Puttin’ on the Ritz

Today I am featuring a card I made for the Mojo Monday Challenge.  


Here is the sketch:

The card evolved as I added elements tossing out pieces and adding others.  In the end it looks ritzy with the silver glitter paper, silver embossing powder and the red rhinestones.  The Stampin' Up Holiday catalog Festive Flurry bundle is the centerpiece to this card.  I used silver embossing powder to make them shine against the Cherry Cobbler card stock and Modern Medley DSP.


I think the Festive Flurry framelits take these snowflakes from pretty to spectacular! What do you think?

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Celebrate – New Beginnings

I hope you had a great weekend.  On Saturday, we loaded our car to the gills and took our oldest son back to school to begin his Sophomore year.  Having the whole family together for a road trip – Priceless! Next, our younger son starts his senior year in high school tomorrow.  So we are on the brink of new beginnings.

A dear colleague at work became a grandmother last week and I created this card to accompany a gift I got her to celebrate her new beginning.

I just received my recent Stampin' Up! order with the new circle thinlits and could not wait to get them out to create this card.  I don't have baby stamps so I used this cute lizard from the Tag It stamp set to celebrate the arrival of this new life.  Then I added a few hearts from Hearts a Flutter stamp set to convey the love that must be bursting from my colleague's heart.

When you create the standard thinlit card you need a piece of card stock 5 1/2" by 6".  I saw another demonstrator extend the card stock to 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" leaving the extra paper outside of the thinlit. See below:

Thinlit extension
 This allowed me to create a  standard card opening with space to write and express my congratulations. Here is the inside:

I am not sure if the card is too busy or not.  What do you think?

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Supplies used and available here

Paper:  Mambo Melon, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White card stock, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP (Spring 2013 Mini (retired)

Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette

Stamp Sets: Tag it, A Dozen Thoughts, Hearts a Flutter, Stacks of Wishes Spring Mini Hostess set (retired)

Accessories:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Circle Thinlits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Bitty Banners Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits

A Little Lovely Romance


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?  




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!

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