Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Christmas in July#7

Making this card was a true pleasure, very elegant and stately. Truly a clean and simple card enhanced by the Gabriella border. I plan to make this one in several color pallets as well (so many choices). The pretty little pearl accents and satin ribbon trim just made this whole project "Pop".




I hope you enjoy this card and have a wonderful day!

Many Blessings.

L Dawn Stanley

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas in July #6

I had never done a white on white card before so this card was a bit more of a challenge. After I ran the background mat with another cuttlebug folder to emboss it I then added in the center of each little flower a dab of different color glitter glue to add some sparkle (although you cannot see it very well in this picture)
It really is very pretty card in person.



In Cranberry cardstock I punched a small scallop border edge and added it to the back of the sentiment strip to help it stand up from the whole card. I stamped the sentiment in Dark Cherry Ink to match the cranberry border and added it to the base with some foam dots for added interest.

The cranberry button matches the ink and border really well and with the little bakers twine bow adds such a sweet touch to the whole card.

I hope you enjoy this card and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Many Blessings!

L Dawn Stanley
Christmas in July #5

Well yesterday was quite a busy day, did not get an opportunity to post anything new so today will get to post 2 cards. This is the next card in the series, a Two Tone Blue with both the background matting and the focal image matting being dry embossed for that touch of texture. The sentiment strip was punched with the eyelet border punch which I think gave it a innocent feel to enhance the soft blue colors of this card.


The double tied satin bow at the top of the focal image and the blue rhinestones on either side of the sentiment gives a sweet touch of class. 

I hope you enjoy this card and thank you for stopping by!

Many Blessings.

L Dawn Stanley

Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July #4

Double Trouble, as in card # 3.




I reversed the colors for this card. Again, I went for something a bit more classic but with plenty of texture. The satin ribbon added a beautiful touch of shimmer which made the pretty little pearls shine. I  really liked the way the punched border strip behind the focal image pulled the whole card together.

Thank you for stopping by to view this card and I hope you have a Fabulous Day!

Many Blessings.

L Dawn Stanley

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas in July #3

This has got to be one my favorites so far. (Yes, It is Green) In honor of Tradition (and my brother who also loves this one) I went for something a bit more classic but with plenty of texture. The satin ribbon added just a touch of shimmer which made the pretty little pearls shine. I must say I was really pleased with the way the punched border strip behind the focal image pulled the whole card together.




The Reindeer looks like he could just take flight at any time.....here comes Santa Clause!!!

Hope you all enjoy the card and have a wonderful evening!!

Many Blessings.

L Dawn Stanley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christmas in July #2

This blue polka dotted embossed background enhanced with a touch of white ink made this whole affect of snow ideal for this card. I recently purchased the "Gabriella" border die from Memory Box and couldn't wait to see the results...needless to say it is so delicate and  intricate, just the perfect touch for this card. The focal image was enhanced with a few blue rhinestones to the little stamped snowflakes to give it a little sparkle!! After all, what is a Christmas Holiday without some sparkle?!?!?


So until next time, Let it Snow and I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Many Blessings,

L Dawn Stanley

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas in July

This truly makes me want to put up the tree with all the trimmings. Christmas is one of my very favorite Holidays. I will be posting several cards this week in preparation for up coming orders. My first Card this week has to be one my favorites so far!! It has such a resounding message and one I truly pray for daily!



The lovely floral embossed background and focal image die cuts just make this card warm and hopeful. It is all mounted on a dark hunter green card base which makes everything pop from the little rhinestones to the pearls in the corners. The ribbon was a bit crooked in this picture but rest assured it will be all straight and pretty again when it is packaged with the other matching cards for this set.

I hope you enjoy this card. Please come back and visit again for our other Christmas themed designer cards this week!

Many Blessings,

L Dawn Stanley

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Love That....Texture

Well I could not have been more happy on this card challenge.
I watched a video a few months back on how to make this card and being a dual purpose truly excited me and a huge thank you to Brandy Cox for the inspiration. Not only is this texture but has a purpose too!!! I know right....thrilling.


Its a tri-fold card and a beautiful flower pin in one. Texture comes not only from having ran the background mat through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder but also with the fleece material that the flower pin is made from. I made quite a few of these for Family and Friends for Mothers Day and Easter in assorted colors and it is just so unique and beautiful!!!


I used some basic color card stocks and assorted Matching DSP from various sources to make these cards.
I used the Sizzix Bigs Die "Flower Layers with Heart Petals to make the Flower pins.


This yellow one is just so happy!!!


The purple is a perfect accessory for any outfit!!


The Green is so soft and sweet!!

I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I enjoyed making them.

Many Blessings!
 L Dawn Stanley

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Marvelous Minis @ http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/

Well it has been awhile my friends. Busy Busy lately with work and family but being a Holiday weekend I was finally able to find some time to be creative.

I had so much fun making this little 3 X 3 card that I want to make it a full set in multiple colors to send to a very special friend!

I started with bright card stock from color box and then chose a bright pink card stock for the border mat.
I rounded the edges for a softer look. I then cut another piece of bright white card stock for my center image and softened the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress inks by Ranger again rounding the edges. I tied some bakers twine in raspberry into simple knot about 3/4 of the way up. I used my simple words clear stamps (not sure where I found those) for my sentiment in soft pink ink to match the little flowers. I used the Mod Flower Border craft die and cut the middle flower with the little mini flowers for my focal image in soft pink.I embellished the centers of the flowers with bright pink gem stones.



I hope everyone is enjoying the 4th of July Holiday Weekend!

Many Blessings.
L Dawn Stanley