Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saying Goodbye

Stamps: Four Square, Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Patterns Pack III Hostess Level 1 paper pack
Other: Ivory ribbon, Linen thread, button, 1 ½ square punch, 1 3/8 square punch, ½” circle punch, 1 ¼ circle punch, 1 ½ circle punch, blue brad

June 1st marked the date that Stampin' Up released their "Last Chance List".  On June 30th many items in the current catalog will retire.  Above is a card that I made with some retiring items.  Four Square is a great masculine stamp set and I'm sorry to see it go.  I also used Think Happy Thoughts.  I enjoy that set because it's great with punches and you can make a really quick, cute card.  While it's sad to see some sets retire, I've seen the new catalog (available July 1st) and it's great!  I can't wait to order some of the new sets.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sum, Sum, Summatime

Summatime, Summatime, Sum, Sum, Summatime!  It's officially HOT and summer down here in Texas-  with days in the high 90s and topping 100!  I can always go for a glass of ice cold lemonade.  Who can resist?  Today's projects all have a summer theme and all use the super cute Tart and Tangy Set.  I hope you enjoy.

My first project is a recipe card for Pink Lemonade. I used a piece of the new Daffodil Delight paper and I'm loving the color! It's not quite as "in your face" as Yoyo Yellow or Summer Sun. I see "delightful" days in my future :)
Supplies (all supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, From the Kitchen Of
Ink: Melon Mambo Marker, Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Rose Red
Other: 1 ¼” Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Now onto a great little card for a summer gift bag.  Using punches helped me create this card in a snap and it just screams summer to me.  (Did you notice that the same stamp can be a lemon, pink lemon, lime or an orange?  How versatile!)
Happy Summer Birthday:
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Other: 1 ¼” Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I'm doing a workshop in a few weeks and we're going to be making these cute little gift card holders.  I used the Scallop Trim border punch from this year's Sale-A-Bration that will now be available in the new catalog (out July 1).

Tart and Tangy Gift Card:
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Melon Mambo Marker, Old Olive Marker, Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rose Red
Other: Scallop Trim Border punch, Slit punch

I hope you're staying cool this summer and doing some crafting indoors by the A/C!  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June Calendar

I was on a roll early last month and got my June calendar page done way ahead of schedule.  I once again used a page from the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper pack.  The new catalog comes out on July 1st and I'm hoping they have a pack of paper that is as versatile as this one was.  I really enjoy using this paper- it seems to bring a smile to my face- all the different patterns, colors and designs.  Too bad you can't get this one anymore (sorry!).

Supplies (all supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral (113734)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Chocolate Chip marker (100071)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Sweet Pea DSP (117161)
Other: Sunset Sizzix Font, Sizzix machine, display frame (Creative Memories), calendar page (Creative Memories), magnets