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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Cards for Dee

I have been making cards for my upline 3 people above me. She asked me to do this since she has so much going on right now with work and home. And in return for this I am getting paid to make the projects for her. Up until this month, I have been making her the projects that I have been doing for my own class. But since I am not doing cards this month for my own workshop, these cards were made just for hers.

I can't get enough of this Bundle of Joy Giraffe! I just think it is adorable. I was going to do the same card for her as I did for my swaps, but I didn't have enough of the Petals and Paisley's DS paper. So this is what I came up with instead. And I like it better than the other one!!!!

Like I have been saying, I am addicted to stickles. Anything I can use it on, I try! Stampin' Up!really should carry this product. It is really easy to use and adds just such a fun effect. I used it on the spots of the giraffe and on the center of the green flower on the round tab. Again, a plain looking card for me, so I knew stickles were a must! And the Chocolate Chip cs instead of the Close to Cocoa on the other card, finishes this one off better.

I really do hope this set continues in the catalog. I am just not a fan of any of the baby sets currently offered. They are terribly dated. Normally I turn to other brands when it comes to anything baby.

This next card was completely random that I ended up using this set. I was actually going to use the Best Barcodes set, another set from the mini catalog, but I just couldn't get anything to work. I was cleaning up a bit in between cards, when I pulled out Good Things Grow and decided to just go for it with this flower stamp in the set and just decided to go with it! And I really like how the card turned out!!!

Again, this was a plain card for me, even though the Print Pattern background makes it a lot more busy. But I couldn't just leave it be once it was finished. I know you can't tell from this picture, but I used Crystal Effects on the flowers. Also another trick that isn't realized in this photo is how I matted the Cranberry Crisp squares. I stamped the square on Very Vanilla cs, punched it out with the 1 3/8" square punch, and then mounted it on a 1 1/2" square of Very Vanilla cs. This creates the effect that it is just one piece with the Vanilla border around it. The reason why I did this is because I can't stamp straight for the life of me! LOL! And I knew with the border being so thin, it would have been impossible. And I remembered from when this set was released in the Spring Mini of 2006 that it was made to fit the square punch. I am sure someone out there has figured out this trick before me, but I was pretty proud of my self :).

Here is a list of supplies for each card.

Welcome Bundle of Joy:
  1. Bundle of Joy
  2. Seeing Spots
  3. Warm Words
  4. Chocolate Chip classic
  5. Barely Banana classic
  6. Apricot Appeal classic
  7. Certainly Celery classic
  8. Timber Brown Stazon
  9. Chocolate Chip card stock
  10. Certainly Celery card stock
  11. Barely Banana card stock
  12. Very Vanilla card stock
  13. Aqua Painter
  14. Chocolate grosgrain
  15. Slit punch
  16. 1/18" hole punch
  17. Round Tab punch
  18. Ticket Corner punch
  19. Diamond Stickles by Ranger

Growing Wonderful:

  1. Good Things Grow
  2. Print Pattern
  3. Warm Words
  4. Cranberry Crisp classic
  5. Chocolate Chip classic
  6. Cranberry Crisp card stock
  7. So Saffron card stock
  8. Chocolate Chip card stock
  9. Very Vanilla card stock
  10. Word Window punch
  11. 1 3/8" Square punch
  12. Antique Brass Hodge Podge square clip and brad
  13. Caramel gingham
  14. Cranberry Crisp stitched grosgrain
  15. Vanilla grosgrain
  16. Crystal Effects

Happy Stamping Everyone!


Allison said...

These look the giraffe one and the burgundy color just doesn't get enough love!