Friday, February 12, 2010

Heart and Tulle

Heart and Tulle - 40, originally uploaded by danselan.

I made this card for the CPS sketch this week - CPS 153. It's sponsored by PaperTrey this week, which is how I found it :-) Also there's not a stamp to be found on this card! The world has gone mad! Hope you enjoy.

Card Details:
Paper: SU Real Red, Very Vanilla, "Sending Love"
Ink: none :-)
Stamps: none :-)
Misc: SU label, Heart to Heart, and Eyelet Border punches, SU Final Press embossing folder, Fiskars corner rounder, PTI Cream Vintage Button, tulle from Michaels wedding section, ribbon from Michaels
Card Number: 40

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sending Love

Sending Love - 39, originally uploaded by danselan.
Sorry this picture is a little blurry! I took it with my iPhone - turned out ok considering the camera!

I made this card, which is a bit of a different style for me after discovering Kristina Werner's blog, and watching this video. Can you believe she wrote that sentiment? Amazing! She inspired the design as well as the breaking out of my SU background stamps!!!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

Card Details:
Paper: SU Basic Gray, SU "Sending Love" DP, PTI Sweet Blush
Ink: SU Basic Gray
Stamps: SU Linen background
Misc: Silver sharpie, SU scallop trim border punch, CPE felt heart, button from my stash, 1 3/4" circle punch from SU
Card Number: 39

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love Birds

Love Birds - 1, originally uploaded by danselan.

This was actually one of the first valentines I made this season. I love this set from Stampin' Up!

Card Details:
Paper: SU basic Black, SU Whisper White, Provo Craft Holiday Slab V
Ink: SU Basic Black, Prismacolor marker - Crimson Red
Stamps: SU Olive You
Misc: Buttons unknown from Jo-Ann's, SU white taffeta ribbon, red ribbon from Michaels, Nestabilities Labels 1
Card Number: 1

Monday, February 8, 2010

Three Hearts

Three Hearts - 30, originally uploaded by danselan.

I created this card based on the "Compose a Card" challenge a couple weeks ago from Becky Oehlers. I absolutely love the result, though I didn't get it uploaded in time to participate - oh well, it was super fun to try. My favorite part of this card is how the ribbon turned out wrapped around three times. I think I'll use that again :-)

Card Details:
Paper: SU Vanilla, SU Kraft, PTI Lavender Moon, SU "Sending Love" DP
Ink: SU Mauve Mist
Stamps: PTI Mixed Messages
Misc: SU Heart to Heart punch, Nicole Crafts ribbon, PTI Vintage Button
Card Number: 30

Friday, February 5, 2010

Little Robot Valentine

Little Robot Valentine - 35, originally uploaded by danselan.

I love love love this little guy. He's actually supposed to be holding a present for a birthday card, but as soon as I saw him I knew he'd be the perfect little robot in love :-)

Card Details:
Paper: SU Cool Caribbean, PTI Stampers Select White, DP scraps from PTI and SU
Ink: SU Basic Black (marker)
Stamps: SU Lots of Bots
Other: SU Top Note Die, SU Heart to Heart punch
Card Number: 35

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Triple Heart

Triple Heart - 31, originally uploaded by danselan.

This card started out with just the hearts. I had stamped and embossed several of these hearts using the SU "Always" stamp set, knowing I would want to use them for valentines of all sorts. When I saw them sitting together on the table I envisioned this card - simple, but i like :-)

Card Details:
Paper: SU Basic Gray, SU Real Red, SU Blue Bayou, PTI White, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Ink: SU White
Stamps: SU Always
Misc: SU white embossing powder, SU Top Note die, SU White organdy ribbon

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Pink!, originally uploaded by danselan.

This card was fun because it's my first use of the Papertrey Guidelines II set for what I intended it for - making my own patterned paper!

See all those pink swirly images in the bottom layer? Those are all individually stamped. It took awhile, but I made almost a half sheet of this paper, so you might see it again soon :-)

The heart stamp is one from when I was little - it's probably the first time it's shown up on a card...Yes I save things that long!

It's a little hard to see, but there is stitching along the edge of the first layer as well.

Card Details:
Paper: PTI White, SU Pink Passion, SU Pretty in Pink
Ink: SU Pink Passion, SU Pretty in Pink
Stamps: PTI Guidelines II, Posh Impressions Small Brush Art Heart
Misc: Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle, Sewing machine and white thread

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Be Mine

DSC_0007, originally uploaded by danselan.
This card started with the kraft curly label down in the left corner. The button, bow and heart came next, and then it sat on my desk for the next week and a half.

It was cute as a little embellishment but I wasn't sure what to do with it - it wasn't quite right. I know I wanted a sentiment, but none seemed to be the right size.

And then inspiration hit in the middle of the night - it needed a border. And so the faux stitching was added and "be mine" became the perfect hit. I have always like how Heather Nichols adds the sponged white ink on her cards, so I gave that a try as well.

Hopefully you like the result - it's sort-of a new technique for me.

Card Details:
Paper: SU Kraft, SU Shimmery White, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, SU White, and SU Pink Passion
Stamps: SU So Many Sayings, PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Misc: PTI white Vintage Button, PTI white Button Twine, SU pink organza ribbon, CPE felt heart, Labels One Nestabilities

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Guest Artist

Today I have two cards made by my SD - Kyra.  She has a fantastic eye for design and creates amazing layouts!  Plus, she's super fast.  It takes me like an hour to make a card because I hem and haw - she's a natural :-)

Don't you just love how she did the ribbon around the heart like that!

On this one she made her own patterned paper with a circle stamp - just stamped a few times after one inking.

Card 1 Details:
Paper: SU Soft Sky, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: SU Real Red
Stamps: SU Smorgasborders
Embellishments: Offray Silver Ribbon, more ribbon from my stash
Tools: Cuttlebug Heart Die

Card 2 Details:
Paper: PTI White, Pink unknown, sheet music printed from online
Ink: SU Pretty In Pink (I think)
Stamps: SU Simple Shapes, You're Neat
Embellishments: Offrey silver ribbon, PTI Vintage Button - black, PTI Swiss Dots Ribbon - black, rhinestones from my stash, CPE Felt Heart
Tools: SU Scallop Circle Punch

Friday, January 22, 2010


L.O.V.E., originally uploaded by danselan.
lots of hearts! A long time ago I bought a big stack of patterned paper that I never seem to know what to do with. This one is fun because the hearts have so many different patterns that it made sense to pair them with some more patterns :-)

Card Details:
Paper: SU Rose Romance, SU Taken With Teal, DP from unknown
Ink: SU Markers (Rose Romance, Baroque Burgandy, Taken With Teal, Orchid Opulence)
Stamps: SU So Many Sayings, SU hearts from unknown set (was a hostess gift a long time ago)
Embellishments: Michaels thin white satin ribbon
Tools: SU Word Punch

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Love, originally uploaded by danselan.
I started with the little scallop polka dot embellishment, and built the card around it. I love the combo of textures and shapes in this one :-)

Card Details:
Paper: SU Real Red, Soft Sky DP, Provo Craft Holiday Slab V
Ink: SU Basic Black
Stamps: SU Wonderful Words
Embellishments: CPE Felt Heart, Rhinestones and button from my stash, SU White taffeta ribbon, PTI white button twine
Tools: SU scallop circle punch, Nestabilities Labels I

Saturday, January 16, 2010

All My Love

All My Love, originally uploaded by danselan.
I love these colors for Valentines!

Card Details:
Paper: PTI White, SU Real Red, SU Soft Sky DP, PTI Kraft
Ink: SU Real Red
Stamps: SU So Many Sayings
Embellies: CPE Stick-It Felt Hearts
Tools: SU Scallop border punch and circle scallop punch,SU Photo Corner punch (for tag), Nestabilities Label One, paper piercer, Fiskars Corner Rounder

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Love Bug

Love Bug, originally uploaded by danselan.

Isn't he so sweet with his little heart :-) Have you ever saved something you just "knew" you would use someday? Well the net on this one is from some flowers that were sent to me a long (long) time ago. Perfect for a Valentine's Day Card!

Card Details:
Paper: SU Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: SU Basic Black, Prismacolor Crimson Red
Stamps: SU Olive You
Embellishments: flower net
Tools: Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder, heart die

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Be Mine

DSC_0003, originally uploaded by danselan.

I love this stamp set from SU - "Live Your Dream" but I've never used it until now! I used SU markers to color the flowers and popped the image and sentiment up on a few dimensionals. I hope you like!

Card Details:
Paper: SU Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Afternoon Tea DP
Ink: SU Soft Sky, Cameo Coral marker, Close to Cocoa marker, Garden Green Marker
Stamps: SU Live Your Dream, PTI Ambassador Monogram and Simple Alphabet
Embellishments: SU Soft Sky Stitched Grosgrain
Tools: Fiskars corner rounder, SU ticket punch

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Winter

DSC_0083, originally uploaded by danselan.

I'm a little behind on posting, so two for today! Scroll down to see the second post :-)

I like to make some winter cards that aren't holiday-specific. They are good for thank you notes or just quick hellos :-)

Card Details:
Paper: SU Basic Brown, Soft Sky, PTI Rustic Snowflakes, Cream from Michaels
Stamps: sentiment from PTI Rustic Snowflakes, tree from SU Shapes and Shadows
Other: SU Scallop Punch, bulk satin ribbon

Peace Love Joy

Peace Love Joy card, originally uploaded by danselan.

I love the bright Christmas colors in this card, and the little touch of bling :-)

Card Details:
Paper: PTI New Leaf, Rustic Snowflakes, SU Real Red
Stamps: PTI 2009 Holiday Tag Collection
Ink: SU Real Red
Tools: Nestabilities Labels, Fiskars Corner Rounder
Other: Rhinestones from AC Moore

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Stocking Prints

DSC_0091, originally uploaded by danselan.

This card uses the Stocking Prints set from PTI. Each of the stocking bodies and tops are stamped separately so you can mix and match to your heart's desire :-) I added the "Happy Holidays" sentiment and some buttons for texture. I also made a green version of the same card.

Card Details:
Paper: SU Real Red, Kraft
Ink: SU Wild Wasabi
Stamps: PTO Stocking Prints
Other: New Leaf Buttons from PTI, ticket punch from SU

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Button Ornaments!

I've been wanting to make a card with buttons for ornaments for a while now, so here it finally is! And this was the very first Christmas card I sold this year :-D

Paper: SU Kraft, PTI Scarlet Jewel, New Leaf, and Rustic Snowflakes patterned paper
Stamps: PTI Rustic Snowflakes
Buttons: PTI Scarlet Jewel, New Leaf, and Enchanted Evening
Tools: SU scallop punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Monday, November 23, 2009

Stationary Sets

Stationary sets make great little gives for the women in your life. We all need to have note cards on hand for a quick thank you or note to a friend. Each set has 5 stamped notecards with matching envelopes. The stamps are from PTI's
"Guidelines Two" stamp set. I made four sets, each with different stamps and colors.

Card Details:
Stamps: PTI Guidelines Two
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White cardstock and envelopes
Ink: SU Perfect Plum and Pale Plum, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky, Groovy Guava and Cool Caribbean, Not Quite Navy and Rose Red

Monday, August 3, 2009

Baby Card!

Usually when I make cards I start off with an idea in my head for the layout, but it never ends up the way I originally imagine it.

This one originally what going to have green and blue on the elephant, and no big blue circles behind. I'll have to work on getting the paper to do what I see in my head :-)

Here's a quick look at the inside:

Card Details:
Paper: SU Green Galore and Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Spots and Dots, Bitty Baby Blessings
Tools: SU Circle punches