I made this card for my crafty friend Cara. She loves coffee, so thought this was perfect. I was brilliant (or so I thought) when I realized I could turn the label of the coffee cup over and stamp from the other side so my paper would fit.
without the flash:
with the flash:
Papers: Neenah, Recollections
Stamps: SU Garden Greetings, SU Riveting, Fiskars
Accessories: Tim Holtz ef, homemade acrylic dots, Cuttlebug
Techniques: paper piecing
Over Labor Day, I went back to Iowa for a big birthday celebration. My mom planned her own party so it would be just perfect. My Great Aunt turned 90 on Sept 2, my Great Uncle turned 80 on Aug 31, my mom turned 70 on Sept 4, and my cousin (son to my Great Aunt) turned 60 on Sept 2. The party was great. I haven't seen my aunt smile like that for many years. Mom had everything color coordinated - blue for the Sept birthdays and green for the Aug birthday. So I followed suite as well.
I had this idea but was going to cut the numbers out with my cricut and put the numbers back in the cut spots. I tried and tried but couldn't get them to line up properly. So plan 2 had to come to be. My uncle got tears in his eyes when my mom told him I made the cards myself. He thanked me and told me the cards were awesome. He didn't know I made handmade cards.
Of course I took the photo booth props.
Papers: Neenah, Bazzil, Recollections, The Paper Studio
Stamps: Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug, project life dies, acrylic dots, pop dots, SU project life corner rounder, Cricut, Martha Stewart seasonal birthdays cartridge
This card is for Ceylan. Of course, it has an elephant on it. I didn't intend on using these papers again on a card so quickly, but they were on my desk so quick to grab. I made this card relatively quickly for me. I went in knowing that I was doing so that helped.
I was asked by my friend Kathy, if I could make a card for her. She wanted a special card for a lady that fixed her sewing machine. The only requirements were that it be a sewing theme, thank you and bright colors. I've never really made any cards with a sewing theme but have items I can use for it.
I went back through my Pinterest pins/screenshots and found this scrapbook page (I'll have to post when the link later (I can't find the picture). I thought it would be perfect since it's quilt looking. It is funny, I sew more on paper than I do material. It really adds to the project.
Kathy and I were both going to be at the casino so we met there so she could get the card. I had sent her a picture so she knew what it looked like. She liked it in the picture but really liked it in person.
Papers: Neenah, Bazzil, SU pixie pink, Recollections, Momento
Stamps: SU - garden greetings,
Accessories: sewing machine, gem flower, Stickles, enamel dots, pop dots
Ink: Copic, Memories
Techniques: sketch, sewing
I made one card only during the May crop. I hit my head on the thermostat of the fridge getting water before I left so had the worst headache for most of it. I took 4 Advil and finally started to feel better. It knocked my neck out so I knew I hit it really hard.
I used this sketch. This sketch is a great one. This could be my new favorite color combo. I used my favorite polka dot paper.
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections, Colorbok
Stamps: CTMH (cutie pie stamp of month May 2015), SU (garden greetings)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Lawn Fawn die, MFT die, homemade enamel dots, pop dots
Techniques: paper piecing, sketch
This card is for my coworker. She's going through a lot right now so I sent an email to ask the whole team to bombard her with cards for her birthday. Her favorite color is teal so I tried to add as much in as possible. She has a dog and treats that dog like her child.
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, SU night of Navy, DCWV Hippie, The Paper Studio, Recollections.
Stamps: Recollections, SU Garden Greetings
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU happy die, homemade acrylic dots, bling.
Technique: paper piecing.
I made this card for my friend Kim's birthday. I pinned this card on Pinterest, with the intention to use it as my inspiration for Kim's card. Then Kim pinned it shortly after. I knew it had to be at that point. The Christmas tree and the birthday hat were the same shape. I didn't make my center image as large as in this card though. Kim and I do that kind of thing a lot. We will text or talk and pretty much say the same things or if we are out shopping separately, we'll often ask the other if they want this and it's the same thing. That's so weird when that happens. We joke that we're twins from other parents.
It felt strange to make a card and not have any restrictions. Just fun. The hard part, is that my craft room is near disaster stage and I kept losing my supplies. I set the paper pack down and couldn't find it for 15 minutes. That's just crazy.
I had to make the cupcake chocolate because that's my favorite and the cherry on top is a homemade acrylic dot.
Without the flash:
With the flash so you can see all the glitter in the papers and cupcake. In real life, it is more the colors in the card without the flash. It's very bright and cheerful.
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, SU chocolate chip, The Paper Studio - Eat Cake.