Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Projects from my Upline . . . .

I went to my upline's monthly meeting last night for the first time in quite a while. Michelle lives about 45 minutes away in Longmont, and her meetings don't begin until 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights . . . I get up at 5 a.m. to go to work, so usually it doesn't work out for me. But today I'm taking a vacation day to help my chubby hubby celebrate his birthday, so I figured I could sleep in if I was out too late . . . . It was totally worth it! Wait 'til you see these wonderful creations!

Just a Little Note

This card is built on a Crumb Cake card stock base. The background was created by adhering pieces of Designer Series Paper in varying shapes to the front of the card (3 of the pieces are Greenhouse Gala DSP; the shape in the lower left-hand corner is Pumpkin Pie card stock stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink.) The Stamp Set used is Apple Blossoms (one of the current Level 2 Hostess Sets); the inks used are Daffodil Delight, Real Red, and Pear Pizzazz; the ribbon is Real Red 5/8" Satin; the card stock for the flower piece is Whisper White and Daffodil Delight. Other accessories used: Scallop Edge Border punch; Pearl self-adhesive jewels, and Stampin' Dimensionals (used on the piece with the flower stamped on it and each of the flower layers). Fun and funky!!!!

Elegant Flower

This card base is Whisper White, embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The ribbon is Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly; the card stock layers are Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White. The flower was created by using Sponge Daubers to apply Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Pear Pizzazz ink over one of the Elegant Trio stencils. The center of the flower was highlighted by "painting" glue over the shape with a Two-Way Glue Pen, and then adding Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Elegant Lines

This elegant card was created by running a piece of Bashful Blue card stock through the Big Shot with the new Elegant Lines embossing folder, wrapping a piece of Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon around it, and adhering it to the Very Vanilla card base. The Mini Vintage Tag was hung over the ribbon before the second part of the knot was tied, and then because the string on those tags is VERY LONG, it was pulled up, reknotted so it would hang close to the ribbon, and the excess snipped off. The tiny little greeting stamped on the tag is from the new Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set.

And cards aren't the only things you can use the embossing folders for . . . check out how elegant this thrift store napkin looks when you just run it through the Big Shot with that same embossing folder! Designer looks for a dime!!!

I hope you try some of these ideas yourself!

Cath ;D

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