Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kindness does Matter

I have used another retiring set here, Kindness Matters. Isn't that a nice name? I have used the retiring More Mustard and Riding Hood Red, as well as some Old Olive. A simple card with some detail added in the form of the dry embossed border on the white and the gold embossed border on the butterfly piece. The detail on those little butterflies is quite amazing. Also amazing is that this set of five stamps is available in clear mount for only $12.71 till the end of the month.

Just Believing

I still remember the first time I saw the stamp set Just Believe in the catalogue. It was love at first sight! There is something about those beautiful elegant images that just grab me.
Here I have made a simple card by colouring the stamp with markers and then spritzing with water before stamping. It gives a hand watercoloured look.
I needed a quick little card the other day and this is what I whipped up. It uses another image from the Just Believe set and I have put that on Summer Starfruit cardstock with alittle paper piercing to jazz it up a bit. A handmade envelope in matching paper completes it. Easy peasy.
There are only a few days left to order from the retirement list. If you would like to check it out, go to my Stampin Up website.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Flowerpot card

Flowerpot cards have been around along time, but I thought it was time for me to make another one with some new and some old Stampin Up items.
Using the Secret Garden stamps and framelits made this so much quicker than flower pots I have made in the past. Just a quick pass through the big shot and perfect flowers and greenery. Wow, why weren't these around years ago? I have used some retiring colours - bravo burgundy and lucky limeade, and some daffodil delight and pumpkin pie.
This is inside the card. I think this is quite a cheery card. I must make more of them while I have everything out.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

All dressed up

Again! I just love playing with these dies, and I love that sentiment from the All Dressed Up stamp set. . I think that might get a big work out in my house. I am often late with cards. Kind of like the plumber that has leaking pipes in their own house.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lots retiring....

A quick card using lots of retired items. Baja Breeze cardstock, seam binding and ink, Elegant Bouquet Embossing folder and Perfect Punches for the greeting. Check out the retired list at the Stampin' Up website. There are some huge bargains, inlcuding a massive discount on the embossing folder.