October 7, 2008

Terrific Tens: Friend

Hi everyone! It's been a busy few days here, lots of prepping for classes and looking forward to SENZ this weekend in Wellington! If you're going, make sure you stop me and say Hi! (I'll be the one loaded down with shopping bags!)

Some Stampin' Up! news - to celebrate World Cardmaking Day (this past Saturday) all Simply Sent Kits are on sale until this Saturday with 20% off!!! You can find these on pages 12-14 of the 2008-2009 Idea Book and Catalogue and they make great presents for beginning or experienced stampers, as they contain everything you need to complete the cards, including exclusive stamp sets. Please email me to place an order or for more information.

Onto the card! I had lots of goodies that have been sitting untouched since they arrived, so thought it time to pull them out for an ultra quick ten minute card!

This is a really simple layout, I love highlighting our gorgeous papers and ribbon this way. It really was as simple as it looks, the sentiment from the For a Friend hostess set was stamped in Stazon, a little marker colouring, the image and scalloped strip are popped up on dimensionals and a gorgeous piece of Pumpkin Pie ribbon finishes it all off.

I bet you have a lot of stamps in your collection that would fantastic highlighted this way - I hope you'll try a simple card like this soon!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set: For a Friend
Ink: Stazon
Card stock: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White
Paper: East Coast Prep
Punches: Slit punch
Accessories: Rich Regals Brads, Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain, SU! Markers, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!

October 3, 2008

Cupcakes and Cards

Here's another card using one of the sale sets for this month - Big Bold Birthday! Cupcakes are everywhere in stamping lately - so to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 20th birthday, what better way than to enjoy some cupcakes and stamp some too!
Here's a quick pic of the cupcakes I made for Wednesday nights gathering. Chocolate. Yum!
And here's the cupcake we stamped! All the images are from Big Bold Birthday - there are so many stamps in this set and they can be used in so many ways! The icing sprinkles were created by "kissing" the inked polka dot image onto the icing image before stamping, cutting out and popping up on dimensionals.

I love using my slit punch to create a scalloped edge for a card like this - it adds a real touch of whimsy to any project.

The supplies for this card are included in October's Beautiful Bundle - which I've just now posted. There are TWO stamp sets in the bundle this month - 25 stamps!!! Click here for all current bundles.

Happy Stampin' and have a wonderful weekend!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set: Big Bold Birthday
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Versamark, Markers in Bordering Blue and So Saffron
Card stock: Pretty in Pink, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Paper: Petals and Paisleys
Punches: Designer Label, Slit and Large Oval punches
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain ribbon, Markers, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!