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.