Here is what I made tonight, simple 10 minute cards for sure, but limited edition :-) as they are made with the last of my retired stash of Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper pack. There are only 3 sheets of each design (roughly yielding 3 cards ea with a similar pattern) so while I was able to make a nice dozen again, but had to come up with 4 different ways to incorporate the paper. The sentiment is from the awesome Full of Life set (item # 111500, page 152 of your catalog).
Augusts Challenges were:
COLOR PALLET -
And this insane contraption of a card is for the Ramadan challenge, with an attempt at color challenge. Its a slide out card that replicates the phases of the moon, in honor of the timing of the holiday Ramadan (at the crescent moon, the holiday is governed by the Lunar calendar.) To find out more you can visit this site.
A Memory Jar is a jar of some kind, that you decorate to hold notes - in this case its for memories of Baby. It has a cute little poem that I printed and inserted inside with some DSP. And for the top I printed the red circle with a quote that I felt fit their Tree theme and the occasion of their sons birth. This is the lid -
The outermost scallop circle was cut on the Big Shot, then the next circle was printed and then cut with the Circle Scissors Plus to fit the layer, then I used the Large Scallop Circle Punch, and finally I printed a monogram and stamped decorations then punched with the standard Scallop Circle Punch. Whew! The hearts are from the Heart to Heart, and the small Heart punch.
The idea is that you jot down quick notes to remind you of babys adventures, then you can go back and enter them "properly" into the baby's yearbook. I think these post-its that I stamped came out so well that they might be fit to just Scrapbook on their own... These are the zig-zag post-its that I stamped alternately in coordinated colors throughout. Its not that crazy - the pads are only 100 sheets each, so every other or every-every-other would be cute!
For most of us, summer is as close as we get to the luxuriously balmy weather of the tropics. But you can make the most of what you have with our Tropical Party set. Create an atmosphere of lazy breezy days on the beach and in the surf with these island flora and fauna. And why not throw in a piña colada while you’re at it! Use this set—along with our coordinating Island Oasis Designer Series paper—to bring paradise on earth to your summer parties and to your scrapbook pages of the memories from an unforgettable vacation. Available in wood-mount and clear-mount.
I have a free Serene Sunset tutorial available to you with your $25 purchaseat my online store, good thru August 31st 2010. This seven page PDF tutorial hand out includes directions and color photos for 2 cards and a 6x6 scrapbook page layout; also includes photos of alternate versions of the same cards & layout using the Watercolor Trio stamp set!
Serene Sunset Tutorial - Free with $25 Purchase at
Feeling super sassy? Spend $50 in my online store By Noon Monday 8/09 and I will include a bonus Class-to-Go! The Island Oasis Class-to-Go features the Tropical Party stamp set, and 28 pages packed with step-by-step instructions, full color photos, and detailed cutting instructions will teach you how to make a cute purse and 5 different notecards. These would make great hostess gifts, or invitations to your end-of-summer luau!
I have a whole box of card bases waiting to be used up... I printed the back side of a ream of cardstock (250 sheets of a nice weight white card) with 2 of the OWH logos (one for horizontal and one for portrait cards), and then had it cut. Now I am all set whenever inspiration strikes! (and when I get thru this ream I will have made 500 cards!! :-) I'd really like to have made all 500 and sent them in by the end of the year. I think I may have to get some help, but with a nice dozen every other day or so I should meet my goal! it is about 20 cards a week, or some very crafty weekends with friends... maybe a OWH Birthday Bash! I will keep you posted! 16 are Done!
OWH Card Base
I Heart Hearts, Stem Sayings, Sweet Little Sentiments, Sassy Sayings I - stamp sets, all retired; Heart Punch #119183 and Heart-to-Heart Punch #119181
A delicate or striking border, or color coordinated accent, or peaceful background for your photos. The softness will really coordinate with a variety of papers and styles, and the flower motif will go with many themes.
The sentiments that come with the set are only the tip of the iceberg as far as what sentiments would be set off in style on your cards! Birthdays, thank you’s, happy hellos, or sweet sympathy; anniversary and congratulations, Easter and christening, whatever you can think of to use flowers – these will wow you!
The solid images are going to work great for your crafty projects:
glass etching, make some coasters, or decorate a canister for some scented bath soaps. They will also be perfect for stampin’ fabrics! Decorate napkins, jazz up a picnic tote or lunch bag, or decorate a fabric gift bag!
These flowers also will be a simple but stunning foundation for your button and ribbon accents. A multicolor effect is easy to achieve with markers or Stampin’ Spots, and wait till you hand cut these – simply marvelous!
If you’re looking for fast and easy, this is also the set for you! This set looks SO good on monochromatic cards! Its fast to layer, with really beautiful results, or each one of the trio could stand alone as the focal point of your card. The stamps are sized to be used on pretty much all your cards and layouts!
Do not miss this set – you’ll be saying Wow to all the projects coming out with this set!
Some accessories to add to the Wow factor:
Square Lattice Embossing Folder –119176 - adds great texture
Stampin Write Markers –IBC page 194 - color coordination for your fine details
Paper snips -103579 – need a great pair to get the perfect silhouette
Ribbon – IBC pgs 190-191- what is a bouquet without a ribbon
Beautiful wings - 118138 – perfect butterfly accents
Brushed Silver Cardstock - 100712 - unique finish, emboss for a perfect accent