Wednesday, September 28, 2011

a K.I.S.S. for You!

Today's card is for the Stampin' Royalty Challenge #91, a K.I.S.S. challenge!
We are keeping things simple this week, and this card may looks nice without a lot of fuss!

I have a panel on this card because i messed up on the cardbase but didn't want to waste it, so i made a panel to cover up my mistake : ) so technically, you could make this a 1, 2, or 3 layer card, depending on how fancy you want to get.

First i used my wonderful, wonderful, wonderful Simply Scored to make the lovely embossed lines (oh my gosh, it was so quick and easy!) it took me all of about 20 seconds or less to do these lines.
I inked up the leaf wreath using my markers, but if you wanted to make it even quicker, you could in ink in all one color, OR you could use Sponge Daubers to add different colors to different areas (just be sure to start with the lightest color first!)

Then on a seperate scrap piece (or you could stamp directly on the cardbase if you wanted) i stamped the wreath, then punched out the center first, then the scallop circle, used a piece of ribbon to make a bow, wrapped it around the wreath, added dimensionals, and popped it on the card. I then inked the sentiment in More Mustard and stamped directly on the cardbase.
looking at the description, it looks like a lot, but if you break it down, it is very easy! you could also translate this VERY easily into a Christmas card that would be super fast to mass produce!

Here are the supplies i used:
  • Naturals White cardstock,
  • Warmest of Wishes Hostess set,
  • Trendy Trees,
  • Crumb Cake Ribbon,
  • Pearls,
  • 2 3/8ths scallop punch, 1 1/4ths circle punch, Simply Scored,
  • Markers - More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Christmas Already??

Christmas is for anytime of year, right! This weeks challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a Sketch Challenge!
As you see, i have utilized the sketch to create a Christmas card! I started with Crumb Cake cardstock, and used Pool Party patterned paper (love it!), layered them, then added some gold brads, used Gold Embossing powder to make the trees and sentiment, silhouette cut them out, used dimensionals to put them on, an there you have it!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hey, Sweetie!

This weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is a sweet treat! a picture inspiration! and oh, those cupcakes look yummy! I think it's so cute how they are cupcakes, but look like ice cream sundaes!

I'm sure you are wondering where that cupcake on my card came from...i will tell you!
That is actually my own creation, i had made my own template for a fairly large cupcake last year, and pulled it out to make this card. I used the cupcake punch for the whipped cream part.

So all in all, here is how i put this little card together:
Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White cardstock, Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, Sincere Salutations stamp, Chocolate Chip ink, Subtles button, Top Note die, crimper, Oval and Scalloped Oval punches, Cupcake punch, Lattice embossing folder, and (ret.) Candy Cane Christmas paper. (oh, how i LOVE that paper!!!! they need to bring it back!!)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Color Challenge, Indeed!!

Hello all! This weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge lived up to it's name for me! golly, i don't know why i had so much trouble coming up with a card this week! I will attribute it to my very hectic life recently.
I was able to get all the colors in, but i will admit that the patterned paper is Lucky Limeade : )
and that was because i absolutely could not put this card together unless there was green patterned paper there, and it just so happens Lucky Limeade is the only green patterned paper i have! But the middle part is Certainly Celery, so i think I'm safe. haha!

I snuck in the Daffodil Delight in one of the mats and the frosting on the cupcake. the buttons look like candy drops, don't they? I think they do.

For this card, i used the colors Concord Crush, Certainly celery, Tangerine Tango, and Daffodil Delight. I also used the corner rounder, and the Ribbon Border Punch, buttons, a bling, and the Easy Events stamp set.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Loads of Swaps!

Here is one of several cards i had made as swaps for convention this year. I used the Loads of Love set. It's a fairly simple card to make and you could make lots of them once you had the measurements down. I actually used leftovers from a few different workshop projects to make a few of these.