Sunday, September 22, 2013

This is Jeanette's birthday card for this year. It is called triple stamping. The idea behind it is you cut three white panels of card stock, each about 1/2" to 3/4" smaller than the previous one. Then temporarily stick them together and stamp on them. Then Cut matting of a complimentary color for in between each layer. In this card I have used these measurements. 
4 x 3 1/2, 3 x 2 1/2, 2 x 1 1/2 All white card stock
4 1/2 x 4, 3 1/4 x 2 3/4, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 Crumb Cake card stock
Card base measures 4 3/4 x 8 1/2 folded in half.
Then I stamped the happy birthday medallion from Happiest Birthday Ever three times, twice on Pool Party and once on white and punched them each out. One with the scallop circle punch, one with 1" circle punch and the smallest one I hand cut. No punch fits it exactly.Layered on top of each other and popped them on the card with dimensionals. I used crumb cake bias tape for the bow. I ran the crumb cake mats through the Big Shot with the embossing folder Beautifully Baroque. Glued it all together with Tombo glue and put it one a white card stock base. 
The images are from Fresh Vintage and Delicate Doilies and the ink is Crumb cake, Pool Party and Basic Gray. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Fun Birthday Card


A while ago I needed a special birthday card for my niece. She is a stamper so it couldn't be just any ordinary card. Here is what I came up with. 
I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and embossed the Flowering Flourishes with clear embossing powder. Then I heavily sponged the card stock with Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler which made the embossed part jump right out. This is called emboss resist. Punched a border out of Cherry Cobbler for the bottom, I used the Finishing Touches Edgelits and one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits for the label, which is Cajun Craze. I used the word window punch for the happiness from Fabulous Phrases but any sentiment would work here. A couple of DD brads and it was all put on a Cajun Craze card base. She loved it and it now sits in her stamp room hopefully inspiring her to create beautiful cards for her friends and family. Keep Stamping and thanks for stopping by At Paula's Place. 
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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Brenna's Birthday Card


Hello, and welcome to Paula's Place. I'm so glad you stopped by to take a look at what I have for you today. 
I found this adorable frog on Debbie Henderson's blog and had to give it a try. My grand niece turned eleven years old so I made her this card. She loves frogs and bugs and outdoor things and this fit her perfectly. Notice the thought bubble, it's new from Stampin' Up. It says Hoppy Birthday. So cute. 
The frog was made with  a number of punches and the lily pad from an oval die which was then run through the Big Shot inside the perfect polka dot embossing folder. One of my favorite techniques. It gives card stock instant texture and depth and only takes about 10 seconds to do. I also ran the Bashful blue mat piece through the Big Shot using the swirls embossing folder from Cuttlebug which gives the impression of water. Perfect for the background. The flower was stamped in Stazon Black and colored with a blender pen and ink. Pumpkin pie and Pretty in Pink and punched out with the Boho Blossom punch. The Punches I used for the frog are as follows. 
Wide Oval punch-head  Then I used the black marker to draw a smile and nose. 
Large oval-Legs
1 3/4" circle punch- body
1 3/8" circle punch-body
Boho blossom punch-feet
Eyes-Green-1/2" circle punch, white-punch pack circle, black 1/4" circle punch also a white gel pen was used to give those highlights. 
Frog is made with Certainly Celery card stock and then sponged with the same color ink
Lily pad is made with Wild Wasabi card stock and sponged with the same color ink. 
I would love to hear from you. Tell me you stopped by and how you like Mr. Froggie. 

I almost forgot to mention the conversation bubble. It's from Designer Type Photopolymer Stamp Set. The first Photopolymer Stamp Set Stampin' Up has put out. I'm confident that there will be more sets in the new catalog coming out at the end of May. 
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Friday, March 29, 2013

Brock's Birthday Card


Hard to believe it but my son turned 32 on Wednesday the 27th. That makes me feel old. But I'm so happy with this card. Of course if you know me at all you know I love to follow Michelle Zindorf's tutorials. She is very generous in her time and explanations of how she makes these little masterpieces. I got to go to her beginners class several years ago and loved it. I learned so much. 
So here is the link to this tutorial. Give it a try. I think she takes a stamp set we have all seen done in the traditional way and really ups the game. 
I changed the bow to a plain ribbon for ease in mailing and I don't have the bird she used so I used Silhouette Sentiments hostess stamp set.(retired) Use what you have, right. 
Thanks for stopping by At Paula's Place. 

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rick's Birthday Card


Isn't this spring like. We need that around here. We got 7.4" of snow on Tuesday of this week. It's so piled up around here they don't know where to put any more of it. It needs to start melting, it's March already. Okay I got that out of my system so let's look at the card. I saw something similar on splitcoaststampers so I ran with it. I love embossing folders, they give a card instant texture and depth and this cute dsp filled in where it needed a pop of color. The linen string acts as a balloon string and the button ( non SU) is just the right touch. I hope my brother liked it.
Thanks for stopping by At Paula's Place.
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Saturday, March 2, 2013

6 x 3 Card


I have a few minutes today to get a post up, I haven't done that in a while because I have been traveling. Spent 5 weeks in the southwest part of these great United States. Wow, did God ever make a beautiful world for us to enjoy. We had a great time hiking and sightseeing and enjoying some friends and family along the way. Now it's back to reality. It's 5 degrees this morning. Yikes. That's colder than I ever want it to be. I'm a more like 75 degree girl but we shall survive this too. 
On to the card. This is a little different one. First it measures 6" x 3" and that because I received these envelopes from somewhere and I need to make some cards that will fit into them. It was fun designing a card for that. I got my idea from Mary Fish and her wonderful blog Stampin' Pretty. She is an amazing artist and I have learned a lot from her. This card was sent to a long time friend for her birthday, I hope Cheryl liked it. 
I used several punches and the tasteful trim XL die. Also Cute by the Inch for the images. The colors are Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry and of course Whisper White.
I hope you enjoyed this little card. Thanks for stopping by At Paula's Place. 
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

March Cards Birthday and Anniversary

I can't find where I cased this card from but if you know let me know and I'll give credit here. This made a great anniversary card with flowers and a special wish. The color combo is bright and the design is simple and elegant. The rounded corners at the bottom of the main image panel add just a little variety to the other square corners.
I hope you like it and give this vase trick a try. Use an oval punch to punch out any color card stock or dsp then straight cut one of the ends off. Turn it so that cut is on the bottom and "fill" your vase with flowers. You can also put texture on your vase by running it through the Big Shot with one of the many embossing folders, like I did here. Have fun and thanks for stopping by At Paula's Place.
Supplies:
Stamps: Oval All, Itty Bitty Bits
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Real Red,
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Regal Rose,
Tools: Large Oval punch, Small Oval punch (retired), Scallop Oval Punch, Corner Rounder, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1 1/4" Square punch
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