Thursday, June 26, 2008

School's Finished

As a thank you gift to my son's teachers I made a little bag of cards & added his picture to a potted violet. To the left is the photo of the two together. The little bag contained a thank you card & three blank cards.

The apple card & bag were taken from here:

This was the little photo I stuck into the potted plant. I saw the saying on splitcoast & made my own. Using Tombow MultiAdhesive I adhered the green apple paper from Summer Picnic to a chipboard star. Then I glued on the picture and trimmed it to match the star. Next I sanded the edges of the star. Using the Crop-a-dile I punched two holes & added two Always Artichoke brads. I used the computer to create the circular text "Thanks for helping me grow!" and printed it on White & Artichoke paper. I punched them out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and the 3/4" circle punch and adhered it to the star. Finally, I taped the star to a pencil.

And last but not least, I made three blank cards. The orange one from two posts ago was one & these were the other two.

This card was inspired by:


Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White - paper; Old Olive - ink; Fresh Cuts - stamp set; Spiral Punch, Styled Silver HodgePodge Hardware, Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, Fairytale Ribbon Originals - accessories;

And finally, one of my favorite colour combos... Black & River Rock. This is a really quick & easy card! Just stamp, cut & stick!!


Basic Black, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossom DSP - paper; River Rock, Basic Black - ink; Hearfelt Thanks, Wonderful Words - stamp sets; 1 3/8" square punch - accessories;

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Another Birthday!

Today's my husband's birthday. Here's my card for him :) I have a picture of our new puppy sleeping in his hiking boots, so this image was perfect!
Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper - paper; Chocolate Chip, Black StazOn - ink; Circle of Friendship, For Father - stamp sets; gold brads, 1/2" circle punch, 1 " circle punch, label punch, piercing template, hemp, aqua painter, reinkers (various colors) - accessories;
This card turned out really cool. I got the idea of piercing stripes on the card base from the stitching of the boots. The Close to Cocoa paper was misted slightly with water and then crumpled a lot. After I'd smoothed it out, I lightly ran my Close to Cocoa ink pad over it to highlight the wrinkles. The half inch circles behind the brads was taken from some of Beate's cards. I totally love the stuff she makes!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Theme & Variations

For all you classical music people, you'll get my title :) Here's some more cards made with the new Fresh Cut stamp set.


Fresh Cut Notes, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke - paper; Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke - ink; Fresh Cut, En Francais - stamp set; 5-petal flower punch, 1/4" circle punch, clear embossing powder, Earth Elements brad, Hodgepodge Hardware, Sm Oval punch - accessories;

Not positive about this card but it's interesting :)


Fresh Cut Notes, Pumpkin Pie - paper; Pumpkin Pie - ink; Fresh Cut, Define Your Life - stamp sets; Flower Fusion, Clear Rhinestone brad - accessories;

This is basically a fancier version of the cards in the last post. I really like this one!

Friday, June 20, 2008

I've been lazy!

I see it's been three weeks since I posted any card here! My apologies! I have a couple cards to show you today...
This card was CASE'd from:

My only changes were the ribbon. I really like this colour combo. I used it with Heartfelt Thanks on my Mom's birthday card too.


Basic Black, River Rock, Whipser White, Ginger Blossom DSP - paper; River Rock, Basic Black, Versa Mark - ink; Happy Harmony (SAB), Circle of Friendship - stamp set; Non-SU black polka dot ribbon, scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, Build-a-brad, black brads, black Embossing powder - accessories;

And this next photo is made from the new Fresh Cut Notes. These cards are soo cool! I really like the felt flowers in the center too. I saw a sample like these on Stamper's Showcase and really liked it!


Fresh Cut Notes, Rose Red, Old Olive - paper; Rose Red, Old Olive - ink; Fresh Cut - stamp set; Flower Fusion, Clear Rhinestone brad - accessories;

Monday, June 2, 2008

My New Nephew

I'm going to have a new nephew in the next few weeks, so I thought I'd try to be ahead of the game. I saw a similar card done by Beate and totally loved it for a baby card.
Here's my take. Ingredients:

Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi Prints DSP - paper; Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Black StazOn - ink; Event Full(discontinued Hostess Set) - stamp set; white gel pen, aqua painter, Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, silver brads, matt pack, Non-SU rub-on, Coluzzle, slit punch, 1/2" circle punch - accessories;

I wasn't sure about the colour combo but I really like how it turned out! After cutting my circles with the Coluzzle, I used the slit punch to make the scallops around the outside. I like the way the two patterns of Wild Wasabi break up the layout but keep the same colour. I think I'll try this again on another card.