Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gotta love Moxie Fab!

Still catching up on what's been happening in blogland.  And lo and behold, Cath has a trigger photo which I saw somewhere in my life, which totally inspired this card awhile ago.

Now I can finally give credit where credit is due.  Check out these amazing cakes - lots of inspiration there.  This card is actually leaving my house next weekend when the couple is having their civil ceremony before they marry in the church on New Year's Eve in New Zealand.  How romantic, eh?

edit:  When I saw the latest challenge at Casual Fridays, Banners and Flags, I had to hook this lovely up.

Supplies :
Paper: CS American Crafts, PP Usurus 
Stamps: Artemio 
Ink: Cats Eye
Tools: embossing folder (Craft Concepts), sewing machine, decorative edge scissors
Other:  satin ribbon, doublesided tape/glue, scrap silver paper, digital cake stand (123RF)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Good day blogworld!  Nice to be back after a wonderful few weeks with the folks and the lake!  Brought some new crafting supplies with me.  Will have to give them a go after I catchup a little on what you've all been up to...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

it's an alien

Filling the summer slump... a card I made last year for my BF's son.  You cannot name a piece of merchandise from Toy Story that he did not own.  Thus this card to accompany the Lego set we gave him for his bday.

Since we were hand-delivering I went with an A5 sized card.  Created my own PP using an online image of the logo.  Looking for some image that I could superimpose his face onto (with a piece of acetate over it like a real astronaut), I found a catalog offering for a clock.  OK, that led me to an idea for the computer-generated sentiment "It's time..." and on the inside

The hoops we jump through for kids today...  He was so overwhelmed by the room full of presents, I don't know if he really appreciated the card.  But his mom did :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

it's a graduate

Summer slump?  How about a card from the past.  Interesting to see how one's style changes and develops over time, isn't it?

Received a graduation announcement from an old friend's daughter who I'd recently run into and decided to use the 2009 part of it to make a card.  Her photo was a bit fuzzy because I cropped it out of a family photo.

This was pre- large stash of PP.  And pre- die cutting.  And I'm not sure about the strange application of ribbon around the edges of the photo?!?!  But I like the strips of PP (some of which was gift wrap I believe - probably even used!) as a BG.  And I do like including something personal on a card when possible.

The sentiment was computer generated but I obviously already owned the flower punch - and the decorative edge scissors that I snitched from DD!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

wedding bells all around

Thought I'd share a couple wedding cards with you that I have made.  Really makes me feel old when friends' kids start getting married!

This is by no means an original idea, but I thought it was cute.  Adhered PP to card front after wrapping a funky ribbon (the color looks gold but it's kind of an olive/gold) around it.  Die cut the hearts and turned them into the bride (jewels) and groom (bow tie).  Decided to package this one in a vellum envelope to let the beauty shine thru ;) so I embossed a sentiment on it too.

Then there was this one, made for a friend's grandson.

 Scored the front panel with diagonal lines, creating diamond pattern, then stamped the little heart in all the "Vs".  Die cut oval and stamped main image.  Colored little heart and added pearls and lace before attaching.

I didn't photograph it, but on the inside I attached a piece of white paper onto which I printed a faded image of my friend with her grandson when he was little.  She is holding him and they are both grinning from ear to ear.  On this she sheet of paper she wrote her greeting.  She loved the card.  Apparently he and his young bride did too.  I was a happy camper.

And a while back I made a few more cards and said I'd let you know which one my friend decided on.  She actually took two because there were two nephews getting married.  This one went to the one marrying a Mexican gal:

A focal image modeled with paper napkin layers on a foam stamp and some fun stitching, pearls and a homemade bloom.  And this one (blogged here) went to the nephew marrying a Belgian gal.

 Happy summer vacation. And summer weddings.

Supplies happily ever after:
Paper: CS American Crafts; PP me and my big ideas
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Versafine
Tools:   die Sizzix, embossing folder Cuttlebug
Other: embossing powder, ribbon, bling
Supplies True Love:
Paper: CS American Crafts; Neenah
Stamps:   BoBunny
Ink: Cat's Eye; Versamagic , Versafine
Tools: score board, die Spellbinders
Other:  lace, pearls

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

interactive kid's card

I decided to give interactive another go at.  This time for my 5-year-old niece's bday card.  Thought she might get a kick out of it and apparently she did.  (Or was it the money attached to the pull out card?!?!?)

What did I do here?  Wanted to use lots of girly, sparkly PP cuz my niece loves it.  Made a base.  Cie cut another layer.  Made a pocket out of old book page.  Stamped on the base and the pull out card and added her name to the banner.  Added some glimmery stickers, twine and a button.  Felt like an engineer putting this one together!

Hope you're having a glittery day.

Supplies hi:
Paper: Ursus, old book
Stamps: Paper Smooces, alpha Hero Arts
Ink: Versafine
Tools: border punch Martha Stewart, dies Spellbiners
Other: stickers, twine, button Sew Sweet

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