Friday, May 24, 2013

Yet Another Thank You Card

Honestly... it seems I am always thanking someone for something.  I am very grateful - for everything!  But since it's the end of the school year, I had to make cards for my son's teachers.

I posted one of the cards here earlier in the week.  That one was easy (and admittedly CASEd). This card was not copied... it is my own creation.  It's pretty simple and straight-forward, but then again, so are all my masculine cards.  I'm still working on stepping them up, but I really like how this one turned out.

Want to recreate this card? Just pull out your cardstock scraps and a few other Stampin' Up! supplies:
Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper (Spring Catalog)
Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder
Naturals Designer Buttons
Linen Thread
1" Circle Punch
I would love to hear your suggestions on how I can dress up this masculine card!  Please, leave me a comment below.
Thanks for stopping by... now go stamp!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Thanks a Bunch!

Running a business (or two) full-time does not always allow for the creative juices to flow, so one has to turn to fellow demonstrators for inspiration. This card was CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from Linda Heller... she received her inspiration from Alanna Wharf.  Although I did not copy it exactly, I did make it my own.

The polka dot background was created by bubble wrap.  That's right - bubble wrap!  It's a fun technique - and very versatile!  Head over to my Facebook page to see the other card created with this technique at our monthly rotating hostess club!

The following Stampin' Up! products were used to create this card (it looks like many items, but I promise... the card goes together quickly and easily):

Friendship Preserves Stamp Set
Very Vanilla cardstock
Elegant Eggplant cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
 Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad
Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Pad
Perfect Plum Classic Stampin’ Pad
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
Heat Tool
Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon
 Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker
Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker
Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies (Carry-over from 2012 Holiday Catalog)
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack  (Carry-over from 2012 Holiday Catalog)
Paper-Piercing Tool
Stampin’ Pierce Mat
Paper Snips

SNAIL Adhesive

I would love to share this and other techniques with you!

Thank you for stopping by... now go stamp!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thanks So Much!

I love making 3x3s!  They are a quick and easy way to say thank you - especially to my customers!  Every order gets a thank you card - and each one is different.  Who will receive this one?

Want to make one of your own cards like this one? Then grab the following supplies (all from Stampin' Up!):
  • Rich Razzleberry cardstock - cut into 6" x 3" and scored at 3"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock - scrap of at least 3" x 3"
  • 2-1/2" Circle Punch
  • Designer Series Paper - 3" x 1-1/2" (I used Sycamore Street from Sale-A-Bration)
  • 5/8" Flower Trim - found in Stampin' Up!'s Spring Catalog
  • Oh, Hello! Stamp Set - also found in Stampin' Up!'s Spring Catalog
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Glue Dots - to attach the 5/8" Flower Trim
  • SNAIL Adhesive
I'm sure I could have spent a little more time blinging it up with Basic Jewel Rhinestones or something... but again, I wanted to keep it quick and easy.  Who's to say my customer won't add her own flair and give this card to someone else?  I hope she does... but not before she takes a picture and shows me how fabulous she made it look!

Thanks for stopping by... now go stamp!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Seriously... Paper Pumpkin Kicks Booty!

Do you want a creative escape delivered to your mailbox every month?  Then Paper Pumpkin is for you!  Seriously!  Each kit contains a different project and includes at least one stamp and ink spot.

April's kit included four enough supplies to create four fun cards (envelopes, too)!  Unfortunately the "you are" and "creative" stamps were not included - they were from a set that was exclusively for demonstrators (one of the many perks of being a member of the Stampin' Up! family).

If you're interested in signing up for Paper Pumpkin, then visit and if you don't already have one, please choose me as your demonstrator - Diana Tillery in California (you will be asked during the check-out process).

Now on to some serious stamping... seriously!