Monday, April 26, 2010

Another Random Project

A few months ago, I made this card set just for fun and gave it to one of my sisters. I decided to make another random card set and give it to one of my other sisters (gotta be fair, right? hehe...). I bought this DP especially for her because it looks shabby chic-ish (remember when that was the "it" decorating phrase?) and that is very her.

Here is the card set holder and the cards. To mix it up a bit, I stamped her name on half of the notecards and "HI" on the other half.

Here's a side view of the holder. I used the same DP that I used on her card to decorate the box, tied a satin ribbon around it and finished it off with a PTI button. Possibly it's too much patterned paper but eh...I was mulling over how to decorate the holder for a week and this is all I could come up with.

Happily, she liked it very much. When I asked if she would actually use it though, she very cheekily replied, "I'll send you a thank you note with it." Psh...

Card Details
Stamps: PaperTrey Ink Vintage Labels & Fresh Alphabet
Paper: My Mind's Eye, PTI kraft & pure poppy cardstock
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate
Accessories: Nesties Labels 1, Michael's ribbon, PTI button, Karen Foster's scrappers floss

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jamie!

My pal Jamie recently turned a...uh...landmark age. ^_^ So I made her this birthday card of a girl holding a ginormous present because a girl deserves a big gift for turning a landmark age! (Jamie, feel free to forward this post to K in case he needs hints, hehe...)

This is another MFT set that I totally love. It was a little bit of a pain to paper-piece b/c of her hands that are on the present. So I had to stamp her hands on plain white paper, color them in, cut them out, and then glue the tiny hands on the present. But it was well worth the effort b/c if you can't see her hands, then it just looks like a walking present.

I'm on a Cosmo Cricket design paper kick, can you tell? I looove it. It forces me to use color combinations that I don't normally go for. I'm more into pink/green or blue/brown, so this stoplight color palette is quite unusual for me. But I'm diggin' it...

Card Details
Stamps: My Favorite Things Wrapped in Love, PaperTreyInk Vintage Labels
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, Memory Box scored notecard
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Brilliance Pearl Chocolate, Fresh ink (red color)
Accessories: Nesties Labels 1, Michael's red ribbon, Basic Grey buttons, Karen Foster's scrappers floss

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fun with Felt!!

Helloooooo!! Yee-haw! I'm sooo excited! I picked up fabulous FELT this past weekend at the Impress annual stamp sale. Now I can embellish my cards with FELT galore!! Wahoo!!

Anyhoo, this card is for the ATS Wed distressing challenge. I used Mercy's sketch from the week before for the layout.

The little girl featured here is Swiss Miss Rosalie, one of my fave C.C. Designs images. I thought she'd be a perfect fit for the distressing challenge as distressing seems to convey "vintage-ness" and she looks like she could be from "the olden days". hehe...

I used an old Memory Box DP set and Cuttlebugged the circles/scalloped circles and tag. Then I sponged on VersaMagic Gingerbread ink for the "distressing" part. I actually also meant to sponge the DP but due to "fluffiness" of mind, I forgot and glued it onto the white paper mount before remembering that I was supposed to sponge it. Doh!

BTW, do you see the felt flower??? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I LOVE IT!! It was cut using Nesties Blossom set and just seems to add so much more depth and dimension to the card. I first took notice of felt from PaperTreyInk, but hadn't bought any yet. Then, when I went to Impress, they were showcasing the Cuttlebug and cutting out felt flowers and totally sold me on it.

Hehe...and a funny story from that visit...Impress only had brown and white felt out, but the display card showed mauve felt. Jamie and I asked if they had the mauve felt, but the girl said we sadly wandered off to look around the rest of the store. 3 minutes later, the girl came up to us with 4 rolls of mauve felt and said, "Oh, here we are!!" Squealing, we each snagged a roll. Dude, they are such enablers. hehe... BUT - Happiness was achieved...

Card Details
Stamps: C.C. Designs Swiss Miss Rosalie, Memory Box sentiment
Paper: Memory Box pre-scored notecards & design paper
Ink: Memento black, Copics, Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate
Accessories: Nesties Circles & Scalloped Circles, Nesties Tags, Nesties Blossom, Michael's ribbon, Making Memories brad, Kaiser pearls, FELT

Friday, April 16, 2010

Another Wedding Card

Some friends of ours are getting married so I made them a wedding card. I don't have very many wedding sentiments, so I decided to use this kind of inspiring sentiment from Verve. I was going for a "live your life to the fullest together" kind of wedding card...on the inside, I stamped Happy Wedding Day (Rubber Soul) in case my friends didn't get that it was really a wedding card. hehe...

This card is loosely based on last week's TCP Tuesday sketch...

When I first "finished" the card, it didn't have the flower accent in the bottom right-hand corner. I thought and thought and was like, geez, it's missing something. Pondering it to Jamie, I told her it would be perfect if it had some sort of felt or Prima flower accent. "Why don't you just punch one out?" O, wise Jammy, you saved my card! hehe... I still think it would've looked better with a felt or Prima flower, but when you lack such specific items, you gotta just fall back on ol' reliable punches.

Card Details
Stamps: Verve Beautiful You
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Memory Box scored notecard, PTI Dark Chocolate cardstock
Ink: Colorbox Eggplant, VersaMagic Gingerbread
Accessories: Michael's ribbon, flower punch, Making Memories brad, pearl stickers, Nesties circles

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Quickie Card & Post

When the MFT Who's That Girl? Gifty Girl stamp set first came out, I was sooo freakin' excited, I wanted it right away...but alas, it was party of a limited edition kit and I only wanted the stamp and not the whole thing. Luckily, MFT released that stamp as a single and I picked it up a few months ago. I thought it would make such a simple & cute gift tag, so I just stamped and colored it in simply. All I need is to make an envelope to fit it in...

What I love about the Who's That Girl? line is that the images are sooo fun and easy to paper piece. How could you not love the fabulous little dress the girl wears in such funky and groovy patterns (courtesy of groovy DP)? Love it!

You can't see the inside, but I cut a piece of white cardstock using Nesties Labels 1 so it's easier to read any note written on the inside.

Card Details
Stamps: MFT Gifty Girl
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, PTI cardstock
Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Monday, April 12, 2010

A {Swissy} Taylored Sketch

I saw this Taylored Expressions Sketch 108 and just loved it. It just looked so nice, clean, and perfectfor my Swiss Pixie Gretal that I had yet to ink up. I was in the coloring mood and she looked like she needed to be colored, so I went for it. And the Taylored Expressions sketch was the perfect setting for her. Yeehaw!

I used October Afternoon Ducks in a Row and Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety paper. I so love pretty DP... *sigh* I paper-pieced Gretal's jumper with Cosmo Cricket DP and colored the rest of her with Copics. Her wings were glitterfied with crystal stickles. I used a PTI technique to make the "faux bow" with button accent. The button on her jumper was just screaming for a pearl, and I decided to stick one on her ponytail holder as well. Cute...

Card Details:
Stamps: C.C. Designs Swiss Pixies Gretal, Verve sentiment
Paper: Memory Box scored notecard, PTI kraft cardstock, October Afternoon Ducks in a Row, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety
Ink: Memento black ink, Copics
Accessories: Crystal Stickles, Michael's ribbon, Basic Grey button, Karen Foster's scrappers floss, Michael's pearl stickers