Monday, December 15, 2014

Graphic Squares

I wanted to try something new and I needed a masculine birthday card and this card is a completely different style of card from what I normally create.  I used my square nestabilities dies to cut various sizes of squares and just started laying them out on the card front until I was happy with the design and then I glued them all down.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Vintage Labels
Paper:  Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities Dies, Tombow Adhesive

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Freezin' Season!

Time for a winter holiday card.  Although I completed all my holiday cards and have them mailed I didn't get a chance to post all of my designs.  This card was created for the October Christmas card challenge.  October's challenge was to make a card for another winter holiday.  Not everyone celebrates Christmas so this challenge was the perfect opportunity to make a winter card and what could be more about winter than a snowman.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Snowman - Inkadinkadoo, Sentiment - Darcie's
Paper:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Black, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Rounded Tab Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button Brad, Frost White Shimmer Mist, Dimensionals

Thursday, December 11, 2014

French Foliage Leaf Cluster

Another birthday card for a co-worker.  To keep the leaves and french text in a vertical line I used my stamp-a-ma-jig.  I use the stamp-a-ma-jig on almost all of my cards and it is one of the most used tools other than my paper cutter.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  French Foliage, Bring on the Cake
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Really Rust
Ink:  Really Rust, Mellow Moss
Accessories:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Very Vintage Button, Linen Thread, Extra Large Oval Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vintage Butterfly Birthday

I saw this card on Splitcoast and loved the vintage look of it.  The only thing I changed was the sentiment since I needed another birthday card for a co-worker.

Supplies Used:  
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Very Vintage Buttons, Linen Thread, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cake with Bling

This fancy cake was a birthday card for a co-worker.  I make birthday cards for all of my co-workers and sometimes it isn't easy coming up with different ideas and designs.  I am really making an effort to use my supplies and not purchase new things other than whisper white and very vanilla card stock and embellishments.  I'm hoping to put together some greeting card sets in the new year that hopefully will use up a good portion of my older card stock and designer series paper.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Embellished Events
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, Making Memories My Kids Collection Katie DSP
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Green Galore
Accessories:  Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities Dies, Bitty Banner Framelits, Boho Blossoms Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Dots Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Monday, December 8, 2014

Masculine Leaf Trio

I finally have all my Christmas cards completed and mailed so I'm back to my normal posts and since it's Monday we have a masculine card.  The most time consuming part of this card was stitching the leaves.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Occasional Quotes, Hardwood
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake DSP
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Versa Mark
Accessories:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Neutrals Brads, Linen Thread, White Thread, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals