Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sweet Little Boo Card

Hi! I thought I'd pop on really quick and post a fun little card that includes a gift I made yesterday:

All products by Stampin' Up! (except for the felt)

Stamps: Tiny Tags, Woodgrain
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Crumb Cake classic inks
Paper: Crumb Cake cardstock; Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie textured cardstock; In Colors DSP
Accessories: Sanding Block, Jewelery Tag punch, Linen Thread; white felt and black DMC thread

While perusing through my blog reader yesterday I found this write up about a fun book called Witch Craft. I thought the little ghostie pin was too cute so I decided to give it a try! And of course, when I was done with it, I had to put it on a card! :) Hee! It has a pin, too so that when I give it away, the recipient can wear it.

I love it when I'm inspired to try something new! How about you? Have you ventured into new crafts on a whim lately?

Hope you are enjoying your day!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Fun Felt Flower


Today is rainy and gloomy outside so my girls and I are getting our craft on! Nat and Zoey have been busy creating play-doh treats and boy is it keeping them busy- they've been at it all afternoon! Since they were having so much fun, I sat down and made a fun card to play along with the latest Embellish Magazine Challenge. Here is what I made:

All Supplies by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, A Word for You
Ink: Early Espresso classic ink; Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla cardstock; Pink Pirouette textured cardstock; Playdate DSP
Accessories: Subtles designer buttons, Clear embossing powder, paper piercer; baker's twine and felt- craft supply

I created the flower by hand. I started by cutting five ovals out of the felt. I folded each of them in half and ran a running stitch through the folded side. When they were all finished, I knotted the ends of thread together tightly to create the flower shape. It didn't take too much time and I think it turned out pretty cute!

I wanted to keep the design simple so that the flower would really stand out. I added a few swirls using the Baroque Motifs set to the background and heat embossed them with clear powder.

OK! I better get dinner started- I'm going to make curry so I have lots of fresh veggies to chop. Hee! It's all worth it though- curry is my favorite! Hope you are enjoying your day! Thanks for popping in to check out my card.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Christmas Swap


One fun thing about winning the Artisan Award has been swapping with the other winners! They are so talented and it is such a treat to receive such great cards from them all! Our swap this season was for winter or Christmas cards using a Clean and Simple design. Here is what I came up with:

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Stamps: Cute Christmas set; Four the Holidays set
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Perfect Pear, Real Red, Basic Black classic inks
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi cardstock; Candy Cane Christmas DSP
Accessories: Linen Thread, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

I tried to keep it Clean and Simple but added a little envelope on the front for a picture, money, or a little love note.

I had lots of fun playing along! Hopefully the other girls and Richard will post their cards soon because they are beautiful! I've got links to all of their blogs over ----> on my sidebar.

Hope you enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Sympathy Card

A friend called and asked me to make a sympathy card for her. I don't know the person it's going to but I wanted to create a pretty and soothing card for them. I automatically thought of the Just Believe set and the watercolor technique that was used in the SU! convention make and takes. Here is what I came up with:

All products are Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Just Believe set, Thoughts and Prayers set
Ink: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake classic inks
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry cardstock; Soft Suede textured cardstock; watercolor paper; Parisian Breeze DSP
Accessories: Color Spritzer, Scallop Edge punch, Decorative Label punch, Linen Thread, Paper Piercer

I hope this card lets the recipient know that her friend is thinking of her!

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, October 15, 2010

Autumn Thank You Card


Hope you've had a great week! I'm up early today so I thought I'd pop on and update while my girls are still asleep! I've been busy creating lately so I have lots of cards to share- I've been very busy with life, too, so getting on the computer has been a little tricky! Hopefully I can add them all in the coming days.

Anyways, today I thought I'd share this simple card I made last week:

All products by Stampin' Up (except for the thread :))


Stamps: Day of Gratitude set; I {Heart} Hearts set
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake classic inks
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White cardstock; Play Date DSP
Accessories: Build-a-brad, Paper Piercer, Play Date Quick Accents, DMC Thread

My daughter had a shirt on that totally inspired the layout of this card. I loved the stitching intermixed with the patterns and am very happy with how it turned out.

Are you ever inspired by things you see on clothing?

Have a great weekend!

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