Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Retirement Card with Car

 Hello everyone!

Check out this cute card I made to celebrate my brother's retirement.  I used a cool die cut car from Spellbinders.  This die has lots of pieces and I used a glue bottle with a very narrow cap called Beary Arts Precision Craft Glue. Putting the pieces together without this glue would have been quite difficult and messy. I also used this die for my Halloween cards.  Those cards will be coming up on my blog this Fall.  

The clouds were punched with a punch from Stampin' Up.  I used a white glitter paper.

Inside of card:

So, I think this is a really cool card.  And it was fun to make. Just takes a little time to glue all the pieces together. I will be back next time with a graduation card with a great big pink bow.  

See you then!!


Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Sympathy Peony Card

 Hello Everyone

Back to blogging after a break for the summer. I was a bit busy working in the garden.  Had to make some changes this year to cut down on the amount of work I would have to do. I had a large flower bed removed.  I did some of the work and hired out the biggest part. I actually like how the yard looks better without the bed.  I added some new Hydrangeas and moved a lot of things. So, all in all worked out really well. 

So, now I have some free time!  I have been making lots of cards throughout the summer.  I have my fall and Halloween cards finished and I will be sharing them with you over the next few weeks.

But, today, I wanted to share a sympathy card made for friends. 

I used a really pretty and ornate arched shaped die from Spellbinders.  I added a peony from Stampin' Up. The flower was colored with copic makers. I added a sheer silver ribbon.

Inside of card:

So glad you stopped by today. I will be back in the next post with a retirement card.  

See you then.


Saturday, July 22, 2023

Fairytale Wedding Card

 Hello Everyone!

Today, I would like to share a wedding second card I made using elements from the invitations.  The cards were made for my bff, Sandie. And it was her idea to use the bits and pieces from the invitations.  See the first card here.  

Take a look at the card.

The shower invite had a castle and a fairytale theme.  So, I did just happen to have a cute castle stamp and die from My Favorite Things Stamps.  The wedding invite had printed flowers on a woodgrain paper. The flowers were blue and white.  I reproduced the look with a Stampin' Up stamp and die. The bottom corner of the wedding invite had a printed doily.  To reproduce that look I added a paper doily accented with a beaded bridal trim.

I also added bridal tulle and some single pearls on left side of the card.

Inside of the card. Another group of flowers and a fairytale theme sentiment were added to the inside. 

The wedding is in two weeks.  Hopefully the bride and groom will love the personalized wedding card.

See you again soon!!


Saturday, July 15, 2023

Butterfly Wedding Card

 Hello Everyone!

I am back after a pretty long break.  I had to get a new laptop and then needed new photo editing software. Not liking the software as much as the older version. Doesn't seem to correct the color of the background as well and the light levels are harder to adjust.  Sad.

But here I am back with a butterfly wedding card. I have made a couple wedding cards this summer and my bff, Sandie, asked me to use elements from the invitations on the wedding card.  I have to say I love the idea and made a second card for a second wedding Sandie is attending this month.  I will also post the second card in the next post.

Take a look at the card and I will explain what elements from the invitations I used and how they were used. 

The background of the card (the small floral print) was the paper the invitation was printed on.  The information was on the back of this paper.  The wax seal was on the original invite and I used it here as a lovely embellishment.  I incorporated the same colors into this card as were used on the invites. The butterfly theme was used in the shower invite.  The bride had included a paper butterfly studded with wildflower seeds.  

I retained the arch on the top of the printed paper and extenuated it with the die cut leaf sprays. 


This is what the inside looks like.  I used a small strip of the paper from the invite on the inside too.

The wedding was two weeks ago. The bride and groom loved the card and picked up on the fact that I used elements from the invites.  So, a success all around!!  
Check back for the next post which will showcase the second wedding card I made using elements from the invites.
Hope you are having a great day!!  See you next time.


Sunday, April 30, 2023

Wedding Cake Congrats Card

 Hello Everyone,

Today, I have a wedding card that I made for a friend.  I used a really cute cake (Stampin' Up) stamp that I have used for birthdays too. The cake was colored with Copic markers and die cut.  The background is a decorative paper.  I added a paper doily, tulle, ribbon, a floral pick, and a sentiment. 

Inside of card left side.

Inside of card right side. 

Love how this card turned out.  Recipient was very happy with it too.  So happy you stopped by today!

I will see you again soon>


Thursday, April 20, 2023

Wreath Die Cut Cards

 Hello Everyone,

Today I would like to share a few cards that were made using a die cut wreath.  On the first card I distressed the wreath with green ink. The second card has a dry embossed background. 

The first card has a decorative paper background.

The second card has a dry embossed background.

That is the last group of cards that I made using the Natures prints stamp set.  Really had fun with this set and enjoyed working with all the different images and die cut shapes. 

See you next time!!

Monday, April 10, 2023

Foliage Cards

 Hello Everyone,

Back today with more cards to share using the Natures Prints stamp set (Stampin' Up).  I stamped in different ink colors and die cut some of the images.  I layered the images onto decorative paper or dry embossed backgrounds.

Some die cut gold shapes were added to the last two cards.  

So glad you stopped by today!  See you next time!!