Showing posts with label Word Bubblets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Word Bubblets. Show all posts

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stamp Club Cards

This week was Stamp Club and we had fun making a gift card holder (thanks to Allison!) and three cards using stamps and bundles from the Occasions Catalog.  I had a lot of DSP to use before it retires.

This is a Gift Card holder.  The gift card slides in behind the stars.  It is super easy to make using SU's note cards.  You get 20 notecards and envelopes for $5.95!!  What a deal!  Think of how many of these you could do at Christmas.  This is another great use for the Envelope Punch Board.  I used Retro Fresh DSP for the card...  The Tangerine Tango star (Perfect Pennents) is hand cut and the two gold paper stars are punched using a retired SU Star Punch.  We also used the DSP to make a liner for the envelope.  "Woo Hoo" is from Just Sayin' bundle (stamps and framelits).  To make the Gift Card Holder, cut away 1 3/4" from the front of the note card.  Make the file folder tab using the Envelope Punch Board.  Decorate.  Use Red Line tape for the sides.

This card will be my mom's Mother's Day card.  I used Afternoon Picnic DSP on the card.  The card and the Arrows embossed piece are Very Vanilla.  I used the Banners framelits to cut out the large and smaller banners.  The little flags are punched with the Flag punch from Sale-a-bration but it will in the new catalog this summer.  I used the Itty Bitty punches for the little flowers.  I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of DSP.  I also used a scrap of DSP for the top of the Vanilla banner.  Everything is popped up with dimensionals.  The pearls are some non-SU ones that I had in my stash.

 The card above is the one we made in club but I also stamped the one below as a sample.  This is a technique I hadn't done before called Telescoping.  I found it on Splitcoast and it is so easy!!  I stamped "Oh Happy Day" in Smoky Slate twice onto white card stock.  Then use the Sunburst framelits - from one stamped image cut the largest and smallest circle.  On the second stamped image, cut out the middle image. Then you just put them together like a puzzle.  The DSP is from the Watercolor pack.  There are so many pretty pieces of paper in this pack of paper!  The three smaller circles are stamped and cut out with the framelits.  The "celebrate" is back with a scallop circle punch.

On the card above, it is hard to tell but I stamped the one circle in Tangerine Tango and the second one is Calypso Coral.  It was not enough of a contrast.  Next time I think I'd like to try to totally different colors.

The final card was the Just Saying' Rainbow card (bundle).  You can check out the other ones I have done and the information HERE.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Word Bubble Rainbow Love

Welcome to spring!  Yesterday and today were beautiful days!!  I'm loving it so far.  The weather man is calling for rain on Friday and Monday and the temps to drop next week - highs only in 60s.  So guess I'll enjoy it while I can!!

The beautiful sunshine prompted me to create a bright and cheery card.  In fact, I loved it so much, I could't stop and made 3 cards using the same theme.  I may be doing this one in club this month.  We'll see!

I used the Word Bubbles Framelits and the Just Sayin' stamp set.  They can both be purchased as a bundle from the Occasions catalog for $37.25 (clear) and $43.95 (wood).  This set did not grab me when I first got the catalog but I have really used them a lot.  Check out my "rainbow" cards using the framelits and stamp:

Here are some great ideas that were shared in January on Stampin' Up's corporate blog:  Check it out HERE.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Club Cards #1

This week is Stamp Club. You can tell from looking at the cards I designed that I am ready for SPRING!! This has been the winter that will never end all over the country.  Monday and Tuesday was bitter cold here - never got out of the 30s either day.  Today wasn't so bad - It did get up into the mid 50s and I only had to wear a sweater when I went outside.  But tomorrow - the first day of spring - the predicted high is supposed to be 66 and Friday in the 70's!!  I'm more than ready.

My club cards are not only spring based but also use a lot of Sale-a-bration items.  This is the final month that you can get these items FREE - or for that matter, get the items at all.  After March 31, they will be gone (except for the Banner Punch.)

This card is one I CASE'd from Monica Gale, a UK demo.  I used the Deco Labels framelit for the opening. The banners are from the Sale-a-bration set, Banner Blast (love it!!) and punched out with the coordinating punch which will be in the 2014-15 SU catalog,   I used a couple of other Sale-a-bration items too - the Decorative Dots embossing folder and the Summer Starfruit twine which I love.  The sentiment is from the Happy Watercolor stamp set.

This is a fun card (above) similar to the one we made last week at Allison's.  I used Soft Suede cardstock cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2.  Fold it over without creasing and slide it into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, center and punch.  Next score at 4 1/4" from one side.  Cut away the pieces on either side of the scallops and crease one of the scallops - on the larger side.  Decorate as desired.  One interesting thing I did on this card is to stamp on the ribbon.  I used the Petite Petals stamp and Word Bubbles Bundle on the card.

Tomorrow is my eye doctor appointment.  I'm anxious to see what my vision is.  I'm starting to think I miss my old bifocals!  I've been wearing readers that I bought at Michaels for close up.  But taking them on and off constantly is a pain!!  Guess I'll get it figured out soon enough.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get whatever crud my husband has.  We think it is the flu even though he had his flu shot.  He said he can't remember ever feeling this bad before.  I better not get it!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Swap Cards

I have a few more swap cards that I got at Allison's Monday night.

Nancy's Card
 This card uses the Banners Framelits and the Word Bubble bundle - framelit and stamp.  I love the Word Bubbles!!  I love the colors Nancy used for this card - so bright and cheery.

Allison's Card
Allison used a technique that I haven't tried yet.  The lattice on the side of the card is used with the Chevron Border Punch.  I have seen some videos with this technique but just haven't gotten around to doing it yet.  You punch 2 strips with the Chevron Punch and then weave them together.  I'll do it soon and take pictures - I promise!

Kathryn's Card
I am also in love with the Happy Watercolor stamp and DSP!!  There's so much you can do.  This card uses that great "blob" from the watercolor stamp set.  The flowers are punched with the Petite Petals Punch.  There are a few sequins (from Occasions catalog) and the Watercolor washi tape!  Love it!

So most of the cards are spring like.  Are you ready for spring?  I know I am!  We had another cold front move in yesterday and the high today was about 45.  It was almost 80 degrees on Tuesday!!!

My eye has been doing good the past two days.  I need my readers (from Michaels for $3!) to see close up.  But now I have another problem.  I discovered blood in my urine Wednesday night.  So I went to my doctor today and gave a speciman.  They went ahead and put me on an antibiotic until they can get the results back from the lab which probably won't be until Monday.  Grrr!!  I don't feel bad which is a good thing.  Thing good thoughts for me.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Swap Cards

Marianne and I have been busy making plans for the NC Quarterly.  It's going to be a good one!  If you live in NC, you might want to join us - just saying!  It's April 4 & 5 and only $20.  So if you are interested, let me know.

Monday I went to Allison's demo meeting.  Allison had some really cute projects for us to do and surprised us all with a really cute frame that she had made for us using her Silhouette Cameo.  I'll share pictures later this week.  We did a small card swap.

This is the card I made:

I used a lot of the products from the Occasions catalog - On Film Framelits, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (with hearts), Foil Sheets, and Word Bubblets Bundle.  The vellum is on top of a piece of Afternoon Picnic DSP (purple checks).  I added a few red glimmer hearts punched with the Owl Builder Punch.

Here is the card Marianne made:

Isn't it pretty?   I can't help but laught when I think of when I moved here and Marianne told me she was a quilter.  She wasn't going to get involved with my stamping hobby - had no interest!  And here we are several years later and she is a demonstrator!!!

I have to be an the hospital in the morning at 7:45 a.m. for the cataract surgery on my right eye.  Soon I will have both eyes working together and hopefull be able to ditch my glasses.