Sunday, June 29, 2008

Get Well RAK's

I have more Get Well cards from my UDI sisters to share with you. This pretty card is from Maria Williams who is one of our regular blog contributors over at the UDI Blog.

Maria cased this fun fold from Stamp and Scrap with Jenn.

The circle portion of the card opens up to reveal the sentiment and signature rather than an entire square card front. It i very elegant.

Stamp Sets: Essence of Love, Holiday and Wishes, Fresh Cuts
Paper: Ginger Blossom, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava
Ink: Ruby Red
Accessories: River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon, Coluzzle, Mini Glue Dots

Lori M sent this filigreed wonder which features one of my all-time favorite sets, Baroque Motifs. I love the color combo and the way Lori balanced the design with a left-weighted focal image and the sentiment to right.

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Night of Navy, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Inks: Purely Pomegranate and Ballet Blue
Other: Silver Brads

This cute card is from Pat W. She did a really great job water coloring the image and, of course, I love the color scheme. Very refreshing.

Pat's card also features a stamp set that is retiring soon, Year After Year. It is so sad to see this set retire. It really has a perfect image for every occasion. You can see the complete list of retiring stamp sets here. These sets will be available through August 10 only, so check it out.

Stamp Sets: Year After Year
Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Groovy Guava, Whisper White and Darling Doodles DSP (retired Fall 2007)
Inks: StazOn Black, Groovy Guava, Always Artichoke

Thank you Divas for the wonderful cards and thank to all of you for stopping by. EdieB

Friday, June 27, 2008

Orange Slice Treats

This is the project that I submitted as an entry in the Papercrafts Card Contest at the Buffalo Creating Keepsakes Convention and I won! I was so sick that I had to leave convention early and was not there when they announced the winner, but it was exciting to get the phone call at home. I don't know what I won yet, they only said I would receive a package in 2 to 3 weeks. It has been 25 days and I am waiting patiently, but my poor UPS man is suffering. LOL


Stamps: Tart & Tangy, "Sweet" sentiment from Sweet Shapes which is retiring
Paper: Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Other: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Old Olive 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, Versamark Pen, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Word Window punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Small Flat Cellophane Bags

I outlined the orange slices with the Versamark pen and sprinkled with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder to add some bling. It shows up much better IRL. (in real life)I did the same thing for the treat bag topper. The orange slices you can find in the bulk section of the grocery store. They were a big hit around the house. :O)

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Stampin'! EdieB

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tart & Tangy Treats

This is a treat set that I stamped back in April. There are only a few days left to get your Spring Occasions Mini items. Check out the mini here as well as other Stampin' Up! specials.

This set includes two birthday cards and a matching sour cream container which I filled with cherry flavored Jelly Belly's.

To make these cards, first stamp the Bashful Blue card base using the Canvas background stamp with Bashful Blue Ink. Using background stamps provides texture and pattern to your card base.

For the first card, stamp the cherry image from Tart & Tangy and the sentiment from Hugs & Wishes in Real Red Classic Ink and mount on Old Olive cardstock. Punch through this mat with the slot punch and knot in Old Olive 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon and finish off with 2 silver brads to achieve balance to the focal image. Layer the focal image onto a mat of Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper matted on Old Olive cardstock. The second card is basically the same, but change out the apple image from Tart & Tangy for the cherry image and the accent cardstock and grosgrain ribbon are in Real Red.

The sour cream containers are so fun and easy to make that you could really become addicted to these little gems. To make your very own, cut cardstock or patterned paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches. Apply Sticky Strip to one of the 4-1/4 inch sides or back of the paper; apply another piece of Sticky Strip to one of the 5-1/2 inch sides or back of patterned paper. Remove the backing of the Sticky Strip from the short side and adhere the short ends together. Crimp the end of the container to re-enforce the adhesive; turn and crimp the other end of the container so when you are looking at the two ends of the container from top, the two ends form a plus sign (+) or are perpendicular. Punch a hole through the open end of the container to later thread the ribbon through. Fill the container with candy and tie a ribbon through to close.

Voila! Cute party favor or summer treat. Thank you for stopping by & Happy Stampin'! EdieB

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Get Well Wishes to Share

Here are a few more wonderful cards I received from my dear friends. This lovely "Thinking of You" card found its way to my mailbox from ChristineR. The focal paisley image is from the Polka Dots & Paisley set which is retiring soon. It is stamped with Bravo Burgundy on Naturals White cardstock trimmed out, embellished with a brad and popped up on the mat with Stampin' Dimensionals. This layer was matted on Bravo Burgundy cardstock and tied off with a bit of Burgundy organdy ribbon. I really miss the SU! organdy. It is such an elegant touch to all projects.

The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations. Christine then randomly stamped the same paisley image on a Naturals White cardstock base to create a coordinating background. To complete the monochromatic look, Christine sponged Bravo Burgundy ink from the outside edges inward leaving a subtle heaviness of ink more toward the outer portion of the card to achieve a nice balance of color.

You may have seen this next card on the Utah Diva Blog Saturday. I am lucky to have one of these scalloped wonders for my very own. This Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate card is created by Janice RR and has a bit of velcro holding the unique fold closed. Janice uses the flower from Embrace Life as her focal image at the outside closure and on the inside as well. She displays an obvious talent for creating scalloped edges. The card is further embellished with Purely Pomegranate Prints Designer Series Paper and Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon.

For more pics and directions to make your own little gem such as this, check out our blog here.

The third card is from KathyB. I love the color combo which I believe is Taken with Teal and Kraft cardstock. Kathy stamped flower images from Doodle this and Bud Basics (retiring soon) randomly on Kraft cardstock. I am not sure from which set is the dotted circle. This layer is matted onto Taken with Teal cardstock and then again onto a Kraft card base. She then adhered a strip of fancy ribbon from the Sherbet Ribbon Originals across the bottom portion of the card over which she popped the sentiment from Sincere Salutations using Stampin' Dimensionals. Lovely results.

Once again, thank you to my Diva Sisters for all of the wonderful cards. I will share more with you soon.

Happy Stampin'! EdieB

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hi Everyone!

As you can see by the date of my last post, I have had a little health set back which kept me away. I am happy to report that I am on the mend and want to thank all of you for the support & prayers that you provided to me over the past months. I haven't really stamped since early May and I do have a couple of projects of my own to share with you, but today I would like to share some of the Get Well cards I received from my Utah Diva sisters during my ongoing recuperation.

The Morning Glory card was sent by AdrianaB. It is a lovely water color matted on Night of Navy and Always Artichoke cardstocks and accented with a strip of Bravo Burgundy cardstock. The three circles are Bravo Burgundy 1/2 inch cardstock circles with Vintage brads in the centers. Simply elegant.

The lovely Soft Sky card was sent by Brenda T. She used The Boho Flower Punch to punch out the flowers from the coordinating One of A Kind stamp set and popped the flowers in a line across Whisper White cardstock. This is matted on Soft Sky cardstock and accented with Soft Sky Designer Prints paper and River Rock Double-Stitched Ribbon.

I received another lovely water color-creation from Carol M. Carol stamped the bouquet from Close as A Memory on water color paper then misted it and added a bit of Dazzlin' Diamonds for sparkle. My photo does not really capture the beautiful detail of the sparkly flowers. The flowers are then matted on Regal Rose cardstock and tied off with a ribbon of Whisper White taffeta. Carol also tucked in some pretty dried flowers as a surprise when I opened the card. I have them in my cactus garden bed on my kitchen sink where I can lift them to my nose to capture their fresh scent.

Thank you friends for these pretty cards. There are more I want to share, so check back tomorrow. Happy Stampin'! EdieB