Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SSCB #43 My Girl - Part 2

We are continuing with our My Girl challenge over at the  
Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  
Your project can have anything girly or a girly theme to it!  The added challenge for the Design Team is to have a special fold or pocket in our project.  I made a pocket on the front of my card.

I think I have enough pink and peach on my card for it to be considered "girly"!
To make the card I cut a piece of heavy card stock 5" x 12" and scored it at 2" and 7".  The 2" section is the pocket.

I stamped this seed packet on white card stock and colored it with colored pencils and blended the colors with Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) and a paper stump.

I decorated the inside with more patterned paper.  
The finished size is 5 x 5.

Feel like shopping?  The "stamp of the month" is Aprons.  You can purchase the stamp of the month all through MAY for 50% off.  You can see it here.  

Our Guest Designer for May is Isha Gupta: 

Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!

  • Serendipity Stamps: Butterfly Cling Set 708QCLDaisy Seed Packet 462H,  
  • Ink: Versafine - Spanish Moss, Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: Bazzill Heavyweight - Marshmallow, Penny Black - Painted Blooms 6x6
  • Other:  May Arts - silk ribbon, pink flower eyelet, Echo Park - Enamel Dots, Bow Easy

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SSCB #43 My Girl

We have a new challenge over at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  
It's MY GIRL.  Your project can have anything girly or a girly theme to it!  The added challenge for the Design Team is to use part of a die cut.  I used the lattice from the Daisy Garden die at the top of my card.

I just love these little dresses on the clothes line! They remind me of the dresses my Grandmother made for my sisters and I when we were little.  She was such a talented seamstress.

I thought they would be cute paper pieced to look like prairie dresses in gingham.

Here is a closeup of the corner of the card so you 
can see the detail of the dresses and grass.

I stamped the dresses again in Antique Linen ink so a 
sentiment or writing could be put over them.
The remainder of the die is at the bottom for a cute floral look.

Finished size is 5" x 4 5/8".

Feel like shopping?  We're trying something new - a  "stamp of the month".  This time it's Aprons.  You can purchase the stamp of the month all through MAY for 50% off.  You can see it here.  Below is a card I made a long time ago with the sale stamp.

Here are a few more things on SALE:
50% Off Select Mounted Stamp sale -
20% Off Clearance Sale - 
$1 Grab Bags and Cling Stamps - 
Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!

  • Serendipity Dies and Stamps:  Daisy Garden Die 052KDThree Dresses 017G
  • Ink: Versafine: Onyx Black, Distress - Antique Linen
  • Paper: Bazzill Heavyweight - Gold, Black, Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home 6x6
  • Other:  Impression Obsession - Grass Die, Mini Perfect Layers

Friday, May 1, 2015

Serendipity Stamps - MAY Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps MAY Blog Hop!  
Spring is flying by and I can't believe it is already MAY!

You should have arrived here from the talented:

It seems a lot of us chose this cute hammock image for the hop!  I decided to do a Shaker Card with mine.  I had a plastic disc from Impression Obsession that I put some green Flower Soft in.  I die cut the circle out of my white layer and put it over the disc.  Can you see the loose "grass" inside?  Some of it stuck on the background due to static.  I am hoping the little pieces will drop!

Inside I stamped the image again in blue.  
This would make a great retirement card!

Special: Free Shipping on US orders of $15 or more.   
Good from Friday May 1 to Sunday May 3rd.
Please leave comments through May 3rd for a chance to win a 
$20 Gift Certificate for Serendipity Stamps.  
Mary will announce a winner on Monday, May 4th on her blog.

The 50% off stamp of the month is Aprons!

Next on the HOP is the talented:
Vickie Zimmer

Vickie Zimmer

  • Stamps and dies: Serendipity Stamps - Hammock 1353GRELAX Die 056DD
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Distress-Stormy Sky
  • Paper: Neenah - Solar White, Echo Park - Birthday Wishes 6x6, Bazzill Red & Blue Heavyweight cardstock
  • Copics: B91, B93, B95, YG23, G46, G43, R24, R17, 0, E43, E44, E50, E51 
  • Other: Spellbinders - Classic Circles, Classic Squares, IO Shaker Disc, Flower Soft

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CAS-ology - FLIGHT

Serendipity Stamps is sponsoring this week's CAS-ology challenge - FLIGHT.
So, I thought I'd do a simple card (CAS is Clean And Simple) 
since it is such a great challenge topic.

FLIGHT can mean many different things to different people.  I think of birds, butterflies and airplanes.  After stamping the classic airplane I colored it with COPIC markers.
I used some really cool Mama Elephant dies to cut out the image and scalloped piece.
This card could be sent to someone about to take a trip!

Take a look at all the cards already posted at the  
CAS-ology site for Clean And Simple inspiration!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Color Throwdown # 338

Just a quick post today so I can show you a card I made for the current Color Throwdown Challenge #338.  I just love the colors they selected so I thought I would use some of my new dies to play.
The colors in the challenge are Teal, Green, Kraft and White.

Most of the dies are Impression Obsession.  They are SO affordable!!  AND Kitty Caracciolo is always such and inspiration for using them!

I used foam tape to pop the vase and layers but glued the tulips and branches down flat.

Have a great week!
  • Dies: Impression Obsession: Leafy Branch, Vase Set, Tulip Set; Bo Bunny - Lattice Frames
  • Paper: Bazzill Heavyweight - Teal, Green & Peanut Cluster, Penny Black - Painted Blooms 6x6, Neenah Solar White
  • Other: Mini Perfect Layers, May Arts Black Twine, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Bow Easy, Flourishes - For You stamp

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Graphic 45 - Jump Into Spring

Recently I taught a class at Impressive Ideas called Graphic 45 - Jump Into Spring.  I used Graphic 45's Time to Flourish cut apart papers for March and April. I wanted to work some stamping into the class so I used the coordinating stamp sets #1 & #2.  I kept the cards simple so people who are hesitant to cut apart their Graphic 45 papers would take the class.

I made 3 March cards and 3 April cards.  Here is the first March card.....

and the inside stamped with the Lilac stamp from set #2 with Distress Ink - Dusty Concord.

 For this card I used the Happy Birthday stamp from set # 1 and 
stamped it in Versafine - Vintage Sepia in.

The stamped butterfly is from set # 2 with the same ink.

The picture on this card has an Irish sentiment on it so I covered it up 
with the little flag so the card could have many uses.

Inside the card I stamped the Violet from set #2 with Versafine - Spanish Moss ink.

This April card could be for birthdays, anniversaries, showers or just to say Hello.

Inside I stamped the butterfly from set # 1 with Distress Ink - Scattered Straw.

This tryptic card has 3 panels that don't all measure the same.

Inside I stamped the butterfly again from set # 1 with Distress Ink - Scattered Straw.
The strip of stamps is a pocket.

This is an Easter pocket tag card from the April papers. 
The pocket is 4 1/4 x 9 1/4 scored at 4 1/4.

The tag could be stamped with an Easter sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my work from my last class.   Artisan Style up next.......

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Serendipity Stamps - Monograms & Verse 2

We are continuing the Monograms & Verse challenge 
 Create a monogram card or a card that features a verse. 
Just make sure you include at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your design.

This round I was asked to do a Monogram project.  I just love the "H" in the Hello die so I went with that!  I die cut it 3 times out of heavy 110lb paper and glued them together to make a nice, thick "H".

Here is the closeup of the H.  I used some Spellbinders dies to make the rest of my card. 
 I wanted to have a spring look so I went with some new Penny Black paper.

This sentiment is one of my favorites for SPRING!
Finished size is 4 3/8" square.

Feel like shopping?  We're trying something new - a  "stamp of the month".  This month it's the Jar Label.  You can purchase the stamp of the month all through April for 50% off. 
 You can see it here.
50% Off select Wood Mounted stamps (click here to see them!

Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!

Vickie Zimmer
  • Serendipity Dies and Stamps:  Hello Die 027DD, The earth laughs 417D
  • Ink: Versafine: Vintage Sepia
  • Paper: Neenah - Solar White , Penny Black - Painted Blooms 6x6
  • Other:   Spellbinders - Adorning Squares & Classic Circles, Mini Perfect Layers