU Stampin Dimensional. The card stock used was Stampin Up Whisper White and Night of Navy.
The next card was super fun, and super easy. I punched out 3 ornament punches from Night of Navy card stock. Then, with a paint brush, I brushed some Champagne Mist (Gold) Shimmer paint on them completely covering them. I set them aside for a few minutes to let them dry. While that was going on, I ran my SU/Sizzix Sizzlet from the Holiday Mini Catty called "Merry Details" through my cuttlebug with some Whisper White card stock. Next, I simply attached them to the ornaments and assembled them onto a card base. The lines for the ornaments to hang from were obviously hand drawn with my black marker. Clean & Simple, and finished in about 10 minutes, if that! Don't ever be afraid to hand draw on your cards, it adds a special uniqueness to them. Oh, notice the shimmer from the paint on the ornaments. It looks really cool in person on that dark card stock. It looks equally nice on Handsome Hunter, and Bravo Burgundy, which are the only other two colors that I have tried this with so far.
Well, that is it for today. Until next time............. Blessings, Lisa
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I decided to step out of my comfort zone and use a couple of non-traditional Christmas colors, and I was glad that I did. The lighter colored ornament is Stampin Up's Regal Rose, the other ornament is Rose Red. The sentiment is stamped with Rose Red ink on Whisper White card stock and punched out with a Stampin Up Word Window Punch, and layered on a piece of Rose Red card stock punched out with Stampin Up's Modern Label Punch. Ah, my second favorite thing after "bling" is my paper punches. I managed to work 3 of them into this card; which is not my personal best, but not too bad either. The string for the ornaments is the retired silver cord from SU; however the current elastic cord that is featured in the Holiday Mini Catty would work just as well. The middle panel is SU Garden Green card stock and is popped up just a little bit with some thin foam dimensionals from SU.
I have a couple of other cards in the works using the Ornament punch with other non-coordinating stamp sets (gotta show you again how to get the most out of your products), and a couple of requests that I am working on...so keep checking back for new projects.
I have to thank Donna, over at Butternut Sage Designs blog for referring her readers over to my blog after she found my Ornament Punch Vase card post from last week. Go check out her blog, she makes some awesome cards! Donna, my readers have doubled since you did that! YES!!!! Even if you don't leave a comment, each visit that I see on my counter inspires me to keep crafting and blogging. However, I won't deny the fact that I absolutely love getting comments, they make me smile!!!!!!!
Until next time...............Blessings, Lisa