Saturday, April 25, 2009

Swap Cards

Here is the swap card I made for this month's unit meeting! I used the NEW papers from the May Catty!! Sneak Peek!

The paper is called Bella and it's actually only one sheet - the purple circles. The flowers are Botanical Dimensional Elements. I used foam squares to give them depth and a sparkle to add bling. The green is our Garden Green ribbon. The Chocolate cardstock creates a flap, giving it an additional panel.Perfectly hidden under that flap I stamped a message that came from our NEW Buttoned Up Stamp set! (guess what objects are on that stamp set???) Here is a closer look under the flap.
Here is the inside:And closer . . . . .

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wedding Card

I've been doing wedding invites and shower invites the last month. Here's the brides wedding card from me using the leftovers:I used Edge Anchors on the sides and instead of putting the Brads in the holes I put Sparkles! I thought that would dress it up a bit. The ink is Daisy White Pigment ink so it shows up on the dark purple paper really well. (The purple is a special milled paper with sparkles mixed into the paper.) The Garden Green cardstock in the background I embossed with my Cuttlebug.The stamps are from our Love Always set with Pansy Purple ink. I added another Sparkle to the swirl on the inside. I think she'll like it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Thank You Cards

My sister-in-law is part of a Garden Society and when they get donations she likes to send them a thank you card that has a flower/garden theme. So I knew that I would see her this weekend so I made 4 cards for her (I thought of it on Saturday night, otherwise I would have made more.)

First card is flowers from the June Word Puzzle Stamp set. I stamped the stems in Citrus Leaf ink and the flowers are Hollyhock ink. I took a Baby Pink marker and colored in the flowers. I matted the flowers onto Hollyhock cardstock and used Hollyhock Ribbon. The thanks came from a new set that is coming out in the May catalog! It's from a Stamp Of The Month Set called Tender Tags.

This little birdie set is great. I used Twilight ink for the bird, Citrus Leaf for the wing and a foam square to attach the wing. I used our Love Story Rub-Ons for the branch. The thank you is from Kanji Phrases stamp set. Vineyard Berry cardstock and ink and the Creative Basics Paper Pack for the B&T and ribbon.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

We did something new this year. We decorated a tree with Easter Eggs - ok, for the rest of the world that's old hat - but for me and my 3 year old, it was the neatest thing since sliced bread. She help me hot glue ribbon to the eggs and then we hung them on the tree before Daddy got home so he could be surprised.
Our neighbor told my daughter that he wanted a tree just like ours! She's pretty proud of her decorating!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Baby Feet

Saw this layout in our Originals Book and scraplifted. Loved the colors and technique. I scored the card and then using a Pixie I chalked the score lines. I tore the center piece of paper and chalked that as well. Here is a close up of the chalking. I used our Pretty Pins - there are two different ones - I altered one (pulled off the pink and left the white top) so that it's more neutral. (I didn't think it would work, but a good tug and the pink came loose! I added a piece of ribbon and put it into the Sunny Yellow Cardstock. I stamped the feet with Dutch Blue.





Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Oh, I'm in trouble again....

The new idea book is coming out in May, but I get a copy and sneak peek in April! I've seen what's coming out in the near future and I'm gonna go broke!!

B is for Boy

Another Originals Book scraplifted idea! Loved how this looks. It's a 6x6 card with a "B" Dementional Element letter. The B is white so to make it fit better with the colors I'm using I sponged Chocolate ink on it and then took the sponge and ran it down the edges to deifine them. I stamped the words in Chocolate as well as the edges of the Colonial White cardstock piece in the middle and the Garden Green pieces. I sanded the Garden Green pieces first to give it a distressed look. I added a green safety pin to the Chocolate Poka Dot Ribbon. The stripe paper is from Caprice Paper Kit.

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