Saturday, March 1, 2014

Good Cards, Good Company

Gosh, where do I begin about today?!!

Our get-together was generously hosted by April and Claudia. I swear, my cards were more of a side note. We came for the food and everything homemade (including Bailey's - what???). The tostadas were uh-ma-zingly yummy. Yes, when I say homemade, I mean the tortillas, black beans, guacamole. I couldn't stop eating and singing at the same time! Yes, the 80's kept us company the whole time!

Ok, so I guess I'll share the cards we made....

The first one was using two-step stamping from the Happy Congratulations set from the Occasions Catalog. This card was made with the 2014 In Colors: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Baked Brown but we ended up using Soft Suede since I didn't have enough (great planning, I know) Baked Brown. It turned out to be a great substitute since the color was richer. The base card was embossed with Decorative Dots from the Sale-a-bration event. The sentiment was from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I finished it off with the Ruffle Stretch in Strawberry Slush and then rounded the corners. I love how the colors popped and blended harmoniously!

the ladies' own version

The next card is very special. I went back to my old cards for inspiration. I knew what technique I wanted to use when I got the Too Kind stamp set. I thought Emboss Resist would work very well with this card, just like it did on this old card of mine.  I used Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe on the small flower and Calypso Coral and Emboss Resist on the bigger flower. The background is brayered in Pear Pizzaz, Crisp Cantaloupe and Crushed Curry. The sentiment is scalloped punched and mounted on pop-up dot. The top card is bordered by Calypso Coral ribbon.

Since the ladies did so well with these cards, I had a wonderful bonus for them and made a third card. I love this stamp set and just couldn't help myself but whip out some simple and cute cards for the girls to make. Giggle Greetings is the star of this card. I used the White Stampin Chalk Marker to color the animals. For the dog card, I used Early Espresso to outline the dog image and used the Just Sayin sentiment on it. I topped it off with the Early Espresso baker's twine. For the cat card, I used Early Espresso for the image and the back ground using blender pens. 

There you have it, folks. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did with my Tramps. 

Happy Stamping!


  1. Had a blast at the party as always and loved the cards we made. I can't wait to send them out.

  2. The cards are awesome!!! Resist stamping is my favorite technique and I love love love your card. The ladies cards are fabulous too!!!