Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Project Life Cards

When I saw this set in the Annual Catalog I knew I had to have it, but to make cards. I loved all the floral design and sayings on the paper that I thought this would make beautiful cards. 
And I was right. 




I was able to incorporate stamp sets and framelets to the paper to add a little more detail. 


I can't wait to give these out. Also another tip is to buy both the box set and the accessories pack together. There is more to play with in the accessories pack that adds something special to the cards.





I ended up not cutting any of the paper. I simply made my card stock a little bigger as to not change any of the design on the paper. It's too pretty to cut up. 





Hope you enjoyed! 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Affectionately Yours Shaker Card

Gotta love shaker cards. I know I do. They are so fun to make and when given they light up the recipient's face. Such fun a shaker card brings. 


I actually made this card when the Annual Catalog first came out and have been holding it ever since. ( as you can see in the pictures my window sheet is kinda scratched up)


I showed this to my group of ladies and they absolutely loved it.  And it was fun for them to make it. 



Measurements: 
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Kraft paper: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
score: 4 1/4

Night of Navy CS: 4 x 4 1/2
DSP: 3 1/4 x 3 3/4

Hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sale-a-bration Taco Truck Gift Card Holder

I am obsessed with these cards. They make the perfect card/gift card holder. Everyone I give them too is shocked at how intricate the concept is. 
Big thank you/shout out to Dawn Griffith for making this card. Her video is linked here.


My main goal with this card was to make a more masculine type card. I know a lot of crafters' struggle with making masculine cards. Once I saw this stamp set I right away thought of a masculine card. Mainly making a taco truck theme card. 


I used the Momento ink to stamp everything on the card stock then used the Watercolor pencils to color everything in. I did not use a blender pen or aqua painter on the paper. So any color pencils will do. 





Please refer to my previous post where I made a Christmas card for all the measurements. 

Hope you enjoyed!


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sale-A-Bration Delicate Details

Spring is coming upon us soon (thank goodness). Here in San Diego we don't get a "winter", however we have gotten more rain then usual this season. I can't complain because I love the smell of rain. So I have been itching to make a spring style card. 


This card was inspired by a multitude of cards seen online on Pinterest. These stamps are fun to make patterns with for background designs. 
To make the pattern I ended up placing all the stamps together on one block. I was careful to make sure they were straight and placed with an even distance between. Trust me this took some time to perfect, but it made the process of stamping much easier. This way I didn't have to do one at a time or bring out the Stamp-a-ma-jig. 
( I did also stamp a few rows at the bottom of the inside of the card.--Not pictured)


It took me a while to come up with a pattern I liked and also what colors to make it in. I have to say this card came out beautiful. My other struggle was with what sort of sentiment goes with a card like this. It can be a happy one say for a wedding but can also be one for wellness or grievance too. 

All in all it is a very beautiful card and I thoroughly enjoy how the final project came together. 


Measurements:

Card Stock: 11 x 4 1/4
Scored: 5 1/2



Whisper White CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
( 2 pieces for inside and outside)

Scraps of Peek-a-boo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, and Watermelon Wonder


Hope you enjoyed!