Good Morning Everyone!
Today I'd like to share another card I made for the Birthday Card Club. This card really took me out of my comfort zone, but I think it came out great! Let me know what you think.
Hope to see you again soon.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Today I'd like to share a card I made for my brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew to thank them for a very thoughtful birthday gift they gave me.
I was very fortunate to receive several wonderful gifts this year for my birthday. So I have a couple more thank you cards to make and I'll be sharing them here.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back again to see what else I'm up to.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Happy Monday! It is a dreary, rainy day today here in New York. Hopefully the sun will come out soon.
Today I'd like to share a card I made for my brother-in-law's birthday. I just fell in love with the paper and knew I had to make a card with it.
My card base is 5X7 and cut from GP white card stock. The solid paper and the patterned are by Recollections. The patterned paper is called Blue and White Trellis. I cut the banner shapes using the Sizzix Banner die set. I embossed the blue banner layer using the Stampin' Up Modern Mosaic Embossing folder. I stamped my sentiment using a Closet to My Heart stamp and Dew Drop Versa Magic Night Sky Ink. I love the way this card turned out and I hope he does too.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have more to show you soon.
Monday, July 21, 2014
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Today I'd like to share another card I made for the Birthday Card Club I participate in. I'm really happy to be participating in this "Club" because I find the challenge of creating cards using colors or styles that someone else likes instead of what I would normally do, a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow. I'm having the best time doing this. Thanks so much Lori www.craftinblind.blogspot.com for asking me to participate.
Now let's get to the card!
Red and pink isn't a color combination I would normally think to use, but those were two colors that the intended recipient of this card said she likes. I'm really happy with the way the card turned out. I hope the recipient will like it too.
I hope you'll stop by again soon to see what I'm up to.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Today I'd like to share another note card I made.
That's my card for today. Check back again soon to see what else I've been up to.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Good Morning! TGIF!
I hope everyone is doing well and looking forward to the weekend. Today I'd like to share a card I made for the Birthday Card club I'm a participant in. This card is for a lovely lady who said she likes roses and butterflies. I think I've come up with something she'll like.
This 5"x7" card starts with a white Georgia Pacific card stock base. I added a layer of Bazzill pink card stock and then my patterned paper layer from K & Company Brenda Walton Designer Paper. I love this pattern! I've used it before on a thank you card a few weeks ago. The oval tag in the center of the card, the frame around it, as well as the butterfly were all cut using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy Cartridge. This cartridge is a favorite and I find myself going to it again and again. Through the tag I've put a length of Stampin' Up Rose Red Seam Binding and added three pink roses from Recollections for embellishment. My sentiment is stamped using a Close to My Heart Stamp and their Cotton Candy Ink.
Well that's my card for today. I hope you like it and I hope the recipient likes it too!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I'm back today with another note card.
For this card I started with a plain white card base from The Paper Company. When folded the card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. To that I added a dark brown layer measuring 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and a layer of patterned paper measuring 4 x 5 1/4. The dark brown paper is the back side of the patterned paper and it is by Fancy Pants Designs. I cut a shape for my sentiment using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy Cartridge. I inked around the edges with Frayed Brulap Distress Ink and popped it up on one thickness of foam tape. The sentiment is a stamp from the Michaels $2.00 bin, it was part of a set of three. I thought the scroll design that is under the word Hello went nicely with all the other scroll shapes on the paper. The sentiment was stamped with Close to My Heart Chocolate Ink. To finish it off I added two Stampin' Up Brights Collection Candy Dots.
Check back again next week. I hope to have more cards to share.
Monday, June 23, 2014
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Here in NY the weather was just perfect.
Today I'd like to share a Note Card I made for a friend. Every year her daughter goes to camp and she likes to send her little notes. She has asked me to make note cards for her to send her daughter the last few years and I'm so happy to do it.
Here is the first note card I made. It's a simple card but I really like the way it turned out.
That's my card for today. I hope to be back again soon with more note cards to share.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend. The weather on Long Island was just perfect.
Today I have a quick card to share. It's a Get Well card I made for a woman I work for. She had to have a surgical procedure and she's going to be out of the office for a while. I wanted to send her a quick card to let her know I've got her in my thoughts and that I'm hoping she'll be back to work soon.
I started out with a white card stock base cut at 4 1/4" x 6 1/4". I then added a dark purple layer cut from Recollections card stock at 4 1/8" x 6 1/8". My embossed layer uses the same GP white card stock embossed using the Sizzix Lacy Brocade embossing folder and cut at 4" x 6". I cut the ovals out using the largest two ovals from my Nestabilities ovals dies. The card front and the purple layer were cut with the smaller of the two ovals. The white embossed layer was cut with the largest oval. I embellished the card with two Recollections purple flowers and a piece of white ribbon from my stash. I stamped the sentiment with Close to My Heart ink and a stamp from the Dollar Bins at Michaels. This was the first time I had made a card with a "window" that lets the sentiment show through. I'm definitely going to try to make more of these.
I hope you liked my card and that you'll stop by again to see what I'm up to.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
I have a quick Thank You card to share today. I am fortunate to work with some wonderful people. In recognition of Administrative Professionals' Day I was given a beautiful floral arrangement. The arrangement is absolutely gorgeous and contains so many beautiful flowers in shades of pink, purple and red. All of my favorites! So to thank the wonderful person who gave me the flowers, I made this card.
That's my card for today. Stop by again to check out what I'm up to!
Monday, May 5, 2014
Good Morning Everyone!!!
I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I'd like to share a card I made for a member of the Birthday Card club. This lovely lady said she liked the color green, so that's how I decided on this card's design. (Please excuse the quality of the photo. For some reason there seems to be a pink cast to the paper. It isn't pink, it is definitely white.)
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the card.
Friday, May 2, 2014
I hope everyone is doing well and looking forward to the weekend. I know I am.
Today I'd like to share a Thank You card I made. It is very similar to a birthday card I made a while ago.
Well I hope you enjoyed today's card and I wish you all a wonderful weekend.
Monday, April 7, 2014
I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I'm so happy the weather here in NY is finally starting to show signs that we might actually get Spring!
My card today is another card I made for the Birthday Card Club. When I joined the Club we each had to give a list of things we like or didn't like and some colors we were fond of. The intended recipient of this card said she's a country girl and listed several colors she likes. So with those things as my jumping off point, here is the card I created.
I hope you like my country themed card and I hope the recipient will like it too!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Today I'd like to share another birthday card I made for someone with an April birthday. This card was a difficult one. I started off making a shaped card. I used my Gypsy and the Art Philosophy cartridge. I duplicated the image, flipped one, and welded it together and it looked great. I scored and folded it, and it just didn't line up properly. Arghh! Then I added a decorative layer to the top thinking that might mask the slight imperfection -- nope! I tried inking the edges because sometimes that helps things blend better -- nope! So I gave up. I cut the card apart, kept the top with the decorative layer and used it on a 5"X7" card base. Here's what the finished card looked like.
Here's the inside of the card
That's my card for today. I hope you like it and that you'll stop by again to see what else I'm up to.
Friday, March 28, 2014
TGIF!!!! I'm so happy its Friday. Today I'd like to share the last of the March birthday cards I made for the Birthday Card Club. There were five birthdays in the month of March, and with limited crafting time, it was a bit of a challenge to make all the cards. I'm happy to report I was able to get all the cards made and sent out. Whether or not they arrived on time for each person's birthday is another story! I hope all the wonderful ladies in the club will forgive any unintentional lateness.
Here's my card
For the inside of the card
I have an aqua mat and a white mat. The sentiment is a Fiskars stamp using the same Dew Drop Versa Magic Ink.
Well that's my final March birthday card. I hope the special lady who received this card likes it. I hope you did too. Leave me a comment and let me know.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Good Morning Everyone,
Today I'd like to share another card I made for the Birthday Card Club I'm a part of. It has been so much fun trying to come up with different ideas using colors or things that interest people that you don't even know. I hope the recipients of all my cards are enjoying them as much as I'm enjoying making them. I'm also trying to use items that I already have. I have a tendency to hoard pretty paper and embellishments, so I thought for these special ladies, it was time to start using some of those things I've been holding on to. If the card today looks familiar, it is because I used the same paper on the baby shower card I posted a few days ago. The person this card was going to said they liked blue and green, so I thought this paper was perfect.
Here's my card:
The card is a 5"x7" card with a base of Georgia Pacific white card stock. Then there is alayer of Recollections light blue cardstock and the patterned paper is DCWV. The brown paper I cut the cake from has faint circles on it which I thought looked a little like icing swirls. The circles have a little touch of glitter on them in blue and green. It is also from DCWV. The cake and the pedestal it is sitting on were both cut from the Cricut cartridge Sweet Treats. The sheer ribbon is from a company called Morex. The brads are from Doodlebug and the pearls and flowers are from Recollections. The white shape at the top was cut from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge and I used coordinating CTMH stamps and ink for the Happy Birthday.
For the inside of the card
I layered a light blue mat and a white mat and stamped my sentiment. The sentiment is a Fiskars stamp and once again I used CTMH ink.
That's my card for today. Let me know what you think.
Monday, March 24, 2014
I hope you all had a great weekend. Here in New York we had a beautiful day on Saturday, the weather was warm and we almost got into the 60s. However, it is cold again today and they are saying we might have snow tomorrow into Wednesday -- so much for Spring! Anyway, enough about the weather, I want to share a card I made for a dear, sweet, crafty friend who is about to have a baby. I was fortunate enough to get invited to her baby shower and I knew I just had to make her card.
I wanted to make something special so I chose a building block card. My papers are white Georgia Pacific card stock, light blue Recollections card stock and the patterned paper I believe is by DCWV. For the big rattle on the front of the card I used my Cricut New Arrivals cartridge. The rattle parts were all cut at 3 1/2 inches. I cut the shadow three times and glued them all together because I wanted it to have a little weight to it. Then I layered the top using the same papers as the card base. I added three Queen and Company pearls and a piece of ribbon I had in my stash. I used foam tape on the back to make it pop up off the card front. For the inside I chose some EK Success dimensional baby stickers. The letters for Baby Boy were cut from the Plantin School Book Cricut cartridge. My sentiment was typed and printed out on my computer.
That's my baby shower card. I think my friend liked it and I hope you did too.
Monday, March 17, 2014
I hope everyone is doing well and had a nice weekend. Today I want to share a card I made for a Birthday Card Club card exchange. My sweet friend Lori, Craftinblind on YouTube, is running this club and it has been a lot of fun making the cards. I'm so glad I decided to participate. Thank you Lori!
For my card today was a bit of a challenge for me. We each had to tell the other participants some of the things we like, favorite colors etc. The person I made this card for said she liked red and yellow. I didn't think that was going to be an easy color combination to pull off. After several failed attempts to make a card with those two colors, I finally came up with a design I thought looked good. I hope she'll think so too.
This card measures 5"x7". For my card base and the white banner layers I used Georgia Pacific white cardstock. For the yellow layer and the yellow banner layers
I used Colorbok cardstock. The red and yellow patterned paper is from Graphic 45. I cut the banner shapes using Sizzix Framelits Banner dies. The yellow dots on the corners of the banners are Stampin' Up Candy Dots. The Bakers Twine and Chalk Board Tag are from the Dollar Bins at Target. The flower and red brad were things I had in my stash. The chalk board tag was stamped using Close to My Heart White Ink and a Close to My Heart Stamp. I didn't take a picture of the inside of my card and I had written it out by the time I realized it. Inside I just repeated the layers the same way I did on the front of the card, plus I added a white mat to write my sentiment on.
Well that's my card for today. I hope the recipient likes it. Let me know what you think.
Monday, March 3, 2014
I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Here in New York we were expecting to have another huge storm, but it doesn't seem like it is going to be as bad as they predicted. Fingers crossed!
Today I'd like to share a Birthday Card I made for a Card Group I belong to.
My card is a 5" x 7" card. I used Recollections brown card stock for my base and rounded the corners. My next layer is Recollections patterned paper. I thought the yellow was so cheery. Then I used a Lifestyle Crafts die in three different sizes for a base to put the sentiment banner on. For my sentiment banner I used the Cricut Artiste Cartridge and the coordinating Close To My Heart Stamp as well as Close To My Heart ink. For embellishment, I added some beautiful brown Offray satin ribbon and four brown pearls from my stash.
Now for the inside of the card.
That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have another card to share real soon.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Today I'd like to share a Valentine's Day card I made for my niece Sophia. I found this really fun card style on YouTube. It is from Splitcoast Stampers and Laura Lipe wrote the tutorial for it. This card is called a building block card. I had never seen this shape card before, so I had to try it. Here is what I came up with. The front of card looks just like a regular flat card.
Isn't that fun??? There are so many things you can do with this card. I know I'll be making more of them for different occasions.
I used a Recollections Valentine Paper Pack for the solid and patterned papers and the white card stock is Georgia Pacific Brand from Walmart. The felt hearts are by Creatology. I used the Cricuit Sweethearts Cartridge for the three layered hearts on the front of the card, the Cricuit Artiste Cartridge for the Banner across the hearts and the letters for LOVE YOU were cut from the Plantin School Book Cartridge. My niece's name on the front and Happy Valentine's Day sentiment on the inside were printed from my computer.
That's my card for today. I hope you liked it and that you'll head over to Splitcoast Stampers to check out the tutorial.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Good Morning Everyone,
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and anything else I've missed! LOL! It has been quite some time since I've posted anything.
Today I'd like to share a Valentines Day card I made for my nephew. I decided to try a center step card. This is the first time I made one and it was a lot of fun.
I got the idea for the card when I found these adorable felt stickers at Michaels. They are made by Creatology. When I saw the blue and red combination on the hearts, I immediately thought boy card. I know there are an awful lot of hearts on here for a boy card, but this little boy is just under three months old so I think I'm ok! The vertical heart stamps and the stamp on the bottom with the hearts and flourish are all Craft Smart stamps from the dollar bins at Michaels. The love stamp is a Close to My Heart Stamp. The red ink I used is from Michaels as well. For the hearts in the center I used the Cricut Sweethearts Cartridge and for the banner the Cricut Artiste Cartridge. All the paper is by Recollections.
That's my card for today. I'm hoping to have another card to share soon. I'm making a girly card for his sister, my niece Sophia. I can't wait!!