Julie Moenck

Card making, home decorating and an occasional random musing.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Storms and Stamping

High winds and big rain today in southeast Minnesota. This is what I spent my afternoon doing instead of stamping. This is our backyard, already half-way cleaned up, after a big storm rushed through at 10:30 a.m.

It was mostly just big branches and a couple tree tops, but it sure made a big mess. Throughout our little town, there were trees in streets and the obligatory large branch through a parked car's window.

But, never fear. I have a card to share! This is one I love that I made back in April. The ribbon is retired (5/8" grosgrain), but you can get a similar effect with the 5/8" satin ribbon in white. It might look even more elegant!

If you're wondering about the shimmery background...it's Stampin' Up! Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz with a couple drops of Bashful Blue classic ink re-inker added! This is a way to get colored Smooch Spritz in 50 colors!

Well, I need to make a card for tomorrow...so off I go! I'll post that one later...don't want to spoil the surprise for the recipient.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Delicate Doilies peek-a-boo!

The weather is crazy here in southeast Minnesota! It's only 11 a.m. and we're fast-approaching 100* F with thick humidity. I'm an old farm girl...can't resist talking about the weather!

So, to keep cool, why don't you stay inside and stamp? I just returned from Stampin' Up!'s annual convention in Salt Lake City, UT, and I've got tons of ideas to share. Watch for them here in the coming days, and if you'd like to see more, get in touch to set up your own private class with some friends!

Here's a card I prepared with new products from the 2011 Idea Book and Catalog, which was release July 1. I love the peek-a-book quality. Check out the photo and scroll down to get the details!
Card stock: So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Delicate Doilies (new in the 2011 Idea Book and Catalog)
Stamp Set: Curly Cute (from the Summer Mini Catalog)
Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2 die, Doily Triple Layer Punch
Embellishments: Stampin' Dimensionals and a button from the Sale-a-bration pack, but you can substitute one from the Bold Brights button pack

To get the peek-a-boo effect, take the piece of So Saffron card stock and place it over Scallop Circles #2 die so you get all of the small circle and some of the larger one. Run it through the Big Shot, and you will have the "windows" in the card stock. Layer this piece over the Delicate Doilies designer paper, and voila! you have a peek-a-book layered look.

Give this quick project a try today...and stay cool!

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