Monday, January 30, 2012
To make your own, just mearure your treats width and add 1/4 inch...measure the length and double (noting the score line) and add 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch for the small flap at the bottom...
Saturday, January 28, 2012
I found this little guy in the $1.50 stamp bin at Michaels and put him to good use...I saw this layout on Artfeltimpressions and loved it! I still like the SU! cupid stamp better, but this is a good substitute...
I cut the little tail in the black piece with the 1 1/4 in square (at an angle)
Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I used the new striped folder on the background piece...
Real Red, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip markers for stamped image...Crumb Cake
Monday, January 23, 2012
So I changed it to Night of Navy...I made a gold and silver (ribbon) version...I think I like the silver one better...
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I like the cards, but wasn't wowed...maybe I'll try this combo again....
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Night of Navy, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip (ribbon)
Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzaz (D/S paper)
Friday, January 20, 2012
I made this card with my hubby in mind, but then I found a little $1 stamp at Michael's that would make a better card (will post soon!)
Still like this one, though...pretty simply layout so it's more masculine...I highlighted the definition by stamping it twice...once on the white then again on Regal Rose, cutting out the words 'valentine' and 'you'...
Real Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Thursday, January 19, 2012
It's about time that I post some cards that can inspire you...
This stamp may be retired, but you can really switch out the heart for another type of heart...I cut the Pretty In Pink circle big enough to surround my image, and moved it off to the side of the card...the Very Vanilla border around the pink circle is actually made up of little hearts glued to the back of the circle...it makes for a cute scallop! The Cherry Cobbler background is embossed in the Big Shot...
Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink (D/S paper) Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I used an acetate sheet as the 'glass' part of the bubble gum machine...hard to see in the photo...
Real Red, Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I got the idea and full directions from Mary Fish...she made the cover from a clear window sheet, but as I did not have that, I just made mine from card stock...each box holds 4 cards and envelopes (3 x 3) and 3 Hershey's nuggets covered in D/S paper...
I used up some of my retired SAB paper and accents from last year...
Sunday, January 15, 2012
I water-colored the flowers and stems and added some pearls to the center flower....I wish I had enough pearls to do all 3 flowers, but I think just adding it to the one is a nice touch!
Pear Pizzaz, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouhette, Whisper White
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Pink Pirouhette, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Friday, January 13, 2012
I've been wanting to make this card with the alternating ruffles for the longest time and when my mom came to visit, I figured it was a perfect time!
Bravo Burgandy, Alway Artichoke, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
|decorated box for cards|
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Pool Party, Pear Pizzaz, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sandi MacGiver has a full tutorial on her blog with measurements and all!
Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand (ink)
Monday, January 9, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I used the little circle from the 3 pack of mini punches in River Rock to line up along the bottom of the flower image...I also stamped a flower image on the Perfect Plum panel, then ran it through the Big Shot in the Lattice folder to add double the texture...a little linen thread wrapped around the little circle edge adds some more texture...
Cajun Craze, Perfect Plum, River Rock, Whisper White
Friday, January 6, 2012
Just as last year, I always find such nice holiday cards that people post right after the holiday season...knowing myself, I would print out the samples, file them away and then have to scramble next November to make 60 or so Christmas cards...last January and February I was somewhat smart...I made about 40 Holiday cards that were ready this year to send out (and what a pleasure it was not to rush)...I did have to make some cards, but I wasn't overwhelmed...
So this year I plan on doing the same thing...so here's the first card...these are the cutest elf shoes ever! There is a video link and full directions on Inking Idaho;s blog (check out the column to the right)
Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Thursday, January 5, 2012
But when I saw this card, I had to try it...the original card did not have the embossing of the branches, but I thought it would make the card really pop! I stamped the tree in Versamark and heat embossed with some clear embossing powder on Always Artichoke...the bench is stamped in Soft Suede and the sentiment is a rub-on...some Regal Rose ribbon and a dyed silk flower finishes off the card...
These would make nice note cards, too...in different colors?...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I saw a version of this card done as a holiday card on Sandi McGiver's blog-she even has a tutorial-...it was off white and had snowflakes and was absolutely stunning....definitely going to make some up for next Christmas!
I changed up the color (I used Pink Pirouhette) and switched up the snowflakes for butterflies...I painted the butterflies with some Lumiere paint to ad some shimmer and of course the card wouldn't have been complete without some pearls...the sentiment (which is hard to see in the photo is stamped in Pretty in Pink to stay with the mono-chromatic coloring...