Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Birthday

Christmas hasn't come and gone but it's time for me to turn my attention to some other more "all occasion" cards. My first one is for someone's birthday.

The Cuttlebug folders make greeting cards so easy to make without a lot of effort. Using Snickerdoodle paper from Lasting Impressions I cut a piece 4 1/4 inches by approximately 5 inches. I used a Martha Stuart punch for the scallop and Cuttlebug folders for the embossing....leaving enough room to stamp the Happy Birthday. After I realized that the black stamping on the ecru paper was rather harsh, I added two strands of narrow ribbon to help tie it together.

This 4 1/4" x 5" piece was then mounted with double sided tape onto the main card. What I like most about this card is that this type of design can be used with various sentiments on the open space for stamping...........anniversary, get well, thinking of you etc. There's no limitations to it's use.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Baby Girl Card

Yesterday I needed a break from Christmas cards. I pulled out my "Over All Embosing" video by Lorie Jacobs and got inspired to make baby cards. Watching her make cards on this video is awesome. She made everything look so easy.

This card was made using Petal Pink and Snickerdoodle papers from Lasting Impressions.
First I embossed the jammies with vellum and cut off the collar portion to be later mounted on the little jacket. I dry embossed the jammies by running it through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I then dry embossed the upper portion of the jammies on the solid Pink Petal paper, mounted it on the full vellum piece and then added the collar. I think the rest of that card is pretty self-explanatory. You can sure contact me if you have any questions about it.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Madonna and Child

This was a very simple card to make but I love the simplicity of it. It's easy to see that I used the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder on the entire front of the card. I then stamped the "Madonna and Child" design from Paper Inspirations with SU Bold Blue Ink onto off white cardstock. After stamping the image, I took a glue pen and went over the entire design and sprinkled with crystal glitter (which doesn't show up on the picture). Using two sizes of the Nestabilites Classic Scalloped Ovals I cut out the two oval shapes and attached them to the card with pop dots.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Non-Traditional Colors for Christmas

I am part of a wonderful group of ladies on Yahoo. We exchange a lot of cards each year. Last year my Christmas/Holiday cards to them were all pretty much the same card. This year I was determined to send everyone a different card. Some are similar but I don't think there were any two identical. This was a lot of fun.

I had some ideas for Christmas/Holiday cards but was excited when I found of variety pack of glittery papers at Michael's which really went with what I had in mind. On the front of the pack it gave coordinating solid colors to use along with the patterns in the pack.

I had purchased the deer stamp from Paper Inspirations a long time ago but had never used it. The focus of this card is the glittery deer which was embossed with Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder. The deer was mounted onto a glimmery piece of light aqua Bassil paper which had been cut with my rectangle Nestabilities and then mounted onto the tan piece of tan Bassil which I had cut with my scalloped rectangles.

The aqua paper was embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder and added more glimmer to the card. The striped paper was one the papers in the variety pack I bought. I'm not sure if it shows or not but the striped paper does have glitter on it. Before mounting the deer onto the card with pop dots, I ran a very narrow piece of metalic gold ribbon through my Xyron and attached it to cover the seam of the two papers.

As a final touch I added a gold foil sentiment at the bottom of the card.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Glittery Snowflake

Once again too many days have passed by without me getting to my Blog Homepage. Thanksgiving was very pleasantly spent with family. Then I had a couple of granddaughters here for the weekend. While they were here, two other granddaughters came to visit and decorated our Christmas tree.

But now it's time to think about Christmas/Holiday cards. This is one I can show for now. I've made quite a few others but can't show them here for a while because the recipients might happen to see them too soon.

This card was made using a discontinued paper from Lasting Impressions. I loved the color and happened to have glitter to match the paper. I used a snowflake Cuttlebug folder and my Scor-Pal to emboss the main card. The glitter portion is made using a technique I learned from Dreamweaver Stencils when I attended CHA in 2007.

Materials Used --
Paper: Lasting Impressions and JAC paper from Dreamweaver for the glitter piece
Other: Cuttlebug Snowflake folder, Ultra Fine Glitter


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