December 8, 2013
I was recently asked to make gift cards for a friend's candle business. When I saw some pretty olive green scrapbook paper at Jo Ann's Crafts, I knew that was the color I wanted to use. I made the envelopes out of the scrapbook paper then used white A-2 cards for the gift card. I stamped a front panel with a floral branch (Stampin' Up!) in olive green then added pink flowers with a pearl center. Under the branch I stamped the sentiment (also Stampin' Up!). Inside the card I placed her logo plus gift card information with a watermark photo of her candle under the wording. On the back I put her business information and a photo of her fragrant Cinnamon candle. I hope she is pleased with the results.
December 5, 2013
Card are nice to send and receive, but it's even nicer if the card is personal...personal to the person receiving it. And what's more personal than having their name right on the front?
I found this wonderful free font that I just loved, so printed out names to add to my holiday cards. The birdhouse with birds image is a stamp from PSX that I stamped and embossed. I really like the layout of this card.
August 23, 2013
What I thought, but didn't say, was that not only did I love the die but want to buy more of them. They are so easy to fold and tuck and if you use the right decorative paper, you can get a wonderful medallion to use on cards. Below is the first medallion I made using a purple polka dot paper with a solid dark purple backing. This will be used on a card for my generous friend who gave me the set.
August 1, 2013
This summer I decided it was time to get on YouTube. I have been helping our church out with a YouTube site, so decided I'd start a channel for my photography and cards. If you'd like to take a look, here is the link.
August is finally here, so I know it will be cooling off soon. Cooler weather always inspires me to get busy making cards. If I can tear myself away from making videos, I might even get busy on a card this week. Have a creative day!
March 28, 2013
A couple of days ago I came across a card made with a bamboo stamp that I just had to case. Thankfully, the same stamp is in my collection so I made the card below.
I started with a 5-1/2" cream colored card. I cut a 5" cream colored layer and embossed two lines at the top and bottom. I stamped the bamboo in brown (off center) and attached this layer to a green layer. I stamped a second bamboo and die cut it with a circle die. I inked the edge of the circle and sponged on a little brown at the bottom left side. I then attached it to the first image, lining up the stalks. I added a piece of sheer brown ribbon and attached the layers to the base card.