Monday, February 28, 2011

Build a Blossom -- Love it!

Wow!  I so love the Stampin' Up set Build a Blossom.  It's great on its own, but pair it with the Blossom Petals Punch and the results are fantastic!

The first time I sat down to make a card with this set I was hooked.  That card is long gone (to my aunt), but this one is similar.  The flower, which uses the biggest blossom, really has an impact.  I can't even tell you how many different cards I've made with this flower and no matter what color I use for the flower it turns out great.

And this is just a one layer flower.  You can have multiple layers, using the same petal again or using a different shaped petal.  I'll show you some of those another time.

Believe it or not, the background on this card is Daffodil Delight Patterns Designer Series Paper.  Somewhere between my photophraphy and photo editing the colors became a little muted.  The flower is Perfect Plum and the leaves are Garden Green.  It's all on a Whisper White base.  The colors make a very cheerful combination in person.

There are 12 stamps in the Build a Blossom set. The Blossom Petals Punch punches four sizes of leaves/petals -- either all at once or feed in a smaller piece of cardstock to punch what you need. You can mix and match the stamps and punch parts to make a variety of flowers and leaves.

Both of these items are in the Occasions mini catalogue, so be sure to get them before they're gone.  You can order yours by contacting me at the e-mail address in the header or by leaving a comment on this post.

Did you notice the watermark on my card?  I used My Digital Studio to create it.  It was really easy to make.

Guess that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to leave a comment letting me know what you think about the Build a Blossom set and Blossom Petals Punch.

Sue Root, Independent Stampin' Up demonstrator

Saturday, February 26, 2011

In Wilderness Wolf

I really like using Not Quite Navy with the Stampin' Up set In Wilderness.  This time I used the wolf to make a clean and simple, masculine, thank you card.

I used punches and the Circles #2 die (the Not Quite Navy circle under the wolf) to layer the elements.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In Wilderness Eagle

A clean and simple card is often the way to go when making cards for men.  This card using the eagle from the Stampin' Up set In Wilderness is just that -- no frills, just a nice, simple, masculine card.

The base is Naturals White and the strip down the side is Not Quite Navy.  Inks are Soft Suede and Not Quite Navy.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

You can never have too much chocolate...

Here's another card using the Stampin' Up set Eat Chocolate.

See my last post for a discussion of the designer series paper I used.  The same holds true for this card.  I like the card, but will like it even more when I can replace the lighter brown dsp with my new Chocolate Chip Patterns dsp.  It's such a richer color for chocolate -- as you can tell by the top of the card, which is stamped in and layered on Chocolate Chip.

Friday, February 18, 2011

More Chocolate!

Today's card uses the Stampin' Up set Eat Chocolate.  The designer series paper is retired, but you can order the patterns paper stack in neutrals and get an even better brown for chocolate -- Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso (for dark chocolate) and maybe even Soft Suede would work.  Those colors, plus the rest of the neutrals family, come in the patterns paper stack.  I can't wait for mine to get here because I'm sure the new, darker browns will look much richer than this lighter brown.

I used Naturals White and Real Red card stock.  Again, while I like this card, I think the red will look even better with the darker designer series paper.  I also added three Real Red brads along the lower left side to give the card a little more interest.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

In Wilderness

Here are two cards using the bison from In Wilderness.  The base for both is Crumb Cake.

In the top card, the layers are Chocolate Chip and Bravo Burgandy, with the bison stamped on Crumb Cake.  I ripped around the edges to give it a natural look.  Ink color is Chocolate Chip.

In the bottom card, the layer is Bravo Burgandy and the bison is stamped on Crumb Cake.  The ribbon is Night of Navy, though it looks a little brighter in this picture.

Hope you enjoyed today's post.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I'll be posting more samples with this set and also with Eat Chocolate over the next several days, so be sure to come back.

Sue Root, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope all of you stampers have a Happy Valentine's Day!

This is one of my favorite Valentines that I made this year.  I ended up adding three little white half pearls vertically to the left of the tree.  It really bumped the card up a notch.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of it before it was sent.


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