Monday, May 26, 2008

Long retired, but still SO sweet!

I love making baby and wedding cards - there is just something dear to me about sharing a celebration so absolutely precious with a handmade token of love. This stamp set has been retired for several years, but I still pull it out all the time because I love the whimsy of the images.

If you wanted to recreate this card with a current SU! stamp, you could use Bitty Birthday (pg. 43*), Greetings Galore (pg. 52), Fun & Fast Notes (pg. 54), Year after Year (pg. 60), or Just Celebrate (pg. 8 in the Occasions Mini Collection 2008 Catalog). To skip the candles in the cake images, you could mask it or just ink the stamp with a Stampin' Write Journaler so that you could still do the water coloring without the ink smudging.



Materials (all SU! unless otherwise mentioned)

Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Stamps: Sweet Treats, Love Matters (both retired - sorry!)
Ink: Staz On Black
Other: SU! markers, Blender Pen, Crafter's Tool Kit (paper piercing), sponge, 2-way glue, 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, 1/4 " Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

*All page numbers for the Spring ~ Summer 2008 Collection SU! Catalog

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tweet!

A friend of mine just got married, and even though it's still a big secret (Shhh!) I had to make her a little card. The inside corner is also stamped with the "It's time to celebrate!" sentiment stamp from the same A Little Birdie Told Me stamp set.

I haven't used this set much and I really hope it's not going to be on the Retiring List next month because I like it quite a bit and it has oodles of potential - I've just been too busy to create! I can hardly wait for summer break when I can hit the ink every day!!



Materials (all SU! unless otherwise mentioned)

Card stock: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac
Designer Paper: Lovely Lilac Floral fromFlowers for You Designer Paper package
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me, Priceless
Ink: Staz On Black, Craft White, Lovely Lilac, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Other: SU! markers, Blender Pen, sponge, 2-way glue, 1/4" White grosgrain ribbon (colored with SU! Lovely Lilac marker), 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4 " Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Lovely in Lilac

My PSP is not working, and so I've not been able to use my watermark. Gah! This is a little 5.5 x 5.5 card I made for a coworker who just had a baby. I just couldn't get a good picture of the rattle - but it has some Dazzling Diamonds on it and was just too cute! :)


Materials (all SU! unless otherwise mentioned)

Card stock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose
Designer Paper: Lovely Lilac Floral and multi color Floral from Flowers for You Designer Paper package
Stamps: Priceless, Cause for Celebration
Ink: Staz On Black, Craft Certainly Celery, Craft White, Lovely Lilac
Other: SU! markers, Blender Pen, sponge, 2-way glue, 1/4" rose grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4 " Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Snail Adhesive, embroidery thread (U/K source),
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