Gentlemanly








Materials & Tools Used:

  • Stampin’ Up! cardstock in Early Espresso
  • SEI decorative pearlized paper from the ‘Windsor’ Collection
  • Graphic 45 cardstock from ‘A Proper Gentleman’ Collection
  • Pink Paislee decorative paper from the ‘Queen Bee’ Collection
  • Stampin’ Up! 1/8″ taffeta ribbon in Early Espresso
  • Kaiser Craft adhesive half pearls in Oyster Black
  • Sakura Glaze Pen in Black
  • Papertrey Ink Vintage Touch ink in Chai
  • Tim Holtz Nostalgia Tissue Tape
  • 3M ATG 714 adhesive
  • Carl RT-200 paper trimmer
  • Stampin’ Up! ticket corner punch
  • Scor-Pal
  • Tim Holtz non-stick micro-serrated scissors
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    Sing It







    {Materials Used: Stampin’ Up! Cardstock in Glorious Green, American Crafts Decorative Cardstock from “Teen” Collection (Driver’s Ed), Edged Grosgrain Ribbon from Stampin’ Up! Theatre Collection, Creative Charms Velvet Dimensional Flower, 7 Gypsies Velvet Green Leaves, Bo Bunny Glazed Brad, Sentiment Stamp from Unity Stamp Co., Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, AdTech Mono Adhesive, 3/8″ Glue Dots, Zutter 1/2″ Round-It-All Corner Rounder, Scor-Pal, Carl RT-200 Paper Trimmer;}

    Time Flies….








    (Materials Used: Stampin’ Up! cardstock in Soft Suede, K & Co. decorative paper from the Olive Tree Kraft Collection, Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock, Cuttlebug “Clockworks” embossing folder, Colorbox Chestnut Roan Cat’s Eye Ink, Little Yellow Bicycle metal gears and brads, American Crafts Purkey rub-on alphabets, Adtech Mono Adhesive, Carl RT-200 paper trimmer, Scor-Pal, We R Memory Keepers paper piercer;)

    Your Love Is King

    Today’s card project is full of textures and vibrancy of colors. All of the papers are from American Crafts. All of the pieces of the die-cut element were cut using American Crafts fabulous line of glitter cardstock. This paper is extremely thick and simply encrusted with glitter. Some of the color selections are so vibrant they look as they have been plugged in to a wall socket and illuminated with electricity. I used shades of white, pink, purple, and yellow to cut out this design from Tim Holtz’s Alterations line entitled “Heart Wings”. The glossy black textured mat was also cut from another Tim Holtz/Sizzix die called “Ornamental”. The base cardstock is a foiled pinkish/purple embossed cardstock from American Crafts. I have to say the pictures don’t really do this finished product justice. Let’s just say this card is not for the shy and unassuming…






    Borrowing Inspiration

    This weekend on my rounds of the weblogs I visit, I came upon a great project and video tutorial on Bryan’s (ScrapGuy) site. While his project was designed to display photos and journaling blocks, I had a slightly different use in mind. So, I borrowed his idea, messed with the sizing a bit, and came up with what I think is an elegant invitation to a dinner party. I ended up making twelve of these. The photographs I’m sharing with you are blank on the inside (as I really only have enough food for twelve people, lol). But, I added some lovely vellum slips to the interior and hand wrote the relevant information (date, time, place, occasion, etc.). It is a bit of work getting all of the elements for each piece together, but once you have your pieces it becomes a process of having a thoughtful and succinct assembly line to achieve your finished project.

    For my project, I used the following materials and tools:

  • PAPER: Basic Grey decorative cardstock from the “Sublime” collection, Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock;

  • EMBELLISHMENTS: 7 Gypsies velvet flowers in Eggplant, Stampin’ Up! 5/8″ satin ribbon in Old Olive, Prima Marketing Monarch Flower Center in Maple; ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Cat’s Eye in Chestnut Roan;

  • TOOLS: Making Memories paper trimmer, Zutter 1/2″ Round-It-All corner rounder, ATG 714 adhesive gun, Scor-Pal scoring board;