Monday, April 25, 2011

Paper Lace Mother's Day Card

I created these cards for the Peachy Keen Challenge #50 and as I needed to make my Mother's Day cards, I made sure they would fit the theme.  Hope you enjoy them.  Both cards are A2 size.  The sentiment stamp is a single stamp from SU called Mother of Mine and is only available until April 30.  The felt flowers, flower brad and paper are also from SU.  I used my EK Success daisy border punch.  The scalloped flower and shadow is cut from Paperlace at 3.8"  (as I used my Gypsy) and can be found on page 35 of the handbook.  I then layered the scallop circle punch (SU) and cut a flower from the same DSP paper as the base flower and popped it up with a dimensional.

To add some bling (and also to meet the the metallic twist of the challenge), I added silver metallic stickles in the center of each daisy.  I think it dresses it up nicely, although the photo doesn't do it justice.

 I needed more than one card and decided to alter the design just a bit for the second card.  For this card I used flower8 on page 37 of the handbook and cut it at 2.25".  Again I used a SU brad in the center of both flowers.  Both cards are edged with the Martha Stewart double loop border bunch and I placed coordinating DSP inside along the bottom of the card so it would show through for some added decoration and make the double loops pop.

 Again, I used stickles in the center of each flower, this time metallic gold as the silver just didn't seem to show up well.  Hope you find some inspiration for your Mother's Day cards.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Paper Lace Flower appreciation card

Today I have an appreciation card I made from the Paper Lace cartridge.  Again I used my Gypsy to weld to two base shadows from page 25 of the handbook together to make the card.  I flipped the second image from left to right.  These images were cut at 3.80" out of SU Pacific Point cardstock.  I then cut the flower2 feature out of Daffodil Delight.  Next I used the butterfly from page 35 of the handbook and cut the Lace2 and Lace2 Shadow features at 1.40".  I used a discontinued DSP paper for the Lace 2 feature.  I popped the butterfly up in the center of the card using dimensionals.  The outside sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes by SU.  .

I used stickles at the center point of each scallop for a little bit of bling and on the outer edge of the butterfly for a little bling.  Here is a closeup of the butterfly.

For the inside of the card I cut two base shadows from page 25 at 3.20" and stamped the sentiment from Emma's So Grateful For You set.  You can find the link here.  I used core'dinations pearl cardstock and pacific point ink to stamp the sentiment and ink the edges.  I like to put a lighter colored cardstock inside when making cards that will be signed by several individuals as this card will be.

 Here is a snapshot of the back of the card.  I like to do this will all my cards.  This stamp is from a Pink By Design set called Handmade By You.  You can find the link here.  Hope you enjoy and find inspiration to create something today.

Baseball Mitt Appreciation Card

Here is a quick card I made for Administrative Professional's Day for our male secretary.  He is very much into baseball so the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge inspired me to make this card.  I welded two shadow baseball mitts cut at 4.15" one on top of the other so the card opens from the bottom of the mitt.  These can be found on page 29 of the handbook.  I flipped the top mitt upside down prior to welding on my Gypsy.  I then cut the card base in black.  Next I cut the base of the mitt from color core-dinations pearlized cardstock in red.  Next I cut the shift base of the mitt in SU creamy caramel cardstock and ran it through my texture boutique with my square lattice folder for a little dimension.  Layer was cut from close to cocoa cardstock.  Next I went to the shift base of the bat and ball featured on page 39 of the handbook.  I cut the ball base at 4" so it would fit nicely into the mitt out of the same red cardstock as the mitt.  Next I cut the layer feature for the ball out of very vanilla cardstock and inked the edges with SU crumbcake ink.  Layered the two cuts together and popped them on top of the mitt with some dimensionals.  The outside sentiment is from SUs Teeny Tiny Wishes.  For the inside I cut another card using vanilla cardstock.  I cut the card apart at the weld so that when placed into the card and the card was closed, it will all lay nicely.  I then stamped the inside sentiment in Night of Navy ink with one of Emma's stamps from My Creative Time So grateful for you.  You can find the link here.  Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dreams Do Come True

Here is an 8x8 two-page layout I created for my granddaughter's Disneyland scrapbook.  Before we left, I cut out character images to use as autograph embellishments for my pages.  I used the charm feature for these two and then cut the shadow in black.  I then inked the edges to make them stand out a bit more.  It was a lot of work beforehand, but I love the results.

 Here is a closeup of the autograph charm. 

Here is a look at the Snow White autograph charm.

Hope you enjoy it!  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Treat Pocket

Here is a little pocket card that will fit an oatmeal packet, cocoa packet or something of at size for a little treat for someone special.  I used the cuttlebug swirls embossing folder, decorative label and owl punches from Stampin' Up.  The pocket is made using a piece of paper cut at 12 x 5 and scored at 4 and 8 inches.  Make a mark down 2" on each end.  Then draw a diagonal line from the top of the paper down to the mark beginning at the closest score line.  Trim off the corners.  Apply adhesive along far lower right corner L shape. Fold left panel over.  Apply adhesive to left edge of front panel and fold over to create the pocket.  Cut another piece of paper 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"  Mark down 2" on the right side of the 4 1/2" length and trim the top edge off.  Apply to front of pocket.  Embellish as desired.  Insert treat packet.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tote-ally Tess Birthday Card

 Today I have a cricutless card.  I know, it's so hard to believe, I didn't use the cricut for any part of this card.  This is a standard A2 card size.  The girl and card stamps are from Tote-ally Tess stamp set by SU.   The cupcake is from itty bitty bits stamp set, also from SU.  The card is pink piroutte with pear pizzaz background embossed with the Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder.  I sponged garden green ink across the top of the swirls and inked the edges.  Sentiment tag is punched from the decorative label punch from SU.  Make a wish and Girlfriend are from My Pink Stamper Family and Friends stamped in cherry cobbler ink on Pretty in Pink DSP by SU.  The birthday border is from My Creative Time stamped on Traditions Citrus pack paper and embossed in white.

I added some glazed dimensionals on the frosting of the cupcake just to make it stand out a bit more.  Thanks for looking!