Sunday, July 31, 2011

Under the Big Top

This card is for the Splitcoaststampers Feature Stamper Challenge, FS234.  I used the following:

Stamp:  Under the Big Top
Paper: Big Top Birthday, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Etc.: Rhinestones, Round and Scallop Punches, Ribbon, Buttons, Paper Flower


This card was made for the Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use it Challenge, WT332 - Heavy Metal.  I used Reynolds Wrap foil for the silver strip and ran it through my Big Shot with the Crosshatch Embossing folder.

Stamp sets:  Petite Pairs and Motorcycle from the Summer Mini 2010
Paper:  Real Red, Basic Black, Pacific Point, and Watercolor
Technique: Watercolor

Friday, July 29, 2011

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge 343

Splitcoaststampers is a great web community for people who love cards.  The card below was my interpretation of this week's Sketch Challenge 343, SC343.  I used the new Mocha Morning designer paper from Stampin' Up and the new word stamp set Petite Pairs.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Card with Old Products

Every once and awhile, I break out the old retired stuff just to use it up so I can make room for new paper and embellishments.  I made this card using To the Nines Specialty paper and the brown felt ribbon from the Holiday Mini several years ago.  The base was Close to Cocoa textured paper.  I had quite a bit of these old papers left, so I created this card for the children in our church's Summer Presbie Kids program to duplicate for their dads for Father's Day.

There was very little stamping, mostly punching and gluing, so not too difficult for little ones.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Sail Away

I just loved this set and this paper.  This I believe is the first nautical stamp set I have ever purchased.  I am not sure why because I really enjoyed using it.  It is great for masculine cards.
Paper: Nautical Expedition DSP from the Summer Mini, Naturals Paper
Stamps: Sail Away Stamp Set
Etc.: Pearls, Twine and Punches
Colors: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Technique: Watercoloring

Karen Colburn

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I (Love) Love

I created a simple version of this card for our children's program at our church.  They really enjoyed making this card.  These new colors are so pretty.

Colors: Pool party, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Whisper White

Stamps: I (Love) Love Wheel

Etc: White Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Modern Label Punch, Final Press Embossing Folder

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lots of punches, doilies, and butterflies

Some of the elements of this card:
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Flirtatious Specialty

Dies/Punches: Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Butterfly Embosslit, Blossom Party Die, Little Leaves Sizzlit.

Etc.: New Incolor Brads
This is a close up of the center.  Kind of busy, but I like it.  I hope you do too.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Under the Big Top

Just another card from my last workshop.  I love this set and this dancing bear.  The stamp sets are Under the Big Top and Pennant Parade.  The colors are real red, so saffron, basic black, and tempting turquoise.  The embossing folders are the Textured Impressions Designer Frames and Stripes.  The designer paper is Big Top Birthday.  These are all a part of the Big Top Product Suite and can be found in the new 2011-12 Stampin' Up catalog.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Doily Triple Layer Punch

There is so much that you can do with the new triple layer punches.  I love the new Doily suite of stamps, paper, and punches.  This is a card that I made using the new punch.  I also used the saying from the new Petite Pairs and the new Designer Frames embossing folder.  Enjoy!

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lace Ribbon Border

The word grace came from an old retired set that I have had forever.  I think the name was Graceful Words, but I could be wrong.  The new lace ribbon border punch is really fun to use. The colors on this card are real red, black, and whisper white.

I made thirty of these cards for our youth at church who are at camp this week.

Karen C.

Build a Blossom

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Just another card that I thought I would share.

Stamp set:  Build a Blossom, With All My Heart
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive
Paper: Real Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Tools: Build a Blossom and Pinking Heart Border Punch
Etc: Pearls and Satin Ribbon

Karen C

Monday, July 18, 2011

Buy 3 Get 1 Free

The special this month with Stampin' Up® is the designer paper, Buy 3 Get 1 Free.  This special ends on August 31, so it is a great time to stock up on your favorites from the 2011-12 catalog.  Check out this special on the Stampin' Up Website and call me or shop at my Stampin' Up® demonstrator website.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Saturday, July 16, 2011

One I love

I love this stamp set. However, I am always drawn to all things vintage. This set came from the 2011 Occasions Mini.
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Day One

Well, this is day one in my new adventure with blogging. I hope you all enjoy what I have to offer. I am learning, so I hope you will bare with me.

Karen Colburn