Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wedding: Card in a Box

The wedding's colors are coral and blue.  I don't think I would put these two colors together often.

I used Calypso Coral and Island Indigo.  I used Very Vanilla for the neutral color.  I went with the journey  theme, using trucks filled with hearts, the bride and groom driving, a bicycle built for two, a rustic truck.  The other designs were hearts and scallops.

I used some Tim Holtz metal pieces.  The key to my heart and two sentiments attached with brads.  The sentiments were too large for the size of box I have made in the past, so I had to enlarge the box.

The back has a stamped sentiment and a money holder.  I still really enjoy making these cards!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Challenge Card: Window Frame Sixxiz Die

The card challenge this month was to use a scrap cut from the Sixxiz Window Frame die.  I created a scene using the tree stamp and sponging the rest.  Then I cut the piece into four unequal pieces.  I adhered them on a black cut creating the window frame appearance. 

I used black, bermuda bay, and coastal cabana for the colors.  I made the card 5"x5" because I wanted the card to be symmetrical.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Wedding: Happy I Do Day on Honeycomb

This is wedding season!

The colors for this couple are red, black, and white.  I used Cherry Cobbler for the red.

The honeycomb die with Gorgeous Grunge underneath gives the base for the flowers.  

I added a "diamond" to the ring in the sentiment.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother's Day: Bookmark in a Card

The card base is 5 1/2" x 10 3/4", scored on the long side at 4 1/4",  and perforated at 8 1/2" - or 2 1/4" from the other side.  Stampin' Up! sells an attachment for their paper cutter that perforates paper rather than cuts.

The theme for the front of both cards is Mother's Day.  I used two vintage stamps for the main image, then added the layers of flowers.

The bookmark is 2 1/4" wide, so the white layer is cut at 2" x 5 3/8".  I punched both pieces with the scalloped tag punch.  I stamped an Irish blessing and lightly sponged the entire bookmark.  Ribbon was attached to the top of the bookmark.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Scrapbooking: Tae Kwon Do

Patrick takes Tae Kwon Do lessons.  He has advanced from a white belt to a white with yellow stripe belt to a yellow belt to a yellow with green stripe belt.  Each advancement is done with a belt test.

He has also participated in two tournaments.  He performs his routine for one round of competition and spars for the other round of competition. He has two silver medals and a bronze medal.

The Real Red paper is 12" x 12"; Aaron used a double sheet layout.  Garden Green, Crushed Curry, and Night of Navy are the other colors used.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sympathy for Loss of Pet Dog

Aaron's coworker lost his beloved pet dog.  This is the card she gave him.  Bermuda Bay and Marina Mist for the colors.  The stamp set is an old set from Stampin' Up.