Monday, May 22, 2017

Graduation! Card

My son asked if I had a card already created as he was going to a graduation party.

Luckily I had the base card made and just added the sentiments to the front and inside.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mother's Day window card

I had bought this die quite some time ago and had been meaning to use it.

I had a different layout in mind but was short on time as I wanted to get it in the mail this past Tuesday.
I found a scrap of double sided floral paper just the right size as the base.
Die cut the window in white cardstock.
Added paper flowers to match some of the flowers in the cs.

Decorated the inside for my written sentiment.
The birdcage ornament peeking in the pic is one I sent along with the card. (See previous post)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Birdcage ornaments or package ties

I made 8 of these to give away and sell in the store. Quite fun to make.

I started out with gluing cardstock to cardboard

Ran it the the Big Shot with the Tim Holtz birdcage die (they cut through cardboard wonderfully)

I then took some white paint and brushed it over the cardstock to dim down the colors

Hot glued some paper flowers

Sprinkled some glitter and tied on a hanging string.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Set of quick birthday cards

I love sending birthday cards so last night I created set of 3 cards.

I used these little flag/ banners as accents, I have them raised on square foam on shimmery card stock.
Drew lines with my scoring tool
Die cut and glued down the birthday sentiment from SU

All set for when I need a quick card.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Birthday Thank You cards


I was treated to a fabulous dinner and a fresh bakery treat by my daughter and her boyfriend. Also  received these beautiful flowers from a friend for my birthday.

I promptly made these cards to mail today.

Inside each card has a die cut Thank You in corresponding colors. (One version shown below)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Birthday Aperture swirl vine accents

Wanted to make a vine like card for my sister's birthday this week.
I cut an aperture with my Circle Scissors and embossed the front of the card.
With a Quikutz thinlets die I die cut random swirls and glued them in place to act as vines for the butterflies.

Inside I layered some very old patterned paper and included one more butterfly and the Tim Holtz happy birthday sentiment die set which i have been using all week!
 Another quick birthday card!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wide flower laced top birthday card

My son mentioned tonight he was off to a celebratory birthday dinner to his best friend's girl friend.
I couldn't resist giving a card for him to give to Candi.

Base card black, I used a wide flower border punch from MS to accent the top of the card.
Added a scrap piece of card stock from my stash (love the paper!), added 3 butterflies and little pearls (black, white, pink).

Inside I wanted another butterfly however I made it pop up inside. Not sure you can see it.


Sentiment from SU.


Center pop out birthday card

Made this quick card for Judy at work, her birthday was on the 13th, but I didn't see her till today
The base of the card is 4 1/4" x 11 scored at 2 and 3 1/4" on both ends.
 
I added a couple patterned paper to the outside panels.

The lace oval is from a Spellbinders die that I forgot I bought and tried it out. The die cut nicely however used wax paper and ran through twice to make sure everything cut and released.

Sentiment from Tim Holtz. Nice quick card. Think I'll use this unique fold again :)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Cheers beer mug birthday card

John's birthday is today so I created this earlier in the week and mailed it on Tuesday. Post office should be able to get this there in 3 days considering its 25 miles away.
Any ways created the mug with a 3 x 4 paper
The sides of the mug are 3 1" x 4" pieces that I've corner rounded.
Used Cuttlebug bubbles embossing folder to be the beer.
Tim Holtz sentiment 
The foam of beer at the top are 2 different circles inked.
 All in all, petty cute card.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sympathy

Created this card for my BIL whose mother just passed.

Used Swiss dot embossing folder on the base card
Used doily die as a center accent
Used my brand new wild flower thinlits Sizzix dies / Tim Holtz
Used Spellbinders fancy frames dies
Lastly SU Sentiment