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Friday, April 8, 2011

Fun Springtime Flowers

The inspiration for this card came from the all new Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I used the "Embedded Embossing" technique to emboss the DSP into the Artichoke cardstock. 

The ruffled ribbon was created using the Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding.  The technique involves fraying the end of the ribbon and pulling one or two threads from the center of the frayed end to gather the ribbon.

ColorsBaja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Stamp SetElements of Style
AccessoriesFun Flowers Bigz L Die, Springtime Vintage DSP, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Antique Brads, Very Vanilla 1/2-inch Seam Binding Ribbon, Sponge Daubers

~ Maria

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Congrats - It's Time to Celebrate!

Here's a card that I made for my friend, Paula, who celebrated her 5th year anniversary at our company.  Happy Anniversary Paula!  The primary focus of the card was the "Congrats" banner that I made out of the Party This Way stamp set.

ColorsPacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Sets Party This Way
AccessoriesGo Go Boots Sizzlits Alphabet Die Set, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Petal Cone Bigz L Die, Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, 1/16-inch Handheld Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Chit Chat Rub-ons (retired)

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Easter Egg Banner

Here's another gift I made for my 2010 Secret Stampin' Sister, Lyn.  I couldn't post this last year or it would have spoiled the secret so here it is one year later.

ColorsSo Saffron, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Accessories:  Oval Scallop Frame Bigz Die, Alphabet Simple Letters Stampin' Up! Bigz Die, On Board Long Board Chipboard,  5/8” Certainly Celery poly-twill ribbon (retired, but available on Clearance Rack), Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper (retired), Crop-a-dile

Thanks for stopping by,
~ Maria

Easter Bunny Box

I made this Easter Bunny Box for my 2010 Secret Stamping Sister, Lyn.  I couldn't post it last year or it would have blown my secret cover, so here it is one year later.  I CASED it from Terri Ransom, a fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator out of Florida.  Thanks for such an adorable idea, Terri!

~ Maria