Thursday, January 27, 2011

Love Ya Bunches Valentine

There are a few first for me with this card. This is my first easel card 5 1/4" square. Also, my first real attempt with flower soft.. learned a lot and won't do such a big area next time or on duplicate cards! Also, my first attempt at desiging a banner. OK.. so .. where to start lots of stuff on this one.

The colors I used are Early Espresso, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Pretty in Pink. The DSP is retired SU Sending Love Specialty. The heart banner is made from a combination of various SU heart punches. I glued the layers on and embossed them all together with the Love Language folder. The ribbon is SU 1/4" Pretty in Pink (perfect size for banners) and I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes in the hearts to weave the ribbon through. The fence is the MS Halloween punch & cut off the bats (they didn't fit my theme for some reason - LOL!). I used MS grass punch for the grass under the fence and added some Flower Soft for dimension - I mixed Christmas Green and the medium tone green to get closer to the color I wanted. The flower stems are from the SU bird punch. The crocheted flowers I puchased (not my forte!) on SCS, then added the chocolate chip SU brads to the middle, put the stems in & out of the fence. The hearts on the bottom stand (inside) of card are a mix of MS punch & SU, then I hand wrote the I (heart) U on them with a white gel pen. I think that about does it. Lots of pics for this one. :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One In a Melon - Non-Traditional Valentine colors

I spent quite awhile making this card for my DS. I am going to give him this for Valentine's Day as he doesn't like the pinks/reds so much. The card is 5 1/4" square, Night of Navy bordering on So Saffron embossed with a 5x7 older & inked over the embossed area in cocolate chip. I wanted the sentiment to look like an award type ribbon. I used my copics again still trying to get that rigt, but I really do like how they give a nice even coloring. I also used Spellbinders, blue bling, night of navy ribbon & ink. The sentiment stamp is one from The Pink Stamper sets. Oh.. and of course the cutey pie image stamp from Sarah Kay.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Owl Valentines

I made 5 of these today. I initially made it for my DD teacher who loves owls. I was pleased with how it turned up. A2 white card base, inked the edges to cover most of the white. K&C red paper from last years pack I got on clearance. Pink Pirouette card stock, white lace paper doily from a dollar store. I used scalloped and regular nesties hearts. Then the SU owl punch and heart brad. The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes punched with the Word Window punch and layered on the Modern-Label punch. All the edges& sentiment are inked with Riding Hood Red, embossed the pink heart & owl's tummy. Oh, and my new MS border punch. :)

Class Valentines

These cards are 3"x4" so we were able to get 6 cards out of a 12x12 sheet of paper. We kept the design fairly simple so my DD could and would help me with them. SU scallop border punch & MS heart punch, misc dollar bin wooden sentiment. Oh.. we used up LOTS of scrap paper for this, too.. YAY! We made 30 of these in just a few hours.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rose and Heart Frame

The white base of this card is embossed with the Crafts-Too embossing folder called Rose and Heart Frame. It is framed in Cherry Cobbler on an Old Olive a2 card base. I also used red and pink stickles, cherry cobbler seam binding, and a retired SU chrocheted flower. The sentiment is SU Oval All. I used a white gel pen for the dots on the scallop oval punch, and the leaves are from the SU bird punch.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Bird Sympathy

I made another sympathy card today. This one uses the SU colors Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla. The Very Vanilla is embossed with Cuttlebug birds and swirls folder. The sentiment is rtired SU, ribbn from Crop Stop, SU bird punch and glitter brad. I used an eye shadow sponge to ink the embossed birds in Baja Breeze ink, then covered them with Viva Decor pearl colored pearl pen. I also outlined the baja breeze layer of my Spellbinders Label 11 with the pearl pen as well. SU pearls. The bird is embossed with D'Vine swirls folder, double popdotted up.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Candy Tractor

One of my DH's coworkers made these at Christmas. I had to share. I tihnk they are so cute!!

Sympathy Card - Spellbinders Lotus Pendant

I made this card for a very special person who was like a sister to me during my childhood. Unfortunately, I have a few more sypmathy cards to make yet. This card stock is craft and I believe Baroque Burgundy. The stamps are from Verve. I also used some glitter glue and glimmer brads, inked the edges in crumb cake. The DSP is retired SU paper. Spellbinders Lotus Pendants is the die cut.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Punch Art Robot Valentines Day Card for Kids

I saw the robot card in the latest issue of Creating Keepsakes and thought it would be perfect for my DS's school valentines. There were minimal instructions with it, trying to encourage us all to be creative I think. So, I will list the items I used for mine. I changed it up a bit. First of all the card base is 4 1/4 by 4 1/4, the mat is 4x4. The head is made up of a 7/8" square punch, the smallest heart from the SU heart trio punch for the ears, and a 3/4" circle trimmed down for the mouth. I used a giant pop dot that I have left still from the 90's and just knew there would be a use for them some day! LOL! The neck, arms, and legs are all done with gray paper that was run through the crimper the strips are about 1/4" wide (hand cut, it's easier!). The legs are about 1 1/2" long, the arms 1", and the neck just a tiny bit of whatever was left over. The candy bar was wrapped in black card stock 1 1/2" x 3", the heart is the middle size from the heart trio punch, glitter glued up. The hands are one of the flowers from the SU flower trio punch, cut in half, then snipped off one petal on each side of the hand so it would have 5 fingers instead of 7. The feet are a 7/8" circle punch cut in half. I added some TH black enamel to the hands and feet to gve it some pop and dimension. The sentiment stamp is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. This was my 3rd attempt. The other 2 were ok, but this is the one I am going to replicate. The red card stock is some misc thin stuff again from my very old collection that I am happy to use up (& the first graders won't care I'm sure!). The orange DSP is from an older DCWV stack. The great thing with the crimped extremeties is they are a bit poseable. My DS really likes it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Disney/Star Wars Layouts

I got 8 LO's done this weekend. Some of them I like more than others (like the one with the Hollywood Studios title the best I think). On that LO I used my Slice (Funky cart I think). I did that one at a crop and didn't feel like hauling my Cricut. However it did remind me again how much I enjoy my Cricut!! I used one of the newer EK deep border punches for the black dot border. The LO with the orange, blue, green & stripe paper is a sketch from one of the CTMH books. The tag was a BDay gift from an online friend. I added crystal effects on the "Fun" to give it some dimemsion. The flower in the top left is hand created. I still need to get around to a video to show you how to do that. I also used my MS fringe scissor on the blue strips and the tag(hard to see).. love that tool!! The "Use the Force" LO is a Star Wars paper cut down the middle and put on Bazzill Bling black paper. I made the border with SU chunky glitter. I also cut the storm troopers out from a 12x1 die cut sheet & covered them with Glossy Accents. The chunky glitter made the page! The autographs page is my least favorite - ugh- I think there is not enough accents or too much white space or something. I might have to think of what to add to the bottom middle there. Let me know if you have any ideas. I find these pages a bit difficult guess I prefer flowers and frilly or outdoors.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Retirement card

I made this card for a dear friend who I worked with for over 15 years who retired last month. I used my copics again and seem to learn a little from every try. I used SU card stock Night of Navy & Whisper White. I embossed the white with the lattice embossing folder (becoming one of my favorite go to folders). Then I punched the side. The stamped image is from MFT - I think it is "A Guy Thing"? whew.. I really shouldn't wait this long to post cards, but is was the middle of Dec when I made this so no time then! I also used Crystal Effects/Glossy Accents on the TV screen to give it some dimension.

Thank You cards for cookies

Thank you all my friends and neighbors, co-workers who bought cookie dough for my son's fundraiser. We appreciated it very much! These are not elaborate but I think they turned out pretty good.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Birthday party Thank You's

Hi, everyone! It is been awhile since I have done much posting. December was busy! I do have a few projects to show you that I haven't had time to post yet, but it was a slow month overall. For starters, here are the Thank You's I made for my DD to give to her friends from her Birthday party (it was in November but I am told it is never too late for a Thank You.. so.. here it is). I used vanilla card stock embossed with the CB Thank You folder. I am not sure what color the pink card stock is but I think it is a retired SU color, old olive is the green. The stamp is SU All a Flutter from last year's mini. I colored the butterflies with SU markers then used the closes Stickles colors to go over it.. DD loved the butterflies! Any tips for better close-up pics? I'm using MF but I still cant get good close-ups! Of course there are a few variations of the same card, too.