Wednesday, April 18, 2012

10 Little Toes

I wanted to share this baby card with you.  My cousins recently had an adorable baby boy and I have a friend who is also expecting a boy too. I will do something different for that one but can't post until much later!!

I used the "Baby Prints" from the Occasions Mini (don't forget items only available until the end of April!)  I stamped the feet & hands, cut both out using my fabulous paper snips, makes things so much easier.  I popped up the feet on the front and the hands on the inside.

The greeting was stamped & punched using the Curly Label Punch.  I adhered to the front with a Marina Mist Brad to match of course!  The strip of Designer Paper is from the "Stacks" collection of Subtles.  It is Bashful Blue sponged with Marina Mist.  I put a strip on the inside of the paper as well.

Hope you enjoy!  Happy Stamping.

Stamps: Baby Prints
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Subtles Collection Paper Stack
Extras: Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers, Subtles Collection Brads, Curly Label Punch, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Summer Smooch New Catty Sneak Peak

I love sneak peaks!  The card below was actually inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch challenge 236.  I didn't actually go with their circle, I just couldn't get what I was going for so changed it slightly but I loved this idea of the layout.

I used the new Sneak Peak Summer Smooches Stamp Set, Designer Paper, Fabric Brads & Ribbon!

I started with the Daffodil Delight background/cardbase.  I cut two strips of Designer Paper and one piece of Tempting Turquoise that I ran through the big shot with the Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I wrapped the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon around the top and adhered down.

I used a Tempting Turquoise & Lucky Limeade Marker to colour the vase & greenery of the stamp then pierced a hole for the matching & fabulous Fabric Brad.  Note that the Brads & Stencil available during this promotion are only available until the end of April, everything else will be in the new catalogue.

The sentiment is from "Short & Sweet" stamped in Tempting Turquoise, this stamp set is actually retiring at the end of May.  Yes, May, as you may recall me mentioning that the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue will now end in May instead of June.  The retired list of stamp sets is now out and you can see the retired list of accessories on April 25th.

See the Summer Smooches Promotion & Retired list of Stamps through my Stampin' Up! website at

I have also updated a list of classes so RSVP today!

Happy Stamping & Enjoy!

Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Short & Sweet
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, SW Markers in Tempting Turquoise & Lucky Limeade
Cardstock: Summer Smooches Designer Paper, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Extras: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brads, Big Shot & Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Friday, March 30, 2012

Classic Case - Butterfly Card

This card was cased from Mary Fish over at Stampin' Pretty.  She is such a talented lady and I hope very much to meet her when I go to Convention in July.  I am so excited to go, I have never been before so I am sure I will be busy doing SWAP cards soon enough!

This card uses the Attic Boutique Designer Paper (as you can tell a new favourite!)  The butterfly is actually a punched out flower with the Blossom Punch in the Occasions Mini.  You just snip off a petal on each side and voila, a butterfly!  The butterfly brad is from the Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle.

To finish off the card Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon was added as well as the sentiment.  Teeny Tiny Wishes is a great stamp set to have, it has every greeting you would need plus they fit perfectly into the Modern Label Punch or the Word Window Punch!

Enjoy & Happy Stamping!  Heather

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede & Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper
Extras: Blossom Punch, Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Paper Snips, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

With Sale-a-bration almost over I wanted to post another fun card I did called a Pinwheel Card using the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper (as well as Attic Boutique)  These are fun cards to make.  For detailed instructions please feel free to email me.

The Poppy Parade Background was stamped with the large En Francais Stamp.  I love this background stamp, I use it often and gives a nice soft script.  The greeting is from Elementary Elegance and was stamped with Early Expresso.  Taffeta ribbon to match of course!

In the middle of the pinwheel is a brad from the Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle and then it was popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.

It isn't too late to get those Sale-a-bration items!  Order online at and go to "Shop Now" or send me an email and I can help you out.

I hope you enjoy and Happy Stamping! Heather

Stamps: En Francais, Elementary Elegance (Sale-a-bration)
Ink: Poppy Parade, Early Expresso
Cardstock, Poppy Parade, Early Expresso, Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Extras: 1 1/4 inch Square Punch, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle, Early Expresso 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, March 26, 2012

Triple Treat Flower - Quick & Easy

I wanted to share this card in two slightly different ways, the only changes are the ribbon, brad and then the flower colours are reversed.  The Stamp Set is called Triple Treat Flower and it is a single stamp.  You can actually earn it free right now during Sale-a-bration or it is also available for purchase in the Big Idea Book & Catalogue.  Remember, the catalogue will now go until the end of May and the new Catalogue will be released on June 1st instead of July 1st.  How exciting!!

I used soft colours to go with the Attic Boutique Designer Paper, when I first saw this paper I have to admit I wasn't completed sold but then started to play and it became a new favourite.  It is in the current Occasions Mini.  The flower was stamped twice first in Pool Party and then Soft Suede.  The layers are punched using the Fancy Flower & 5 Petal Punch (the 1/2 inch circle also matches this flower)  The brads are from the Everday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle. 

The greetings are from a great stamp set called Short & Sweet and was stamped in Soft Suede.  This a handy one to have because it covers the basic greetings but also has cute little images to go with them!

I hope you enjoy!

Upcoming Classes - more information available at
Sunday, April 15th at 1:30 pm - Sneak Peak for the Upcoming Catty!  Make 6 projects in total
Wednesday, April 18th at 7 pm - Fast & Fabulous Cards
Wednesday, April 25th at 7 pm - Fast & Fabulous Cards
Sunday, April 29th at 1:30 pm - Mutiple Card Class (9 cards in total)
Enjoy & Happy Stamping!  Heather

Stamps: Triple Treat Flower, Short & Sweet
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Attic Boutique Designer Paper
Extras: 5 Petal Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon (or Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon in Second Card) Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle (Sale-a-bration) Sponge Daubers, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sale-a-bration with Fresh Vintage

There is still time to take part in Sale-a-bration or get that Stamp Set or Paper or other special freebie!  The sale ends March 31st so contact me today or order online!  It is also a great time to sign up or buy the starter kit too, everything is on sale with more freebies! 

The card below uses the Sale-a-bration Stamp Set called Fresh Vintage, this is my favourite set and goes perfectly with the Everday Enchantment Designer Paper as well as the Brad & Ribbon Bundle.  I used the Designer Paper below to create a fun background behind the flower image (coloured with Stampin' Write Markers)

It is hard to tell in the picture but there is a slight shimmer to the card.  By mixing Shimmer Paint with Rubbin Alcohol you can make your own spritz to give a shimmery effect to any card.  The Poppy Parade Layer was also sponged with our Stampin' Sponges to give a bit of texture to the card.

Finally, have to finish off with a bit of ribbon and greeting of course, this one is from Elementay Elegance which is also a Sale-a-bration Stamp Set.  Again, not too late to take advantage of this great sale!

Enjoy and Happy Stamping!  Heather

Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Elementary Elegance
Ink: Early Expresso with Stampin' Write Markers in Poppy Parade, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade
Cardstock: Early Expresso, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Extras: Early Expresso 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Champagne Mist Shimmer paint, Stampin' Sponges, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive

Friday, March 23, 2012

Birthday Card Sale-a-bration Style

Sale-a-bration is definitely one of my favourite times of the Stampin' Up! Year because you get that extra bonus of a free stamp set, paper, ribbon the choices are endless!  I love getting FREE stuff.  There is still time to order, you can easily do it online at or send me an email!  Sale ends March 31st

Here is a birthday card we did using punches with fabulous Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and the Outlined Occasions Stamp Set.  First we stamped the greeting in Black Ink and then coloured using Pool Party & Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Markers.  Then adhered a strip from the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch with a layer of matching ribbon (from Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Bundle) behind the piece of Vanilla Cardstock and adhered to the Pool Party layer. 

The presents were punched out using the 1 1/4 inch square punch and layered onto a punched Vanilla 1 3/8 inch square punch layer.  The bow is actually from one of our fabulous Layering Punches.  It is called Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer.  These are set to three different choices so the last one was selected, trimmed and adhered behind the present.  They are popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals to add a little depth.  Super Quick & Easy Card, punches make life so much simpler.  Enjoy!

Happy Stamping!  Heather

Stamps: Outlined Occasions (Sale-a-bration)
Ink: Basic Black, Stampin' Write Markers in Pool Party & Lucky Limeade
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper (Sale-a-bration)
Extras: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 inch Square Punches, Blossom Triple Layer Punch, Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle (Sale-a-bration) Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive