Friday, March 7, 2014
I had a lot of fun making this card for my friends (the parents of the big sister, whose card is here). I'm at the age where most of my friends are well past their child-bearing/rearing stage of life, so when I get an opportunity to make a baby card, it's a real treat!
The new Fringe Scissors are a treat to use, too. I've never been able to cut evenly-spaced cuts with my paper snips, but these scissors make it a snap (or should I say SNIP)! And to make sure I cut an even depth every time, I used a fine Sharpie to draw depth markings at 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", and 1". Shear genius! (Get it?)
The giraffe and elephant were fussy-cut and I got a little crazy cutting the mane on the giraffe. I mean, really, who is going to even notice that kind of detail? The tail is a little piece of Hemp Twine (retired) with the end frayed.
Well, off to prepare for tomorrow's Second Saturday Stamp Club! We're doing some fun fold cards this month, woohoo!
STAMPS: Zoo Babies, Label Love, Sweet Essentials
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pistachio Pudding DSP
INK: Marina Mist, Baked Brown Sugar, Wild Wasabi
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Word Bubbles Framelits, Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels, Fringe Scissors
Thursday, February 27, 2014
And I'm not just saying that because I are one, heehee! I just think being firstborn has its advantages (as well as a few disadvantages). One of the big advantages is feeling so grown up when helping Mommy and Daddy with the new baby. Another is bossing your younger siblings around when they get older, not that I ever did anything like that. Ahem.
I made this card for the daughter of a friend who just had a baby. This little girl has been the center of the universe for a few years, and may have some adjusting to do, lol. So in addition to the "congrats on the new baby" card I sent the parents, I also sent her a card acknowledging her new role in the family.
Every little girl I know wants to be a princess, so I had to devise a crown for her card. I took a small bite out of a Gold Foil Sheet with the 1 3/4" Circle punch, and then a bigger bite (about halfway) with the largest of the Boho Blossoms Punch. All I had to do was trim the sides a bit and add some pearls and bling, and voilà - a princess crown!
Since I don't have any stamps that say 'big sister', I just printed it out on Whisper White cardstock, using the Algerian font which looks similar to the font used on the stamp.
STAMPS: You're Amazing
CARDSTOCK: Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder DSP, Gold Foil Sheets, Creped Filter Paper
INK: VersaMark, Calypso Coral
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Pansy Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stamping Sponges, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Pearls Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, gold brads
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Mmmmm, margarita-y goodness! There's even some "salt" on the rim, haha.
What's your favorite flavor? Do you prefer the traditional, lime based drink? Or are you drawn to the fruity flavors like strawberry or mango? Do you go for the blended, Slurpee style drink, or do you choose "on the rocks"? Salted rim or no salt? So many choices!!!
STAMPS: Happy Hour
CARDSTOCK: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Fancy Foil Vellum
INK: (Stampin' Write Markers) Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade (ret.), River Rock (ret.), Certainly Celery (ret.)
ACCESSORIES: Pearls Basic Jewels, Twinklets Diamond Dust (non-SU)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Welcome to the February 2014 Tour de Freaks! Our theme this month is "Mish-Mash", meaning we can do whatever we like! Which is right up my alley, because I like doing whatever the heck I want! It's the
I'm the first stop on the tour this month, but you may have just landed here from Judy DiScipio's blog. Weren't her projects great? There are eleven blogs linked and you can take the tour by clicking on the "next stop" button at the bottom of each blog.
My projects this month are from the All Occasions Class we just had. My idea was to create a bunch of different cards (without any greetings on them) to have available for any occasion that might pop up. Then all we'd have to do is add the appropriately themed greeting and get it right in the mail the same day! So you will see the "blank" card, and then one with a greeting added.
First up is something that could work as a masculine or a feminine card. The card uses Summer Silhouettes for the basic card, with a greeting from Perfect Pennants added on the second card.
STAMPS: Summer Silhouettes, Perfect Pennants CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Retro Fresh DSP INK: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, Cajun Craze ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Banners Collection Framelits, Gold Baker's Twine
Next up is a decidedly feminine card with flowers and butterflies. The basic card doesn't even use any stamps! The second card uses Perfect Pennants again for the greeting. This one is going to someone very special to let them know I'm thinking of them.
STAMP: Perfect Pennants CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Garden DSP INK: Island Indigo ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Dies, Fancy Fan folder, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Pearls Basic Jewels
Up last, is another card that would work for a man or woman. I'm giving it to a family member (who shall remain nameless) whose birthday is coming up real soon!
STAMPS: Flowering Flourishes, Delightful Dozen CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Gingham Garden DSP INK: Old Olive, Basic Black ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits, Modern Label Punch, Brights Designer Buttons, Brights Candy Dots
Yes, I realize the colors are different. I didn't have enough of the same style buttons!
Did you like the before and after ideas? I hope so! Having a ready-to-mail supply of any occasion cards is a good thing.
That's all for me this month. Next up is LeeAnn Greff's blog. Thanks for taking the tour this month. I hope you come back soon!