Card Set with Avonlea

This is one of my favorite Artiste boxes. It's perfect for gifting card sets. You can view the entire handbook online.
I used the retired SOTM Potential to stamp the box and cards. I used whisper to ink the edges and stamp the swirls. I used slate, chocolate, and olive for the medallion-esk shape on the cards. I added some left over scraps of burlap ribbon behind the rolled flowers. I wrapped the box and the bag closure with chocolate baker's twine from the neutral assortment and added adhesive pearls to the cards. The patterned paper is from Avonlea.

Damask Divas Blog Hop: Spooky Fun with Moonlight

It's the 1st! Time for another Damask Divas Blog Hop! This month is Moonlight, and it's perfect for all of your Halloween projects! If you're coming from Melissa's blog you're in the right place. If you want to start from the top, the entire hop can be found on our team blog.

I had to have these label stamps the minute I saw them in the idea book, and I have been waiting ever so patiently to use them! The set is called Magic Potions and they coordinate with Artiste! (You can view the entire handbook online.) I stamped them in smokey plum and black and then used goldrush, sweet leaf, and smokey plum to sponge some color on them. I inked the edges of all the papers with black. I used copics to color some clear bitty sparkles orange and black. I also scrunched up black tulle behind the 'bat wing' label.

I got these neat-o bottles from American Science and Surplus. I'm lucky enough to have a store just a few minutes from my house but if you don't live around here you can order online. They have tons of cool containers which are just perfect for any mad scientist gift. Both of these are glass but they have plastic and tin containers too. Plus, everything is SUPER cheap! (And don't forget to read the names and descriptions of the products because they are hilarious.)

Now off to Dana's blog!

And here are the other labels in the set! They're just so cute!


Birthday Card with Built-In Gift Card Holder

The Artiste cartridge is so amazing! This cut is a card and gift card holder in one! So cool! (See the handbook) The paper is actually from a digital set that I printed on card stock. What's really neat about printing digital papers is that you can size it to the entire page or 6x6 depending on the project and the design of the paper. Plus, if you're making a 3D item you can just print on both sides (either the same or coordinating patterns, whatever you like!) And oh yeah, this digital set is FREE! It's called Happy Go Lucky and you can download it from the Shabby Princess. The cupcake is also from Artiste. I stamped it in chocolate on colonial white card stock then again on a piece of yellow swirl pattern paper (for the paper pieced icing). The sentiment is from Card Chatter-Birthday (also stamped in chocolate and the edges are inked in chocolate too). I added some tiny sparkles (from the brown and tan assortment) on top of a few of the sprinkles and then popped the entire cupcake up with 3D foam tape (seriously, I think I use this on everything).

Wedding Card

My inspiration for this card was that I wanted a modern meets traditional look, and I love the yellow and grey combo. I also wanted to include embossed white card stock because that always reminds me of weddings. I started with my embossed white card stock layered on a white card base. I used a swirly cuttlebug embossing folder. The strip of Crème Brulee D&P is from Dotty for You. The banner piece is the NEW Slate color. (It looks more like putty in the full picture but the angle close-up is more true to life.) The image/sentiment is from Salutation Seals and is stamped in the NEW Whisper color. I also stamped it again in black on a scrap piece and fussy cut the center with the sentiment (which is of course popped up with 3D foam tape). The stamp doesn't technically coordinate with Art Philosophy or Artiste but a circle is a circle! Just measure a tad past the stamp and VOILA! I also layered a bling button on top of a clear button by stringing them together with black baker's twine (from the neutral assortment) and tying a bow on top. That strip of silver shimmer is actually ribbon I got at the craft store last Christmas (which I also got in gold, red, green, pink, purple, and blue), but it does look an awfully lot like the NEW adhesive silver shimmer trim.

Au Revoir! Mini Card

Love the Bonjour stamp set!


Mojo Monday 257: A Movie Themed Invite

I was inspired by a movie themed post at JeanetteLynton.com. I thought a film strip would be perfect for the ribbon shape, so I decided to create an invitation for a movie night/birthday movie for this week's Mojo Monday. I stamped the film strip from Instant Memories in White Daisy pigment ink on black card stock. The date wheel and sentiment are from A Little Reminder, and the comic-esk dots background stamp is from Enjoy Life. The D&P is from the retired paper pack Cruisin'. The stars and triangle trim were cut from White Daisy card stock then inked in Cranberry and Honey. I do this a lot when I'm not sure about placement or colors. To finish it off, I popped the stars up with some 3D foam tape and added adhesive black gems to the corner.