Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I was trying to come up with some little gift ideas for friends and family that don't cost too much and would be useful. I decided that everybody needs to give a card at some point, so decided to make up a set of 6 cards. (of course I love to make cards so this is a little self-serving!) I wanted some designs that would be suitable to give to a man or a woman and some that will have no sentiment to be used for any occasion. I'll make up a little box to hold them and then I might make some little tags with various sentiments that they could add to the front if they wish. I certainly found that making multiples of the same card was a pretty fast process. I usually try to come with a new card each time I make one specifically for the person I've giving it to so find it slow going at times. I used my Cricut to cut the apples shapes and Spellbinders to cut various mats. Love my Spellbinders! The PTI umbrella card was cased from Dawn McVey.
Monday, September 7, 2009
I think I've made it before the close; a last minute idea that came about while I was out on the school field throwing bumpers for the dog. Although, I must admit I started out thinking that I would try a masculine card!
I used PTI papers, ribbon and sentiment stamp, a bit of paper from My Mind's Eye and a little piece of lace. I also used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder and Spellbinders die. I found the vintage image online from Fairy Davis http://fairydavis.com/. I was going to add some buttons, but then it covered up the little bit of stitching I did and since this is only the 2nd time I sewed on a card, I wanted it to show!! This card came together fairly quickly especially considering how long I agonized over a Christmas card yesterday......
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I'm looking forward to seeing the first issue of this new idea from Ashley! I've used paper from PTI and SEI. The sentiment is from SEI and the flower shape is by Spellbinders. I used PTI Damask set with Versamark as a background on the brown layer. The twine is from PTI as well. The little star button and tiny rhinestones are from the $ store.
This card is for the "Classy & Elegant" style Christmas card. I used paper from SEI and PTI, the new Poinsettia and Labels One Spellbinders, 2 Martha Stewart leaf punches, PTI satin ribbon, I don't know who made the red organza ribbon. The photo doesn't really show the pretty SEI red paper, it has a nice shimmer to it and the background paper has sparkles too. Better IRL!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I was trying for an "Italian" Christmas feel with this card. Noel at the bottom right doesn't show up very well in the photo unfortunately. The stamp is by Sugarloaf I believe. I used watercolors.