Showing posts with label Mocha Morning DSP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mocha Morning DSP. Show all posts

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fathers Day Card

Saturday my nephew, Harrison, graduated from Mooresville High School.  The next day he took his first airplane ride!  The family took a vacation to Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas and who knows from there!  I've been following their progress as they post on Facebook.  Isn't modern technology wonderful?!!  At his graduation party, there was more food than any of us could eat and this beautiful cake.  His friend, Sean's grandmother made the cake with both Sean & Harrison's names on it.  I think this friend is the only one who is allowed to call him Harry!  My mom told him that when he was born, Marianne told her she better not ever call him Harry .... his name was Harrison!  That's all any of us have ever called him so imagine our surprise to see Harry on the cake!  It was a yummy cake - one layer, strawberry and the bottom layer, chocolate.

Marianne and Harrison
I have a guest designer today, my sister Marianne.  She made this Father's Day card and asked me to mail it while she was gone.  Isn't it great?  She used the retired DSP, Mocha Morning and several punches.  She ran it through the Big Shot with the dotted embossing folder before adhering it to the front of the card.
Happy Father's Day
Sammie sure missed me while I was gone and has not let me forget it either!  She has certainly come out of myher shell in the past few months since I've had her.  She doesn't like to see me working without giving her attention and makes sure she lays right on the keyboard or the table where I am working for me to pet her.  Or her favorite thing is to bring me one of her many plastic drinking straws that she has scattered all over the house and play with her.  In the picture below, she is looking down at her straw - who will get it .... her or me?
Hanging out on my desk
Here is another place she likes to hang out!  It's pretty scary to me but doesn't seem to bother her.

hanging out on the bannister

Hanging out on my chair

Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Helper and my Monday Mailer card

This is my Monday Mailer that I sent out last week.   I used the Beau Chateau Side Notes to create the card.  The Side Notes are uniquely shaped die-cut tags and accents that quickly add dimension, texture, and journaling to any project. They are heavyweight felt-weave paper and come with 24 total notes.  I ordered them a few months ago and forgot about them.  So, when I was trying to decide what to make for my Monday Mailer, I found these on my desk.  I think they worked great for this card.  What say you? 

Paper:  Pretty In Pink, Mocha Morning DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede
Stamps:  Sincere Salutations, Creative Elements
Accessories:  Beau Chateau Side Notes

It's been a rainy cold day here today.  I don't think the temperature got past 55 degrees!  Pretty unusual for late April but we really needed the rain.  And since I didn't have anything planned for today other than doing the laundry, I could stay in my sweats all day!  I talked to my son and his family earlier in the day and he told me it was about 99 degrees there.  What a difference!  I'll take my 55 degrees any day!

I worked on making a few cards today using some of the retired stamps before it's too late.  While working on my cards, I had a little helper!  Can you spot her in the picture below?
This is a drawer unit that I have in my room.  The top drawer wouldn't stay on the tracks, so I removed it.  Sammie loves to jump into the drawer and go down in the back of the drawers.  Don't know what is back there that is so interesting to her.  She has definitely come out of her shell in the month she has been at my house.

This is her favorite spot though.  She likes to stretch out on my table and nudge my hand away from the mouse and onto her head to scratch her.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

More April Club Cards

I have a couple more of the April Club cards to share with you.  Although my Tuesday group only ended up making the Anti-Bacterial Soap Holder and two of the cards. They took too much time watercoloring!!  I seem to always think they can work faster than they actually do.  But, no matter, the cards will be here next month!  We'll see what Thursday's group gets accomplished.

This is a very pretty white on white card using Kindness Matters (which didn't retire!!)
  •  Cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock:  10” x 4 ¼” AND 4” x 5 ¼”
  •  Emboss smaller white piece with Stripes Embossing Folder and Big Shot
  • Wrap pleated green ribbon around and adhere to white embossed piece
  •  Die cut an oval with Big Shot & Oval Decorative Embossing Folder.  Adhere to card with dimensionals.
  • Stamp “thanks” and one of the butterflies from Kindness Matters onto a white scrap and punch out with large Oval Punch.  Adhere to the embossed oval with dimensional. 
  •  Stamp butterfly on scrap of white with Pear & Pacific Point markers and cut out. Adhere to card with dimensional.
  •  Make a bow using Seam Binding Ribbon and glue to side of card.
  • Punch small flower and glue to top of bow.  Adhere a small pearl in center of flower.

This great card uses two of my favorites - the stamp set, Field Flowers and two-step stamping.

  • Very Vanilla cardstock:   10” x 4 ¼”  and 2 ½” x 4”
  • Black cardstock:  2 ¾” x 4 ¼”
  • Mocha Morning DSP – 4” x 5”
  • Adhere DSP to Vanilla card.
  • Adhere small Vanilla piece to Black cardstock.
  •  Stamp leaves & stems from Field Flowers onto Vanilla card stock with Early Espresso ink..
  • Insert brad in lower corner. Adhere matted vanilla piece to the DSP & card.
  • Stamp flowers onto scrap Vanilla – use Crumb Cake ink for the solid flower & Espresso ink to the other flower (two step stamping).
  •  Cut flowers out and adhere to card using Dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment onto Vanilla & punch out with large Oval Punch
  • Punch  Designer Label in black.    Mount Oval onto Black label.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

More Mocha Morning

Here's another card I made Saturday using the Mocha Morning DSP .... love it!!  I also used one of the stamps that you can get for FREE from Sale-a-bration - Elementary Elegance.

I started with a vanilla card and adhered a 3" x 4 1/4" strip of DSP across it.  On the top and bottom of the DSP, I used the Lace Ribbon Border punch in black to peek out.  I also did the border punch in black across the middle of the DSP and adhered a small strip of another piece of Mocha Morning DSP in the middle of it.  I stamped the frame from Elementary Elegance and embossed it in gold.  I used the coordinating punch, Curly Label to punch a piece of vanilla for inside the frame.  I used my Bow Maker to tie a pretty little black satin bow and adhered it in the corner of the frame.  The flower is the "piece de resistance"!  For Christmas Marianne gave me a Cuttlebug Quilled Daisy Kit.  That is what I used to make the flower, using the Mocha Morning DSP.  Wish you could see in in real life ... it is so cool!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Craft Project Central Sketch #7

I had fun today creating several cards using the Sale-a-Bration stamps. To create this card, I used the sketch found at Craft Project Central.  One of my fellow NC demos (Regina) posted her card this morning in an e-mail so I decided to check out the site.  I love this sketch - very easy.  Most of the time, if you have a sketch, the rest of the card just falls into place.  I also wanted to use some of the Mocha Morning DSP.  The piece I used is flocked and so pretty up close.  It is such a rich, gorgeous paper and worked great for this card.  What do you think?

A close up of the flower - I stamped the flower twice, cut them out and layered them.
I used the new Labels Framelits (from SU mini Catalog) and the Big Shot for the black label.  I put Versamark ink around the edges and then poured gold embossing powder on them and heated it with the heat gun.  Love the effect!  The flower is also embossed with gold.  I stamped the flower twice and cut it out - layering the 2 pieces with dimensionals.

Stampin' Up products used for this card are:
  • Very Vanilla, Basic Black cardstock; Mocha Morning DSP
  • Creative Elements stamp
  • Black grosgrain ribbon, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Labels Framelets (from mini catty)
  • Versamark Ink
  • Rhinestone (in center of flower), Dimensionals
Have a great weekend!