Friday, February 10, 2012

One More Stamp To Go… Best Of Everything

Today I’ll share two more Clean and Simple 5 minute card designs featuring the Best of Everything stamp set… but first, for your convenience, here is a list of the blog posts where the Best of Everything stamp set has been featured on Created By You!  Simply click on the links to view the images and cards!

The bird image:

The Wildflower ? or Dandelion Image:

Tall dotty flower

Four Petal Flower

Made For You


Simple Tree or Branch

  • Today’s Card shown below

Two Sentiments

  • Shared in several links above


  • Today’s card post… below!


I love the simplicity of naturals ivory card stock… here it’s paired with Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and Real Red/ Wild Wasabi Card Stock.  The simple sentiment is from the Short and Sweet stamp set… and this special card is a Valentine for my hubby… shhhh!2.strawberry_Rose_Bouquet_On_Createdbyu_Blogspot

The Strawberry image was stamped in real red ink onto whisper white card stock, and then I simply cut away the leaves from the image.  1/8” strips of card stock were added as stems, and a couple punches from the bird builder punch were added to the bouquet which was tied with 1/8” taffeta ribbon.


My stamping seniors would LOVE this card!!  A clean, simple and very USPS friendly card, it’s very flat AND very light weight.

Today’s tips for paper crafters:

  • Don’t bother piercing the button holes to thread the bakers twine through.. an almost impossible task…
  • Instead, simply tie a knot of bakers’ twine (or hemp) and attach to the stamped (or real) button using a mini glue dot.  You’ll have the same effect, but it will be less frustrating and very quick work!CAS_Stamp_Camp_Sharon_Field

These five cards were part of a recent CAS stamp a stack event hosted by a friend.  Everyone LOVED the simple and easy designs, making several of each card.  Each attendee placing an order also received a bonus… a 6x6 sampler of the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper… How fun is that?!! 

Be sure to check my Classes and Events tab for future events… and register early, seating is limited!

During Sale-A-Bration, you can get a free package of the Everyday Enchantment 12x12 DSP paper pack when you place a qualifying order of $50.00 or more at my online stampin’ up store!  As a bonus, you’ll also receive a free download with step by step instructions on how to make these cards (exclusive offer from ME!  Be sure to put your email addy on your order form!)

I hope you’ll stop back by tomorrow for a new Super Saturday TutorialWinking smile  I think you’re going to enjoy this one!



The Best of Everything Stamp Set

  • 123534 Wood Mount  $24.95
  • (123536 Clear Mount $17.95)
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Kelly Wentling said...

Hi Sharon! Beautiful strawberry card! Hope your hubby enjoys this one.

Lisa808 said...

Cute strawberry bouquet!

Fabiola said...

simple et efficace, en un mot super, biz

Yvonne South said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Country Companions cards. I've just become a follower of your blog.

Cindy Ware said...

I love the strawberry bouquet card. It is beautiful!!!

ellouise1969 said... cute are the strawberry bouquet?? So simple. LOVE I am sure will the speccy person receiving it. I have learnt so much since subscribing to your blog Sharon. the bottom of my creative heart.

Janet (Kopi Kat Cards) said...

Wow, these cards are so good, I love your style. Tell me, how do you get all the little dots so neat around the flowers etc. I am terrible at this, I love dots and dashes around shapes, and I never seem to get them nice enough - any tips would be great. I would love someone to bring out a stamp set for edgings, i.e. dots, dashes, and stitchlike marks.
Thanks again for sharing your work Sharon.

Sharon Field said...

Hi Janet, there are a couple ways to achieve nicely spaced dots, dashes and stitching...
First, you can 'back into it'... id... start with a dot at each corner (or a dot/dash pair) and then work towards the middle.
If I'm starting with just dots.. I might just add a dot at each end, and one in the middle... then I simply split the difference, adding one dot between the longer lengths until everything is easily spaced.
Like everything, it comes easier with experience.
As for faux stitching, my favorite tool is my mat pack and paper piercing tool, I'll be featuring a post on how I use it to make perfect dots on a new card on Monday.. hope you'll stop by and check it out!
Thanks for visiting my blog!