Monday, April 27, 2015

Butterfly Thinlits!

I found this card on pinterest and added just a little bit. I changed the color of the butterfly and added the white row of embossed dots across the bottom. These butterfly thinlits are very popular right now at stampin up. All materials for this card are Stampin Up. I used the Painted Petals stamp set and the hardwood background stamp on Smoky Slate cardstock. I layered it with white to add a little pop to the color. The flowers and fern are elegant eggplant,  primrose petal and old olive. The little butterfly stamped across the top is from one of the Sale a bration sets It is also stamped in Elegant Eggplant and was added from the original card I cased.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Baby Cards!

I made these baby cards for a previous co worker. She is going to be having a baby girl in the middle of June. I made a gift bag to match and put the card for her on the outside instead of an envelope. Then I made 25 cards that say thank you so she can use them after the baby is born.
I received this set last fall at the Stampin Up catalogue premier. I bought the matching punch.
I didnt think I would ever use this set but it does make a cute baby card.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Conserving Paper!

Here is another card I cased from Simply Simple Stamping. It is using Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ink. Also some black ink. The stamp sets used with this card are Gorgeous Grunge, Feel Goods, and Everything Eleanor.
I love the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. It looks so artsy but it works great with a lot of things.
I also punched out some little flowers with a marvy flower punch and added some gold glitter glue.
This card is a little different. The actual opening is on the front and then it is attached to a quarter sheet of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. So the opening is on top not the normal opening. If you are trying to conserve paper this is a really good way to do it.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

My Friend!

Here is another card I cased from Simply Simple Stamping. This one is very pretty. The raindrops are
filled in with Glossy Accents and then filled in with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
The image is stamped on glossy cardstock and then sponged in with yellow for the sun and blue for the sky. I used a crayon around the hello and image that I didnt want the sponging ink to stick too and then when you are done sponging you wipe off the crayon and buff your card at the same time.
The cheaper the crayons the better, because they have more wax in them. I believe I used marina mist and daffodil delight cardstock.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cupcake Shop!

This was a really fun card to make. I love how it looks like a little bakery shop.
I used the stampin up Create A cupcake stamp set and punch. I have had them forever and I think only used them once before.
I found someone that has great tutorial on you tube. Her name is Connie Stewart and she has a great blog and great videos. I spent a whole day watching them and found tons of things I wanted to case.
You can find her here . I cased this card from her. I showed it to my husband and he saided it needed something so I changed it up a little. I added the brown strips in the awning to give it some contrast and the cupcake tops instead of stamping them, I punched them out of Pink Pirouette and then stamped the sprinkles and then ran them thru the cuttlebug with the swirls embossing folder to make them look more like frosting with texture.
Check out Connies Videos! They are awesome!!!!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Freshly Made Princess!

I made Princess at Freshly Made Sketches!
You can check it out here!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Stamps Of Life!

This was a fun card to make. All of the stamps and dies I used for this card were designed by Stephanie Bernard. She is the owner of The Stamps Of Life and also designs for Sizzix.
For this card I used the stamps and dies from the Bicycle2stamp and the card base is made from a sizzix step up card die. It comes with 21 dies and the flowers on this card were all from it.
The bicycle was fun to do. The "hello" is also from the bicycle2 stamp die set.
I made the "hello" with two different papers. The upper one I feel shows up the most. I felt the lower one kind of blended in too much and it is a little hard to read.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

I made these cards for a couple of challenges. The first challenge is birthday at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge. I used a set from Simon Says/Mama Elephant called Summer Garden.
It has fun flowers and sentiments. I used a Happy Birthday from Endless Creations for the challenge and then the thinking of you from the set for the other two cards.
I am playing around with distress markers and watercoloring. I had watched a few tutorials on this and not having great success so looks like I will have to go thru and watch them again.
The brighter card, I colored on the watercolor paper directly with the markers and then used my watercolor brush to pull the colors out. The other two cards I did a combination of pulling ink off my acrylic block and putting some ink directly on the image. I stamped and embossed these with Wow! Silver Pearl Embossing Powder!
The second challenge is a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches .
Happy Easter to everyone and happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Cased from Inking Idaho!

I cased this card from Inking Idaho . She does some of the cutest projects. She is a great Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love to see what she does every day.
I changed my card just a little from hers. This card uses the Kinda Electic set. It is a fun set to work with. I love the big sunny stamp. Also the two butterfly stamps in the set match with the butterfly punches, so that is always fun also.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Its All About the Paper!

I had something totally different in mind for this card. But when I pulled out this package of SU ds paper I found this sheet and knew I couldnt go with my original idea. This sheet cut down perfectly into six pieces to show this bottles with the ship in them. So I was able to make 6 cards with one piece. I wanted as much as the paper to show as possible. So I embossed the sentiment in white on this die cut from a SU die Then I cut out the little anchor from some basic gray paper and used some twine to attach it to the card.
Very basic card but nice also. I thought I should make some semi masculine thinking of you cards.
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Simon Says!

So as I mentioned yesterday I am making cards for Taylored Expressions Share Comfort and Share Joy program. They want thinking of you cards. So I have been working on all thinking of you cards.
So far I have 40 cards to send them. I think you have until May 9th to send them in so I will be making more before I do send them in.
This one I used Simon Says stamps that were in their February(I think) stamp of the month kit. I like the flowers in this set. The sentiment is from stampin up. So far I have been able to find a different thinking of you stamp for every card set I have made. You dont realize how many you have until you start looking for them.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!