30 November 2008

Card Class

Come make a set of beautiful hand-stamped cards to send this holiday season, or to give as a thoughtful gift.

You'll use a wide assortment of punches, taffeta ribbon, and learn how to heat emboss.
Please register and pre-pay by Friday, November 28th, date extended to Tuesday, December 2nd.

Cost: $20 for 8 cards, $30 for 14 cards, or $40 for 20 cards, includes envelopes and adhesive. Please give yourself 2 hours for every 10 cards.

Quick Projects: 20 tags for $5, or set of four 3x3 mini cards for $5.

Come to my place between 10:00 and 2:00 on Saturday, December 13th. Enjoy some festive refreshments. Bring a friend and stamp together!

If you want to pay by check, then give me a call, and I'll give you my address if you don't already have it.

When you register, just send me a note saying which options you would like for your class.

Contact me to register today: bassemjudith@gmail.com

If you want to pay online with PayPal, choose your class and click on the following links:
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Quick Project

28 November 2008

Elegant Brocade Border

Here's a card with an elegant brocade border;
think of the edging on a fancy fur blanket used on sleigh rides.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Baroque Border Wheel
CS: Old Olive
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White Craft Ink
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Kiwi Kiss/ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon*, Large Oval Punch, and dimensionals.
*If you don't know by now, I really like satin ribbon, and the color green, in nearly any shade.

Simple Delights

I ordered a retired set that was quite elegant, Simple Delights,
and here's what I designed:

CS: Naturals Ivory
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss/ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon

CS: Naturals Ivory
Ink: Really Rust Classic Ink, Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder

CS: Really Rust
Ink: Really Rust Classic Ink, Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

CS: Chocolate Chip, Naturals Vanilla, Carte Postale DSP*
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, 1'' and 1-1/4'' circle punches, dimensionals

*retired, sorry

24 November 2008

Thanksgiving Card

It's nearly Thanksgiving, so around here, we're checking off the things on our annual to-do list.
I hope you and yours have a sweet and memorable holiday with the ones you love.

Here's a pumpkin card made from the oval punch.
I actually made this card way back in September, but I'm finally sharing it with you now.
I was playing with the punches to see what I could come up with: voila!

I've gotten a lot of mileage out of this stamp set: Baroque Motifs.
I inked up a section of the large swirl stamp with Chocolate Chip ink and stamped it where I wanted the stem of the pumpkin to be. Then I used the blender pens to paint in the rest of the pumpkin stem. The swirls in the background are like the tendrils of the pumpkin vine, coursing through the pumpkin patch.

CS: Old Olive, Naturals Ivory, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (109403 $25.95)
Ink: Old Olive and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Blender Pens, Corner Rounder Punch, Oval Punch, 5/8'' Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, and Stampin' Dimensionals.

23 November 2008

Haiku Card

Here's a simple, yet elegant card I whipped up using Haiku DSP and a retired stamp set.
Sorry, it's retired, but I really, really enjoy using it.
I like the autumnal undertones and eastern patterns of this designer paper.

CS: Kiwi Kiss (111353 $5.50)
DSP: Haiku (112470 $9.95)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835 $5.25)and Basic Black (101179 $5.25)
Stamp Set: Simple Delights
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss/ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (111879 $7.95), and Designer Buttons (112092 $ 7.95)

17 November 2008

Christmas Pear

My mother has always liked pears and even made a linoleum woodcut of "A Partridge in a Pear Tree" when she was in high school. I've gotten some of my artistic talent from my mom, as well as some of my preferences [like people NOT chewing gum]. So, needless to say, I like pears too. Her woodcut, has inspired me to use this pear stamp for a Christmas card, even though there's no partridge or pear tree.

Although I had Christmas in mind for this card, it could technically be for any time of year.
This pear is from my very first stamp set ever [it has retired] and the background is from my latest acquisition [also retired]. Enjoy this blend of old and new: in-color card stock and ribbon, and old stamp sets. It's also been a while since I've watercolored, and it was fun to get my brushes wet again.

Enjoy! Maybe I'll finally actually start selling cards at the local card shop; I think this one is marketable. Let me know what you think.

CS: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, and watercolor paper
Stamp sets: All Natural and Simple Delights
Classic Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, and Really Rust
Craft Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: clear heat emboss powder, Dimensionals, and Kiwi Kiss/ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (111879) $7.95

15 November 2008

Designer Series Paper Cards

In the summer I did a DSP swap so that I would get a sample of all the Designer Series Paper available. Well, instead of letting the samples just sit in baggies forever, I opened them up and decided to see what I could do with them.
These pieces of DSP are from the Urban Garden collection and I paired them up with some In-Color card stock. I was inspired by my sister-in-law who was looking for some easy, but elegant birthday cards.

CS: Baja Breeze and Whisper White
DSP: Urban Garden (112042) $9.95
Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations (105156) $20.95
Ink: Baja Breeze (111833) $5.25
Accessories: Whisper White taffeta ribbon (109071) $6.95, Large Oval Punch (107305) $15.95, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads (109111) $10.95, and dimensionals.

CS: Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White
DSP: Urban Garden (112042) $9.95
Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations (105156) $20.95
Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835) $5.25
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla satin ribbon (111879) $7.95, Large Oval Punch (107305) $15.95, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads (109111) $10.95, and dimensionals.

14 November 2008

Organic Grace etc

Here are some cards I made with some friends (quite) a few weeks ago.

Our objective was to come up with a variety of cards using one color family of cards stock and stampin' spots (Rich Regals), one or two stamp sets, a small circle punch, assorted adhesives, two colors of ribbon, and glitter.

The set used for most of these cards is called Organic Grace.
It is a hostess set you can earn by having a stamping party.

Ribbon: Always Artichoke, narrow grosgrain.
CS: Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy

Ribbon: Elegant Eggplant, narrow grosgrain
CS: Always Artichoke, Bordering Blue, So Saffron, and Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and Two-Way Glue pen

I like the simple, repeated design of these four ferns in a row.

Here's the whole smorgasbord:
If you enlarge the photo, you'll see some little note cards right in the center.
The bold flowers are from
One of a Kind (113624; $19.95).