Friday, September 27, 2013

Wedding card

Hi all! I was asked to make a card for a friend who's attending a wedding this weekend . I don't make a lot of these type cards so I tend to think and think and think about what I'm going to make and I usually end up changing my mind several times. This time was no different. I started out with a cutfile from Bird's Cards  ( I believe this one is called a Swirl Frame) , but that was the only thing I stuck with!! Here , take a look.....

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.... should've used my Silhouette in the beginning! I used it to create a custom Mr& Mrs , which I sketched with a silver Silhouette gel pen and then cut out.... so simple , yet elegant. For  a little bling and color , I added a red rhinestone heart. The cardstock is  American Crafts and the damask dp is a MME paper stack.
Here's a better look a the sentiment.

The pin and ribbon are from my stash of goodies that I keep on adding to!!
Here's a look at the inside......
I liked the touch of red so much that I repeated
it with a red stamp beneath the greeting. Both sets are from Stampin' Up! :I { heart}Hearts and Occasional Quotes in CTMH archival black ink. I made the envelope since  I couldn't seem to find one the right size.
I got this card finished just in time.....the wedding is tomorrow!!
Thanks for stopping by today... have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

One Year Older ....

Hi all! I'm back with another card to share with you today. It's a Pure Innocence stamp from My Favorite Stamps called Don't Open Until. Take a look...

I was inspired by a card I came across on Pinterest  one day. I like the idea of stamping the girl in a coordinating ink to match the pattern on the papers. Plus, it saves me tons of time coloring with my Copics ,which I never seem to have time to use these days!!! The cardstock and ink are CTMH and the pretty floral paper is from a 6X6 pad from Crate paper. The labels are a new set I just got from Waltzingmouse Stamps that coordinate with my Spellbinders die. The sentiment on the front is a Fiskars stamp and the inside greeting is a SU stamp.
It's good to add to add to my bday card stash.... now off I go in search of more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Felt Fall Banner

Good morning bloggers! Fall is here ( officially it arrived this past weekend, but I'm late posting!!!!!! ) - it's my favorite season! I love all those gorgeous colors and the crisp days and how about all those fab fall décor ideas ????  I saw a cute little banner on Pinterest ( my go-to place for just about everything these days!!) , which was made by BoBunny fabrics, I think (. Click here to see my pin.) Since I didn't have any of the super cute fabric I had to make do with what I could find in my stash and here's my take on the banner....

I cut letters on my Silhouette on scrap cardstock first - couldn't get my machine to successfully cut felt- and then traced on felt and handcut them out. I used the Art Philosophy for the banner shapes and repeated the same cut-trace steps for the felt base, and all the shapes but I was with my  able to cut the fabric with my Cricut. The leaves, except the first one, are also from the same cartridge and the owl is from Give a Hoot. I added a little stitching to the banner base and shapes with X- stitching floss , which really finishes them up. The buttons and flowers are all from my stash as well as the eyelets ( ohhh, haven't used my eyelet setter in ages!!!!) and the hemp twine is from Walmart.
 This was a fun and fairly simple project to make .... I'm already thinking of ideas for a winter banner.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today... have a great day!!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Christmas pocket card

Hi bloggers! So it's been awhile since I last posted, with the kids back to school and life just being generally very hectic these days it seems that my blog has a taken a backseat. Now that things around here seemed to returned to a normal schedule, I'm hoping to be able to commit more time to my papercrafting and blogging.
I have a card, well, sort of , to share with you. It's actually a gift card/ Xmas card and a photo holder all in one. I got the idea from Pinterest and just had to try it. Here it is.....

I was inspired by Jingle Belles prompt this week , a vintage Christmas, for this card. In used a cutfile from SVG Cuts called Spirit if Christmas Past for the window and cedar branch. I imported the files to my Silhouette machine and cut the shapes I wanted , using cardstock from CTMH. The tree / bird are CTMH set Trees and Things and the sentiment is from Holiday Tags ( Cranberry ink) on a label from Perfect Fit - Frames 2 ( in Whisper ink)- whew, that's a lot of sets used!!! The woodgrain paper is from a paperstack from My Mind's Eye called Bramble and Rose and is full of gorgeous shabby chic papers!
Here's a look at the inside........
The left side has two pockets - one for a giftcard and another that can hold a Xmas photo or letter.

I used a pre-made ornament embellishment for the giftcard and then I made a tag for the greeting on the right side. The inside greeting was stamped using another CTMH stamp set , To You and Yours in Olive and Cranberry inks. The buttons , hemp and ribbon are from my stash (unknown sources).
I give giftcards to family more and more frequently these days as my nieces and nephews get older - the convenience makes them the perfect choice but I always feel they lack the personal touch . This card solves that problem nicely- and it was so quick to make, too!!
Well, that's another card made ..... there's nothing like the satisfaction of some quality papercrafting time, is there???Thanks for stopping by today- have a great rest of your day!!