Thursday, May 31, 2012

One sheet wonder doily card set

This card was inspired by this beautiful card on Pinterest. I did mine as an OSW = One Sheet Wonder, by stamping all over a 8.5 x 11 sheet of ivory paper with CTMH Simple Memories stamp set in Chocolate, Sahara Sand and Blush ink pads. Then I cut the sheet into quarters trimming off .25 inches so that I would be able to layer onto CTMH Chocolate cardstock.

Here is a detail shot that shows the pearls and the Blush cardstock I crimped and then pop dotted up with a bit of baker's twine in CTMH Chocolate and a pink from my stash. Super simple notecards that I can give away as a little gift set.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Graduation cards

It's that season, Graduation season. I have reached a certain age where it's not baby showers anymore it's graduation ceremonies for myself and my friends kids.

The papers are from DCWV Tradewinds mat stacks. Gorgeous. The ribbon is from Really reasonable ribbons monthly club delivery and the graduated sizes of pearls are from CTMH. I love having 3 or 4 sizes to choose from.

This card was inspired by this pin on Pinterest, I felt it was simply elegant. I loved the CTMH sentiment also. I snipped it in half and repositioned it to suit my taste for the design of this card.

This card was inspired by this pin on Pinterest. A very different feel using all of the same supplies. The Fleur De Lis came from the CTMH stamp of the month set from a few months ago. It also had the sentiment I used. It's really perfect for these graduation cards.

This is the inside of the cards. The largest sentiment is "REALLY OLD" CTMH, back in the days the company was called D.O.T.S. = Dozens Of Terrific Stamps. I have always love it. I used a piece of scotch tape across the part of the stamp I did not want to ink, to split this sentiment. You place the tape over the section you don't want inked, ink up the rest of the stamp, remove the tape and stamp you sentiment. Then place tape over the already stamped part of the sentiment, ink up the other end, remove the tape and stamp the second part of the sentiment. Easy to do, I just have to remember to be careful with the inky piece of scotch tape when I remove it.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Another fun SU! card buffet class

I was so happy to get to attend my talented friend Tina's, of "The crazy stamp lady blog" notoriety, May card buffet class this weekend. These are just a few of the gorgeous cards she had designed and prepped for us attendees to make.

This one is shimmered with the beautiful spray created with SU!'s shimmer paints and rubbing alcohol mixed in a mini spray bottle. Gorgeous!

This is a unique fold card and the butterfly is a gorgeous way to hold the two flaps closed.

This card is so bold and gorgeous. It uses several of the new SU! in colors.

And finally this one uses the new summer smooches stamp set. So sweet.

I loved all the cards Tina designed and was so thrilled to get to play and create with her. Tina, thanks again for another fabulous card buffet class. You never cease to impress and inspire me.

Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Pinterest inspired card making day

When I saw this card on Pinterest, it was love at first site. I loved the boldness of the design and the simplicity also. I was lucky enough that my friend and SU! consultant Tina, of the crazy stamp lady blog had this new stamp set. So we could make this CASE'd (copy and share everything) card. I tweaked it a little, by adding the cardstock layer beneath the stamped layer and I accidentally stamped the sentiment in a deeper red ink than I originally did the flower, so I stamped over the flowers again with the deeper red. I than used a glue pen and some glitter on the red flowers to add a little bling. I loved the original and I love this one too. It's quick and easy with a great impact, so making several of these and changing up the sentiment would be an awesome gift.

This beauty was so fun to make. We got our inspiration from this pin and changed very little. The background paper and to a slight degree the layers of the floral center. But why mess with perfection? So we pretty much CASE'd it exactly as was originally designed. Cool new effect, punching flowers from the cardstock and then embossing them and then gluing them down to the card topper. Really simple but gorgeous effect.

I loved the unique fold and opening idea on this pinned card idea.

I flipped it to open from the other side than the original designer and changed up some of my ink and cardstock colors, but other than that it's nearly identical to the original design. I hope she takes it as flattery, because her design was amazing and fun.

I absolutely loved this stunning card idea. So elegant. Again I added a cardstock layer for a pretty frame border. I also added some teeny tiny pearls, for a little bling. Because I love a little bling.  

And here it is in SU! Cherry cobbler my all time favorite color. So pretty. So feminine. I love it.

And a close up so you can see the teeny tiny red gems I dotted about.

This card is amazing. Such a great unique fold idea. I found it pinned here and again Tina had all the beautiful supplies so we CASE'd it with only tiny changes.

Here is one flap open.

And the big reveal. Ta Da! Gorgeous.

I hope you enjoyed seeing all the pins that have inspired me, and my creative tweaks on the originators designs. I so appreciate people sharing their talent on the internet, it helps me immensely to express my creativity. So a big hearty thank you to the inspiration blogs and websites:

Inking Idaho
Create N Stamp
Stampin Connection

Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

Monday, May 21, 2012

A card from You Are Loved stamp set

I have had this gorgeous SU! You Are Loved stamp set for a couple of months and it has never seen any ink. I had to rectify that this weekend. It was time, actually it was past time. So this is my idea for a non Valentine's take on this stamp set. I used CTMH Black and Cotton Candy inks and Cotton Candy card stock. The cute gingham ruffle ribbon and the velvet stitched ribbon are from Really Reasonable Ribbons online store. I doodle around a little bit with Black diamond Stickles and had to cover up a boo-boo with a tiny button.

Quick and simple stamped card, but I'm really happy with the finished product.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sketch and scraps notecard

I am still playing with scraps from prior projects, from a Colorbok paper stack that I received as a wonderful birthday surprise. I love these colors and patterns and they make it so easy to whip up cute and simple cards. The design idea came from a sketch challenge on the Clean & Simple blog, FTL191. Sweet and simple.

Here is a close up of the pretty little embellishments. Just a little banner and some punch flowers layered up and held together with a pink brad. Love it.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Decorative paper shape and ribbon tab cards

I made these simple cards from inspiration found here. I liked the coordinating ribbon tabs on the side and the decorative shape as the focal point. I cut both shapes on my Cricut using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut it from 12 x 12 inch paper that had pretty floral decorative corners and nothing else really going on, so this was a great use for it.

Here is a detail shot. I stamped a little sentiment and highlighted some of the dots with different colors of Liquid Pearls.

This one I sort of failed at the placement of the shape on the paper. I wanted more white space for stamping my sentiment. But I decided to use it anyways.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Quilt strip cards

I was inspired to create this gift set of note cards from the gorgeous papers a friend gave to me for my birthday. Thanks , Ang. I love the colors and the coordinating patterns, just wonderful. So I wanted to use as many side by side as I could, and what better way than with the design I found in this pin on Pinterest? The papers are from a 12 x 12 inch stack of Colorbok Spring Morning set.

Here is a close up so you can see the details. I used a retired CTMH stamp for the faux zig zag stitching. I cut the banner and punched the flower from more Colorbok cardstock. Then ran the flowers through my crimper. The twine is new from a Groopdealz special I bought a few weeks ago, everything else is from my stash. Simple and sweet.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's day and Father's day cards

I can share this with you today, now that it's Mother's day. Happy Mother's Day mom. My mom is my best friend, my favorite travel companion, my biggest cheerleader, my voice of reason and I am so thankful for her. Thanks mom, for every single moment of love.

This card is for my hubby. I know I'm early, but that's a good thing. This design was inspired by this blog post at I'm in Haven, a great blog. I used two CTMH square durables, they started out antique gold but I colored them with a Sharpie marker and made some little doodle dots with Ranger black enamel accents.

Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!
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