Saturday, July 31, 2010

Birthday Bakery Card

I designed this card for the Catalog Unveiling that I had earlier this month.  It's a cute birthday card using the new hostess set "Birthday Bakery" and the new patterned paper collection "Sunny Garden."  The colors for this card are So Saffron, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, and Whisper White.  I used some new Early Espresso 1/8 inch Taffeta ribbon and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch as well.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Simply Adorned Necklace

I just decided to take the plunge into the Simply Adorned line of custom jewelry that Stampin' Up! has.  I've been playing around with stamping on tiny pieces of paper to put inside the charm.  I still need some more practice, but here's what I have so far.

Friday, July 23, 2010

More Tropical Party Inspired by Catalog Cover (CIC3)

This is another card using the Tropical Party Set and the coordinating Island Oasis paper.  Since this card was inspired by the cover of the Stampin' Up! catalog, it counts as Catalog Inspiration Challenge #3.  The Friends card on the catalog cover usies a variety of patterned papers and the Top Note Big Shot die to create a "Friends" Card.  I used the Island Oasis paper and some coordinating cardstocks to create the Top Note Background accent.  This is a very colorful card using Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Early Espresso, and Sahara Sand.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tropical Party (CIC2)

Here's a cute card that I sent to all the members of my family before our vacation.  This card uses a similar layout to the "Just a little note" card on page 12 of the catalog.  The card has a row of circles across the bottom and an apple image cut out and raised with dimensionals towards the bottom right portion of the card.  It has a lot of white space making it look very clean and simple.

I wanted to use the new "Tropical Party" set that's in the Summer Mini Catalog.  The coconut image is cut out and popped up with dimensionals.  The colors used in this project are Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Early Espresso, and Rose Red.

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Catalog Inspiration Challenge

With the arrival of the new Stampin' Up! Catalog I've come up with a new idea to motivate myself throughout the year.  Instead of being inspired by ideas all over the world wide web, I'm going to try to use this year's catalog for my inspiration.  Perhaps I'll recreate a project that's in the book, or maybe I'll just take one element of a catalog project (like the layout or the color scheme) and use that to get me started. If you'd like to play along, feel free comment to this post with links to your creations.

For my first Catalog Inspiration Challenge (CIC1), I recreated one of the square cards on page 10 of the catalog that uses the Because I Care Stamp Set (Hostess Level 1 Set).  Instead of square though, I made it a standard rectangular card.  I used Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride and Certainly Celery for my color scheme.  I also simplified the ribbon embellishment and the scallop trip edge.