Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sneek Peeks!

I got home from our vacation to lots of new stamps waiting for me! What a great welcome home gift! I've got some of the greatest LAD stamps that there have been! This summer release is simply spectacular! Don't miss the fun, be sure to check out the other DT gals samples with these sets, it's enough that you'll want to put them right into your cart!! If you go to the LAD blog, you can see the new stamps and who has samples to share! Be warned, you're going to love them all!!

I want to start my post today(which is a bit longer than usual, but I've been gone and just want to make up for a few lost days!), I want to share a gift set of cards I made for a great friend. I used the Bloomin' Doodles stamp set...delicous florals!! The sentiment "just because" is from the New August Monthly Mix set, Hey Sunshine! Have you seen the Monthly Mix info...basically monthly stamp sets from LAD that completely ROCK! For real, you're going to love them! They'll be released every 15th. I love the August set...it's got so many great summer stamps!!

I kept the colors and supplies basically the same, since I made these next 4 cards as a gift set. I used Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, and Soft Sky cardstock. My patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I kept with Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze ink. I wanted to give the cards a little something uniform...so I used a different size/shape scallop on each card...just a fun little something!
This card I used my corner rounder punch, small, large and scallop oval punches. The button came from the retired button boquet from SU.
On this card, I used my new large scallop EK success border punch...can you say LOVE! I also used my 1 1/4, 1 3/8, and scallop circle punches. This button is also from SU. The ribbon here is my 5/8" wide grosgrain in vanilla.
This card showcases two scallops. I used my new EK scallop border punch...lots of little scallops on each of the scallops, and the ovals again. The ribbon here Baja Breeze striped grosgrain. My corner round came in handy again on this card! This card layout was inspired by Kendra's LAD sketch challenge for the week, you can find it here.
This last card of the set kept up with the rest of supplies, but used my eyelet border punch. I used some retired kiwi/vanilla satin ribbon. I used the curly label punch for my sentiment's home. The flowers were made with my 1", 1 1/4, 1 3/8", and 3/4" circle punches. The button is also a retired SU button.

I think everyone can use a "just because" card don't you think!? I hope my friend will enjoy giving these away!

For my last card of the day, I want to introduce you to Hallow's Eve! This stamp set is sensational! I really like the images A LOT! This card came together in a snap, a little bit of black embossing powder makes the images pop!
I stamped the main image with versamark ink on my Basic Gray cardstock. I added some black embossing powder and gave it a turn with my heat tool, now it is super shiny and slick! I added a Black cardstock mat and then set the image aside.

My card base is Basic Gray cardstock. I layered some basic black and then a piece of retired Manhattan Floral dsp. I stamped my spooktacular stamp in versamark, and added a bit of black embossing powder and then heated it with my tool. I tied the belly of the card with some Basic Gray taffeta ribbon and then added my main image with dimensionals. Super fast, and wow...LOVE black embossing powder!!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy these sneek peeks...more to follow tomorrow! Make it a great one!:)

4 comments:

Katie said...

really cute Jeni!

Caryl P said...

What a lucky friend to get these cards, they are just great!

Kendra said...

OH WOW! I love what you did with these sets! Bloomin' Doodles has to be my fav this time around!

MBelles said...

Cute, cute, cute they are all great!!! Loving your blog and your work is fabulous!