Monday, May 26, 2008

Swap Cards!

About a month ago two ladies I used to work with decided they wanted to swap cards. We had been in the same card swap group, but everyone had stopped coming with cards to trade. So, last month and this month we have been mailing 3 cards to each person. I posted one card that I sent them last month. You can see that card here. So now I have a bunch of cards to share-the other two from last month, and my three newest ones! It seems like I have only been crafting in spurts lately, but at least I get a chance to do a lot once I finally do!

First is a card some may recognize from the 2006-2007 SU catalog. I just changed the colors and a few other things. I don't make too many Sympathy cards, but I wanted something soft and not too complicated. This seemed to fit pretty well!
CS: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Mellow Moss
Ink: Bordering Blue, Pale Plum, So Saffron, Mellow Moss
Stamps: Springtime Stems, Warmest Regards
Other: Silver Spiral Clips
Note: I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but on the sentiment I tore and curled the edge to match the other torn edges.

For the next card I wanted to use some of my free sets from SAB. I actually have a lot of sets I haven't used. Shhh...don't tell my husband! I have my favorites I go to every time so I made myself use a newer free set. I love 3x3 cards and thought the So Many Scallops set was awesome for little cards.


CS: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Ink: So Saffron

Stamps: So Many Scallops

Other: Spots & Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge (for the leaves), Button, Silver Cord, Corner Rounder, Scallop Punch

Now these next three are the ones I did last night and today. Ok so maybe I didn't get a lot of crafting done, but between cleaning, laundry, watching movies, and general loafing on a holiday, I was glad I got these done. Now just my lifetime struggle to get to the Post Office.

So this one I finally used another set that I have never used. FOR REALS! hehe! Another free SAB set that has sat lonely in my stamp cabinet! I wanted this set so much last year, but somehow never got around to using it. This card was cased from ltectler over at Split Coast. You can see her bee-utiful card here! I think I like her card better than mine lol!


CS: Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Making Memories 'Maddi Narr Stripe' patterned paper

Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink

Stamps: Very Punny

Other: Scallop Punch, Mat Pack, 1.5 in. circle (Cricut), Pink Ribbon

And another card that was inspired by a card I saw on Split Coast. You can see the original here. I know I could have cut out an ice cream cone on my Cricut with Doodlecharms, but this seemed more fun! I think I was looking for any excuse to use my Scallop Punch, as all 3 in this set (and 1 in the last) used it! This also fits into the Limited Supplies Challenge at Split Coast. NO STAMPING! I think inking the edges of the cone and the scoops would have given it more dimension, but I was sticking with the challenge of no stamping, and I thought even a little ink would have been cheating! I also used my corner rounder to make the scallops at the bottom to match the ice cream. There is a great tutorial at Split Coast with excellent pictures. It took a few trys when I very first did it, but now its really simple and is totally cute!


CS: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Regal Rose (cherry!), Berry Bliss DSP

Ink: None

Stamps: None

Other: Scallop Punch, Pink Grograin, Corner Rounder, Cone Base was cut out as a 2.5 rectangle with my Cricut and then cut down to a cone shape.

Note: I textured the cone with a scoring blade for the waffle look.

The last card I did used this great paper I found in a scrapbook store on Saturday. I saw it and instantly thought of my Scallop Punch. I think that's what partly started my craze with the punch! I incorporated it with an old Sketch Challenge at Split Coast and it seemed to just make itself. Don't you just love cards like that? And technically, it does count for NO STAMPING on the Limited Supplies Challenge, so I'll count it there, too!

CS: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard, 3 Bugs in a Rug 'Island Circles' patterned paper
Ink: None
Stamps: None
Other: Scallop Punch, 1 in. circle punch, buttons, hemp twine, dimensionals, brown ribbon
Note: I used the 1 in. circle punch to cut out the center of another flower and popped it up on dimensionals in the center of my larger scalloped flowers.
Whew! I don't know what took longer, making the cards or posting them all here! Somewhere inbetween posting we had dinner and I did more laundry lol! TFL!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Birthday Card....Yet Again!

So last night I decided to play on the Sketch Challenge at Split Coast. I finished this card, but was too tired to post it. My brother has a birthday coming up and loves the color green so I always make him green cards. This year I wanted something different so this is what I came up with.

Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Bordering Blue, Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Always Artichoke, Bordering Blue
Stamps: Brithday Whimsy
Accessories: Brads, Silver Cord

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another Birthday Card

So I made this card for a swap with some friends, and now I am trying to decide which one to use for the birthday girl this weekend! I actually think I might use this one since it is kid friendly (waterfall, bugs and girly colors) but will have to see which one my kids pick out.

I love Waterfall Cards! Kids really love them, and I know adults at my work go crazy over them as well! I didn't take pics of every square but you get the general picture from the glimpse of the images. This is the front of the card.

And here is the tab pulled all the way out. The card opens up to add your own words.
Paper: Whisper White, Lavendar Lace, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, and So Saffron Cardstock
Stamps: Bugs & Kisses
Ink: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, So Saffron and Lavendar Lace
Accessories: White Eyelet, Dark Pink Gingham, Lavendar Brads
Thanks for looking!

A Birthday Card

We have a birthday party for my friends daughter this weekend so I used my Birthday Whimsy set for the first time. I don't know why I took so long to use it! I really like this set!

I love the Berry Bliss DSP but I have been having a hard time letting it go! I want to use it on everything, but I don't want to run out!

I have seen a few cards that use the Scallop Punch as frosting on the cake so I was dying to try it out on this card.


Paper: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White Cardstock and Berry Bliss DSP

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy

Ink: Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Pink Grograin Ribbon, White Brads, Scallop Punch, Round Tab Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Pink Glitter, Adhesive

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Moving On

Ok so on with more of the stuff I have been doing but have been too busy to post about. My parents got us a camcorder for Christmas so I wanted to make some cute cases to send the DVD's back in. I have a Light Scribe burner so my husband puts pictures on, and labels the discs directly when he is copying them. It adds a great touch and is easier than trying to make labels or just have a plain disk that I would have to write on. Anyways, here are the DVD cases for Christmas and January-March. First is Christmas! (Which I made clear back in December!)

Cut base cardstock long ways at 5 1/8 (so you have a piece that is 11 x 5 1/8). Score this piece at 2.5 and again at 7.5

Take the left over strip and cut it down to 7 1/8, it is already the perfect height. Score on each end at 1 in. This is the inside piece that keeps the CD/DVD from sliding out. Glue to the inside pocket. The left over piece you can use to mat your main image (or not!).

Round the corners and use a circle punch to create a opening for the inside holder. Velcro can be used to keep it shut, or ribbon.

Inside you can see the Light Scribed DVD. This was totally inspired by a card I saw on Split Coast Stampers. You can see the original here.

Supplies: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, and Real Red cardstock, Warm Words stamp for sentiment, Real Red Grograin ribbon, snowflakes from Michaels stamp set, sparkles from Shapes and Shadows, and tree from Sparkling Season, Certainly Celery, Real Red and Basic Black Inks, (brown and yellow on tree done with marker and Huffed image after Celery was applied), Corner Rounder, Circle Punch, Velcro

And this is for January-March....brrr! I probably could have done more on it, but I was really pushing to get this mailed before Mother's Day! I do like the overall look though. For the center Snowflake I stamped in Versamark and embossed in white. I put the Snowflake brads in first and then attached my inside piece (see example above for visual!) so that the brads wouldn't scratch the DVD.
Supplies: Bashful Blue, Lavendar Lace and Whisper White Cardstock, Snowflakes stamp set, Bashful Blue and Lavendar Lace Ink, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Snowflake Brads, Corner Rounder, Circle Punch
Gah! There are still a few other things I need to post, but I plan on getting it all up this weekend sometime. And hopefully some more crafting, too!

Overdue Post!

Well it has been a long month! I really have done some crafty things, but I just haven't been posting them. I'm going to break them up into a few different posts just to keep them all seperated!

First, I'll start with the contest I was a winner in! Simply Renee- Clip It Up was having a card contest. Winners were chosen in each category, you had to make three cards. I won in the Blank category!

These were the three cards I sent in. The pink "So Kind" for the Friendship and the blue/black Blank one I had already posted here. The middle one was for the Thank You category.

For this card I used the Cracked Glass Technique. The only difference is I didn't put mine in the freezer. A friend of mine had sections break off so I am leary about doing it that way. I watercolored the flowers from the "Simply Said" stamp set.
Supplies: Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Sage Shadow and Blush Blossom (for the stamped peice) Cardstock, Mellow Moss Ink (for both the flowers and the sentiment), Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel, So Saffon and Mellow Moss for watercoloring, Aqua Painter, Hemp, and Ultra Thick Embossing Powder.