Mother’s Day Card

Posted by gryphn on February 16, 2014 in Fun with paper |



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.

CAS Colours and Sketches Sketh hallenge #61

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!


Feb 26th Class Cards

Posted by gryphn on February 9, 2014 in Fun with paper, Wednesday Night Cards |

Congratulations Party

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.

Brains and the Paper

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.

Cap Celebration








Feb. 12th Class Cards

Posted by gryphn on February 9, 2014 in Fun with paper, Wednesday Night Cards |

Valentine Heart Shaker card

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.

Eiffel Valentine

Hope you have a great week!







Birthday Card Create-a-thon is January 25th!

Posted by gryphn on January 9, 2014 in Fun with paper |

Gandering at Your Birthday

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).

Birthday Party Balloons

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.

Emergency Birthday Card

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.


Birthday Skids

Posted by gryphn on November 22, 2013 in Fun with paper |

Skidding in to wish you a Happy Birthday

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

FMS Final 113-001

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.


Mr. Gobbles the 4th

Posted by gryphn on November 15, 2013 in Fun with paper |

IMG_2308So 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.

FMS Final 112-001

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!



Hunting for a Birthday

Posted by gryphn on November 12, 2013 in Fun with paper |

imageRecently 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!





Gated Turkey Day

Posted by gryphn on November 11, 2013 in Fun with paper |

CTS_Sketch_53So 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.

closed turkey day card

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!IMG_0006

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.








Turkey Day Invitations

Posted by gryphn on November 11, 2013 in Fun with paper |


IMG_0001I finally got around to making the invitations for the thanksgiving day festivities.  I used the Freshly Made Sketches #111 as my inspiration for the layout.  They’ll be in the mail soon!  If I don’t forget anyway…  I’m finding it super hard to use the crushed curry paper and I think I may have gone a little overboard with the colors, but hey.  Where is the fun in not going over the top.


Not Quite Navy and Gold

Posted by gryphn on October 10, 2013 in Fun with paper |

image Just a simple card…












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