Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Two of Hearts Anniversary Card

Just dropping in with a card tonight.  I haven't forgotten about my little blog here, it's just that this is a fairly slow time of year for cards for me, so I'm taking advantage and working on a larger project that has kind of taken over my craft room.  I should be done with it in a week or so, and back to posting cards and other projects!  


I made this card for my anniversary tomorrow.  My hubby loves poker, and other card games, so I thought the two in the papers worked perfectly on the card front.  I used Echo Park "Head over Heels" papers.  I fussy cut out the card and heart, and punched the sentiment from the journaling card sheet.  The papers were edged with Distress Paint, and the sentiment was edged with ink.  I added some glitter to the hearts on the card, a bit of red baker's twine, and a metal Momenta heart from my stash.


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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