Monday, November 22, 2010

Ippity Hop - Smile

I love the new Cosmo Cricket paper Circa 1932.  Yesterday I used it to make a mini card  in my post below, and today I used the paper again to make a simple little card using  the How You Doin stamp set.

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I really like how all the papers in this collection coordinate so nicely together.  After I stamped the flowers and cut them out, I used a pop dot to separate the layers and to give the flowers some dimension.  I then added some red stickles and a black pearl to the center of each flower.  A red ribbon and a  vintage button finished off the card.

Click here to continue along the blog hop and visit Jens blog which is next.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ippity Mini Card

This week's {ippity} challenge was to make a mini card.
Using a 4 by 4 card base, here is the card I created.

I was originally going to use red and white Christmas paper for this card, but then I glanced at my Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934  paper pad sitting on my desk and I said to myself," forget the Christmas paper, this is better".  So that's what I did.  I really like this paper and it works  well for a Christmas card.  To begin the card I stamped the background for the sentiment in a pale yellow using the Bit of Burlap stamp. The sentiment that  was stamped with Palette ink in black noir came from the Season of Joy stamp set and the tree came from the Kissmas and Mistletoe stamp set.  I used the square scalloped nestabilities die for the frame and a circle nestability to cut out the middle of the frame.  I used pop dots to lift the frame off the paper.  The tree was stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder.  A little rhinestone and ribbon finished off the tree.

Have a great day,

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ippity New Release Fall 2010... WOW

Good morning!  Welcome to new release day.  Isn't this a wonderful release?  I can't decide which set I like the best...I truly like them all! I made two cards to share with you today.  The first card I made uses Party Hat Wishes. Here is the stamp set

and here is the card I made.

 This is such a fun set!  I love the banner and the eye chart which I think is brilliant! I used Making Memories paper and some blue rhinestones to add a little sparkle to the card.

The second card I made uses How You Doin' and the Gurnsey Gingham background stamp.  Here are the stamp sets I used

and here is the card I created.

For this card I used K & Co. paper.  I thought the cute little stamps in this set were perfect for smaller cards so I cut the card base out of Nestabilites dies.  It's hard to tell from the photo but I layered the flower and added some cotton candy stickles to the center of the flower along with a green pearl.

Here is a glimpse of the whole collection which is available HERE. I also have a limited supply of the Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 paper.

To continue along the hop click HERE. I can't wait to see what the other chicks have created.  Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a wonderful day.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop - Seasons of Joy

Good morning!  It's {ippity} hop Monday and also  new release week!  I think you'll really love the new sets that are coming out, so check back on Thursday for another {ippity} hop showcasing them.  The card I have to share with you today uses the Season of Joy stamp set.   Here is the set,

and here is the card I created.

I made this card for a card swap at work.  I needed to create seven cards that were exactly the same.  Once I decided on my design, it was a fairly easy card to mass produce.  First I stamped the sentiment with  Palette ink by Unity in Moulin Rogue and then cut it out using a nestability die. Next,  I cut out the holly and ric rac using Cricut cartridges.  All I  had left  was to  put all the elements together. I used Basic Grey paper for both the background and holly.  I finished off the card by rounding off the edges and adding a small rhinestone to the holly berries.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop.  Click HERE for the full list of participants.  Don't forget to check back on Thursday for more cards using stamps from the new release.

Enjoy you day,

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ippity Hop - Bitty Pixie Paisley

It's Monday, which means it's time for another {ippity} hop! The card I am sharing with you today uses the Bitty Pixie Paisley stamp set. Here is the stamp set,

and here is the card I created. 

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I like this little stamp set. It's perfect for making a quick thank you card. I stamped the floral image  three times with black noir Palette ink from Unity to create a pretty floral pattern. Little buttons were added to the center of the flowers and polka dot paper was used to mat the stamped image.  

Remember {ippity} is giving away a stamp set. All you have to do is leave a comment on  each blog. The more comments you leave, the greater your chances are of winning.  Good luck and enjoy the rest of the hop. For a complete list of blog participants, click HERE.

Have a wonderful day,

Friday, November 5, 2010

Unity FWF

Good morning!  The card I have to share with you today uses two of Unity's Cosmo Cricket sets, Togetherness Icons and Garden Variety.  I also snuck in an {ippity} stamp - Book It. The colors and idea for this card came from this week's inspiration photo for this weeks challenge at the Shabby Tea Room.

Using the colors and designs in this photo, here is the card I created.

For the background of the stamped images I used the Book It stamp from {ippity}.  The birds from the Cosmo Cricket set,  Togetherness Icons, were stamped and then  embossed with clear embossing powder.  The Large Labels dies from Spellbinders were used to cut out the images.  Lastly, the flowers and sentiment came from the other Cosmo Cricket set, Garden Variety. To finish off the card, I used  the Togetherness paper from Cosmo Cricket, the Apron Lace border punch from Fiskars, some gingham ribbon and a red button with blue twine.

To continue along the hop, click here.  Thanks so much for
stopping by today and have a great day.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Clean & Simple.....Many Thanks

When I saw this sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping, I immediately thought of the dogwood stamp from {ippity}.  I thought it would work well with this sketch.  So here is the sketch,

and here is the card I created.

After I stamped the flowers, I colored them  with pink and yellow copic markers.  I added a sentiment and finished off the card with the modern garland border punch from Martha Stewart.

Have a wonderful day,

Stamps:  Ippity - You deserve
                 Ippity- Bitty Pixie Paisley

Ink:        Palette - Black Noir

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!  Did you have a good Halloween?  Ours was very quiet.  We had very few trick or treaters!  Of course my children are older,  as well most of the other children on our street so their trick or treat days are behind them.  For today's hop I have a window card to share with you.  This flower pot stamp from the So this is Love stamp set is one of my favorites.  I thought it would look pretty stamped on vellum, so here is the card I came up with.

To start the card, I cut a window in the middle of the card.
I then stamped and embossed the flower pot onto white vellum.  The stamped image was then centered  and framed in the middle of the window and  the pattern paper from Making Memories was added. To add a little color, I placed a piece of hot pink vellum behind the stamped image to give it a soft pink glow when the light shines through it.  I then added a sentiment from  the Just Wanted to  Say stamp set.  A scalloped edge, a  little ribbon and a flower button finished off the card.

To continue along the blog hop and view all  the wonderful projects created by  the participants, please click here.  Don't forget to leave comments for everyone so you can increase your chance at winning a prize today from Ippity! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wondeful day.


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