Saturday, April 5, 2014

Just Sprouted

I'm back with another DT card for 613 Avenue Create!  This week the optional twist on our ANYTHING GOES challenge is: the SIGHTS/SOUNDS/SMELLS/TASTES OF SPRING.The amazing sponsor who provided the adorable image I'm working with today is The Paper Shelter.  I've long admired the images in this shop - they're all so stinking cute!  

When I think of spring, I think of flowers, and birds, and butterflies, and......babies!  I think it comes from being a spring baby myself, but I always find myself drawn to making baby cards this time of year.  Today I've used the little (pre-colored!) sweetheart in the Enchanted Dream stamp as my starting point.  


The papers are from my ever-favorite paper pack "In Bloom" from My Mind's Eye.  I've layered them up, with a few warm pink shades of card stock, on top of a 6x6 white card base.  I used the same pink card stock shades to cut some flowers with an EK Success punch, and the smaller butterflies with a the Paper Studio punch.   I added pearls from various sources in multiple spots on the card front.


There is a small wooden flower beneath the Iamroses rose as well as a paper doily and some twine for texture.  .

For those in the know, Yes!  The butterflies are sparkly!
The inside has a coordinating paper panel, with butterflies, and a sentiment from the same stamp set as the sentiment on the card front.  There's plenty of room to write a personal note.


Be sure to click on over to 613 Avenue Create to see what my very talented teamies have created to share this week!   We'd love to see you join us!

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Christmas Hoot

Another Christmas card down!  Woo-hoo!   For today's card I used some adorable papers from the "Santa & Friends" pack by the Paper Studio.  I edged all of the paper with white Distress Paint, then hand stitched the edge of the papers where they met.  


I embossed some snowflakes on the brown background paper using clear embossing powder.  I then embossed some smaller snowflakes onto some scalloped circles cut from velum.  To finish out the embossing, I used gold embossing powder for the sentiment.  


I clustered my sentiment and the scalloped circles with a paper rosette, a paper flower from Michael's, a Memento metal heart, and some Doodlebug Sprinkles.


As always, the inside is done up quite simply, using pieces of the papers left over from the front.


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Little Thank You

I needed several small Thank You cards, and these fit the bill perfectly.  I used a paper from the new Doodlebug "Sugar Shoppe", as well as the cardstock icon stickers.  



These little cards are just over 2" x 3".  The inside was simple stamped with a "thanks".  



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Freebie: Best Day Ever



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