First Communion Invites

Its so hard to capture the beauty of this card in a photo.  I cased this from Debbie Olson’s Easter Blessing’s card- which to no surprise has been “removed for publication”.  Hers was absolutely fabulous & stunning.  It was all white with gold embossing.  My son decided (and a few others I asked for feedback) that he wanted color.  So we went with So saffron for the base.  Inside the communion announcement was printed from the computer on white, trimmed and adhered to show a border similar to the front.  No ribbon.  

 This card uses Papertreyink’s Every Day Blessings stamp set.  Gold Brilliance ink was used on the solid cross.  Then I stamped the outline cross directly over with versamark and then embossed it with gold ink.  My son liked the 2-tone effect which differed from Debbie’s original card of a single gold embossed cross from the same set.

Recipe:

Stamps:  Everyday Blessing’s by Papertreyink

Paper: So Saffron, whisper white

Ink: Gold Brilliance, versamark

Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, cuttlebug birds & swirls folder, marvy scallop punches

Monogrammed Note cards

Simple and Elegant. I love these cards!! I made them for my friend Diane and they were a perfect excuse to try my new Monogram stamps. While blog surfing I saw these great cards at Sharon’s blog No Time To Stamp. They are a Do It Yourself Monogram stamp from JustRite.

I also saw these stamps at Debbie Olsen’s blog Thinking Inking and Taylor’s amazing stationary on her Blog Taylored Expressions

The stamps come with black ink, but you can purchase pads to ink in colors of your choice. I have decided to take the challenge and use them with black for a while. Lots of colors go with black, right?

EDITED TO ADD: the monogram stamps can be purchased from the www.theStampCastle.com

Recipe:

Monogram stamper from JustRite

Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla card stock

Ink: black

Accessories: Black ribbon, coluzzle for cutting the monogram into a circle, ticket corner punch, cuttle bug swiss dots, Very Vanilla Stampin’ Up! Envelopes.

They Say its your Birthday….

I made this card for my good friend Kelley. Happy Birthday Kelley. This card is probably sitting in her mailbox now-but I am pretty sure she is not reading my blog today! Ha! Hope she likes it!

recipe:
Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
ink: celery, so saffron, purely pomegranate
paper: celery, so saffron, purely pomegranate, cutie pie dp
accessories: cuttlebug, marvy scallop punches, stickles, pomegranate stitched Ribbon, word window punch

The Friend-Ship sets sail

I completely cased this card because I fell in love with this one HERE. I changed it up a little but I love the cuttlebug background that goes with the buoys on the ship and the waves of water that I made with scallop scissors. I added the puppies from Loads of Love accessories since I thought they looked like a group of puppy friends. I colored the boat with a blender pen and ink from the lids of the stamp pads. I don’t have a Sahara Sand ink pad so I used a complimentary color from CTMH. I hope you like it!

Recipe:

Stamps: Boatloads of Love, Loads of Love accessories.

Paper: Sahara Sand, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi and whisper white.

Ink: basic black.

Accessories: Word window punch, silver brads, cuttlebug, scallop scissors, blender pen and ink for the lids of the wasabi, blue bayou, and CTMH desert sand ink pads. Creamy Caramel & Chocolate chip markers for the pups and anchor. Crystal Effects for the boat windows. dimensionals for the puffs of smoke.

For a sweet new baby

My Boss is having a baby…well his wife is, so by default he is too! She’s due in about 2 weeks and they opted to be surprised. We had a surprise baby shower at work today (yum cake!). In addition to his shower gifts, I gave him this box of 8 baby Thanks Yous. I know with the 1st– you get tons of gifts and these surely will come in handy!!! I give all credit to my design to Veramats. I completely cased here card seen HERE. I was so lucky to have 1/2 of a sheet left of this designer paper!

I am not a huge fan of gender neutral cards…BUT I can’t wait to find out what they have! I already have a few ideas for each gender swirling in my head! what fun!

recipe:

Stamps : Wild about You, short and sweet

Paper: so saffron, certainly celery, very vanilla, retired Petals & Paisley designer paper.

ink: so saffron, certainly celery, always artichoke

accessories: Cuttlebug, always artichoke marker, clear box from Papertreyink.com, wide SU grosgrain ribbon in celery & vanilla, ticket corner punch, mono multi liquid glue