Friday, February 27, 2015

Irresistibly Yours

Well as promised I have moved on to another stamp set today.  Today I want to share a card that Tami White recently shared on her blog.  It was so simple and easy to make, so I had to give it a try.  Tami used the Sale-A-Bration Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper for the front of her card.  Well actually it was a swap card that she received but shared the card with all of us.  Anyway, here is the card.

So simple and you can use any sentiment you want to.

Card stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Gold Glimmer Paper
Star Thinlits
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz
Gold Baker's Twine
Stamp Set: Perfect Petals for the sentiment

This is my share today, hope you give this easy card a try!  Mary

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Butterfly Basics #4

Ok, I promise this is the last butterfly card, for awhile, anyway.

For this card I simply brayered some Coastal Cabana ink onto my die, turned it over and placed it on my card stock where I wanted the butterfly image to be and pressed with my fingers to transfer the ink. Not to hard, I didn't want to make any boo-boos.

I used the same items that I used on my previous card except for the Honeycomb embossing folder and the stamp set Honeycomb Hello and the Basic Rhinestones.

Ok see you again with a new card, bye.  Mary

Monday, February 23, 2015

New Sale-A-Bration Items March 1-31, 2015

New Sale-A-Bration items have been added for you to choose from!!  To see the new items that Stampin' Up! has added CLICK HERE


Butterfly Basics #3

Well, I'm back once again with another Butterfly card.  I tried the technique called Thinlit Embossing and while I did succeed, it still needs some work on my part.  For any of you that would like to try this, I found a video over on Deb Valder's blog HERE.

I did mine just a tad different then Deb's card, but that is fine, gives you more options to look at.

Stamp set: Butterfly Basics and Gorgeous Grunge
Card stock: Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Water color paper
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry
Ribbon: 1/8" Taffeta and Stretch Ribbon-retired
Basic Pearls
Coastal Cabana Blendibilites (color pearls with)

Now onto another card, yes, one more with the Butterfly and I will move on!  Mary

Friday, February 20, 2015

Butterfly Basics #2

Hello to all, I hope that you are all staying safe and warm, brrrr…I wish Spring would get here so that we can all warm up!

Today I want to share a Birthday card I made that is actually a Thank you card for someone who placed a Online order with me!  I like to send all different kinds of cards to customers and then just put a post-it note on the inside with my thanks, then they can use the card if they would like too.

I saw a card on someone else's blog and tried to make it from memory, epic fail for me but I also didn't want to waste the Watercolor paper I had used either.  So I got out my Aqua Painter and three different ink pads and color the butterfly in with that.  Then I stamped my background paper but felt that the butterfly was "lost" on it, so I took a piece of Vellum and traced out the image of the butterfly and hand cut it out.  I adhered it to the back of my butterfly image and that looked better to me.  For a "I don't have a plan or know what I'm doing" I think it turned out pretty well.

How did I choose my colors?  I have some of the free SAB ribbon sitting on my craft table and that is how I choose my colors!

Stamp set: Butterfly Basics and Gorgeous Grunge
Butterfly Thinlit Dies
Card stock: Coastal Cabana and Very Vanilla
Watercolor Paper
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake and Old Olive
Basic Pearls

Thank you for letting me share my creation with you, I hope you enjoy coming to my blog!  Mary

Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin

I have been a subscriber to My Paper Pumpkin for several months now and I'm very impressed with the quality of this little kit that get delivered to my door each month!

Here is a link, if you do subscribe to it, please mark me as your demonstrator, Mary K Wessling, Kansas City, MO.  Or you can sign up for pre-paid subscription HERE

Here is a link to the new kit for February.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Butterfly Basics Birthday Card

I have two birthdays coming up, so I thought I better shake a leg and get them done, that way if things get crazy around here again, I'm covered!

I saw a card similar to this one on Amy Koenders blog and really liked the softness of the colors and the card, so I decided to Case it, lol.  Now I did change my card up a bit so mine is not exactly like hers.

Stamp set: Butterfly Basics
Inks: Memento Black, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Card stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Vellum
Punches: Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly
Blendabilities: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi
Basic Pearls

That is all for today, thanks for coming by.  Mary

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Etch A Sketch Happy Birthday

I know you have probably seen hundreds of this card, but I just had to give it a go and I made a couple to send to some people.

I found a really good video over on Kay Kalthoff's blogs and use it to make mine too.  It is so much cuter in real life, I really like how it turned out!

Really you can use just about any stamp set and I think it would turn out great.  I use Moon Lake for this one, but I've seen some with the cute stamp set called From the Herd, White Christmas, oh, too many to remember and name!

Card stock is Real Red, Whisper White, Sahara Sand and White Vellum card stock
Ink is Black Staz-On and Craft Whisper White
To make the cut-out I used the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
Stamp set is Moon Lake and Crazy About You
Instead of the one inch punch Kay used, I opted to use a 3/4 inch circle punch

Hope this card inspires you to try one too!  Mary