Thursday, April 14, 2011

Clearly for You

How fun this new Clearly for You stamp set is!  I really enjoy designing 3x3 cards because they are so simple and compact.  I'm elated that my new stash of stamps and supplies arrived from the United States and I can create some cards and share with others.
  • Stamps: Clearly for You
  • Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Accessories: crochet thread, black gingham ribbon, mini library clip, brad
  • Tools/Techniques: Small Heart punch, Word Window punch, 1/16" handheld circle punch, Crop-o-Dile Corner Chomper (1/2 inch), sewing machine stitching, sponging

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Crushed curry crush

Since Crushed Curry cardstock has been on clearance at Stampin' Up!, I have been having a heyday with it.  My Chinese New Year cards were crafted using this lovely golden yellow paper, and this week, I've been crushing on curry by cranking out about 50 invitations for an upcoming Relief Society event where we will make three-tiered ruffled skirt aprons.  So fun!  The fabric swatches are above, the black polka dots, black floral, and crushed curry print are what inspired the design for these invitations.  I used the Elizabeth stamp for the image, then hand wrote Relief Society in the centers.

When I ended up with two extra pieces of crushed curry, I whipped up a quick Mother's Day card and an Easter card and can't seem to get enough of the color combination.  And since I live in Taiwan, I have to make the majority of the invitations in Mandarin, so here are the foreign texts.  Sadly, I am not talented enough to read these Chinese characters, but fortunately for me, I'm surrounded by wonderful, smart Taiwanese friends who can translate for me. Hopefully I will add more posts before Mother's Day and Easter.  The Happy Mother's Day and Easter Wishes sentiments are from Stampin' Up's Something to Celebrate set.  And in case you are curious, the little heart stamp is from Stampin' Up's Filled with Love set and the darling square medallion image is from Stampin' Up's Cute by the Inch set.