Thursday, February 18, 2010

Beautiful Butterfly Gift Kit!!!

Yay! I finally got it all put together! This kit includes an adorable box, 6 cards (2 each of 3 different designs) and envelopes. All pre-cut and stamped and all for $10!!!

It comes with either "Happy Birthday" sayings or "Thank You" depending on what you prefer.

I plan on making one of each of these for myself, for my mom...and maybe a few more for Grandma, Mother-in-law, friends...etc. It makes a great gift for others AND a great gift for yourself.

And at only $10, totally afordable too!

Did I mention it's already stamped and cut so all you need to do is assemble it?

I know it's hard to schedule time for a class that works for everyone, so this solves all of that because there is no class! Just order your kits, I'll deliver or mail them to you (depending on where you live) and you assemble them while watching Pride and Prejudice after the kids go to bed (Ok, maybe that's just me) and voila! You have all your gifts made for upcoming birthdays, Mother's day...etc.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Elizabeth's Valentine

I was really going for feminine and lacey on this card for my very best friend. Its not a normal style for me and I think it might be better with some distressing. I'll have to try it again. Hmmm. But I do love the lacey look of the scallop edge punch.

I used an Aqua Painter and ink to color the rose and then trimmed it and popped it with some dimensionals. For the words, I printed a saying on cardstock because I didn't have a stamp that said exactly what I wanted "Are we not like two volumes of one book?"

The next thing for me to do is make some Jane Austen inspired cards. What would she send her friends if she were here today?

I used:
* Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set
*Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke card stock and Basic black ink
*Regal Rose ink and Aqua Painter
*Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
*Little Leaves Sizzlits die
*Scallop Edge Punch

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mom's Valentine

I liked this card so much I decided to make it in three different color layouts. This was the first, which I loved but I felt a little weird about the black hearts...

So I made it with pink and red instead. This is the one I sent my Muti (Mom) because for some reason it just seemed like the right one for her.

And then I made this on in pinks. Maybe its because I have a baby girl, but I think it turned out looking more like a baby card than a Valentine. Oh well, cute baby card right?

I used:
*You and Moi stamp set
* (Melon Mambo, Basic black and Whisper White) (Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White) (Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White)
* Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder
*Small Heart, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Scallop Circle Punches

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Grandma's Valentine

This afternoon's card is for my Mother-in-Law. I saw this great card and then got the idea to do it all in blues. I still like her's a bit better we are.

And the inside
I used:
* I {heart} hearts and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
*Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White and Lovely Lilac
*Texurz Plates, White Satin Ribbon

Isaac's Valentine

So, I was trying to make a Valentine appropriate for my button collecting nephew and I had a hard time because while I buy a lot of buttons, I hardly ever use them. I just can't seem to want to part with them. Same with colored brads. Am I the only one that does this?
I'm not sure this card came out particularly boyish but I really like every thing about it anyway. Also, it was very easy to create which is always nice.
All I needed were some scraps of designer paper, a couple of punches, a button and some linen thread. I thouht the red heart would like to be popped so I backed it with some card stock and used a couple stampin' dimensionals and voila...done.

I wasn't sure if I like the white card stock so I made another just like it on kraft. I'm still not sure which one I like better.

I found inspiration for this card from Barb Mann.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thinking of Beautiful Wings

I made htis card for a friend who's been a bit under the weather. I've been wanting to try it for a while now and I was amazing with how fast it was. The hardest part was deciding in what order the butterflies should go. I went with ROYGBIV, except I'm missing a couple. What color is indigo anyway?
I used:
*Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
* Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry
*Beutiful Wings Embosslit Die

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kaitlyn's Valentine and PPA 28

I made this card for my favorite little neice who is 3 years old, but with very sophisticated tastes. Also, she loves pink. When I saw the colors for the PPA challenge I thought Yay! a perfect fit!
I used:
*I {Heart} Hearts and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
*Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Basic Black
*1 3/4" circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch
*Texturz Plates and 1/4" White Grosgrain ribbon

Butterflies and Polka Dots

This is the card we made at club last week. I got the idea from Julie Davidson's lovely blog here:
I LOVE the new butterfly stuff in the Occasions Mini catalog, and you cn count on me using it all a lot more throughout the spring.
The polka dotted butterfly uses the Butterfly Accent stamp as well as the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp AND the "Kissing" technique. If you haven't tried it, you should because its soooo much fun.
I used:
*Butterfly Accent, Dot, Dot, Dot, and A Littel birthday Cheer stamps
*Melon Mambo, So Saffron and Whisper White
*Beautiful Wings Embosslits die (so cute)
*Circle Scissors Plus

After making the card above I got to work on some scrapbook pages from last March. I used all the same techniques and products, just in different layouts. I'm really not much of a scrapbooker so this was a struggle for me. The only reason I got 3 whole pages done is I didn't like the first two I made so I had to keep going. Can you tell which ones I didn't like?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cute Condoms?

Let me start by saying that if you do not find condoms to be funny, you should probably stop reading this.

Anyone still there? No? Well, that may be for the best anyway...

So, I was talking with my sister the other day about how it can be difficult to make cute cards for husbands because they don't really care about cute. Then we got to joking about what all men really want (from their wives) for Valentine's Day. Here's what I came up with. Cute AND appealing to men!
Cute? Maybe.
Funny? I think so.
Tacky? Definately!
I hope someone invites me to a bridal shower soon. Just think what else I could wrap up cute AND be totally embarrasing at the same time. Heh heh!
And honestly, what was that phrase supposed to refer to?

Ok, this one might be crossing the line, but I was really on a roll. Also, aren't we all glad I had the classy gold foil kind? That gets some points right?
This next one is a bit more subtle. Can you guess what's inside?

You know this is the perfect way to get your hubby to finally be ok with the amount of money you spend on Stampin' Up! Products.

Maybe he'll want you to spend some more...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine Exchange!!!

Last night was stamp club and I thought it would be fun for us to exchange Valentine's with each other since most of us probably have not done that since gradeschool. It was so much fun!!! I just love seeing what everyone made!

By Wendie

By Ashley

By Lori

By Linda

By Michelle

By Michelle

By Janalyn

By Donna

By Becky

By Natalie T.

And here's what I made for everyone.

Thanks ladies for a great evening!!!