November 16, 2010

Blue Tulip Card

Here is another card I made using my Posh Impressions Tulip stamp. Most of the flower stamps from Posh Impressions are solid, which I really like. I use Dee Gruenig's Marvy Brush Markers to color the images and they stamp real well on glossy card stock. Today I decided to make a card in blues.

November 15, 2010

Thinking of You

I really like the card sketches at Stamping 411. Here is this week's card that I made.

I started with a 6-1/4" x 5" white base card. I stamped the bottom of a white layer with one of my SU stamping wheels. I Cuttlebug-embossed the top of the layer with my Swiss Dots folder. I backed this layer with light purple card stock. For the image I used my All Night Media (Posh Impressions) tulip and stamped it in green and purple. The sentiment (SU) was stamped in purple and die cut using my oval Nestabilities. Before adding the image and sentiment, I glued on a strip of purple card stock separating the border image and the embossing.

November 10, 2010

A Masculine Card

When I purchased a McGill moose punch many years ago I wondered what I would use it for. It's sat on a shelf for a long time and today I was glad I had bought it. I needed to make a birthday card for a man, and I didn't know what I was going to do. I don't have many images that would work on a masculine card. I did have this great wooded scene stamp from Embossing Arts, so thought I'd use that. Then I thought of the moose punch, so punched a few in brown and it was a perfect size to add to the wooded scene.

I started with a 6" x 5-1/2" base card. I sponge stamped the edge of a white top note die cut with a beige color ink. I stamped the trees in brown then using pop dots added the moose as if he was walking through the trees. I backed the die cut with a brown decorative card stock that I border punched (at the bottom) with a Martha Stewart punch. I then backed that piece with beige and brown card stock. I added some gold elastic cord to the bottom and made a little tag that I attached to the cord. I then attached it to the base card.

November 9, 2010

A Chocolate Penguin

Yesterday was my craft hour with the seniors at Oakmont Nursing and Rehab Center. Since the holidays are near, I decided on a gift project that they could give away to a visitor or friend. I came across the cutest Penguin bag topper on Kim Bolzanthal's blog and it was perfect. To see more of her adorable bag toppers, click on her name above.

Isn't this just the cutest thing? I started by making bags containing a packet of hot cocoa and a candy cane (stiring stick). I die cut the heads using the SU Top Note die. I sponge stamped the edge with black ink then folded the die cut in half. The ladies added a little beak and two punched eyes to the front then on the back side (at the bottom) attached two arms (black card stock die cut with oval Nestabilities). We then attached the Penguin topper to the top of the bags. I went around the room asking each lady if they wanted their penguin to be a boy or a girl. If they chose a girl, they added a little pink ribbon bow to the head. Everyone wanted a girl penguin...I knew when they saw how cute it was with a bow, they would want a girl. :)

Baby, It's Cold Outside

I love cold weather. Saturday morning we woke up to frost on the grass and ice on the windows. That put me in a winter mood and I started thinking about making winter cards. I recently purchased a cute little snowman from Michaels (in their dollar bin) so made the card below. I also love this card has 7 alternating layers.

Today I came across a new (to me) challenge blog called The Paper Players. The challenge this week is to make a snowman card, so this will be my first entry.