January 22, 2015

Minion Card

I keep coming across these cute Minion cards made by paper crafters. I didn't even know what a Minion was so had to look it up. I made this card for my grandson, who is recovering from strep throat. He loves getting mail, so off it goes to him today. Of course, when children get cards they immediately look for cash enclosed, so I slipped in a $5 bill. The card was fun (and easy) to make and I think it came out cute.

January 19, 2015

Dreams Are Wishes

Today I wanted to participate in a challenge. Okay, let's make that three challenges. I liked the simple sketch at Freshly Made Sketches so decided to use that layout. The challenge sketch is a rectangle card with a center layer and a circle die cut where I will stamp my image. I had recently punched some heart circle frames, so wanted to use one on the card.

Next I saw that The Paper Players challenge #228 was to make a card where the sentiment is the main focus of the card. I chose a sentiment that would show through the heart frame and stamped it on a white circle die cut that I placed under the frame.

Lastly I wanted to participate in a challenge I just came across called Stampin' Celebration. Their challenge #96 was to make a card inspired by love and/or hearts.

Below is the card I made for all three challenges using the layout, sentiment image and the punched heart frame (raised using pop dots). I love the way it turned out. I added just a couple of butterflies to complete the card.

To see the tutorial for the heart punched circle frame click Here.

Finished Card Size - 7" x 5-1/2"
Sentiment Image - Spiral Bouquet by Papertreyink
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Heart Punch - EK Success

January 16, 2015

Hearts & Flowers Valentine

It has been a l-o-n-g time since I've participated in a card challenge. I decided this week to update my blog and add some challenge sites. My first challenge this year is the Mojo Monday Challenge #380. I decided to use my newly acquired rubber stamp set Letters of Love (Stampin' Up!) for the card. I also used a heart (brass) stencil image.

I attached my layers to a white card layer then to a burgundy base card. I then decided it needed a little something extra for the white space at the top right. I had just the thing...a Prim Poppy die cut. I just slid it under the LOVE layer, and it completed the card.

Finished Card Size - 7-1/2" x 6"
Ink Color - Stampin' Up! Baroque Burgundy
Heart Stencil - T.S.C. Designs #510
Prim Poppy - Memory Box Die

January 10, 2015

Tea Bag Folding Revisited

Yesterday morning I work up feeling creative. I could not wait to get into my studio and start on a card. I don't know why, but tea bag folding was on my mind. I haven't done tea bag folding in a long time, so I started looking at cards with tea bag folded tiles. One beautiful card stuck out. It was a card by a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Australia and I just had to try to make one. I had the little square image she used, so made several tiles and began folding. Oh my goodness...I had forgotten how time consuming it was to cut and fold those little tiles and glue them together, but I was determined to get that card made. I finally finished three medallions and made my card. I just love the elegant look of it...to me it looks like it would be perfect for a wedding card. Now, who do I know that is getting married???

January 8, 2015

Birthday Gift Card Holder

YouTube is a great source for tutorials for making cards. I wanted to make a fun card (that would hold a gift card) to send a stamping friend and came across one I really liked. It's a pop-up card and although it took a little time to construct, it was just what I wanted.

I went with a pink/peach color palette and used Stampin' Up! sentiments on the front and inside. When opened, the gift card pops up and the sentiments can be read. I just happen to have the pink polka dot ribbon and it completed the card.

Click on this link for the card tutorial.
Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

December 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Flower Tile Card

I admit it...I have a certain style of stamp images that I like when it comes to making cards. There are certain stamps I love, certain stamps I like and then there are stamps I don't care for. Two step stamp images have never been a favorite of mine, but my thinking has changed. I recently purchased a retired set of two-step flowers titled Heartfelt Thanks and decided to try them out on a card. I absolutely love the watercolor look and they are now on my 'love' list. The card below is made entirely of Stampin' Up! images with a pretty blue card stock I found at Michaels.