Friday, July 24, 2009

Sneek Peek Day 3

I've had such a great time the past few days getting to play with so many great new stamps! I tell you what, when you have great product, the whole art of being creative is much easier, wouldn't you agree!? The Summer Release from LAD is full of fantastic product and I've been having so much fun!!

This first card is showcasing the fun Love and Joy Labels stamp set. If you peek over to the LAD blog, you can see the complete set...super fun! I'm excited to have a great little label set for my holiday baking and gift giving! But, today I wanted to just use the fun an non-holiday way!
To begin my card, I used a Melon Mambo scrap and my Melon Mambo ink pad. I stamped my bird image, cut it out and mounted it on white cardstock and then cut it out again. I used a rhinestone brad for the eye of the bird. I set her aside and then moved to the Crushed Curry portion of the card.

Using some sticky stirp, I made a litle bed for some micro beads. I started with just one strip of sticky strip, but the microbeads down and then filled in with a little bit of glitter. After I had all the gaps filled in, I moved onto the top row and did it just like the bottom row. I was really surprised at how well the beads and glitter stayed in place...ya who!!

I attached a strip of Crushed Curry dsp to my carstock and then attached my Curry to the Melon Mambo cardbase. I tied my Melon Mambo ribbon, added my bird with dimensionals, and then moved to my sentiment. My thanks sentiment came from the Everyday Sayings stamp set. I stamped in Melon Mambo and then used my oval punches to make a great little frame!

Ok, now move to cooler thoughts! The new Oh, Christmas tree stamp set is SO divine! I'm showing you a couple of the different Christmas trees found there...YUM O!

For this first card, I stamped the tree with Chocolate Chip ink, onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. I love this little tree-very "in"! I colored the ornaments on the tree with my Real Red and Old Olive stampin' write markers. I mounted my tree on layers of chocolate chip and old olive and then set it aside.

I love this strip dsp! It's from the new Simply Scrappin' Kit from SU called Christmas Jingle. I cut a strip, attached it to my Vanilla cardbase and then added my Old Olive scalloped edge. I used my EK wide scallop border punch for my scalloped edge. I wrapped the seam of the card with 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon...and then added my tree! My sentiment(which I love!) I stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and used my key tag punch to give it a form. Then I just attached it under my ribbon and there you have it!

This last card for today(I might as well add to the Christmas card pile right!?)is another highlight from the Oh Christmas Tree set! Isn't this tree great!? I stamped it in Old Olive ink, then colored the ornaments with my Real Red stampin' write marker. My Versamarker came in handy to coat each ornament. Each ornament was coated with clear embossing powder and then given a heat wave with my heat tool. I love clear embossing powder!

Moving onto the other parts of the card. The base is of course, a Real Red (perfect Christmas red in my opinion) card. The funky candy cane stripe paper is made by SEI. I attached a chunk of it to my card, then added an Old Olive scalloped edge-help from another EK scalloped border punch. I added a little strip of sticky strip to attach my row of pom poms...and let me tell you, using these pom poms just made my day! The last bit of this card was the sentiment. I stamped in Real Red ink, used my new Modern Label punch to punch it out and then layered that onto an Old Olive 1 1/4" circle punch.

Thank you for letting me share! Hope you have a great day! Make it a fun one! Oh, and don't forget to stop by the LAD blog!


Rose Ann said...

Your Christmas cards are so fun and festive, Jeni...and I love the papers!! I love how you made the bird into a "Thanks" card too!! Awesome samples!!

Caryl P said...

Love your cards, especially the christmas ones. That paper is divine!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow!! What beautiful cards!! So crisp and striking and wonderful details! Love them all!

Bethany Paull said...

These are great! I love how you did the non-holiday birdie with such vibrant colors.

AJ said...

omg- i so adore all of these jeni! what fabulous, bright & happy designs!