Two more wedding cards today…  but these cards were made with some FREE designer paper that came in the mail.  And I’m sure the brides are going to love the papers I used for their wedding cards.  How can I be so sure about that?





Yup, I love to use the wedding invitations to make the wedding card.  It really is free designer paper and usually of a very high quality!  I even use the ribbons (or raffia in this case) if it comes along for free, too.  Plus it makes some of the original decisions to making a card much easier such as the feel or style and color scheme.


So next time, don’t toss those invites.  Use ’em!!


Mr. & Mrs. Card (With the exception of the Wedding Invitation itself, all products on this card are Stampin’ Up Only.):

Stamps: SU! “Together Forever”

Papers: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip; (Wedding Invitation-Floral)

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust

Accessories: 5/8″ Chocolate Chip and 1/4″ Light Pink GG Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch

Together Forever Card:

Stamps: SU! “Together Forever” and “Always”

Papers: SU! Shimmery White; Memory Box Concord Grape; (Wedding Invitation-Blue Mulberry)

Inks: SU! Elegant Eggplant, VersaMark

Accessories: SU! Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Kaiser Pearls; Martha Stewart Edger Punch; (Wedding Invitation-Raffia)

Hope you’ll join me in the CLASSroom today and see what I’ve been up to!  Karen Lockhart has released several new and wonderful images this week.  I decided to play with the new butterfly and have made a couple of cards.  And, yes, I included lots of designer paper in my creations!  Happy Crafting!!

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This One Sheet Wonder (OSW) I created let’s me cheat a little.  heheh  It allows me to use an entire sheet of 12X12 (for 6 cards); or if I can’t bear to part with the entire sheet, it allows me to use just half of it (12X6 for 3 cards).

For Father’s Day I needed several cards.  I had 2 full 12X12 sheets of designer paper with a masculine theme/feel that I thought looked good together even though they were not by the same manufacturer.  So I only had to use half of each sheet to make up a full 12X12 OSW.  Plus, since they were doubled sided, I had 4 different patterns to play with!  Is this clear as mud?  lol!


Maybe some pictures will help!  Here is the set I made.  There are 3 Father’s Day cards and 3 masculine birthday cards.


Here is the template and a picture of the cut papers.  Laying the pieces out like this prior to making the cards helped me make sure that each pattern was used 3 times.

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This template also allows for a strip of coordinating paper for the inside of each card.


Finally, here are closeups of each card with their recipes below.


Stamps: Great Impressions “C322 – Happy Father’s Day”

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla; Memory Box “Sapphire”; Reminisce “Father” DP; Moxie “Tool Time” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: May Arts 1-5/8″ Twill; Circle Nestabilities; Cuttlebug; SU! “Photo Corners” Punch; Screw Brad


Stamps: Katie & Co. “Happy Birthday”

Papers: SU! Whisper White; Memory Box “Sapphire”; Reminisce “Father” DP; Moxie “Tool Time” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: May Arts 5/8″ Twill; Circle Nestabilities; Cuttlebug; SU! “Photo Corners” Punch; Screw Brad; Twine


Stamps: SU! “Wonderful Favorites”

Papers: SU! Whisper White; Memory Box “Sapphire”; Memory Box “Sapphire” Notecard; Reminisce “Father” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: SU! “Photo Corners”, “Large Star” and “Star” Punches, SU! Rope; Star Brad


Stamps: SU! “Celebrate Everything” and “It’s Your Birthday”

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla; Memory Box “Sapphire” Notecard; Moxie “Tool Time” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: SU! “Photo Corners” Punch and Rope, Hammer and Wrench Bradsblog182card5withwm.jpg

Stamps: SU! “All Holidays”

Papers: SU! Whisper White; Memory Box “Sapphire”; Reminisce “Father” DP; Moxie “Tool Time” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; SU! Black Marker

Accessories: May Arts 5/8″ Twill; SU! “Photo Corners” Punch; Argyle Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Hammer and Wrench Brads; Twine


Stamps: SU” “Starring You”

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla; Memory Box “Sapphire”; Reminisce “Father” DP; Moxie “Tool Time” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: May Arts 5/8″ Twill; Circle Nestabilities; Cuttlebug; SU! “Photo Corners”, “Large Star” and “Star” Punches; Star Brads

Hope you have a wonderful day.  smileythankswithflowerani.gif for dropping by.

Jun 222009

A couple of weeks ago my oldest son turned 30.  How is this possible!?!  Here is the card I made for him.


When I saw this sign language alphabet from Lost Coast Designs I had to get it just for this card.  He is always signing.. has always had an interest in signing and took American Sign Language (ASL) in college.  You should see how fast he can spell his name.  I’m still forming the second letter and he is long finished!


He came home on his birthday, and I made him a cake.  But I put it on a huge plate.  Well when it was time for him to take it back to his house, it wouldn’t fit in the cake carrier.  So we put it in the wok!  Guess that makes it a cakewok!  *groan*  (His joke not mine btw!)


Now anytime I talk about family I have to include at least a picture or two of my garden… grandma’s garden that is.  Here is this grandma’s latest little flower… pure sweetness.


Here is another cute little picture of her wearing her daddy’s (my second son’s) hat.  And below that is a picture of her daddy without his hat!  lol



Jeff… errrr Lieutenant Roberts… is a dentist with the Army.  But he still gets to go through the drills and play with guns.  This makes him very happy.  When my oldest son saw this picture he said, “I would be very nervous… if I were a cavity!”  Brothers.  They couldn’t be more different in their interests, lifestyle, political views, etc..  But I love ’em both!

Hope your day is filled with lots of sweet things, too.

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: Lost Coast Designs “Small Sign Language”; SU! “On Your Birthday”

Papers: SU! River Rock, Real Red and Basic Black; Ellen Hutson LLC “Inchies”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; SU! Real Red

Accessories: SU! “Photo Corners Punch”, Basic Small Grommets, Whisper White Eyelet and Striped GG Ribbon

On the 20th of each month, Splitcoaststampers has a challenge for the Dirty Girls past and present.  This month the challenge was to make a card or project that “screams school’s out for the summer… like the beach, camping, the mountains, bbqing, you name it, whatever screams summer to you is fair game.”  Here is my card.


Well I can’t think of much that “screams summer” more to me than July 4th!  The white lacy scalloped edging was made with the Martha Stewart “Picket Fence” edger punch.  The challenge also had a requirement to include mini brads.  Here are some little mini screw brads.  Aren’t they cute!  lol  I’ve backed them with some blue card stock to help them show up better.


So as to not leave anything to chance, the little sentiment tag has been taped at the top and then raised up towards the bottom with a dimensional.  It looks like it is free to move, but it’s not.  There is no chance for it to get turned or twisted.


I love to paper pierce and need to do it more.  Here I have used two different sizes of piercers to get a little different look.  The Ornare piercing tool and template (red) is a very small piercer with tiny holes that are quite close together.  The other piercer and SU! template make much larger holes.


Isn’t this a fun look!


Hope your summer is starting out with lots of sun and fun.

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: Great Impressions BBQ; Sentiment Unknown

Papers: SU! Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Real Red; Flair Designs DP “What’s Cooking Collection”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: Martha Stewart “Picket Fence” Edger Punch; SU! 1/4″ and 3/4″ Round Punch, Piercing Tool and Template; Ornare Piercing Tool and Template; Karen Foster Design Mini Screw Brads; Stitched GG Ribbon

It’s June and it’s that time of year.  For the last few weeks the wedding invitations have been arriving, and I love it!  Wedding cards are so much fun to make.


To continue my personal commitment to use some of my ever growing designer paper supply, this set of cards was made using pieces from seven different sheets of the Making Memories “I Do” designer paper pack.  Each card has a strip of coordinating paper on the inside as well.

This first card was colored with Copic Markers.


The main image panel is popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment on the main image panel is also popped up.


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There is no stamped sentiment on this card.  The words are part of one of the designer papers.  The bird is embossed in silver.


Besides using a couple of designer papers, I also used a wide crocheted lace ribbon and scalloped satin ribbon on card number three.  There are lots of patterns and textures here for sure!


I love these little heart charms, too.


The last card uses a piece of designer paper that includes the floral image.  The sentiment is stamped directly onto the designer paper.


The heart is embossed in silver.


I have another One Sheet Wonder in the works to help me part with even more of my treasured paper.  It’s a trick that I’ve discovered enables me to use the paper because there is no wasted little bits and pieces.

Happy Crafting!


All stamps are SU!

Card #1

Stamps: “Together Forever” and “Bella Blossoms”

Papers: SU! Whisper White and Basic Gray; Making Memories “I Do” Designer Paper Pack

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copic Markers BG000, BG02, BG05, Y000, y15, Y19, G000, G02, G07

Accessories: Kaiser Flatback Pearl; Satin Ribbon; SU! “Scallop Edge” Punch

Card #2

Stamps: “Always” and “Baroque Motifs”

Papers: SU! Whisper White and Basic Gray; Making Memories “I Do” Designer Paper Pack

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; VersaMark

Accessories: SU! Satin Ribbon; Primas; Pearl Brad; Silver Embossing Powder; Circle Nestabilities; Cuttlebug

Card #3

Stamps: “Heard from the Heart”

Papers: SU! Whisper White; Making Memories “I Do” Designer Paper Pack

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Black Gel Pen

Accessories: May Arts Crocheted Lace Ribbon and Scalloped Satin Ribbon; Martha Stewart “Simple Scallop” Edger Punch; Heart Charms

Card #4

Stamps: “Always” and “Together Forever”

Papers: SU! Whisper White and Basic Gray; Making Memories “I Do” Designer Paper Pack

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; VersaMark

Accessories: Satin Ribbon; Pearl Heart Pin; Bead; Silver Embossing Powder

Here is the card I made today for the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.


The inspiration piece is from Lovely Package.


This week some of my new SU! toys arrived.  “Lots of Bots” is one of the new sets that will be in their catalog.  I used one of the cute little images on my card.  The round bodies of the robots are cutout and popped up.


A combination of Copics and SU! markers was used to color the images.


The sun is shining in Seattle today, and when that happens in Seattle you HAVE to take advantage of it immediately.  You never know how long you’ve got!  lol   So I’m off to soak up some Vitamin D!
Have a great weekend!!


Stamps: SU! ‘Lots of Bots’

Papers: SU! Whisper White and Basic Black

Inks: Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’; SU! and Copic Markers (as shown in photo)

Accessories: SU! GG Ribbon; SU! ‘Spiral’ Punch; Rhinestones

Jun 082009

I love these cute little Inchie Squares.  In fact they are so fun that today in the CLASSroom I’ve made an Inchie Puzzle Card using 15 of them!  Hope you will come on over and check it out.


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Really?  Is it possible to have too much paper?  I’m beginning to think, “YES!”  And so I am on a quest with my paper.  I’m not going to throw any of it out.. oh heavens no!!  I plan instead to USE it!  And so here are a couple of cards using some SU! designer papers.


Both cards have the same basic layout and enabled me to use four different patterns between the two.

A sweet young friend of mine is having her fourth baby this month.  She currently has three darling (and they really are just the cutest!) boys.  She has found out that this one is a girl!  Her DMIL threw a baby shower for her yesterday.  This is the card I made for her.


Of course I had to add some sparkle to the buggy with a Stardust Glitter Pen.
One of those newish big grommets from SU! was added to the bow.

The second card uses one of my new stamps from Lost Coast Designs.


I loved this Degas-look image called “Two Ballerinas”.  Having been a ballerina (in a past and much skinnier life) I couldn’t resist it.

I thought it would be fun to stamp, cutout and pop up a second tutu for the front dancer.  Oh yes and of course some glitter was needed! hehe

Quests can be so much fun, especially if they involve paper.  Besides it is getting increasingly difficult to justify buying more when I don’t use what I already have!

Happy Crafting!


Tickled Pink Card

Stamps: SU! ‘Buggies & Booties’ and ‘Many Happy Returns’

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy and ‘Parisian Summer’ DSP

Inks: SU! Bravo Burgundy; Copic Markers C1,RV000, RV34; Stardust Glitter Pen; Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’

Accessories: SU! Basic Jumbo Grommet and Bravo Burgundy Satin Ribbon

Two Ballerinas Card

Stamps: Lost Coast Designs ‘Two Ballerinas’; SU! ‘On Your Birthday’

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and ‘Bella Birds’ DSP

Inks: SU! Not Quite Navy and Chocolate Chip; Stardust Glitter Pen

Accessories: SU! So Saffron GG Ribbon; Kaiser Flatback Pearls; Silk Flowers

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