Thursday, May 21, 2015

Looking for Quick Card Ideas...help is here!

In the Stamp-a-Rama class, it was important to have one set of cards that could be made quickly and this style fit the criteria.  The design was inspired by Linda Heller at Stamping School.  With layer dimensions the same for all five card bases, it's a time saver!  Minimal changes such as selecting a different the card stock color, stamping a different flower, or even just rotating the card from portrait to landscape position, can create an entirely new design on the same card base. The five cards in this "Bright Petal Flower" series used the Petal Potpourri Stamp & Flower Medallion Punch Bundle and the Flower Shop Stamp Set/Pansy Punch from Stampin' Up! to create a floral pop using the Classic Stampin' Pad that matched the card stock. The Back to Black Designer Series Paper was used to add contrast to the vibrant card stock and a variety of stamp sets was used to tailor the sentiments.  As you can see, the sentiment tags were cut using a variety of shapes from banners to Chalk Talk framelits.  What's wonderful with this design is the ability to cut and assemble all components except the sentiment.  When a card is needed, you can simply add the desired sentiment tag.

           Rich Razzleberry Card Stock & Classic Stampin' Pad, Back to Black DSP & Petal Potpourri Stamp Set                        (images @Stampin' Up!)
                          Melon Mambo Card Stock & Classic Stampin' Pad, Back to Black DSP & Petal Potpourri Stamp Set (images @Stampin' Up!)
                              Tangerine Tango Card Stock & Classic Stampin' Pad, Back to Black DSP & Petal Potpourri Stamp Set (images @ Stampin' Up!)

  Bermuda Bay Card Stock & Classic Stampin' Pad, Back to Black DSP, Petal Potpourri & Flower Shop Stamp Sets   (images @Stampin' Up!)

            Daffodil Delight Card Stock & Classic Stampin' Pad, Back to Black DSP & Petal Potpourri Stamp Set                      (images @Stampin' Up!)
 
Just a reminder that the new Stampin' Up! catalog is launching on June 2! 
Be sure to check the items from the current catalog that are on the Retiring List...if there are any stamps or other items you would like, you must order them prior to June 2.  Quantities are limited.  

Check by next week for another project and some exciting news!
 
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and don't hesitate to contact me with your questions. (margkni@gmail.com).
 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May Flowers are Blooming...Painted Blooms!

May has arrived with warmer temperatures and flowers are blooming everywhere!  In the recent stamp-a-stack class, the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! was the base used to prepare a set of five cards for a variety of occasions. The Painted Blooms paper ranks as one of my all time favorites and will be missed after it is retired on June 2...so you can guess what I've been stockpiling!  Enjoy the cards...

Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper & Butterfly Basics Sentiment from Stampin' Up!
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper & Because You Care sentiment from Stampin' Up!

Don't forget to embellish the envelope and card interior!  It adds the finishing touch.

Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper & Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment from Stampin' Up!

Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper & Painted Petals sentiment from Stampin' Up!

Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Teeny Tiny Wishes & Spring Flowers Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

Hope you've enjoyed the Painted Blooms Series.  Another series of cards will be shared next week.  Until then, have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all moms!
 
Thanks for stopping by...
and don't hesitate to contact me with your questions. (margkni@gmail.com).