Friday, November 28, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

I made this for a dear friend's father. I heard he enjoyed the homemade aspects of the card.
I embossed the base card using the Tim Holtz French folder
Distressed a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of patterned paper
Stamped the image and sentiment from Stampin Up
Most layers raised on foam squares.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pop Up Box Card

This is my first card of this kind and I wanted to make it for my daughter. She is now a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and starts her job today! So proud of her.

Measurements and directions from from Split Coast Stampers
Start with a 8 ¼" x 9" of card stock
Score at 2 1/8, 4 ¼, 6 3/8, and 8 ½ across the long side
Then score down the short side at 2 ¾ 
Cut this piece down to 6 inches, so what you have left is the box card piece of 6" x 9"
Take the piece you cut off (left over is 2 ¼ x 9") and cut it to 3 1/8". So you have 2 ¼ x 3 1/8" piece and then cut in ½. These two piece will be the inner separators to be able to attach your pop up designs. (In my case it was flowers and the sentiment)
Take the 6 x 9" piece and cut up to the score lines to make a box flaps
Fold down only three flaps so you have a solid back with the tab and it forms an open type box
Take the little separated pieces and glue them inside the box to separate the flower elements.
I made a belly band 2 ½" not shown

Friday, August 1, 2014

Framed bird card set

Here is a set of 4 card set, using a framed embossing folder and the Stampin' Up bird punch and branch set. The sentiments are also from various SU sets.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sponging ideas on cards

I often forget this simple but striking effect especially for single layer cards.

Ink and sentiments from Stampin' Up!
Below cards are masked with torn paper to reveal only the center sections. Sponging various colors in the center. Remove the masks and stamp the sentiment and the image

Monday, July 28, 2014

Split embossed background formal birthday card

I saw this card on Pinterest and just had to make it.
Looks very formal to me and could even be a shower card with a change in the sentiment. Or better yet, a Mother's Day card.

I used a different embossing folder than the originator whose card I really enjoyed.
Embossing folder from Cuttlebug
Scallop Border punch by Stampin' Up
Sentiment and butterfly also SU!
The leave and branch sprig is from Sizzix.

Masculine Birthday Card

I wanted to keep with the beach theme for this birthday card due to a summertime birthday and keep it masculine. This is my current fav stamp set by Stampin up.

Cut a 3 1/2 inch piece of white cardstock and masked off the bottom 2/3rds and sponged the top with a light blue ink, then switch the mask so I could sponge in the water.
Adding a little brown and green to the final lower 3rd allowed me to stamp the birds in the water and the sea grass as well.
Sentiment is raised on foam squares.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Best Wishes

I played off the fancy sentiment to come up with this card.
Sentiment from Stampin' Up
Border punch (love it!) from Martha Stewart
Pearls from SU
Misc ribbon

Thinking of you

Excuse the angle of the picture, was trying to get the embossing of the birds on a wire to show up.
First time using it and it is a striking embossing border folder.

Sentiment from Stampin Up

It's Your Day

Simple black and white card
Black card stock border punch from SU
Embossing Swiss Dot from Cuttlebug
Stamp image from SU as well as the sentiment