Sunday, June 29, 2008

MFT Bundles of Bouquets

Here's an anniversary card I made.

I love my cuttlebug embossing folders!
I used Basic Black for the card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). The red cardstock is from Bazzill. I ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Sizzix machine with the Paisley Cuttlebug Embossing folder and sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Ink (Black Soot). The images were stamped on Whisper White and cut using my Rectangle Nestabilities and colored with Copics. I sponged CTMH Red ink on the edges of these and layered them on a piece of Basic Black cardstock that was cut out using a scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities die. All of this is "tied" together using black grosgrain ribbon, red satin ribbon, and some yummy American Crafts red ribbon.

I don't use black cardstock very often, but I should. It adds a bit of an elegant touch to this card, I think.

Hope you had a great weekend!
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

OCCC: Verve Sympathy

The talented stampers over at Our Creative Corner are hosting a challenge this week. The challenge is to create a project using Basic Grey paper. The Design Team there is using old Basic Grey, but you can use any Basic Grey, really.

I liked this challenge because I am a Basic Grey HOARDER. (There! I admitted it!) So I wanted to use some of the gorgeous papers I bought a couple of years ago and never even opened.

I also wanted to participate in this challenge because Lindsey Botkin of Jacksonbelle Embellishments is giving away a $15 gift certificate for one winner! I love Jacksonbelle Embellishments! Lindsay carries all kinds of fun must-have things in her store and she has great customer service, too!

I needed to make a sympathy card for a dear friend whose mother-in-law just passed away. I find sympathy cards more challenging to make than masculine cards these days.

The card is 5"x6.5" and the base is Whisper White cardstock. I also used Bazzill cardstocks and the Basic Grey is from the "Oh Baby" Boy Collection. I also used Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot), Close To My Heart inks (Topiary & Crystal Blue), Making Memories crystal brads, Copics, & ribbon from Wal-Mart. The floral stamps are from Verve and the sympathy stamp is from Papertrey Ink.
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Friday, June 27, 2008

Criss-Cross Card

This was a super fun card to make!

The base of the card is made from Bazzill cardstock. I'm not sure who makes the patterned paper (Sorry!) because it's been in my stash for a while.

The daisy stamp is a retired stamp from Close To My Heart.

The Hero Arts Swirl is stamped in CTMH Breeze ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then I went over it with a glitter pen.

I also used Gina K stamps for the insert.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Zoom! Zoom!

I made this card for my daughter, when she passed the written portion of the exam and got her Learner's Permit. (Stay off the sidewalks!) ;)

The cardstock is Bazzill and I used a scrap piece of patterned paper on top. I also used my circle Nestabilities dies, a Sizzix oval tag die, and Cuttlebug Embossing folder.

The stamp is a retired Close To My Heart stamp. I colored it with Copics and a silver gel pen and added Diamond Glaze on top to make the car nice and shiny.

It's pretty basic, but it was one of the first cards I made trying to get back into my stamping mode after being away from it for over a year.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Loving the Cupcakes!

I made this large 6x6" card using the Hero Arts Clear Stamps. I love those cupcakes!

The card base is Bazzill Brown, with a layer of teal Prism paper on top of that, and a layer of Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper as well.

The cupcakes are stamped and embossed in black on Whisper White cardstock and colored with Copics. I used the Sakura Souffle pens to bring out the sprinkles on two of the cupcakes and a Robin's Nest Dew Drop to top off the center cupcake.

I used my circle Nestabilities dies to cut out the circles & scallop circles.

This is topped off with a May Arts double sided ribbon.

Easy peasy! And fun!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I'm making the plunge into blogging!

Bear with me while I learn my way around and how to personalize my new site!

This mini calendar was made with scrap papers! I think the cardstock was Bazzill, but I'm not sure who makes the patterned paper. I also used wooden scrabble tiles for the letters, pink wire (Making Memories?), pink eyelets, and scrap pieces of ribbon.

I hang this little calendar at my desk and it's a nice little daily reminder of my word for 2008, "Love."

I had been in a total creative slump for some time, and making this little calendar helped revive my stamping mojo.

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