Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cool Down Summer Cards!!!

It's been either rainy or HOT here in Indiana the last few weeks so I thought I'd demonstrate a few 'cool' cards. These are two that I demonstrated at a workshop in a customers home this past weekend. You can make similar cards if you host a workshop in your home. We typically make 3 cards....all of your guests will make the cards for FREE. Let me know if you are interested in hosting a workshop in your home! They really are fun, easy and relaxing!

I used the Sweet Scoops stamp set out of the SU Summer Mini catalog. This set is so fun and 'cool'!! Will cool off any ones hot summer day if they get a card with cool scoops on it! I used Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise card stock. Originally, I used SU's scalloped border punch but had a few young girls try to punch through 3 layers of card stock and it broke my punch. I'm so sad!! :( Goes with the territory though. So, I used a Martha Stewart punch for the one I made at home to take a picture of after the workshop. The Designer Paper is from an old set that SU had a while back. It's since been retired but I still have some! :)
I was browsing around Splitcoast Stampers this week and found a cute tutorial for these Cup Cards. They are really neat and you can find the tutorial at www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/cup_card/

I used Happy Thoughts as my sentiments and Green Galore, Cameo Coral and Rose Red card stock.

Father's Day Fun!

Here are a few Father's Day cards I've demonstrated at workshops. The Ice Cream stand card is one we will be making this Thursday. If you wanna come over to get inky.....give me a buzz and come on over. The main idea for this card came from www.stampingaddict.blogspot.com Search her labels for Sweet Scoops.

I printed the sentiments on the computer and used my oval and scalloped punches to punch and mount the words. I used the word window punch for the stripes for the ice cream stand and canopy. I cut a 1 inch strip and scored it in half to mount the canopy to as well as the counter top. This card was super easy and really fun to make. I think a gift card to Dairy Queen would be a blast to put inside as a gift. The stamp set can be found in the Summer Mini catalog. It's the Sweet Scoop set. I used 3 new colors for the cones....Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake. The card stock I used is SU's More Mustard and Night of Navy.

You can never go wrong with Lovely As A Tree! I used Garden Green, Black and So Saffron card stock. I stamped the tree with VersaMark and used my chalks and sponge daubers to daub on on the chalk to give the tree color. I used the leaf stamp and versamark to stamp a border down the side of the card. I also used the Tab Punch for the black tab and a silver brad to attach it to the main image.
I hope all our Fathers and Father-like-men in our lives have a wonderful Father's Day this weekend.