weSTAMP Swap

Here’s my weSTAMP swap for this month. Our theme was to use something from the Summer Mini Catalog. The surf boards and paper used for the convertible are from the Summer Mini. More photos to follow in the next day or two of the rest of the swaps!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Summer Splash, Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Plant Hope
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Beyond the Garden DP, Sahara Sand
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Poppy Parase, Pear Pizzaz, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Brayer, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen, 1″ Circle Punch

The car has dimensionals behind it so it has a 3-D effect.

Here is another version of the card. I always have my family vote on my cards to see their preference. They liked the top card better – so that is the one I mass produced for the swap.

Stamp A Stack Photos

Here are the Stamp a Stack cards we made this month!

The first one was a CASE of a birthday card layout that I found on Angie Leach’s blog HERE. I just substituted Christmas paper and sentiment!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Loads of Love (Inside says Wishing You Loads of Holiday Cheer)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Holly Jolly DP, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Polka Dot Embossing folder, 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta RibbonThe sizes of the gifts are (top to bottom): 5/8″ x 3/4″, 3/4″ x 3/4″, 1″ x 3/4″, and 1 1/4″ x 7/8″

Sorry the color isn’t great on this first photo!!


Here’s a photo of this card from the side. You can see I punched out the “world” and put a dimensional in back of it to give it a POP. It looks more like a real ornament in real life.

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Peaceful Season
Paper: Night of Navy, Brushed Silver
Ink: Craft Metallic Silver, Versa Mark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, (the “world” ornament), Embosser, Snow Flurries Embossing Folder, Diamond “Bling” Jewels, Dimensionals

This card is a TOTAL CASE from Angie Kennedy Juda. Fell in LOVE with this card when I saw it and didn’t change a thing! Very VINTAGE! You can see her card HERE. The picture doesn’t pick up the champagne shimmer mist at all, and that is my favorite part of this card!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Christmas Collage, All Holidays
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Crochet Trim Victoria, Decorative Label Punch, Champagne Shimmer Paint

Oops, forgot!

I forgot to post the other 2 projects we did at my Stamp Club this month! In addition to the Father’s Day wallet shown below, we made these two cards:

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
Paper: Old Olive, Fall Flowers DP, Soft Sky DP, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Going Gray, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 & 1″ Circle Punches, Jumbo Eyelets. Dimensionals (car is “popped” up with dimensionals), White Gel Pen, Crop-a-dile

I cut the top off of the Pick Up Truck to turn it into a convertible.

This card was CASED from Becky Roberts. Her card and blog can be found HERE
What an incredibly talented stamper! Thanks Becky! Hope to meet you at Convention!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Bloomin’ Beautiful
Paper: Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Water Color Crayons, Blender Pens, Sticklesm 1 1/4″ & 1″ Circle Punches, Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals, Regal Rose 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Easter Card

This is an Easter card I came up with using one of my first Stampin’ Up sets, Loads of Love.

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Loads of LovePaper: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Spring Fling DPInk: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Going GrayAccessories: Cuttlebug, Circle Punches, Scallop Punch, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

DEPLOYMENT GOODIES FOR OUR SON

When I saw Mary Jo Albright’s card on SCS, I just KNEW I had to CASE this one! You can see her original card HERE. I tried to go with the same idea but make it masculine. I kept wanting to add things to it (scalloped punch, ribbon, etc.) but everytime I added something, it started looking more “girlie”. So I stuck with the basics and clean lines. I also added a close-up so you can see the acetate that simulates the window, with gel-pen lines to look like window streaks. Great idea, Mary Jo! On the inside of the card, I used the stamp that says “thought you could use a little pickup!” This was SO FUN to make!

Recipe for Card:Stamp Sets: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Making TracksPaper: Chocolate Chip. Handsome Hunter, Kraft, Camo paper from JoannsInk: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Creamy CaramelAccessories: Gold Snaps (attached with cropadile), Paper Piercer, Dimensionals behind car to make it POP, Dauber around Kraft Circle

After that, I decided to decorate a mailbox tin with some leftover paper. Once again, it is hard to make these MASCULINE! LOL That is our family on the front of the mailbox (husband, myself and our 3 kids). I always have to add that because of the age difference in our kids, some people think that my husband and I are the GRANDPARENTS and the other 3 are a couple and THEIR child! LOLOur oldest son Brook was deployed on Dec. 29th. He is flying C-17’s and is over in the “sandbox”. If you think of it, say a prayer for him. We have a peace about this, and know God is watching out for him.