Everyday Enchantment

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This card was a “welcome home” greeting for a dear friend after an extended stay in the hospital. I got to break out some of my favorite SU items to make this one, AND use two of my favorite SU colors, the (retired) Poppy Parade and (current) Pool Party.

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Items used to create this softly elegant card:

  • Stamps:  Just Believe
  • Inks: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, and Crumb Cake (to sponge the edges on the sentiment panel)
  • Paper:  Everyday Enchantment (2012 SAB), Poppy Parade and Very Vanilla Card stock
  • Embellishments: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon; Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral specialty ribbon (from 2012 SAB) and some sweet brads from that same SAB.

Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today! — Terri

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Cheerful Welcome Home

One of the great things about Stampin’ Up is their product coordination that just makes everything so easy.  And with their digital offerings, via the original MDS (My Digital Studio) and the recently-released MDS2, you can have access to “stuff” that you never wanted to see retire. Today’s card is a perfect example. The Cheerful Treat DSP I’ve used here–a hostess offering in last year’s catalog–was also offered as part of one of the Hostess Digital Content CD’s. Now, when I use up this paper that I love so much….I can print out some more.

And that will probably happen! The colors here are some of my favorite from SU–Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade, and the now-retired Concord Crush.  I kinda went crazy on the Concord Crush when it was still available, so I’m glad I’ll have access to DSP that will coordinate.

Whether you have access to this particular content CD or this DSP or not, the card formula will easily work with other ingredients.

  The sentiment stamps used here have been punched out with circle and oval punches, and then mounted onto a larger punched piece of cardstock (in this case Lucky Limeade in both the 1-1/4″ Circle and the Decorative Label punches).  Both are popped up with dimensionals to add more emphasis.  A couple of little random floral stamps were added to the “welcome home” in colors pulled from the DSP.

  Other details of the card that add to the overall impact include embellishing the envelope.  A couple  different punches in colors pulled from the card’s DSP, and instant oomph! SU punches make card creation so much fun…and SO much easier.  I used a total of nine different punches to make this card, including a corner-rounder, scallop border, two flower punches, three circle punches, an oval punch, and the Decorative Label.  Fun!

This card was put together for a dear friend who’d spent far too long recovering from a nasty fall…the name “Cheerful Treat” seemed to be the perfect choice to welcome her home!

 

Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today! –Terri

Walk in the Park with Peace

Thinking of You Sandy outside

 

This card was another ‘get well’ creation for a dear friend who had a very bad fall. She and her hubby were both going through some pretty serious health issues at the time, and a Bible verse of comfort was just what the doctor ordered.

The sentiment panel is an old non-SU stamp, but I used the always softly-lovely tree from Thoughts and Prayers on the envelope and the inside of the card. The retired designer series paper is from the Occasions Mini from 2009. It will always be one of my favorite SU papers–I bought a bunch of it and will hate to use the last of it! The combination of the Basic Gray with Baja Breeze and just a touch of the old Cameo Coral colors is perfect–soft, soothing, comforting. With the name of “Walk in the Park” and the Bible verse, I immediately thought of the old hymn, He Walks with Me:

 And he walks with me and he talks with me
                     And he tells me I am his own
                     And the joy we share as we tarry there
                    None other has ever known.

I hope my friend found some comfort herein.

Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today! –Terri

Friday Mashup…and a Glamette!

I’m pretty proud of this card, so you might notice it’s a bit larger than the photos on my other posts.  (heehee) I created this one back in June, for the Friday Mashup #62 here, and was chosen as a “Glamette” of the week! Woo-Hoo!  Hey, this papercrafting relative-newbie will take a runner-up win any day!

This particular challenge called for working with the weekly sketch and/or creating a project with birds. I chose to do both, and used a bunch of items from the 2012 SAB catalog to make my card. I guess the only current item used is the Pool Party seam binding ribbon I used to make the brad-clipped bow. This particular sketch is a very good one, though, and I’ve used it a couple of times since this card. The sketch would easily translate to any of SU’s wonderfully coordinated DSP’s. In fact, looking at this card again, I think I’ll make another version of it using some product from the 2012 annual catalog…and maybe even something Christmasy…the possibilities with ink and paper are, as always–endless!

Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today! –Terri

Happy Birthday Froggie

A Flower For All Seasons (retired) Happy Birthday froggie

This is one of the first cards I created back in 2009 (shhh…don’t tell anyone it’s not SU! paper!), and it was my VERY first attempt at watercoloring with stamps and ink. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body, but when I found out that –oh my goodness!– it was OKAY to watercolor outside the lines…I was thrilled!  As you can see from the closeup here…

….I pretty much managed to take that permission to heart! But that’s the fun of it!

The wonder of watercolor is now open to even me! This little guy was done using an ink pad with one of the SU! Blender Pens. Very easy, very quick, very fun.

And a very happy birthday card!

Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today! –Terri

Enchanted Birthday

Enchanted Birthday

My oldest niece loves romantic and old-fashioned things (much like her aunt!), and I think I captured these concepts well for her birthday card this year.  Between the pearls, the soft and sumptuous seam-binding ribbon, the antique brad, the soft, sweet texture of the Elegant Lines embossing folder, and the hand-pieced focal flower–made from the Blossoms Petal Builder Punch–well, this just sings old-fashioned-girliness.

The paper I used here is Everyday Enchantment (retired, from this years SAB catalog), and I pulled the colors from the DSP to make my flower and embossed layers….that’s the beauty of SU products–everything coordinates, so it’s super-easy to put together a “put-together” card. To translate this to current SU papers, you could use “Twitterpated”  or “Fan Fare” DSP and achieve the same old-fashioned/feminine feel.  I’m thinking the “First Edition Specialty” DSP would make an awesome flower for this layout, too….hmmm…I’m also thinking I may go make one in a minute!

Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today! –Terri