Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Together Forever

An old friend just recently got married and I wanted to send her
a very special birthday card.
A few days ago I ran across a YouTube video by Amazing Paper Grace
on using a wide border punch, like the Martha Stewart Trellis Punch
here to make a framework for your card.
I had to try it!  It worked so well, thank you Becca!

I used a Webster's Pages 6x6 Paper for the photo behind the frame
Highlighting the peacock's tail with Stickles
The flower and Love are also Websters

I popped the whole framework up on pop strips to pull it away
from the cardstock and added pearls to the corners and
along the flower centers

The beautiful flower ribbon is more of that 90% off closeout
I got from my LSS (it ended up costing $1.19 for 10 yards!)
The lace behind it was in a RAK

Sentiments are from My Cute Stamps

To finish I lightly sprayed the inside and out with Iridescence Shimmer
from Glimmer Mists

Thursday, April 19, 2012

WoW! I Miss You

I got my new issue of Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine,
even though it's the April edition, (it comes from Great Britain)
and had a lot of Easter ideas I love the new stamps that were included!
Like this cute little baker stirring up sentiments on the card front

The sentiment stamps, front and inside are My Sentiments Exactly

The Paper collection is Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl (the 6x6 pad)

I used a Copics for coloring and stickles for a little bling inside and out

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mini Squares

I used a 1 inch ruffled square punch and punched out a multitude of  squares
Inking each square around the edges

On a mat of white paper 5x6" I drew a faint pencil line diagonally from corner to corner
Working from the middle I started placing my squares along this line
Moving from row to row until the entire surface was covered, leaving a small space
between each square showing the mat below
I trimmed the square to 4 x 51/4" and placed it on my card front

Next I punched out a Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly,
Inked the edges and used some Diamond Stickles on the wings
I took some light weight purple beading wire to form the antenna
and popped the butterfly up on the lower left of my card front.

On the inside I used a script stamp over a piece of printed paper from
the K&Company Best of Brenda Walton stack
I was given the butterfly (which was cut on white cardstock) in a RAK
so I used some spray and glittered it up,
ran it through the Polka Dot Embossing Folder in my Cuttlebug and
stamped it with a My Sentiments Exactly stamp

The last step was placing some small pearls
where each square met at the corners
Supplies used:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

have a purrfect day

Kitty is from Penny's Black 'purrfect day' clear stamp collection
What's a kitty without bling?  I added Waterfall Stickles to the collar
I used the Copic Collection C for the kitty, it's the only copics I own :-( 

I saw a card where they had cut the primary mat and slid another under the slits.
I really like this look.

Printed papers are the 6x6 Bo Bunny Ad Lib Collection

Sentiment is a My Sentiments Exactly Rub on

This gorgeous ribbon was a close out, 90% off!, from my LSS
79 cents for 10 yards of wire rimmed ribbon,
what a bargain!!!

Some the supplies used (I couldn't find the rub-ons, I've had them for a bit)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Can't Turn Back the Clock

My other half's birthday is Monday and I wanted a special card for him.
I took inspiration from Smitha Katti's card in the May/June 2012 Paper Crafts Magazine.  
(Check out her site, Smiling Colors.)
I just loved her card (Love You Dad Card, page 80),
 it had a Graphic 45 piece of paper on it with men's shoes from The Gentlemen collection.
So cool!  But I hunted and didn't have that paper but did have this one, also Graphic 45,
that had the shirt, tie,cuffs and collar (from the Romantique collection). 
Since my guy wore a suit and tie daily to work his whole career I thought this was a perfect fit!  
 The top strip, and the envelope in the first picture, are from a paper stack
that I got years ago at Costco.  If anyone knows who made this paper would
you leave a comment?  I just love it!
I added a brad and a strip of 7 Gypsies clock face paper
from the 6x6 Paddington stack
(which I just saw at Tuesday Morning for $1.99 for the pad can you believe that!!!)
 I found the inside sentiment online and printed it out on my computer.
Inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink
 I finished the card with 3 small buttons
and a Happy Birthday (Hero Arts) stamp done with
Perfect Pearls in Bronze

Supplies I used: