Monday, June 22, 2009

Team Inspiration

Hi there,

I thought I had better check in again with some new cards.
Two weekends ago I met up with some Stampin' Up! girls in our team for a get-together at 'Princess' Kristy's place. We combined an afternoon of stamping and chatting with a Birthday celebration for Kristy.
Needless to say, due to the eating, drinking and merry making, we didn't get as much crafting done as we had planned though there was a lot of inspiration flowing around the room !
I stamped a lot of images ready for card making later on and picked up a lot of ideas from the other girls and I did actually make a card while I was there. (That's a plus for me !) LOL
I was trying out my new stamps and had brought along some assorted papers and ribbons to play with and came up with this design. Here is the card I made.
The main stamped image is from the Thoughts and Prayers set and I coloured it with markers. I used some papers from the DS Urban Garden set and mounted them onto Baha Breeze card and wrapped some blue taffeta ribbon around them before attaching them to the white base card.
I then stamped a greeting from the Best Yet - Hostess set on white card and punched it out with the Scallop Circle punch then sponged around the edge with Baha Breeze ink. I then mounted it with 3D foam dots and added a ribbon bow.
The inspiration for this card came from some of the beautiful cards Kristy had received from friends on the sad loss of her father recently. This stamp set has some beautiful images and greetings which are just perfect to use to let someone you love know that you are thinking of them.
When I got home, I felt inspired to make another two cards using the same set - so here they are.

I love this floral branch image and wanted to try a different colourway so used Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel and Kiwi Kiss for this version.
I used paper from the DS Haiku set and punched one edge with the Scallop Border Punch and added a photo corner made with the Photo Corner punch. I added a gold brad to this corner and some glitter to the stamped flowers.
The Caramel taffeta ribbon matches the branch and photo corner and I added a small white flower with a gold brad centre for a more feminine touch. To balance the top of the card, I pierced a corner pattern on the top left hand side.
The third card I made was very simple in design using the tree image from this set. I wanted to make a card that would be suitable for either a male or female, conveying a simple message sent with love.

For this card I used some of the DS Haiku paper mounted onto Barely Banana card which was then attached to the white base card.
The tree image was again coloured with markers on white card which was mounted onto Close to Cocoa card and the greeting from this set was stamped onto white card, punched out with the large oval punch and edged in gold using a Krylon metallic pen. To keep in with the simplicity of this card, I just added 3 gold brads at the side.
This is such a versatile stamp set and I can see myself using it more often. It has greetings suitable for Sympathy and Get Well cards or just to let someone know that you care about them.
SU Supplies -
Cardstock - Whisper White, Baha Breeze, Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana.
Stamp Sets - Thoughts and Prayers, Best Yet (Hostess Level 1).
Inks - Baha Breeze, Kiwi Kiss.
Markers - Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa.
Taffeta Ribbon - Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel.
Designer Series Papers - Urban Garden, Haiku.
Punches - Scallop Circle, Scallop Border, Photo Corners, Large Oval.
Extras - Gold brads, Krylon gold leaf pen, white paper flower, Kindy Glitz - Crystalina.

It was a lovely day as we shared our ideas and much laughter - I had a lot of fun with Kristy, Kellie (who had stayed with Kristy for that weekend), Yvonne, Debbie and the other girls who came along that day - I think there were nine of us all together and the day just flew by so quickly.
We'll make up for it though when we all meet up again at our Stamp Camp at the end of July for a whole weekend of crafting fun - can't wait !!
Well, that's it for this post but don't go too far away as I have another two Posts to add as I've been busy making Birthday cards recently.

See you next time !


  1. WOW Ramona they are gorgeous cards! You will HAVE to bring that set to camp I think *wink wink, hint hint* lol. Can't wait for CAMP YAY!

  2. Hey Kellie, what are you doing up at this hour too ?? Thanks so much for your lovely comment and yes I'll bring the set with me. xx

  3. This is one o my favourite sets atm - just wish I had more time to play with it!!! As always gorgeous work!! ove the colour combos you've put together.
    Can't wait for Camp - hopefully we'll actually get some stamping done - LOL

  4. All three are great cards Ramona, I cant wait for stamp camp, catch up with you all again, meet some new people, put some faces to names (and blogs!) How many more sleeps?


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