Friday, June 25, 2010

Soaring by to say hi

More clouds - but this time, they're made of felt! Ooooh! Ahhhh! And don't they pair so well with that grass border punch!?!? Love it!

Stamps: Up, Up, and Away, Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Onyx black (Versafine); Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and So Saffron markers (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Stamper's Select white (PTI); Baja Breeze, So Saffron, and Old Olive (SU)
Accessories: Cloud dies (PTI); circle punch (SU); Grass border punch (Martha Stewart); dimensionals (SU)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Birthday Banner

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card. It took forever to create those banners, but OH MY GOSH was it worth it! I'm just so tickled about this card.

I hand cut the individual pennants out of a bunch of different retired DSPs - small patterns were important, since the pennants are so small. I folded the paper and then cut the two long sides, so when unfolded it was in the shape of a diamond. That way, I could fold the pennants around the thread so they actually hang from the thread - clear as mud, right? The thread is taped down underneath the layer, and the pennants are individually glued/popped up with dimensionals. Lots of little fussy pieces. :)

Stamps: Cloudy Background (Taylored Expressions); alphabet (Studio G)
Ink: Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!); Onyx black (Versafine)
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive (SU); DSPs: Cutie Pie, Junior Varsity, Tall Tales, Raspberry Tart, Summer Picnic (SU)
Accessories: Linen Thread, dimensionals (SU)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Birthday Balloons

Straightforward card. Clean and simple. Fun new HUGE background stamp for the clouds - LOVE IT! No crazy embellishments since it's getting mailed. The balloons are cut out and popped up on dimensionals - there are dies for this stamp set but they were sold out when I ordered, so I had to cut by hand. Hopefully soon I'll be able to get them. The cutting wasn't so bad, except the baskets were kind of fussy.

I won't have very many cards for you in the upcoming days - all my stamping time (which is unfortunately very little now that DD#1 is not napping and not in school til September) is being taken up by baby shower invites. I'm hosting a baby shower for my dear friend, and hand-making the 30 invites. I'll definitely post one when they're done - they're totally cute!!!

Stamps: Up, Up and Away (Papertrey Ink); Cloudy Background (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, and Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up!); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (PTI); Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo (SU)
Accessories: Close to Cocoa Marker, dimensionals (SU); corner rounder (EK Success)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Another argyle birthday card

I'm loving the argyle for guy cards. This one's going out to my brother-in-law for his birthday.

Stamps: A Little Argyle, Communique Sentiments, Fillable Frames #2 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories: Fillable Frames #2 die, rustic twine, vintage buttons (PTI); dimensionals (SU)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Happy Birthday, Matt!

I wanted to make a nice masculine birthday card for my husband's birthday today. I had to resist the urge to add lots of embellishments to keep it manly. :) I used the argyle set again, and it is very striking on the white background. Love it! This might be my new "go-to" for guy cards!

Happy Birthday, Matt! I love you! (And yes, he does read my blog. He has even learned to say nice things about the cards I make.) :)

Stamps: A Little Argyle, Birthday Basics, Fillable Frames #2 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Old Olive (Stampin' Up!); black (Versafine)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (PTI); Black, Kraft (SU)
Accessories: Fillable Frames #2 die (PTI); black grosgrain ribbon (Michael's)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fixed it!

I really wanted wide black ribbon for Sunday's I went to the store and bought some! Now, with some wide black twill and the latest trendy ruffle ribbon technique, my card looks oh-so-much better.