Friday, April 20, 2012

Pop Up Cards

Oh is this fun. This is what is inside the cards I posted yesterday.  The geniuses at Papertrey Ink came up with dies to make the inside (and outside) of cards such fun.  They have a series of dies from their Feb. release that you can use for all kinds of fun things.  The Movers and Shakers Poppers die collection had this spring die as one of the three in the set.  I cut the spring out of matching card stock and then used four of the Flower Fusion dies and stamps to add to it.  I can't wait to make some similar cards for kids.
I hope that the ladies I sent these cards to enjoyed them and I hope you enjoy them also.
Thanks for stopping by.
P.S. the Papertrey blog site has videos on how to use these dies if you are curious.  It's a little hard to find but if you want just email me and I'll send you the link.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sunflower Cards

In my quest to use up existing supplies I made these cards.  All the bases are from Ellen Hutson in various colors and all the DP is Memory Box also from various paper pads.  I used Papertrey Ink's Simple Sunflower Mini stamp set and it's matching die.  I just love how these cards came together.  The bases and DP's were some of the ones I put together and set aside for future use (great how that works out).  I used the dies to cut out the flowers and leaves (there are two sizes of flowers and leaves in this set and I used the smaller of them) then stamped them in colors to coordinate with the DP's.  I placed them on the card bases and needed something else to finish off the fronts.  Again I looked at my cluttered desk and found some Double Ended Banners (Papertrey die)that I had left over from a previous card making frenzy.  So I pulled out my Papertrey Ribbon Tails stamp set and colored them and added sentiments.  I made these cards for my Card Ministry mailings.  the really fun thing is what inside.  I'll show you that tomorrow.
Hope you like these and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Year of Flowers

While I was in Sarasota I ordered Melanie Muenchinger's Year of Flowers book/magazine from Annie's Attic and was fascinated with the designs and cards created with this stamp set from Gina K.  I had the Year of Flowers line art set but not the Pressed Flowers set that is designed to match.  I'm not sure just what this flower is but I really had fun using it.
First off is the card base, Pool from Ellen Hutson and the DP is from Memory Box Minuet.
I stamped the flower first with Memento Blue Sky then used a Memento marker Bahama Blue to highlight around the center after I used the Memento marker in Cantaloupe to color it.
I then used Nestabilities circle to cut it out and a Scalloped circle to cut out the mat in Memory Box Granny Smith (really close match to the tiny leaves in the DP).
Side note: when you order Memory Box paper packs from Ellen Hutson they give a list of the Memory Box card stock colors that match the DP's, very helpful.
I happened to glance at the top of my very cluttered desk and saw this ribbon laying there (not sure where it's from, I think it was a freebie) and noticed that it was a good match for my card, so I ran it down the front and pleated it a bit at the bottom.E
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I have been thinking of you,  I have been making cards over the last few months but just haven't posted any.  It's been strange since we got back from Florida.  First I got sick and than just haven't been able to catch up.  But I've decided to post what I've mad in the last few days and and also post some that I made while in Sarasota.  Ah Sarasota, what a wonderful time we had there.  (Shaking my head to get the memories out and get back to work).
First thing I thought of doing was using up some of the supplies I've had for awhile along with some new stuff I got.  While in Sarasota I placed an order from the Feb. release.  Part of that order was the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp set and the dies that go with it. 
My supplies that I had on hand to use were Memory Box card stock and patterned papers.  Looking at all the paper I have one would think I'm just a tad bit obsessive.  Not really I just love the colors and designs.  So I grabbed all I had and started cutting and layering card bases.  After I let them sit for a day or so I pulled out several stamp sets and dies and got to work.  For this one I used Memory Box Pixie DP and for the card base Ellen Hutson Wisteria, the DP is two sided so I used a trimmed off piece to stamp the sentiment and added a few pink rhinestones and was done.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.