Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Popsicle Card

Inspired by a card seen online
The Popsicles were made using a half round rectangle in Make The Cut.  A rounded rectangle was used for the sticks.  A tear was used for the melted droplet.  All those shapes are built into the software.

I added Peachy Keen stamped faces, a cut out "hi" and a little shading and pen work.

Sunflower and Butterfly Card

Sunflowers are from the Bloom cartridge
Flower centers were done with a Bitty Punch from Stampin' Up
Greenery is from Accent Essentials
The butterfly is an EK Success punch
I used a rotary cutter to deckle the edge.

Bird Cage Card

The large priority mail box for Operation Write Home is just about full.  I've been concentrating on doing cards for Father's Day since the cut off date for those is April 30th.  But, making the same theme card after card gets boring to me.  Today I went online and searched my Pinterest boards of card ideas and saw one similar to this layout.  It's a nice, spring looking card so I made eight of them.

The narrow pink strip was embossed.  The birdcage is from the Sophie cartridge.  I punched the bird and branches with a Stampin' Up punch and embossed the bird's body.  The sentiment was stamped and punched with their modern label punch then I created a shadow for it using images from their software and cut those with Make The Cut.  The border was done with a Martha Stewart punch.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hello Spring Card

The retired Stampin' Up set, Hello Spring, was used to make this card.  A Stamp-a-ma-jig made it simple to position the  tulip stamp where I wanted across the white strip.

Inspired by a card seen online a couple of years ago.

3 Hearts Card

Kraft cardstock makes great card fronts.  This is a re-make of a card I did a couple of years ago.  The hearts were sized and cut using Make The Cut software and my Cameo.  I inked the edges of the card front insert and the hearts and added some pen stitching.

"Hello" card

Stampin' Up's pansy punch and flower shop stamp set were used.  I printed the sentiment using Brannonboll Fet font.

The flowers were stamped with tuxedo black Memento ink then the centers were sponged with Dandelion yellow ink.

I saw this card on Dawn Griffith's blog.  She made hers as a gate fold card; I made mine as a standard A2.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Word Search Card

I printed the grid of letters using Hallmark card making software.  The red marker is a clip art shape in the software program.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blue Daisies Card

I used some clip art of the pearls for the background. Added some silk flowers and put pearl drops in for centers. 

Just For You Card

Monday, April 14, 2014

Just My Type Card

The typewriter is a clip art image that I imported into Hallmark card making software and added the text.  It's pop dotted for dimension.

An embossing folder by Paper Studio was used on the base.  I inked the letters with some white craft ink to make them stand out on the black background.

Another Graphic 45 Father's Day Card

This morning as I woke up, a card layout popped into my mind.  It was crystal clear.  I knew exactly what I was going to cut and how it would be positioned onto the base.

This is what I wound up making.  It's sort of like the idea I had in mind, but not exactly.  I just couldn't find the "right" paper for my layout!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Double Stamped Card

This technique was seen on a Stampin' Up demonstrator's blog.  I used white craft ink to stamp on the black paper and tuxedo black ink on the white.

Gingham Card

I embellished a Martha Stewart thank you card.  Found several boxes of these on clearance a couple of years ago and liked the punched border on the edge.  They work up really quickly and make nice cards.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  I used one of their bitty punches for the flowers and centers then added some pen lines with a Bermuda Bay marker.

Monochromatic Daffodil Card

I made this with the image colored and without coloring.  I like the monochrome card best.

Masculine Collage Card

Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport stack was used for this collage card.

More Graphic 45 Father's Day Cards

 These collage cards were all made with Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport stack.