Friday, May 15, 2015

Black and white leaves

Looks like it's snowing on these leaves, doesn't it?  It was not my intention, but now that I'm writing my post and looking at these pics, that's what stands out for me.  I only meant to give a distressed look to the card, but in a soft and subtle way, letting those black and white leaves take center stage.


Back in the fall, at my Stampin' Up! demonstrator's fabulous sale, I picked up Magnificent Maple.  I LOVE IT.  I mixed it here with Itty Bitty Backgrounds, a sentiment from Inspired By Stamping, and a scattering of sequins.  Oh -- the leaf in the back was stamped-off once, so it is not as intense a black as the one in the foreground.


I think this card has a masculine edge, but even I would welcome this!



Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Itty Bitty Backgrounds - Stampin' Up!; Creative Tags - Inspired By Stamping Paper: kraft, white - Papertrey Ink; black and white stripe - Momenta Ink: Crystal opaque ink - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: Sparkling Clear sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; Gunmetal sequins - MJ Trimming

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Memory Box cake is yummy!


Hello everyone. :-) If the feel of this card looks familiar, perhaps you saw this post of mine a little while back.


At the time I created this, the Memory Box cake layers and stand dies were new to me.  I wanted to decorate a cake, a paper cake.  I did not do a great job, and need to practice some more!

The Inspired By Stamping sentiment goes really well with a confection like this one.


Thanks for taking a peek today!  Take a slice of cake with you before you go!  ;-)



Stamps: A Lovely Birthday - Inspired By Stamping Paper: white - PTI; Almost Amethyst cardstock and patterned papers - SU Fibers: white seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop Accessories & Tools: Branch, Rose Leaf punches - Martha Stewart; Petite Cake, Scalloped Cake Stand dies - Memory Box; K & Co. flower die cut sticker; Petal Pink and White Opal Liquid Pearls, iridescent Stickles - Ranger

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pearlberry Wreath

Hello!  I've shared a few creations that my friend asked me to make for her (here, here, here and here).  And now, another one to share:


My friend likes preppy patterns, a la Lilly Pulitzer (just type that name in an Internet search, and there are oodles of examples).  This paper from the Wild Raspberry Matstack / K & Co. was a good option.  It already had a fancy shape to it, since it was meant to frame photographs.  I lopped off portions of it, and mounted it to one side on a white card base.

The Poppystamps Breezy Wreath / Memory Box die cut was adorned with pearls, and a sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Absolutely Fabulous on a hand-trimmed banner.


I am so pleased with how this turned out.  My friend likes wreaths as well as paisley patterns, and the two elements came together beautifully (especially with the addition of my favorite pearls!).



Stamps: Absolutely Fabulous - Stampin' Up! Paper: white - Papertrey Ink; Wild Raspberry Matstack - patterned - K & Co.; Old Olive - SU Fibers: white seam binding - Hug Snug - Zipper Stop Accessories & Tools: pearls - Queen & Co; Poppystamps Breezy Wreath die - Memory Box; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger

Monday, May 11, 2015

Christmas Post Card

Hello there, welcome!  I'm having a deja vu, because I could have sworn that I already shared this Christmas card here.  After some searching on my blog with key words that would help me find it, nope...this did not turn up.  So, here you go:


This is one of my favorite holiday cards that I created for Christmas 2014.  I think it's that post card element (Winter Post / Stampin' Up!), combined with a beautiful Anna Griffin sentiment right beneath, all arranged on a Top Note die (SU).  Or maybe it's the scattering of vintage buttons and sequins.


Or maybe the fancy corner flourish by Spellbinders, or the vintage-look K & Co. die cuts (Santa, holly leaves and berries). 


I can't make up my mind!

Hope you've enjoyed seeing this one today.  :-)  Thanks for coming by!



Stamps: Winter Post - Stampin' Up!; sentiment - Anna Griffin - HSN Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, dark green pattern, Crumb Cake Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Tea Dye - Ranger Fibers: sewing thread; cream twine - May Arts Accessories & Tools: Top Note die - Stampin' Up!; vintage buttons; gold sequins - MJ Trimming; Corner Flourish die - Spellbinders; Santa, Holly die cut borders - K & Co.
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