A Little Lovely Romance

08-17-2013

Today's card was about creating my own background by using one stamp from the Lovely Romance Stamp set. Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I created this great design.  To make sure the design did not get too overwhelming I stamped off every other stamp to alternate the intensity of the Old Olive ink on the Very Vanilla card stock.  If you look closely you can see the variation in the color.

Here is a photo of the Lovely Romance Stamp Set, all the stamps are beautiful:

Lovely romance

Once the background was complete I wanted to add a splash of color. Using the color palette from the Etcetera DSP as my guide, I added Calypso Coral ribbon (retired) and then stamped the sentiment with Brown Sugar ink on a piece of Etcetera DSP. I also used Etcetera DSP to line the envelope.  

I think the result is unique yet classic.  I would love to hear what you think?  

Michelle

 

 

Stampin’ Up Single Stamps – New Holiday Collection Just Announced!

Want to purchase just one new stamp for your holiday tags or cards? Then this new Stampin' Up promotion is perfect for you. You can order any one of the stamps in the New Holiday Collection of Single stamps or if you can't decide get all five! All five stamps in the collection are brand new and will only be available for a limited time.  

Single Stamps pixI just couldn't pass up the label tag that goes with the new bracket punch (I just love stamp and punch combinations) as well as the star! Which ones do you want?

Click Here for the PDF and the full flyer details. Remember the single stamps will only be available until January 31, 2014.  Shop now!

Mojo and I thank you for stopping by!

Michelle

 

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge

08-15-2013

I really love how this turned out.  A clean design with an air of spooky.  Here is the Challenge Sketch used to inspire my card:

 
PPA challenge sketch

I am beginning to see the signs of Fall approaching as the days begin to get shorter and the shadows cast by the sun during the day are changing.  I love the Fall and am enjoying using supplies from the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog to further get into the changing seasons.  

I used the new Best of Halloween one of the Stampin' Up 25th Anniversary stamp sets for the greeting as well as the tree.  I used Witches Brew DSP as well as Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black card stock.  The finishing touch is an Antique Brad on the small circle.  If you are interested in purchasing these items you can click on the photos below and shop the Stampin Mojo online store open 24/7!

 

  Best of Halloween            
Witches brew

Best of Halloween                  Witches Brew DSP

 Thinlits

Envelope Liners Framelits                    

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I hope you enjoyed today's post and I have inspired you to think about cool days ahead.

Cheers!

Michelle

Birthday Giggle Greeting

08-14-2013
Today my inspiration came from SUO Challenge #77 which is to create a Birthday card using only Stampin' Up Products. I wanted to do something different and chose the Giggle Greetings Stamp Set for a little fun and whimsy.   Each of the greetings has its own unique way of making someone smile.

Giggle GreetingsAs a sharp contrast to the silliness of the greeting I wanted the card to be sophisticated.  So I chose Basic Black card stock as my base a standard A2 card [ 41/4' x 5 1/2"].  Then I used a 5"  x  3 3/4" piece of Stampin' Up Watercolor paper to stamp my giggle greeting sentiment using StazOn Black Ink.  Once the ink was dry I colored it with my Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write markers and went over it with my Aqua Painter to smooth out the coloring. 

Then I cut a piece of Eastern Elegance DSP 5" x  3 3/4" and using my square framelits created the perfect frame for my greeting.  The DSP was mounted to the Watercolor paper using Stampin Dimensionals to create a true frame look.  

To add one more bit of sophistication I added the black taffeta ribbon which is edged in silver.  I also added "Birthday Wishes" greeting on the inside from For You stamp set using Crushed Curry ink.

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My final step is always decorating the envelope in some way.  With the new Envelope Liner Framelits lining my envelopes is super easy and the perfect finishing touch.  

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Even if someone doesn't  want to celebrate another birthday I think this card would be fun to receive.  What do you think?  Would this card make YOU giggle and smile?

If you want to purchase any of the items used in creating this card you can shop at Stampin'Mojo Online Store 24/7.  If I can answer any questions please let me know.

Cheers!

Michelle