May 25, 2009

May Blog Hop

Our challenge this month is to incorporate the color yellow into our project. This color is to remind us of the warm summer weather that is ahead of us. So here is the project I created.

First I used a white cardstock base and matted Bitty Dots Basics in lemon tart with a piece of summer sunrise. I decided to add a bit of interest by using my scalloped scissors at the bottom. Where the two are attached, I ran in through my sewing machine using a zigzag stitch. Before attaching it to my card base I stamped the bottom, right above the scallop, with an image from Simply Stationery using versamark ink.

For my focal image, I ran a piece of white cardstock through my Cuttlebug using a long straight nestabilities and matted that onto a piece of spring moss that I cut from the long scalloped nestabilities. The flowers are from Everyday Classics and the stem and leaves are from Garden of Life. I stamped the flowers in summer sunrise and cut them out. I used a stardust clear gelly roll pen to add a little sparkle. Foam pop ups were used to adhered the flowers. I decided this was going to be a get well card and used the sentiment for Mega Mixed Messages. For a final touch I added some yellow pearls.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has created using this happy color. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Blog Hopping.

Stamps: Everyday Classics, Garden of Life, Mega Mixed Messages, Simply Stationery
Ink: true black, summer sunrise, spring moss
Paper: stampers select white, summer sunrise, bitty dots lemon tart, spring moss
Other: scalloped scissors, sewing machine, foam pop ups, pearls

May 17, 2009

Congrats to the Grad

A friend of mine needed a red and white graduation card and asked if I would make it for her. So this is what I came up with.

The background embossed paper is from Lasting Impressions that I adhered to a white cardstock base. I used the Nestabilities Label Two to die cut the red and white cardstock. The stars are from the Everyday Classics stamp set (love it) and the sentiment is from the Mega Mixed Messages set. I cut out the small star and added some Stardust Stickles to add a little sparkle and adhered it with a foam pop up.

Stamps: Everyday Classics, Mego Mixed Messages
Ink: pure poppy, true black
Paper: Lasting Impressions embossed paper, stampers select white, Bazzill Basics red
Other: Labels Two die, Stardust Stickles.
Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

May 14, 2009

Thanks so much

Well it's been awhile since I've posted. Sometimes life just gets in the way. I have a little thank you card to share with you this evening.

For this project I used a flower from the Green Thumb stamp set for the main image and for the background I used the Background Basics Retro set. I decided to use spring moss, hibiscus burst, spring rain and summer sunrise colors in the flower image, cardstock and ribbon. The background is stamped with spring moss on spring moss cardstock and I rounded off the two corners to breakup all the squareness (is that a word?) of the piece. I matted the white cardstock with hibiscus burst and summer sunrise. The tag is from Cuttlebug's tiny tag die cut set and the sentiment is from the Mixed Messages set. I also added some Starburst Stickles to the center of each flower.
I hope you enjoyed my project and thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Green Thumb, Background Basics Retro, Mixed Messages
Ink: spring moss, hibiscus burst, spring rain, summer sunrise
Paper: spring moss, hibiscus burst, spring rain, summer sunrise, white
Other: corner rounder, spring rain twill ribbon, Cuttlebug tag die, Stickles

May 3, 2009

Mother's Day Flower Pots

These little flower pot cards are for my mother and sisters for Mother's Day. I got this idea from SCS "try a new techique". The tutorial for this techique can be found Here.

I alway try to make a unique card to send to my mother and sisters for Mother's Day and when I saw this I knew it was the one.

For this one I used kraft cardstock already embossed from Lasting Impressions for the base and dark chocolate for the top rim where I heat embossed a flourish with some clear embossing powder. I used rub-ons for the Happy Mother's Day for all the cards which I found a few years ago at Big Lots. All the flowers I used were purchased at Target a while back. I used the smaller version of these flowers on cards but these large ones I just thought were way to big to go on a card until now. I am some happy to finally find a use for them since I don't scrapbook.

For these next two cards I used the same embossed kraft cardstock for the rim and versamark ink to add the leaves from the Wedding Day set to the pot. I just pulled off some leaves from a punch of silk flowers to add to the back of the flowers.

I hope my mother and sisters enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Stamps: Wedding Day, Autumn Leaves Swirls
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Lasting Impressions embossed kraft carstock, spring moss, dark chocolate, aqua mist
Other: Making Memories rub-ons, flowers and leaves from stash, pearls, scalloped scissors

May 2, 2009

Gotta love shoes

My one sister loves shoes, she is always buying shoes. The thing that bums me out is that her feet are bigger than mine, so I can't even borrow them. So I finally ordered the Green Thumb stamp set for several reasons. The first is the set is just too cute, I don't know why I waited so long to order it. Second was when I saw the saying I used one this card, I thought of my sister. Third, this same sister and her husband call their little girl (my niece) "Sweet Pea". So it was meant for me to have.

I had this shoe in my stash and I created the card around it. If you can tell there is alittle pink in the shoe that goes well with the hibiscus burst and I thought the damask went well with the rest of the shoe. I'm going to send this off to my sis just to let her know I'm thinking of her.

Stamps: Damask Designs, Green Thumb
Ink: True Black, Hibiscus Burst
Paper: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Vintage Cream
Other: Shoe from K & Company, scallopped scissors, true black twill ribbon, pearls
Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

May 1, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday

My nephew will be celebrating his 5th birthday in May and I needed to make a special card for him. Betsy Veldman made a great card featuring the PTI 2nd anniversary set and I just fell in love with it and knew I needed to make something similar.

It is always a challange for me to make male cards, let alone a childs card. I found this colorful paper by Bo-Bunny Press in my stash and thought this would make a great background for my card. I just started pulling out colors from the paper by using summer sunrise, pure poppy, spring rain and bitty dots in ripe avocado. The stars are from the 2nd anniversary set and sentiment is from birthday basics. I just added some zigzag stitching, ribbon, buttons and jewels to jazz it up alittle.

Stamps: PTI 2nd anniversary set, birthday basics
Ink: pure poppy, spring rain, summer sunrise, true black
Paper: stampers select, ripe avocado bitty dots, spring rain, summer sunrise, pure poppy, Bo-Bunny Press
Other: zigzag stitching, jewels, buttons, hemp, summer sunrise, spring rain and pure poppy twill ribbon, scallopped scissors
Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"