Monday, October 31, 2011
I took 2 photos of the same card to show you the different images that can be seen in the 'window'...I think Rose is going to love it! I'm sending the other one to an little 8 year old--I think she'll love it, too!
Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Lavender Lace
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Well enough of my complaining...I thought I'd post this bright, cheery and warm card that I made for my friend, Ronnie...I chose the colors depending on the buttons I owned, but you could really make the flowers in any colors and used paper for the centers...one hint, make sure to really glue down all the petals of the flowers that are along the edge...notice I rounded the corners of the card...the black stitching along the edge is hand drawn...
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The truck is paper-pieced (meaning the image is stamped on several different colors of cardstock and trimmed and pieced together to make one cohesive image)...I stamped the trees 2 or 3 times without re-inking the stamp to give the forest some depth...the grass along the highway is a piece of Garden Green cardstock torn along the top edge and then trimmed into fronds...
This card measures 6 1/2 x 6 1/2, scored at 3 1/4...it fits in a small legal style envelope...
I like this card so much that I decided to make one for my nephew and brother-in-law!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The background embossing is on white paper, but I inked up the actual folder before running it through the Big Shot...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I used some red rhinestones as the 'hangers' of the ornaments...
Real Red, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Not sure I like either one?!?
Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Friday, October 21, 2011
I used retired paper from eons ago and just pulled from those colors to color in the little girl...I gave her some cute red hair! I'm in love with this little one!
Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Same set as yesterday...a Splitcoaststampers layout challenge...color combo from the Color Coach...and of course some glitter on the 'snow'...a very cute card!
Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I think she did a great job!
Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
This is a great card to mass produce, because you can use 1/2 the Top Note diecut to make each card, thus no waste...
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I used my friend, Ada's up coming wedding color theme for the tag...the box could probably hold 6-7 kisses, or even some Hershey's nuggets...or maybe even a little baggie of those Jordan almonds...
You could even make the dress in the actual color of the wedding, instead of white...what about a Sweet Sixteen favor? or a little girl's birthday party favor.....got you thinkin', huh?
Saturday, October 15, 2011
It's so simple and lovely!
Just stamp the grass and with your markers, add little v shaped flowers to some of the blades of grass...add a few butterflies and you are done!
Pacific Point, Concord Crush, Old Olive, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder
Friday, October 14, 2011
The box part measures 3 1/2 x 6....scored on the longer side at 2 1/2 and 3 1/2...the sides should be scored at 1" on either side (the shorter side)...cut at the creases and fold and glue...
I free-handed the face...the stem in the tab punch...the curly q's are just strips of Always Artichoke, curled around a skinny dowel...
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It uses the scallop circle diecut (you just have to make sure you leave enough of the seam to allow the card to fold)...there isn't too much room inside for a lot of info, but if you typed something on the computer, it would fit perfectly! This would make a cute shower invite, also...
Hint: I punched the lace border THEN glued the hearts on to get they correct width THEN trimmed the straight edge...(took me a while to figure that out!)...the back has wheels to allow the card to stand, but I only put one solid white circle, as not to waste...
Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I love when a layout can be translated into any card!
I used this layout to make some cupcake cards a few weeks back, and decided to use it again for Halloween...I just love this (retired) Booglie Eyes set...it's my go to set for anything Halloween!
This layout is so versatile...you can use patterned paper, ebossed paper, or just plain stamped/background paper for any of the elements!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
I saw so many talented stampers turn this sock, essentially, into the most adorable horse, so I had to make a go of it! I stamped the stocking in Cherry Cobbler (my new go-to red)...the heel of the sock doubles as the ear...the mane is some chocolate grosgrain snipped to look like hair...the bridle is made from to pieces of 1/4" grosgrain wrapped and secured with a brad...add a 'broomstick' strip of card stock and you have the most adorable Hobby Horse!
I've also seen these done in pastels for baby cards!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I decided to make the new jumbo stocking die into a card...I figured it would be a super cut and super easy card to mass produce...and I have some envelopes that it would fit in....
So I made the fold toward the left side (partially covered by heel cover and top band), but I found it wasted a lot of extra paper...
Then I was searching around the internet for ideas and saw that someone had made a similar card but the fold was at the top! DUH! I'm going to have to try it!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This layout is direct from Krista Fenton...changed up the colors and used a rub-on for the sentiment...
The punch is a little tricky to line up and sort of wastes some extra paper, but I think I'm finally getting the hang of it...
Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, (retired) D/S paper, Very Vanilla
Sunday, October 2, 2011
We made this card...it's a CASE from my fellow demo, Madeline Soler...she sent this to me one Mother's Day...I changed up the colors and added texture to the pot...and I added some leaves...
Wouldn't this make a nice bridal shower invite? Or Get Well? Or birthday?
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Isn't this an adorable idea? I saw it somewhere (sorry I forgot, again!)...these butterflies are cut from vellum cardstock or regular cardstock from the Big Shot Butterfly diecut...folded and snipped a little in the middle to attach to a wine glass...of course, after staring at them, I decided to add some Dazzling Diamonds to the edges of the wings...
I am going to make them for my friend's wedding...it'll be such a nice touch...