Friday, May 27, 2011


Pin It Now! Isn't this fresh?  You know pink and green are my favorite colors to make cards with.  I love this pretty watercolored vase of flowers.  Better than the real thing, needs no water and lasts forever!

An easel card is a very easy fold, this one on a diagonal works best as a square.
Simply score from the lower left to the upper right.
Be careful when you adhere your stamped image that you only apply adhesive to the lower portion that's not popping up!

This card was inspired by a fellow SU Demo Louise M. Delvecchio.

As always, if you need to order supplies to make your own beauties, just click on the catalogs on the sidebar.  Thanks!  See you all soon!


Pin It Now! I don't think I'll ever color this scooter any other color than turquoise.  I just believe all "Vespa" style scooters should look this way! :)  Till I have one of my own (hint, hint) here's what I get...

Here's a view of the fold.  I made it so it's about 1/4 to 3/4 ratio on the folds.
Just something a little different to show off the pretty punches.
This is the 2nd of 3 cards I've made with this set.  I love to color and this one just begs to be watercolored!  I used brush markers and Aqua Painter...easy!  The beautiful punched border is the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.  Patterned paper is Love Letters DSP, a very versatile pack.  Add a little bling on the stamped image and it's done!

The punch and the stamp set can be purchased in the NEW SUMMER MINI CATALOG.  You can shop at this link or click the catalog on the sidebar.  Don't miss out!


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Here's a close up of the double embossing.  Just brayer your dry embossing folder with Versamark and run it through your Big Shot.  Then sprinkle with a colored embossing powder and heat set.  I used the new Wild Wasabi embossing powder, and it does a flawless job.  It's a very find powder and has a delicate sheen to it.
 This set from the new Summer Mini Catalog just stole my heart!  This is a nice everyday card, with a bright, happy look for summer.  You could easily swap out the sentiment for any occasion.  Here are the details:

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Embossing:  Vintage Wallpaper, Wild Wasabi embossing powder

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mojo Monday 189 (on Sunday)! WHOOOse Birthday?

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I lost my mojo on Tuesday when I got some sad news. I had this cute card halfway done. But I finally felt up to finishing it & I'm glad I did, it made me smile! It's pretty simple but I think it will bring joy to whoever receives it :)

Here are the supplies used:

Paper: Play Date Quick Accents paper pack, chocolate chip
Stamps: Sweet Birthday
Punches: Two Step Owl XL, 2-3/8" scallop, 1-3/4" circle
Glimmer Brads
Baker's Twine

I trimmed the card 1/4" shorter so it would still fit in a standard envelope with the owl's hat sticking up :)

If you need any supplies to make one of these for yourself, shop online anytime here on my Stampin' Up! website

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.

Monday, May 2, 2011


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I'm so excited to participate in my first online card challenge! I've wanted to try Mojo Monday for awhile, since it's my go-to site for a card template in a pinch. You'll never be able to use ALL the template they store online for you, there's something for everything.

My card uses a few new supplies from Stampin' Up. The Four Frames set & Paisley Petals designer series paper are available in the all-new Idea Book & Catalog 2011-2012 coming out July 1st. From the Summer mini catalog is the On The Grow set, it's sister stamp is an adorable scooter.

Here are the other supplies used:
Designer Label punch
Scalloped Ribbon punch
Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon (carried over from Spring Occasions Mini)
Stampin' Write Markers
Basic Pearls
Cardstock: Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Color Spritzing Tool

All of these supplies are available for order on my Stampin' Up Website:
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