Birthday

Timeless Talk Note Cards

Saturday, October 25, 2014

When I spied these beauties on Pinterest I just had to make them for myself.  Pinterest is a treasure trove of wonderful ideas and inspiration for your card making.  I pin cards that give me ideas for my own cards, or ones I just want to straight out CASE like these using the Timeless Talk set.


As Ginger did, I have also made them into little notelets.  Stampin' Up! sell note cards and envelopes in a pack which was just perfect for this project.  I made up several sets and will be giving them away as gifts for friends' birthdays.


The "pops" of red on the card are candy dots.  Those things are so great!  I never thought I'd use them but now I have started incorporating them into lots of designs.  I prefer the envelope to match the dots and so I used the Background Designer Series Paper packs and stuck strips on the back flap as you can see.

These are quick, easy, and effective cards to make.  My friends who have received packs of them love 'em!

Thanks for visiting me today!
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Birthday

Cherry Cobbler Birthday Flowers

Friday, October 17, 2014

Another clean and simple birthday card this week.  I wasn't sure about this at first and thought it was a little bit too clean and too simple, but after having sat with it for a little while I now really love it!


 

It's a CASE of a CASE!  What a way for a design to traverse the craft world!  I've used my fav stamp/punch coordinating set in Cherry Cobbler, blinged up with some rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Items used:
Cardstock: SU - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Stamp: SU - Flower Shop
Sentiment: Simon Says - Handwritten Sentiments
Other: Rhinestones


Birthday

The Crazy Crafters' October Blog Hop - CASE

Sunday, October 05, 2014



Woo hoo, I LOVE to CASE!  So the blog hop for my Stampin' Up! tea this month is right up my alley.  The trouble I had though was deciding what to CASE from Pinterest, there was just so many cards that caught my eye!

In the end I went with a lovely card by Sylvia Shires.  I decided to stay true to "CASE" (Copy And Share Everything) and made the card as close to hers as I could with the materials I had. 




I do like it, but I also love to tinker with designs to make them more my own.  And so this is the card that I came up with.

The contrast with the kraft cardstock and that it picks up the twine makes me happy!  Kraft cardstock makes me happy!  How about you?

I used the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set for the sentiment and with my Costal Cabana marker pen I coloured directly onto the stamp so that I only picked up the words and the not the outline of the stamp which I didn't want to use here.

Here's a close up, of the flowers punched out with the coordinating punch for the Petite Petals stamps which are popped up on stampin dimensionals.  



You can see a full list of the items I used below.

Click next to see the talented Angela Lorenz and what inspired her from Pinterest.



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the blog hop!


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Masculine

A Dominican Cross

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Some of my very good friends are friars in the Order of Preachers, commonly known as the Dominicans.  They wear a white habit with a black cappa (cape) so their colours for everything are black and white.

When one of them was ordained a priest recently I wanted to make him a special, Dominican themed card to celebrate such a special occasion.   I have had so many compliments on the design that I have been wanting to share it with you for ages!



The quote I picked is from St Thomas Aquinas and says "Grant that I may know what you 
ask of me." I printed it on the computer before cutting the cardstock to the right size and layering 
it on the black cardstock and adding all the other bits and pieces that you can see.

I clear embossed the black ink of the cross to make it shine and contrast nicely with the rhinestones.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Items used:
Cardstock: SU Whisper white, SU Basic black
Stamp: PTI Everyday Blessings
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Clear embossing powder, clear rhinestones