Friday, April 20, 2012

Birthday Flowers Card

Here is a birthday card I made for a friend this past weekend. To my suprise I didnt have a birthday sentiment stamp, so I just made a fun card front instead. Knowing that she loves flowers and bright colors, I layered some punched flowers out of the Mango Frost 4x6.5 mat stack by Die Cuts With a View. In the middle each flower is a rhinestone. Along the bottom I layered some strips from the same stack and added a punched border for some flair. The stems are stamped and the butterflys were colored with inks to coordinate with everything. For the inside I used some corrdinating markers and pens from Martha Stewart and handwrote my sentiment and message.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shabby Chic Tags

I just finished my tags for my very first tag swap! I am so excited now that all the nerves are out of the way. If you have never done one, a tag swap is pretty cool. Each person makes a set number of tags, (in my case 9). I kept one and mailed 8 off. Once all the tags are mailed to a central location, they get divided so you get 8 tags back, each one from a different person. For this swap there was a choice of 3 themes. Grungy, (think Tim Holtz), French Country and Shabby Chic. I opted to participate in the shabby chic since it was a new area for me and I had some wonderful ideas swirling.

These are photos of 2 of the tags I sent out. As you can see they are slightly different but using the same materials and general design. Each tag has a 4x6 kraft base and a 3/25x5 white matte with a punched border. The flowers were made from coordinating paper. I cut them out using a punch and my cricut and then hand finessed them. I am so pleased with how they turned out! The back is plain but I did sign each one with my name and blog site so I am hoping that those who get them pop by and leave a comment!

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter to My Peeps Card

This is a 4x6 Easter card I created to send to my family and friends this year. The colors are Hollyhock, Blush, Garden Green, White, Creme Brulee and Grey Flannel. All the colors and the stamp set are part of the Close To My Heart catalog that runs from Feb 2012 to July 2012. I also used a Martha Stewart punch set to create the pink border that overlays the green.  The pattern is eyelet lace. For the flower it is a piece of yellow paper from my stash along with the center flower and the pearl. It works great for any age and the colors are easily swapped for a more masculine feel. Enjoy and have a Happy Easter!!!