Elegant Soiree Card Trio

OK I am officially in love with this Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper. I knew I was going to like it from looking at the new catalog but having it in my hands and using it–WOW! The colors are great: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, and Basic Gray.

Card number 1 is a simple congratulations card, and uses a few retired items. I have to use up the old to make room for the new, right?

For the base, I used Baja Breeze, layered with Chocolate Chip and Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper. The sentiment is from  Congrats (retird SAB set) stamped with Chocolate chip ink on Very Vanilla. I layered the Vanilla on Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip, scalloped with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.

I attached the sentiment layer to the base with stampin dimensionals and added a Crochet Flower (Fleurette) with a stampin dimensional as well.

The Fleurette is actually on backwards, but I didn’t want the pink to show so I used the reverse side. I think the pop of red works on the card because everything is so neutral.

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I think this might be it. Even though I used up the last of my Valet Ribbon Originals Baja Breeze Satin Ribbon (it was so worth it).

The base is Sahara Sand, layered with Early Espresso and this awesome Elegant Soiree DSP pattern. I folded the ribbon and used mini glue dots to secure each fold. Then, I adhered the ribbon to the card with some more glue dots.

Across the front, I stamped “congratulations” from Curly Cute in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I paper pierced around the sentiment and framed it with a layer of Early Espresso. I added two stampin dimensionals to the ends and attached it over the ribbon, adhering it to the base.

Finally, card number 3 turned out even cuter than I imagined. The base is Gina K Luxury White base weight, layered with Baja Breeze and yet another pattern from Elegant Soiree DSP.

In keeping with the french theme, I stamped the Eiffel Tower image and “merci” from Chic Boutique with Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I paper pierced just the corners of the main image and matted it on Baja Breeze. The sentiment is punched out with the Word Window Punch and layered on Baja Breeze Modern Label Punch. I paper pierced on either side of the sentiment as well. That was attached to the base with stampin dimensionals.


And since I turned into a button freak, I had to add three buttons to the bottom. Even though the colors are not exact, I think they work. Buttons are from Button Latte and Brights Collection. I tied some white string through them, and knotted the one in the center to make a bow. I think it makes the card!

Stampin Up Lattice Cards {Big Shot}

This idea was cased from Connie Collins. I love the look of the Bigz Lattice Die, I just wish it made a bigger piece! In order to make the lattice image span across the entire front of the card, I simply folded my Pear Pizzaz (In Color) card stock in half, placed it on the die, keeping the fold just slightly below the edge of the blades, and ran it through the Big Shot.

I used SNAIL to adhere the lattice design to the Early Espresso base, but you could also use Mini Glue Dots. I cut off the overhang of the lattice design with my paper cutter to give it a really clean look. That was layered onto a wider strip of Whisper White that I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the bottom.

The card base is Pear Pizzaz. The sentiment is from Perfect Punches, stamped in Poppy Parade ink and punched out with the Wide Oval Punch. I layered it onto a scalloped Early Espresso circle, made with the Scallop Circle Punch. I added white dots with the Signo Gel Pen and adhered it to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

This next card reminds me of being in Aruba or Hawaii–it’s very tropical without trying to be. The card base is Whisper White, with a top fold. I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to emboss the Tempting Turquoise card stock and adhered it to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

Next, I stamped a piece of Crumb Cake (Kraft) card stock with the Woodgrain Background stamp in Crumb Cake ink. That was then put through the Big Shot using the Lattice Bigz Die and attached to the card with Mini Glue Dots.

Underneath, on Chocolate Chip card stock, I stamped “happy” from Happy Everything in Versamark and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I layered that onto a wider strip of Whisper White and with the Paper Piercer, pierced holes along the top and bottom edge before attaching it to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

This picture is terrible but it was late and I was in a rush to get this posted so here it is anyway. The card base is Whisper White and I stamped the sentiment from Heard from the Heart directly onto the base with Early Espresso ink.

Above that, the lattice image was made by running Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot with the Lattice Bigz Die and then sponging it with a mixture of Baja Breeze Reinker and Frost Shimmer Paint. I layered it onto a square of Early Espresso and then a slightly larger square of Baja Breeze card stock. The ribbon is from Valet Originals (retired) but it’s Baja Breeze satin ribbon. All of that was attached to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

55th Wedding Anniversary Invites

My grandparents are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary soon and guess who’s in charge of making the invitations??  That’s right, me!

I don’t know why we didn’t have a 50th anniversary party for them?  Maybe it was because my grandfather was ill at that time. I don’t remember, but in any event, their 55th is coming and they want to celebrate.

Option 1:

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This is so sparkly in real life, I tried my best to get it on camera. The base is rich razzleberry card stock, layered with a very vanilla panel. On top, I ran a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of vellum through the Big Shot using the Manhattan Flowers Embossing Folder. Then, with the debossed side up (raised side down), I filled in the image with my fine tip glue pen and added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I love this result! (See here for another example).

To finish it off, I stamped “You’re Invited” from Sincere Salutations in Rich Razzleberry ink on the vellum and tied some polka dot rich razzleberry ribbon in a knot and adhered it to the top of the card using a glue dot.

Option 2:

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So simple but so elegant. The card base is close to cocoa, layered with an ivory shimmer paper which I embossed using the Manhattan Flowers Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. In the upper right corner, I stamped “You’re Invited” from For the Bride in Versamark and embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. The ribbon was purchased from a craft store, and it’s a shimmery version of close to cocoa.

Option 3:

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This version is well suited for a 50th Anniversary card. The base is close to cocoa again, layered with very vanilla which I stamped with En Francais in close to cocoa ink. A vellum overlay was stamped with the cake from For the Bride in Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

The ribbon was purchased from a craft store and the “You’re Invited” from For the Bride was stamped on very vanilla card stock in Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder as well. I punched out the sentiment using the Modern Label Punch and adhered it using dimensionals.

Option 4:

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This is beautiful, but not really my grandparents’ style. The base is chocolate chip textured card stock, layered with whisper white. On top, the vellum layer was embossed using the Manhattan Flowers Embossing Folder and then with the debossed side up (raised side down) I brayered over the vellum using Baja breeze ink.

At the top, I added ribbon from Valet Ribbon Originals (retired). The sentiment is from Please Come stamped in Baja Breeze on whisper white. I punched it out with the Word Window Punch and mounted it on chocolate chip card stock punched out with the Modern Label Punch.

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