Monday, April 25, 2011

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to another Ippity stamps  blog hop.  I have a short post for you today.  The card I made for you today  uses the colors for this months Ippity color challenge of red, aqua  and brown.


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I used American Crafts papers and  a sketch from Got Sketch to create this card.  The following stamp sets were used on this card:  How You Doin  for the sentiment, Life is the Journey for the sentiment frame and  Love in Return for the bird stamp.  For the complete list of blog participants click here.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Susan

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop

Good morning Ippity chicks!  The card I have to share with you today is based on this month's Ippity sketch.   The Ippity stamp set used on this card is How You Doin'.


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I have been a fan of Mary Engelbreit for a long  time and the flowers in this stamp set remind me of her whimsical style.  So I created this card with her style in mind.   I randomly stamped the flowers in Palette Ink and colored them with Hero Art markers that coordinate with the paper.  The sentiment was stamped on a Spellbinders tag.  A small flower and and an  edge punch finished off the card.  The next blog on the list belongs to Lynn.  Be sure to check out her blog as she always has wonderful projects to share.  
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Susan

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hello

Today I have a card to share with you that combines this week's sketch from  Clean and Simple and  challenge #77  from The Play Date Cafe using the colors of green, brown and white.

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When I first saw this color combo I have to say I thought it was a little boring.  But once I pulled out my papers I realized what a wonderful combination it really was.  I started the card with a
base of kraft card stock that I embossed.
The  brown and white papers from Making Memories were cut out with a Tim Holtz edge die. I made a rosette and used my Spellbinders butterflies dies for the double layered butterfly. For the center strip I used a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is from an Ippity stamp set How You Doin'.  A few pearls and a white flower completed the card.   That about sums it up! Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day!

Susan

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop and The Play Date Cafe

Good morning everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I think springs warm weather has finally arrived and I can't wait for my plants to start blooming.  I have a quick card to share with you today based on this flower tutorial I ran across the other day. I thought I'd use the colors from The Play Date Cafe to create this card.


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I used my favorite Isabelle papers from Anna Griffin for this card and a sentiment from   How You Doin'. Isn't this a cool flower?  I just love the unusual look.  To add some texture I embossed the strips of paper in the center of the card and used the Spellbinders Grommet Tags to stamp the sentiment on.  A small rose, a doily and some rhinestones finished off the card. 

To continue along the blog hop click here.  I'll be gone most of the day visiting the University my youngest son will be attending next year.  He is so excited about this visit and we are so happy for him.  I'll visit all your blogs later today.  In the meantime, enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by.

Susan

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!  Once again I have two cards to share with you. One card is clean and simple and the other is a card based on a sketch from Card Patterns.   On my first project I originally made this vellum flower to use on another card.  However, once the card was completed, it just didn't look quite right.  When I saw this weeks sketch from Card Patterns, I thought the flower would work much better with this sketch.  So I took my first card apart and this is the card I created. 

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 I think this card turned out much better than my first one!  To make the flower, I used the Tattered Florals die from Tim Holtz.  I  cut  out  each layer of the flower three times from vellum.  I then stamped each cut with white Palette ink using the Thoughts From the Past background stamp by Ippity.  I love how just a little bit of text appears on each layer.  I then layered all the parts of the flower and attached them with a brad.  Each layer  was folded upward  to give the flower some dimension.   The leaves were also stamped on vellum using the leaf stamp from Now and Always.  The sentiment came from another Ippity stamp set, Totally Happy. I used Making Memories paper, a Martha Stewart border punch and a few plum colored rhinestones to finish the card.

My next card is really simple.  I think the eye chart stamp from  Party Hat Wishes is brilliant, but I'm never quite sure how to use it.  Most of the time I get overly creative with it and sometimes it just doesn't work.  So I decided to make a really simple card with this stamp and here is the end result.





This stamp is so unique I think  it can really stand on its own.  I used Memory Box card stock  for the card base, stamped the image with Burnt Umber Palette ink, then matted it with chocolate paper and added this chocolate and white ribbon. 

That's all for today.  Next up on the list is Sara.   Thanks so much for stopping have a wonderful day!

Susan

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