Monday, September 27, 2010

Another Gift Card Idea

Good morning! Well, it seems fall is here. Don't get me wrong - I love fall. It just doesn't last long enough and I am NOT a winter kind of girl. But I will enjoy the cool crisp air today while it lasts before I have to bundle up!

I didn't get much crafty time in this week, but I wanted to share this gift card holder idea I put together a couple of weeks ago. I saw somewhere someone made a gift card holder using a Big Shot die, but I don't have one of those so I use a Nestibilities Tag 11(?) die instead. It wasn't quite big enough to cover the gift card, but it fit snugly in there and I think it works!

Supplies are SU cardstock and DP, Kaiser Pearls from Paper Jewels, misc satin ribbon and clear stamps (not sure where from).
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Competing Princesses - Round 2

Hello! I'm here today to share my creation with you for our Paper Princess blog group - it's time for round 2 of our challenge, and this is what I came up with! I had the privilege of hosting this round for my team by providing the materials to put the cards together.

I'm a little under the weather today, so I'm going to keep this short and sweet:)

I used SCS sketch 91 for the layout.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Coffee, Anyone?

Good evening! I hope everyone is settling back into their school routines. We've been trying, and then my son came down with strep throat. However, he's back to school tomorrow! This is a little bit how I look in the mornings...she's just a lot cuter!

This is my first time making a tag card. There were probably instructions somewhere, but I kind of just winged it. I used the Coffee Kiki La Rue from the Paper Jewels store. I thought the tag could be removed to be a bookmark too.

I used SCS sketch sc06 for this card.

I colored the CC Designs image in with Copics and highlighted with an opaque white pen. The tag was made with a nestabilities die. I used materials I received in a card kit for most of the card, and added SU cardstock in Pixie Pink. I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder in swiss dots.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Birthday Gift Card

Hello! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! We didn't get to go to church this morning, and had to cancel our plans for this afternoon due to a sick child and working husband. Such is life. So making the best of things, we've had a very quiet morning, and I put together this gift card holder for my brother-in-law, whose birthday is today! I borrowed the idea from a gift card holder I received in a swap a while back, but I don't know who it came from, but I really liked it!

I used the sketch from Papertake this week.

I took a 9 1/4 x 4" piece of patterened cardstock and scored it at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2". I cut the piece out at the botton and applied a little bit of adhesive along the left side to keep it together.

Supplies are cardstock by DCWV (Glitter stack), SU Going Grey and DCWV black
Image is a clear stamp, not sure who by, colored in with Copics
Sentiment is PTI inked with Encore metallic silver
Dots are from Stamping Bella
Silver cording is SU
Ink is SU Green Galore and Memento Tuxedo Black
Argyle on the grey is from a Cuttlebug embossing folder

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day

Hope you had a great Labor Day! It was a pretty mild weekend here, a couple of picnics and some hangout time with the family. The kids got to bed early tonight - my son starts school tomorrow.

I put this card together using the sketch from Sketch Saturday.

Cardstock is SU Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Bliss Blue. DP is DCWV. Image is Tiddly Inks colored in with Copic Markers and the wings are highlighted with crystal Stickles. Sentiment is PTI. Felt flowers were cut with a PTI flower die with PTI felt. Circles were cut with Nestibilites. Pearls are Kaiser from the Paper Jewels store.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010


Happy Saturday! We're getting ready to head down to Amish country for dinner and some shopping with the fam. The only bummer thing is, though, that it's so much cooler here today - high of 65 and 2 days ago it was 90! Breaking out the jeans and long pants for sure!

I am finding my stash low on boy birthday cards, so I used the ingredients from a card kit by April I received in a swap. It's out of my usual style, but I love all the glitter and it really does "rock"!

I followed the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.

Most of the supplies were from a kit, but I added SU Going Grey cardstock. Image is colored with burgundy Stickles and a red Copic marker.
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pretty in Purple

Ah, I've been waiting all week to get a chance to do some crafting, so tonight after there was no more pitter patter of adorable feet, I made it down to the craft table:) Sorry for the super shiny ribbon - I usually take my pictures outside, but since it's late, I had to take them indoors with a flash.

I love this image from the Stamping boutique - she's perfect for a birthday card! I followed several challenges for this one too:
Aud Sentiments - best wishes
Papertake - Just the One (one of something - I did monochromatic)
CardPatterns - the sketch
Cupcake Craft - use a digital image
Cute Card Thursday - Material (the ribbon)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - flowers and ribbon

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