Friday, August 22, 2008

Stampin' Up! Finally!

Here's post two, as promised. Short and sweet. I tried three of my new SU! sets last night: Crazy for Cupcakes, Four Square and Pocket Silhouettes. Here are the cards:

The cupcake card showcases several of SU!'s amazing new products: Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red In Colors, the WIDE (1"!!!!) Pink Pirouette ribbon, the Filigree brad, and the scalloped edge punch. I used ink from the lids of the ink pads to color in the cupcakes, then added dazzling diamonds glitter to the frosting! Yummy!

This second card is just about the easiest card I've ever made. I got this set specifically because I thought it would make great cards for MEN! I rarely make masculine cards, but paired with this Prestwick Designer paper, also new this year, this card came together in about one minute! Including the eyelet, because the cropodile sets eyelets so quickly!

The last card uses two more of the in colors: Baja Breeze and Pacific Point, both gorgeous in person! I used Pocket Silhouettes, which will be in a VERY close second to the cupcake set as my favorite new set. It is so soft and sweet, this set. I wish I could take credit for this cool card layout, but I saw it on Tuesday on a very talented gal's blog. Laura, one of Unity's cool Design Team members, did this to a couple of cards. I just sliced about an inch off of the top and side of the front of the card, then covered the inside with a piece of Urban Garden Designer Paper, which is to DIE for!!

That's all for today! Thanks for the prayers for my aunt. I got a phone call from Mom saying she made it through surgery okay, and is settling in to her room. I can't believe they send someone home from the hospital the DAY AFTER major surgery. If you are so inclined, please continue praying for her speedy recovery and her emotional health! I LOVE you Auntie, and so does Isaac.

More Happy Stamping, friends!


Laura said...

Awwww Jess - I love all of these, but i am SO excited you made a card like mine!!!! Isn't it fun!? I love LOVE the way yours turned out!!! I think YOUR card has inspired ME to make MORE of them!! :) tee hee!!!

Dawn said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL! thanks for sharing and I am so gonna do that layout! super easy and just beautiful!

Cris A said...

Great cards!!
Glad baby is sleeping better! Trust me, the crying is the hardest part, but it works, and they won't remember. :)
Sweet dreams.

Lesly said...

Great cards. I can't wait to place my next SU order.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Loretta Rodger said...

Jess, I like the blue and white one the best, its very pretty and elegant!

Lynn said...

These are all wonderful cards! I love how you used the new brad on your cupcake card and your making me want the Pocket Silhouette set after seeing your card here!

Prayers for your aunt, I hope she has a speedy recovery!

Beanhead said...

Hi everyone,
This is Jess's aunt - thank you all for the prayers. I am home from the hospital and feel terrific. (No, that was not a sarcastic comment. I am doing amazingly well!) Jessica's mom is here to take good care of me. I have felt no pain at all so far from the surgery - isn't medicine an amazing thing!

Jess - I love your cards and thanks for posting the pictures of my adorable great nephew!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! What fab cards!! I love that plaid, how perfect for a guy! And the cupcakes are yummy and I must copy how you did that wide ribbon with the flower brad--awesome and so creative!!

Dragana Skoro said...

These are really nice. I like them all.