Friday, January 20, 2012

SU Stars Blog Hop: Ebony & Ivory

Hi and welcome to the SU Stars Ebony & Ivory Blog Hop for January 2012!  If you want to start at the beginning of the Hop then please click here: OR you may have just arrived here from Karen's blog where she lays out a great tutorial on how to make her beautiful card!

Today I want to share with you a special Valentine I made for my husband, who is currently deployed.  This is not our first Valentine's Day apart, and probably not the last, but we make work ;)  So I wanted to do something different with the Paper Doily Large Sizzlit.  I started out by cutting out 5 doilies and folded them and adheared them down to a white circle I punched out. Then I used the large scallop circle punch with Basic Black cardstock and added another layer with the Delicate Doilies stamp set and punched it out with another circle punch.  Next I took the tiniest of Stampin'Up's pearls and put one on each scallop.  I cut my Basic Black card base at 5 x 10 and folded it to make a 5x5 square card to accomodate the larger "flower" I made with the folded doilies. I added a 4 3/4"square layer of Whisper White cardstock and then a 4 1/2" square of Mocha Morning Designer Series paper.  This paper is flocked and so luxurious! I added Black Satin ribbon before I put the doily flower down.  Finally I added the little heart cut from Red Glitter paper with the small heart punch and put a pearl down on each corner, I colored them red with a Sharpie marker.

I really love how nicely this card came together!  I enjoyed sharing it with you today! 

Please continue on the Blog Hop to Monica Weaver's blog and see what fun projects she has to share with you today!

Happy Hoppin'!
Charlotte Hollingsworth

Monday, January 2, 2012

Gnome Sweet Gnome Valentine

When I first saw the Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set I got very excited because I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it! My kids love the movie Gnomeo and Juliet, so I had to get  my hands on it ASAP!  I also used the Gnomenclature and Candy Conversations stamp sets from the new Stampin'Up! Occasions Mini catalog on this card.  I really love how bright and fun it turned out!    ~Charlotte
Supplies used:
126537 Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set
127059 Gnomenclature stamp set
125560 Candy Conversations stamp
Calypson Coral cardstock, 3/8" ruffled ribbon, marker
Lucky Limeade cardstock, marker
Wisteria Wonder cardstock, marker, Baker's Twine
Bashful Blue cardstock
So Saffron cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
122350 Berry Blossoms Designer Serie paper
3/4" Circle
1-1/4" Circle
Small Heart
Cupcake Builder
Decorative Label
117335 Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Bitty Buttons