Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Thank you cards.

     Here are some "Thank You" cards made for a customer at our Farmer's Market.  I need to make some new ones for the new year.

Christmas Market

     These are some of the items I made for a special Christmas market on November 28.  The top picture shows samples of the double slider gift card holders.  The gift card can be attached to the piece in the bottom.  The middle picture shows the 4" x 6" Post it Note holders.   The hot chocolate sliders and tea matchbooks contain different flavors of hot chocolate and teas.  They were color coded to match the packages inside.   All of these make great gifts for any occasion.

Fancy Fold Cards

     These cards were a special order for a new customer.  The top picture shows a twisted easel, a double dutch  and a waterfall card.  The bottom picture shows a double slider card and an easel card.  I would like to thank all those who share these techniques on Pinterest and YouTube.

        The stamp set, card stock, designer series paper, punches and ink are all from Stampin' Up!  The ribbon is from another source.

     Thank you for visiting my blog.  I trust you found some inspiration for the new year.  Any of these styles can be used for any occasion!

Happy New Year!

     It has been a while since my last update so I will add some new projects but before I do, I would like to wish every one a very Happy New Year in 2016!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Baby Cards

     One of my customers ordered a baby card so I made both of these and let her choose which want she wanted.  She chose the one with the carriage.  They are both stamped with images from Something from Baby  by Stampin' Up!   The one on the left is a waterfall card.  I also used the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Crisp Cantaloupe Ink, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Occasional Quotes Stamp Set (retired), Memento Black Ink and 1-3/4" Circle Punch.  Ribbon, White and Pink Card Stock and Brads come from other Sources.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Sheltering Tree Note Pads

     A friend of mine asked if I would donate some of my projects to a fundraiser she is taking care of with her husband.  They chose one of the ones in the bottom photo and I sold the other one to another person.  I still have the green one left.  The only things not from Stampin' Up!  are the pen, white card stock and Post it note pad inside.   The bases are made from Baked Brown Sugar card stock.  The image and sentiment on them are from Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and the ink used is Old Olive, Bravo Burgandy (retired), Hello Honey, Real Red and Daffodil Delight.

Thank you for visiting my blog!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Waterfall cards

     The orange waterfall card in top picture has also been the source of inspiration for 2 custom orders of the anniversary card in the bottom picture.  The sources for these cards are as follows:

Top Photo:

Stampin' Up!
Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper
A Round Array Stamp Set
7/8" scalloped circle punch
1" circle Punch

Other Sources
White card stock
Orange ribbon
Heart shape brads

Bottom Photo:

Stampin' Up!
Gold Card Stock
Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock (retired)
Baked Brown Classic Ink (sentiment inside)  (retired)
Occasional Quotes Stamp Set for sentiment inside (retired)

Other Sources
White card stock
Gold and white ribbon
White card stock
Gold stickers

Double Slider birthday card

     Here is a birthday slider card which sold at the Farmer's Market.  Thank you to Julie Davison who shared her tutorial video for this technique.  It was quite a hit at the market.   The only products that are not Stampin' Up! in this card are the yellow ribbon and white card stock.

Quilted cards

     Hello.  It has been awhile since I have been here and realize that some updating is needed.
This is a set of quilting cards I made for a local farmer's market that I joined in July.  A few of these have sold already.  The materials used are as follows:

Stampin' Up!:
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
Label Love Stamp Set (retired)
Artisan Label Punch

Other Sources:
Navy ribbon
White card stock

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Birthday card in a box

     Last week at Farmer's Market, one customer ordered this custom made card in a box for a friend's 80th birthday.  I chose to combine birthday and golfing themes.  I was happy with how it turned out and with the customer's appreciation for it.  

Products used:

Stampin' Up!:
Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper
Label Love Stamp Set  (retired)
Artisan Label Punch
Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock

Other sources:
Navy card stock
Green card stock
Golf theme stickers
Travel theme stickers (water bottle and sandwiches)
Strips of acetate sheets

Camping card

After making 10 of these for a friend's birthday party (an order placed by her mother), I had so much fun making them so I made 4 more for last week's Farmer's Market. The picture was stamped directly onto the card base.

Products used are as follows:
Stampin' Up!
Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set
Great Outdoors Stamp Set (retired set)
Marina Mist Classic Ink Pad
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad
Lost Lagoon Stampin' Write Marker

Other sources:
White card stock.

Water Fall Card

Here is another card for Farmer's Market.  I used the following products for this one.

Stampin' Up!
Around Array Stamp Set
Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink and Card stock
Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper
You Brighten My Day Stamp Set

Other sources:
Orange ribbon
Heart shaped brads

This is a card I made for a Farmer's Market I joined earlier this summer.  I used a Stampin' Up! stamp set that is a fundraiser product for Ronald McDonald Houses.   It is called Sprinkles of Life stamp set.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Double Slider Birthday Card

     Thank you to Julie Davison for the inspiration of this double slider card.  It is so much fun to open and close.  I used the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and the Big Day Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up!  
The card is made from Delightful Dijon Card Stock and the piece wrapped around the middle, under the piece in the middle is from Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.  

     Thank you for visiting today!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Birthday Latch Card

       One of my nieces celebrated her 20th birthday this month so I made this card for her.  It is using the Latch Card technique I learned on Pinterest.  I used pink card stock and Strawberry Slush Classic Ink to stamp the image from Big Day stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The 20 is stickers on 7/8" white scalloped circle adhered to a pink 1" circle adhered to a artisan label heat embossed with gold embossing powder.   Another pink Artisan label is cut in 1/2 and adhered to the gold label.

Materials used are as follows:
Stampin' Up!:
Big Day Stamp Set
Artisan Label
1" Circle Punch
7/8" Scalloped Circle Punch
Strawberry Slush Classic Ink Pad

Other Sources:
Pink card stock
White card stock
Glitter numbers
Gold embossing powder
Foam tape

The pink card stock is cut at 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4.  I cut 1" off the front and then also scored at 3 3/8", 3 1/2" and 3 5/8".  I put foam tape on the right side of the label to hold it to the card.

Have fun trying one!  You can use any stamp set you may have.

Thank you for dropping by.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Thank you cards

     Another set made with the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper.  I love this paper as you can do so much with it!   These cards were done in 4 different shades of green.

Materials used:

Stampin' Up!:
Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper
Cucumber Crush card stock and ink pad
Mint Macaron card stock and ink pad
Pistachio Pudding card stock and ink pad
Lost Lagoon card stock and ink pad
Note tag punch
Sentiment from You Brighten My Day stamp set.

Other sources:

Shiny stickers on note tags
White card stock

Painted Blooms Birthday cards

This is a set I was made by inspiration from Pinterest.  One lady showed how to cut a sheet of this designer paper to get 6 cards.  It worked well.  Since I had 3 birthday cards to make, it went quickly.
Materials used:

Stampin' Up!:
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
Cucumber Crush (2015-16 In Color) card stock
Note Tag Punch
Strawberry Slush (2013-15 In Color) card stock
Sentiment from Simply Sketched stamp set (retired)

Other sources:
White card stock (for mat inside)
Shiny flower stickers on the note tag.

Butterfly Birthday cards

This set was made by my sister during her visit with me this past week.  She used Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper and sponged it with Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink from Stampin' Up!  

Materials used:
Stampin' Up!:
Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper
Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink
Real Red card stock
Birthday Wishes stamp
Word Window punch
Modern Label punch

Other sources:
 Butterfly die
White ribbon

Thank you cards

     Over the past 5 days, I have been busy making cards and punching out embellishments for cards  with my sister.  This is a set with the backgrounds that we did on Thursday.  We used shaving cream and different colors of ink refills from Stampin' Up!   The sentiment is from Lots of Thanks stamp set from Stampin' Up!  As you can tell each piece is different which I like about it.  It was so much fun even though it was very messy!   I highly recommend using rubber gloves for this project!!

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Wedding Waterfall Card

     This is another wedding waterfall card for an upcoming wedding done in blue, coral and white with gold accents.  The materials used are as follows:

Stampin' Up!:

Crisp cantaloupe card stock
Scalloped tag topper punch
Fancy Fan embossing folder
Whisper White card stock
13/4" circle punch
Occasional Quotes stamp set (retired)

Other sources:
Blue card stock
Coral ribbon
Heart shaped brads
Inkadinkadoo stamp set
Gold embossing powder
Versamark ink

Card Club projects

     Last night I attended a monthly card club and these were the projects chosen for the evening.  A baby card, a wedding card and a general card.  Enjoy.  These cards are all made with Stampin' Up! products.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Canada Card in a Box

     Hello.  Just want to share a recent project - a card in a box that was made for some friends who are in the process of becoming Canadian citizens.  This card was made to celebrate this special day in their lives.  I have searched for an idea for a special card for this occasion and was not able to find anything so I decided to design my own.

Materials used:
Shiny Canada stickers
White card stock
Red card stock
Acetate sheet cut into strips for making the inside images pop up.

Thank you for visiting my blog!  Have a great day!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Best Thoughts Card Set

     The new Stampin' Up! catalogue is almost time to start - June 2.  In the catalogue is this new Hostess set which I believe will be my new favorite at least for awhile.  This card set is made with an assortment of 2014-16 and 2013-15 In Colors.  The materials used are as follows and are all from Stampin' Up!

Card stock, Stampin' Write Markers and Classic Ink Pads:
Coastal Cabana
Pistachio Pudding
Tangelo Twist
Mossy Meadow (Card stock only)
Hello Honey (Classic Ink Pad and Marker only)
Crisp Cantaloupe.

Best Thoughts Hostess Stamp Set
Whisper White card stock

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Thank you spinner card

     Earlier this month, a friend ordered 5 of these Thank you spinner cards for a retreat.  They were so well liked that she ordered another one!  The butterfly slides from one side to the other when the card is tilted.  Materials used are as follows:

Stampin' Up!:
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
Lots of Thanks Stamp Set
Modern Label punch
Word Windown punch
1" Circle punch
Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Non Stampin' Up!
Red cardstock
Butterfly sticker

Card Club Projects

     On Saturday evening, I attended a card club at a friend's house where we made these 3 cards. One is a thank you card for a dad. The middle one is a thank you card from a Stampin' Up! card kit and the one on the right is a birthday card.  All three of them are made with Stampin' Up products.  

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Dressed up Writing Pads

     I saw some note pads that were "dressed up" in a similar way so when I bought the writing pads, I wanted to dress them up too so I adjusted the measurements to fit them so I could include a pen with each one.  Each pad was done in Stampin' Up! Classic Inks. (All except the red one were stamped with In Colors from Stampin' Up!  The red one is in Real Red.  The Top two are stamped with the Simply Sketched stamp set and the bottom one is stamped with the  Field Flowers stamp set. It just seemed fitting to do two of them with the maple leaf stamp (non Stampin' Up! stamp) for the occasion.

Personalized Post It Note Holders

     Here is a sample of personalized post it note holders I made for the children of a family who just arrived in Canada this past weekend.   The labels were stamped in 4 In Colors from Stampin' Up! and punched out with the Artisan label punch from Stampin' Up!  The bases are made from brown card stock and the mats are from Whisper White card stock and embossed with the Fancy Fan embossing folder (both from Stampin' Up!).  

Wedding Waterfall Card

     This past weekend we were at our nephew's wedding and their colors were purple and gold so after much decision making, I decided to put this card together for them. It uses the waterfall technique.

Materials used are as follows:

Stampin' Up!:
Whisper White card stock
Occasional Quotes stamp set (retired) "Congratulations on your Wedding Day: on the pull out and "Love begins in a moment..." inside the card.
1" Square punch

Non Stampin' Up!:
Purple card stock
Wedding stamp set
Black "Congratulations ribbon
Heart brads
Golden yellow embossed card stock

I hope this inspires you to try making a special wedding card.
The card base is 51/2"  x 81/2" and scored at 41/4"
The mat is 51/4" x 4"
Pull out mechanism is 2" x 9" and scored at 2", 2-3/4", 3-1/2" and 41/4"
Mounting strip is 3/4" x 4"
Mat on pull out is 1-3/4" x 41/4".
White squares are 2", Embossed yellow squares are 13/4" squares.  The stamped squares are 1".
The white mat inside the card is 51/4" x 4".

Thank you for dropping by.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Pop up birthday card

      These pictures show the outside and inside of a pop-up birthday card I made for a friend's sweet little girl.  My friend said she loved it.

Materials used:

Stampin' Up!:
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
Strawberry Slush card stock
Whisper White card stock
Note tag punch

Non- Stampin' Up!:
Purple card stock
Happy Birthday stamp
Pink glittery stickers for name
Bunny and butterfly stickers
White scrapbook paper
Acetate strips for popping up the butterflies.
Tonic corner punch
Silver "2"
Happy Birthday embossing folder

10th Anniversary card

     Here is an anniversary card I made for the 10th anniversary of a former co-worker and her husband.  

Materials used:

Stampin' Up!:
Strawberry Slush Classic Ink and card stock
Happy Hearts Embossing Folder
Whisper White card stock
Modern Label Punch
Word Window punch
Smokey Slate card stock
"Happy Anniversary" stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (retired set)

Non- Stampin' Up!:
Pink textured card stock (panel I embossed)
Heart punch
White ribbon
Silver glittery stickers

Birthday card in Spanish

     April 17 was my daughter's birthday so I made this card to wish her a Happy Birthday on facebook.  She is fluent in Spanish and is studying for a Master's degree in Costa  Rica.  The Spanish birthday greeting seemed fitting for the occasion.

Materials used:

Stamping Up!
Lost Lagoon card stock and Classic Ink
Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper
Hello Honey Classic Ink
Whisper White card stock

Non- Stampin' Up!

Tonic Corner punch I used for the corners of the Whisper White sentiment piece.
Spanish birthday stamp.

Dressed up writing pads

These are the main writing pads for the new family.  I bought 6 writing tablets from Dollarama and decided to "dress them up".  The birds and main flowers on the top two pads are stamped and then stamped again on another piece of Whisper White card stock, colored and cut out.  I popped the cut outs onto the pads with glue dots.

Materials used:

Stampin' Up!:
 Card stock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Lost Lagoon, Coastal Cabana and Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Classic Ink: Crisp Canaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon and Real Red
Glue dots

Non-Stampin Up!:
Maple leaf stamp
Writing pads.

Personalized Post it note holders

     Hello, Here is a set of post it note holders for the children of a family moving to Canada this coming weekend.  They have the first letter of each of their names.  Just a little welcome gift for the children.  

Stampin' Up!

Lost Lagoon card stock and Classic Ink pad
Strawberry Slush card stock and Classic Ink pad
Pistachio Pudding card stock and Classic Ink pad
Hello Honey card stock and Classic Ink pad
Label Love Stamp Set and Artisan Label punch
Whisper White card stock
Decroative Dots Embossing folder

Non-Stampin' Up!:

Alphabet stickers
Brown card stock
Post it notes.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Birthday card

     Here is a birthday card I made recently.  It is made with Lost Lagoon card stock, Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper.  Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Ink, Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  The flower and sentiment are from the Simply Sketched stamp set.  The flower and sentiment were stamped with Stazon ink and then colored with Hello Honey and Pistachio Pudding Stampin' Write markers.  The white card stock, the yellow embossed tag and gold ribbon are from non Stampin' Up products.  The edge on the front pieces are punched with EK scalloped border punch. Enjoy.

Waterfall Anniversary card

     This card was made for a 65th anniversary as a request from a friend for her parents.  After trying to plan a special card, this idea kept coming to my mind as the one to do.  This is a waterfall card with each of the milestone anniversaries (25, 40, 50, 60) on the flaps and 65 on the pull out piece.

Materials used are as follows:

Stampin' Up!:
Fancy Fan embossing folder
Congratulations stamp from a retired stamp set

Non-Stampin' Up!:
White card stock
Blue card stock
Heart shape brads
Heart shaped punch
Alphabet/number stickers
Blue ribbon

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Mini Thank You cards

     I was at a 50th birthday party of a friend yesterday.  She had a few of her friends together to do scrap booking or card making so I decided to do this set of Thank you cards.  They are 23/4" finished size to fit a 3" square envelope. This set is inspired by a similar card in the Stampin' Success magazine (for Stampin' Up demonstrators).   I used Strawberry Slush card stock and Strawberry Slush Classic Ink from Stampin' Up!   The flowers are from a stamp set called Petite Petals and punched out with the coordinating punch.  The sentiment and mini hearts are from another stamp set called "You Brighten My Day" and punched out with a coordinating Note Punch.  All card stock, stamps, ink and punches are from Stampin' Up!  The stamp set "You Brighten My Day" is available for free for the month of March with a purchase of $60 (in Canada) of product.  Check with a demonstrator near you for the purchase requirement for your area.   Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Have an awesome day!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Watercolor card

     Here is another card from this weekend.  It is done with a watercolor technique called Bokeh.  The watercolor paper is mounted onto Bermuda Bay card stock.  The front of the card is embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.

     To do the watercolor I wet the watercolor paper till it was quite wet then dropped drops of ink refills so the color would run on the wet paper.  While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled table salt on the surface and let it dry.  When the paper was dry, I sponged white circles all over the surface.
The materials I used are as follows:

Stampin' Up!:
Bermuda Bay card stock
Tempting Turquoise Ink refill
Bravo Burgundy Ink refill
Whisper White craft ink pad
Sponge dauber

Non Stampin' Up!:
Watercolor paper
White card stock

Thank you to all the Stampin' Up Demonstrators and other Card Makers who have shared this technique on Pinterest and You Tube!  It is so much fun!

Love is Kindness card set.

     With the cold weather we have been having this past week and a school break has given me some time to put this set together for a contest I have going on my Facebook page: Rose Hope Designs.  
This set has 6 cards with 2 of each of these 3 colors.  The background mat is from Speciality Designer Series Paper  called Irresistibly Yours.  I sponged the paper with the inks and then rubbed the surface with a kleenex to bring out the shine.   The stamped image and sentiment are from Love is Kindness stamp set stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored in with the ink pads and a blender pen.  Materials used are as follows:

Stampin' Up!:
Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Ink pad
Strawberry Slush Stampin' Ink pad
Tangelo Twist Stampin' Ink pad
Blackberry Bliss card stock
Tangelo Twist card stock
Strawberry Slush card stock
Pistachio Pudding card stock
Love is Kindness Stamp Set
Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Write Marker
Strawberry Slush Stampin' Write Marker
Tangelo Twist Stampin' Write Marker
Pistachio Pudding Stampin' Write Marker
Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Non Stampin' Up:
White card  stock

Thank you for dropping by!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Cards from Open House

     Last night, I attended a friend's Stampin' Up! Open House where I made these four projects.   I really enjoyed making the treat bag, small valentine card and the Thank you card.  The birthday card with the bows was more of a messy challenge and I was not super happy about the results of that one.
     Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great weekend!