Thursday, May 9, 2013
I hear it's Teacher Appreciation Week. It's also almost the end of the school year when we traditionally give a card and/or a gift and/or flowers to the teachers at school.
I wish I could remember exactly where I saw this technique - somewhere out in blogland. Sorry if it's you and I didn't give credit. Anyway, I punched a square, rounded the corners, die cut an apple from the middle, and then added Glossy Accents all over the top. It's so puffy and I just think it's so cool! Can't wait to try it with more shapes and dies.
A little bit of ledger stamped background is perfect for this teacher card! It's a light gray so it doesn't show up really well in the photo (sorry about that.)
Hope you like it!
Cardstock: white and Pure Poppy (PTI)
Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes and MSS: Library Ledger (PTI)
Ink: Slate (Fresh Ink)
Other: apple die cut (PTI), Glossy Accents
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I love how this card turned out. I was working on another project (Anna's graduation card I posted a few days ago) and had a few pieces of patterned paper laying around. Even though they were so small they were just too pretty to throw away. I know, call me crazy! :) Anyway, I grabbed another sentiment from the Sentiment Signs stamp set, a couple more pieces of patterned paper and completed this card in just minutes. Gosh, does that feel good!
And some of you might recognize the gray and white patterned paper as the banding on the MME paper. Yep, I liked that too! Now you know for sure I'm crazy!
A bit of pink ink swiped around the edge made the top layer stand out just a wee bit and made it look even more pink and girly.
Cardstock: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Slate and Sugar (Fresh Ink)
Stamp: Sentiment Signs (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: MME
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I made another card using this week's challenge sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. For whatever reason this one just really spoke to me and I couldn't resist making Mother's Day cards for my mom and MIL (yes, they're getting the same card. shhh... they'll never know. :) )
I hope you can see better in the photo above that I created the card from clear "cardstock" - it's so difficult to get a good shot of it. I adhered a piece of patterned paper to the inside of the card so that it would show through from the front. The banners are adhered to the front of the card.
I did end up putting a piece of white cardstock behind the banner so that I'd have somewhere to write. Don't have to say much! :)
Thanks for dropping by!
Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, clear (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Sweet Day (Echo Park)
Ink: Strawberry (Fresh Ink), Steel Blue (Fresh Ink), Peach (Fresh Ink), Lady Bug (Memento), Fine Linen (PTI), Limeade Ice (PTI)
Stamps: Headline Alphabet and Happiness in Bloom (PTI)
Dies: Beautiful Blooms 2 (PTI)
Saturday, May 4, 2013
My cousin Anna is graduating high school this year. I made this card for her. I just love the pink and turquoise together and I hope she will too. Although I'm sure she'll be much more interested in the money that will be tucked inside. :)
I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for their current challenge. It's a great one!
You can see I turned the sketch on its side. It just seemed to work better with the sentiment I wanted to use. I had planned to put just one star die cut on the card but it looked a little odd. Then I saw this border die and I knew it would be perfect and it is! :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Cardstock: white, Rustic Whie, Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink)
PP: Happy Day collection (My Mind's Eye)
Stamps: Sentiment Signs (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Star border die (Papertrey Ink); banner was cut by hand
Friday, May 3, 2013
Another card using some Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock. Here is Pure Poppy (PTI), Jawbreaker (BCS), Summer Sunrise (PTI), and Juicy Pear (BCS). Fab colors together! Just add a simple sentiment from PTI's Think Big Favorites and you're done!
I couldn't quite capture the Jawbreaker color the way it looks IRL. It has just a tad more green to it in real life than it does in these pictures, but this is pretty close.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
It's that time of year, yes? Here is a card I made for someone last year - school colors blue and gold.
It's hard to see but I embossed a line on the top and bottom of the the strip of gold paper. It gives it just a little extra something.
Stamp set: For The Graduate (PTI)
Dies: Spellbinders Label 4
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I ordered from Simon Says Stamp for the first time last weekend. I had heard about their notoriously slow shipping times so I prepared myself to wait weeks for my package to arrive. Imagine my surprise when I received my shipping order on Tuesday (2nd business day after my order) and then it arrived on Thursday (4 business days after my order). Wow! You could have knocked me over with a feather. I am super impressed. I'm hopeful that I can order from them again and receive the same quick service.
But, enough blathering. My order contained this sample package of Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock. It has two sheets each of six different colors of blues and greens. Again, SUPER impressed. I LOVE these colors.
Blues: Candy Necklace, Jawbreaker, Robin's Egg
Greens: Gumdrop, Juicy Pear, Easter Grass
The card I made uses Easter Grass (top), Juicy Pear (middle), and Robin's Egg (bottom). The black is from Papertrey Ink and has black embossed polka dots on it. The numbers are from Get To The Point (PTI) and the sentiment is from Around And About Sentiments (PTI).
The paper is twice the price than the Papertrey Ink cardstock that I normally buy. This sampler pack of 12 sheets was $5.49. Packages of 10 sheets of any one color are $4.99. So, $0.50/sheet where as the PTI cardstock is $3/12 sheets ($0.25/sheet). But I really, really, really love these blues and greens. I can see me waiting for a sale or a coupon to buy more.