Monday, January 9, 2012

Mr. & Mrs.

This is the last card I'll be posting for awhile.  We are off to Florida soon and I am taking a good bit of my card making stuff with me, in fact it's all packed up and ready to go.  Have I packed any clothes-no, have I packed any personal care items-no, but I have my fun stuff packed.  Priorities, priorities.
Enough about that, this card is one that can be a wedding or anniversary card.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Big & Bold Wishes set.  I wanted a subtle card and I think I got it with this design.  I started with a Cryogen White card base A2 size, then a 5 1/4 x 4 layer run thru the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I took a scrap of Martha Stewart self adhesive ribbon and wrapped it around the center.  I stamped the sentiment  with Memento New Sprout and cut it out with a Nestabilities die.  Leaving it in the die I ran it thru the Cuttlebug a gain to emboss the edge and then rubbed some New Sprout around the edge.  I then mounted it with pop dots and was all done.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Embossed Birthday

This is another of the embossed cards I made last week.  I've always loved the technique of using two (or more) embossing folders on a single layer.  The Happy Birthday folder is a great one to use with many of the others.  For this card I paired it with the Swiss Dots folder leaving a space between the two designs.  I scored two lines and ran a bit of ribbon between them.  A very easy card to make and it looks like it takes a lot of work (let's let that be our little secret).
I've done this on colored card stock also and it can be really festive.  Looking at this has given me some ideas for other cards.  I think I might try it with two different colors of card stock and cover the seam with a third????
Hope you like this one and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 6, 2012

An Embossed Heart

Lately I've been seeing a lot of very beautiful embossed cards.  I've had a yen for getting out my embossing folders and having some fun but life has gotten in the way.  However I needed to pack card making supplies to take south with me and while I had my Cuttlebug and folders out I got busy and made a few cards.  I'm posting the first one today and I'll post the others over the next few days.
This card is one I've been wanting to make for awhile.
I have always thought that an all white or cream card for a wedding card is just perfect.  I used what I call Hearts and Flowers ( I call it that since I can't remember the name of it and it's packed away so I can't pull it out and check) on the first layer.  I then cut out the hearts with Nestabilities and embossed the top heart with Swiss Dots.  The ribbon and pearl were added and I was all done. 
I also had a chance to use my new Christmas gift of a Photo Cube, way cool for taking photos and when I really get to know how to use it the photos should be even better.
Hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Birthday Picnic

Back in June of 2009 Papertrey Ink released a darling set, Vintage Picnic.  It included 5 different picnic baskets, an assortment of toppers and some phrases.  Well just recently Papertrey added a matching die for the basket and a picnic cloth and I snapped up those babies as fast as I could.  It sure beats trimming out those baskets (I really don't like fussy cutting).  So when I went on my card making binge I pulled out the set and die and made this card.  I cut the basket out of scrap of brown textured card stock and the picnic cloth out of the DP.  I placed the basket on the blue oval to judge where to stamp the topper and then fixed the basket and cloth on it.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set and assembled the card.  So easy with the dies.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Watering Can of Flowers

I've had Papertrey Ink's Garden Variety set since it was released last May.  I got it thinking it would be a great set to use for my 'gardening' friends.  Well that was the idea, but like all good intentions, it got put on the back shelf and forgotten. (does that mean I have too many stamps????  No!).  When I embarked on my card making frenzy a few weeks ago I started pulling out sets that needed some loving and this was one of them.  Such a simple design but so fun.  I stamped the watering can with Memento Grape Jelly, the stems with Memento Pear Tart, and the flowers with Memento Tangelo.  I think the colors worked well with the DP I found buried on my desk.  I rounded off two corners of both the white layer and the matting (thanks Sandy for this design idea) and added a couple of purple rhinestones and was done.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.