Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi all! Sorry I haven't posted for a while. Life has been insanely busy, and I haven't stamped in about 2 weeks! I'm hoping to get a little breathing space soon. It sounds crazy, but I might get more stamping done when I'm traveling in December.
Hope you all have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Not my usual Christmas card

This card combines this week's demonstratable card challenge (create a Christmas card that's not your usual style) and this month's WICKED color combination (Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise). I was inspired to do this by my friend Sarah who mentioned using the color combo for Christmas cards. It's definitely not my usual style, but I like it!
Stamps: Contempo Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Hostess Level 1 DSP
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Temping Turquoise
Accessories: ticket corner punch, Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon

Happy Stamping!
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Punch Art Poinsettia

This card is a CASE of a card I saw on Dawn Olchefske's blog.  It's a poinsettia made from the bird punch!  The main parts of the flower and leaves are the bird's body, and the top part of the flower is made from the wings.  The centers are punched with the retired 1/4" circle punch.  I don't think I did a great job on spacing the petals, but I love this flower!
For the sentiment, I got the idea of lengthening the decorative label punch from LeeAnn Greff's blog.  Her measurements didn't work for me though; I had to make mine smaller (unless of course I wrote down her measurements wrong).  The white part is 1 1/4" wide, and the Cherry Cobbler piece is 1 3/8"  You turn the punch upside down and slide one end of your cardstock into the punch from the center so that you only punch one end.  She had a great tip to stamp your image after the first punch so you know exactly where to punch the other end.  Her other great tip is to punch one end of the red piece then adhere the white piece to it before punching the other end.
P.S.  I had this scheduled to post yesterday, and it didn't for some reason.  Sorry for the delay!
Supplies: Stamps: Contempo Christmas; Paper: Shimmery White, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; Accessories: bird punch, decorative label punch, 1/4" circle punch, sponge, cherry cobbler seam binding Happy stamping!

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