Today I'm sharing Card II from our Christmas Card Stamp camp - this one was Heidi's design. She used the "Evergreen" set that's on the current carry-over list from Stampin' Up! She did it all in gray tones - which is great now with our new "Smokey Slate" color. But then, of course, because it was Christmas - she add the gem and silver glitter paper for that holiday sparkle.
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Sunday, June 30, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Today I want to share the first of two Christmas Cards we made at this month's Christmas Card class. Since there are currently not a log of Christmas sets available - I had to get creative - so I used our new Mosaic Madness set and punch to create ornaments. Not an original idea - I've seen many samples of cards similar on Pinterest - but this is my creation.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Okay - here we go - card number 3. This card is very simple - but I really, really like it. Recently I have gone through so many sympathy cards - not a good thing. And I hate making sympathy cards when I need them, so it was time to make some while I didn't need them, and this is the card I came up with. It uses the new Hostess set "Simply Sketched" stamped in Stazon black, sponged with our amazing new color Crisp Cantaloupe and watercolored with touches of Pistachio Pudding.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Here is the second card we made at our Cards Stamp Camp this month. It uses several new products- the new cardstock color Strawberry Slush. The new DSP Quatrafancy Specialty. New stamp sets "Label Love" and "Express Yourself" and a couple of my very favs - the new Artisan Label punch and our amazing new "Candy Dots".
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Oh my - I LOVE our new catalog. At my last cards camp we used tons of new product to make our cards. Here is my fav from the night - it uses our new colors Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, and Pistachio Pudding; our "Modern Mosaic" embossing folder. It uses the new sets - "Mosaic Madness" and one of the verses from "Million and One" - also, our wonderful new Ruffle stretch trim - in Pistachio Pudding.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Just wanted to share the two very simple cards I made for Father's Day for my husband and my son-in-law. I saw a similar card on Pinterest and love the masculine simplicity of it. You just take a white card base, and cut down a slit about 1/2-3/4" long, straight down from the top. Then fold the two sides down at an angle to make the collar. I made it a little asymmetrical for character - it's how the one was that I saw and I liked that look.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Today I want to honor three amazing men on this special day. First my father Basil (Jerry) - he passed away when I was just 20 years old and 35 years later I still miss him. This picture was from my brother's wedding just months before Dad's death - and you can see he looks frail - but he was such a great Dad. Miss you Daddy.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Last week I took my three student workers out for lunch to thank them for all their hard work this past semester. We had a really nice lunch at Mimi's restaurant and then I gave them each a little gift. I had made these three note holders for on their desks. It's a little wooden crate covered with DSP.
Friday, June 14, 2013
As promised today I'm back with the rest of the FREE make and take projects we made at our Open House. These were for everyone to do. First this adorable tag made with these NEW products - Epic Day DSP, Pool Party CS, Smoky Slate Stamp Pad and the Hello, Lovely stamp set. So cute.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
We had our annual New Catalog Open House and retired merchandise sale and had so much fun. Here are ladies checking out the cards for sale; and stamping one of our FREE make and takes.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Last post I shared about Paisley's pool party - so today I wanted to share the cute little flip-flop card I made for her. I made a template from a child's flip-flop then cut out the card on white cardstock leaving it attached at two spots on the left. Then I cut out a layer of the green striped DSP and punched holes to slip the ribbon in and adhere underneath, and then I adhered the entire layer to the top of the card. Finally I punched out a flower, secured with a brad and added to the flip flop. I really like how it turned out.
What a great day - celebrating a great girl!! ~Gramma Maureen
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I just really can't believe that my first grand-daughter, Paisley, is now 10. How I remember the first time I held her in my arms - talk about LOVE at first sight. She changed my life from that moment on. So for her 10th birthday she had a pool party - look how much fun they had. That's her in the pink goggles.
Stop back soon to see the card I made her. ~Gramma Maureen
Monday, June 10, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
As you may have seen in a past posts I am offering a Paper Pumpkin class each month for all of my Paper Pumpkin members for just $5.00. It is a fun and relaxing class with a FREE crop for them afterwards. Last month my crew got there first subscription kit. Each class we make one part of the kit as it is originally intended. We make it following the directions as Stampin' Up! sends it. Then we step it up a notch with other projects, and here is what we came up with!
This box is made from a card base. We scored one side in an inch from the center score line, and then each long side in an inch, trimmed, folded and a perfect box for tea, note cards or some candy! Next we wrapped up a few chocolate bars with the DSP, added a tag and another cute little gift.
Here are the two cards we made with the remainder of the kit.
Both pretty clean and simple, but we changed up the color a bit.
Want to know more - check out www.mypaperpumpkin.com and sign up for your monthly delivery by the 10th of the month! Then plan to join us an CREATE!! Be sure to pick me as your demonstrator. Thanks for stopping by! ~Maureen