Saturday, June 29, 2013

June's Mojo Monday Cards

Wow, June has been a very busy month for me both personally and Stampin’. I helped out my up-line manager Janice with her two groups and then had my own Mojo Monday group this month, too. With everything that was going on, we did cancel Saturday Scrappers. That was a bit of a break, even though I missed seeing the ladies in the group.
For my Mojo group, we did 3 projects; 2 cards and 1 note card.

Starting with the note cards, I saw this idea from another SU demonstrator Becky Roberts quite some time ago and finally decided to make them. This was an opportunity to use one of my favorite, but newly retired, DSP Twitterpated stock, plus I now have both butterfly punches. For the base stock, I again used up retired card stock. For my sample, I used Pretty-in-Pink, but I gave the others a choice of this and/or Baja Breeze and Lucky Limeade. I layered with Vanilla where I punched out the large butterfly. Under the butterfly is the DSP “peeking out” from underneath.  On top is more DSP that gave a more delicate edge using the Scalloped Trim Border punch. On the small butterfly, I added a couple of Rhinestones to give a little more bling.

My next card project was themed for July 4th. I had received this card idea from a swap at last year’s SU Convention from Billi Parus and then modified it for my group.

For the stripped portion of the flag, I started with Vanilla card stock and used the Stripped Embossing Folder. Yes, I know there are more stripes on this flag than a real one – Artistic License was invoked here.  The red stripes are small strips of Real Red. I cut them out for everyone, but with the new SU trimmer it was very simple (Let me know if you would like a new trimmer, too. I can order one for you.) Next, I used Night of Navy card stock for the blue edge and USA letters. The letters were cut out using the Big Shot and the Typeset Alphabet dies. I have to admit the small star at the top is an old retired set. I am not even sure of its name. I think it was from 2008, but I liked how it has happy written into one of the stars points. I liked this card and how being in the USA makes me happy.

Happy early Birthday USA!
The last card is one that I had designed all by myself. See my idea mock-up below.
I had thought about using the Polka Dot Parade DSP originally, but when I sat down and started cutting out stock to bring my idea from paper to fruition the bling in me came out. So, I used our Silver Glimmer paper instead. I like my change, do you? The two stamp sets I used are returning sets from the Spring Mini Catalog; Just Married for the Cake and Mr. & Mrs. for the same name.
Additionally, I used just Basic Black and White card stock and Black Staz-on ink. To achieve the perfectly cut oval, I used three layers dies from the Oval Collection. You can see that I was able to cut all three layers at one time, a real time saver.  I like how the silver glimmer paper with the black and white produced an elegant, clean card.
Thanks for stopping by. See you next month.