Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Gift Card Holder

The blue card stock was 11" x 5.5", scored at 3.5", 5.5", and 7.5". I folded this into an M shape. Using my Cuttlebug and my Sizzix Ornate Frame die, I put the folded edges below the scalloped edge of the die (so I would not cut the folded edge). I taped the folded edges together so the gift card would not fall out. I decorated the front with a punched scallop and circle on dimensionals, a stamped "Merry Christmas", and a ribbon to keep the holder closed. The inside has a stamped image and room for a written message.

I used the Stampin' Up word window punch along the folded edge to create the "pocket" for the gift card. The punch has a half-way mark on its side; that made the line up much easier.

This idea is not an original idea of mine. I watched a video on YouTube with Stamping With Heather ( and adapted it to this similar card.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Birthday: Embossed Numbers

Another birthday for a friend. I used an ecru card stock for the card base and an orange card stock for embossing the Numbers folder from Cuttlebug. I used the Stampin' Up punch for the greeting on the front; I used dimensionals for the scallop. Ribbon and jewels completed the front.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Card

Using a copper metallic card stock with white card stock for the embossed pattern, I was going for the simple, elegant look. I used the new Cuttlebug Christmas embossing folder with the tree landscape. The inside of the card has two rubber stamped images. I colored the flame of the candle with yellow.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Embossed Gift Tags

These gift tags are both Christmas and birthday themed. The tags were cut with the Cuttlebug dies, then embossed with various folders. What a fun project for my daughter Aaron and grandson Patrick!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas Gift Tags

Using my Cuttlebug dies to cut the tag shape and the scallop shapes made this a quick project. The tags are 2" by 2.75".

The red tag used a white scallop. I glued a punched snowflake and stamped Merry!

The white tag has a bubble background stamp, red scallop, white punched circle, and stamped and colored holly and ivy. I used a To, From stamp set in green.

The green tag used the snowflake stamp with Warm Winter Wishes embossed with pearl embossing powder.

I stamped the backs with a small "Stamped in Montana" with the shape of Montana.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Birthday Card for my Brother: Alphabet Soup

Manly cards are difficult for me. I used a ribbon on this card -- and I was debating whether to use twine instead. I debated whether to put my jewels in the corner, but I compromised and put white dots instead.

I chose yellow and white card stock with an orange ink for the stamps. I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder from Cuttlebug and the alphabet soup stamp from Stampin' Up for the cover.

I rounded the outside corners, added a ribbon, and the white dots.

Inside I used my new acrylic stamps! I think I am going to really enjoy acrylic stamps for making cards. The variety of acrylic stamps is almost overwhelming.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Birthday Card for my 103-Year Old Grandmother

To create the shaker, I layered from the bottom up:
the stamped and colored white card stock,
two layers of fun foam glued together,
a transparent film,
the purple card stock ring.

A small amount of glitter went inside, making the shaker. I thought about using micro beads, but the glitter seemed appropriate for the card.

I used purple card stock covered with white embossed card stock. The ribbon and dots completed the front. The inside has a stamped birthday wish.

I had a difficult time with cutting the purple ring. I was using a Martha Stewart circle cutter. The paper would move, even though I had taped it to my cutting mat. I don't know if it was me, the paper, or the cutter. I almost gave up a couple of times.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thank You and Candy Holder

I needed several thank you cards, so I chose to make a candy holder with the thanks included. It is always fun to get a special treat.

I used ecru card stock scored to create the holder. The flap at the top is brown and green card stock. I punched the lattice on the green and then punched a hole for the ribbon. I attached the flap on the back with lots of adhesive. The ovals and scalloped ovals used Stampin' Up punches and rubber stamps. The ribbon holds it all together.

The candy is in a bag, stapled at the top and taped to the holder. I needed to use a lot of adhesive here because the candy weighs more than the holder. The candy is one package of melted almond bark with a cup or so of crushed Oreos. An easy treat.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wedding: Humorous

My son needed a card for a friend's wedding. Choosing a non-traditional, humorous approach, I used blue and white card stock with Cuttlebug's Dotted Swiss embossing folder. I printed the front with my computer; however, I rubber stamped the inside of the card. The ribbon and jewels completed the card.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sympathy Card: Ivy Green

Needing another sympathy card, I have to be creative in using the same stamps in a different arrangement. I opted for a mellow green card stock with the Cuttlebug's D'Vine Swirls embossing folder for the front. I used dimensionals and jewels for the stamped piece on the front.

Autumn Thank You Card

Even though the weather is threatening snow, it is still fall in Montana. I used the yellow and orange theme to complement our autumn -- however fleeting it is.

I used yellow card stock with Cuttlebug's dotted swiss embossing folder with white card stock. The thank you stamp is from the Stampin' Up set Alphabet Soup. I used dimensionals for the stamped piece.

The fabric leaf was found at a garage sale -- gotta love it. The jewels and ribbon finish off the card.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sympathy Card: Copper Metallic

This card was made for a special friend whose 97 year old grandma passed away recently. I embossed the front of the card. I used an embossing powder with the rubber stamp, to match the shiny effect of the paper.

I used:
Copper Metallic card stock
Ecru card stock
Textile embossing folder for Cuttlebug
Rubber stamps
Embossing powder

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Inspirational: Thinking of You -- Continued

I am making cards for a terminally-ill friend, sending them every day or so. The front of the cards are similar; the inside of the cards have a verse from the Be Good to Yourself 2010 calendar.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Inspirational: Thinking of You

For an inspirational or motivational card, I chose a simple front with a verse from the 2010 Be Good To Yourself Calendar.

I used:
  • Dotted Swiss embossing folder from Cuttlebug,
  • Charms die from Cuttlebug,
  • Blue and white cardstock,
  • Ribbon,
  • Rubber stamps,
  • Computer generated verse for inside of card.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Birthday: Slider

I had fun with this card. I made the "envelope" with white card stock folded and sealed on three sides. On the fourth side, I made a hole through both the envelope and the slider. Then I attached the ribbon to the slider. I decorated the front of the envelope with the scallop punch, decorator paper, and star stick-ons. The scalloped piece is on dimensionals to hide the hold for the ribbon.
I used:  Card stock: White and Decorator, Scallop punch, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Star stick-ons, Rubber Stamps

Birthday: Make A Wish

Using the Birthday Duo embossing folder on metallic purple card stock gives this card a elegant, feminine touch.

I used:
Card stock:
  Metallic purple
Birthday Duos embossing folder
Stick-on gems
Rubber stamps
Corner rounder punch

Birthday: Bee Happy

I layered the metallic card stock with a standard card stock. I used my scalloped punch to go through both layers.  The bees are stamped on the inside, showing through the scalloped hole.

I used:
Card stock:
  Green metallic
Scallop punch
Rubber stamps

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sympathy Cards

I needed two sympathy cards, so I used a similar style but with different stamp sets. Both card backs and envelopes have the ivy stamp, which stands for strength and determination.

I used:
Blue and white card stock,
D'Vine Swirls embossing folder for the Cuttlebug,
Rubber stamps

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Birthday: Make A Wish

The green and white card stock gave this card a more masculine feel. I also used a smaller, less ornate ribbon.

I used:
Green and white cardstock,
Cuttlebug birthday duo (the embossing folder and die),
Green rhinestones stick-ons,
Green ribbon,
Rubber stamps

Friday, July 24, 2009

Nothing is Impossible

A dear friend of mine recently had surgery. This was the card I made for her.

I used:
Blue and white card stock, Dotted Swiss Embossing folder from Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Rubber stamps, Flower cutouts, stick-ons, Dimensionals, and Computer generated verse

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Birthday: Chinese Wish for Long Life

This is a birthday card for my nephew-in-law. I used my printer for both the front and inside of the card. I enjoy a humorous card.

I used:
brown and ecru card stock
rubber stamps

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Birthday: Popsicle Card

When my great-niece Rylynn turned 4, I made a card looking like a dilly bar. Whenever Rylynn and I have a play date, we end up at the Dairy Queen for dilly bars.

I used:
pink and white cardstock
scalloped punch for the "bite"
popsicle stick for the back
rubber stamps
small plastic flower

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wedding: Orange and Embossed

My daughter Aaron had a wedding to go to, so she helped with this card. I used orange and white card stock, ribbon, rubber stamps, and dimensionals . We used the stylized flower embossing folder. For Your Wedding was put on dimensionals. The inside has a stamped wish for a wedding. Simple and elegant.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Embossed Small Flowers

My grandchildren Cece and Patrick helped me with this card. I used the small flower embossing folder on purple and lavender card stock. The flower stamp was attached to the card with a dimensional. The wide grosgrain ribbon became the focal point for the front. The inside of the card was stamped with a special day wish.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Father's Day: Canoe

The canoe, paddle, and skunk are from the same Stampin' Up set. I stamped them twice, cutting one of the images out. Then I put the cut-out images on dimensionals, placing them directly over the first stamped image, giving a truly 3-D effect. The inside of the card is stamped Happy Father's Day!

I used:
Green and tan card stock
Designer paper

Rubber stamps




Sunday, June 14, 2009

Father's Day: Cabin in the Woods

I stamped the cabin on scrap paper and cut it out. Then I stamped the cabin on the card stock, placed the cut-out cabin directly on top, and then stamped the trees all around the cabin. The inside of the card is stamped Happy Father's Day.

I used:
Brown and cream card stock
Rubber stamps
Colored pencils (for the cabin)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Special Day: Latticed Silver Metallic

To create the lattice design on the front of the card, I cut a small piece of the metallic card stock, cut it in a lattice design, and then folded the lattice up on itself.

I used:
Silver metallic, maroon, and white card stock
Rubber stamps