Crazy About You Flowers

 

The Crazy About You stamp set works so well for all kinds of cards.  This card uses not only the stamp set but also a flower from the Artisan Embellishment Kit in the Occasions Catalog.
Crazy About You Thank You
The base of the card is Sahara Sand with a layer of Whisper White.  Then there is a layer of Something Borrowed DSP with a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and a small ribbon piece of Crisp Cantaloupe made with the Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch.  We stamped the flower using Crisp Cantaloupe and then punched out with the coordinating Flower Medallion punch.    We cut off one flower trim and adhered with a couple of glue dots.

Anchor’s Away

 

Here's another card from the Guy Greetings stamp set — I told you this set is a winner.  This was a swap card I made last month. 
Anchor's Away
We used the Circle Card Thinlit to create this flip card with Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the base.  We added a layer of Night of Navy that was embossed with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  We added a strip of Maritime DSP to the left front panel.  The anchor is stamped with Night of Navy ink, punched out and adhered to a Night of Navy circle that was adhered to the circle on the front.

Don't forget to stamp "You're My Anchor" on the banner piece.  I stapled a tail to the banner piece and adhered to the card front with dimensionals.
I think any guy would appreciate this card.

Framed Butterflies

I showed you a card earlier this month using the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the coordinating Butterflies Thinlits and told you how much I am enjoying working with this set.  I laugh at this statement because when I first saw this stamp set it definitely was not on my wish list.  I didn't even order the thinlits on my first order from the Occasions Catalog.  All those little "holes" scared me.  I didn't want to have to sit and poke at all of them.  Well, I started seeing samples using both items — still wasn't thrilled with the stamp set but I did order the thinlits, a few more sample cards and then Amanda, a team member, showed me a project she has designed and I knew that I "HAD TO HAVE THE STAMP SET".  Here is my take on Amanda's project.
Butterfly BasicsI started with a 12" x 12" frame I bought at the "M" store.  The images are stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla 12" x 12" cardstock.  I used So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso inks and markers for the stamped images.  I used Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock for the two larger butterflies.

Tip for cutting out the butterflies — use Dryer Sheets.  That's right, I said Dryer Sheets.
Here's your Big Shot "sandwich" — Magnetic Platform, Acrylic Plate, 1 or 2 layers of Dryer Sheets (needs to be brand new one — can purchase a box for a $1 at the Dollar Store — I like Unscented ones), cardstock, wax paper, thinlit, Acrylic Plate.  Now run through the Big Shot about 3 times — just go forward, backward and forward.  Separate your layers — peel the butterflies off the dryer sheet — most of the little pieces stick to the dryer sheet.  Those that are still in the butterfly can be "flicked" out very easily.  LOVE THIS.

Everyone was very happy with their completed piece of framed art.  Roseann commented this was the best thing she ever made.

Next month's framed art piece is using the Sheltering Trees stamp set — I can't wait.