Saturday, May 21, 2011

This is my very 1st Envelope Card!

My SIL"s (the one that was in the really bad accident where she lost her husband) birthday was yesterday and I had to come up with something really special for her and here it is:

My inspiration for this card came from a wonderful card maker at Splitcoast Stampers, named Cathleen....I often get my inspiration from her.  You can see her card here and she has a link there to a tutorial.  For those of you that might be a member of the MTC Forum, they had a challenge for these and  "CaseysAngel" (Christy) has made this video (YouTube) showing how to make them.  My SIL loves gardenias, so I made a couple just for this card and wanted them to be the main focal point.  The butterfly was designed by me in the Pazzles Inspiration Pro software and I used Funtime 2009 to cut it out with my Craft Robo.   I also cut all of the leaves with my Craft Robo using some Silhouette cutting files.  The tiny white flowers were cut using my new Martha Stewart "Hydrangea" craft punch.  The sentiment was computer generated.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit and by the way Merrylene loved her card!!!

Finished Card Size:  8 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Wild Asparagus Lt. Pink Floral" #WA2027, Bazzill, Strathmore "Pink Pastel Vellum"
Ink:  Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark" (on part of the leaves)
Tools:  Craft Robo
Accessories:  Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" border punch and "Hydrangea" craft punch, MarRichards "Crystal Sticers Pearls" (env. flap), Recollections "Pearl Stickers" (on butterfly body), Stamp-n-Stuff "Star Dust Transparent" embossing powder (on part of the leaves), Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Aged Mahogany" (base layer of butterfly), "Crystal" Stickles (center of tiny white flowers)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rockin Birthday card for my 9 yr old grandson, Aidan!

My grandson will be 9 on Monday, if fact he and my oldest son (his uncle) have the very same birthday!  Aidan is into soccer and the guitar and music in general so I decided to use those interests in the theme of my card design.  For the background I used an image I found online and then I found an image of a "rocker dude" and I used Photoshop to remove the head and add my grandson's head instead.

For the inside of the card, I decided to keep it very simple and went with a "soccer frame" (Silhouette cutting file)!  I sure hope he likes it!!!

Finished Card Size:  5  1/2"x 5 1/2"

Paper:  Bazzill (white) and Recollections
Ink:  Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"
Tools:  Craft Robo, Ranger "Heat It"
Font:  Fluffy Slacks BTN (card front), Teckton Pro and CAC Lasko Even Weight (inside card)
Accessories:  Stamp-n-Stuff "Star Dust Transparent" embossing powder

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thank You "SuzieQ"!!!!

My friend Sue (aka/HotPaws) is so sweet.............she is always sending me goodies that she finds that she knows I will like or maybe something she has two of in her "stash"!  You know...."care packages"!!!  At any rate, she just recently send a bunch of embossing folder and I made this card to thank her and I just talked to her and she loved it and the little poodle stamp that I sent her!

All of the elements on this card, with the exception of the the pearls, "double arched" mat and the ovals, were designed and/or cut using my Craft Robo!  The smallest butterfly, Leaf Corner and white leaves are Silhouette cutting files.  The large butterfly was designed by me.  The flowers were designed by Teri Frank. This card by Selma at Selma's Stamping Corner was my inspiration.  If you've never been to Selma's blog, you should stop by for a visit and check out all of her gorgeous creations!

Finished Card Size: 6" square

Paper:  Bazzill and Vellum
Ink:  Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"   
Tools:  Craft Robo, Ranger "Heat It" and Big Shot
Accessories:  Recollections "Pearl Stickers", Want 2 Scrap "Pearls" (in flowers), Stamp-n-Stuff "Star Dust Transparent" embossing powder, Provo Craft "Herringbone" and " "Birds & Swirls" embossing folders, Spellbinders Ovals, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page "Double Arches"

Thursday, May 12, 2011

This is not really the type of card I generally make.............

but my oldest son loves humorous cards so I had to change my ways!  LOL  I actually got the idea for this by surfing the web.  There are no stamps involved.  The dog, hat, and dog bowl with food are images I gathered from the internet and turned into what's called "print and cut" images using my Pazzles Inspiration Studio Pro 2010 software.  They were cut using my Craft Robo and my Funtime Deluxe 2009 software.  I also want to mention that that dog looks a lot like my youngest son's dog that is a mix of English Bulldog and Pit and his name is "Biscuit"!  I designed the "308" candle myself as well as the flames.  My son is going to be 44 which in dog years would be 308.  Here's the front of the card:

and here's a photo of the inside:

Like I said, it's not the best card I've ever made, but it will make him laugh and that's all that's important!

Finished Card Size: 5"x5"


Paper:  Bazzill
Tools:  Craft Robo
Fonts:  "Happy Birthday" and "ah dead" is Grilled Cheese BTN, "Happy Birthday Son" is CAC Lasko Even Weight and all the rest is Tennessee SF

Monday, May 9, 2011

I designed some great "designer paper"

using my Craft Robo, part of a Silhouette file called "Sketch Flowers_C00036_27011" and my black "Silhouette Sketch Pen".  By the way, I absolutely love the Silhouette Sketch Pens....they work so great!  At any rate, I think my designer paper looks as good as any designer paper I've purchased from the craft stores!  On the three largest flowers and the stamped sentiment I also added some "Black Diamond" Stickles.  To finish it off I added some satin ribbon and a bow and some half pearls.....very simple but elegant!

For the inside of the card I decided to use the black cardstock and a white gel pen to make a frame to tie it all together.  There is space in the center to add my personal sentiments!

The possibilities are endless for creating our own original "designer papers".  I hope you enjoyed this and I look forward to hearing your comments.  Thanks for stopping by!

Finished Card Size:  5 1/2"x5 1/2" Square


Paper:  Bazzill "White Smooth", Ampad "Embassy Black", Best Occasions "Black Metallic"
Stamps:  Sentiment by Inkadinkado "Spring Blossoms Clear Stamp Set"
Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Tools:  Craft Robo, Ellison "Big Shot"
Accessories:  "Black Diamond" Stickles, Recollections "Black Half Pearls", Offray Ribbon, Silhouette "Black Sketch Pen", Sakura "White Jelly Roll" gen pen, Spellbinders "Labels Nine"