I needed to make some get well cards over the weekend, and I really wanted to try a new card type, so here’s what I ended up with. The Butterfly Basics Stamp Set worked really well with this card tooI think that next time I will do a slightly different pull for the card though, or a different fold. For the card all I did was the standard fold and then used Fast Fuse to stick the other side to it. I seemed pretty stiff and sticky to move. I think I’d make it a little narrower so I could fold over about a quarter inch and stick that down. I don’t know, I’m going to have to fuss with it I think.
Just made a quick card for one of my friends to let them know they mattered. Used a new masking technique on it too. I’m having a lot of fun with these tiny cards.
I had a busy Wednesday Night this week. The project was a Double Slider Birthday Invitation. I’m using these to send out for my son’s birthday party in March. I used Wild Wasabi for the green, Crushed Curry dry embossed with bricks for the yellow and Naturals Ivory for the base. I’m still a little annoyed with the Name part, but it was the only thing I could think of for this area.
I made a fun Valentine the other day while I was playing with my new alcohol markers. I made the hearts from the sliver glimmer paper that was colored with the cherry cobbler set. Great fun!
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.