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Showing posts with label Secret Garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Secret Garden. Show all posts

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Barrel of Flowers

This is the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day. It came to me last night to use the Hardwood stamp and trim it to create a barrel to put flowers in.
Stamps - Hardwood, Secret Garden
Card Stock - Garden Green, Soft Suede, Whisper White
DSP - Gingham Garden
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Accessories - Secret Garden Framelits, Pearls

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bendi Zoo

More little Zoo Babies and more room for them to play. These cards are great because they fold flat for mailing and then, by placing the tabs in the slots, the cards can stand on their own.

Stamps - Secret Garden, Zoo Babies
Paper - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Core'dinations
Ink - Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Wisteria Wonder

Silhouette - Bendi Card with Fence

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gift Card Holder for the Gardener

One more gift card holder. I used the same basic pot I used for the gift card holder for the golfer, but filled it with flowers. One of the fun things about the women's golf clinic, was the fact that they served us a cocktail at the end of each lesson. The social time after the lessons gave all of us an opportunity to discuss what we learned and get to know each other.

We were fortunate enough to have a bartender who enjoyed taking care of us. Each week she made us something special to drink (one week it was a Raspberry/Chocolate Martini!), and an appetizer to go with it. She always made us feel so special.

One of the things we found out about her, is that she really enjoys her garden. She even had a vase of flowers for us on a few evenings. This is why I made this gift card holder for her.
Stamps - Papillion Potpourri, Secret Garden
Cardstock - Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise
Embossing Folder - Square Lattice
Ribbon - Summer Starfruit Satin Stitched
Punches - Bird Builder (for the leaves), Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly
Framelit - Secret Garden
Crystal Effects on the butterflies

Friday, September 20, 2013

What is Negative Space? (Day 2)

Isn't this pretty with the Pistachio Pudding?

Day 2 - a Friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.
Stamp - Feel Goods
Cardstock - Whisper White
DSP - Pistachio Pudding
Ink - Pistachio Pudding
Framelit - Secret Garden
Jewels - Rhinestones

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Secret Garden

Have you ever been so busy you don't have time to play with your stamps? Of course, then it's all I can think about. Then, when I have an opportunity to sit and play . . . NOTHING! I have new stamps, new colors, and just can't figure out where to start.

If you ever are in a creative block, there are plenty of places to get inspiration. One way is to cruise around other paper-crafting blogs; another is to visit Pinterest. Of course, for me, Pinterest seems to create more delays, because I see cards and food and crochet patterns and garden ideas. . . you get the idea. So, another great place for inspiration is to check out some of the challenge sites. This week I pulled my inspiration from Color Throwdown.

Supplies: Stamps - A Round Array, Label Love, Secret Garden; Paper - Daffodil Delight, Temping Turquoise, Whisper White; Ink - Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise; Accessories - 3/16" Daffodil Delight brads, Artisan Label punch, Lucky Limeade Ruffled ribbon

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Flowering Lattice

I based this card on another card I found at i Stamp. Of course, I made some changes. Mostly, I wanted to use the style of flower I found on Silhouette Blog. This card has NO stamping, and is very easy to put together.
Supplies: Paper - Basic Black Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP; Ink - Perfect Plum; Jewels - Pears; Sizzlits - Lattice; Framelits - Secret Garden; Punch - 1-3/4" Scallop

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Secret Silhouettes

This is a combination of Summer Silhouettes and Secret Garden, which I put together for the color challenge at Color Throwdown.
Supplies: Stamps - Summer Silhouettes; Paper - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette (as close as I could get to Blushing Bride), Whisper White; Ink - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette (daubed around flowers); Framelits - Apothecary Accents, Summer Garden; Punch - 3/8" Circle (under the Pearls); Embossing Folder - Square Lattice; Jewels - Large Pearls

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kindness Matters

I've accepted a couple of challenges this week. One challenge is from Color Throwdown, which is to utilize the colors in this card. The other is more of a personal challenge which will require me to give one of my cards as a Random Act of Kindness (RAK). The idea is to give the card to a complete stranger, just to let them know they are appreciated. I've decided this will be a card I carry with me until I give it to someone. I'll let you know the results.
Supplies: Stamps - Blooming with Kindness, Secret Garden; Paper - Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder; Ink - Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder; Punches - Decorative Label, Scallop Trim; Embossing - Iridescent Ice powder, Square Lattice folder; Jewels - Pearls, Rhinestones

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Secret Bazaar

The different patterns of the International Bazaar DSP are so fun to play with.
Supplies: Stamps - Secret Garden; Paper - Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, International Bazaar DSP; Ink - Tangerine Tango; Brad - Everyday Enchantment (SAB-2012)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Secret Flower Garden

I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) this card from another SU! demonstrator, Barbara Anne Graham, who CASEd it from another demonstrator, Mary Brown. Obviously, I made some changes to make it my own, but I like to give credit when I am inspired by another demonstrator's work. I really like the look of the layering of the same colors. If you look closely, you might be able to see the dry embossing.

Supplies: Stamps - Secret Garden; Paper - Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder; Ink - Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder; Embossing Folder - Flower Garden; Ribbon - Whisper White Satin; Jewels - Pearls

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Secret Birthday Garden

This card is inspired by the color challenge at Stampin' Royalty. I decided to make it a birthday card, because I never seem to have enough of them.
Supplies: Stamps - Perfectly Preserved (small blue flower), Petite Pairs, Secret Garden; Paper - Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White; Ink - Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Summer Starfruit; Ribbon - Ruffled Lucky Limeade; Framelits - Secret Garden; Punch - Curly Label

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Beyond the Secret Garden

I'm making a batch of cards to be given as a birthday gift. Although I used a retired Designer Series Paper, the design is easy to use with other DSP. I'm using this paper because I think the person who will be receiving the cards will enjoy the color and pattern.
Supplies: Paper - Whisper White,Wild Wasabi, Beyond the Garden (DSP-ret.); Ink - Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi; Stamps & Framelits - Secret Garden; Embossing Folders - Perfect Polka Dots, Stripes. Special Technique - Faux Washi Tape
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