Friday, April 29, 2011

Sneak Peak - Elementary Build a Wheels

I had a lot of fun making this scrapbook page. The letters are cut with the Simple Alphabet and textured with the square lattice embossing folder. I also punched out the stars and textured them. I used the spiral punch for the border beside the class picture. And, finally, I loved using the new build a wheels: Elementary Alphabet, For Teacher, School Colors. I also used the Tasteful Trim die for the blue borders. Colors used include: Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Yellow, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Flower Fest Sneak Peak

One of my favorite new stamp sets from the Summer Mini is the Flower Fest stamp set. I love it because it is so stinking cute...and you can punch out all of the images with SU punches (except the leaves). How easy is that! I "cased" this card from Lisa Young. Thanks for your inspiration! I used Beyond the Garden DSP and the fabulous new embossing powders SU is offering in the new Summer Mini. I used the water color crayons and aqua painters to brush my color inside the images. This card looks like it took a long time to make, but actually it was pretty fast. Remember...I simply punched out most of my images! Enjoy!

Fabulous Florets Sneak Peak

Here is another card featuring a new stamp set from Summer Mini catalog. It is called Fabulous Florets. I used the new Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi embossing powder on my flowers. Sentiment is from the new Happy Greetings stamp set. Other products used include: Extra Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Beyond the Garden DSP and white ribbon. Enjoy! (This card was "cased" from Whitney Richardson...thanks for your inspiration!)

Flower Fest Sneak Peak

Here is another sneak peak from the new Summer Mini catalog. This card features the stamp set Flower Fest along with the new Tangerine Tango embossing powder. The large flower coordinates with the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch. I also used a sentiment from the new stamp set Happy Greetings. The new Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper was used. Itty Bitty Punch Pack was used to punch out the tiny flowers accented with a small pearl. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pretty Postage and Postage Stamp Punch sneak peak

Here is another version of a card I made earlier using the new Pretty Postage stamp set, postage stamp punch, Word Play stamp set, Beyond the Garden DSP. Enjoy!

Graduation Card using Word Play and The Open Sea

The stamp set Word Play is one of my favs from the big catalog because it has so many sentiments that work for a wide variety of occasions and is wonderful for scrapbooking! I also used a stamp set The Open Sea from the upcoming Summer Mini which will be available May 1st. I embossed the gray. This card can be easily changed to suit any graduation colors by changing the ribbon. Enjoy!

Pretty Postage and Postage Stamp Punch sneak peak

This card features three new sneak peak products from the Summer Mini: Pretty Postage stamp set, Postage Stamp Punch and Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper. The sentiment is from the stamp set Word Play. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Triple Layer Punches and Happy Greeetings!

The new Summer Mini begins May 1st and I can't wait for it! There are so many new fun products in it. If you would like a copy, email me and I will send you one. This card features the new triple layer doily and triple layer blossom bouquet punches. You can create coordinated punch images with just one punch! One punch body gives many possibilities and saves storage space! This card also features a sentiment from the new Happy Greetings stamp set. I also used the new postage stamp punch on this card too! Enjoy!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Greeting Card Kids Teacher Retirement Card

The Greeting Card Kids stamp set is absolutely one of my favorites from the big catalog. I just love the kids! I used it for a teacher retirement card. Also used the Smarty Pants stamp set, Love Note Designer Series Paper, Scallop Border Punch, blender pens, real red, more mustard, basic black, basic grey, early espresso inks, Stampin' Up buttons and our wonderful crochet trim ribbon. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sneak Peak - Flower Garden embossing folder

I did a little experimenting last night with some new upcoming products from the Summer Mini catalog which starts May 1st. I used the Flower Garden textured embossing folder on white cardstock and then sponged the flowers on the first card. On the second card I used markers to color the flowers. I embossed the flowers were white...then added my color to them. On both cards I used the new triple layer punches for my borders. The first card uses the doily punch and the second one uses the blossom bouquet punch. The sentiment is from the new Fabulous Florets stamp set. Enjoy and keep watching for more sneak peaks soon!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Summer Mini Sneak Peak - Triple Layer Punches

Here are three cards made with new upcoming products from Stampin' Up. The new triple layer punches look to be very popular. They are so simple to use, simply move the easy to use front lever to the image you'd like and punch! Three images in one body saves space! One punch is a makes 3 flower shapes, the other one makes doily shapes. I also used the Bold Blossom stamp set which is featured in the Occasions Min and will be carried over to the Summer Mini. The new paper Beyond the Garden was used along with the new Flower Garden textured embossing folder. The sentiments come from the new stamp set Happy Greetings. I also used the itty bitty punch pack and glimmer brads and pearls. Can't wait for the Summer Mini release May 1st. Enjoy! ( P.S. The turquoise polka dot blue paper comes from the brights patterns designer series pack from the big catalog.)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Graduation Card - Sneak Peak Happy Greetings!

I decided it was time to come up with some ideas for graduation cards. Here is a fun simple card made with the owl, star and decorative label punch. The star and background are embossed with the square lattice folder. I used our wonderful striped ribbon and a new stamp from the new upcoming stamp set, "Happy Greetings" which will be available in the new Summer Mini Catalog May 1st. Enjoy!