Thursday, August 21, 2014

Love & Sympathy

A simple but elegant sympathy card for a friend of mine.  I like the mix of brocade blue designer paper with the single flower image.  I'm still trying to use the long ago discontinued paper and inks.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Love & Sympathy
Paper:  Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue DSP
Ink:  Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Black
Accessories:  Bluebird Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearl, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yipee-Skipee! Woo-Hoo! Awesome!

This card was sent to my daughter to celebrate the fact that my husband and I had made the final payment on her college student loans!  I think it took me a little over 6 years to pay off those loans.  I know that most young people starting out today probably have in excess of 50 thousand dollars to pay in student loans.  Neither my husband nor I wanted that for our children so we helped in every way we could to ensure that they didn't have to start their adult lives with such debt.  I love the way this card turned out.  It is a little larger than a standard A2 card but I needed the height in order to include all of the little word bubbles.  As you can see from the number of stamp sets used I was able to have enough words to convey our happiness in acheiving our goal of having the loans paid off in under 10 years!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:Yippee-Skippee, Happy Day, Just Sayin', Happy Hour, Fabulous Phrases, Tiny Talk
Paper:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Black, Green Galore, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue, Pink Pirouette
Ink:  Black, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Owl Builder Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Pack, Scallop Circle Punch, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Googlie Eyes, Rhinestones, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Christmas Quilt

This was the card I made for the March 2014 Christmas card challenge.  I actually made 8 of these cards.  The challenge was to "recycle, reuse or repurpose something" on the card.  I chose to use some red glimmer hearts that I had punched while making Valentine's Day cards. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Holiday Frame Fun, Little Shapes
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Red Glimmer
Ink:  Creamy Caramel, Real Red
Accessories:  Heart from the Owl Builder Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tombow Adhesive

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tasteful Trims Birthday

I can't believe a month has gone by since my last blog post.  Since it is Monday, how about a masculine card.  This was the card I made for my nephew who turned sixteen in July.  I've made this same card before but I used various shades of blue so I guess you can say I am CASEing myself.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Delightful Dozen
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Only Orange, Really Rust
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze
Accessories:  Tasteful Trims Bigz Die, Cajun Craze Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Dimensionals

Monday, July 21, 2014

Punch Art Wrenches

It's Monday again and here is another masculine card.  This card was for my brother-in-law who is a mechanic and it incorporates some punch art.   To create the wrench you will need a strip of basic gray card stock that is 1/2" wide and about 2 3/4" long; at one end you will adhere a 1 1/4" circle that was punched using the word window punch and at the other end is a 3/4" circle that was punched around the itty bitty flower (hopefully this make sense).

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Black, Bordering Blue, Island Indigo, DCWV Metallic
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  1 1/4" & 3/4" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch ,Oval Nestabilities Die, Herringbone Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Mini Silver Brads, Dimensionals