Thursday, August 11, 2011

I finally made cards!

Surprise, surprise...I actually made some cards! Tuesday night was my first 3 for $6 card night since June! I took a break this summer from my monthly card nights knowing that it was going to be super busy for our family. However, I still kept on the calendar the card nights that I have been doing at my mother-in-law's house with her and her friends every other month. It was a great turn out and I saw many new faces! I hope to start up my monthly card nights at my home again in September.

I just love the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch!


Now I don't have to hand cut out all those triangles to make cute banners like these...

Stamp Set: Happy Everything (retired)

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White, Bold Brights DSP

Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

Tools: Petite Pennants Builder punch, Punch Pack (flower)


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I recently purchased a pack of the Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper and love it! It uses a lot of the new in-colors...Coral Calypso, Wisteria Wonder, & Lucky Limeade. Right now Stampin' Up! is having a promotion during the month of August...buy 3 packs of DSP and get 1 free! Read all about it and take a look at some of the designs HERE!


Stamp Set: Fruit & Flowers (matches the Berry Blossoms DSP), On Your Birthday (one of my most favorite sets for birthday sentiments!!)

Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Berry Blossoms DSP

Ink: markers - Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Coral Calypso

Accessories: Coral Calypso 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (love this new ribbon!!)

Tools: N/A

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When using a dark colored card base, add a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White card stock to the inside for a place to write your handwritten message. As you can "kind of" see I added a flower image on the bottom right on the inside to go with the flow of the card.



Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes, Delightful Dozen (Get Well Soon sentiment)

Paper: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Regal Rose

Ink: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Regal Rose

Accessories: Dimensionals, Pearl Accents

Tools: Eyelet Border punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Punch Pack (mini circle), Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

And in conclusion ~ how adorable is this card that my 5 1/2-year old daughter made for her great grandma who just had surgery. She found my "reject" of the flowered stamping in the recycling and went to work on re-creating the card I had made (above). She sure does love to craft with her momma...and I am so proud of her! (Before you think she's a punching genius, I did punch out the eyelet border for her!)


2 comments :

Kim said...

I love the cards!! Mikayla is definitely her mommy!
Well done. I would have been very happy to make those cards at a craft class. Classy and versatile.
Kim

Allison said...

Fabulous cards! I especially like the second one!

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