Thursday, October 20, 2016

Baby Tri Shutter panel card

 My Pastor's wife gave birth to their 5th child, an adorable boy. He finally went home from the hospital and I took some time finally to create a card for them.
 I had several ideas and different card styles but settled on this Tri shutter panel card technique.
The baby items are from two different companies, one is Elizabeth Craft Designs (pacifier, PJs and bunny) which I had won last month at the Expo, and the other is from Jilli Bean Soup Hampton Art (Bird, cloud, umbrella) also bought from a vendor at The Expo.
The die cut words were cut singly using a QuiKutz die.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Congratulations tri panel shutter card

 I created this for Kehlsey as she passed her nursing exam!
 Using SU butterfly die and Spellbinders swirls I wanted to keep this formal and clean.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Watercolor fall card

I'm still practicing watercolor stamp set, this card I made and sent to Danny as I know he would appreciate an artsy card.
Using Art Impression stamps, the trees were stamped in brown. The rest I free handed in the road and sky.
Since I've made this card a month ago, I have picked up some water color paints at Michael's and will give that a try.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Set of Halloween cards

I made this set of Halloween cards to be opened by the recipients in a staggered event.
I mailed all 4 and put specific dates for tgem to be opened...kind of like a surprise throughout the month of October.
 Embossed with Cuttlebug folder and wanted some fun accents, using my 1" punch, punched out 3 circles.
 Then using Martha Stewart spider web border punch, added them behind a couple of the apertures.

 This second card is an embossing folder from Tim Holtz. I inked a little of the tree and added a spooky fence border punch and added a couple halloween dies that I tucked in.
 This third one is the haunted house embossing folder from Cuttlebug, is added some Googlie eyes and Martha Stewart drippy goo border punch to the top.
 The inside of the 3rd card I stamped a skeleton and added more die cards inside.
 This last card for Joe and Kristen I included $20 for treats. I embossed with a weird funky skeleton embossing folder. Added drippy goo border punch pieces where I added single corresponding alphabet stamps to spell out "open if you dare ". Wrapped in green twine to hold their final treat to be opened next week!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thinking of you copper embossed leaves

Using a clear block I rubbed 3 different colors of SU ink and spritz it with water.
Pressed the ink block on watercolor 140 lb cold press paper.
Took copper embossing powder and sprinkled it on these leaves and heat embossed.
Glued the image to recycle calendar pages as I like the bright red and brown colors.

Sentiment and punches also from SU!
Made 3, mailed 2 to Kelsie as I didn't get to visit this week and the other to her parents.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Congratulations double pop up card

I wanted to do something special for Kehlsey (my friend Louise's daughter) who graduated from nursing school.
 the cover I cut from scrapbook paper called Rosewood.

I edged the sides with a border punch which added to the plain panels.
To make the pop up, I used my trimmer and made two inner cuts from 1 1/4" down from the top edge and each cut is 1" apart and 1"from each side. To make the risers, I scored 1/2".

To make the extra pop up, I cut a 4" strip with 1/2" tabs to be glued to the main pop up. 

I look forward to making more surprise cards.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

50th birthday pop up card

I made this birthday card for my sister as her birthday is next month. I made this somewhat quick card using the new Elizabeth Design Die I won at the Stamp Expo earlier this month. I just got around to using it.
The die set comes with a lot of pieces, well worth it if you happen to pick it up.

This is the cover of the card, I used some scraps I had and they all worked well. The Happy Birthday collage is a very old stamp set. (no name)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Gift card pop up holder

I spent a couple hours tonight making these (8) for an upcoming craft fair.
Starting out with a 4 1/4 x 10" piece of card stock (I can make 2 base card holders from one 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.)
Score on the 10" side at 3"~4"~5"~and 8".
If you valley, mountain then valley fold the 3" 4" and 5" scored areas then glue the sides, take a punch or cut the fold you can insert a gift card.

I punched out some tags (Stampin' Up punch and sentiment)

And tied on Dollar Tree green twine.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nursing wall hanging

I am going to a graduation party on Sunday and this saying was on the invitation.
Using my favorite scrapbook paper by Colorbok called Rosewood I cut this down to 8.5" x 11. Placed it in my printer and using Microsoft Word printed the saying.
The font I used: Algerian
The size: 55

To get this in a standard picture frame I cut it down to 8 x 10.
I hope Kehlsey has a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Girl in field watercolor card

I am continuing to try watercoloring. Since attending the expo I am hoping to get better and understand more of the techniques. This card I made for Kelsie who is in the hospital and wanted to make a non traditional Get Well Card.
I used this old Stampin' Up set (2004) that I just bought for $5.00! called: Summer by the Sea
Here is my new watercolor set I bought at Michaels. I really like how they work even though they are a beginners set. I just need to find my brush set... Any way the paper is a multi media Canson paper; 138 lb. Luckily on Saturday at Michaels this $9.99 pad was on sale (65% off) for under $4.00. perfect timing.