Saturday, June 30, 2012

Welcome to BOO-Ville

My sister's favorite holiday is halloween and every year I make 5 cards and mail them to her the week leading up to halloween day so she gets one a day for 5 days.  This year I have decided to do 10 cards.  The last card is always the biggest and has the most work in it.  Here it is.  It is a stair step card and I used 3 cricut cartridges for all of the pieces.  I used Chic and Scary for the trees, Happy Hauntings for the gravestones and Holiday Cakes for the house.  I also used a retired Stampin' up set called Boogly Eyes for all of the little characters.  I colored them in and cut them out.  For the sentiment I used Card TVs Spooky Sayings.  I absolutely love how it came out but I don't think the pictures do it justice.  There is a lot going on in the card and it was really hard to get a good shot of everything.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps DT Challenge #11 "Anything Goes!"

Here is my submission for the Cardz TV DT Challenge #11 "Anything Goes!".  My Dad gets a ride from friends once a week to dialysis and he needed a thank you card to show his appreciation.  This is what I came up with today and I loved it so much I decided to submit it to Cardz TV.  I used Elegant Edges (one of my favorite cartridges) for the frame and Nifty Fifties for the car.  The paper is from Authentique's Celebrate 6x6 pad and I printed out the sentiment on the computer.  Super fun!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Heartfelt Thanks

My mom asked me to make "the most beautiful" (her words) Thank you card.  I wanted to do something vintage and for the first time in a long time the card looks exactly as I pictured it in my mind.  My cards usually never look like I think they are going to when I start to create one. 

Anyway, I used Tim Holtz' Vintage Typwriter Die which I cut on chipboard first and then I cut it out with paper and glued the two together.  I distressed it with Tim Holtz' tea dye stain ink.  Then I printed out the sentiment using the "carbontype" font on my computer on some of the lined cardstock from Basic Grey Basics collection and inked it and put it in the typewriter as if it had been typed.  I tore off the top of it to give it an even more vintage look. 

Then I glued some beige lace and ivory flat backed pearl trim at the bottom of the typewriter.  For the base of the card I cut and distressed and inked some of the same Basic Grey paper and then I cut a piece of newsprint paper from Echo Park's For the Record 6x6 paper pad and repeated the distressing process.  Once I glued those down on some Bazzill Chocolate Cardstock I arranged the Prima roses the way I wanted them and then placed the typewriter on foam tape for some dimension.

I absolutely love it and I am definitely going to have to make more of these.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Make A Wish

I made these 2 cards for my nieces who have birthdays this month.  I used my new favorite collection of paper from Authentique - Blissful.  I used 2 Greeting Farm Creepy Crew stamps (I love these girls) and did some paper piecing.  I used my copics and Bic Mark-its and some bakers twine and some Basic Grey adhesive pearls.  I used the Spellbinders deckled rectangles (my new favoite dies) for the matting.  I love these cards and I don't want to give them away!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

If Friends Were Flowers, I'd Pick You

Here is a card for a good friend.  It is a stair step fold card and I think these are super fun to make.  I used a LaLaLand Crafts image, colored and cut out.  Then I used the C.C. Designs border flowers die for the garden and the grass die to accent the flowers.  The paper used is retired Stampin Up for the base, grass, flowers and label.  The patterned paper is from SEI's Chickadoo collection.  The stamped sentiment is from MPS Everyday life stamp set.  Hope she likes it!

It's Graduation Time!

A friend asked me to make a couple of graduation cards for her niece's and this is what I came up with.  I used the digital image "Graduation Anya" from the Greeting Farm and I printed it off on white cardstock.  Then I printed it off 2 more times on 2 different patterned papers from my new favorite collection Blissful from Authentique.  I then cut out the pieces I wanted and paper-pieced them on the image and used my Copics and Bic Mark-its to color her in.  I used my Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles to mat her and some bakers twine and Basic Grey adhesive pearls for accents.  The letter stickers are from LilyBee Designs.  All-in-all I love them!