Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sympathy Cards

Today I'm sharing two sympathy cards I made back in the summer.  Unfortunately, sympathy cards are one of those things you need in life.

This first card was CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from Amy O'Neill.  I love how this card makes use of the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper (DSP) from Stampin' Up.  It's a thicker paper, as you're meant to add ink to it, but it looks so nice just on its own as well.  The Petite Petals flowers are stamped with Wisteria Wonder, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pistachio Pudding and punched out.

 I believe this next card was not an official CASE, but I remembered the idea from a stamp camp I attended in the past so I built off of that.  This card uses the yummy colors of Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey.  The image was stamped with Memento Black ink, and then the flower part was restamped on the DSP and cut out with scissors.  I curled the edges slightly for a more 3D look.
Hope you enjoyed these cards!  <3 JEM

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I seem to have a bit of a backlog of cards to post, so I thought today I would share a bunch of butterfly cards I've made since August. 

This first card was ordered by my father in law to give my mother in law for their anniversary.  I used Cherry Cobbler card stock for that nice deep red, the hearts embossing folder, and the butterfly thinlits from Stampin' Up.  The sentiment is from a retired set, and the black heart on the butterfly was from the owl punch.  I CASEd (copy and share everything) from Ann Schach.

This next card is something I had already played around with for this past Mother's Day.  I decided to make use of the Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching thinlits to transform it into this birthday card.  The butterfly antenna are from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set, and I also used a retired mini embossing folder, and the Top Note Bigz Die.  I can't give CASEing credit as there was no name connected to the pin I found on Pinterest.

This card was CASEd from Alison Barclay, a Stampin' Up demonstrator that I found when I rejoined Instagram!  Yes, I am on Instagram as well - you can follow me @ _jemcreations_ if you so desire.  Anyway, this card also makes use of the Butterfly Basics bundle.  I love how the die pieces are put right back into the negative for a totally different look.

I finally pulled out the designer series vellum that I bought way back last Spring!  CASEd from Allison Okamitsu.  I loved coloring on the back of the vellum with the Stampin' Write Markers!
These mini cards were put together to make use of the leftover scraps of vellum from the previous card.  A great tip I found from Brian King (I believe), is to put little tiny dots of glue on the black part of the vellum, and then you can't see it when you adhere it to your card stock.

And finally, a special order for a special 60th birthday celebration!  Box cards are so pretty and worth the bit of extra effort.  This card was CASEd from Nadine Cruse.  I made use of a lot of retired Designer Series Paper on this card.  It might be hard to see in this photo, but on the larger butterflies I used a fun technique.  You "paint" the stamps with sponge daubers to get a cool multicolored effect. 
Anyway, hope you enjoyed this trip into the land of butterflies - talk to you soon! <3 JEM

Monday, October 5, 2015

October Stamp Camp

Good evening, everyone!  Hope you're having a lovely October so far.  Tonight I'm sharing the cards that are being made during this month's stamp camps.  I still have space in one upcoming camp on Saturday, October 17th at 10am if you'd like to join in the fun - just let me know if you can make it :)
 This first card uses a stamp set from last year's holiday catalogue and I finally had the chance to haul it out and use it!  It's called Fall Fest, I believe, and I used Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar, and Tangerine Tango ink pads.  The sentiment is from the Cycle Celebration Stamp Set.  A perfect fall birthday card, CASEd (Copy And Share Everything!) from Vicky Hayes.
 This card could work as a sweet thought for someone, and also as a sympathy card.  It features the stamp set Kinda Eclectic.  I stamped it in Whisper White craft ink, Lost Lagoon, and Baked Brown Sugar.  The sentiment is not a Stampin' Up! product.  I can't find the card I CASEd it from, sorry!
 We have one Christmas card in this month's set just as a bit of a teaser.  I want to hold a few camps in November featuring only Christmas cards, but I thought I'd sneak one in for October.  This features the stamp set Winter Wishes, from this year's holiday catalogue, as well as the Hardwood background stamp.  Colors used are Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, and the Memento Black Ink pad.  CASEd from Lisa Curcio.
 I finally received my Brick Wall embossing folder in the mail, so I was excited to use it in a card!  This also features parts of the Butterfly Basics stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies.  Wisteria Wonder and Sahara Sand were the colors featured here.  CASEd from Mary Brown.
This last card features some lovely paper I received from my husband for our first anniversary.  We follow the traditional anniversary gifts, and paper is the first year.  The stamp set featured is Another Thank You in Hello Honey. CASEd from Raquelle Clifton  Hope you enjoyed!  <3 JEM