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

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I made this card a while back for my sis-in-law's birthday - it was my first time using my nestabilities, which I totally love and need to use more often. The stamp is from The Cats Pajamas - Lighting Cupcake. I love those cute little penguins!!!! You'll definitely see them again :-)

Card Details:
Stamps: Lighting Cupcake - TCP

Paper: SU Cream, Ballet Blue, So Saffron, unknown PP from Roberts
Tools: SU brads, Nestabilities
Card # 12

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sympathy Card

I wanted to make something fairly simple and elegant with these cards.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Made a couple of Mother's Day Cards.  These are both in the same theme of using black flowers on a color background.  I like the crisp look this gives.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Birthday Card with Sewing

I sewed around the edges of the three panels - very fun!  The flower is from SU!, and the sentiment from PTI - Out of the Box Sentiments.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Two More Valentines

I have two more valentines cards for you today. This first one is fairly simple. I think red, white, and gray make a great classic valentine combo :-)

Card Details:
Stamps: Greeting for all Seasons, Wonderful Words
- SU
Paper: SU Real Red, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Card # 31

This second card uses a fun little technique thatI haven't used before. I used my Scorpal to score three little lines near the bottom, just above the sentiment. It's a little hard to see in the picture, but I liked the way it turned out.

Card Details:

Stamps: Alwa
ys - SU
Paper: SU Going Gray, Basic Gray, pink from unknown
Tools: SU organdy ribbon, Word Window punch
Card # 30

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine - Love

I made a few varieties of this card - all say "love" but some have birds, some have hearts, and the card bases vary - soft sky, teal, and grey.

Card Details:
Stamps: Alwa
ys, Wonderful Words - SU
Paper: SU Real Red, Soft Sky, Soft Sky DP, Basic Grey, Taken with Teal, Whisper White
Tools: SU clear embossing powder, SU organdy ribbon
Card # 9

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Apricot is for Girls!

So I originally made this card for a male friend of ours, but my husband informs me that "apricot" is not a male color. I, however, love this color combination - Apricot Appeal and Real Red from Stampin' Up. This card will therefore be going to some other lucky person :-) The stamps are from the Papertrey - Out of the Box set. I'm relatively new to Papertrey stamps, and I really like them! This particular set has so many different images that work together really well. The sentiments just seem to fit right in - it's almost like they planned it that way! ;-)

I'm also trying to make the insides of my cards more interesting so I stamped the present a few times along the bottom. In the picture you can also see the gift tag I've included with the card.

Card Details:
Stamps: Out of the Box - PTI
Paper: SU Apricot Appeal, Real Red, Whisper White
Tools: scallop punch from SU
Card # 19

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

So this is the card that I made for my niece's 1st birthday. I used a sketch challenge from a few months back, but can't remember which one. Hope you enjoy!

Card Details:
Stamps: Birthday Best - SU
Paper: SU Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Floral paper from Matchmakers
Tools: scallop and circle punches from SU
Card # 18

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Olive You!

Hello out there! I just love everything punny, so when I saw this set from SU, I knew it was for me! I really like paper piercing, but I always seem to forget about it when I put the card together. I like how it puts just the right finishing touch on the card. I stamped the olive image again in a couple of circle punches for the inside.

Card Details:
Stamps: Olive You - SU
Paper: SU Old Olive, Whisper White, Old Olive DP
Tools: Paper peircing mats from SU
Card # 7

Saturday, January 17, 2009

No Stamping Valentine

I made this card based on the Saturday sketch challenge here - mytimess20. This is my first challenge, and it was really fun. I definitely deviated from the sketch, but I love how this turned out!

There isn't any stamping on the outside of the card, although I did stamp "forever" on the inside from the SU set, "Wonderful Words II". It's a little hard to tell in the picture, but the square of patterned paper in the center is all embossed. It was actually pat of a sample wedding invitation, and came that way!

Card Details:

Stamps: Wonderful Words II - SU
Paper: SU Kraft, Soft Sky DP, Wedding invite
Accessories: SU Linen thread, SU clear buttons, red buttons
Tools: Heart die from Cuttlebug
Card # 22

Friday, January 16, 2009

Congratulations Baby!

One of my friends recently found you she was pregnant, so I made this card for her.

I used the triangle pocket card idea that came from a tutorial on Splitcoast here. I didn't follow the tutorial because I couldn't find it at the time, but I wish I had! Mine took way more measuring and time than I had hoped! I really like the results though, and I hope that she liked it!

The inside has a little card that slips in that says Congratulations, as well as another giraffe. When you flip it over, there's a piece of vanilla cardstock to write your note on, and the corners are stamped to match the patterned paper from the outside pocket.

Card Details:
Stamps: Wild About You, Warmest Regards - SU
Paper: SU vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Apricot Apeal, DP from spring '08 mini
Accessories: twill tape SU
Tools: tag punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, scallop circle punch, oval Coluzzle
Card # 21