Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day Special !

Hello stampers and happy Leap Day!  Since this day happens only once every 4 years, I have a special deal for you today.  Place an online order today up to 10 pm tonight for any product that I mention in this post and I will send you a check for 10% of the merchandise total.  This is for online orders only.

Those of you who are my regular customers know that I love clean and simple designs.  Once in a while I might veer off into the vintage style.  For the most part, I'm forced to keep cards simple since we don't have hours and hours at a party to get into complex, multi-layered cards with tons of embellishments.  You also know that I concentrate mostly on cards for women, with the occasional masculine card around Father's Day.  Very seldom do we make cards for children, and I'm not sure why.  After all, we all know children!  So today I've really gone off my usual track and I've got a child's birthday card for you.  I know... shocking, isn't it?  Here it is...

I'm showing two different versions of the card... one with the cake and a number candle and one with balloons.  While I'm calling this a child's birthday card, it really would work for anyone.  I wouldn't advise sending this to a friend with her age spelled out on the top of the cake, though.  What woman wants to be reminded of her age?  However,once you reach a GRAND old age, like my mom who's 96, then it becomes something to be proud of, so I would definitely use this set to make a card for someone really old!

Let me give you the details: 
Stamps:  Patterned Party, 123067.  Check this set out on page 68 of the big catalog.  I love that it has all of the numbers from 0-9 so that you can put candles on the cake for anyone's birthday. It also has a cute birthday banner, the cake, presents, and balloons, plus a candle and an argyle border stamp.  There's so much variety in the stamps that it could be used for many birthdays and no one would know that it's the same set you used the year before.
Teeny Tiny Wishes, 115370  for the sentiment.  This is my "go-to" set for any sentiment I might need.  If you don't already own this one, put it on your next order.  That way you are covered for any sentiment you'll ever need.  You'll be so happy you have this one in your collection!
Ink:  Real Red Classic Pad, 103133
        Daffodil Delight Marker, 119667
        Tempting Turquoise Marker, 100058
         Basic Black Classic Pad, 101179
Paper:  Big Top Birthday, 122348  The colors in this collection are Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Peach Parfait, and Whisper White.  Check out the whole Big Top Suite of products on pages 62-64 of the big catalog.
Real Red card stock, 102482
Whisper White card stock, 100730
Designer Buttons in the Brights assortment, 119747
Note about buttons:  Buttons are cute on a card that you can hand to someone or attach to a gift package, but they are horrible to mail.  To get all the "cute as a button" cuteness withour all the hassle of torn and mangled envelopes, I suggest using the Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die, 121813 for the Big Shot, 113439 . This little embosslit gives you 6 different button designs of different sizes that are just perfect to add to a card that needs to go through the mail.  You can see it on page 216 of the big catalog.
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, 123125

OK stampers.... that's it for today! Check over the list of products above and put in your online order to get 10% off of your merchandise total. (Your 10% refund will come directly from me, not from Stampin'Up!)  That includes the Big Shot as well!  Since it is Sale-a-bration, don't forget you can get a free Sale-a-bration item if your order is $50 or more.

  It is a cold and blustery day out there, which makes it perfect stamping weather.  Stay inside, turn on the lights, pour yourself a hot drink, and stamp away! I'll be "missing in action" tomorrow, as I go into grandmother mode for my day of babysitting.  I'll hope to see you back here on Friday for another classic card!
Keep warm!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Origami anyone?

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to The Classic Card!

Wow... after yesterday's sunshine, it looks like we are in for some cold and possibly snowy weather today!  You've got to love Oregon weather... there's always something to talk about!  A couple of days ago I was talking to my sister who lives in Sonoma County, just about an hour north of San Francisco.  The previous day it had hit 80 degrees and my elderly mom was asking for her fan and her summer clothes.  The day we spoke it was in the mid 70's and my sister had all of her windows open.  Couldn't we use a little weather like that?  I don't know about you, but it sounds like heaven to me!

Guess it's time to show you the card I made yesterday.... and if you'd like to join us on Saturday at Jeri's party, we'll be making this fun Origami fold card.   Here it is... see what you think.  By the way, I can't take credit for the origami square... I saw it on another blog and she saw it on someone else's blog and so on and so on.  Who knows who the original creator was? 

I started with a card base that is square, then embossed it.  Next I added the folded origami square, then topped it all off with the focal image. I love square cards, but don't love paying the extra postage required if you mail them in a square envelope.  Well, this card will fit nicely in a regular envelope, so no worries there!  Here's a list of what I used.  For ease in ordering, I'm going to start giving you the item numbers. 

Stamps:  Triple Treat Flower 122909  (By the way, you can get this stamp free with a $50 order because this stamp is one of the Sale-a-bration items). If you are adding this stamp to your order as a free Sale-a-bration item, the number is 127725.

Ink:  Lucky Limeaid Classic Pad, 122935
        Bashful Blue Classic Pad, 105209

Paper:  Cheerful Treat Designer Paper ( Only $8.00, but you can only get this paper if you are a hostess, so it cannot be ordered except at your party when you are picking your hostess freebies.  I've got lots of open dates on my calendar and I'd love to reserve one of them for you.  You'll be so happy you decided to host, once you see all the stamps and accessories you'll get FREE.)
Other Paper:  Whisper White Card Stock, 100730

Scallop Square Die for the Big Shot, 115950
Fancy Flower Punch, 118073
Five Petal Flower Punch, 119880
Petals-a-plenty Embossing Folder 116824
Designer Printed Brads, 122940

To make the Origami square, start with a piece of double-sided designer paper that is 4 inches by 4 inches.  Score the square at 2 inches, then turn and score again at 2 inches, so that your paper is now divided into 4 smaller squares.  Bring each corner to the center of the paper, lining up the edges with the score lines.  All outside corners should meet in the middle where the score lines cross.  Then take the point of each corner and fold it back to the edge, which exposes the other side of the paper.  It is easy and fun to make these little frames, and what a great way to use up all that double-sided paper you've been hoarding! 

Be sure to come back tomorrow, when I'll have another classic card for you that uses some bright and cheerful Designer Paper that I've never used before.  (Confession time here... I'm a paper-hoarder too!)
Stay warm!

Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm Back!

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to The Classic Card!

What a glorious sight I see as I gaze out my stamp room window... blue sky and sunshine!  I hope it lasts for more than an hour or two!  The red maples are covered with little buds and it seems like spring just might be on its way.  Being realistic, though, I'm sure old man winter isn't finished with us yet.  Sigh!

I'm sorry I've been gone so long, but last week the grandchildren were here and there was just not a time when I could get on the computer and write.  It seemed like I was always in the kitchen cooking either breakfast, lunch, or dinner for three hungry little kids.  After Amy and the kids left on Friday, I got the house back in order, then had a stamping party on Saturday and a wedding shower on Sunday. Today I can take a break, so it is going to be all about spending time in my stamp room creating some new cards to inspire you.  Hopefully that will work out.  Creativity is a funny thing.  Sometimes when you have a day to yourself and you sit down to be creative, it just doesn't happen.  I hope today is not one of those days! 

I do have a new card for you today though!  By some miracle an idea came to me over the weekend and I just had to try it out while it was fresh in my mind.  See what you think...

This sweet little bunny is part of the new stamp set Heaven Blessed, and can be seen on page 20 of the Occasions Mini-catalog.  Let me give you a quick list of what I used to create this sunny Easter card.

Heaven Blessed, p. 20 Occasions Mini-Catalog
Ink:  Jet Black Staz-On (for the bunny), p. 203
         Soft Suede ( for the sentiment), p. 180
Paper:  So Saffron, p. 178
             Designer Paper Stack, Subtles (I used the So Saffron Polka Dot) p. 186
             Very Vanilla, p. 180
             Watercolor Paper, p. 181
Accessories:  Very Vanilla Seam Binding, p. 195
              Extra Large Oval Punch, p. 212
              Ovals Die for Big Shot, p .220
              Designer Frames Embossing Folders, p. 218
              Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, p. 219
              Watercolor Wonder Crayons, p. 202
              Blender Pen, p. 203
              Dimensionals, p. 206
I stamped the bunny on the Watercolor paper, then punched it out with the Extra Large Oval punch.  Then I cut a larger oval with the Ovals Die for the Big Shot and embossed it with the Designer Frame Embossing Folder.  The bunny is then popped up from the embossed oval with some dimensionals.

The Easter Bunny will be hopping down the bunny trail on April 8th this year, so it isn't too early to think about making some Easter cards.  There is still plenty of time to order an Easter stamp set and some pretty pastel card stock so you can get started on some beautiful Spring-like cards.  Check out page 48 of the big catalog to see some other great Easter sets!  And since this blog is about inspiration, I hope I will inspire you to place an online order, which you can easily do 24/7.  You can look inside the catalogs by clicking on the picture of the catalog you wish to see.  Once you've decided on what you'd like to purchase then you can click on "shop now" and that will take you to my personal Stampin'Up! site (  where you will get the preferred price.  You can also add Clearance Rack  items to your order!
Don't forget, it is Sale-a-bration, so you'll get a SAB freebie for each $50 you order!

Well stampers, that's all for today! I'm off to Curves to get back into my exercise routine.  Please come back tomorrow to see what I came up with today in my quest to be creative.

Happy Monday!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Blue Monday

Hello Stampers!  Happy Presidents' Day!
Thanks for coming back for a visit to The Classic Card.  I hope to be posting more regularly this week, but I've got a crazy week ahead of me, so we'll see.

 It looks a little gloomy out there this morning, but that's not what I'm referring to in my title "Blue Monday."  No, the weather's not making me feel blue... it's just that I have a blue card for you.  If you know me at all, you realize that I'm just not a blue person.  I have very little blue anywhere in my house and very little of it in my wardrobe.  I love the warmer colors... Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso are some of my favorites. 

When I first laid eyes on the Fresh Vintage stamp set in the Sale-a-bration brochure, I was immediately drawn into the ideas shown in the brochure.  In fact, I was having trouble thinking of how I could use the set to make something different than what was shown.  So as I was experimenting with different ideas, I thought I'd try a monochromatic card... using just blue and white.  Here's what I came up with...

I love how it turned out! It reminds me of blue and white china, which is a very classic look.  As you can see, this is an easel card.  These are very easy to make, but if you've never made one and would like the instructions please email me (contact info at the top of my blog) and I'll email them to you. 
The colors here are Very Vanilla and Night of Navy.  The main image is from Fresh Vintage (one of the free Sale-a-bration sets) and the saying is from Petite Pairs.  I used the new Label Framelits to cut out the focal image and the Night of Navy panel behind it.  The easel panel was embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder, one of my favorites.  Some Night of Navy Grosgrain ribbon completes the card.  And there you have it... an easy and classic card, simple but elegant!

That's it for today, stampers!  I'm off to tackle my "to-do" list!  If you are having a day off from work today, enjoy! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Roses on Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day, stampers!

Today's the day to share your love!  Don't reserve today just for romantic love... spread it around to everyone... friends, family, neighbors, co-workers.  If it is too late for this year, there's always next year when you can take some cookies next door, bring a small chocolate treat for your co-workers, and send Valentines to your family and friends.  Oh and don't forget you can always cook a special meal for that special someone, as Valentine's Day at most restaurants is crowded and crazy.

This is going to be a very quick post today, as I'm going out to lunch with my sweetie.  But I do have a card for you and it does have roses on it.  However, it is not a Valentine's Day card.... it is a LOT late for that!  This pretty card falls into the quick and easy category, although it doesn't look like it at first glance.  Here it is...

Let me give you a super-quick list of what I used :
Stamps:  Apothecary Art (in Occasions Mini-catalog)
Paper:  Whisper White and Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Labels Collection Framelits (Occasions Mini)
                      Finial Press embossing folder
                      Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon
                      Blender Pen
                      Pear Pizzazz Marker
After stamping the main image and cutting it out with the matching Label Framelit Die, I simply colored the roses pink with a blender pen.  Since the Cherry Cobbler ink is not a permanent ink, it runs when wet and I took advantage of that to simply scribble over each rose with a blender pen, turning each one a beautiful pink!  So easy and fun to do.  Then I added the green with a Pear Pizzazz marker.
I love how this turned out!  What a pretty card to share with a friend, daughter, granddaughter, niece, or aunt.  I can't think of too many guys who would appreciate a card like this, though, so it is definitely a "girl thing." 

OK stamping friends, that's it for today!  I will be back on Thursday with another classic card for your viewing pleasure and stamping inspiration. 
Have a love-ly Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Join me at the Tea Shoppe

Happy Monday, Stampers, and thanks for coming by for a visit.

  I'd like to offer you a cup of tea, so what is your preference?  Earl Grey, Constant Comment, and English Breakfast are all here and waiting for you.  In fact, I seem to be something of a tea collector, as I have a tin just brimming with all sorts of tea... spiced tea, herb teas, apricot tea, mango tea... the list goes on and on.  You need to come over and stamp with me at one of my events and have some tea while you're here!  Look at this happy crew!

 Don't you want to be part of a fun group of women who love stamping?  We are very friendly and there's always a place for you at the stamping table.

Today I've got a pretty card for you that would be just right to send to a friend... tea-lover or not.  Have a peek at this pretty "girly" card...

This card features two new products from the Occasions Mini-catalog.  The first, of course, is the new Tea Shoppe stamp set, which appears on page 19 of the mini.  The second new product is the gorgeous new Paper Doily Sizzlet Die, which is shown on page 7 of the Occasions Mini.  If you don't have your own copy of this great new catalog, please send me a quick email (my contact info is shown at the top of my blog) and I'll send you one.  You can also see an Occasions Mini-catalog right here on my blog.  Just scroll down until you see the catalog on the left-hand side and then click on it to open.

The colors I used here are Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeaid, along with a little Very Vanilla.  I stamped the tea cup on Very Vanilla with Wisteria Wonder ink. The solid Wisteria Wonder card stock on the left-hand side of the card was embossed using the ever-popular Finial Press embossing folder (p. 219 of the big catalog).  The  printed paper that I used for the doily and the striped paper on the right-hand side of the card is from the 2011-2013 In Colors Designer Paper Stack, which can be seen on page 186 of the big catalog.  Some Lucky Limeaid Ruffled Ribbon, p. 194, adds a feminine touch placed under the sentiment on the lower right-hand side of the card.  Don't forget that if the stamping bug strikes, you can order from me online 24/7 right here.  Just click on the "shop now" button you'll be taken to my Stampin'Up! demonstrator page where you can place your online order.

A glance out my window this morning shows that this is, indeed, a good day for a nice hot comforting cup of tea.  And if you happen to be lucky enough to be at home today, it would also be a great time to pull out some stamps, put on some of your favorite music,  and enjoy a little stamping along with that tea!

Have a great week, everyone!  My posting this week may be a little sporadic, as we are having a visit from the Seattle grandchildren.  I hope you understand that it is almost impossible to get anything done with two-year-old twin boys in the house.  One two-year-old would be a whirlwind, but two are a hurricane!  So we'll be battening down the hatches today in preparation for the hurricane's arrival tomorrow. 

Thanks for stopping by today and check back tomorrow to see if I'm still here!
Happy stamping and tea drinking!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Are You Ready?

Hello stampers and happy Friday!
Yay!  The weekend is almost here... isn't that something to be happy about?  Today's post will be a short one, as I have LOTS to do to prepare for two stamping parties this weekend.

The question today is "Are you ready?"   Next Tuesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day... are you ready to share a little love?  If not, you have the weekend to make a few cards for family and friends.   And the simple card that I'm about to show you would be quick and easy to make, so if you've been procrastinating, this might be just the card for you.  Take a peek...

This card was designed by one of  my talented fellow Stampin'Up! demonstrators, Birgit Schreiber.  Isn't this a simple, yet adorable card?  Great job, Birgit!  We had fun making it at one of our monthly Stamp2gethers, where we gather for dinner, stamping, and sharing business ideas with each other. 

I'll quickly go over the supplies we used.
The base card is Regal Rose card stock and the other colors are Melon Mambo (hot pink) and Whisper White. We used the Heart to Heart punch, page 210, to punch out hearts from the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Paper, page 183 of the big catalog.  The Melon Mambo panel was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, page 219, while the white eyelet strip along the bottom was made using the Eyelet Border Punch, page 211. A piece of 1/2 inch Stitched Poly ribbon (p. 194) in Blushing Bride finishes the card off beautifully.  The sentiment is from the fabulous Teeny Tiny Wishes set, on page 157.  This set has EVERY possible occasion covered.  It will be your "go to" set for sayings, because no matter what occasion you need, this set has the sentiment!

Oh, and just a thought.... you could easily make this a "guy" card by using a different color scheme.  You might try Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White.  Or you could go with different shades of blues or greens.  Another combination I love (I'm sure I've mentioned this many times) is Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso with Very Vanilla.  While you're at it, you could bake up a real Cherry Cobbler and serve it to your sweetie with some rich dark coffee! 

OK stampers... I'm out of here!  Have a wonderful weekend!  I hope you'll take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to create a few pretty Valentines for those you love!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Sweet Little Treat

Greetings Stampers!

Well, my friends, it looks like we're back to "stamping weather," i.e. rainy, gray,  and cold.  But wasn't that sunshine glorious while it lasted?  I guess I'm OK with the return of stamping weather, as I have a whole lotta stamping to do!

Are you a Valentine's Day junkie like I am?  I just love everything about Valentine's Day!  Hmmm, I wonder if that's because Valentine's Day usually includes chocolate in there somewhere.  February can be a bit dreary, so all the reds and pinks of Valentine's Day... not to mention chocolate and flowers... really lifts my spirits.  When my girls were younger, we always had a Valentine's Cookie Party, where the girls invited their friends over for a cookie decorating extravaganza.  Then each girl took home a pretty plate of decorated sugar cookie hearts.  We did this event for years and of course I found little sugar sprinkles and red-hots in the corners even after I thought I cleaned up.  I don't think any of the other moms were crazy enough to turn a bunch of young girls loose in the kitchen with bowls of icing and tons of decorations.  I'm so glad I went to the trouble, because it's a very fun memory!

Speaking of sweet treats and Valentine's Day, I have a cute little item for you today that would be perfect to put in a lunch box or slide into a co-worker's mail box on Valentine's Day.  Take a look...

This sweet little treat is very easy to put together!  The topper for the cello bag is cut with one of the new Framelit dies that can be seen on page 6 of the Occasions Mini-catalog.  I cut it out of Pretty in Pink card stock, then embossed the tiny hearts with one of the new Adorning Accents Embossing Folders on page 7 of the Occasions Mini. Then I just folded the frame in half and sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  The heart was punched from Very Vanilla card stock with the Full Heart Punch, p. 210, then stamped with the free Sale-a-bration set Fresh Vintage using Crumb Cake ink.  The little flower was punched with the Boho Blossom Punch, p. 210 and it is held together with a tiny brad.  A bow made with the beautiful Crumb Cake seam binding, p. 195, adds the perfect finishing touch. The heart is tied onto the bow with a bit of Linen Thread, p. 194.

 Isn't this pretty and feminine?  Of course you'd never give something this "girly" to a guy!  Men just don't appreciate little pretties the way we do.  I'm sure you can think of some women or girls in your life who'd love to receive something like this.  And if you want, you can make it more of a gift by putting something besides a few chocolate kisses in the bag.... like earrings or a necklace, a gift card, a gift certificate for a manicure and/or pedicure... all would look nice nestled in some color-coordinated paper shreds.

Well, stampers, that's it for today.  I've got tons of things on my "to-do" list and I'm sure you do too!  Thanks for stopping by this rainy Wednesday!  I will be back on Friday with another classic card, so be sure and come back then.
Happy stamping!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Hug With a Fold in the Middle

Hi Stamping Friends!
Happy Tuesday!

It's not quite as pretty today... the clouds are beginning to gather and The Oregonian says rain is on the way.  Oh well, it's Oregon.  We know how to do rain! 

Valentine's Day is almost here, the day set aside for all things "love."  And it's not all about romantic love, either.  We send Valentine greetings to all those we love:  Mom, Dad, sons, daughters, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, Aunts, Uncles, and friends as well as our husband or significant other.  What a great excuse to spread a little love around this old world, which can be a pretty cold and uncaring place sometimes. Have you ever heard this saying..."A card is a hug with a fold in the middle"?  That is certainly true and in the spirit of Valentine's Day, I've got a card that will brighten anyone's day and give them a little hug at the same time!  Here it is...

I must be quick in pointing out that this card is not my original design.  I've seen it in a number of locations, so I'm not sure who originated this design.  However, as it is quite simple, I'm pretty sure that several people came up with the same idea... that happens sometimes.  Just looking at this card makes me smile... it's so clean and crisp and fresh-looking.  Who wouldn't love finding this in their mailbox come February 14th? 
Let me quickly go over the supplies I used.
Stamps:  Take it to Heart, p. 14 of the Occasions Mini
               Teeny Tiny Wishes, p. 157 of the big catalog
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Heart Framelit Dies, p. 14 of the Occasions Mini
                       Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (Tiny Hearts), p. 7 of Occasions Mini
                      Scalloped Dots Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler, p. 195 of the big catalog

OK, stampers, that's it for today!  Now it's time to get out your stamps, ink, and paper and get ready to send some "hugs with a fold in the middle" for Valentine's Day.  This simple but stunning card can be put together in just a few minutes, so you have time to make more than one.
Happy Hugging!

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Bright and Happy Monday to All!

Hello Stampers!  Thanks for stopping in today. 

I'm sorry I was MIA on Friday, but I was busily working on the projects for my Fun Folds Card Class on Saturday, Feb. 18th at 10:30 am at my house.  I'll be sending out an email later today with pictures of the cards.  You aren't going to want to miss this class!

What a bright and happy Monday it is today!  There's nothing like sunshine and blue skies to get the week off to a great start.   And I've got a great bright and happy card to go along with the glorious weather! 
Take a peek...

If you were at Cheri's party, you had the fun of making this card.  If not, I'll give you a quick run-through of what we used to create this bright bit of happiness.

First of all, there's only 1 stamp on this card... the rest is all done with the magic of punches. 
The "Be my Valentine" sentiment is from the "Delightful Dozen" stamp set, which can be admired on page 167 of the big catalog.  What a versatile set this is... lots of good sentiments in delightful fonts.
The Designer Paper is a hostess selection (check page 11 of the big catalog) available only to hostesses.  It will only take 8 of your hostess dollars to get this charming paper called "Cheerful Treat."  The card stock colors are Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo.  The punches used are Heart to Heart (p. 210) Decorative Label (p. 209) and Extra-Large Oval (p. 212). That cute polka dotted ribbon can be found on page 195.  It is Old Olive 1/2" Scallop Dot Ribbon. 

OK stamping friends... that's it for today! I've got a looonnnnggg "to-do" list so I'm going to tackle it right now. Don't forget to come back tomorrow... I'll have another Valentine for you!
Enjoy the sunshine!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cheer Up, Buttercup!

Hello to all of my stamping friends!  Happy February 1st and thanks for stopping in today!

Wow!  Do you see what I see out there this morning?  Yes, it's BLUE SKY! And SUNSHINE!  I know that capital letters are supposed to be like shouting, but in this case, I think a little shouting is in order.  Those of us who are accustomed to sunnier climates rejoice on days like this!

In honor of a sunny day, I have a sunny card for you.  Of course it uses stamps and accessories from the Occasions Mini-catalog.  Here it is...

This is the kind of card that makes me feel better just looking at it... an instant cheer-up!   It reminds me that winter will be over and that sunnier days will come.  A card like this takes just a few minutes to make, as there is nothing complicated about it.  The colors are Lucky Limeaid, for the panel backing the top layer of Whisper White, and then the rest of the color on the card comes from ink and a bit of ribbon. The colors I used are Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeaid, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo.  For the flowers that are popped up on the ribbon, I used the "rock and roll" technique.  Just ink the stamp with the lighter color, then roll the edges in the darker color and stamp. I layered two flowers one on top of the other for more dimension.  Bending the petals up slightly also gives more dimension.
The stamp set is the new Mixed Bunch set, which can be found on page 17 of the Occasions Mini. I punched the flowers out with the matching Blossom punch, also on page 17.  The center of the flower was punched with the 1" Circle punch, p. 212 in the big catalog.  The little tag is made with the Modern Label punch, p., 209 of the big catalog.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  If you don't already own Teeny Tiny Wishes, I think that should be the very next thing you order.  It's on page 157 of the big catalog and with that one set, you can cover just about any occasion that comes along, from new babies to funerals and everything in between.
The pretty ruffled ribbon in Lucky Limeaid can be found on page 194 of the big catalog.  The little tag is tied on with some Lucky Limeaid Baker's Twine, page 35 of the Occasions Mini.

Have questions?  Please email me and I'll be happy to answer quickly!  Do you have friends who are stampers?  If so, please refer them to my blog.  I'm always in need of more readers. 

Well, I've got to run....I'm busy preparing for my next class, the Fun Folds class on February 18th, where you'll learn some new folds to keep you from getting bored.  I hope the sunshine and blue sky lasts all day long!  Enjoy it while it's here!   Be sure to come back on Friday (Thursday is babysitting day) for another classic card.
Sunny stamping!