Sunday, September 19, 2010

Embossed Flowers Thank You Card

If you tilt your head just a bit, the card will be straight! LOL OK, so my picture taking ability stinks.

I can't even begin to express how simple and easy this card was!! The "white" embossed piece is Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock with a lavender core. I embossed it with the "Elegant Bouquet" embossing folder from Stampin Up in my Cuttlebug. I sanded the embossing until the core color showed.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's "Signature Greetings" and was stamped in purple ink and heat embossed, then cut using a Nestabilities die in my Cuttlebug. A few clear rhinestones in the center of the flowers finish it off.

You can use this base for soooo many different kinds of cards - just change the colors and sentiment to suit your occassion!

Ribbon Organization!!

I LOVE ribbon. I have yet to meet a ribbon I didn't like. I have hundreds of them and they have always been a challenge for me to store.

I used to store most of my ribbons in little tiny Cropper Hopper embellishment boxes stored in a larger blue case. I arranged them according to color and that worked well for a while. Well, until I got up to 5 boxes. LOL

I needed a new system and pronto. I had been eyeing and debating the Ribbon Ring for a while and finally decided to take the plunge and order it.

I was EXTREMELY surprised that it arrived the very next day!! Granted, it wasn't going very far, but STILL!! The NEXT day? That's crazy fast!! I immediately got to work putting my ribbons on the tabs. It took me several days to get it all done (not working continuously! LOL), but it was worth it! I grouped the tabs of ribbons on rings according to color and hung the rings on little Command hooks I stuck to the wall.  Now I can see all of my ribbons and finding one to match my project will be a lot faster and easier. I hope. :)

Hot Air Ballon Thank You Card

This card was so fun to make!!

Not only does Papertry Ink make super cute stamps, they also make dies to coordinate!!

The sun, balloon baskets, and sentiment are from the "Up, Up & Away" set. The sun comes in 3 pieces - the circle, and 2 rays so you can stamp in different colors if you want. The sun and baskets were stamped using VersaMagic chalk inks and the sentiment was stamped using Stampin Up Whisper White Craft ink. (The best white ink I have found so far!!)

The clouds were cut from white felt using the coordinating dies in my Cuttlebug, and the balloons were cut from Basic Grey "Kioshi" papers. The cardstock is Papertrey Ink.

Soaring By To Say Hi Card

This card was so fast and simple to make!!

Everything (except the Autumn Leaves buttons and black Staz-On ink) is from Papertrey Ink. (I'm LOVING everything from there lately!!) The stamps are the "Everyday Button Bits." I stamped the balloons and sentiment on Kraft cardstock and cut them out with Nestabilities dies in my Cuttlebug. Stick on a few buttons, add a ribbon, and you're done!