Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pretty Princess Birthday card

Hello everybody!

Today I would like to share another kids card that I made this week. This one is for a little girl. I knew which stamp set I wanted to use, but I wasn't sure which colors to use. One of my customers asked me how I pick my colors and fussed over how great I am with color. I have to be totally honest... I've never been great with color. When I first started making cards, I often got very frustrated trying to come up with a color scheme. Then I discovered the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper! Often times, I will choose the stamp set first and then I would choose one of the Designer Series Paper's that would go nicely with the set I choose. It makes my life so much easier! You don't have to be great with color to make beautiful cards!

When I was done putting the main image, the ribbon & sentiment on this card, I kept looking at it and thinking that it needed something else. Then I thought about the rhinestones, but thought they'd look funny by themselves, so I decided to try putting them on the little flower punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. What do you think?

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pretty Princess
Paper: Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Whisper White & Lap Of Luxury DSP
Ink: Jet Black StazOn & Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers
Other: Flower Punch (Itty Bitty Punch Pack), Basic Jewels (Rhinestones), Blushing Bride & Concord Crush In-Color Stitched Poly Ribbon, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing tool, Stampin' Dimensionals & Mini Glue Dots.

Thanks so much for coming by. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's the most WONDERFUL time of the year!

Good morning stampers!

Can you tell I'm a little excited about school being back in session? Don't get me wrong, my boys were very well behaved this summer. Of course I had to referee their fighting and arguements, but they're boys:)

I didn't waste anytime getting back in to the swing of things. I made this card on Monday.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Choo Choo, On Your Birthday & Right on Track Stampin' Around wheel
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White & Tempting Turquoise CS & Play Date DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise & Real Red
Other: Ticket Corner Punch & Stampin' Dimensionals

I know I promised to share some time saving tips in the past, so here they are! In the first photo, you will see how I store some of my card stock. I pre-cut sheets from each color family and scored them. I used the now retired Forget-Me-Not Keepers and the very cool P-Touch label maker to make the labels for each color family. (In aplha order, of course!) This makes life so easy when I have an event, I can just grab what I need and go! Here's a photo of the Bold Brights family:

In the second photo, you will see a mini magazine holder that I made. I keep this on my desk filled with envelopes & pre-cut inserts for the sentiment. When I'm finished making my card, I just grab an insert, stamp and put in an envelope. 

Thanks for coming by! I hope you've enjoyed my card and have found the time saving tips useful. Have a wonderful day!!!