Wednesday, 20 November 2013
I made this group of 5 birthday cards using Stampin' Up Field Flower stamp set with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Up ink for the flowers and Old Olive for the stems. The bases are from Recollections yellow card stock. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Love Label stamp and punch set. Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie ink was used for the sentiment pieces.
This is a sympathy card I made last night. It is made big enough for a group of people to sign.
For materials, I used the following:
Recollections brown card stock for base
Recollections ivory color shimmer paper for picture and label.
Stampin' Up Whisper White card stock for mat
Stampin' Up Hostess Simply Sketched stamps
Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie ink for the top part of the picture
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen for bottom of the picture
Celebrate It Ribbon from Michael's.
Friday, 1 November 2013
This is a waterfall card for a 50th Anniversary. The squares each have decades from 10 to 40 and the long piece says "Golden Anniversary" with two small gold hearts at the end. I loved doing this for friends of ours who are celebrating 50 years of marriage tomorrow! It was so much fun to design and put together for them! The card base is brown paper from Recollections, The lighter paper is champagne color shimmer paper from Recollections embossed with Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder. The brown 3/4" x 4" piece is adhered with heart shaped brads. Inside the card are two embossed gold hearts on the bottom left side.
This card was made for a young boy. I'm sorry the top edge was cut off in the picture. I sponged it with blue ink for sky and antique linen distress ink for the bottom half. There is a piece of gray card stock for the road with a bicycle paper clip. The sun was stamped with Daffodil Delight ink (Stampin' Up) on yellow card stock. The picture was adhered to a rust color card stock (Recollections).
Thursday, 10 October 2013
This is a fall birthday card using fall colored paper from Recollections. An acorn stamp and a maple leaf stamp were used for the background stamping. I used Craftsmart Chocolate brown ink for the acorn and Tim Holtze Antique linen distress ink for the leaf. For the band I used versamark ink and clear embossing powder with the acorn stamp. I used the same for the Happy Birthday stamp on the top piece. The Happy Birthday stamp is a retired Stampin' Up stamp.
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
This is a gift card holder I made for a friend. It is a 5" square. The layers are as follows::
White squares are 43/4", 41/4" and 33/4".
The orange squares are 5", 41/2" and 4".
For the front piece, I stamped the image and sentiment on tissue paper, scrunched the tissue paper and then glued it to the smallest white piece. I then added a green monarch butterfly. I want to thank Brandy Cox for sharing this tissue paper technique. The other two white squares are embossed with the Cuttlebug swirl embossing folder. The large square base is 5" x 12" and scored at 5" and 10". There are 2 white 43/4" pieces inside. Each stamped with a coordinating stamp. The pocket for the gift card is adhered to the inside with 1/8" wide score tape. Have fun making one. This size fits a Superstore gift card with the sleeve attached to it.
Here is a birthday card using the following materials:
Stampin' Up Pumkin Pie classic stampin pad
Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight classic stampin pad
Stampin' Up Field Flowers Clear stamp set
Stampin' Up Love Label Clear stamp set
Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie card stock
Recollections White cardstock
Thursday, 29 August 2013
Here is another sympathy card I put together on Tuesday night. It was fun putting it together although sympathy cards are not my favorite type of card to do. The mat is embossed with the D'vine swirl folder and the green band is embossed with the honeycomb border folder. The sentiment is heat embossed and punched with the word punch and matted onto a piece punched with the modern label punch. Both of these are Stampin' Up products. The paper is Recollections paper from Michael's.
The ladies asked for a masculine birthday card idea so this is what I shared with them using the brick embossing folder and the Happy Birthday stamp from Stampin' Up alphabet soup stamp set. I also used brads which resembled screws for the mat. I have fun putting this one together.
Monday, 12 August 2013
This is a wedding card made in the couple's wedding colors, purple, white and mint green. The white front is embossed with the Cuttlebug D'vine swirl embossing folder. The hearts are punched with a Martha Stewart heart punch and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up Occasional Quotes.
Well after a nice week in British Columbia, it is time to update this blog. This is a joy fold card I made for my son and daughter-in-law for their first anniversary. Their wedding colors were used for this card. They liked it so much they asked me to make a card for their friends' wedding, so while they were visiting us in July I sat down and worked on another joy fold card for their friends. I used colors to match the wedding invitation (blue, white and burlap). It was fun. For this card, I used left over paper from their wedding card. The stamps are from Stampin' Up teeny tiny wishes. The sentiment is punched out with the word punch and the mat is from the modern label punch which are both from Stampin' Up. I regret that I do not have a picture of the wedding card.
Saturday, 13 July 2013
Here is a 25th anniversary card. The base is blue and the white panel is embossed with the roses embossing folder. The corners are punched with a Fiskars lace corner punch. The heart and sentiment piece are from the same paper as the base. The number, mini hearts under the number and sentiment are heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Silver mini hearts punched from silver foil card stock used for the sentiment piece. Enjoy!
Several people we know have 50th anniversaries coming up this year so I need to be prepared. The top one is a very simple one. The white panel is embossed with my rose embossing folder and the corners are punched with a new punch I received from my sister recently. I punched 4 mini hearts for the corners and the large heart is heat embossed with the number using white embossing powder. The sentiment was typed on the computer and then punched with a word punch and then glued onto the gold modern label. The white panel on the bottom card is embossed with the floral lattice embossing folder with the bottom edge punched with the scalloped edge punch. The gold band is a 3/4" strip of the gold paper also used for the hearts. I punched 4 hearts which I used in the top card. The sentiment and heart are the same as the top one.
Friday, 12 July 2013
These are some gift card holders to fit a gift card from Superstore with the cardboard that it comes in. The holders are 5" square. I used a 5"x 11" piece for one of them and 5" x 10" piece for the other two. The front panel is a vegetable pack I had bought some time ago. A strip of this vegetable paper is also used inside. The holder made with a 5" x 11" piece has a 1" pocket adhered inside of the front. The other two have a green panel with an opening for the gift card made with a word punch from Stampin' Up. I like those better because they are not as bulky.
Here is a birthday card I made for a friend of mine. I used the birthday embossing folder and some pieces I had for the top. My sister gave me a punch which I used for the bottom corners of the pink piece. The butterfly was an extra one from the birthday favors shown earlier.
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Monday, 8 July 2013
Here is a sympathy card with both the plant and sentiment stamped and heat embossed. Nice and easy for multiple cards.
Materials used: Recollections beige and coral card stock, orchid and sentiment stamp by Stampendous.
Card base: 41/4" x 81/2" (scored at 41/4 " ). The base could also be cut 41/4" x 11" and scored at 51/2".
Mat: 4" x 51/4". Sentiment strip is 1" (adjust according to stamp being used) x 4". I used versamark ink and clear embossing powder for both the orchid and the sentiment.
This card can modified for any occasion. Enjoy!
Just wanted to share this idea for gift card holders to accommodate the extra packaging some cards are sold in. These holders are 5" x 5". The pieces for these are 5" x 10" with a piece 2" x 5" to use as a pocket and
to coordinate with the front panel. These could also be used as a holder for a compact disc without the plastic case. Have fun making them! Each of these gift card holders is made with a different embossing folder and paper.
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Monday, 1 July 2013
These are favors my sister and I made for our mother's 90th birthday yesterday. The triangle boxes were for her children and grandchildren and the spinner cards in the front of the picture were for the great-grandchildren. It was a great day with perfect weather!
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Good morning! Now that grad is over, I will share these cards that I made for my son's friends at their graduation yesterday. The swirl background was for the girls and the dots for the boys. These cards were made in their school colors but can be done in any color combination.
Friday, 21 June 2013
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
The top picture is the inside of this joy fold card made into a money holder or could be revised for a gift card. I used this particular one for a tip holder. I was given a gift certificate to Posh Hair Salon for a Mother's Day Gift so instead of just giving the hair dresser cash I presented it in this holder. She loved it!
It is amazing how a simple card like this can bring so much joy. The measurements are a piece 41/4" x 81/2" scored at 51/2". The smaller piece is 3"x 8" scored at 4". The mats are 1/4" smaller than each of the pieces.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
These are very simple little cards for our preschool students. They are 4" square cards with embossed fronts and a butterfly punched out of different colors and a tag with their name on it. The inside has a little note for them thanking them for a great year of preschool. It is so much fun making special little things like this.
Monday, 10 June 2013
This picture was taken at a craft sale I did last November. The matchbooks for tea are in red box on the right side and the hot chocolate and apple cider matchbooks are in the box on the left. As you can see there are assorted types of Christmas cards - regular fold, joy fold, easel cards and twisted easel cards. The tea and hot chocolate matchbooks were the best sellers at both craft sales.
This is a tea matchbook. My sister shared this idea with me and I have used the matchbook idea for baby shower favors and for Christmas craft sales. People bought them to put in Christmas stockings or to include in a card. For Christmas craft sales last November I made them 4" wide to fit a hot chocolate mix package or hot apple cider mix package. They were also big sellers for gift giving! This particular matchbook was made for a co-worker who was dealing with allergies. It is 3" wide.
This is a gift card holder. I used a 5"x 12" piece of card stock as the base. It is scored at 5" and 10".
Materials used were: Stampin Up modern label punch, Stampin Up word punch, a Recollections music note punch, a dimensional sticker for the treble clef and a robin dimensional sticker. The background paper is from the Recollections "Spice market" package of 12" x 12" card stock. Please be sure to ask any questions you may have.
I apologize for repeating this post so often!