Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Another Birthday Card

            Hello Everyone and happy Tuesday. Hope you are all having some summer fun. I was invited to another of my niece's birthday party ( I have a lot of niece's).  Well, you know what that means have to make another card lol ( I enjoy it).

            She wanted a princess party, so I took some Disney paper and cardstock and made a card for her.  I fussy cut the bottom of the princess dress ( I think this is princess Belle)image and I added the paper flowers and leaves and some brads to hold the flowers together ( the flowers and leaves are from K&Company and you put them together. I also  used distress ink (worn Lipstick) on all the edges and stamped a dragon fly and added a butterfly bling  and last I cut around the princess celebration sentiment with decorative deckled scissors  and inked it all around and added a stitched pink ribbon with glitter dots and Viola  the card was done.  Hope you are all taking some time to craft,  Thanks for viewing, Hugs and God bless.

The card is finished (yay).

Here I almost forgot to stamp the dragonfly and add the butterfly bling ( you can see the above card has  it).

I always like to stamp  handmade  on the back ( I have several different  one's I use ).

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A big hello, to all my crafty blogging friends.

Hi  Everyone, hope you are all having a happy Tuesday.  I'm back with a birthday card I made for my niece.
I have a kit I bought years ago from HSN ( or maybe it was QVC) cant't remember now. Anyway it's old and vintage looking, and I did not do any thing with it for a long time, but from time to time I pull out papers and embellishments from it and create something. So last week I pull one of the cards in a peach color and I embossed it and added some flowers and glued some papers from  K and Company. I also added a pretty diecut from an EK success punch. I took a lovely velvet ribbon,  from  a Anna Griffin collection (love all her stuff). and added it the the front bottom of the card.
                         On the inside of the card I used a technique  I learned from  StampwithBernie  on you tube. She calls it floating butterflies. You take a piece of acetate and you cut it round and round in a spiral and you paste it to the inside of the card both sides with glue dots and you add butterfly cut outs or punches. When you open the card it stretches the acetate and the butterflies look as if they are flying or floating inside the card ( real cool effect). Please view her video for a more detail look. This was my first attempt  at creating a card this way.  Please don't forget to comment (remember your comments good or bad are what keeps me growing in this craft and I welcome them all). Thanks for viewing and hugs always!

Here is the finished card ( I was happy.  It came out  good for a first  try)  making this type of card.

Here you can clearly see the spiral acetate through the front cutout  on the card.

I was trying out the spiral acetate before putting the inside papers to see if it worked  ( it did).

The inside of the  card, you can see the acetate cutout I did with the spellbinders die. I did the front of the card cutout and then used a bigger die to cut the acetate.

You can slightly see that opening the card makes the butterflies  seem a little like flying.

The card is ready and I lined and envelope with the same paper line as the card.  I purchase a matching color gift bag to put the other gifts I had purchase for her. 

I pasted a small cutt out from the inside paper and  added the stamp image.

Monday, July 9, 2012

A new card and pics of the tags I received

I Colored this little guy with Copics, and I used the  papers from  hot off the press  called School days  the round  embellishment is from making-memories.
I stamped this really cute phrase on the inside with  a stamp from  Studio G.

Hello Everyone, Hope you are all enjoying the wonderful summer sun and some out door fun.  I created a Graduation card and matching bag for my super smart handsome nephew.  he attended a High School that offered a college program, so besides getting his H.S. diploma, he also received his  two year associates degree. He is going to continue college and will be taking something in the medical field. below are some pics of the creation of the bag ( super simple to do).
The paper and scor tape I used.

I put a lot of tape. but it doesn't really need this much and you can also just use a glue stick.

I like using stazon ink pad for most of my stamping because it dries in a flash.

Ta- Da  all done, super quick and unique.
Hi again, here are the tags I  received from a tag swap I did in April. Laura from following the paper trail host it and there were about 320 people that signed up, and three different groups of tags. all together Laura received about 2,700 tags. She had her work cut out for her, so while she sorted and packed all the groups together, I patiently waited and received my tags last week. ( so happy).  Every one did an awesome job with them, they are all beautiful to me. If you have reach this far down the post I thank you! Please continue the Pics of the tags are next. Hugs and god bless.

I posted this pic twice because I wanted to show the last  card on the right.  On the next  pic below you will notice I flipped  that last tag. The lady that made it decorated the back as beautiful as the front ( so cool).

The last tag has a little pocket with a small tag inside ( so cute).