Sunday, November 9, 2014

Birthday Card for a Special Someone

I had the honor of working with one of the neatest, most classiest ladies.  She was by all definitions a true lady.  Her birthday is on the 19th and I was trying to figure out what type of birthday card to make for her.  I think the stars in the background say it all as does the circular statement.  I used Stampin Up's star embossing folder.  The tag and the circular statement are both from the Chalk Talk set from Stampin Up.  The orange DSU paper is currently on the clearance rack.  It is a great deal.  I used a piece of linen thread to tie on the ribbon.  A small purple embellishment in the middle of the bow, rounds out the look. 

Colorful Birthday Fun

Birthday cards can be hard, particularly when the someone is an 18-year old.  I wanted something youthful but not too young.  I think I may have hit the mark with this card.  I used Rich Razzleberry as the background paper.  The green is Pear Pizzazz and the blue paper is an older Stampin Up color.  The figured paper is from "Perfect Circles" from My Minds Eye.  I used a variety of Stampin Up framelit sets.  The Banner Framelit dye was used and the Word Bubbles Framelit set was used for the birthday statement.  I used the various sizes of the Stampin Up star punches and the birthday phrase is from A Muse Artstamps.  Ohhh...I almost forgot to mention the cute button.  This button and others were on the clearance rack from Stampin Up.  This one is Rich Razzleberry.  I love using big buttons...when something doesn't have to be mailed. 

Patriotic card for Veteran's Day

The idea for this card was cased from Pinterest.  The star punches are all from Stampin Up.  Some of you may remember a 2006 Stampin Up set called "Send a Celebration."  The celebration statement in the middle of the card is from that set.  The paper is night of navy, real red and a kraft paper.  The embellishments are from the Stampin Up Christmas catalog..the "frosted sequins."  My dear friend was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.  I made this card for her. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog

Remember this Stampin Up set from 2003?  The house is from the "Heart and Home" set.  I absolutely love the chalk board effect.  I made this card for my secretary who will be leaving to relocate with her husband to Ft Lewis.  In the military we often say, "home is where the heart is"...because we move so frequently.  The statement is also from the same set.  I added the "good luck" to wish her well on her move and re-settlement.  The new item in this retro card is the use of the Word Bubbles Framelits.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Packages and a Card -- Matchy, Matchy

The best part of making your own cards is the ability to design a card that is the colors your want as well as the design.  In the case of the card below, I wanted the design to match the wrapping paper on the gifts.  The green and the pink were hard to match but I think I got it close enough.  The zig-zag design in the Work of Art stamp set worked perfect to create a card that matched the wrapping paper.  The flowers are made with the petite petals punch.