Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pet Sympathy

Was asked to make sympathy cards for pets.  Found these digi stamps at K n K Designs.  They were just so cute!  All were colored with Copics and chalks.  I used paper from my stash and all were cut out with Nestabilities shapes.  I added a little bling to each card with Stickles or Glossy Accents.  Which one is your favorite!?

Monday, September 19, 2011


Sunflowers!  Punched out the sunflowers with the Blossoms Petal Punch and applied them to the red checkered paper.  Then ran it through the Lattice Embossing Folder, from StampinUp. 

Had actually made the sunflower part weeks ago and finally figured out what else to put on the front.  Didn't have enough brown and yellow paper to do the whole layering effect, so sorta layered the layers.  Had to make due with what small amount I had and it worked out.  I like the effect!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beau-tea-full Day

A digital stamp colored with Copics.  Couldn't decide what color to make the tea pot, so experimented and came up with aqua, yellow and blue.  Then made them all a little different.  Like how they turned out - which one do you like?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Stamp Club Cards - September 2011

So much fun making all these cards - thanks Diane!  I so wish I knew how to tie a good bow, need to work on that!  All the cards should be self explanatory.  The fourth card with the rose on it is embossed vellum and then attached to decorator paper, looks so pretty.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bee and Flowers

This is from a set that I have had for years and just never used it.  Flower pots are all one stamp and then stamped individual flower stems.  Two layers of flowers were punched out and attached.  Bee is made with eyelets!  Once again have had these eyelets for years and just never had a card to put them on.  I actually have a small stamp that has the antennas and stinger that you stamp and then you punch out four holes and attach the eyelets.  The wings and body are ovals and it took a long time to find ovals in eyelets!  Maybe that is why it took a long time to use them! 

Below is inside of card.  Isn't it amazing what you can do to the inside of a card when you smudge ink on it after you have printed it out!  The recipient will never know!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wedding Invitations

Was asked to make wedding invitations for my brother-in-law in Florida.  Gave them several ideas and they picked a tri-fold card.  Her colors were aqua and cream and the base card is made with linen paper.  They wanted a bow on the front and instead of a regular bow, I made a 'flat' bow, so that it would mail easier.  Had to cut the rounded parts by hand, didn't have any other way to do it!  Yes, it was very time consumming, but well worth it.  I think they turned out very elegant and pretty.  (And they liked them as well!).
Inside view.  Printed out information on the computer and then used a Cuttlebug strip for the 'with love' and embossed it at the bottom of each paper.  Printed out their names and punched two circles and popped it up on the top of the invite.  Ribbon is actually from the Christmas section at Michaels, but I thought that it was perfect as it has a little gold and is cream colored.
A close up of the front of the invite.  The aqua paper was embossed with the Birds and Swirls folder with the Cuttlebug.  The folder itself was not long enough for the card, so had to piece the paper together and hide the separation with the ribbon.  The folder is only about 5 1/4 inches high and this card was about 6 1/2 inches high.  You would never know by looking at it that it was pieced together.  They are having two ceremonies and I hope that they have a great time at both of them!  Congratulations Bob & Scarlett!!