Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sweet always birthday card

Hi eveyone, I hope you're having a spectacular Halloween weekend... I know I have. I didn't realize how many costumes I owned... I had two parties to go to and I had 4 costumes to choose from of what was already in my closet from previous years.... It's one of my favorite holidays.

Okay, todays card is inspired from another verve sketch...... I don't own any of their pieces, but I hope to purchase some soon.

For the base of the card I started off with a basic SU! Whisper white cardstock, followed by Chocolate chip and Regal rose and for a pattern piece I used Pumpkin pie dsp. For three background pieces I used SU! Sweet always dsp. For the two larger pieces I used Pumpkin pie layered with another pumpkin pie pattern piece and Regal rose cardstock layered with the Whisper white stamped with the Fiskars Make a wish quote sentiment and I used the birthdat hats from SU!Party hearty set , flipped them upside down to give it a banner effect using the different colors shown on the pattern pieces. And for the finally touch I used a scalloped circle punch used the SU! Bitty birthday set for the 'happy birthday" sentiment. For the little cupcake I used the SU!Short & sweet set and finished it with a 1/4" chocolate chip ribbon and added some sparkle with the rhinestone brad.... I hope you like it... Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"

Hey folks, thanks for stopping by. Today's card is from the Fiskars "Make a wish quotes". . . . "growing up is mandatory, growing up is optional"... I love that quote! So I wanted to make it a bit whimsical with the overall design. So I borrowed this sketch....

For the base of the card I started with a basic white and added SU! Raspberry tart dsp(retired) for the second layer. Next I used SU! Red rose and used SU! scalloped edge punch, followed by another piece of Raspberry tart dsp. Then I whipped out my SU! Circle scissor plus tool to cut out the thin circle piece... that took several tries because I needed to secure the piece to my glass cutting mat more securely... learned that the hard Continuing with a piece of Pretty in pink 1/4" ribbon. For the sentiment portion of the card I wanted to add extra color by stamping in some flowers with SU! Eastern blossoms with Red rose ink and tittered it with some Pink pirouette to give it a two shade dimension and for the tricky part... I used the Kiwi kiss ink for the leaf part by covering the flowers with a posted and added them in.

I finished it up with filling in the flower with SU! Stampin' write summer sun ink pen. And last the Fiskars Make a wish quote by Chili Davis... I hope you like... tootles.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Masculine Birthday Giftcard holder

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. I've been quite busy these days with a big project, going to school and planning a big trip to Mexico after Thanksgiving and returning just before Christmas... I'm cutting it close with the holidays... not much time for shopping, but it's the only time I can get away and the weather is awesome that time of year. Halloween is about two weeks away and I'm already gitty about Christmas holiday... I'm playing "The Holiday" movie (Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black) as I'm typing away on my blog... lol The weather has changed in So. Cal. again, .... It was nice and toasty on Monday and today we have clouds and a bit chilly... 68 degrees and I'm chilly... I'm sure some folks are rolling their eyes at the thought of that number being thought as chilly... that's room temperature for

Anyway, today's creation was thanks to Allison Ohran's tutorial for this brilliant gift card holder. I made several for different occasions, because this was so easy to make. I started with SU! Chocolate chip cardstock for the base, then SU! Kiwi kiss dsp(retired) and embossed it with Cuttlebug Spots and dots folder. For the centerpiece I used SU!Crumb cake cardstock and layered it with SU! Very vanilla. The sentiment is SU! Birthday wish stamped in Kiwi kiss ink. And last I lifted the centerpiece with pop-up dots  and added the thin twine. To keep the mini card closed I used thin velcro pieces and the SU! Short and sweet set for this inside. I hope you like it.Toodles.
Stamps: SU! Birthday wishes, Short and sweet.
Paper: SU! Chocolate chip, Kiwi kiss dsp (retired), Crumb cake, Very vanilla.
Ink: Kiwi kiss
Accessories: Twine, pop-up dots, velcro
Tools: Cuttlebug Spots and dots, SU! ticket punch, word window punch, Round tap punch

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I just can't thank you enough!

Hello, today I'm sharing one of my creations for which I will be selling at an event I was invited to in Las Vegas next month. I used my Scalloped edge Nestabilities frame on a folded 5x7" SU! Very Vanilla cardstock. I placed the frame just on the edge of the fold. I then used Cuttlebug "D'vine swirl" embossing folder for extra texture. For the center piece I used SU! Night of Navy cardstockmy Labels three Nestabilities frame and followed it with SU! Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze cardstock. And for the final touches I used SU! Say it with scallops set and SU! Night of Navy 1/4" ribbon. I hope you like it. Tooddles.

Stamps: SU! Say it with scallops
Paper: SU! Very Vanilla, Not quite navy, Baja breeze.
Ink: SU! Not quite navy
Accessories: SU! 1/4" Not quite navy ribbon
Tools: Cuttlebug "D'vine swirl", Labels three Nestabilities frame, SU! scallop square punch.