Thanksgiving Wedding

Happy Thanksgiving!!!   I went for a walk this afternoon and the trees were gorgeous! I felt so thankful to live here, in this beautiful country!

We went to a wedding this weekend and the hall was beautifully decorated with Fall leaves.  I wanted to make a card that would reflect their “Fall theme”, so this is the card I made for them:


I used the Owl Builder punch to make the “groom and bride”, adding a wedding dress and a tux!  I knew the wedding color was orange so I wanted to incorporate this color into my card as much as possible.  I made some orange quilled roses for the bride and some fringed quilled flowers (on the banner)!

The leaves were made with the Bird Builder punch in Crumb Cake, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie card stock.   I sponged them with Soft Suede to add some dimension.  To make the big orange flower I used the Boho Blossom punch.  I separated the layers of card stock and sprayed with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and shimmer paint. Then I stacked the layers and crumbled them.  I used a mini silver brad to attach the flowers together and I let it dry.

The banner is from a retired stamp set called “Take it to Heart” (from last year Occasion nimi-catalogue) and I used a greeting from “Voeux Mignons”.

Material used:

Card stock:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Bashful Blue

Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie. Basic Black marker, Frost White shimmer paint.

Stamp set: Voeux Mignons, Take it to Heart.

Tools and punches: Owl Builder, Bird Builder, Boho Blossom, Scallop Oval (Owl wings), 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle (owl dress); Big Shot, Top Note Bigz die; Perfect Polka Dots, Fancy Fan and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folders. Quilling tool

Accessories: mini-silver brad, basic pearls

Artisan Award Non-winning Entry Day 4: Baby Scrapbook page

This is a 8.5 by 11 inches Scrapbook page that I did for the Artisan Award contest.  I did some quilling and use the different designer series paper to make like a baby quilt…  Some watercoloring and stitching for the top of the page…

Details of the baby carriage:

Details of the quilled feet

Top of the page:

Material used:

Packed for Baby, Petite Pairs and Every Little Bit stamp sets;

Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Gray card stock; Beau Château, Nursery Nest and Twitterpated Designer Series Paper,

Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin’ pad; Pretty in Pink , Basic Black and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo), Blender pen,

Twitterpated Designer Buttons, Glue dots, Dimensionals, 1” Square punch, Scallop Oval punch, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle punch, Large Oval punch, Extra-Large Oval punch, 1/2” circle punch, 3/4” Circle punch, Big Shot, Edgelits die Adorning Accents, Sewing thread, Sewing machine, Paper snip, sponge, Multipurpose liquid glue, Snail adhesive.


Artisan Award Non-winning Entry, Day 3: Happy I do day Money Holder

Today’s card is a Wedding card. It’s also a money holder… I used Shimmer paint (Frost white) to stamp the background with Baroque Motifs stamp set on Vellum card stock.  The middle part is cut with the Label collection Framelit and embossed with the Designer Frames folder.  The “border” was sponged with Shimmer paint.  The “Happy I do day” was heat embossed with Pewter embossing powder.  Shimmer paint was also sponged on top of the quilled flowers and leaves.

Close-up view:

Inside view:

Material used:

Baroque Motifs, Word Play and Sincere Salutations (inside) sets;

Perfect Plum, Vellum, Whisper White card stock;

Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ pads, VersaMark pad, Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Frost White Shimmer paint,

Whisper White 5/8” Organza ribbon, Basic Rhinestone, Clear Rhinestone brad, Big Shot, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Labels Collection Framelits dies, Adorning Accents Edgelits dies, Little leaves Sizzlits Die; Extra-large Oval punch, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle punch, stylus, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, sponge daubers, Multipurpose liquid glue, Heat tool, Paper-piercing tool, Snail adhesive.

Quilling, Framelits and Betsy’s Blossom…

This card has a little of everything and I like the way it turned out!  Do you find it really “Summery and Fun”? I think it has all to do with the paper I used from the Floral District Designer Series Paper…  The flowers come from the Betsy’s Blossom stamp set. They were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I used the new Apothecary Accents Framelits (see yesterday ‘s post for another example) to cut the designer paper and the background (of the flowers) in the new In-Color “Gumball Green”.  The leaves where made with Garden Green card stock.  The new 1/4 inch Stitched Grosgrain ribbon adds a nice finishing touch…

Stamp set: Betsy’s Blossom (#126004 W or 126006 C)

CS and Paper: Tango Tangerine, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Garden Green, Floral District DSP

Ink: Versamark, White embossing powder.

Tools: Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits, Perfect Polfa Dots embossing folder

Accessories: White 1/4 in Stitched Grosgrain ribbon , Basic pearls.

Butterfly Quilling

I haven’t post any card with quilling for a long time, so here’s one I made recently.  I used the flower from the set “Love & Sympathy” (#122795 W or #122797 C).  I colored the flower with my Old Olive and Tango Tangerine Stampin’ markers.  To make the butterfly, I used quilling strips which I find works better than cutting card stock strips…

Stamping set: Love & Sympathy, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Everyday Enchantment DSP, quilling strips in black, orange, tan and yellow

Ink: Old Olive,  Old Olive and Tango Tangerine Stampin’ markers

Punch: Modern Label

Tools: quilling tool

Blossom Petal Builder punch week: Easter Daffodil

I’ve decided to make this week the Blossom Petal Builder Punch Week!!!  I offered a class based on this punch and the Owl punch earlier in March and I wanted to share some examples of cards I made for that class.  So today, it’s a beautiful Daffodil card, perfect for Easter!

This is what the Blossom Petal Builder punch looks like:

It’s so versatile!  After you’ll see everything you can do with it, you’ll want it for sure!!!

Item number is 121808 and sell for $22.95

To make the card I used 6 petals (of the second largest one )and one of the biggest one, fold over, to make the center of the flower. The narcissus (the white flower) is made with the 5-petal Flower punch and the Boho Blossom punch.  I did a fringed flower to put over.

stamp set: Voeux mignons

CS and paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Patterns DSP stack

Ink: Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight

Punches: Blossom Petal Builder punch, 5-petal Flower punch, Boho Blossom punch, Oval punch

Tools: Big Shot and Lattice Bigz die, stylus (for the long leaves)

Another Christmas quilling Stampin’up style


I made this card for my team meeting swap cards.  I used the cute set “Holiday Happiness” in the Idea Book and Catalogue at p.34.