Saturday, August 30, 2014

Calling all Superheroes to the City!


I saw the idea for this card on another demo’s blog and couldn’t resist it!  I loved how she took a boy superhero stamp set and turned it into something elegant!

I started with a Daffodil Delight background (any yellow color will work for this, though).  I sponged Crisp Cantaloupe on the bottom and Calypso Coral on the top.  I stamped the cityscene on the bottom twice.  Make sure that you get the city scene all inked up nice and juicy!

I finished with the sentiment from Let Your Hair Down and a piece of Crushed Curry chevron ribbon across the center.  It really was that easy!

Stamps:  Calling All Superheroes, Let Your Hair Down

Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Memento Black ink

Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake

Accessories:  Crushed Curry chevron Ribbon

Monday, August 25, 2014

Work of Art plaid


I love the the Work of Art stamp set is so versatile!  We used it during our last club meeting to create our own plaid patterns.   We also played with Burlap Ribbon and found that our scallop edgelit is a great tool to cut ribbon!  (I just can’t use it very long…..I am terribly allergic to burlap!!!  Hello sneezes!)

Stamps:  Work of Art, Let Your Hair Down

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise

Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Taffy DSP

Accessories:  Burlap Ribbon, Scallop Edgelit, Tag Topper Punch, Melon Mambo 1/8” ribbon, 1 3/8” circle punch, word window punch

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Maritime DSP


I used the remnants of my Maritime DSP to create some different birthday cards.  I always need plain and boyish looking birthday cards, so I thought Maritime DSP + Age Awareness= perfect boy birthday cards!


I really like this image – it’s cute and swirly, but not too much!


And….once again, I like the fish on the DSP, but I don’t have any nautical stamp sets.  I cut some waves around the fish and used some scraps from the other cards and had a nice little finish.  Nothing too special or frilly for those boys!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Maritime Ocean Gel Card


So recently I got some of the Maritime DSP to play with.  You will see quite a few cards coming that I made while playing with the DSP.  It is really cute and fun with the nautical theme.  Anyway, I loved the little octopus scene so much I wanted to really highlight it in a fun way, so I decided to make a gel card.  I haven’t made one of those in a while, so why not?! 



Pool Party Cardstock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Maritime Cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4",  4 X 4”, 3 ½ X 3 ½”

Real Red Cardstock - 4" x 4", Scrap – 2 X 3”

SCRAP Whisper White Cardstock - 2" x 3"


Boys Will Be Boys Stamp Set

Real Red Ink Pad

Pool Party Ink Refill

Circle Framelits

Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits

Aloe Vera Gel

Plastic Baggie

Sticky Strip

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Paper Snips


1. Fold the Pool Party Cardstock in half with a Bone Folder.

2.   Cut the Octopus image out of the Maritime DSP using the 3 ¾” circle framelit and adhere to the Pool Party base with SNAIL adhesive.

3.  Take a plastic baggie (I re-used an accessory bag) and fill it with the desired amount of Aloe Vera gel. 

4.  Add a few Pool Party re-inker drops into the aloe vera gel and mix inside the bag to the desired color .

5.  Apply Sticky Strip to the top and the bottom of the plastic bag and adhere to the Pool Party base.  Make sure the baggie will not hang out past the DSP that will cover it.

6.  Cut a 2 ¾” circle out of the Night of Navy Maritime DSP so it will go over the Octopus DSP .   Set aside.

7.  Cut a 3 ¾” circle out of the Real Red paper using Circle framelits.  Using the same piece of Real Red paper, place the 2 ¾” circle over the center and cut the inside of the Real Red circle out using the framelits. 

8.  Adhere the Real Red circle to the Night of Navy Maritime DSP, framing the circle.

9.  Cut a 3 ¼” circle out of the Pool Party Maritime DSP using the Circle Framelits.  Using the same piece of Pool Party Maritime DSP, place the 2 ¾” circle over the center and cut the inside of the Pool Party Maritime DSP circle using the same framelits.

10.  Adhere Pool Party circle to the Real Red circle, framing the circle as shown.

11.  Cut a Real Red label using the Project Life framelits.

12.  Stamp Happy Birthday sentiment using Real Red and cut the scrap to fit the label using Paper Snips. 

13.  Adhere red birthday label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

14.  Using lots of Stampin’ Dimensionals (I used all of the outside edges of my package) adhere the card front over the plastic gel baggie.