Thursday, January 29, 2009

Notecards and Just Rite

Stamp Art is featuring a wonderful monogram set from Just Rite.
This particular set does not require the Monogram stamper as it has a round wood block in the kit that you can attach the border and letters to.
The notecard here was made with some bits of designer paper and a scallop circle was added to the monogram circle.
You can whip up a bunch of notecards in no time and use the note card holders that Stamp Art also sells to hold them. What a great gift for someone that is thoughtful yet inexpensive.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Penny Black "Hugs"

Today Stamp Art is showcasing a great set from Penny Black called "Hugs".
This is a very versatile set. It can be used for birthdays, anniversaries or just as a note to a friend.
This set has it all. The images are great for coloring or paper piecing and has elements that can be stamped twice and popped up as well.

Penny Black "Hugs" cards

Here are three cards that Nancy created with the Penny Black "Hugs" set..
She has used a wonderful vellum paper in the first card as an accent called "Floral Background" from Paper Adventures. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
The red card has elements from the Penny Black set and the flower pot has been paper pieced.
The third card also uses elements from the Penny Black set as well as gorgeous paper from Basic Grey - the Bittersweet collection.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Paper Can be Beautiful

As I promised here are two more examples of super simple cards using designer paper as the focal point. The black and white card is simply the designer paper folded in half, a piece of black satin ribbon wound around the middle and a few scallop ovals to hold the sentiment. The inside is the opposite of the design on the outside. Literally this card took minutes..
The second card again showcases the designer paper layered onto accent cardstock. A band around the middle and circles in the same cardstocks makes this a card made in a hurry...
The flower is from the same designer paper.

Happy New Year ***

Happy New Year to all of you.. Let's hope 2009 is a healthy and prosperous year with lots of cardmaking, scrapbooking and papercrafting in general.

To start off the New Year we thought we might show you some wonderful papers that STAMP ART has.

To begin with Nancy has some wonderful acetate 12 x 12's that are just wonderful.

This wedding card is a simple piece of white cardstock with a piece of the patterned acetate overtop attached with a ribbon. The wedding image is stamped in black and layered and then adhered to the acetate.

This type of cardmaking allows the paper to speak for itself and simplicity is the order of the day.

When you need a card that is straightforward and simple this is the way to go.

Take a look at the patterns that this wonderful acetate comes in. There are so many possibilities!!!

Come back when I will have some wonderful patterned paper to show you!!