Sunday, September 21, 2008

Beate's Weekend Challenge #58 (Vanessa)

Beate's back. . .and so are we! We have taken a little hiatus from the challenges, but we are so excited with all of the new offerings in the Stampin' Up catalog, we had to return. So here was our template:

Here is what I came up with. I was feeling a little "polka dotty".

Paper: Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose

Stamp: Punches Three

Ink: Versa Mark, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: SU glitter, Making Memories ribbon, Oval punch

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Beate's Weekend Challenge #58 (Shannon)

For some reason this template was one of the biggest challenges for me yet! Not really sure why....but in the end I'm happy with it. In addition to the sketch, Vanessa & I decided to use the Bella Rose DSP & colors as the secondary inspiration....
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White; Ink: Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss; Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly; Accessories: Bella Rose DSP, RHRed striped grosgrain, dimensionals, scalloped edge punch.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cheers, Top Note (Shannon)

My mom and I decided to order a Big Shot and a few dies to go with it. I am so excited that Stampin' Up! sells these itmes and cannot wait to introduce them to my customers! :) This card uses the Top Note die and of course one of my favorites tools, the scallop punch (how did I ever stamp w/out it?).
Then one more card which doesn't use the Big Shot, but does use one of my new fave stamp sets: Cheers to You. It's such a fun set b/c you can experiment w/watercoloring and come up w/all kinds of fancy drinks! :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fan Mail & Grand Soiree (Shannon)

Shiloh and I stamped this past weekend and I made a bunch of cards....this one is my fave of the bunch! I just love Puns from the Past and wanted to make it a little vintagey--obviously b/c that's what the stamp sets is like. :) haha
These next two are created w/my current fave stamp set: Grand Soiree. I LOVE IT!! We did these projects in stamp club this past month. I got both of the ideas from Mary Polcin at convention--the first is a card, folded in 1/2 as usual, then one side is folded back 1/2 again. Then place the main image on front and the card sort of folds out. Very easy yet very clever and cute! It's Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip & Regal Rose which I got from the Idea Book & Catalog (the samples on the same page as this stamp set). I also used Gratuitous Graffiti.

For the card holder, fold an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of card stock in half, and then score the other side @ 3". It will then have 2 pockets that will hold regular size cards.