Monday, December 31, 2012

Paul's birthday card

I made this birthday card for my brother-in-law Paul.  His birthday is today!  I had several goals in mind with this card, and I think I met them all!  First, all of the cardstock I used was scrap.  No full sheets were cut here!  Even the DSP wasn't a full sheet!  Second, I used a neglected stamp set, Pretty Postage.  Third, I used my new borders insert for my Simply Scored board.
Card details: The card base is Whisper White 8 X 5 1/4 mounted onto a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of Basic Gray.  The DSP is Twitterpated.  I stamped the image in Cherry Cobbler then punched it out with the postage stamp punch.  The squares are 1 3/8 (Certainly Celery), 1 1/2 (Basic Gray), and 1 7/8 (Island Indigo).
Happy Stamping!
Jana Signature

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas card

This is one of the Christmas cards we'll be sending out this year.  The card base is Very Vanilla 8 X 5 1/4 attached to a 1/4 sheet of Cherry Cobbler.  The Be of Good Cheer DSP layer is 3 3/4 X 5.  I punched out the ornament shape and then traced the hole onto the card front.  This gave me the area to cover with sticky strip or sticky circles and then last year's velvet ribbon.  I popped the DSP up with dimensionals and tied on some Gumball Green ribbon.  I added a second ornament punched from Champagne glimmer paper.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Friday, December 14, 2012

300 items added to the Clearance Rack

300 items have been added to the Clearance Rack!  For the first time ever, stamp sets are available!  There's also lots of ribbon, old style ink pads and accessories.  Happy shopping!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Alyssa's birthday card--NEW STUFF!

I got my Occasions catalog preorder last week, so I had to make a card using my new stuff right?  Even though I haven't finished my Christmas cards, sigh!
This technique is called triple time stamping.  You adhere 3 graduated laters together, stamp on them and then separate them with mats.  (I got the measurements from Dawn Olchefske's blog.  The DSP pieces are 2 X 3 1/4, 3 X 4 1/4, and 4 X 5 1/4.  The 2 mats are 2 1/4 X 3 1/2 and 3 1/4 X 4 1/2.)
I used 3 new things on this card.  The stamp set is called Secret Garden, and it has framelits that cut out the shapes!  I haven't had a new flower set in a long time!  The button is from Sale-A-Bration, and I got the color combo from the SAB DSP even though I didn't use the DSP itself on this card.  The colors I used are Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature