Friday, May 28, 2010

New header....and a card

I made my first header with MDS. It's not 100% the look I was going for, but it turned out cute, and happened to match my current blogger background! YAY.

Anyway, here is the card that i accidentally posted last week then deleted...but it still showed up as there. My great uncle passed away a couple of weeks ago and I made a handful of these cards cards to give to my grandma and his family. He lived a long life and it was okay that he passed.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fathers Day

I procrastinated....I worked just hours before club to create, design and prep for club! Naughty Naughty! I hate to do that, but yet I've been doing it lately. Anyway. Here is what I came up with for Fathers Day. Seems like we always give my Dad some sort of Nutty gift.....Sunflower seeds, bulk cashews, etc. So I thought, for club, we'd make a little box that has a window perfect for a nutty gift! I actually got design idea through inspiration of our own beautiful catalog. Imagine that ;)! I was looking to guess the dimensions of the party favor die, and there was an amazing sample with a window on that very page. So I modified my size and figured out what would work best.
This particular box starts out as a 4 1/4 x 10 peice of cardstock. It gets scored, 1 1/2", 4 3/4", 6 1/4", and 9 1/2". Then long ways 1". I used Night of Navy for the box, then a piece of 3x3 More mustard ran through the big shot with the lattice folder. A piece of Brocade Blue (retiring, SAD!) 5/8th Grosgrain ribbon, tied with linen thread, and then a cute little tag from "Tiny Tags" that says "4YOU" punched with the tiny tag punch.
To give examples to my customers I whipped up this 3x3 card that fits inside. We aren't making it for club (because we are making the card below), but I wanted to show them how perfectly a little card would fit in there.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Here are my most recent projects. This one is using the new Elements of Style set that just came out in the Summer Mini Catalog. I have seen so many beautiful cards made with it that I just HAD to have it. With it being on special this month, I figured it was a good time to get it! So this first one is what we are going to do for club this month. The circle brads come free with a qualifying stamp set purchase.
Since I had several practice images colored, i decided to make a card with them. So this one I was just playing around. I crumpled up this Pink card stock until the layers started to separate, then I gently peeled them apart. Whala. The result is a "suede" looking piece. It's much prettier in real life.
The cards below I used Fifth Avenue Floral. It was on special last month, and since it has been on my wish list for so long I decided to get it. I just LOVE it! I made these two cards with it for mothers day.

Below is the Milk Carton die. It was so quick and easy to throw together.
This one was a fun one. You have to look close, but the ribbon is not actually going around the whole card front!
Another card that is better in real life :). I embossed the image with irredecant ice embossing powder, then we sponged over it with various colors of ink.
This was my Mom, Mom in law, etc gifts. I made this tiny little card that fit inside the box. I made the box to fold like a pizza box, and inside I made an insert that would hold a necklace I made. unfortunately I don't have pictures of the necklaces. They were the most beautiful!