Sunday, January 29, 2012

First Valentine

Hey Ya'll! Just thought I would post my first Valentine of the year! I know, I'm supposed to be making Birthday cards, but this was a happy accident that could have gone either way. I was playing with my new punches and dies and ran across some pre-made cards that I purchased a while back at Walmart, and everything just kinda got thrown together and this is the result! I have really been trying to use up some of my scrap paper lately so here is another turquoise that I 'married with yellow this time. The bird and the flowers are from my new punch and die. I added perfect pearls to the flowers, embossed the background with the cuttlebug, and added some bakers twine and some vintage buttons from my stash. Thanks for looking and thanks for all your comments. I love hearing from you!
Tim Holtz, Tattered Florals Die- Sizzix
Build-A-Bird punch and cordinating stamp- Stampin' Up
Cuttlebug Folder- Script
Pre-made card- Pack of 8, Studio G
Flowers- made with Kraft Glassine from Tim Holtz Ideology line. You can view a tutorial here: glassine-ideas.html

Monday, January 23, 2012

Birthday Season

Hello everyone! It is birthday season at my house, which runs from the 1st of January to the middle of March, for a grand total of....12, 5 of which are all next month! Plus valentines.....oh my! I will be a busy bee, so I guess my Winter cards are done for now. I made this card for my friend Joy's birthday, which was last week. She is always making such beautiful flowers on all of her cards, so I hope she likes this one with my version of the rolled flowers. Using my Gypsy I welded the topnote together to make the card base, added a mat and a doily that I cut from Cricut, then die cut the flowers, added some bling ,a stamped bird and some seam binding for the bow! Thanks for taking a peek!
Seam binding and card stock - Stampin' Up
Bling, bird stamp and pearls - Dollar bins at Michaels
Roses - Sizzix dies - Tattered pinecone and Flowers 3D
Topnote - Accent Essentials
Large scallop - Lacy Labels
Doily - Storybook

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Hello all! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I had so many ideas for cards for Christmas, but now that it has come and gone I decided to focus on Winter cards. This is the first one, and although it looks more blue in the picture, it is really a pale turquoise color. I used a Cuttlebug folder for the mat then added some Sizzix die cut snowflakes that I cut from specialty paper. I also used some glitter paper for the white snowflakes, and a punch for the small one. I added a bow made with vintage seam binding that my friend Joy gave me (thanks Joy),some bling for the centers of the snowflakes, and made a stickpin from some beads bought at the flea market for $1.00 and cut apart. I also added some glitter glue to some of the background, though you can't see it very well. There you have it, my tribute to Winter! Living in the South we don't see snow too often, and I really miss it sometimes,LOL! Thanks for looking and listening to my rambling!
Cuttlebug Folder- Snowflakes
Large Snowflakes- Sizzix die 4 pc. set
Small snowflake- Marvy Punch
Glitter glue- Dazzling Details, Stampn' Up