Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sketch Challenge #2

Freshly Made Sketches is having another challenge #79

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I spotted a Easter card on Pinterest and loved how they made it. When I was searching for challenge blogs today I saw this sketch and thought of that card. Granted that card on Pinterest has a completely different lay out but I figured I would give it a try.

Finished Card.

I made 2 cards the same in 45 minutes. That includes pictures and typing up this post. That's pretty good taking consideration that I usually spend 1 1/2 hours on 1 card.
Side View
I used Stampin Up ink in Perfect Plum and a Stampin Up stamp set.

I used my Cricut and Gypsy to cut out the circle and scalloped circle.

I couldn't help myself I just had to bust out the Swiss Dots Cuttle bug folder.

American Crafts bakers twine.

The paper are from Recollections including the patterned paper.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Butterfly card

Just looking around different challenge blogs, I created a card yesterday while the girls and I were downstairs before supper.

I found this Ribbon Carousel Blog and there challenge this month is to use Ribbon and have a Spring themed card.

It was perfect for me because my card had a Springy butterfly and some beautiful orange polka dot ribbon.

My card and matching envelope.

Here lately I have really been decorating the envelopes to match the cards and also the inside of the cards and I have been having alot of fun doing this.
The stamp and die set I chose were from the Stamps of Life.

Seriously go check her out, the prices are AWESOME and shipping is only $1.00 per item.

The inside is decorated to coordinate with the outside.

The bottom picture is how I made the trail for my inside of the envelope.

I used Stampin up ink in Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze.

I stamped them in that order, lights first then darkest to help when the inks overlapped each other.
I really have to suggest using a Mouse pad under your paper and using a stamp press like a Fiskars Stamp Press.

My images have been coming out much nicer using these 2 tools.
Its perty.


Up close view, I used dimensional to make the butterfly stick out.

I have been stamping on Stampin Up Whisper White paper. I am loving that paper, Images are clean and crisp.
 My supplies.

The yellow card base is from Recollections Paper as well as the white inside. The butterfly pattern paper that also has some pretty flowers is also from a recolection paper pad, the size in between a 12X12 and 6X6.

My inks are from Stampin up Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight.

I used my Cuttle bug to Die cut my images. I corner rounded the top edges with my 1/2 inch side of the  Corner chomper tool thingy.

My orange polka dot ribbon was from Hobby Lobby.













Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Simon Says Card Kit (card #2)

My March Kit Came and I love one of the designs that Kristina Werner had came up with.
Entering this into the March 2013 card gallery.

I recreated it with different colors of ink and patterned paper and also used a different sentiment.

I used Stampin Up ink in Basic Black, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight, I also used some yellowish green gems from Recollections

The 2nd Photo is my testing paper, I was trying out different inks to see which ones matched my papers.

The 3rd Photo is how i cut my layers, This way I don't have so many loose pieces in my box.

The 4th and 5th Photo I was having trouble stamping the Sentiment so I used some of the patterned paper I had left and finally got a nice stamped image. I also used a MOUSE PAD on the bottom to help cushion my stamping and my Fiskars Stamp Press to help it have more give.

The 6th and 7th Photo is the card and matching envelope. The card is 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 square, so I had to make my own envelope, I cut my paper to 7 by 7 and scored with my Martha Stewart Score Board with that triangle insert at 3 3/4 inch all the way around, cut out the corners and use score tape because its stronger.




4 1/4 by 4 1/4 card.

Part of the stamp set the 3 dots

Side view of the card.
Another side view.