Monday, June 6, 2011

Last Chance Stamp Sets!

To see the full list of retiring stamps sets, click here!


Throughout the month of June I'll be featuring all of my retiring sets.

First up: Dreams Du Jour!!!

I've always wanted to do justice to this stamp set. You know, the works! Glitter, pearls, water coloring, distressing, embossing, hand trimming, ribbons, bows...YAY!!!

I used:
*Dreams Du Jour stamp set
*Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory card stock
*Black Stayz On
*Stampin' Pastels Blender Pens
*Aqua Painter and Soft Suede re-inker
*Dazzling Diamonds
*Basic Pearls
*Antique Wallpaper impressions folder
*Chantilly Crochet Trim
*Distressing Kit

Paper Scraps Case

I came across a fantastic idea on Andrea Wolford's blog a few weeks ago. such a great idea for paper scraps!
 You can see a great video tutorial with all the measurements here.
The great part of this card is you can make it however want, with whatever you want!

Word Play Graduation

AH! I've had these cards sitting here forever and I totally forgot to blog them. Ooops!
Certain types of cards have rules. Graduation cards definitely have rules! Unless you're making the card for a specific grad and school color combo, stick to lots of brights! Also, stay away from obvious girl or boy stuff like flowers or ships (see below).

So with that in mind, here is my money mailer grad card that can work for anyone. Yay!
I used:
*Word Play
*In Color Designer Paper Pack
* Whisper White, Concord Crush and Poppy Parade Card Stocks
* Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Peach Parade, Pear Pizzazz markers
*Photo Corner Punch

I had soooo much fun making the first one that I tried it again and got this...
which is also a great card BUT not a generic grad card. Its more of  really nice Man-Card because I totally broke the gender rule. Oh well, I like this too!

I used:
*Word Play and The Open Sea stamp sets
*Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake card stocks
*Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy and Early Espresso ink
*Nautical Expeditions Designer Paper
*Baker's Twine (White and Soft Suede)