Sunday, July 31, 2011

July stamp camp, card 1

My July stamp camp featured new items from the new catalog, what a fun time of year it is when Stampin' Up releases it's new Idea Book and Catalog. It's right up there with Christmas, in my opinion!

I love any shade of blue, green and brown together. Keeping that in mind, I came up with this color combination for this card, which features the brand new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. This punch is so much fun! 3 images out of one punch, how cool is that?

Papers: Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Misc: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Copper Brads

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Monday, July 25, 2011

Beautiful Wings

I needed a card for one of my stamping friends/customers and this is what I came up with for her. It's a very simple card to make. I love the texture that the embosslit die and Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder create on this card. Only the sentiment is stamped on the front, how easy can that be? Easy peasy!

Paper: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps: So Happy For You (Sale-A-Bration 2011)
Ink: Basic Black
Misc: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Dotted scallop punch, Beautiful Wings embosslit die

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

June stamp camp, card 5

The final card made at my June stamp camp uses the stamp set, Friends 24-7. What a fitting name also for a group of ladies that I've met over the last 5 years of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator. I have made so many new friends doing what I love to do, getting together with friends and just having a good time being creative. Thank you all for supporting me over the last 5 years. I wonder what the next 5 years will bring for me? I can't wait to find out.

Stamp Set: Friends 24-7
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
Punches: Pinking Hearts border, Scallop oval XL, oval large and word window

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Sunday, July 3, 2011

June stamp camp, card 4

Cheep Talk. No, I'm not talking about gossip, but about this cute stamp set that is now retired. This was card 4 from my June stamp camp. All the stamped images are from this one stamp set. It shows how versatile Stampin' Up sets are!

Stamp Set: Cheep Talk
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Misc: 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Scallop circle XL punch, white grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Friday, July 1, 2011

June stamp camp, card 3

This is the 3rd card that was made at my June stamp camp. This card features the retiring stamp set, Birthday Bliss. This is a very easy card to assemble and would be a good layout to keep in mind for a quick card. And how about using the extra-large oval punch as a design feature? Add a little texture with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, add some designer paper (who said that the Jolly Holiday designer paper was only for Christmas?), assemble, and you're done!

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday designer paper
Stamps: Birthday Bliss
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Misc: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, extra large oval punch

Thanks for looking!~Martha