Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sympathy: Love and Sympathy






This set is becoming my go-to set for sympathy cards.  It is subtle and elegant.  I have needed so many sympathy cards lately.

Colors:
Island Indigo
White

Stamps:
Love and Sympathy
So Sorry (for the inside of the card)

Tools:
Pin Dot embossing folder
Corner rounding punch
Bling

Friday, February 27, 2015

Welcome: A Warm Welcome



Aaron and I made two of these cards.  She is on the welcoming committee at work, so this will be signed by all of her team members to give to the new employees.  The inside of the card says A Warm Hello

Colors:
Soft Suede
Crumb Cake

Stamps:
My Friend
Sweetly Framed
Friendly Greetings (Hero Arts)

Other:
Cog Punch
Tiny Tag Punch
Baker's Twine
Ticket Punch Dies
Cog Embossing Folder

Thursday, February 26, 2015

All Occasion: Flowers and Washi Tape





Another card made at card club.  I don't use Washi Tape enough; it adds so much for so little effort.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Invitation: Damsel in Defense Grand Opening


Aaron recently became an Independent Damsel Pro.  She is having her Grand Opening home party soon, so she needed invitations.  She designed the invitation, chuckling all the way.  What a fun set!

Colors:
Regal Rose
Early Espresso

Stamps:
Cheerful Critters

Other:
Computer generated script

As an aside, Damsel in Defense is a great company with great products.  Their goal is personal and family safety at very affordable prices.  I carry their products with me at all times.  Check the catalog out here:   http://mydamselpro.net/pro7669

Or, call or text Aaron at 406-200-8212.  You will be glad you did!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Birthday: Butterfly Basics


I made this card at card club.  I love, love, love the butterfly die and the new stamp set!  

Colors:
Rich Razzleberry
Wild Wasabi

Stamps:
Butterfly Basics

Other:
Butterfly Thinlets Die
Ribbon
Pearls

Monday, February 23, 2015

Baby: Alphabet Blocks in Pink

Another baby shower!

Colors:
Blushing Bride
Early Espresso
White

Stamps:
Epic Alphabet
Stacks of Wishes
Bundled Baby
Tiny Tags

Other:
Postage punch
Square punch
Tiny Tag punch
Ribbon
Baker's twine
Bling

Monday, February 9, 2015

Recognition Stars

Aaron made these stars as recognition of achievement for her co-workers.  We raided the scrap bin for the different colors, which makes me very happy.

Colors:
Real Red
Bravo Burgundy
Wisteria Wonder
Crushed Curry
Garden Green
Strawberry Slush

Stamps:
Sprinkled Expressions

Other:
Punch
Star dies

Valentine's: Origami Double Treat Holder


Very easy treat holder that starts with 6" x 6" designer paper.  Fold the paper diagonally, score on both sides, punch a hole on top.  We used Andes mints because I couldn't find any round mints.  Patrick once again has made his own Valentine's Day cards.

After I had taken this picture, we added tiny yellow or red clothespins to the top.  It completed the look.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine's: Window with Tree of Hearts

This is my card for February's challenge.  The pink sparkly paper was perfect for the hearts on the tree, but the paper was almost too heavy for the bow.  I used glue and glue dots to hold the bow together.  Whew!

The colors for the sky and ground, I used sponges.  I wanted the color to be very subtle, so I "sponged off" the stamp pad.  

Colors:
Rose Red
Soft Suede
Bashful Blue
Sage Shadow
Sparkly Pink

Stamp:
Thoughts and Prayers

Other:
Window frame die
Bow punch
Heart punches

Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine: Danish Heart

The Danish Heart die is fun and easy to use.  You cut two pieces and weave them together.  The set has three different sizes of hearts.  I used the large and small dies for this card.  The pieces are easier to weave without the embossing, but I thought the large heart really needed something else.

Colors:
Rose Red
Blushing Bride




Sunday, February 1, 2015

Apple Cider Holder and Cinnamon in a Test Tube




The challenge for December was to create a holder for hot chocolate and marshmallows.  I switched it to apple cider and cinnamon and went with an apple theme.

Colors:
Cherry Cobbler
Old Olive

Stamps:
Our Daily Bread Apples

Other:
Test Tube
Baker's Twine