Friday, January 20, 2012

Jackie's Gift

I made this card and Gift Ensemble for a dear friend of mine's birthday. I always thought that patterned paper was sort of cheating. I have lots of background stamps to use to make patterened paper, but sometimes it's hard to find two patterns that work together and then work for the project at hand! So I actually ordered PATTERENED PAPER! I have to admit, I like it! I think I may use it in my cards too. Anyway, this set is a card, purse, notepad and pen. I should make more of these.
Stamps: Monograhm Sweet
Paper: White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I made this for a friend who loves bears. It was fun to make and really not that hard when you know what you are doing.This stamp set was one of the first sets I got. I used it to make cards for my Godson, whose bedroom was full of bears. He in his second year of college now and built like a bear! Hmmmm! I have this sudden urge to make myself ballerina cards.....
Stamps: Bear Hugs
Accessories: Candles, Tile, Tissue Paper

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gift Card Holder '11

I made this Gift Card Holder for my sister and my nephews. I used actual wrapping paper for the outside. It's really shiney. The 'bow' is made by glueing wrapping paper to cardstock, than punching the small oval punch first, THEN punch the larger oval punch with the oval hole centered in the punch. Doing it backwards is REALLY hard to do! I used the snowflake punch and added a crystal in the center. The top flips up and the bottom unfolds to show a pocket for the gift card. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thanksgiving '11

This is the card I made for Thanksgiving this year. I love the colors! I would have never thought that a mustard and a purple would look nice together. What do you think?
Stamps: Grand Cornucopia, Fern LaceBackground
Paper: Naturals, More Mustard, Lovely Lilac
Ink: Black, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, 3/16" Corner, Ticket, Deco, & XLG Decorative Lable Punches, Sponge