Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Good morning everyone! I am feeling better for sure - not 100%, but definitely better. Today is number 3 for Clear Dollar Stamps sneak previews and I'll be sharing samples of 2 stamp sets. Both are awesome of course (like duh,huh?)

I'm all into florals and I really like this set called Bold Bouquet. I had a lot of fun working with this and got two quite different looking cards. This first one is all girl and I have to be honest that this final version is definitely not what I had planned to do. I had originally planned on doing french knots which I had started, but then ran short of my embroidery floss, but since I had dyed the floss, I didn't want to dye more, etc. etc. so I did use embroidery floss, just in a different way (lol).

I used white floss and then took a Copic marker and highlighted the
ends of the floss. I also used a "rock and roll" technique to get the edges of my flowers darker. Here is a close up of the centers of my flowers.

ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED: Bold Bouquet, Soil of Prayer CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:Hollyhock, Blush, Garden Green, Petal (Close to my Heart) INKPADS: same as cardstock ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Embroidery floss, markers to color tips of floss, ribbon

My next card was also really fun to do, but for different reasons. The paper I used is some retired Stampin Up! paper that I loved cutting into. It is so
pretty and very versatile.
In this case, I stamped my main flower with Versamark and used clear embossing powder right on the designer paper. It created a thicker weight for my flower and also gave them a really nice shine to them. I added some twine to the SU! buttons that I used to give it some country feel to it.

Here is a close up of the flowers.

Reciep: ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Bold Bouquet, Thoughtful Notes (sentiment) CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Stampin up (retired), Grey wool, Colonial White (Close to my Heart) INKPADS: Grey Wool (Close to my Heart), Versamark ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: SU! buttons, twine, stitching, SU! word window punch
The next stamp set I'm showcasing is another cute one called Nestled Love. This is just a sweet set and for some reason I have babies on the brain - don't get any ideas either - we are absolutely DONE! This first card is really quite simple, but I just love pink and white together and of course that great edge punch from Martha Stewart. I used glue dots to position my ribbon down, but I just love the curls.

CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:White, Bittersweet Basic Grey
MARKERS: Y02, C-1, E35, YR61, Blender, RV10
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Petite Oval Nesties, MS Doily Punch, PTI Pink Ribbon
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): Copics

The second item is a box that I made after visiting my Mom. I always go into her craft room and see what she's been doing at her card/craft classes and this is what I saw. I just loved it. The box is 4" square and I used my Cricut to cut the scallop base. I also created this same box in a 2 1/2" square size that turned out really cute too. I think the stamped image is just perfect for a shower gift.

CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Sweet Leaf (Close to my Heart) Spring Rain (Papertrey ink), SU! retired
INKPADS:Crystal Blue (Close to my Heart) used on tag
MARKERS: , B45, B12, BG93, B93, Y17, E47, E71, W-5
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:Scor-pal, ribbon, Cricut, Labels 1 Nestability,
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): Copics

Well that's it for my previews, but don't worry there's plenty of places to go to see more!

Bold Bouquet: Laurie, Candy, Angela and Tori
Nestled Love - Laurie and Candy

Clear Dollar Stamps is also releasing these new sets:

Christian Critters Too: Laurie, Candy, Angela, and Cassie
Words of Gratitude: Laurie, Candy and Kim

Thanks as always for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!


Tracey said...

Gorgeous projects Katie!!

Desire Fourie said...

These cards are gorgeous Katie. Just love that cute little box ... is there no chance we can get a tutorial on the box in cm measurements? Would love to try my hand it, but would'nt know where to start.

Cassie said...

Wow, Katie, very gorgeous ;D

Tricia said...

Katie, I love all the projects, but I think the second one is my favorite. What wonderful colors and that layout is fantastic!! TFS!

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful projects Katie. Wow. I love how the border punch looks like lace.

Candyf said...

Wow all of these are great. I love the pink and white bird card.

jellybean74 said...

Love your projects - love your style.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

All of these are so pretty and each one so unique. Great projects

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

I love all of this. Can't wait to see more. Great flower centers on each card. Super job.

Claire Brennan said...

KAtie - you are a powerhouse of creativity! every time I check on you there's about 30 things i hadn't seen before. love it all but the wee box steals the show.

Becky Sorensen said...

Hey, those are great.

Lauren said...

These are so pretty! I love the spring feel to them.

Becky said...

Every one of these are simply gorgeous, from the flowers to the awesome box.

Sue from Oregon said... have been so busy lately! It is so neat that you can craft with your mom...what a lucky girl! Fun projects you have posted here. Again, I want to thank you for the wonderful RAK you sent me...I posted it today on my blog! I just love it!

Anonymous said...

wow, you've been a busy girl, love the flowers, versa-mark, and box. get feeling 100% soon!

My Paper Adventures said...

Love what you did with the floss for the flower centers!! You are always so creative!

Linda Borneman said...

Hi Katie! Wow! What a pretty card! Love that beautiful ribbon treatment, too! And that AWESOME box! A-MA-ZING! Beautiful work!

Linda Borneman said...

Hi again Katie!
I forgot to comment on "Bold Bouquet"! I love both card samples, but my favorite is the 2nd one with the various buttons on the flower centers! Gorgeous dp, too!

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