1.0 Sarah's Stamping Style: May 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Baby card take 2

Hi there!

Today I am back to finally show you a card I made for a colleague who is about to have her second baby. This is a CASE of a card by Scrapping Mommy, that I found over on Pinterest.

I made this card A5 in size so that we could all fit in a message for the new mummy. I used a Crumbcake card base and teamed it with Whisper White. The card front was embossed with the SU! Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

I die cut some clouds out of white felt, and used some Linen Thread for the clothes line.

The bottom of the grass panel is embellished with the Eyelet Border Punch, some Linen Thread, a SU! button and a Basic Rhinestone.

 I have used the Decorative Label punch for the 'hello baby' sentiment.

 I also made another version of this card for a friend who needed a baby card for a gift. This one is slightly different. Instead of teaming it with Whisper White on this card, I used Regal Rose. This card is for a baby girl, where as the above card was gender neutral.

I used the owl punch for the little dresses and hand cut them to the dress shape with a pair of scissors.

I used the Welcome Baby stamp from the SU! Little Additions stamp set, to make a little sentiment flag.

I also used the Polka Dot EF on this card, but used the indented side up.

The finishing touch is a little pink flower Designer Button from SU! with a Linen Thread bow, topped with a Basic Rhinestone.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave me some comment love!

See you soon.
S xx

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sew Excited!

Hi there!

If all goes to plan this time, I should be able to finally show you the baby card I have been promising, sometime after tomorrow.

But today I am here with a birthday card that made me SEW excited! Yes, I mean SEW, because for the first time I took to some paper and card stock with a sewing machine! Now, I haven't been near a sewing machine for years! I have always been terrible at sewing. But I took a deep breath and went for it. I am actually quite pleased with the results and have actually been back a few times since. I have even used zig-zag, but that is for another day.....

Now, don't look too closely.....none of my sewing is particularly straight. Hubby asked me if it was my sewing or the card stock that was crooked. I told him that is why I distressed it and went for a shabby chic/ vintage look, so you can't tell! ;)

This card is a 2nd generation CASE. I have CASE'd this card in the past, but never blogged it. Of course I didn't sew on it last time, so when I pulled the machine out, I decided to give it another run. It was inspired by Cupcakes Creations.

I started off with a Crumbcake base, and added my fave colour combo at the moment, Pretty in Pink and Pool Party. I have used the ever lovely Delicate Doilies stamp set from SU! 

If you have been following my blog lately, you could not have missed the fact that I am going through quite the doily fetish! So the perfect combo on this card, a doily stamp and a paper doily! (Notice the distressed edges in this pic! ;)  Hehe)


I added a sentiment banner, some Linen Thread, paper flowers and a trinket pin to the scrumptious Pool Party Seam Binding. I think I need another roll already! Hopefully we will get it in all those divine 2012-2013 In Colours! Love them!

 I added some Basic Pearls to the centre of the doilies. You can just see in the photo below that there is stitching around the outside of the Crumbcake CS and the Polka Dot Border is also sewn on, just near the Seam Binding.

I am going to enter this card in a challenge over at The Ribbon Carousel . The first challenge I have entered in forever! I have been very slack and must get myself into challenge mode once more, but it is just finding the time. 

The Challenge this week is Fancy Flowers. You need to make some flowers out of ribbon, fabric, felt, or burlap! (Or you can just add pretty flowers to your project!)

I didn't make any flowers, but I do think those flowers are pretty!
If you have a chance pop over and look at all the beautiful inspiration entered into the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!

If you have any questions, please ask. I love to read all of your comments, so if you have a minute, please leave me one.

Have a great day.

S xx

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Buntings for Olivia...

Hi there!

Today I have a CASE of another 'Pinterest' find. (Are you getting sick of that word 'Pinterest' yet? Hehe.)
The inspiration for this one once again came from Gill Prescott over at 'Lily by Gilly'. You can see her card here.

This card was for one of Miss 7's little friends, for her birthday.

I used the new Titterpatted DSP for the bunting flags. The sky is Marina Mist CS and the grass is Certainly Celery CS, with some pink grosgrain SU! ribbon attached. 

The knot is embellished with some rosettes and a heart trinket pin from my stash. I have used the Pinking Heart Border Punch on the bottom of the grass panel.

I packaged the gift in a glossy white paper bag, embellished with a paper doily, a chipboard O, some ribbon and some paper flowers. I closed the bag with a pink and white mini bulldog clip.

I think this made quite a sweet gift package. I hope the birthday girl liked it!

Thank you for stopping by!
Please leave a comment and if you have any questions please ask!

S xx

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Moving on up...

Hi there!

Today I don't have the baby card I was going to show you, as there was a hiccup and the recipient hasn't received it yet!

But, I do have another card that I made for a former colleague, who left at the end of last year when he got a transfer to another school.

I saw this cute little owl over at 'Scrap 'N' bake' and thought he would be perfect for my card. Another 'Pinterest' find! I am so addicted! But at least I am putting some of those 'pins' to good use!

It is always hard to make a male card, especially when it isn't even for a birthday, where you at least have a theme to go with. But I think this card worked well.

I gave the ever useful SU! Owl Punch a whirl to make this little guy. I used the colour combo of Crumbcake, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo and Tempting Turquoise on this card. The grass is Certainly Celery. I am so going to miss this last lot of in-colours when they go. I so love them!

The balloons were made using a circle punch and the bottoms are two of the little hearts from the Owl Punch.

The Banner is from the SU! Pennants big shot die. Stamped with the 'congratulations' stamp from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

I made this card a larger A5 size, so that there was room for all of the staff to write a message on it. The clouds are actually the negative image of the die.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully I will be back with that baby card next week. I will have to find some other things to post in the mean time! 

Please leave a comment, and as always, if you have a question, please ask!

S xx

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

One last Mother's Day Card

Hi there.

I am back today with one last Mother's Day card. Once again this card could be used for another occasion, with a change of sentiment of course! ;)

This card was inspired by another 'pin'. This time, by the very talented Maureen Merritt from 'Mamma Mo Stamps'. You can see her card here.

Here is my take on the card.

Another vintage looking card. This time I used Crumbcake, Blushing Bride and White for my colour scheme.

I used my Chocolate chip and Whisper White ink pads to swipe over my embossed piece, to give an aged look. Once again I used the lovely Vintage Wallpaper EF.

I used the new Satin Ruffled Ribbon across the middle of the card, which I also sponged with Crumbcake ink, to give it an aged look. It looked to clean and shiny as it was.

The flower is punched from Blushing Bride CS, using the punch from the new mini catalogue. I sponged the flower with Crumbcake ink, and added some Linen Thread, a SU! button and a Basic Pearl. 

I dotted a few pearls around the DSP for the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to be back tomorrow with a baby card that I made for a colleague at work. She will receive it at work tomorrow, so just in case she follows my blog, (which I don't think she does) I will wait till then!

Please leave a comment and as always feel free to ask any questions!

S xx

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Card #2

Hi there!

Today I have another Mother's Day card for you. I know Mother's Day is over, but this card could also be adapted. It would make a great baby card as well, with the mother bird and chick.

I once again used the yummy colours of Crumbcake, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Pool Party. This card has quite a vintage feel. I enhanced the vintage look by sponging the details with Crumbcake ink to give an aged look.

I used the gorgeous SU! Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder on the Pool Party CS. I so love this EF, it is so pretty. I then wiped my Whisper White ink pad over the embossed piece to give a more muted look. After that I sponged the edges with Crumbcake ink.

I embellished the card using some Twitterpated Buttons, Baker's Twine, a larger SU! Button, some rosettes and a love heart doily.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Please leave a comment.  As always, any questions, just ask!

S xx

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Hi there!

I hope all the Mother's out there had a wonderful Mother's Day today and felt loved and appreciated by those around them!

Today I have a Mother's Day card that I made for one of the Mother's in our family. If you have been reading my blog lately you would have noticed that I like to co-ordinate my gifts, cards and wrapping. Today's post is another example.

My card was inspired by a duo of cards that I had pinned on 'Pinterest'. The first one here, by the ever so talented Monika Davis over at 'M.A.D stamper'. I just love everything that Monika does, she is always such an inspiration. The second card can be found here, over at 'Lily Beans Paperie'.

I decided to go with a colour scheme of Crumbcake, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Pool Party. A favourite colour combo of mine at the moment, and inspired by Monika's card. Such pretty colours, that look stunning together.

I have used the gorgeous SU! Lace Border Punch, to punch the Whisper White band across the middle of the card. I embellished the card with some Basic Pearls, Twitterpated buttons, Baker's twine, a doily and some washi tape.

I used a square punch to cut the tails for my bunting flags. I can't believe I only discovered this technique not too long ago and have been hand cutting mine prior to that! Duh!

I even hand stitched the sentiment bunting to the card with some Baker's Twine. I love the stitched look on cards, but have never had the patience or the courage to do so! So I thought I would start the easy way with some hand stitching and work my way to some machine stitching!!! We will see. Hehe.

I wanted to add many small details to the card, so that each time you looked at it you noticed something different, without going overboard.

I was very happy with the way this card turned out. I am just so in love with this colour combo! While I was at it, I decided to make a matching bookmark to co-ordinate with this card. My Mother-in-law loves to read, so I thought this would be a great match.

Here are some pictures of the gift all wrapped up and ready to go.

Aren't you just in love with SU!'s new Pool Party Seam Binding? Yum! So soft and pretty.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please feel free to leave a comment and ask any questions.
Happy Mother's Day!!

S xx

Monday, May 7, 2012

Birdy Birthday Bunting

Hi there!

Today I have the card I made, to match with the gift boxed stationary from my last two posts.

The card was inspired by this gorgeous card, by Lea Lawson, over at Lea's cupcakes and sunshine.

I loved her use of bunting and the doily. Two of my favourite elements right now.

I started with a Crumbcake card base and added some Timeless Portrait DSP, to match the stationary and envelopes. The ribbon is the Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon. Aren't those bunting pennants so cute?

I added some finishing touches of a button, flower, trinket pin, Basic Pearls and of course some BLING!

Below are a few pics of the boxed stationary and matching card:

We had also purchased a gift certificate for the couple, so I made an envelope, which I decorated to match.

Below is a picture of both the gifts and the cards packaged in a gift bag, ready to go. I love matching my gift wrapping and the cards and presents. I love to use either Kraft or white paper bags/paper to wrap my gifts. They are so easy to personalise and match and look really effective too.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this post.

As always, please feel free to leave a comment or ask any questions.

Have a great day!

Sarah xx