Monday, June 28, 2010

4th of July

Hi ladies with the 4th of July just around the corner I thought I would post the cards I made. For the base of all the cards I used DCWV cardstock pack and designer paper pack called The Summer Stack. The base of the card is off white and I embossed
the baby blue and navy blue paper with my Cuttlebug stars embossing folder. I cut a strip of the designer paper to add where the two embossed papers meet. For the first card I used my PTI Vintage Picnic stamp set and colored it in with my Stamping Up and Prismacolor Markers I cut it out with my Labels 1 nestabilities and embossed the edges.I love this stamp set!!!

For this card I used my Joanne's dollar bin stamp Yankee Doodle Dandy and just colored it in with the same markers as above and cut it out with my square nestabilites.

For my final card I used my Hampton Arts Stamp..I got this stamp when everyone on splitcoast was buying the unmounted stamps in a box from Steve Hampton on ebay. I can't tell you what a great buy those stamps were. I colored the stripes on this one with my red SU marker and cut with my square nestabilities.Well ladies I am hoping to have some time to make some pies for the 4th of July but with the kids home and work we will see what time permits. I'd rather stamp than cook but also Eclipse opens this week and I need to make time for that too. Tell me what you think of the cards or should we just hang up and give up on the blogging world....Next I will have some masculine cards which is an area I struggle with.....Take care

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wedding Card

This is a super-easy wedding card that I made that I would like to share with you. It is an 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock folded in half. It's a pretty big card but I liked this particular card that way.

Here is a photo of all the things I used to make this card.

List: Oval and oval scalloped nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder Birds and Swirls, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Offray white ribbon, pearls, silver embossing powder and Gemstone cardstock. The cardstock has such a nice shimmer to it.
The picture really doesn't do any justice to that paper.

All you have to do is cut and emboss the Gemstone cardstock. Don't worry if you had to emboss it sideways. When I did that I first said to myself, "Oh No! My birds will be facing the wrong way but don't worry you won't be able to see it once you put the flat piece of paper over it. Then, cut the second piece of Gemstone cardstock. But don't emboss it. The last piece you cut it to the size of the Cuttlebug folder and then emboss it. Adhere all your pieces to the card and then add the ribbon. Cut your ovals out using your nesties and stamp a wedding sentiment in the front. I borrowed my sentiment from my sister. It's great having a sister who has the same hobby as I do because we always swap what we have. We have a rule: NEVER buy the same the same stamp set because we can always borrow from one another. Now here is the best part. I punched two large butterflies to represent the couple and the little butterflies are their future little ones. Stupid I know, but that's what I thought of when I stuck them down with glue dots. Add pearls in the center and lift up the wings a bit to make it seem like they are flying. And THAT'S IT!! EASY HUH? Try it and let me know what you think.
Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Graduation Time

Well here is another graduation card for you ladies. I made this for my husband's nephew who was graduating from High School this year. I can't believe how the time flies. This card was made using our great Big Lots find of $1 clear stamps my sister mentioned on an ealier post. I had to buy them because they were such a steal. The Argyle paper was another $1.00 find from Tuesday Morning it was paper from Making Memories. I just loved how masculine it looked and since argyle seems to be so "in" with the card making and scrapbook world. The diecut with the sentiment is from my favorite company Papertrey Ink. The sentiments are from different stamps sets just all placed together on one clear block. Well have a great day. Hopefully in the next couple of days we will be able to post more since my sister and I have some up-coming crafty days planned.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Father's Day

Father's day is quickly approaching and here is the card I made using Papertrey's chair stamp set. What dad doesn't have a favorite chair?

Everytime I go to my dad's house he is always sitting in this one chair that doesn't even match with the rest of the furniture. It's so funny because no one else sits on the chair but him. It was passed on to him by his neighbor who was going to get rid of it. Let me tell you something about my dad. He does not like to throw anything away and I quote, "you can't throw that away, it's still good." I've heard that expression for many years. So he took the orphan chair and gave it a home. He even converted the sofa into a day-bed for his spare bedroom. Talk about recycling, huh.

Well enough about my dad's chair which, by the way, was the inspiration for the card.
I used dark brown cardstock as the base and as the mat around the chair. I stamped the chair and the rug using Stazon's Timber Brown. I colored the chair and rug using my Prisma colored pencils. (I would like to buy some Copics and experiment with them but they are costly.) I stamped the sentiment, you are chair.ished, because it's all about my dad. Finally, I glued brown ribbon and put twine through the button holes and glued onto the card. And there you have it a Father's day card.
Hope ya like.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Graduation Part 2

Hello All!! Remember yesterday how I showed you the cheap stamps my sister found for me? Well here is the next card I made with my great stamp find. I needed a card that was quick and easy but still nice. Yesterday I made a card for the gal graduate. Today I made a card for the guy graduate. I wanted it to be clean and simple. The guys definitely don't want me to adorn their card. I used Martha Stewart's background dot stamp for the side of the card. I used Papertrey's True Black stamp pad. Then I stamped the graduation hat with Stampin Up's real red. I used red colored tape beside the dots to finish the clean, simple look of the card. Easy and fun to do.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Graduation Time!

Yes, it's that wonderful time of the year when students move on and/or graduate. Although classes are done here in the south, I know my nieces in the north are still in school until the end of June. So here is one of the cards I made for those graduates out there.

My sister found the most inexpensive stamps at the store. I could not believe she found a bunch of stamp sets for $1. Yes ladies you heard me ONE DOLLAR. Here is a picture of the stamp set I used to make this card. What a great find don't you think?

You know I had to create with our fortunate find. First, I used the All Night Media Stamp Art Template of the clouds and sponged the clouds using Stampin' Up Bliss Blue onto the white cardstock. I have not used the cloud template in years!!


Being frugal, I used left-over blue patterned paper across the middle. Then, cut an oval and a circle shape from my nesties to make the center. I used a background stamp (Martha Stewart) to add pink (Stampin Up Pretty in Pink) since it's a graduation card for a girl. Then kept with my sky motif using the stars and butterfly to bling it up a bit. Tell me what you think?