Apparently I was on a roll tonight. I made this great, simple looking Congratulations card. I was trying to figure out what I could do for the angle lines, that wasn’t ribbon. Then I remembered I got a stamp in my Paper Pumpkin that was a great set of arrows. Love the polymer. I still need to work on getting a closer aim on the lineup, but for a quick congrats card not too shabby.
I think for the heck of it I’ll enter it over at Freshly Made Sketches. I tried one that had different colors for the lines, but I just couldn’t get into it. The color changes seemed way to abrupt. I probably could have used stamping off to get a gradation of the lines, but that actually wasn’t something I thought about until just now. At one point I thought maybe it was too plain, so I added some sequins to it randomly. It added some shiny, but really didn’t do anything for the overall card and well they looked tacked on. I’ll take a picture later so you can see what I mean. I guess simple is the best.
I like all the base ideas these sites give. Hope you have a great night and happy crafting!
Wow I haven’t posted in a while… I made a great new card tonight I’m really happy with! I tried a bunch of different options for the center of the flowers, but I kept coming back to the Jewels Basic Rhinestones. You just can’t beat the glimmer and believe me I tried to find another option. I tried Stickles and pearls and beads… they all just did not look right. I also tried the rounded corners on the card for the first tim and I think that added a bit to the ‘elegance’ of the card. I figure it’s once enough I’m going to enter it in the CAS(E) this sketch #79.
I stuck with a fairly simple idea. I wanted a nice thank you card that used the new mini flower punch and was something I would be proud to send to a loved one. One that really showed how much what they did meant to me. I think this did it. The red of love in the flowers and the growth of that love in the vines springing flower with bounty.
I know enough of me waxing poetic. I do really like this card though.
I had some time free from the hubby and Tiny person today, so I got to work on some cards . I decided to get a head start on some Mother’s day cards and came up with a fun one. It’s a gate fold card, using Stampin’ Up’s Soft Suede as the base. I don’t remember what the designer paper is, but the other colors are Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight. I used the Floral Frames Framelits Dies to make the gate and the Inside writing area. I think next time I would do some sponging on the gate flowers and perhaps emboss the center of that flower in gold or early espresso. I’m just not fully happy yet. The sentiment is from the Delightful Dozen set.
Since this is a square card, I’ll have to use the envelope punch board to make an envelope for it and i’ll probably cost a little more to send, but I think it’s worth it. Had a great time making it and I’m going to have to make some more.
I also decided I was happy enough with it that I’m enter it in the CAS Colours and Sketches Sketh hallenge #61. I like the input I get on the cards, especially if there are tips or tricks I could have, should have, or might have used that I didm;t think of or don’t know.
Have a great day and happy stamping!
With graduations right around the corner, we’re going to get a head start making some great cards for the occasion. I’m going to have one card holders and other variations soon for March 5th too.
Don’t forget you don’t have to make these specific ones, there a lot of different options to choose from. Just remember it will probably take a bit longer for me to get the supplies together for them.
We’re making some last minute Valentine’s cards this Wednesday. Here are a couple to choose from.
I ran out of time to take a picture of the other 2. I’ll try and get them up by Tuesday night.
Hope you have a great week!
January 25th is the Birthday Card Create-a-thon.
Join us for a great day of Birthday Card making!
We’ll be creating a great set of Birthday Cards this month! We’ll be making 5 each of 3 designs (15 total).
I’ll provide the materials if you bring your basic crafting supplies: adhesives, scissors, bone folder and whatever else you need to make yourself comfortable creating these wonderful pieces of personal art. Lunch: I’ll bring a main dish, if you’ll bring a dish to pass.
Please RSVP no later than 3 days prior to the event (no later than Jan. 22). Payment via cash, check or Paypal of $25 reserves your seat. Spots are limited, so get yours while they last!
These are the cards we’re making.
This was a fun card. Skidding in to wish you a Happy Birthday! I was missing some inspiration until I looked over at the Freshly Made Sketch
that was going on. So I squealed my tires on over to the card corner and went at it. I usually pick the fire trucks, but I thought it should be the police delivering the news on this one.
So here is one of my last Thanksgiving invitations… I really need to get these in the mail this weekend.
I was playing with Freshly Made Sketches #112 for this one.
Love, love, love these sites!
Sketch sites like FMS give makers a great starting point, whether you’re feeling totally uninspired or you just want to start with a little direction to go in.
The sites aren’t only a stellar resource, but they really are an extremely helpful place to see work of other makers. I may never win any of the challenges, but I will always enjoy them as much as humanly possible. May Mr. Gobbles live in infamy! Have a great Pre-turkey week week!
Recently I was shopping and really wanted a new die that would make trees. I’m really pleased with the one I got and used it to make a birthday card using it.
I was going to make some Christmas cards with it, but this is what came out. I definitely think it’ll look great with some snow too though!
So since I’m on a mission to force myself to use more Crushed Curry paper, I decided I needed to make another version of the Turkey day invitation. This one was based off the CAS(E) this Sketch #53.
When I looked at it I almost immediately thought of the cards that have folding sides, and so viola, my “gated turkey day” card was formed. I think I like the patterns on the card better this time and I’m getting a little more mileage out of that crushed curry. Yes I did use some of the same components as the last turkey day card, but that seemed like a good idea lest my family think that someone got a more special card than the other. That just is not an option. So I’m sticking it out with Sweater Weather and Crushed Curry for my Turkey day invitations, just in different and happily funky ways!
Here’s a view of it open. Right now Mr. Gobbles is just sitting in mid-air, but we’ll fix that when I work on the insides later.