Wednesday, November 27, 2013

simple thank you

I made this for a friends of mine whom I visited a few days back. I noticed she had a bike like this as a home decoration so I took the opportunity to make a card.

The bottom I first punched a Martha Stewart heart border punch on the white card stock.
Next I cut out the blue Spellbinders scallop octagon and ran that through the fancy swirl Cuttle Bug embossing folder.

Next I had a few of these bikes already cut in black cardstock (see the first card I made with it) so I glued it to the card and added some flat back SU pearls to the bike.
Closed out the design of the card with a little sentiment from SU Teeny Tiny wishes.

Tree Ornaments

I made these on Saturday and just getting around to posting to my blog.
Using a corrugated piece of card board, I adhered vintage music sheet to it with a glue stick. Ran pieces through the Big Shot using Vintage Tree Sizzix die (very old).

Inked the edges, added a denim star left off from a pair of jeans some I added a button, others I added a fabric red heart. Both dies are also from Sizzix.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sending Love

This sweet card was sent to my friend in FL. The embossing is a CB folder, the stamped image is from SU as well as the sentiment and label (raised on foam).
The butterflies were punches from shiny glistened paper. Rhinestones for bling, got to have bling!

The sheer ribbon is tied onto the first two layers for a gentle touch. Enjoyed making this quick card from a swap.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Warm Wishes one layer card

I created these cards late last night by just die cutting the Sizzix tree and cutting a piece of card board into the wave of "snow".
By first sponging the snow (blue ink) and masking the tree I was able to create the two layers of snow. Then removing the tree cut out and the snow mounds I put the negative tree cut out over the space and proceeded to sponge in the green and brown to make the tree.

The sentiment is one of those dollar bin wooden mount stamps at Michael's I had in my stash and it stamped beautifully clear!
I added glitter glue to the side of the tree and the snow layers and then accented the two cards one with SU flat back pearls and the other with rhinestones.

Inside of the card I sponged another layer of "snow" with the cardboard mask and blue inked sponge.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Formal Snowflake Christmas Card

I created these layers snowflakes using various snowflake dies, and wanted a different effect by mounting them on black card stock.

I'm calling it a "formal Christmas" (Ha ha)

I added one of those flat dot from Stampin' Up due to the layers in the snowflake as well as the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. To keep with the formal theme, I used the retied SU ticket corner punch. I'm so glad I have one of these punches just for a little accent.

Monday, November 18, 2013


I created two of these cards tonight by using the Always Thankful stamp set from Stampin' Up.
I double stamped the image using a brown and then a black ink pad.
I added a glitter gel pen to add glistening highlights. I was fortunate that the light picked it up in the photograph.

The sentiment is raised on foam squares and I used the little flat candy dots from SU as well.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Aperture Christmas Tree Card

I created this aperture card using the framelit die from SU. I die cut it from the old olive card stock to allow for the tree stamp (From Christmas Lodge) to show through.

The tree has 5 little rhinestones on it however the camera did not pick them up due to it being evening here.
The sentiment is cut and raised and accented with the rhinestones.

Simple but elegant. I am well on my way at completing the cards I need to mail on December first!

Trellis layered card

I created this sleek Thank you Card for my daughter to give to a friend.
To create the element, I die cut the trellis from a Sizzix (SU) die in white. Then to create the frame, I used two of the middle to largest dies from Spellbinders scallop octagon.
I adhered the two together and only had to cut a little off the trellis die piece.

Then proceeded to cut the Provo Craft scrapbook paper to match the outer size scallop octagon.
Mounted it on black card base using foam squares.
The sentiment and punches are from Stampin Up.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Snowflake Christmas Card using the negative as background

I cut a 3 ½ x 4 ¾ piece of card stock and using Pacific Point SU ink and a sponge went around the snowflake cut out to give the effect of falling snow.

I then used that snowflake as a center accent raised on foam tape.
The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up which I also inked around the edges and raised on a foam square.
I plan on making several of these to send out this year.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sympathy Card

Using the QuicKutz die, it was fun to use the SU double sided paper to make the butterfly three dimensional.
My MIL called us last night and informed that an aunt had passed. I created this sympathy card to send, using the SU embossing leaves folder I just got on clearance.  The sentiment is also from SU.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Vintage birthday card

I made this for a friend of mine who turns 50 today.
I fell in love with this Memory Box die and couldn't wait to make a card with it.
I CASE this card off of Google Image and used SU patterned paper.
The center banner is 1 1/4" wide and the centerpiece is raised on foam tape.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is inside (I didn't take that picture)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Card Swap October Monochrome Celebrate card

Here is a simple but sweet card we made last month at a swap.
Love the purple!!!! and the butterfly is also my favorite die embosslit from Stampin' Up.
Cuts about 6 little butterflies and embosses them too with different patterns.

The middle butterfly is double layers and all have flat back pearls as accents

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Swap birthday card

I participated in a swap with a few ladies at our monthly card group, last month and this is the card I created using Stampin' Up products. The border punch is from Martha Stewart.

Sorry for the blurry pic, but you can get the gist of it :) I hope.

I rounded the bottom of the card for a different element and added glitter glue to the cherries.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tri Panel Swing card

My daughter's birthday was Sunday and I created this card using the new Sizzix Stampin' Up swing die.

It took quite a while to make... as it was my first one - lots of cutting and matting. She enjoyed it!

 All items used is from SU.