Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gate Fold Cards

Hello again,

Wow how lucky are you to get two posts in one day. LOL These two cards are gate fold cards. First time I have made them. I really like this fold. I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to make the folds. Works like a charm. :-) The background on the first card was made using a brayer with rubber bands wrapped around it. I found the technique on Stamp TV. I colored both images with colored pencils and blended them with baby oil. Used my Nesties to cut out the image and mat it. They both came together pretty quickly. Thanks for looking.

Stamps-Happy Blessings from Stampin Up
Ink-Basic Black, Marigold Morning, True Thyme and Rich Razzleberry from Stamin Up
Prisma Colored Pencils
Paper-Orange, Brown and white
Designer paper-Paper Studio



Here is a quick card that I made this morning. I just love Daisies, they are my favorite flower, so cute and cheery. :-) I used white for the card base and stamped the daisy in brown ink, colored it in with markers and used some fun flock for the center. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink under the flower. Very easy peasy.

Stamps: Daisy from The Angel Company, Sentiment from $1 bin at Michaels
Paper: Georgia Pacific from Walmart
Ink: Basic Brown Stampin Up
Markers: Stampin Up
Fun Felt

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gift Tags


I made these gift tags for DH's cousin as a gift. I really enjoyed making them. They were very quick and easy to make. I stamped the image in black on white card stock. Used various SU markers to color in the snowman's coat, mittens, and hat. I used white Fun Flock on the trim for the hat and the ball on top of the hat. Used the Sakura Glaze Pens for the candy cane and Stickles for the bottom part of snowman and the snow under the snowman and the snow flakes. Than I cut the images out using the rectangle Nesties and cut out colors to mat the image using the scallop rectangle Nesties, it is a great way to use up scraps. I am going to make up some more for gifts. My plan is to make up some for other occasions, too. :) Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Stampabilities To/From Snowman
Paper: Georgia Pacific White and various scraps for mats
Nestablities: Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle
Ink: SU Basick Black, various SU markers, Sakura Glaze Pens
White Fun Flock

Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Wedding


I know your surprised to hear from me twice in one day, but I have another card to show you. LOL

My mom needed a card for a cousin that is getting married on October 30Th. They want people to dress in costumes for the reception, so my Mom thought they would get a kick out of a Halloween themed wedding card. Well after looking at my many Halloween stamps I didn't find anything that I like for a bride and groom. so I used the bride and groom from I think it is Stampabilities, will double check. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock from Stampin Up and embossed them in black. I used a Sakura Glaze Pen to color in the bouquet orange. I than used my Deckle Nesties to cut out the image and the orange matt behind the image. The card base is orange and I used a piece of black card stock and used the Martha Stewart Goo punch. Then stamped Mr and Mrs and embossed it. I took a sponge and Chocolate Chip ink and sponged the entire card base and the matt behind the image. I really liked how it came out. My Mom loved it. :) Thanks for looking.

Halloween card

Hello again,

This is the Halloween card I made for all my pen-pals this year. It is a Flap Card. First time I have done one of these. I found the instructions over on I also did a lot of embossing, which I seem to be doing a lot of lately. They were fun and pretty easy and quick to put together. I used orange cardstock and designer paper from Hobby Lobby. The image was a stamp that I recieved for my Birthday (which just happens to be on Halloween. LOL)last year from a pen-pal (Thanks Ma.) I used the Inverted Scallop Circles (also a b-day present from a pen-pal, thanks Sis, LOL). I stamped the image in Versa Mark on Whisper White cardstock and used black embossing powder to emboss it. The dash lines around the flap were done using a Sakura Glaze 3-D Glossy Ink pen, they are raised and look like they were embossed. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wow Been a Long Time


Wow, I can't believe that it has been almost an entire year since my last post. Things have been a little crazy around here to say the least. DH found a new job (whoohoo) which moved us from Texas to Iowa. He left for Iowa 3 months before the kids and I did so there was a lot to get ready for the move. Luckily the company packed us up and moved us so that took a lot of stress off us. The kids and I joined DH in March. The kids transitioned great, no major problems what so ever. Now that we are all settled into our routines, and my mojo finally made it from Texas to Iowa (it took forever to get here) I have been in the mood to make cards again. I have been trying out new folds and techniques which has been a lot of fun. This card is my first water fall card. I made it for my Niece for her birthday, I am told that she loved it. :) I really had fun making it for her.

I hope to be a more regular poster again. It feels so good to be paper crafting again. :) Y'all have a great day. Thanks for looking.