Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A couple more Spring Cards

OK, so I completely dropped the ball on having a new post for each day of the week last week so today I have two cards to share. :)

I made this card for last month's Card Club using Unity stamps to match Cosmo Cricket's Pixie-Licious Mini Deck. We were challenged to use the green ribbon and little "beads" on our card in some way...

This second card started out as a Craft Warehouse make-n-take at Card club this month, but it was a bit too simple for my taste, so I dressed it up to put my own mark on it. I added the pink stripes (using Impression Obsession background stamp), cut out a scalloped frame (using Spellbinder dies) which I stiched on, added the fun little white enamel dots to the berry (by Ranger) and added the bow, button and baker's twine for some extra flair... Between the two of us I think it turned out pretty cute--Marilyn had the most clever idea to use flower petals cut apart from a daisy punch to use for the green part of the strawberry! (Other supplies: patterned paper by Doodlebug and Itty Bitty Stamp by Unity).

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

An early Mother's Day Card

I was so inspired by this card I found made by my scrapbook idol Jennifer Gallacher (you can see her blog here)...
...that I made my own version on the Silhouette as early mother's day cards. I ended up making four of them for mothers and grandmothers in my life this year. :)
I used the teacup card shape found here
that I stretched and pulled the dimensions on so that it would perfectly fit an A2 sized card (4.25 x 5.5)

Additional Supplies:
My Mind's Eye "Luscious" patterned paper
Hero Arts "Elegant Brocade" wood stamp
Papertrey Ink Sentiment Stamps
Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Sizzix Original Tag Die
Colorbox "Creamy Brown" Chalk Ink
Baker's Twine and Button
Prima Flower

Thanks for peeking! :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Lollipop Birthday Card

Today I'm sharing another card which I made when I was challenged by my local scrapbook store to make a card using the pinking circle diecut and this hot pink brad on a card somehow. I chose to create a cheerful and fun shaped card using the Sweet Lollipop card template by Silhouette America.

After I cut out and adhered all the pieces, I went over the swirl with Stickles glitter glue. The inside Spellbinders pinking circle was stamped with a Hero Arts Scalloped circle stamp and the cute sentiment is from the Fillable Frames #1 series by Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow I will try to set a new personal record by posting yet again. For those friends and family that subscribe, but don't scrapbook (wink-wink) I apologize in advance. :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Some Spring Cards to share

Thought it was about time to dust off this blog and share some fun new stuff I've been working on. I have finally pretty much finished selling off my mountains of Ebay inventory (sold 1700 articles of children's clothing in 2 months time, working about 60 hours a week plus some for a good long time). I am so burnt out on that and so very excited to be back doing something creative. I'm going to try my best to update this blog once each day of this week with some new cards I've been busy making.

Today I'm sharing a couple cards featuring a cloud kick I was on. My local scrapbook store challenged us to make cards with the theme "things that fly". I got so inspired I made three cards. Here are two of them...

We were required to use an ivory card base (something I found very challenging with the bright, cheery "things that fly" theme so I added an ivory banner behind the plane to tie in the card base. We also were required to use the brad I used on the propeller (which proved to be another huge challenge for me).

This card is my favorite. I made hand cut the sunrays and used my Silhouette to cut out the fun hot air balloon. It's not to often that an idea in my head actually works out on paper, but this one did. :)

Thanks for peeking and hopefully I can stay on top of my schedule to be back tomorrow to share another card I've been working on. :)
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