Friday, May 22, 2015

Card in a Box: Best Day Ever!







Aaron made this card in a box for a dear friend.   Aaron enjoys the card in a box because she can be so very creative.  And, yes, she is creative.  She decided to emboss the panels and flaps of the box instead of using designer paper.  I love the look!

Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar
Very Vanilla
White Kraft ink

Stamps:
Four Feathers
Age Awareness
Ciao, Baby
Perfect Words
@SoSocial
Cross My Heart
French Foliage
Gorgeous Grunge
Butterfly Basics

Other:
Feather Thinlets
Punches

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

All Occasion: Postage Due

Colors:
Early Espresso
Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Postage Due
Sandpaper background 

Other:
Postage punch
Ribbon

Monday, May 18, 2015

Anniversary: One and Two Year Celebrations






Aaron needed cards to celebrate one and two years of service at work.  The colors are off in the pictures; we used Cantaloupe Crisp.

Colors:
Cantaloupe Crisp
Chocolate Chip

Stamps:
Gorgeous Grunge
French Foliage
Perfect Words
A Perfect Day

Other:
Ticket punch
Pearls

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sympathy: Sharing in Your Sorrow





I absolutely love how this card went together.  I seldom use River Rock, but it really accented the Night of Navy.  The tulip frame folder makes the card simple, yet elegant.

Colors:
Night of Navy
River Rock

Stamps:
Thoughts and Prayers

Other:
Tulip frame embossing folder
Pearls

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mother: Window Screen Divider





Another screen card.  This time the birthday is for my mother.  She turned 86 today! 

Colors:
Pink Pirouette
Pistachio Pudding
Early Espresso
White

Stamps:
Mother's Love
Flowering Flourishes
Sincere Salutations

Other:
Pearls
Punches

Birthday: Mini Cup with a Perfect Blend



The mini cup makes the cutest gift!  Aaron gave this to a friend at work; she put in a gourmet coffee K-Cup.

Colors:
Lavender designer paper
Concord Crush
White

Stamps:
A Perfect Blend
Label Love

Other:
Punches
Sticky tape

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Birthday: Embossed Squares


This is a fun card.  Each rectangle is 1 1/4" x 1 1/2", but I still needed the rectangular piece at the bottom.  I used the buttons to make the rectangular piece as part of the design.  The colors are not true, but I could not get the computer to "blue" the colors.

Colors:
Night of Navy
Marina Mist

Tools:
10 different embossing folders
Twine
Buttons
Punches



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Basket for Eggs


This month's challenge was to create something 3D.  Since I have four hens, I often have more eggs than I can eat.

The box is 4"x4"x4", but I could have made it 3" tall. I cut an egg carton to fit into the box and cushion the eggs.

Colors:
Regal Rose
White
Designer Paper

Stamps:
Hen from an old SU set

Other:
Box Punch Board
Ribbon
Punches

Monday, May 4, 2015

Birthday: Screen Divider for 80th Birthday


My daughter-in-law's grandmother is celebrating her 80th birthday soon.  I love, love, love the colors of this card.  I have seen some of the screen divider cards on Pinterest, but they all seemed so busy.  I chose to simplify three of the panels, allowing me to concentrate on just one panel.  I love how this turned out!

Colors:
Pink Pirouette
Pistachio Pudding
Chocolate Chip
White

Stamps:
Thoughts and Prayers
Happy Birthday

Other:
Punches
Pearls