Monday, December 15, 2008
Christmas hasn't come and gone but it's time for me to turn my attention to some other more "all occasion" cards. My first one is for someone's birthday.
The Cuttlebug folders make greeting cards so easy to make without a lot of effort. Using Snickerdoodle paper from Lasting Impressions I cut a piece 4 1/4 inches by approximately 5 inches. I used a Martha Stuart punch for the scallop and Cuttlebug folders for the embossing....leaving enough room to stamp the Happy Birthday. After I realized that the black stamping on the ecru paper was rather harsh, I added two strands of narrow ribbon to help tie it together.
This 4 1/4" x 5" piece was then mounted with double sided tape onto the main card. What I like most about this card is that this type of design can be used with various sentiments on the open space for stamping...........anniversary, get well, thinking of you etc. There's no limitations to it's use.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Yesterday I needed a break from Christmas cards. I pulled out my "Over All Embosing" video by Lorie Jacobs and got inspired to make baby cards. Watching her make cards on this video is awesome. She made everything look so easy.
This card was made using Petal Pink and Snickerdoodle papers from Lasting Impressions.
First I embossed the jammies with vellum and cut off the collar portion to be later mounted on the little jacket. I dry embossed the jammies by running it through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I then dry embossed the upper portion of the jammies on the solid Pink Petal paper, mounted it on the full vellum piece and then added the collar. I think the rest of that card is pretty self-explanatory. You can sure contact me if you have any questions about it.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I am part of a wonderful group of ladies on Yahoo. We exchange a lot of cards each year. Last year my Christmas/Holiday cards to them were all pretty much the same card. This year I was determined to send everyone a different card. Some are similar but I don't think there were any two identical. This was a lot of fun.
I had some ideas for Christmas/Holiday cards but was excited when I found of variety pack of glittery papers at Michael's which really went with what I had in mind. On the front of the pack it gave coordinating solid colors to use along with the patterns in the pack.
I had purchased the deer stamp from Paper Inspirations a long time ago but had never used it. The focus of this card is the glittery deer which was embossed with Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder. The deer was mounted onto a glimmery piece of light aqua Bassil paper which had been cut with my rectangle Nestabilities and then mounted onto the tan piece of tan Bassil which I had cut with my scalloped rectangles.
The aqua paper was embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder and added more glimmer to the card. The striped paper was one the papers in the variety pack I bought. I'm not sure if it shows or not but the striped paper does have glitter on it. Before mounting the deer onto the card with pop dots, I ran a very narrow piece of metalic gold ribbon through my Xyron and attached it to cover the seam of the two papers.As a final touch I added a gold foil sentiment at the bottom of the card.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
But now it's time to think about Christmas/Holiday cards. This is one I can show for now. I've made quite a few others but can't show them here for a while because the recipients might happen to see them too soon.
This card was made using a discontinued paper from Lasting Impressions. I loved the color and happened to have glitter to match the paper. I used a snowflake Cuttlebug folder and my Scor-Pal to emboss the main card. The glitter portion is made using a technique I learned from Dreamweaver Stencils when I attended CHA in 2007.
Materials Used --
Paper: Lasting Impressions and JAC paper from Dreamweaver for the glitter piece
Other: Cuttlebug Snowflake folder, Ultra Fine Glitter
Sunday, November 23, 2008
One last card for fall. This is actually a card I made last year, too. It is a case of one I saw someone else make and I loved the layers and the torn edges of paper. I had all I needed to make it. Papers and ribbon is from Lasting Impressions.
Pumpkins and leaves were dry embossed separately. I used the pastel scuffers from Lasting Impressions to give the pieces more dimension and then assembled them using glue but then also went over the back with double sided tape to attach them to the main card.
Papers from Lasting Impressions: Rusty Wheelbarrow (card base), Weathered Sunflower (narrow layer), Weathered black (wide layer), Tangerine/Nutmeg/Thyme(pumpkins/stems/leaves) - Ribbon was also from Lasting Impressions.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Today I had a break through and made five cards. Sure felt good! This first card is actually a remake of a card that I messed up on a few months ago by stamping the sentiment crooked inside the card. I cut the front off, cut it down slightly in size and mounted it on a matching cardstock. I also added a butterfly that was made with a Spellbinders die. "Friendship" is just a portion of a vertical stamp from Paper Inspirations. (If interested, I can get the VersaFine ink, P I Stamp and Spellbinders die.)
This second item is a card which I cased from one I saw on SCS and just loved the layout. It took three tries to get it the way I wanted. The first one I had way too many butterflies, the second one I tried using two SU colors of blue and they didn't go together as well as I thought they would. But the third try was satisfactory. I've had this SU Spring Garden stamp set for months and had never used it. I used a sentiment of my choice and added glitter to the butterflies to give a little dimension to the front.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Stamps: SU Terrific Tulips
Papers: L I Powdered Sugar, Boardwalk Blue, Scraps of scrapbooking paper
Inks: SU Blissful Blue and SU Mellow Moss
Accessories: Hero Arts Medium Accent Pearls, ribbon, CB Swiss Dot folder
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Materials used --
Papers: SU Very Vanilla, Glorious Green and Chocolate Chip papers
Stamps: Hero Arts CL155 Clear Design Playful Animals
Accessories: Marvy Scalloped Punches, CB Swiss Dot folder and Lasting Impressions Papers. The markers were from SU, Marvy and Zig.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This design was stamped on white card stock using inks from SU: Rose Red, Real Red and Bravo Burgundy for the flower, Mellow Moss and Old Olive for the stem and leaves. I cut and embossed the first layer with the plain long-narrow rectangle dies from Nestablities. Then I used the next size larger to cut a scalloped layer. A little over half of the card front was embossed with the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Folder (one of my favorites) and the red paper with white dots is scrapbook paper.
I hope to post new cards regularly but my daily schedule is very irregular. Hope you check back from time to time.
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