Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hi, everyone!  I've been talking about a Sponge Bob card I made for my friend at work. And here it is.  This is for her grandson's 1st birthday.  He stops every time the show comes on. LOL

This is an accordion style card that you can find the instructions on Splitcoaststampers.  Really easy to make, but please make sure you cut the panel in the correct direction.  If you don't the pieces won't fit together.  Go ahead and ask me how I know!  LOL  Anyway, the characters are coloring pages I captured from the internet and colored with copics, the letters I cut with my Sizzix, and I used some clear dew drops to make it look like it was bubbles.

Here is the back.  I didn't take notice to the way the characters looked from the back until it was all put together.  So my recommendation is to back them with matching papers.  They sentiment was printed on my computer and I stamped the 2014 in the bottom corner. 

I had a lot of fun making this card.  Wasn't really sure how it would turn out until I was finished!  Thanks for taking a look.

Monday, June 9, 2014

I had a special request to make a Harry Potter card for a 21st birthday.  The style is simple, but they loved it!  I used photo paper to make the colors of the castle and owl pop, used a MS punch for the corners, a "happy birthday" sticker and some generic paper from my stash.  I made the scroll that Hegwig is carrying.  For the inside, I printed a picture of the Gryffindor insignia the labels and scarf I cut from my Slice.  I'm still muddling through trying to use my Slice every time I can, but it's giving me some grief, so I've ordered a new.  Got a great deal for 1/2 off.  I hope it works better.  The sentiment says "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.  Albus Dumbledor". 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 26, 2014

My good friend's 70th birthday was in April.  I made this special pop-up box card for her.  The instructions can be found here  The pieces were cut from my Slice machine, and the "happy birthday" was cut using a die from my friend.  The paper is generic.  It was very easy to make.

I made this pop-up box card for my mom for Mother's Day.  The dies were different, some were SU, Tim Holtz, there were punches used for the flowers, labels, butterflies and dragonflies.  Again the paper was generic.  I'm trying to use up some of the old stuff I have.

This was a card I made for a friend to give to a woman who treats him like a son-in-law.  She loves birds and animals.  The flowers were a die from Provo, the stamp is Sweet Stamps and colored in with water
colored pencils.

 This was a special request card.  My co-worker's niece is turning 21 this week and she LOVES Harry Potter.  I found images on-line and printed them out.  The corner punch is MS, I fussy cut the owl and made my own scroll.


This was the inside of the card.  The saying is "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.  Albus Dumbledore".  I hope she likes it!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Untraditional Valentines Day Card

This is very untraditional for Valentine's Day.  I have a very good friend that doesn't like cute and mushy, but he does like American Indian art.  So I sat down and thought and thought.  I knew I wanted to do something with feathers and the below it what I came up with.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  Please let me know what you think.  Thanks.

The inside of the card is simple, but works with the outside. 

Hope you like it.  I'm sure he will.

Baby Shower Card

One of my oldest friend's daughter is having a baby girl in March.  So I made this card for her.  This was made in 1 afternoon.  I dry embossed the base with Swiss Dots.  I think they always work for baby cards.  The dies are Spellbinders Decorative Labels 27, the "bundle of joy", shoes, vines and baby bottle were cut using my Slice.  I am so pleased to be able to use it again.  Had some difficulty that some great ladies talked me through on Splitcoaststampers in the forum.  The papers were generic.  I was so happy it came together quickly. 

Thanks for stopping by and as always, your comments are always welcomed.

Catching Up With Posts

This post is a couple of months late, but at least it isn't a year late!  This was the Christmas card I made and sent out for the holidays.  I had fun making it, but was constantly hitting brick walls with it.  The 1st one was that I ran out of some of the paper.  I had to make an unscheduled trip to one of my favorite craft shops in Ephrata, PA, L & L Rubber Stamps.  I'll take any excuse to go there.  LOL  Then when I was doing the sewing on the background piece, my sewing machine jammed up.  My personal sewing machine repair lady (my mom LOL) looked at it and at some point I put the bobbin in backwards, so the thread wound around the gears.  Opps!  Then I was going to sew around the tag with the pointsettia on it and again the machine froze.  This time I bent something and had to give it up!  Oh well, it still turned out pretty.  The last wall I hit was that I ran out of the ribbon and thought I would have to make another trip to L & L Rubber Stamps, but my good friend, Jill, was going, so she offered to get me some.  After all that, I was actually able to get these cards out by the middle of December!  Whew!

I have to admit this wasn't my original idea.  I did case the following:

I admired Cathymac's  card so much, that I had to try something like it.  I'm not a pink person, so I did purple instead.  I really like that it's a non-traditional color for Christmas.

The card form I got from Michaels in the packs of card forms and envelopes.  The papers are from L & L Rubber Stamps shop.  Not sure what brand of paper it is.  I used a lot of borrowed items from my friend Kathi.  Thank you, Kathi!  The background was stamped with Inkadinkado "post card" stamped in Memento Gray Flannel then dry embossed with a writing folder by The Paper Studio.  The strip of holy paper was gray cardstock and I used an  IO stamp in Marvy ink of Green Bottle.  The dots on that same paper was done with the stamp from Hero Arts in Marvy ink of Violet.  The poinsettia stamp is Northwoods and I did the Candy Wash technique found here:
The Merry Christmas stamp was a Sweet N Sassy stamp and cut with a CM oval cutter.  On the inside, I used a sentiment that I found on line and I used corner dies to add interest.

There were lots of details, but it was fun.  Thanks for taking the time to look. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Antique Birthday Card

I'm finally finished with this card!  My friend's 50th b-day was on 1/23 and I had a difficult time sitting down to work on the card.  He's nostalgic, so I wanted something that had some fun toys we had back when we were kids.  I used my friend, Kathi's, TH Picture Wheel die.  I took some old 35mm negatives and put them behind the wheel.  If you hold it up to the light, you actually see the pictures on the negatives!  And, yes, that is more 35mm negative on top of the reel.  Then I used my Slice to make a stand TV and put a picture of a Slinky ad on the screen.  I also have a pocket watch charm that my friend, Jill, gave me.  It was silver, but I antiqued it with my copic markers to tone it down in color, and I used an old necklace chain for it.  Lastly, I used a "Happy Birthday" Cuttlebug folder on Co'ordination paper and sanded. Then dressed the card up with some teal ribbon that I found this past October at a shop hop.

On the inside of the card I used my friend, Kathi's, TH Vintage Telephone die and attached a black cord to it.  The word bubble was on my Slice and I cut one in black a little larger than the one in white.  The stamped "Hello" was Inkadinkado stamped in Bermuda Bay SU ink.  The sentiment was printed on my computer and cut with SB dies.

Thanks for taking a look at my creation.  I hope my friend enjoys the card as much as I do.