Hi folks! Back here again to share a few birthday cards I made with Graphic 45’s Couture collection, PTI’s Shakers + Sprinkles Kit and DCWV’s Gilded Paper Stack.
This first card, I used a mountain and valley stand-up base in black of course… I then began paper piecing panels of coordinating colors onto the card so it was completely covered and stable. Next I chose what focal points I wanted on the front. The G45 Couture collection has card shaped squares in the 12×12 stack that I chose the front piece from. This square piece is layered and popped up and I angled it after I had adorned the art deco piece with twine and taped it to the back to adhere it. Additionally, I attached a glue dot to the back so it wouldn’t slide around. Next I chose coordinating pieces as focal points for the zig-zag smaller panels to the right then adhered them.
For this next card, I used PTI’s Shakers + Sprinkles Kit with a bright white card base and all the elements included with the kit including the confetti elements, dies in the shape of hearts and the colorful and cheerful background paper. Everything coordinated so nicely with the color palette! First, I laid down the patterned paper with sequin background, then the sunbeam pattern on top in bright fuchsia. I then layered heart silhouette die-cuts in a tired fashion on the front of the card and the last heart that is solid, I popped up on a heart shaped foam cut-out for added dimension. I topped it off with a banner stamped with a Happy Birthday sentiment in archival ink by Ranger and added a toothpick and topped it with teal twine. I’m really happy with the result and so was sweet Alice, the birthday girl. Inside, I placed two of the heart die cuts, one as a pocket and the other as a coupon for a neck & shoulder massage. I know, I know, I’m outdoing some of you here but settle down… 😉
This final card was so full of pizzazz and attitude, I loved making it because of the flair. The black and gold added to the class factor too I think. The sentiment is from PTI and couldn’t have suited the recipient better if I had handwritten it! I started with a black base, cut the paper to size from DCWV’s Gilded Paper Stack. I bought it at Michaels but it’s on sale now at Joanne Fabrics. A snazzy Birthday Card for a snazzy lady.
Well hellooooo everyone! ANNOUNCEMENT TIME: I have been offered a position of Instructor for the paper crafts/scrapbooking division of my local Michale’s store, yay! I have accepted and will be going through their instructor training and jumping right in with teaching classes on what they offer as well as taking some creative liberties with adding my own curriculum! I’m so excited to meet local/community crafters and get paid to do what I love most. Here is my very first in-store demo where I showcased wet embossing techniques and also distress inking by making Halloween themed tags. The smaller tags were done at home as samples. The larger & brighter tags were done in-store during my demo.
I know, I know, the fireworks show is over but patriotism is not dead here, “boom, boom, crackle, crackle, pow, pow, pop, pop”.
I’m sending these bad boys off in the mail this week. I wanted to share them with you all first though! I entered an ATC challenge with Your Paper Pantry (YPP) hosted by Natasha Z. Hensel (Enastasia) on YouTube called “July 2012- Patriotic” leaving it open to all countries which is just like our crafting world… knitting us together with glitter, glue and paper. The challenge on YPP for these ATCs is to make 10 for each group you join, keep one for your self out of each 10 you make. Since I was in two groups, I made a total of 20 and will mail 18 to Natasha, the hostess, which then she will mail 18 from all other participants to me. It’s so great to see everyone’s interpretation and creativity and make new friends with common interests. I hope you enjoy these little guys!
Producing six Mermaid Themed Albums is… [fill in the blank]
Letting go of six Mermaid Themed Albums is… [fill in the blank]
Looking forward to making more Mermaid Themed Albums in the future feels… [fill in the blank]
Selling six Mermaid themed Albums was… [fill in the blank]
This lush mini album has pearl finished papers from DCWV Luxury Stack, tags from Best Creations ‘Sweet Baby’ collection, tons of embellishments from K& Co., many stylish buttons from Dress It Up Button Co., cut outs from the Silhouette Cameo, I am Roses flowers, collectible buttons, trim from Michaels, my personal stash, Recollections layered flowers, and more! I wasn’t sure about the choice in the paper until I got going with the album then it all fell together in such a classy, rich way. I love the fun result. It’s very girlie and soft. The pictures actually do the album justice! Although there is nothing like holding a finished project in your hands. I hope you enjoy and feel free to leave a comment!
This fun & bright little boy themed lunch sack album was created using DCWV Nana’s Kids, bright & fun trim, embellishments from Jolee’s Boutique puffy star stickers, Martha Stewart fuzzy whale sticker, elephant punch and picket fence punch, K&Co. borders & sentiment stickers, Recollections adhesive star borders, layered flowers, brads & zoo stickers, Dress It Up Button Co., Silhouette Cameo shapes [train, banana, star & moon, little grey stars]. From my stash you will find flat-back bling, plain buttons and baker’s twine. The album was distressed all in Shabby Shutters by Tim Holtz.
This adorable pocketed card was a happy accident (score and cutting fiasco) but ended up brilliant so I made a bunch more to keep on hand. I love anything with pockets that I can stick tags in! :0) Embossing, embellishing, stamping, working with a few different types of adhesives and voila! A card is born… OK, I know that was a little too punny.