Saturday, March 27, 2010

Well there you have it...

That's a year in my life through 70 different cards and 9 other projects. I started making a dozen of each card, but I was running out of paper too quickly. After a couple of months, I decided to cut down to 5 of each card. I actually made well over 600 cards. That's a lot! And tons of fun! For birthdays (for at least the next 5 years), I'm going to just throw all the birthday cards up in the air and pick whichever one lands closest to me to send out. I'll still make holiday cards. Gotta get stamping! TFL

HB Amy

Amy's birthday is the day after Christmas. I made a template to color the center of the card. Then, I stamped the images in VersaMark and again in black ink. I wanted the "I must be getting old, I can't see the card so well. It looks blurry to me," reaction when she opened the envelope. Tee Hee!
Stamps: Basket of Blossoms, Birthday Greetings
Paper: Ivory
Inks: Pink Passion, VersaMark, Black

Christmas '09

I went for an easy card this year. It would have looked a little better if I use Silver paper, but I make 80 Christmas cards every year. Silver paper is more expensive, so I used Gray. Not bad, huh?
Stamps: Lace Snowflakes, All-Year Cheer I
Paper: Going Gray, Night of Navy, White
Ink: VersaMark pad, Silver Embossing Powder
Accessories: Deckle Scissors

HB Sonda

My SIL was born on Christmas Day. Some people opt to celebrate birthdays that are on or near major holidays at the 6 month point. It always sounded like a smart idea to me, but then I experienced how seamless my in-laws made it look. I changed my mind. It can be done!
Stamps: Basket of Blossoms, Shape-Ups, Birthday Greetings
Paper: Garden Green, Yo-Yo Yellow, White
Inks: Garden Green, Yo-Yo Yellow, Only Orange

HB Chuck

I know I will end up making Christmas cards just like this, but this stamp set works so well for a man's birthday. Obviously, my DH thought the same thing, because when he signed the card, he wrote Merry Christmas in it! Poor Chuckles!
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Birthday Greetings
Paper: Night of Navy, White
Inks: Night of Navy, Kraft White
Accessories: Silver String, Color Spritzer Tool

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad

I made this card for my DH's father and step-mother. They got married a year before we did. I scraped the white paper in the Summer Sun ink and then just touched the very edges with the Rose Red ink.
Stamps: Business Memos (Yes! This set has a really cute flower stamp that I wanted to use!), Warm Words
Paper: Summer Sun, White, Rose Red
Inks: Black, Summer Sun, Rose Red
Accessories: Deckle Scissors