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Friday, June 29, 2012

Planning for Christmas

We'll be making three different Christmas cards at the July stamp camp.  I love all three of them (plus a few other designs I decided not to make in class).  Why are Christmas cards so darn much fun to make?

The embossed snowflake card below is made with a choice of two mat colors (and ink colors for the greeting)--light blue (Bashful Blue card stock) or dark blue (Night of Navy card stock).  I think I like the light blue one better.  The SEASON'S GREETINGS comes from the Curly Cute stamp set.

I used the new Open Sleigh stamp set for the card below.  I embossed the top design using gold embossing powder.

 I made two versions of the card below.  I embossed the background mat (I love my Big Shot) with the polka dot embossing folder on the first card.

The second version of the card simply uses a polka dot background paper from the Summer Smooches Designer Paper Series.  I also used a different sentiment.
To those who live close by, I hope you can make it to July's Christmas card stamp camp.  To those who live far away, I wish you could come and join us.  And, to my good friend, Gwen, thanks for suggesting that I do Christmas cards in the summer.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Open Sea

My stamp camp made the card below earlier this month.  They could either make it a Father's Day card or a birthday card.  It's one of my favorite cards -- and the stamp campers loved it, too.
A couple days after class, I was using the Big Shot to cut some cardstock (I used the NEW Large Scallop Edgelits) and realized that the pieces left looked like waves.  So, I made the card below using the same Open Sea stamp set.
I also made some new teabag holder cards.  Several stamp camp members asked for me to repeat that class, so I designed some new cards for us to make.  I do love teabag holder cards...
It's a beautiful day today here in the Seattle area, so I should get off the computer and go enjoy the sunshine.

Thanks for spending time with me.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Join in the Blog Hop!

A new blog hop started the first of June and ended June 30.  One person was randomly chosen to win a prize from those who left comments.

One of my cards for the blog hop used the Big Shot to embellish the front.  I sponged a bit of color on it.  It was a simple card to make, but I love it.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Butterflies and Boats

I've been planning the next two projects for stamp camp.  For one project, I decided we'd make a matchbook sticky-note holder.  I got the instructions from the May Stampin' Up magazine, Stampin' Success.

The picture shows what I decided we'd make in class.  The "matchbook" opens and there is a sticky note pad in there.  It's perfect for a small gift, to keep on your desk, or even to keep in your purse.  I used the Big Shot to emboss the front.  I love using my newest "toy," the Big Shot.  The yellow (cardstock and stamp pad ink) is one of the new colors this year, Summer Starfruit.

We'll also make a masculine birthday card in class.  I ordered The Open Sea stamp set this afternoon, so it should be here in time for me to design the card and for us to use in class.  It'll be something like the masculine cards I've pictured below:

A new stamp blog hop will begin on June 8.  Visit my blog for the info.  If you "hop" on all the blogs I list and leave a comment, you'll be entered to win a prize.  So, be sure to come back on June 8.