Sherry Stamps

I enjoy sharing my love of rubberstamping.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Wild Wasabi Carousel Card

I created this card for my sister's birthday. I purchased the Carousel Notes and was not quite certain what to do with them. Well I figured it out. I started out with the Wild Wasabi note. I cut out a 5" circle from the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper. I dug into my stash of retired SU paper and came across Cool Carribean. I thought it would look with the Wild Wasabi. The Cool Carribean was folded lengthwise and a circle was drawn to extend beyond the fold. A hole was punched on the fold and the Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon was laced through and tied. Wild Wasabi and Confetti Cream card stock corners were punched using the Ticket Corner Punch and was layered. I then filled in the image from the true friends set with Stampin Write markers. I stamped the image once and then restamped about four times after. This was adhered to the card. Next I puched out a Designer Label in Wild Wasabi, a small Oval in the Designer Series Paper and a circle in the Cream confetti card stock. I layered the pieces in the same order and embelleshed it from the Styled Silver Hodge Podge hardware set. And there you have it....very simple. :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

I had a Stamp a Stack for Valentine's Day for children. The each created 25 baggies with toppers. All of the candy and novelty items were provided by me. Rose Red cardstock was used for the base. We used Rose Red Designer Series paper and all corners were punched using the Ticket Corner punch. The corners of the Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla Card stock used the same punch. The image was stamped in Black Staz On and colored in with Stampin Kids Markers. (I think that the coloring was probably the hardest part for them.) After the kids assembled the project, the stuffing of the bags begin. I think that they enjoyed that part the most. I had six girls and three boys. They all had fun and I had fun just watching their expressions as they stamped and assembled their projects. This just may become an annual event for me.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Faux Silk Embrace

When I first started this card, I wasn't sure about the results. I had read the tutorial on Split Coast Stampers and thought I'd give it a whirl. I like this technique and it wasn't difficult at all. To create this card I used the Embrace Life set, white tissue paper, Wild Wasabi, Lavender Lace, Confetti, and Pretty in Pink card stock. I also used a circle rhinestone brad, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Aqua Painter, and silver organdy ribbon (retired).
First, I crumpled my tissue paper and opened it. I stamped the images and used a Aqua Painter to fill in the leaves (Wild Wasabi) and the petals (Pretty in Pink and Lavender Lace) of the flower. I set the paper aside to allow the images to dry. I stamped images on the Confetti card stock in Lavender Lace and filled in the image with the same color using the Aqua Painter. I punched the corners of the Confetti and Lavender Lace card stock with the Ticket Punch and layered the two. I then punched the tag with the Circle Punches in Confetti and Pretty in Pink card stock and set it aside. I took my larger Confetti card stock, using a glue stick, I covered it entirely and smoothed my image on top and trimmed the edges. I then cut out the two floral images, glued the backs of those and placed them. I layer these images on Wild Wasabi card stock. The Confetti and Lavender layer was attached to the card. A silver organdy ribbon was layered on top of that and tied in a knot. The Wild Wasabi and Confetti with images was layered on top. I stamped "Celebrate" from Fancy Flexible Phrases on the tag, attached the rhinestone brad and adhered to card using Stampin' Dimensionals. The card is complete. Not bad for my first try.

Certainly Geared Birthday

Happy New Year All!!!
This card was created when my body was on shut down mode. It was January 4th, my dear husband's birthday, and I had a fever of 102 and bronchitis. I was feeling terrible because I was ill but I felt even worse because I was sick on my husbands birthday. I had taken the day off from work and had planned on spending the day with him and taking him out to dinner but my body was shutting down fast. Before I hit bottom, there was just enough creative juice left to create this card. I used the It's About Time (retired) set. I purchased this set because I loved it but I had never used it until now.
I used Certainly Celery, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Outlaw Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals (gives the gears height), Ticket Corner Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch and Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon. I also used Really Rust and So Saffron stamp pads.
I was surprised at the outcome of the card. I think I'll put this in my "really love it pile".

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Blue Saffron Friend

Oh I just love this set. This is the new gift set that Stampin' Up! sent to it's demonstrators. I love receiving unexpected gifts. The set is called Time Well Spent. It is a twelve stamp set and this card was created using two of the images.
I used So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, and Always Artichoke card stock. I also used the Designer Series Paper Le Jardin.
The accessories that were used are the Ticket Corner Punch, Ivory Organdy Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Write Markers, and the 1 1/16" Circle Punch.
To create the flower, I used the paper piecing technique. I stamped two images on Bashful Blue card stock. I cut out the first image and the inner image of the second. I then stamped the flower again on Always Artichoke card stock and cut out the center only. The image was stamped twice again on So Saffron card stock. The inner and outer image was cut out. Using the 1 1/16" punch, I punched several holes of the So Saffron card stock.
I placed the smaller of the two flower images on top of each other and slightly bent the petals upward. I then placed the Always Artichoke cutout in the center of the flower. The two So Saffron images were placed with the smaller on top of the larger. The small circles were then placed on the flower as shown.
I think that this has been one of my best cards yet.

Girly Cards

I created this card for my niece. She will be 6 years old January 1, 2008. Niyah is a girly girl with a tomboy kick. She loves to dress up. She loves fashion and she absolutely loves football. I thought that she would love this fashionable little princess.

For this card I used Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White card stock. The designer series paper comes from a retired Simply Scrappin' kit. The stamp set is also retired, Pretty Princess.

The image was colored using the Stampin' Write Markers. I used the Horizontal Slot Punch to thread the Ivory Organdy (retired) and Pretty in Pink Ribbon through. The Ticket Corner Punch was used on the corners and the Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" circle and 1 3/8" circle was used for the Happy Birthday flower.

I hope that she enjoys her card but most of all have a WONDERFUL Birthday.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Snow Burts in Chocolate

This card was created for my annual Christmas Stamp a Stack. My guest stamped 20 cards with four different designs. When my guests arrived they began immediately. While they stamped, I prepared a hot dip for the ladies to snack on. It was done by the time they finished their first set of cards. The camp lasted for five hours. We laughed, stamped, and ate. What a great time we had. Oh back to the card. Well it was made using Chocolate Chip card stock for the base, Rose Red Designer Series Paper for the second layer, Whisper White card stock, and Purely Pomegranate card stock. I tied on the rich Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon to give it just a taste of yumminess. We used the Snow Burst stamp set with White Craft Ink and stamped the "Joy" from the Snowflake Spot, in Purely Pomegranate. The snowflakes on the Whisper White card stock were stamped in White Craft ink and then embossed using Clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I also used the 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" punch and the scallop circle punch .