Monday, February 18, 2013

Dress Up Birthday!

 Hello all!  Happy President's Day!  I've got a fun card share today using the Dress Up framelit dies.  It's probably my current favorite die right now.  So much fun to play with and design some fun outfits!  For this particular card, I also used the lace from the Artisan Embellishments Kit.  I was inspired by dresses that I've been seeing in the fashion mags where lace is all the rage!  So, I thought I'd design my own. The ribbon belt is the seam binding ribbon in Rose Red.  It's such a great light texture and has that soft cascading look I was trying to go for.  Here's another view of the card.
To add some interest on my card border, I used the Needlepoint Border embossing folders.  The trick to do both sides of my card is that I actually started with a gray card front sized at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2."  After embossing the edges, I used the corner rounder punch on the bottom and then glued the front of the card to a Whisper White card base.  Viola!  I then layered the rest of the card with the Yellow Chevron print from the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP, then added my dress onto the dress form, and popped it up on the card front using dimensionals.  What do you think?  Hope you like it!

Here are the products I used:
Dress Up Framelits Dies
Dress Up Framelits Dies130101
Easily cut stamped dress images from the All Dressed Up Stamp Set. Largest design: 1-1/2" x 4-1/4". 3 dies. Cuts a single sheet of paper using your Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and Multipurpose Platform.

Artisan Embellishments Kit
Artisan Embellishments Kit129328
Random charming stuff for random creative impulses. 26 total embellishments. 2 designer tags, 4 designer ticket stubs, 18" scalloped lace, 18" cotton lace, 18" large oval lace, 1 yd. seam binding, 6 paper flowers, 1 resin heart, 2 resin flowers, 5 buttons

Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders129383
Emboss a hand-stitched look along card edges. 2 folders: ea. 2-1/4" x 6-3/8". Embosses a single sheet of paper using your Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform, and Standard Cutting Pads.
Bring on the Cake - Clear-Mount Stamp - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Bring On The Cake - Clear-Mount Stamp121958
Give yourself a gift every time you use this set! You can’t beat the number and variety of birthday feel-good greetings waiting to surprise and inspire your creativity packed in this box. There are plenty of different styles for all your birthday cards fo
Set Quantity: 13

If any of these items catch your eye, you can always shop anytime at my online store here.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great one!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bagful of kisses!

Happy Valentine's Day, dear blog friends! Hope you guys have a sweet one. I had to scurry to get some Valentine's treats together and here's what I came up with. I'm all a out simple and quick these days. So, I used the cute scallop edged mini brown bags from Christmas, filled it with some kisses, then topped it with a doily and heart {from the more Amore specialty designer series paper}.

Hope you like it! Have a good one!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Do you know the way to San Jose?

Greetings, all! I wanted to pop in real quick to say hello. It's been a little quiet here on the blog, mostly because it's been a bit busy for me behind the scenes with my day job and of course, family stuff! As we speak I am in transit up the California coastline, headed to San Jose for the day for work. Below is a quick snap I took from the air!

So, I had the best intentions to get Valentines out and cards posted, but it's looking like I will need to send some virtual ones tomorrow. I have all the supplies, so maybe in my elvin craft room tonight, I'll be able to make a few. You'll have to check back tomorrow to see how I do! How about you guys? Did you make some fun Valentine craft ideas. Would love to hear!

I will chat with you guys soon. Have a great day!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Friday and a special SU promo!

Hi stamping friends! Happy Friday to you. I've been running around a bit and traveling for my day job, but wanted to pop in with a super cute Stampin'Up! Promotion that starts today thru April 30! You can check out the deets below. Hope you have a fantastic day and Happy February!