Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Vintage Moths Card

Full Moon and Owls Card

This is an oldie but a goodie.  While looking through my files for ideas I ran across one similar that I made a long time ago.

The moon is a 3 1/2" circle, the owls, a Stampin' Up punch and the branch is a die that I trimmed to fit. The hearts were done with a Martha Stewart punch and I added some white pen work on the outer edge.

There is no sentiment on the front so it can be used for a "love you" or anniversary card.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

White Mice Card

Jamie AR Albanese came up with the idea of using punches to create these cute little mice.

An 1 3/4" circle is the body and Stampin Up's full heart punch is the head.  I free handed some black dots for the eyes, punched a hole with a Crop-O-Dile and tied on baker's twine for the tail.  The nose was done with one of the Bitty Punches from Stampin' Up.

Black Embossed Butterflies Card

I took several photos of this card and none of them show it off like I wanted.  In real life, the embossed stamps really show up and the mat underneath the card is dark, shiny, smoked grey metallic.

The red cardstock is from a Tim Holtz stack. I used three different sets of stamps for the embossed images.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Kensington Branch Card

The base of this card is some corrugated white paper that I've had on hand for quite a while.  I wanted a white background for the pink and red layers but needed some texture.  The butterfly branch is a Memory Box die named Kensington Branch; I trimmed one branch off to fit and added some hot fix silver dots around the branch.

It's a little more elegant looking than it appears in the photo.  The Memory Box die has a lot of detail and more depth than what shows in the photo.

Fall Pumpkins Card

The pumpkins were made using an oval punch.  I inked the edges and hand cut a piece of brown for the stems.

The green swirl was cut with a die and Cuttlebug.  The green striped shape is from Elegant Edges cartridge cut on my Cameo.

I traced and cut the tiny maple leaves.

This card was inspired by one seen online.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Deer Sillhouette Card

It's that time of the year!  We are having some fall-like weather so I got inspired to make a fall themed card.  Fall in Oklahoma means hunting and this is a perfect masculine fall themed card for the season.

The front is embellished with some hemp twine, burlap and a silk fall leaf.  I had to add some pen stitching, of course.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Doily In A Circle Card

This card was CASED from a Dutch speaking Stampin' Up demonstrator's blog.  It took me quite a while to determine what cuts and what size cuts I'd need to complete my version!

The butterfly was cut out twice with a Sizzix die, once in vellum and once in a bright pink cardstock.  I used copper wire to wrap those pieces together and make the antennas.

The doily is from Elegant Edges cartridge, modified and cut with Make The Cut software on my Cameo.

The pink patterned paper was cut at 3 1/4 x 4 3/4" with a 2 1/2" circle cut on one side for the doily's opening.

The flowers were done with Petite Petal and Boho Blossoms punches from Stampin' Up.  The center is a stick on pearl.

The pink patterned paper didn't photograph well.  It has iridescent lines going throughout the design and they don't show up.  Robin Goens supplied the paper from Stampin' Up.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mittens Winter Themed Card

The mittens are from the Artiste cartridge, modified and cut in Make The Cut software.  I added some white Signo pen trim on the cuffs and attached some baker's twine onto the back.

The tag is something I had on hand; I colored the reinforced circle with an Old Olive Stampin' Up marker, shaded the edges and stamped a small sentiment across the bottom edge.

The snowflakes were done with an EK Success punch I found at WalMart two years ago.

Inspired by a card seen online.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Post-It Note Holder

This design is from the Silhouette store #63972 titled 3D Easel Sticky Note Holder Tall by Jamie Cripps.  Thank goodness there's link on the design page to her blog or I'd never have figured out how to assemble it!

The original version has an easel so it will stand upright.  I never did figure out how to attach the easel as it appears in her tutorial but that's okay.  I modified it a bit so I can just put magnetic strips on the back and stick it onto the refrigerator.

This is my prototype so I just grabbed some coordinating papers to use.  I plan to do some of these for Christmas gifts and have a lot of embellishments to add.

Artiste Birthday Card

Another card inspired by Joy Tracy at Obsessed With Scrapbooking.  She used several layers from the Cricut Artiste cartridge to make a square fall themed thank you card.  I followed her measurements and made an A2 , 5 1/2 x 4 1/4", card.

The shapes from the cartridge were traced using Make The Cut software and cut on my Cameo.  Using the shadow feature in the software I added a pink layer under the white sentiment layer then added a small punched flower with a pearl center.

Design by Joy Tracy

Design by Joy Tracy