Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bella and Stella!

I spent a little bit of time today making some cards. I'm all finished with swaps for the year, so I sat down to stamp and make cards just for the heck of it. It was nice! I certainly enjoy swapping, but it was nice to be able to just sit and do whatever -- and not have any due dates looming overhead.
Here's what I came up with:

Here's a card I made for a swap on Card Cafe. The theme of the swap was Cocktail Time. I went looking for the entire collection of the Creative Imaginations line, but this martini paper was all I could find. I bought it, but wasn't really thrilled about it. Then, after I got home, I was going through my box of stamped images and found Stella With an Olive on Top (by the way, thanks for the images, Cindy!). Then, I realized that the sentiment I planned to use had an olive above the "cheers" - I couldn't believe how well it was all coming together. I guess it wasn't so bad that I couldn't find anything other than the martini paper afterall!

Supplies Used:

Wreathabella Card

Stamp: Wreathabella (from Stamping Bella)

Patterned Paper: Deja Views (Flurries & Frost Collection)

Cardstock: Stampin' Up

Markers: Bic, Prisma

Additional Supplies: Chestnut Roan Color Box Chalk, Crystal Stickles

Stella Card

Stamp: Stella With an Olive on Top, Studio G (sentiment)

Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations

Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin' Up

Markers: Bic, Prisma

Additional Supplies: Brads, Red embossing powder, Glaze pens


PaperMagnet said...

I'll be watching for that card in the mail....Merry Christmas! ;)

Kimmie0270 said...

How beautiful are these! Great work!

Meli Mitchell said...

Great job! The paper on the first card is yummylicious.

Michelle said...

Both cards are great! The DP goes great with your Stella image & Sentiment!!

Shannon Roberts said...

I luv them both!!! The bling on Wreatha looks so good ! AND I soooo have that martini paper & A couple of her images; I am thinkin New Year's cards!!! thanks for the inspiration; speaking of which I had better go work on my X-mas cards, ugh!!!!

Ami said...

They are both too cute!

cjknick said...

Ok, the Stellas are growing on me... alot :) I have a couple but now have more on my wish list. Now to only find time to USE them :(

Lynn said...

These are great Stamping Bella cards! Love the designer paper you used on your Stella card!

Nelliebella said...

This card is awesome! I've got a bunch of Bellas and just started to get into the Stellas. TFS!

aka Nelliebella