Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

Today I have a card to share with you that uses stamps from Stampin' D'Amour's Fabulous Birthday set! I love all of the birthday images and sentiments in this set - it is so versatile!

I stamped a tag with the birthday sentiment and used coordinating papers from the A Proper Gentleman line from Graphic 45 for what would be a great man card. :)

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps - Fabulous Birthday (SDA), DP - A Proper Gentleman Collection (G45), Card Stock - Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla (SU!), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Ribbon (SU!), Tag Die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Stampin D Amour Vintage Style...

Good morning everyone, today I have a vintage inspired card I created with this image from Stampin' D'Amour, the image is from the "Vintage Ladies" clear stamp set. I stamped the image with watermark ink on a cream colored pearlescent paper and heat embossed with black embossing powder, I then adhered the squares to pieces of chipboard and covered with crackle accents.
Here is a close up of the images covered with the crackle accents.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and hope you have a wonderful day.

Size: 6 1/4" x 3 /12"
Stamps: Stampin' D'Amour (Vintage Ladies)
Inks: VersaMark Watermark Ink, Distress Ink (vintage photo)
Paper: Copper Mettalic Cardstock, Cream colored pearlescent paper
Other: Stampendeous embossing powder (Detail Black), Ranger Crackle Accents, black twine, Martha Stewart border punch (Eyelet Lace Edge), Sizzix die (Branch w/leaves), chipboard squares, Prima mini rose

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cute Vintage Card...

POSTING & Creation by Jennifer Cuthbertson

Today I'm excited to show you a fun card with a vintage feel that I made using Stampin' D'Amour's Vintage Children stamp set! I just adore the mid-century feeling of the October Afternoon papers and the 5&Dime collection does not disappoint!

I paired the papers with a button and that great flash card from that collection with a tag I cut and stamped. I love how the little button coordinated so well with the coral card stock!

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies: Stamps - Vintage Children (SDA), DP/Embellishments - 5&Dime Collection (October Afternoon), Tag Die (Verve), Cuttlebug, Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Foam Squares, Card Stock - Cameo Coral (SU!), Twine (PTI), Yarn (Lawn Fawn)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Stampin D Amour Tag

Today I have a fun tag I designed featuring some stamps from Stampin' D'Amour. For the base of the tag I used a die from "Labels Seventeen" from Spellbinders, the library pocket and insert I cut with a Quickutz die. I used a Spellbinders die "Classic Lace Border" to cut the pink glitter lace.
I stamped the girls image with black ink, this image is from the "Vintage Ladies" clear stamp set, the birthday sentiment is from "Fabulous Birthdays" set. I embossed the insert and the pocket with the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder and inked with distress ink. Also added some pink adhesive mini pearls from Want2Scrap.
Isn't this sentiment cute, it's a red rubber stamp also from Stampin' D'Amour, I added a mini rose and some punched leaves. Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day and a fantastic weekend.

Size: 3 3/8" x 4 3/4"
Stamps: Stampin' D'Amour (Oh, goody gum-drops!, Vintage Ladies, Fabulous Birthdays)
Inks: Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black), Distress Ink (peeled paint)
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, DCWV glitter paper, Paper Salon, Making Memories, pink pearlescent paper
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder (Swiss Dots), Recollections metallic brads, Want2Scrap adhesive pearls (hot pink), Spellbinders (Labels Seventeen, Classic Lace Border), Wild Orchid Crafts mulberry mini rose, Quickutz Library pocket and insert die, Punch Bunch ash leaf, pop dots, fibers

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Black Jack Birthday

Posting & creation by Jennifer Cuthbertson

Today I have a great card to share with you that I made using the Fabulous Birthday set from Stampin' D'Amour and the Social Club collection from Cosmo Cricket! I love the "Rat Pack" feel of this collection and thought it would go great with these mini playing cards. Don't you think it would be great for a guy's birthday?

Supplies: Stamps - Fabulous Birthday (SDA), DP/Embellishments - Social Club (Cosmo Cricket), Twine (Divine Twine), Playing Cards (SDA), Foam Squares

Friday, May 13, 2011


Hi everyone, I have a card today featuring this sentiment from "Stampin' D'Amour", this is one of their red rubber stamp images. For the layout of my card I used the sketch challenge #114 from Card Patterns. The floral patterned paper is from one the the new lines from K & Co., it's called "Julianne", accented the design of the card with red cardstock. The red scalloped edge I made with a Martha Stewart border punch and glued behind the patterned paper to just show the little scallop edge.

For the strip of vellum I used an embossing border folder from the "Organic" set, the butterflies I diecut and embossed with the "Combo Butterflies" set from Cuttlebug. The red cardstock was embossed with the "Victoria" folder, I added a couple of glitter brads and some Stickles to the edge of the patterned paper, the vellum and the vellum butterfly for some sparkle.

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my project, come back soon and have a great Friday.

Size: 5" x 6 1/2"
Stamps: Stampin' D'Amour (Thanks a million!!!)
Inks: Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (weathered wood)
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, K & Co. (Julianne), Basic Grey, vellum
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder (Victoria), Cuttlebug embossing border (Organic), Cuttlebug die and embossing folder (Combo Butterflies), Stickles (Baby Blue), SEI glitter brads, Martha Stewart border punch (Lattice), pop dots
Challenges: Sketch #114 Card Patterns

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Booth 96 & Scary Mannequins...

Yesterday, I couldn't resist visiting a few antique shops...there's one in Scottsdale that seems more like a museum than an antique shop.

It has a lot of taxidermy animals, mannequins, and interesting collectible artifacts or "higher-end antiques"...just bizarre things.

Look at these wax heads from the Madame Tussaud's wax
museum of the Last Supper...very lifelike.

These figures were in the back of the store behind a bunch of picture frames...not something you'd normally see in an antique shop.

I have to admit that as much as I love wax museums, that I was a little creeped out by this display...yes, I know it's based off of Da Vinci's Last Supper, but....

Wouldn't you feel a tad scared being in this antique store all alone at night?

Here's a booth with antique telephones...not scary like the mannequins and various animal heads that adorn the shop. I think it's neat how much technology has evolved.

These telephones look like they have faces, don't ya think?

Here's a current photo of my booth..."Booth 96" at the Brass Armadillo in Phoenix.

The Brass Armadillo is one of the largest antique malls in the Phoenix area. I think it's about 40,000 sq ft and could take hours to wander through.

I just added a ton of Vintage-style scrapbook papers (12 sheets for $3), ephemera, vintage Bingo Cards, Shabby furniture, and other paperie curiosities. Great prices!

It's almost like a little mini Scrapbook store!
Be sure to visit if you are in the Phoenix area.

Brass Armadillo
I-17 and Cactus
Phoenix, AZ
Open 9am-9pm
7 days a week!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Vintage Hawaii...

Posting & creation by Jennifer Cuthbertson

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I got a little shopping in and enjoyed the nice weather we've been having lately! All of this sun definitely has me dreaming of Hawaii!

I'm absolutely in love with the Hawaiian Vintage stamp set from Stampin' D'Amour and think I used just about every image from the set on this card! I stamped a large tag with a lot of the motifs, and used a pretty coral ink for the flowers. I stamped a Tim Holtz tag with the Hawaiian Airlines stamp from the set and pulled in chocolate and coral papers to match the tag.

Supplies: Stamps - Hawaiian Vintage (SDA), Tags (Tim Holtz), DP (Creative Inspirations), Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral (SU!), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Twine (PTI), Distressing Tool (Zutter)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Tag!!!

{Posting & Creation by Angelica Turner}

Today I have a fun vintage inspired birthday tag I made featuring the birthday sentiment from Stampin' D'Amour, this image is from their "Fabulous Birthday" clear stamp set.

The background paper is a tag image from a tag pad by K & Co., the vintage image is from Crafty Secrets, I distressed the edges, inked them, and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.
I distressed the ticked, inked with walnut stain distress ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, for the mini clothespin I just inked with distress ink.
I adhered this piece of glimmer glass and attached a large eyelet, added lots of fun fibers and some adhesive rhinestones.
The embossed banner piece is from Cuttlebug which is inked with distress ink, the "Happy Birthday" was stamped with black archival ink.
Hope you have enjoyed my project today and thank you so much for stoping by to visit my blog, have a great day.

Size: 5" x 8 1/2"
Stamps: Stampin' D'Amour (Fabulous Birthday)
Inks: Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black), Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, K & Co.
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Plus (Fanciful Labels), lace, Stampin' Up Punch (Spiral), Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens (Tattered Traveler), Ek Success adhesive rhinestones, mini clothespin, Crafty Secrets image, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glass (Regal Creme de Cocoa), K & Co. Die-Cut Cardstock, Diamond Glaze, Glimmer Mist (Caramel Apple), Making Memories tape, Embossing dauber, clear deep impression embossing powder, pop dots, fibers, ticket, We R Memory Keepers Large eyelet
Challenges: Joan's Gardens Weekly Tag Challenge

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Posting & creation by Jennifer Cuthbertson

Today I've got a fun card to share with you that I made from the Hawaiian Vintage set from Stampin' D'Amour! When you look at the set, there are a lot of images that lean toward vintage (which is brilliant and one of the things I love about SDA) but there are a lot of iconic Hawaiian-themed images that can be used in a number of different ways!

I selected the hibiscus image from the set and stamped a panel of white card stock with the flower in three colors. I added a sentiment from the set and finished the card with some aqua glitter and some cute, card stock flip flops.

Can you tell I'm dreaming of Hawaii?

Supplies: Stamps - Hawaiian Vintage (SDA), Card Stock - Real Red (SU!), Select White (PTI), Distressing Tool (Zutter), Ink - Real Red, Cameo Coral, YoYo Yellow, Basic Black (SU!), Glitter (Crayola), Flip Flops (my stash)
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