Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Birthday Thank You Notes

Here are a few Thank You notes I whipped up to send out for my daughter's first birthday. I got the basic idea from a card I saw in the Stampin' Up! magazine, but I changed it up quite a bit (made it bigger, changed the color scheme, added ribbon, added embossing, and added layers). I really can't get enough of these colors together!

Stamps: Engraved Greetings (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive markers (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Garden Wall DSP (SU)
Accessories: Scallop punch, Old Olive striped ribbon, dimensionals (SU); Circle punch (Marvy); Swiss Dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug); adhesive gems (Michael's); Scor-Tape

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Think BIG challenge

Nichole's challenge today was to THINK BIG - "to create a project that incorporates something unexpectedly mega-sized!" My idea was to make a birthday card with some gigantic candles on the front.

I cut the flames out free-hand and added some glitter for sparkle. I distressed the edges of both the flames and the candles, in addition to using dimensionals, to make them really pop.

I think this would make a nice masculine birthday card - nothing too girly about it. :)

Stamps: Up, Up & Away (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: dark gray pigment (Studio G)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain, and Lemon Tart (PTI); Kraft (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU); dimensionals (SU); edge distressing tool (Tim Holtz); double edge banner die (PTI)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Make It Monday #1: Go-To Sentiment Card

Erin, you rocked the first Make It Monday video! Loved it! Here's my take on the concept.

I decided to go super simple...easy to mass-produce, easy to mail, and easy to enjoy!

AND, I noticed today that this is the 100th post on my blog! How exciting! :)

Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes, Communique Sentiments, Everyday Button Bits, Vintage Picnic Sentiments, Fillable Frames #2, Mixed Messages, Signature Series: Dress Form, and Up, Up & Away (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Kraft (SU)
Accessories: gem adhesives (Colorbox)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rainbow note

Just "a little note" using one of the free downloads from Nichole Heady today! I chose to use Melissa Bickford's cute little rainbow tag. I was drawn to those awesome polka dot clouds!

I love everything about the card except for the yellow base. I picked it to match the yellow in the rainbow, but I'm not sure it's right for the card. I'm thinking I should have gone with white or kraft. What do you think? Should I redo it?

I had a little "helper" today when I made this card. My three year old sorted buttons while I created. :)

I haven't decided who I'm rooting for in the Super Bowl tonight - do I root for the family favorite Packers, or do I cheer on the Steelers because their coach is from W&M?

Stamps: Tiny Treats: Halloween, Anniversary Digital Download (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White (SU); New Leaf Bitty Dot Basics (PTI)
Accessories: Pure Poppy Vintage Buttons (PTI); Baker's Twine (Martha Stewart); 1.75" circle punch (SU); 2" scallop circle punch (SU); Mat Stack 4 die (PTI); dimensionals (SU); Melon Mambo, Real Red, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, and Baja Breeze markers (SU)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Papertrey Customer Favorites

Wow, choose my very favorite Papertrey Ink project from 2010??? That is pretty hard! But, I think I'm going to go with this awesome card - Celebrate Bloom. I love how it is clean and simple, but is so "WOW" because of that big 3D bloom.

Stamps: Framed (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush, and Happy Spots patterned paper (PTI)
Accessories: Bloom Builders die, Dark Chocolate vintage button, twine (PTI)