Saturday, October 6, 2012

50th Birthday Card

My husband turns 50 at the end of the month. I wanted it to be special, but still wanted to use black because is is turning 50 after all.  I cut squares from pattern paper for the top of the card, put a sheer ribbon towards the bottom and then embossed the Happy Birthday stamp in black.  I popped the 5o up with pop dots so it would stand out against the black background. It is a little hard to see in the picture.  I tried several colors, but decided the black worked best.

The inspiration for this card came from a card I saw on Pinterest.  You can see the original card at http://www.handmadecardsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sympathy Card

Here is the other sympathy card with the same colors as yesterday's card. I popped the word deepest up with pop dots.  The stamp set is from Close to My Heart and paper was from my scrap folders.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sympathy Card

I needed another sympathy card. Two actually.  I used the same colors on both, but they turned out very different.  I will post the other one tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baby Card

A friend of mine is going to be a grandma and I wanted to make her a card to celebrate. I wanted to make it generic since she doesn't know if it will be a boy or girl yet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sympathy Card/Generic Card

This card was made as a Sympathy Card, but could be used for almost anything.  The muted tones could be okay for males even with the flower.  I punched the flower in two different sizes, put it on top of a scalloped circle and topped it with a blue button that matched the same colors as the paper.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Best Wishes Card

I have been wanting to make a monochromatic card for awhile.  I finally put one together this weekend using my Cuttlebug and a Stampin' Up Embossing Folder.  This card is meant as a wedding card, but could also be for any type of "Best Wishes."

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Moving/Welcome To Your New Home Card

My parents are moving to a new home and wanted a card to send out to people to let them know their new address.  I took a picture of their door so the card would resemble their actual door.   I ended up making two different cards and they can choose which one they like best.  I couldn't find brick paper so I used my trusty scorer and a sanding block to make the brick pattern stand out a little more. The wreath on the second card and the bush on the first card is made with a McGill branch punch.

Note to self...Make sure you have enough of the colors you need BEFORE you start assembling the cards.  I cut out all of the doors and the top part of the panels and began to assemble them before I realized that I didn't have enough for ALL the panels.  A frantic search to many stores left me empty handed.  I ended up making five completely new doors so everything would match.  Can you say learning experience?

 I got the inspiration from a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers.  You can check out the blog here.  http://www.b52contstance.blogspot.com.