Flower Shop and Pals Paper Arts challenge

The Pals Paper Arts Challenge closes in a couple of hours yet I wanted to squeak in with my spin on the color challenge.  I don't especially like pastels.  It probably is the result of living through the eighties where everything was peach colored!  However I do love Coastal Cabana and wanted to give this challenge a shot. 

08-12-2013

I created this card to send to my goddaughter to wish her luck as they start back to school in a couple of weeks.  It is a very frilly card with the crisp cantalope ribbon, Pretty Print textured embossing folder, and the Flower Shop stamp set flowers with Basic Rhinestone Jewels  and Dazzling Diamonds to bring out the center of the flowers.  There was so much going on I did not add a sentiment to the front.  Rather this is simply a pretty note card that can be used for any occasion.

While I did not convert to loving pastels, I am pleased with the result.  I hope my goddaughter enjoys receiveing it as well.

Come back tomorrow for the Pals monhtly Blog Hop.  This month we will be featuring projects from the Holiday mini catalog.

Michelle

Weekend Happy Hour

Thankfully the weekend is finally here.  It was one of those weeks FILLED with the unexpected.  While it was all handled through the cooperation of great colleagues it was draining.  So I crafted a very quick card to celebrate it was finally Friday night using Stampin' Up's Happy Hour stamp set.  

08-09-2013

Happy Hour is such a versitile stamp set.  It can be used to create invitations, celebration cards or used just for a little whimsy.   I used Rhinestone Basic Jewels for my champagne bubbles, it is not quite captured in this photo.

To create the simple border I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  This tool can be used to create custom envelopes and much more.

The poloarid "look" is hot right now.  To create the perfect square inside the rectangle I used the square framelits.  I questioned whether I needed the square framelits (can't I just use my Stampin Trimmer?) the answer is no.  The framelits are perfect to create frames and get it perfect everytime.  I am so very glad I made this investment.

The Pear Pizazz chevron ribbon finish off this clean and simple card.

Do you remember the smell of those original poloarid photos?  We thought it was so cool to watch the photo emerge when we were kids, it was like magic!

Mojo and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Cheers!

Michelle 

Mojo Monday meets Gingham Garden

08-06-2013
Today I created a Clean and Simple (CAS) Thank You card inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO305) designed by Julee Tilman.  I love using sketches to inspire me.  This card was super easy –  and could easily be created using DSP paper scraps.

The sketch shows stitching around the edges of the card to create a border.  I used the Framed Tulips embossing folder to create the border on my card.  Then I pulled out Gingham Garden DSP to use for the three rectangles.  This DSP has a lot of flowery patterns.  I like the more subtle prints much more so I chose two of those subtle prints to pair up with one small piece of the floral print.  I think the little blue flowers on the floral print coordinate really well with the tulip border.  Do you agree?

Now for the finishing touches…I added Island Indigo ribbon and tied it around the front of the card.  This is done by adding a small slit along the seem of the card for the ribbon to "thread" through.  This also helps to keep the ribbon in place!  

Now to finally stamp!  I used the sentiment from the Lots of Thanks stamp set and stamped it using Island Indigo ink.  I punched it out using the large oval punch and then layered it on an Extra Large Oval punched from coordinating DSP.  The ovals are mounted to the card with stampin dimensionals.

While this card was super easy I think it looks clean and fresh.  Did you see the envelope liner matches the card?  The Envelope Liner Framelits makes lining the envelopes a snap.

Stampin' Up supplies used: 

Paper:  Whisper White cardstock (100730), Gingham Garden DSP (129310)

Ink:  Island Indigo (126986)

Stamp set:  Lots of Thanks (W: 129687, C: 129690)

Accessories:  Island Indigo ribbon (retired)

Tools:  Snail adhesive (104332), Stampin' dimensionals(104430), Extra-Large Oval punch (119859) , Large Oval punch (119855), Envelope Liners framelits (132172), Big shot (113439)

Begin the week with Happy Day

 
08-05-2013

It is Monday and for many of us that means heading back to work today.  I feel like it's a Happy Day as I look forward to the week.  My oldest will be coming home this week before he heads back to UF for the Fall semester.  And my youngest is preparing for his senior year in high school, so there is much excitement and enthusiasm flowing through our household.  But you came to see some stampin' mojo…

My absolute favorite DSP in Stampin' Up's new 2013-2014 Annual Catalog is Eastern Elegance.  The colors are beautiful.  So I paired up the Eastern Elegance DSP and Happy Day Stamp Set.  To add more texture to my card I used the new Beautifully Baroque embossing folder. I also used the new Envelope Liner Framelits to line my Whisper White envelope.  I LOVE using framelits and the envelope liner framelit is awesome to add the finishing touch when sending a handcrafted card.  

No matter what lies ahead for you today or this week.  I hope you choose to make it a Happy Day!

Thanks for stopping by to see some Stampin mojo.

Michelle

Stampin' Up Supplies used:

Stamp sets:  Happy Day (w: 130294, c: 130297)

Inks:  Crushed Curry (131173)

Papers:  Eastern Elegance DSP (130131), Coastal Cabana (131297), Crushed Curry (131199) and Whisper White (100730) cardstock

Tools:  Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder ( 130917),  Big Shot (113439), Envelope Liner Framelits (132172)

Adhesives:  Snail adhesive (104332), Stampin Dimentionals (104430)