Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vintage Mothers Day card

Yeah!! I love it!
Used vintage sheet music as the background, ink distressed with tim holtz frayed burlap. Stamped sentiment on a nestability cut out of ivory (also ink distressed), embellished with pearls.
Used lace and ribbon for the finishing touches.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Fathers day card

Another super simple card. The great thing is, just change the color scheme for a feminine card.
Tag (SU) is stamped in brown, used twine to keep it with the thick chocolate ribbon. Used my SU scallop edge punch on the green patterned paper then punched edges in it using crop-o-dile.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tissue paper birthday card

Well, the focal point is obviously that ginormous, incredible yellow flower!! It's yellow tissue paper, folded over several times, ran through the cuttlebug using a flower sizzix die. Kept it together and embellished at the same time with a rhinestone brad.
Patterned paper is feux stitched, layered on white cardstock that was dry embossed with dots.
Sentiment (SU) is stamped with pink on white, layered on green. Used pink ribbon to tie it all together.

Happy birthday, Lexi!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Juicy color thank you card

Another simple card. Great colors though, right?!

stamped flowers (SU) on scrap pieces of white in the different colors. Stamped flowers blue on blue for side panel. Sentiment (SU) is stamped on another scrap. The hardest thing about this card was getting those cute little buttons on that darn floss.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blue bird card

Get it? This birdie is blue cause it's thinking of you (and it misses you)! :)

Background piece is embossed with cuttlebug then sanded for that distressed look I love so much. Birdie (SU) is paper pieced with some great blue paper.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Grocery bag card

Super simple card, right here.

To save time, money, and paper, I go to my local michaels store and buy their card/envelope sets that are blank inside from the $1 bin. This is cheaper than just buying envelopes, plus then I have the right sized cards already made and just have to make a "card front" to adhere to it (saving my white cardstock).

The background is actually cut from a safeway grocery bag, I used the inside of it. I stamped buggy (stampin' up) on front and again on a piece of patterned paper. I fussy cut only the basket part of the buggy out of the patterned paper and adhered to the card front on top of the other stamped image. Layered ribbon (from $1 bin at michaels) & adhered.

This card would be super simple to mass produce, I'll just have to go shopping first to get more grocery bags =D

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Finished nursery!

So my little Mr. will be here soon and we will be ready!!

We had the baby shower last weekend, and it went great. My two favorite girls, my sisters, even came up for it! We got almost everything we need to enjoy our son when he decides it's time to grace us with his presence.

It's funny how stuff works out. We were not going to have a theme, just a color scheme. Well, monkeys kept popping up, so we embraced them and ran with it. I love it and am sure our little guy wi ll too.

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White on white happiness card

Went for a simple white-on-white card. Are you surprised there's no ink distressing? Well I was told to "branch out", so I'm trying the cleaner look. I prefer inky over clean, just saying.

Stamps are from stampin' up, stamped in a black stazon ink. I used stickles on the flowers to give it some dimension and sparkle. Turned out ok, I wanted to ink it all up and make it shabby soooo bad! =)

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Watercolor card

Make your own background paper!

I stamped flowers (SU) in a black stazon ink randomly on thick white cardstock. I colored in center of flowers with watercolor pencils (SU) and blended with watercolor brush. When dry, I cut paper into four equal pieces (each 4 1/4 x 5 1/2) to use as four different backgrounds.

Layered it with black on green to make colors if flowers pop. Added sentiment panel and ribbon, card is complete!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Manly birthday

This is for my father-in-laws birthday.

Stamped truck (SU) in stazon black on white cardstock. Lightly colored in with watercolor pencils (SU) then used watercolor brush to blend. After dry, I cut it out. Layered truck on scallop circle (nestabilities used with my cuttlebug) which was pierced around the edges.

Partner a truck with some manly patterned paper and ink distressing and you've got a great card for that special man in your life!

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Grad card

My sis-in-law just graduated medical school!! Great job Sam, we're so proud of you!

I used my slice for the girl. Hat and sentiment are stamps from a $1 bin set from michaels. Embossed swirls with cuttle bug then sanded & ink distressed them.

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