Thursday, September 26, 2013

September Stamp of the Month Art # 7

Art by Julie Reynolds

Gosh, I love this card!  What's a little hard to see in the photo is that the diagonal strip across the corner is our Bronze Shimmer Trim.  And there are two Brown Sparkles down in the right hand corner.  These embellishments add some soft shine to these card's subway artistry!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lola Cardmaking Workshop On the Go - SAVINGS of $11.83 ! !

Our Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kits are such a great value;  With a retail value of $36.78 for everything in the kit, you purchase the whole shebang for only $24.95!

You receive directions to make 3 styles of cards ......... and enough products to make at least 5 cards of each style.  I like to make one just like the suggested instructions give........and then use the same pieces to switch it up and get creative.  But it's SO easy, because I've already cut everything out according to Close To My Heart's nifty cutting guide.  So all I have to do is PLAY! :-)

Here is the first card, as designed in the workshop:

Then here are my additional 4 cards that I made, using the same pieces, omitting some . . . and moving things around.  Sometimes using the flipside of a B&T Duo.

 Here's the second designed card:

And my four variations:

And the third card:

And my four variations below.  You'll note for this, I did replace the featured stamp with some alphabet letters from our September National Stamping Month Special, "You Are My Happy." (see Sept. 2 post).  I decided I wanted them to be a little more generic.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

You Are My Happy - Bottom Bracket

Art by Julie Reynolds

See Sept. 2 and 14 posts for details!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You Are My Happy - Stars

Art by Julie Reynolds

See Sept. 2 and 14 posts for details!

Monday, September 16, 2013

You Are My Happy - Hedgehog

Art by Julie Reynolds

See Sept. 2 and 14 posts for details!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

You Are My Happy - Best Wishes

Art by Julie Reynolds

See Sept. 2 and 14 posts for details!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

You Are My Happy - Butterfly

Art by Julie Reynolds

You will NOT want to miss out on ordering this stamp set during September!  (See Sept. 2 post for details.)  We will be making some of these cute little 3 x 3 cards at out Card Creations Class on Saturday, Sept. 28 - 10am.  Cost is $12 or FREE when you place a $30 order that day.  If you place a $50 order, you can get this 3-set special for just $10 more!  Email me to register by Sept. 23.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

September Stamp of the Month Art # 6

Art by Julie Reynolds

"Frosted" papers add the bottom border here.  The embellishment is a Filigree Charm with a Clear Sparkle placed in the center.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September Stamp of the Month Art # 5

Art by Sue Reitz

Sue uses "second generation stamping" of the main image to produce the rustic look.  To add to that look, she sanded her cardstock before cutting the leaves on the Cricut. (below)  Harvest Assortment Baker's Twine wraps the side.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Stamp of the Month Art # 4

Art by Shannon Law

A nice touch here is the rounded corners on the background texture paper.  It softens all the clean sharp angles of everything else.  Our brand new easier-to-use Corner Rounder is just the ticket!  Green Epoxy Bubbles are the bling added onto the Silver Shimmer Trim here.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

September Stamp of the Month Art # 3

Art by Renee Valenti

Here Renee has cut two pumpkins from one of our Cricut cartridges and layered them.  That is such a quick and easy way to add dimension to your images!  Just "shadow" them.  She's stamped the SOTM image twice; once in Chocolate and once in Sunset.  Cut the "pumpkins" out of the Sunset and mount over the top of the Chocolate stamped image for an accent word.  Bronze Shimmer Trim adds shine to the bottom border.  All placed on the cute polka-dotted background of Babycakes Paper.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September Stamp of the Month Art # 2

Art by Debi Gardner

This 6 x 6 card gives plenty of room as a backdrop canvas for this large featured stamp.  The sanded grey cardstock is a nice contrast to the Red Shimmer Trim!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September Stamp of the Month Art # 1

Art by Maggie Cameron

Huntington Papers are featured here, along with our Jute Ribbon and Antiqued Gold Mini-Medley Accent Collection.  Maggie split the one stamp - so half of it is featured above the jute, and half below.  Then she threaded the buttons with fibers taken from the jute ribbon.  

It Doesn't Get Happier Than This . . .

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Two Great Combinations

Artwork by Krista Hershberger

This layout combines the use of our new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge with the National Stamping Month special, "You Are My Happy" stamp sets.  The layout is SO quick and easy, when you use this cartridge. All elements are designed to be in proportion.  So when you select 11" for the main setting (the normal layout size for a 12 x 12 paper) then EVERYTHING - including the gifts, the banners, the "Birthday" title . . . they are ALL automatically cut to just the right size, so they are in proportion with the mats and everything else. Couldn't be easier!  Then the "Happy" and tag sentiment are added with our great trio of stamps, available for just $10 this month, with qualifying order.

Here is a close-up of the banner.  It's cut twice - once in Buttercup and once in Chocolate.  Place the Chocolate underneath and just a tad low to create a beautiful shadow effect.

The birthday gift stack is cut in Buttercup cardstock,
and the matching overlay us cut in Chocolate to add all the detail.

Monday, September 2, 2013

$47.90 Retail Value for JUST $10 ! ! !

Look at what you can purchase for just $10!

Offer valid September 1-30, 2013. One stamp set trio for every $50 spent. Tax and shipping/handling apply. The stamp set trio arrives on 3 D-size carrier sheets in 2 stamp envelopes: one carrier sheet in one envelope (like a D-size stamp) and two carrier sheets in one envelope (like an E-size stamp).

I will be posting some fun little 3 x 3 cards that I made with this set, in the coming days.  Great sizes for gift enclosures, or a little surprise note in someone's lunch . . . on their desk at work . . . or in the brief case!

Think bigger, and use in your regular cardmaking and scrapbooking - making it known how much those in your life mean to you.