After I made my card for Mojo Monday I liked the color combo so much that I made another one. This one is a 4 Bar card. Perfect for a quick little note to let someone know that you are thinking about them. The stamps are i-cling by studio g, the butterfly is Martha Stewart Crafts and the Embossing Folder is CuttleBug.
Monthly Archives: August 2011
The only benefit of hurricane Irene was that I got spend some quality time with my craft supplies. I recently started getting some Stampin’ Up stamp sets from ebay. The set I used on this card is called Fast & Fabulous. It was a hostess set and I think it’s beautiful. The black outline is separate from the color, it gives it a hand colored look. The Make A Wish stamp is from TPC Studio, I also used the CuttleBug Dots Embossing Folder and the Squiggly Embossing strip. Enjoy!
Since we had the company of the obnoxious Irene (the hurricane!) I had some quality time at home which I don’t get very often. Thankfully we didn’t loose power at my house so I decided to try my hand at the Mojo Monday Challenge. The card has Alice in Wonderland type feel to it. I love the black, red, grey & white together. I used a Sizzix Embossing folder on the black part of the background and Martha Stewart Craft Edge Punches on the white and grey. The “ribbon” was made with a CuttleBug Embossing Folder. All of the punches used are EK Tools and the stamp is an ditto by studio g. I hope you like it.
There is nothing like a trip to the craft store. This week I was in AC Moore rooting through the clearance bin (sometimes you can find the best stuff in there if you have about an hour or two to spare!) and I came across this really neat set of stamps from Inkadinkado. They are called smiles, frowns & smirks.The set comes with 29 little tiny stamps with all sorts of facial expressions that you can mix and match to create hundreds of different combinations! The best part was it was only $2! So here is my little card that I used them to make. There are also a few punches from EK Tools, my new favorite Tag Punch from Stampin’ Up and the scallop tool for the Cutterpede.
It was a friend of mine’s birthday the other day. She is a fun and colorful person so I was inspired by her personality to create this card. I like the bright green and purple together, it reminds me of spring. I’m also a big fan of the Happy Birthday CuttleBug Embossing Folder. The cupcakes are a favorite of mine too because who doesn’t like a cupcake!
I decided today that I wanted to enter the Pals Paper Arts weekly contest for the first time. I’m very happy with the way my card came out. There are some nice little touches like the eyelets that I set using my new Crop-A-Dile Big Bite. I love the colors, black being my favorite. The card was made with Recollections Card Stock, CuttleBug Circles Embossing Folder, EK Tools Circle Cutter, Martha Stewart Crafts Cupcake Punch, EK Tools Swiss Cheese Edge Punch and Stampin’ Up Terrific Tags Set. I was so excited to get my first Stampin’ Up product. It is a retired set and I love it. Thanks for checking out my card!
Quite a few of my friends had babies last year. Soon it will be time to celebrate all of the 1st birthdays. This card has a fun shapes theme. With it’s shades of pink it’s just perfect for a special little princess to celebrate turning one. The background is made using a CuttleBug folder, the cake is a stamp from TPC Studio, the punches are all from EK Success and the ribbon adds a nice touch of dimension.
I found this vintage post card stamp at AC Moore. I liked it because it has good detail and a nice crisp image. The ribbon across the middle of the card was made by stamping the paper with a border image and then gluing some black ribbon across it to give it some depth. I also used a Sizzix folder for some texture on the background. I think the black, grey and cream is my new favorite color combination!
After purchasing the Seaside Carnival stamp the other day I find I am a little obsessed with it. I really do just love all of the detail in the stamp. I took some time and slightly rethought my card from the day before. I added some tickets and found a great vintage looking “Happy Birthday” stamp. This card has more of a vintage carnival feel that the previous one. I’m really happy with the way it turned out.
Continuing with my masculine card theme of the day (I guess!) I give you Seaside Carnival Birthday in Blue. I was at AC Moore today and I saw this stamp and fell in love with it. The detail is amazing, you can see the waves, ferris wheel, roller coaster, sky and boardwalk. It actually reminds me a little of Navy Pier in Chicago, minus the roller coaster. I decided to go with a blue theme and used the Martha Stewart Beach Edge Punch and Sand Dollar/Starfish Double Punch. The stamp is from Inkadinkado, there were more beach themed stamps that I would like to add to my collection, look for them in future cards.