Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Old country fair themed party

It have had a busy week so far but I still tried to do some stamping. Somebody  planning an Old country fair themed birthday party for her daughter asked me to make the party invites. I had a hard time deciding what to make to match the party theme.
The party is for a year old girl. I wanted a card with a rustic/vintage look yet with some childish element to it. How was I going to put all this effect in a 3.5'' by 5'' card? So I put on my crafting cap (or maybe I should say my thinking cap).
I came up with 4 samples for the lady to pick from.
I will show you 2 of the cards today and i will probably show you the  third one  and one she picked when the party is over.
My first card I have titled BANNERS

I sponged  whisper white  card stock with red and brown to give it that rustic look, I also stamped 4 sided  sampler on white card stock then cut 6 triangles from each hexagon

This what the card looks like inside.
The second card, I titled My Fair lady.
I  used the all dressed up framelite to cut the image. I sponged it with brown and red.
I also embossed the pink card with the polkadot embossing folder

I really like how the 2 cards turned out. But she didn't pick any of these 2.In my next couple of postings , i will post the card she chose

Thanks for stopping by

Stamping with grace

Thursday, July 4, 2013

From boys to men

 I was  going through the pile of cards I have made so far and I found out that I tend to make feminine cards. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this but I think I should widen my scope by making both masculine and feminine cards.
So! the challenge I gave myself  was to make 2  masculine birthdays card, one for a boy and the other for a man.

For the boy birthday card, I used the now retired  moving forward stamp set. I made the waves with the  oh whale stamp set. I stamped an additional boat on a whisper white paper,fussy cut and placed it on the card using  stampin dimensional.

I don't like leaving the inside of my cards plain so a stamped off the boat before stamping onto the inside of the card.

I made the adult card using the new timeless talk stamp set . I stamped my image, stamped 2 speech bubbles before stamping my greetings in the speech bubbles.

For the inside, I stamped  3 separate speech bubbles and this is to enable the giver of the card to write short notes or greetings in these speech bubbles.

With this I can say I have completed my challenge successfully or should I say this marks the beginning of my journey in making masculine cards.

Thanks for stopping by.
Stamping with Grace!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Baby Shower

I mentioned in my previous post that this is the season of weddings,birthdays and baby showers. I know someone  is going to approach me soon to make a baby girl card so I don't want to be caught unaware. And much more than that I have been itching to use the  Stampin Up! baby bundle stamp set I got during the retired item sale.
I cased the baby dresser card from and

This is what my 51/2 by 4 1/4 card looks like

I stamped the images of the teddy bear, baby bottle,duck,bib with  stazon on whisper white paper, coloured them with different markers and fuzzy cut them.

I am sure any expectant or new mom will love this card.

Thanks for stopping by
Stamping with Grace!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wedding bells!

Around this time of the year people are busy with weddings, birthdays and baby showers.
I thought this will be a good time to share some wedding invites I made using my Stampin Up! products.
I saw a card on Sandy Hoefakker's blog
I really loved it and I decided to case the card.
This is what my version of the card looks like.

I used the red card stock in the Stampin Up! getting started  pack as the card base. On top of that I had a grey card stock which I embossed using the  elegant bouquet TIEF. The words where printed off on a whisper white card stock which I  covered with a sheet of vellum that I embossed using the elegant bouquet TIEF.

I went a head to make a welcome card. This card is going to be at the top of the board where the table/sitting arrangements are to be places. I also made the table/sitting arrangement cards.

In addition to the card stock,ribbon and vellum I used for the card; I added 5/8  silver brad I got from the Stampin up! clearance rack and a red rhinestone.

I also used the Stampin Up Basket and Blooms Bigz L die to make coordinating favour baskets  which will be stuffed with candies for all the guests.

I wish all the couples getting married this summer a happy married life

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamping with Grace!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Two by Two!!

Ever since i set my eyes on the two by two stamp, I just knew I had to do something with it. Although this stamp is retired , it was top on my list for things to buy from retired products list.
I am happy I did because the stamp set came in handy when 2 friends had babies a month ago.
Today I will be sharing the 2 cards i made using this stamp set.

The paper i used for the cards are from the getting started card stock.
The sentiment i have on the girl card is the greeting at the bottom of the two by two stamp, which i stamped separately on whisper white card stock.
I embossed the baby girl card with the perfect polka dot TIEF while i decided to leave the baby boy card plain.

I thought it will be a good idea to put a little spark to the inside of the card. And this is what I did to add that WAO factor.


Thanks for stopping by.
Stamping with Grace.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My Love for secret gardens

I thought i should share my love with Stampin Up! secret garden stamp set. Every one of those stamps in that set is absolutely gorgeous. I have made several cards using this stamp set. I will share a few with you.

See what the inside looks like.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's day

I made 3 card for mother's day. I used the Stampin Up! all dressed up die. I will share only one of them with you today.

I will also like to dedicate this poem to all mothers and mothers to be. You make the world a better place. God bless you all for the wonderful things you do. This is one of the first poems i learnt in grade school. I knew only a few verses of it then but its so exciting to see that it has a lot more verses, It is by a great writer Ann Taylor an it is titles my mother.

 My Mother
Who fed me from her gentle breast,
And hush'd me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
                           My Mother.
When sleep forsook my open eye,
Who was it sung sweet hushaby,
And rock'd me that I should not cry?
                           My Mother.
Who sat and watch'd my infant head,
When sleeping on my cradle bed,
And tears of sweet affection shed?
                           My Mother.
When pain and sickness made me cry,
Who gaz'd upon my heavy eye,
And wept, for fear that I should die?
                           My Mother.
Who drest my doll in clothes so gay,
And taught me pretty how to play,
And minded all I had to say?
                           My Mother.
Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
                           My Mother.
Who taught my infant lips to pray,
And love God's holy book and day,
And walk in wisdom's pleasant way?
                           My Mother.

And can I ever cease to be
Affectionate and kind to thee,
Who wast so very kind to me,
                           My Mother.
Ah! no, the thought I cannot bear;
And if God please my life to spare,
I hope I shall reward thy care,
                           My Mother.
When thou art feeble, old, and gray,
My healthy arm shall be thy stay,
And I will soothe thy pains away,
                           My Mother.
And when I see thee hang thy head,
'Twill be my turn to watch thy bed,
And tears of sweet affection shed,
                           My Mother.
For God, who lives above the skies,
Would look with vengeance in His eyes,
If I should ever dare despise,
                           My Mother.
by Ann Taylor