Saturday, December 13, 2008

Balloons and Dots!

Hello all!!

I absolutely loooove how this card turned out :-) It seemed like it was going to be a bit plane - I'm not used to using white as my card base - but I love the way it came together.

The balloons are embossed in black and colored with SU! markers to match the polka dots in the designer paper. Hope you like!

Stamps: SU Birthday Best and Short and Sweet
Paper: SU Whisper white, Ballet Blue, assorted patterned paper
Other: SU word punch, SU black embossing powder
Card # 3

Friday, December 12, 2008

Birthday Thank Yous

I made these cards as birthday thank you notes for a co-worker of mine. He had thrown a surprise party for his wife, and knew that she would want to send out thank you's to the guests - how cool is that!

I stamped the present image in the same color ink as the main card, and then colored them with the coordinating color to bring out the presents. Even though I like how all of these turned out, I particularly like the Ruby Red version here, because it's a color combo I haven't tried before. Plus I really liked how the coloring turned out. I used a blender pen with the Groovy Guava Ink from Stampin' Up for a fun water-coloring effect.

Here is the sentiment inside the card, using the "thank you" from the Short and Sweet set from SU. Once I change the sentiment, it would be great for a regular birthday card as well!

Stamps: Something to Celebrate (SU, retired 2006), Short and Sweet (Inside sentiment)
Paper: SU Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, and assorted DP from Michaels.
Ink: SU Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant, Ballet Blue classic ink, and SU markers in Pale Plum and Green Galore
Other: Ticket punch from SU, blender pen
Card # 13,
Card # 14, Card # 15

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Swirly Birthday

This is a simple but really fun birthday card I made to have on hand. I love the texture you get from the embossed swirls. I used red and blue here because I wanted something that would work for both guys and gals, but I think it would look great in other colors as well.

Here's the inside of the card:

Card Details:
Stamps: SU Birthday Best and Happy Everything
Paper: Red and Blue
Other: Red ribbon, Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder
Card # 2

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cute Birthday

These are fun little birthday cards using the "You're Neat" stamp set from Stampin' Up. They we're actually really fun to color. The inside says "Happy Birthday" I made a set of four of these - I think they'd be great for the little ones!

Card Details:
Stamps: You're Neat, Warmest Regards - SU
Paper: SU Soft Sky, Pretty in Pink, pink polka dots from Michaels
Accessories: Soft Sky double stitched ribbon SU
Tools: Corner Rounder
Card # 6

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hello World

So this is my first post, and I thought I would share a couple of Christmas Cards I made recently. I hope you enjoy!

Images are all Stampin' Up!
Left Card:
Cardstock: Kraft, Real Red, and Soft Sky DP
Embellishments: Ribbon from Michaels

Right Card:
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Real Red, Christmas Pack from Michaels (I'll have to find out the brand!)
Embellishments: Ribbon from Michaels

Here's a bit of a different view as well. It's easier to see the penguin is popped up on dimensionals, and the soft sky shadow for the snowflake on the left:

Card # 4, Card # 5