Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happily Ever After

I have been trying to use up some 3D embellishments and find that they work very well on cards. This is a card I did for a friends' sons wedding. The paper is SU Going Gray and Whisper White. The printed paper with the gray hearts is an 8 1/2 x 11 paper found at Hobby Lobby.
The stamp is a $1 one from Michaels and is stamped in SU Pretty in Pink. The heart I colored in with P in P using a blender pen and covered it with crystal effects. The hearts are "destination unknown" Just one of those things that has been around for awhile!!! I popped it up on the card. Inside is stamped "Congratulations on your Wedding"

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sam's thank you

My awesome friend Sam, makes nightlights for every occasion. She recently made me a pumpkin for the season. I have sent her this thank you for it that I created myself. I am going to send it to some publications and hope for the best. I got the pattern from googling pumpkin patterns and then made it pull up with the sentiment inside. I used SU pumpkin pie; the leaves are Prima and floral green wire creates the vines. The stem is a textured paper from Joanns
and I sponged the edges and created the stitching with a close to cocoa marker.

The night light was stained glass and so the sentiment inside says:

colored glass: $10 lead $5 wire $1 creative talent for a finished pumpkin - priceless!

Birthday cards

I have so many birthday's this month and here are the cards I created (I used two of them twice)
1) This card was done using a TAC stamp (Ooopsie daisy)from my friend Sam. I stamped the image in black and colored in the leaves with certainly celery using a blender pen. I used liquid applique (white) for the petals of the flowers and sprinkled dazzling diamonds (SU) before it dried. I used gold stickles for the centers of the flowers. The paper was from SU (certainly celery and whisper white). The embossing is from cuttlebug embossing template. The "happy" and "birthday"(inside) were done by the rolling technique ( stamping the image first in certainly celery and then edging in black.).
2) This card was done using a daisy flower punch; cuttlebug embossing spiral plate for the leaves that were cut by hand. Paper is certainly celery from SU and another paper from Michaels.
The stem and happy birthday are stitched rub-ons.
3) This card is done using SU barely banana as the background. A printed paper from Michaels, and a textured paper from Joanns. The birthday stamp is from Paper Inspirations..
My friend Lois over at gingerbreadaholic sent me a link to a site that made these cute little boxes filled with York Peppermint Patties that were covered with cut out circles. I can't remember the site but I only used her idea and made the boxes differently. Below is the pattern I created and how I did the box and decorated the patties.
Cut a piece of cardstock 5 x 11 inches. Fold in half the long way to get a 2 1/2 x 11 piece. Open up and score every 2 5/8 inches to get 4 squares. There will be a 1/4 inch left at the end.
Cut up from the bottom of each square to the fold line. Fold on the scored lines at the top. Fold in each cut square to make a box and glue together. Glue the 1/4 inch to the inside of the box.
Attach a 1 inch strip (any length you want) for the handle.
Using several size punches, make circles or scalloped circles to cover the pattie. Sandwich the pattie between the punched shapes. (See samples)