Thursday, November 5, 2009

Holiday Ornament Cards

Hi Stampers! Again, I am getting a jump on my holiday cards for this season. The stamp sets found in the Holiday Mini catalog make card making for the holidays so easy. I knew the moment I saw the stamp set Delightful Decorations I had to have it. It coordinates so well with the new ornament punch. The first card I made is pretty simple so I decided that I also need to make a "kicked-up" card. I wanted to show that simple cards car great, but you can always doctor them up a bit to make them even more elegant.

I kept the layout the same for the second card and just added some embellishments and I also used my big shot to emboss the piece of Soft Suede card stock found on the base of the card. This embossing is hard to see in the photo but it adds so much to the texture of the card and really makes it a "Wow" card. I finished off the ornaments in this card with a red rhinestone brad. I love how BOTH of these cards turned out and would be happy to receive either one of them this holiday season.
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Delightful Decorations (116517), Four the Holidays (116921)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Whisper White Craft Ink (101731)
Card stock: Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Soft Suede (115318), Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper (116770)
Other: Ornament Punch (116794), Textured Impressions Folder Petals-a-Plenty (116824), Dimensionals (104430),Paper -Piercing Tool (116631), Mat pack (105826), White Gel Pen (105021), Soft Suede 1/2" Polka-Dot Ribbon (115612), Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads (109110), Big Shot Machine (113439)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Jump on Christmas

Hi Stampers! I am trying to get an early start on my Christmas cards this year. I love the new colors, stamps and papers in the catalog and Holiday Mini catalog this year. The fact that most of the card stock, designer papers, ribbon, ink and stamps all coordinate when you purchase them through Stampin' Up! makes holiday card making quick and easy.

The background paper of this card is die for. I just love it! It is the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper found on page 21 in the Holiday Mini catalog. I love the colors, the designs and the texture of these papers. They make any card look so elegant. I paired up the paper with the Dasher single stamp found on page 208 of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. I am so happy that Stampin' Up! now features some single stamps. These are great stamps for the paper crafters just starting out.
I stamped the reindeer image in Soft Suede, one of the new in-colors this year onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. I then sponged Soft Suede along all the edges before adhering it to a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock. This piece was then layered onto a piece of Soft Suede. I think Rich Razzleberry is my new favorite color this year. It is so rich and warm.

I finished off the inside of the card with a scrap piece of Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper and the sentiment from Four the Holidays stamp set (page 19 of the Holiday Mini) in whisper white craft ink. Have you started making your holiday cards yet?
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Dasher, Four the Holidays (117637)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Whisper White Craft Ink (101780)
Card stock: Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Christmas Cocoa Specialty (116770)
Other: White gel pen (105021), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), dimensionals (104430), Soft Suede 1/2" Polka-Dot Ribbon (115612), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Stamping Sponges (101610)

Monday, November 2, 2009

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Happy Stamping~

Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat

Hi Stampers! The days are winding down and before we know it Halloween will be here. This is another one of the cards I made to send out this season. The main image is stamped in VersaMark and basic black and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I wish I would have been able to find my black embossing powder, but after the move some of my supplies are still MIA. I think the black on black would have made the image pop more than it does here. I used a Summer Sun Stampin' Write Marker to color in the moon and the windows. The edges of the main image panel and the oval are sponged with Only Orange classic ink.

The background paper is from last year and is retired. I still have a lot of it to use up, but I am trying and want to make room from some of the beautiful new papers in the catalog.

Happy Stamping~

Stamps: House of Haunts (111574)
Ink: Basic Black(101179), VersaMark (102283), Only Orange (102696), Summer Sun stampin' Write Marker (100077)
Card stock: Basic Black (102851), Whisper White (100730), Retired Stampin' Up! DSP
Other: Earth Elements Brads (106955), Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109030), Wide Oval Punch (112082), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Stamping Sponges (101610), Dimensionals (104430)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I LOVE My Digital Studio!!!

Hi Stampers! I am so excited about today's project. This project was done using new digital paper crafting software exclusive to Stampin' Up! called "My Digital Studio". This software is so much more than just digital scrapbooking. You can create scrapbook pages/books, cards, movies, multimedia projects and more. What's even better is that it is so easy to use! I admit I am fairly new to scrapbooking. I was always so afriad to cut my precious pictures. I was afraid that I would mess them up and then would not have memories of those special times. This has shattered any fears I may have had in the past!

The card posted above was created using this wonderful software. The software comes with all the coordinating Stampin' Up! colors, many of the stamp sets and tons of coordinating embellishments and punches. Now you can create an idea you may have in your head and not have to worry about wasing supplies. You can actually SEE how the project will turn out without having to cut any paper, photos or embellishments. It will also give you a chance to play with stamp sets you may not currently own, to see if an idea you had will work the way you expected.

Once you have completed your project the great thing about this software is that you have the option to print these projects yourself, upload them to Stampin' Up!'s professional prinitng service, or burn them to a DVD or CD. What more could you ask for?

This program even allows you to design the inside of cards as well. This card is the one I just uploaded to Stampin' Up!'s professional prinitng service to complete my certification in MDS (My Digital Studio). Isn't it cute?

Happy Stamping~

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Haunted House

Hi Stampers! I have been busy making all those favors for Nathan's class this week and couldn't forget to make a few cards too. I had an image of a card in my head and this is how it turned out. I like it! I wanted to try and keep the colors to a minimum and keep it black and white. I think I was able to achieve that here. Unfortunately, some of the supplies (the designer paper and the brads) used on this card are retired Stampin' Up! supplies. You could easily create this using the current supplies though. I am trying to use some of my old supplies so I can make room for more of the new ones! See there is a method to my madness!
Of course the card couldn't be complete without completing the inside. I love using dark card stock for the base of my cards, but hate that it's hard to see when you write your message. I have the perfect solution (okay I admit I saw this on a bunch of other blogs so it's not my original idea) for you. Just add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of lighter colored card stock to the inside. Decorate as you see fit!
Happy Stamping~
Stamps: House of Haunts (111574)
Ink: Basic Black
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Retired Stampin' Up! DSP
Other: Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Retired Silver Brads, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (109064), Dimensionals (104430)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Test Tube Treats

Hi Stampers! Here is another super cute project that I made for Nathan's class this year. I once again got the idea for this from many stampers at SCS. I used one of my favorite Halloween sets from Stampin' Up! called Batty for You. I paired this with several circle punches and the scallop circle punch and created these fun treats for the kids.
Here are a few close up pictures of each of the stamps I chose to use from the set. The most difficult part of making these was deciding which stamps I wanted to use! They are all so cute.

I added some Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon around the test tube above the scallop to finish them off, but you could use any of the colors of card stock you used on the circle punches and it would be just as cute.

I think Frankie is one of my favorite stamps in this set. I love how he turned out.

The scallop is attached to the test tube with 2 dimensionals to give it some depth and it also allows it to stand out.
Happy Stamping~
Stamps: Batty for You
Ink: Only Orange, Old Olive, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black
Card stock: Basic Black, Only Orange, Old Olive, Whisper White
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I'm back just in time for Halloween!!

Hi Stampers! I know it has been ages since my last post! I have had so much happening in my life these past few months, but I am back and will be posting regularly a few times a week. I have had so many changes in my life and I am so thankful to get back to stamping to help relieve stress!!
One of the things I have been working on now that I am getting settled since my move back to WI is making some fun Halloween favors for Nathan's class. I did not come up with this idea on my own and have seen many different versions of this done on SCS, so I do not know who to give credit for. Thanks to everyone who inspired me with their versions! Aren't these cute? These spiders are made from little peppermint patty candies. I love how fun they are!
Happy Stamping~
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Lovely Lilac
Other: Photo Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, Peppermint Patty Candy

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pennant Die Cut Cards

Hi Stampers! If you have the Big Shot and love being able to use your dies for multiple things you are going to love today's cards! These cards use the Pennant Die to make the criss-cross features on these cards. Isn't that a clever idea? No-it wasn't mine. I saw the idea around on various blogs. You can find some great samples and directions HERE and HERE.
These cards come together so easy when you use matching designer series paper. For the pullout pieces I used some of my scraps to finish off my cards.

The inner piece pulls out to reveal your message. I paired the Cheep Talk stamp set with the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Paper to create these fun cards.
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Cheep Talk
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, WW, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Other: Big Shot, Pennant Die, brads, sticky strip

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Flowerpot Cards

Hi Stampers! Here is an adorable card for you to try. These are so stinkin cute that when I saw them popping up all over SCS I knew I had to try one for myself. These cards would be great as Mother's day, Thinking of You, Sympathy, or even for a Birthday.
I decided to make mine into birthday cards. I found the very easy directions on how to make this card HERE. Be sure to check it out and try your own hand at one.

I used my scallop punch to make the flowers. I cut in at each scallop and added a small circle to the center of each. They turned out so cute. On one of the cards I added white gel pen doodles to the center of the petals

Using some of the designer paper made the flowers even easier to make. I added a piece of matching dsp to the base of the flowerpot to match the flowers.

The card is held together with a piece of Baja Breeze ribbon. It would make any one's day to receive this. Why not give it a try?
Stamp set: Birthday Best
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Close to Cocoa, Parisian Breeze DSP, WW
Other: Scallop Punch, Scallop edge punch, Baja Breeze 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, white gel pen, 1/2" Circle Punch, dimensionals

Friday, May 8, 2009

Another Big Shot Project

Hi Stampers! I fell in love with this project when I was browsing blogs one morning. Unfortunately I can not find the one where I saw it so if this design is your original creation, please email me so I can give you proper credit. This project uses several of the Big Shot Dies. The large snowflake is made using the Snowflake #2 die and one of the felt flurries is attached to the center. The words were created using the Join in the Cheer Die which is exclusive to Stampin' Up! I used up some of my DSP from the Winter Mini Catalog. The chocolate chip brads finish off the project.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Embossed Celery

Hi Stampers! Here is another quick and easy card using the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. I embossed a piece of Certain Celery card stock, added 2 of the 5/16" Whisper White Brads and some of the 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon and I was done. I left off a sentiment so I can use this for whatever event arises first. It would be perfect for a wedding, anniversary, sympathy, get well, birthday or Mother's Day. I plan to make a wide assortment of colors of this card to keep on hand for needed events.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp Set: None
Ink: None
Card stock: Whisper White, Certain Celery
Other: 5/16" Whisper White Brads, 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Scallop Envelope Basket

Hi Stampers! This is another project I showed at my open house that featured the Big Shot. It is made with 4 cut outs of the Scallop Envelope Die. It makes a quick basket. For this basket I used a piece of the Pacific Point DSP.
I added the extra strip of DSP for the handle to complete the basket. As a finishing touch I tied a piece of 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon around the top portion of the basket over the scalloped flaps. This would make cute packaging to give candies, nail polish, small bottles of lotion or anything that would fit.
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: None
Ink: None
Card stock: Pacific Point DSP
Other: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Sticky Strip, 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2nd Take on Manhattan Flowers

Hi Stampers! I am loving using the Manhattan Flower embossing folder. It makes all kinds of cards quick and easy. For this card I used the Flock Together DSP and ran it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder. I then used the sanding block on the embossed parts to bring out the white. I then cut out the embossed images using my scissors and attached it to a layer of whisper white card stock. I used the new Oval All stamp set for my sentiment to complete the card.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Oval All
Ink: Garden Green
Card stock: Certain Celery, Whisper White, Flock Together DSP
Other: Big Shot, Manhattan Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Scissors, Sanding Blocks

Monday, May 4, 2009

Big Shot Basket

Hi Stampers! Today's project is another one I had on display at my open house. This is the adorable basket from the basket & blooms die for the Big Shot. It was so quick and easy to put together. I used the new Walk in the Park DSP from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die is exclusive to Stampin' Up!. It comes with pieces to make the basket, 3 various floral pieces and even a tag.

I layered 2 of the flowers and alternated the paper so you could see both sides. I added a silver brad to the center of them and added it to the basket with a dimensional. I also added some of the Kraft Taffeta Ribbon around the basket to finish it off.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: None
Ink: None
Card stock: Walk in the Park DSP
Other: Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Baskets & Blooms Die, Sticky Strip

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Embossed Manhattan Flower

Hi Stampers! Here is the card that I had as a make-and-take during my open house last week. This card is such an elegant card that makes a "wow" when you see it in person. All the attendees who came got the chance to use my big shot to make this card. They were able to see just how quick and easy projects and cards can come together using the big shot. It really saves time and energy in making projects. I know I will be using it for many projects. Over the next few days I will also be showing you the other Big Shot projects I had on display. This embossing plate is perfect for making wedding, anniversary, mother's day, sympathy cards and more.

I also used the new scallop oval punch with the new Oval All set featured in the Occasions Mini catalog. The colors of the card are whisper white and certain celery.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Oval All
Card stock: Certain Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Certain Celery
Other: Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Certain Celery Ribbon (SAB), Scallop Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Friday, May 1, 2009

Celebrate Scrapbooking in May

Scrapbooking Promotion
Dates: May 1-31, 2009

The Scrapbooking Promotion has two exciting parts:
*Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE!
*Buy a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog--Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20 percent discount.
Please email me for further information or you can place an order directly online on my Stampin' Up! website here.
Happy Stamping~

Monday, April 20, 2009

Open House

Hi Stampers! I am inviting everyone to a Stamping Open House in my home on Tuesday April 28th, 2009 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. I will have various product samples, a FREE make-and take, door prizes and will be selling my retired sets, papers and accessories at a discounted rate. Light refreshments will also be served. Stop by and see some new project ideas, meet fellow stampers and get some great bargains on stamping supplies.

Orders placed that evening will be combined and a "mystery hostess" will be selected from those placing orders. It's a great chance for you to earn some FREE items and have a fun evening out.

Please RSVP ( 727-232-1557 or via email) to let me know you will be stopping by so I can be sure to have enough make-and-take projects available.

Happy Stamping~

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Patchwork Card with Top Note Die

Hi Stampers! If you have a quilter or a sewer in your life then I have the perfect cards for you! I saw these cards done all over SCS and on several blogs I browse regularly and knew I needed to try them for myself. I am so glad that I did. They are some of the cutest cards and can be so versatile. By switching up the sentiments you can make one for any occasion.
For this card I used the new designer paper from the Occasions Mini catalog called Walk in the Park. The colors for this are so fabulous and so springy! (Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, So Saffron)

It's hard to tell from the photos, but I used the textured die plates with my big shot to give the background some added interest. I also used the Top Note die to cut out the main panel and then ran it through the Big Shot with the same textured plate. It really makes it look like a quilt!

I also used some of the SAB designer paper called Delicate Dots. (since I have so much of this on hand!!!) I sponged all the edges of the Top Note die cut with Sahara Sand ink to make them stand out more.

These cards also gave me a chance to use one of the new stamp sets and punch from the Occasion Mini catalog. The stamp set is Oval All and I Paired it with the new Scallop Oval Punch. Add a little bit of ribbon, a few dimensionals and the cards are complete.
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Oval All
Ink: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Stampin' Write Markers
Card stock: Sahara Sand, Certain Celery, Bashful Blue, WW, Delicate Dots DSP, Walk in the Park DSP
Other: Scallop Oval Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Textured Die Plates, Dimensionals, sponges

Monday, April 13, 2009

Very Versatile

Hi Stampers! Today's card is one that I have been waiting to show you for a few weeks now. I made this card for a demo's only swap I was in. I love swapping with other demos and stampers. It is a great way to get samples of new sets and ideas for new stamps. It gives me an opportunity to provide my customers with a variety of new samples to see without having to purchase all the new stamp sets coming out.

Anyway...this is the card sample I sent to the swappers in the last round. It uses the new stamp set Very Versatile from the Occasions Mini catalog (pg. 5). I can see so many possibilities with this stamp set. The sentiment sayings that come with it are perfect and give such a wide selection. This set could be used for just about any occasion.

I colored with my Stampin' Write Markers directly onto the rubber of the stamp, huffed on it (this always sounds so wrong to me), and stamped it directly onto a piece of whisper white card stock. The edges were then sponged with chocolate chip ink before layering onto summer sun card stock and chocolate chip card stock. The base of the card is summer sun followed by a layer of chocolate chip and a layer of Good Morning Sunshine DSP. I used the eyelet border punch to punch a strip of chocolate chip before adding that to the card base under the image panel. I used the mat pack and paper piercer tool to add some decoration to the corners of the card base. The sentiment was stamped in chocolate chip ink under the image panel and a piece of Apricot Appeal was tied in a single knot and attached with a mini glue dot.

I was so happy with how this card turned out and am looking forward to making even more with this set.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Very Versatile
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Write Markers
Card stock: Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, WW, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Other: Mat pack and paper piercer, Eyelet border punch, 1/4" Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon, sponges

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Preserving Memories

Hi Stampers! Toady's project is a quick and easy way to help display some of your pictures while also preserving some of your memories. I found these scrapbook frames on sale at Michaels a few weeks ago and thought how awesome it would be to use to preserve some of the boys memories in Tae Kwon Do. I plan to make one of these for each of the colored belts they have each received (white, yellow, green, blue, red and black).

When we get tired of seeing them on the wall I can always convert them into a 12 x 12 album for each of the boys to commemorate their journey through Tae Kwon Do. These will be keepsakes for them to hand down to their kids.
Happy Stamping~

An Easter Activity

Hi Stampers! It's Spring Break here so I have been spending a lot of time with the boys this week. I decided that one of the activities we would do was to dye Easter Eggs. We haven't really done this activity in a few years. I thought the boys were getting too old for it, but Nathan proved me wrong. DJ on the other hand was too old and "too cool" to attempt such an activity. His loss!

Nathan and I had a great time today with this. We used a white crayon on some of the eggs before we dropped them into the dye. It warmed my heart to see the smile on Nathan's face when we pulled out the egg to see the dye had not taken to the areas where he drew with the white crayon. I think that was his favorite part of the whole thing.
Recently I have started going threw my stacks of pictures to try to get them somehow organized. While looking through them I realized that I didn't have many of the boys during Easter time. I definitely did not have any of them coloring eggs so I thought today's activity would give me a perfect chance. I plan to use these pictures soon on a 12 x 12 scrapbook page.
It's times like this that make me realize just how fast they are growing up. It seems like just yesterday I was holding them in my arms and rocking them, having them depend on me for their every need. *sigh* Appreciate the time you have with your kids while they are young. The years fly by faster and faster as they age. Take time to do the activities with them when you can because before long they won't think it's "cool" to hang out with mom any longer!!!
I will be back tomorrow with another project I have been working on. I love how awesome it turned out and it is another way to help preserve memories!
Happy Stamping~

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Another Easy Birthday Card

Hi Stampers! Here is another quick and super easy birthday card. In the previous posts I used the stamp set Fifth Avenue Floral. That set is very elegant and for today's card I wanted something more on the whimsical side. I pulled out my new stamp set Garden Greetings. I wanted to show you that this layout can be used with any type of floral stamp.

I added some doodle dots with my white gel pen to give it more depth and also used several of the floral stamps from this set to create this card. Once again the card uses 2 colors of card stock and ink, and one embellishment.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Garden Greetings
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Pacific Point
Card stock: Pacific Point, WW
Other: Scallop Border Punch, 5/8" Pacific Point Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thinking of you...

Hi Stampers! I decided that I needed to play a little more with the Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper. I just love the texture and weight of this paper. It really adds a lot to your cards when used. While looking over the paper one of the designs jumped out at me. The background paper on this card reminded me of the floral image in the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.

The colors on this card are once again Chocolate Chip, WW and Baja Breeze. To give more interest to the image panel I used my mat pack and paper piercer to give some definition. I love the way it ties in to the holes in the scallops made by the eyelet border punch.

After making the first card I decided that I wanted to change the card slightly. I pierced holes in the corners of the image panel and left off the ribbon. I can't decide which one I like better. Any thoughts?
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Parisian Breeze Speciality Paper, WW
Other: Mat Pack & Paper Piercer tool, Stampin' Write Markers, Eyelet Border Punch, 5/8" Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Hi Stampers! using the layout and card style from yesterdays card I also made a few congratulation cards as well. This simple layout and style adapts itself to just about any type of card.

I used Riding Hood Red and Whisper White for this card. To add more interest in the background I chose to add some white doodle dots with my gel pen. I think it gives the card a more completed look.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Congrats
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White Craft Ink
Card stock: Riding Hood Red, WW
Other: 5/8" Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Simple Birthday Wishes

Hi Stampers! While surfing the web trying to find some inspiration and mojo I stumbled across a few cards that really caught my eye. For the life of me I can not find these cards to link them here so if you recognize the card layout and style please let me know so I can add a link here.

Sometimes while stamping we forget that less is more and that some of the most elegant cards are the simple ones. This is the case of today's card. I am one who loves to make quick and easy cards to have on hand and give out. With the style of today's card you can whip out a ton of these cards in a short time. There are only 2 colors of card stock, one color of ink and one embellishment. That's it! Easy- easy- easy!

I stamped one of the floral images from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (I am telling you this set is a must have this year!!!) in white craft ink randomly across my layer of Pacific Point card stock. I let the ink dry a bit before adding the white centers of the flower with my gel pen. This made the flowers "pop" more of the dark background. I used the scallop edge punch on the base of the piece of pacific point card stock, added some ribbon, stamped my sentiment on the card base and I was done!

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Pacific Point
Card stock: Pacific Point, WW
Other: Scallop Edge Border Punch, 5/8" Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen