I made this card for a friend of mine who lives in Florida. She used to live up here in the frozen North but she is smarter than me and moved to warmer weather. Of course, I laugh at her during the summer when it is beautiful up here and sweltering hot in Florida. I guess there is no perfect place to live (except Hawaii maybe). I was going to send her a card with snow and cold things on it but then I would have to listen to her tell me how wonderful the weather is down there! Good thing we are good friends and can kid each other!
I cut the oval out using the Ovals Collection Framelits to give the card a “framed” look. I thought it made it look kind tropical!
Making a sympathy card is never a fun thing especially when you need to use one. A good friend, who lives in Rome, Italy, lost a good friend so Rob and I wanted to send the husband a card letting him know we were thinking of him. I made this card using the stamp set called Summer Silhouettes. First, I stamped it in Black ink and then again in Versamark and embossed it using White Embossing Powder. The I sponged So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Wisteria Wonder and Marina Mist (from the bottom to the top). The parts that are embossed don’t pick up the colors of the ink. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
I am a sucker for flower stamps. I think I must own just about every one there is in the new catalog. This time I used the Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Summer Silhouettes. It was a quick and easy card to make. I didn’t use punches or my Big Shot (can you believe that?). It just required a little stamping, cutting a piece of Designer Series Paper from the pack called Designer Soiree and tying a piece of Coastal Cabana Bakers Twine around it. It could not be much easier than that. Whenever someone says they don’t have time to stamp, I tell them they could make a card in 5 minutes or less! It is true!!
No one likes the idea of having to send a sympathy card but sometimes you need to whether you like it or not. Summer Silhouettes is a great stamp set to use for this kind of card. I am so happy that this set is carrying over to the new Annual Catalog because it is such a pretty set. I love the trellis stamp as well as all the two-step stamping flowers. A two-step stamp is one where you can use two stamps to make it whole. One stamp might be a stem and the other is the flower. For this card I used the leaves and the flowers. I rounded the corners of the card using my Envelope Punch Board. Not only does it make great envelopes, but it can be used as a corner rounder too! The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts.
I made this card for Ann’s birthday today. I won’t tell you how old Ann is because I don’t think she would appreciate that. Let’s just say she is just the right age for her! Once again, I found a card similar to this on Pinterest. It is a great place to find ideas. There are so many creative people out there who love to share their work so I have to admit, I do take advantage of their creativeness at times.
I love this expression – “Everything will Be Ok, even if we can’t see what ok is yet”. It is a great sentiment to use when someone you know just has so much stuff going on and you just want to let them know that you are thinking about them and that things will work out in the end. It is from the stamp set called Really Good Greetings, which really does have good greetings!
I know I have talked about this before, but sometimes you just need a card and you don’t have a lot of time to mess around with it. I love one layer cards. They are CAS (Clean and Simple) but can be so pretty. It literally took about 3 minutes to make this card. It took me longer to find the stamp sets I wanted to use then to actually stamp it. The sets I used were Flower Shop and it’s matching punch called Pansy Punch (save 15% and buy the Bundle), Summer Silhouettes for the trellis and a Hostess Set called Express Yourself. This set has 12 different stamps in a beautiful font. You can own this set but having a party with qualifying sales! If you are interested, just send me an email or give me a call!
I have been trying lately to use some of my Stampin Up! merchandise that hasn’t seen the light of day in a while. I bought the Floral Fusion Sizzlets a long time ago and I think I have only used them once. I am not sure why because I think they make beautiful flowers in seconds! You just run it through the Big Shot machine and glue them together. Easy and pretty!
The trellis and the leaves are from Summer Silhouettes. The Happy Birthday banner is from the Hostess Set called Banner Greetings. You can buy this set for $10 for wood mount or $8 for clear mount with qualifying sales. It is such a cute set and banners are very popular right now. You see them everywhere.
The Paper Players Challenge this week is all about summer. The colors of this card reminds me of summer and having rainbow sherbet as a kid. Now, I really like sherbet and I love these colors, but ice cream will always be first in my heart! I mean, I would take Mint Chip or Dulce De Leche ice cream over rainbow sherbet anytime, but I digress.
The colors I used are Strawberry Slush (a new In Color) and Pumpkin Pie. I suppose pumpkin pies are better in the fall but these two colors look very summery together. The stamp set I used is called Summer Silhouettes and the Happy Birthday banner is from the new hostess set called Banner Greetings. You can get this hostess set only by having a party with qualifying sales or by placing an order $150 or more.
For my card I used two stamp sets. The first one is Aviary which has cute little birds and bird cages in it. I used Summer Silhouettes to make the leaves and flowers for the bird cage to hang off of.
One of the things you may notice is that I used Tangerine Tango brads. Stampin Up! doesn’t sell this color brad. What I did was take a different color Stampin Up! brad, dip it in Versamark Ink and then dip it in Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder. Then I used my Stampin Up! Heat Tool to melt the powder so now I had Tangerine Tango brads! Very easy!