Monday, April 29, 2013

Blue Bird

Once in a while I get a request for a sympathy card.  I have such a struggle with these because I do not want to make them dark and dreary.  I made this card about 3 months or so ago.  I know I saw the idea somewhere but like usual I cannot remember where.  I know I had to make some changes be cause not everyone has the same as everyone else.  To do the top half I stamped the birds (with the blue one colored in with a marker) then I covered it with a cut out piece of scratch paper.  I then stamped the background stamp over top to leave the rest open.  Lots of sponging here!

Stamps: En Francias Background, Serene Silhouettes, Thanks for Caring
Paper: Early Espresso Core, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Wood Grain Impression Folder, Apothecary Accent Framelits, Antique Brads, 7/16" Naturals Ribbon


Friday, April 26, 2013

Birthday Case

As I was browsing through the catalog one day.  I saw something on page 121 that I am sure is a simple card in a folder.  I decided to use that layout (folder and all) and that is where the idea for this card came from.  The card opens like a usual case you are wondering lol

Stamps: Perfect Punches, Serene Silhouettes 
Paper: White Whisper, Island Indigo, Gumball Green
Ink: Island Indigo, Gumball Green
Accessories: Extra Wide Oval Punch, Island Indigo 3/8"Ruffled Ribbon, Big Shot, Fancy Fan Impression Folder, Tasteful Trim Die


Monday, April 22, 2013

Cast your Burdens

Can you tell I am in a simple card making mode  I think the use of the Adorning Accents folder adds so much to a simple card.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Blessings from Heaven 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Primrose Petals
Ink: Primrose Petals
Accessories: Big Shot, 1" Circle Punch, Adorning Accents Impression Folder, Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Windows Frame Collection Framelit, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack


Friday, April 19, 2013

Alien Owls

I saw these little alien guys while browsing a punch art search.  I knew I just had to give them a try.  I saw so many I do not know where they originate from.  If you are the originator or know who the may be please let me know so that I may give credit, they are GREAT!

Stamps: Ciao Baby, Confetti 
Paper: Sahara Sand, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Sahara Sand
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary accents Framelits, Owl Builder Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/8" Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Friendly Hearts

Another quick and easy card.  The hearts are popped up on dimensionals.  I had to cut them in half to get them to fit without showing.

Stamps: En Francias Background, Perfect Punches 
Paper: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Curly Label Punch, Small Heart Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Rhinestones


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my Mother's birthday.  Here is the card that I sent to her.  I had intended on being with her but another storm is on it's way and we could not afford to get stranded.  She said that it arrived with no problems! (Sorry, I grabbed my phone for a quick pic before it headed to the mailbox) The front is embossed

Stamps: Vintage Verses (SAB), Sweets for the Sweet, Curly Cute 
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Glimmer Paper, Retired DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark
Accessories: Toothpicks, Pinwheel Die, Mini Brads, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Cherry Cobbler Embossing powder


Friday, April 12, 2013

Fall Lattice

This was a fun, simple, quick card to make.  The sentiment was once again printed from the computer since I wanted a specific look and wording that was not available.  I used a Whisper White card base and cut it down to 4" x 5.25" and adhered it unto a 4.25" x 5.5" Early Espresso to make it a more firm base.

Stamps:  French Foliage
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, More Mustard
Ink: More Mustard, Garden Green, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Big Shot, Designer Frames Folder, Bitty Banner Framelits, Lattice Bigz Die


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Marvin Martian Punch Art

My son has a friend who loves getting my punch art cards.  His first was my Yoda card.  I was running out of unique cards to give him so  I had to go looking.  I ran across a design by Ellen Kemper  by that was just what I was looking for.  My son and his friend were both very happy with the card.  This is a full sized card made from one whole sheet of card stock. The inside I made a bunch of Owl punch aliens to go along the bottom.

Stamps: Confetti
Paper: Marina Mist, Garden Green, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, More Mustard
Ink: So Saffron, Marina Mist, Sponging-Garden Green, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch-Hands, Word Window Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile-blacks of eyes, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Retired Alphabet


Monday, April 08, 2013

Baby Rattle

I wanted an elegant baby card.  I did a rattle card a  couple of years back for my niece when she was born and decided to go down the same path with this one.  I am trying to use up a lot of my retired paper.  I had nothing to match the color to go with the top of the rattle so I ended up stamping the pattern on it.  The rattle is popped up on dimensionals.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Tiny Tags 
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Retired DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder, Top Note Die, Word Window Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 3/8" Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon


Friday, April 05, 2013

Fall Thanks

I love fall leaves and this set is so pretty to use to ,make beautiful leaves.  I stamped the image in More Mustard and used my markers to add more colors to the leaves.  The sentiment was just printed from the computer since I did not have any that said what I was looking for.

Stamps: French Foliage
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgandy, Crumb Cake
Ink: More Mustard, Bravo Burgandy, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Accessories: Extra Wide Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Folders, Designer Frames Folder


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Birthday Candles

This was a fun, simple card.  I cut the strips from the DSP, sponge shaded the sides of the flames with Cherry Cobbler

Stamps: Perfect Punches
Paper: More Mustard, Whisper White, Regal Color pack DSP, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Extra Wide Oval Punch, Flame-Merry Minis Punch Pack, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot, Argyle Impression Folder


Monday, April 01, 2013

Casting Leaves

I have wanted to do this technique for quite some time.  It is so easy and produces a great card.  I cut all of my layers first and then removed the back layers.  I used a temp adhesive to hold together because I have a bad tendency to move things and I wanted it to stay lined up.  Then it is as simple as gluing all of the layers back in place.


Stamps:  French Foliage, Blessings from Heaven
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Bravo Burgandy, Garden Green
Accessories: None-Can you believe that? Lol

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