Showing posts with label cardmaking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cardmaking. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sad Card, Happy Card

To everything there is a season and that includes the need to make sympathy cards. Sadly, I’ve had to make several lately, including this one for a colleague whose mom just passed away.
Black Cream Sympathy Card
Gathered up my materials:
Sympathy Card Materials (2)
which included cream cardstock for the card, DCWV flocked damask paper, antique gold cardstock scrap and Recollections Elegance paper scrap. I was going to use my one and only “Sympathy” stamp but then saw this gladioli image at The Graphics Fairy so printed that out along with a sentiment.
Sympathy Card Close Up
Added some cream organza ribbon and plain HW store twine and dotted the centers of the main blooms with an iridescent Stickles.
On a happier note, my BFF’s baby started High School yesterday! We both have college freshmen this year so she’s got a double whammy of “My babies are growing up”. Made the new HS student a more mature but still fun card to commemorate this milestone:
Blue KandCo Card
I picked the blue paper up at Michaels ( 4 for $1 this week!) and then got home and realized that without even trying  it’s who else…KandCo! (Addison Blue Garden Swirls) Natch, I had to use KandCo scrapbook borders ( Abrianna) and a dimensonal sticker for the center from KandCo (Cottage Garden Pink). Ran a scrap through the Cuttlebug and finished with a clear sentiment sticker mounted to a scrap.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

S is for Sweet

I recently changed positions at work and a colleague whom I’ve come to consider a friend over the years but who lives in a different state was thoughtful enough to send me some delicious cookies. Of course this sweet gesture was a reason to make a sweet Thank You card. Can’t nag at my son to be on top of his Thank You cards if I’m not modeling the way right?! Plus I can’t exactly use the excuse of not getting to the store to buy one since I make cards.

Thank You Card
S is also her initial so for the card’s focal point I used the Wall Décor and More cartridge to do a monogram on my Cricut Expression.

I ran a piece of cream cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Textile folder, and mounted that on a green then turquoise panel. Card embellishments are from where else…K and Co. Susan Winget’s SW Botanical Grand Adhesions to be exact, along with a scrapbook border from the Abrianna collection. I used some of the small dimensional stickers to embellish the monogram.
Thank You Card Close Up
Applied the clear “Sweet” sticker to a cream scrap, mounted to a blue scrap and tucked in the corner of the monogram. Off to have a cookie!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I’m Surrounded By Guys

so I don’t often get to “get my girl on”. I was perusing my reading list and saw that Liz over at Liz’s Paper Loft is collecting cards for a sweet little girl named Juliana who is fighting cancer and may have to lose her leg. OK how could I NOT make a card for her?!? Exactly.
I’d gone through my paper stash this weekend and found some papers I’d forgotten about  chose a butterfly print paper from Me&My Big Ideas. I knew I had some butterfly stickers in coordinating colors and needless to say ( hello…EK Success people are you listening?) I had some K&CO self adhesive scrapbook borders.
I made the card from white card stock 5x7 and then cut a panel of the butterfly paper slightly smaller 6.75x4.75.Used a scrap of green polka dot paper trimmed to 4.75 by whatever it was and edged it on either side with one of the scrapbook borders and then went over that with a heart shaped border from the same pack, “Wild Raspberry”.
Put the butterfly stickers on scrap card stock and trimmed around the edges and mounted to pink and white panels. Embellished the antennae with some rhinestones:
and the scraps leftover from the scrapbook borders. It’s just a card, but I hope it brings a little light into Juliana’s young life. If you would like to send a card, the details can be found here at LIz’s place.
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Three To-Dos In One!

I wanted to make something for a themed link party on Sunday over at the blog For The Love of Life. I needed to make birthday cards for an aunt and cousin whose birthdays are coming up. I was in the mood to play with my PrintshopDeluxe and make a printable (OK that’s seriously becoming an addiction…another one).
SO….I made a printable in the theme of the blog party that I could also resize and print small enough to use as a focal on my cards! Three-fer! Even though I made the printable first, we’ll start w/ the cards.
The stash o stuff to use in the cards which includes K&CO adhesive scrapbook borders ( I have a problem…I admit it and they should just call me and tell me I’m their permanent product tester…just sayin) .
The images I resized from my printables and added some effects / colors to the borders.
Card number one using a scrapbook paper with a sponged pattern, a dark olive scrap and K&Co’s “Poppy Seed” border collection. Close-up of the focal part of the card:
Card number two using the dark olive scrapbook paper, K&Co’s “Flora and Fauna Swirl” pack. Focal part of card:
Had to use some of my hoard stash of blingy rhinestones!
And…if you’d like the printables….they’re yours! I’d love a follow if you download and if you use, would love love love to see how! Click to bring to full size, right click to download / save image as.
Butterfly Printable OliveButterfly Printable Green
Can you guess the theme of Sunday’s Link Party?
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Quick Cards

"Oh mom, do you think you could make me a couple of Thank You cards?"
"Sure. When do you need them?"

You know the answer was tomorrow right? Just kidding...I mean the answer really was tomorrow but when you have a mom who makes cards it's really not that big of a deal. It's also OK if your child thinks it is :)

So he needed these for school which meant the school colors which I don't love. Red and yellow. Fine on their own and with other things. Hate them together. Sorry. I won't actually make him choose a college based on colors I like but the thought did occur to me.

Stamp: INKADINKADO...Paper: red cardstock and DCWV "Indian Summer" Stack
Another time sensitive card...a condolence card...but more my style:
DCWV "Natural" Stack; Floral paper, Magenta Silver Peel Offs, Chipboard Embellished w/ clear sentiment sticker

Friday, October 8, 2010

Box o Cards

OK Blogger about drove me to dive head first into a vat of hot fudge but it appears to be cooperating now. Hot fudge is still an option though.

Here's something I did for a craft fair. Started off thinking I would make packages of notecards (4.5x5.5). then decided to use the scraps on tags, then decided hmmm maybe I'll make a coordinated set. I do things backwards so I'll show the evolution of this backwards too. And the last shall be first:
I love my Mom who gives me craft supplies as presents
I painted the whole thing in taupey/tan acrylic paint and then Mod Podged some scrapbook paper (Paper Pazazz) onto it, finishing it with K&Co scrapbook borders. Sealed the whole thing w/ more MP and then added a vinyl accent piece (one of my $.25 scores from JoAnn's). Finished the box with crumpled paper flowers, a button, and a rhinestone:
Here's what will go inside:
Papers: M&My Big Ideas and K&Co; self adhesive borders K&Co

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