I know I have been showing everyone the new In Colors and new Regular Colors that are coming in the new catalog so I decided to take out some older colors that I haven’t used in a while for my Mojo Monday challenge. I used Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke. I used the stamp set called By The Tide which is in the Occasions Catalog. Don’t forget the Occasions Catalog ends May 31st!
I am really hoping that Secret Garden with the matching Framelits are in the new catalog that is coming out in June (along with the Bundle). I love this set. I am not big on cutting things out so this is perfect when you want some flowers. Here is yet another Secret Garden card.
I love the Pop ‘N Cuts Card Base that is in the Occasions Catalog. Not only does it make cute cards with the Pop ‘n Cuts Dress Form, you can also make cards that have other shapes beside the dress form. This next card, I used the Card Base and the Dress Form but then cut off the dress safe and covered it with the Top Note Bigz Die to make a Pop Up Gift Card holder.
Yesterday I showed you the place cards I made for my son’s wedding (which is today! Yay! I will have a daughter today!). I decided to make the bride and groom separate ones.
Front of Place cards
I used the Pop ‘n Cuts Card Base and Dress Form from the Occasions Catalog. The whole thing is a hybrid because I used some card stock and some images from My Digital Studio. That is what I love about My Digital Studio. If you don’t have the exact stamp set you need, you can download to your computer and use it immediately.
Every month I give the members of My Stamp Club a challenge. Sometimes it is a layout challenge and sometime it is a color challenge. The hostess of the night gets to keep the cards everyone makes. The problem with that is I don’t get to keep any and I always forget to take pictures. Debby Whelpley is a member of the Club and she always makes me an extra card. I love that!
Last month Debby used the stamp set called By The Tide from the Occasions Catalog. Here is her card. Isn’t it beautiful?
This card uses a fun fold called the Z-Fold. It is actually a very simple card to make even though it looks complicated. It uses a piece of card stock that is 5 1/2 x 12 inches. Then you score it at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″. Put a pencil mark at 3″ from the bottom on both ends and cut it from the 4″ score mark to the pencil mark and then the 8″ score mark to the other pencil mark. Then decorate and you are done! I put a belly band around the card to keep it closed. The band is 1 1/4″ x 9 1/4″. Score it at the 2 1/2″ mark and the 6 5/8″ mark.
Front of Card
Inside of Card
The stamp set I used is from the Occasions Catalog and is called Make a Wish. The Designer Series Paper is also from this catalog and is called Print Poetry.
This card uses the stamp set called Oh, Hello from the Occasions Catalog. I needed a thank you card and didn’t have a lot of time. This took me about 5 minutes to make. To bring it up a notch, I embossed the top and the bottom using the Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder. It just shows you that you don’t always need a fancy card with lots of embellishments all the time.
Yesterday I showed you a gift card holder I made using the Pop ‘n Cuts Card Base and Dress Form. Today I have made another card using these items but again, by cutting the dress form out and replacing it with something else. In this case, I used the stamp set called Secret Garden and the matching Framelits (buy the bundle to save money) to make my pop up card.
This is this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge:
Freshly Made Sketches 82
For my card I used the stamp set from the Occasions Catalog called Make A Wish. This is a great all around birthday stamp set. You can use it for invitations, birthday cards or any kind of celebration. I used the Chevron Embossing Folder on the background and the balloons were punched using the Small Oval Punch.
Freshly Made Sketches 82
Below is what the entire stamp set looks like. It really is a great set!