Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bridal Shower gift card holder

My husband's cousin is getting married in June. The bridal shower is out of town and I am not going to be able to go. I wanted to make a special card for the bride to be and just another simple gift card holder. I saw something like this recently on someone's blog and for the life of me can't find it now. The card actually slides into the holder with a frame cut out for the main image to show through. The gift card is tucked inside the card--wish I had pics of that!!!

The stamp is a digital image from The Digi Stamp Boutiques Cute Wedding Collection. I colored the image with copics and then layered the image onto pink and gray mats. I cut the pink corners with a new die from My Favorite Things and then added some pearls. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye, leftover from Valentines day but works perfectly for this. I cut the frame with a Nestabilities die and then cut a smaller one in the holder. I finished it off with some baker's twine and a button.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Wish BIG

My daughter needed a quick birthday card the other night for a friend. I have a box of completed cards I keep for just this type of card crisis, but none of them were exactly what she was looking for.
I pulled out my Taylored Expressions Make a Wish stamp set and stamped this beautiful cake in brown ink. I colored the image with copics and then added some glossy accents and mint green liquid pearls. The patterned paper is a new pad from First Edition Paper called Animal Antics. The Wish BIG sentiment and the open scallop die are both from My Favorite Things. I added some of the liquid pearls to the scallop strip to finish it off.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bless Our Home With Lots of Love

My oldest daughter and her family moved into a new apartment the first week of March. Gracie has a back yard that she loves and it is really close to my daughter's work. It is still way too far from Mimi and Poppy, but they are very happy.
I knew as soon as I saw the Home Sweet Home stamp set from Market Street Stamps that it would perfect for a housewarming gift. I used a Nestabilities die to cut the opening in the frame, love the corners.
I colored the house and tree (complete with tire swing) with copics and then cut them out. I found the sentiment and sun in the Day or Night stamp set from There She Goes Clear Stamps. Love it when it all comes together. I cut some cloud patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite pad and then tore strips of green card stock. I layered the strips to give a little dimension.
I stamped the sentiment (little angels up above; bless our home with lots of love) and cut it out with a MFT first place award die-namic. I finished it off with a couple of green rhinestones.
Can't wait to get it in the mail!
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Monday, March 12, 2012

Kick Some Grass

I finally had a chance to get inky over the weekend. It has been a long time since I have worked on a TCP challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew immediately what I wanted to do. I used a postage stamp die and cut six squares and then stamped the bunny from The Cat's Pajamas Kick Some Grass set.  Each time I stamped the bunny I used different parts of the image, some focusing on his ears, his feet and even the flowers in the grass.
I sewed each of the layers onto the card base with a wonky style straight stitch. Then I added some white picket fence and baker's twine and topped the whole thing off with a bright pink button.
Felt good to get some ink on my hands!
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Long Time...No Post

As hard as I try sometimes life has a way of getting in the way of my stamp time. Between the flu, my daughter's play practice and averaging over eight hundred miles a week in my car getting everyone where they need to go I have had very limited stamping time. Yesterday I decided the laundry could wait one more day and got in a little me time!
The image is Cowlik Sunflower from Stampendous. I saw it on someone's blog, and loved it. The patterned paper is Milton & Company. I love the brown/orange/green combo. I used the Fishtail Banner Die-namic from MFT for the flags and some linen thread from TCP to hang the flags.
Thanks for stopping by!