Friday, April 27, 2012

Garden Marker

I used aluminum flashing from Lowe's.  I really wasn't sure what to buy when I went shopping.  There were many thicknesses to choose from; I chose the thinnest one.

Using the Nestabilities scalloped circles and then an embossing folder, the Big Shot was all I needed for this great look.  Then I punched one hole at the top with my Crop-A-Dial.  I hand-printed the word MINT with a permanent marker.

Fast and easy! 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Star Gift Card Holder with Hidden Surprise

Another surprise, rotating gift card holder.  I went with the bold blues for a masculine graduation recipient.  Love, love, love it!

This is cased from Sue Begger and this card.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Gift Card Holder with Hidden Surprise

Even though this card looks clean and simple, it isn't!  There is a rotating gift card holder under the decorated layer.  You pull a ribbon tag to reveal the gift card!  I totally cased this from my SU demonstrator Sue Begger.  Thanks, Sue!

The tulip frame embossing folder makes the perfect frame for the holder.  I used SU! Island Indigo and Whisper White for the card stock.  The designer paper is The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.  

I love the design of this card!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Scalloped Four-Step Roses

 This card uses five different SU! reds.  The card base is Real Red.  The Kitchen Sink Stamps give such depth to the impression.

A Little Pickup of Hearts

Patrick's Big Brother, Alan, had back surgery yesterday.  This is his get well card. 

The stamps are SU!  I love this set.  I used pumpkin pie and chocolate chip colors.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Special Delivery: Cherish Baby

My cousin is becoming a grandma for the first time.  This card is for her son and daughter-in-law.

The special delivery stamp is SU's Alphabet Stew.  It is an old set, but I love its look.  The hand and foot prints are Paper Studio's Baby Barrel of Stamps. 

I used crushed curry on white, which is difficult to photograph.  Take it from me, the card is much prettier in person!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

From the Heart and From the Past

I was looking through my cards when I ran across this.  I made this years ago at a Stampin' Up party.  This card and that party is what started my renewed interest in stamping and card making.