Card with a Gift Certificate inside

I haven’t posted much lately as I’ve been getting ready for convention. I think I have most of my swap cards done, so I can start posting some of the things I’ve been working on. One of my Club Gal’s (hi Kellie) needed a gift certificate for a friend, (hi Fran) so this is what I came up with. The card base is Bermuda Bay cut out using the Movers & Shapers die. I stamped the Medallion in basic brown on Whisper White card stock and cut it out. Then I stamped with Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and punched it out with the 1 3/4″ circle punch and mounted that on the Basic Brown Medallion and cut them in half and adhered to my card. Finished it off with some Bermuda Bay 1/2″ ribbon. The “Happy Birthday” is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  Tip: When applying your ink to the Medallion stamp, use a brayer. The ink goes on much better and you get even coverage.

Wedding Card & Matching Box

So last night I couldn’t sleep, (husband snoring, again) and as I was checking my emails found this beautiful card by Flowerbug’s Inkspot, and thought I have everything to make this card. So here is my take on her card. Its pretty much the same except for the greeting which is stamped with White Craft Ink on Basic Grey card stock. The base of the card is Whisper White and cut out using the Mover & Shaper die with the heart. I added a small piece of the new Bride Designer paper and the taffeta ribbon. Then I punched out the flowers from Trio Flowers several times and glued them with my glue pen around the heart. Makes it look kind of lacy, doesn’t it? I almost forgot, I used the new Perfect Details Textuzed plate on the card base before I added the flowers, ribbon & Designer papers.

Then I saw a tutorial on Ilina Crouse’s blog to make this little box out of the Petal card die. I cut 4 of the Petal cards out in Whisper White and cut off one petal on each of them. They you adhere each petal to the next one until you have a box. I then added the Basic Grey & Bride Designer papers to each side and used our Grey Taffeta ribbon to tie it all up. Easy peasy.

New Thoroughly Modern Designer File Folders

Check out these new file folders that Stampin’ Up! Now has. You get 12 folders in 4 different patterns. They are really sturdy and would be really cute out on your desk. (Page 117 in the catalog, item #115692, $10.95). Then you can jazz them up even more by using the Favorite Things stamp set. What I did was print the labels on Whisper White card stock, and stamp the frame over the file names using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, then punch them out with the new Modern Label punch (item #116630, page 186). This is a must have punch that also works well with the new Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (#115370, page 145). I also made up signs for my Open House using the Top Note die. I cut out the Top Note using the Thoroughly Modern Designer papers, (#115673, page 163). I love how everything coordinates. We also have Gusseted Envelopes that match this whole organizational theme. Click on the photos to see them up close.