Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Summer Sweetness

Ahh, summer sweetness! We are so ready for summer here in Wisconsin!

These pages use the Boom-Di-Ada Creative Basics Collection Papers. Colors are Hollyhock, Buttercup, Colonial White, White Daisy, Black, Olive and Sweet Leaf.

There are also a lot of stamps here too. The watermelons are from the Summer Sweetness set. And some of the watermelons that are on the sides of the phrases are put up on foam tape for a litte extra dimension.

The two large S stamps are from the Boutique Alphabet set. The "of" stamp is from the Precious Alphabet. It was stamped in Black on Buttercup cardstock and cut into a 1" circle and put into a Metal Rimmed Tag. The rest of the letters spelling "Summer Sweetness" are from the Whimsey Caps set.

The Hollyhock Ric Rac is from our new Ric Rac Collection Designer Ribbon Rounds. Both of those two ribbons are held on with White Daisy Brads. And the buttons are actually two clear buttons with Hollyhock cardstock on the back of them. The cardstock is held in place with the Colonial White Waxy Flax that was tied between the button and cardstock.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sweet Floral Card Kit

I just wanted to share the cards that were made out of the My Originals Sweet Floral Card Kit. I think they turned out beautifully! The card kit comes with 12 cards of the 4 designs below and also comes with the vellum envelopes you see. And the best part is that this whole kit is only $14.95 for 12 cards, so that makes it a better deal than you will find at Hallmark! =D

And this just shows the back of the card:

Another card in the set:

Card three:

And card four:

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Baroque Alphabet with Playful Flourishes

This card was made using the S in the Baroque Alphabet. That is such a rich beautiful alphabet set! The S was heat embossed and for that, I stamped the S on Colonial White cardstock using the Versamark ink pad. Then I covered it with our Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. Then it was layered onto our Black cardstock and then placed on the card with some foam tape to give it dimension.

The background stamping is done in Black Ink on Colonial White cardstock using the Playful Flourishes set. I stamped it on one piece of cardstock, then cut it into the four smaller pieces. Stamping it like that allows the image to just continue to flow. The four pieces were then layered on to Black cardstock.

The red is actually the Cranberry color and is patterned paper from the Everlasting Paper Packet. Then that was layered again in Black onto the Colonial White cardstock base of the card.

The ribbon on the bottom is from the Black Collection Designer Ribbon Rounds.

I was pretty happy with how this turned out! And I have not heat embossed in quite a while, I forgot how much I love it and how wonderful it looks!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there! This is the card I made for my Mom. =)

I used the Dahlia Folding again for the O in Mom. I am really having fun with that Dahlia Folding! (For more info about Dahlia Folding, please see the post a couple of posts down, there is a link there for a how-to.) This time I used 1" circles to make the fold. The other two cards below both used 2" circles to make those folds.

The paper is our Boom-Di-Ada Creative Basics collection and the colors are Hollyhock, Olive and White Daisy. The two Ms are from the Solo M stamp set. I also wrapped Colonial White Waxy Flax around the left M.

Then as a couple of accents I used our White Daisy My Accents Collection for the brads and spiral clip. The Ric Rac is also Hollyhock. Oh and again, there is a Sparkle in the center of the Dahlia Fold!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

More Dahlia Folding

Here is another card done using the Dahlia fold. The Dahlia fold is done just a little differently than the one below. (For more details and a how-to, please see the post two posts down.) For this one, I just switched the "front" and "back" of the paper for every fold. Gives it a totally different look!

The papers are from the Boom-Di-Ada Creative Basics collection and the colors are Hollyhock, Olive and Garden Green. I have our new Ric Rac ribbon across the card on the bottom and tied to that with Colonial White Waxy Flax is one of our Friendship Dangles. (The Dangle says "Laugh", it can be kind of hard to read.) Again, I finished the Dahlia fold off with a sparkle!