Hello all, so I have two new cards to share with you today. Let’s jump right into it.
I was on a kick with the Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and stencils. I just couldn’t get enough. Anywho, I thought I’d share these cards. I love the way both of them turned out.
On a very different note, I’ve been sick but was fortunate enough to have a phone interview today that must have went pretty well since I have a face to face interview next Tuesday. I’m super nervous and am really hoping to get this job…so wish me luck!
Hi there! I have 5 cards to share now, that I’ve already taken pictures of and probably about 5 or 6 more cards to share once I get photos taken of them.
So here we go…
Here is a card I created for Addicted to Clean and Simple Challenge #13 Code Word BIRTHDAY!
Which could not have come at a more perfect time because I actually needed to make my nephew a Birthday card.
My Baby card stash is fairly low so I figured I’d make some baby cards (a girly one and a boy one) I used the same paper pack for both.
For the girl card I used two different pink patterned papers from Kaiser Craft Lullaby Collection 6 1/2 Paper Pad and gave them a scalloped edge with a Fiskars boarder punch. I adhered the more solid pink paper directly onto the card base and popped the polka dot paper piece up onto dimensional adhesive. This paper pad includes some die cuts so I used a tag that reads “A baby has a special way of adding joy in every single day” and attached that through one of the little holes that the border punch created using a small light pink brad (which I received in one of my card kits) I also put some foam adhesive on the back along one side, just to help secure it. Finished off by rounding the outer corners.
For the boy card I used the same patterned paper pack and just cut strips of blue patterned paper, the argyle and thing strips of the striped paper to give it a matted look (a trick I learned from Jennifer McGuire) HOARD THOSE STRIPED PAPERS! 😀 haha everything was adhered flush to the card except for the scalloped sentiment that was also a die cut from the paper pad. The sentiment reads “What are little boys made of? Frogs and snails, and puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of” and it is on some dimensional adhesive.
Both of these baby cards were SUPER quick and easy to put together. And I’m very pleased with the result.
For the birthday shaker card I used patterned paper from Studio Calico’s Snippets Collection. Also some random sequins that my Grammy sent me a while ago (she probably had them just laying around and thought I’d love them) I also put a small wood veneer heart that I received in one of my kits inside. I used the Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments stamp set to stamp the Happy Birthday on some white card stock and gave it a slanted edge. Finished off by rounding all 4 corners and that was it.
My birthday card stash is very low so for this week’s CAS on Sunday challenge sketch I decided to make a Birthday card. I went for a more masculine theme since His and Hers online class just finished up and masculine cards are not my strong suit.
I used kraft as the card base and inked it up slightly with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink (I also did this on all the patterned paper pieces as well) I some patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye Sunshine 6×6 Paper Pad, after inking up the edges I adhered both sheets directly to the card base. The plaid-like piece I cut at an angle and I rounded the bottom corners of the text paper. I then stamped stars from two different stamp sets, Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments, and Simon Says Stamp Shoot For The Stars in Memories Unicorn Pigment Ink and stamped over the image slightly offset in both Butter Bar and Tide Pool Hero Arts Shadow Inks. I did the same for the Happy Birthday sentiment from Studio Calico and Hero Arts (I got this set in one of my card kits, and I can’t find the name anywhere on the packaging…) And that was it…Hope you enjoyed :]
So I am participating in the His & Hers Online Card Classes which is AMAZING! I have a very difficult time with masculine cards (like a lot of other crafters/card makers apparently) so I decided to make a His & Her birthday card since my Birthday card stash is VERY LOW!!
I used the same sketch for both the masculine and feminine card and kept both very true to my original idea.
For the masculine card I used paper from the Basic Grey Oxford 6×6 paper pad and a cute little ticket stub die cut that I got in one of my card kits. I inked all of the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I stamped the sentiment “Lotsa Birthday Wishes” from a Studio Calico (I think) stamp set onto the ticket stub in Red Royal Shadow Ink. Popped the sentiment up on some dimensional adhesive and scattered a few metal stars along the card front. I’m very happy with the way this card turned out.
For the feminine version of this card, I used patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6×6 paper pad and a die cut pink and white talk bubble that I received (and hoarded away) from one of my card kits. I cut up and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments Stamp Set in Tide Pool shadow ink. I also popped the talk bubble/sentiment up on dimensional adhesive and scattered pearls across the card front.
Now, I have on more card to share. This is one I made for my boyfriend (and accidentally ruined) so I remade it because it’s just too darn cute/funny not to remake it. I used a Unity Stamp set for this card, and just a few copic markers and some glossy accents for the glass part of the glasses (it’s hard to tell in the photo but it is so adorable adding that bit of shine!)