January 19, 2011

FUN WORKSHOP CARDS

Hi all!!! WOW! I can't believe it is Wednesday already, this week is flying by! Last night I had my downline meeting and I totally meant to take pictures and was having so much fun with the gals that I totally forgot - DOH!!! But, there is always next month since we meet every month, heehee!! So, today I was going to share my canvas project and then decided that I would share a workshop project instead, lol! You see, I have hearts on the brain right now since we are so close to Valentines so I decide that is what I wanted to share :-)  This first card is a card we made in my last workshop and it is chock full of fun product from the new mini, and super cute to boot!!! (just sayin' :-))  Look at all the purdy color and the bling is a WOW! doncha think??!! I mean, who can resist red glitter paper THAT DOES NOT SHED ITS GLITTER??!!!  I love love love this paper and am hoarding it in great quantities, heehee!!!  And, I love using it with my punches, look how nice that heart looks?  Seriously, just look at how purdy it looks all popped up proudly on this card!  I used the new stamp set Valentine Defined in the new mini (pg. 9, item 123057(c)) and I have to be honest - I bought the set totally for the flamingos, LOL!  However, all the stamps in this set are really fun and I just love the hearts all strung from side to side!  The little heart is from the I {Heart} Hearts set in the main catty (pg. 46, item 118571(c)) which is another super cute set and is fabulous to use with our heart punches.  The sentiment is from yet another stamp set but is out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog called Punch Bunch and can only be earned with a purchase of $50 or more - but trust me, the whole set can be punched so you will totally LOVE this set *wink*  The patterned paper is another one of my faves from the mini and is called Love Impressions (pg. 7, item 121780) - it is soooo yummy and can be used in sooo many different ways! I can go on and on....but I won't heehee!
 I do however want to quickly share with you a stepped up version of the above card to show how easy it is to add one or two embellies to an already cute card and make it that much cuter!  With just a few little changes on this card, it takes it just one step up - kind of like an Emeril thing "lets kick it up a notch", LOL!!  What are the changes? Well, I popped up the small hearts on dimensionals, ran the stamped piece of whisper white through my Big Shot with the perfect polka dots embossing folder, added a couple more layers behind the sentiment, switched out the thin whisper white ribbon with the thicker whisper white organza ribbon, and added a button with twine.  Voila - not a lot to add, but doesn't look even more fun than before??  They gals in the workshop loved it, and  I hope you do too! If you have any questions about ANY of the products or techniques you see here, please contact me, I am happy to answer any questions you may have.  And, if would like to purchase any of these items, you may do so by ordering in my online store or emailing me and I will be happy to help out! I am off now to share my love of stamping with a new friend, but I want to thank you for stopping by and I hope you will leave me a comment to let me know you did! I will be back tomorrow with some more fun things to share but until then, happy stamping!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Real Red, Whisper White, Going Gray card stock, Love Impressions specialty paper, Glitter paper
Inks - Real Red, Going Gray classic inks
Stamps - Valentine Defined, I {Heart} Hearts, Punch Bunch (avail 25 Jan in the SAB catty)
Tools - Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Full Heart punch, small heart punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot,
Accessories - Whisper White narrow grosgrain ribbon, Whisper White 5/8 inch Organza ribbon, Real Red button, twine, dimensionals

2 comments:

Boni said...

There's alotta love in that card! LOL To CUTE with all the hearts!

KJ said...

I love a bunch of patterns and this one delivers! Super cute! Following...
www.mysocalledlife-kjb.blogspot.com

I was at Leadership, too and came home with so many new ideas!!