Friday, April 27, 2012

Super mini Tag Album

Hello everyone! I purchashed a new book recently called Making Handmade Books. This little album caught my eye right off the bat, and I had to make it! It is made from one 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper, and one scrap of 23/4 x 61/2 piece of cardstock for the cover.The whole album measures 23/4 x 3"! Very small, but it was done in a matter of an hour! All stamping was done with Tim Holtz Alterations stamps. The album itself was made with a piece of handmade paper and Basic Grey embossed paper for the cover. I also Alcohol Inked several of the tags and punched them out. Hope you enjoy looking! Tell me what you think!
Recipe: Word tickets, aligator clip, small paper clip, tissue tape, stamps- Tim Holtz. Scalloped "eye" card- K and Company. Live out Loud card- Daisy D. Metal tassel- Lost and Found collection, Blue Moon Beads.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Two Cards

Hello everyone! I recently purchased some items from Close To My Heart,and when I saw how beautiful this paper was I couldn't wait to make a card with it. Well, I ended up making two cards with the one sheet I picked out! This first one is done with one corner of the front side of the paper. I used a punch for the flower, the leaves, and the card the sentiment is on. The paper the flower is made from is a paper roll by Martha Stewart, and I inked up the petals and sprayed it with some shimmer. Both of these cards will most definitely have to be hand delivered in a special handmade box since the flowers are a bit "puffy".

Paper and card: CTMH, Florentine collection
Rolled flower: EK Success punch
Sentiment: CTMH, 4 My Friend stamp set
Leaves: Martha Stewart Punch and Stamp punch

This second card is done with the backside of the same piece of paper, and I did a lighter and brighter effect with this one! The stem of the flower is a border stamp that I curved and fussy cut. I used Art Philosophy for the sentiment cut, and punches for the flower and leaves. I stamped and punched the flower five times, curled the leaves, and added deminsionals between three of the layers, added a brad from my stash, and sprayed it with glimmer. I love the way they both turned out, and only have four more patterns to go! Thanks for looking, and let me know what you think!

Cardstock and paper: CTMH, Florentine collection
Label: Art Philosopy
Flower: Stampin' Up, Blossom punch and Mixed Bunch stamp
Leaves: Martha Stewart punch

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Last Minute

Hey Ya'll! I hope everyone had a wonderful blessed Easter, and didn't overdue on the eatin' end of it like we did here! This was something I started before Easter and never got to finish till now, so I thought I would share it anyway. I don't know why I didn't get it done before! I had everything cut out and glittered up, and put together. All I needed to do was glue,glue, glue! Oh well, here it is. This would be cute for a small gift, or a cupcake, or single piece of yummy candy! It only measures 51/2 x 4"(basket) and 8" tall with handle. I saw these 3D eggs on several different blogs and had to try them. I think they are too cute! Thanks for looking, and I hope everyone is enjoying this nice Spring weather!

Happy Easter sentiment: Holiday Cakes
Seam Binding: My Craft Spot
Eggs: Doodlecharms
Grass: M.S. Seasonal Cake Art
Ric Rack punch: EK Sucess

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

On the Fence

Hello everyone! Did you ever make one of those cards that you couldn't make up your mind about? You don't love it, but you don't hate it either. This is one of those cards. It all started with the paper ribbon I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I was playing around one day and ruffled it up and decided I would use it on a card. The whole concept was good to begin with and I had fun making the card, but when I finished it just didn't flip my switch like I thought it would. I sat it on the shelf and studied it for a couple of days,but just wasn't satisfied with it.

See what I mean? After day two I took it down from the shelf and started rippin'! Off came the ribbon, but I still wanted to keep the card so this is what I came up with.

Much better don't you think? Still not one of my favorites, but I'm satisfied with the second version. In keeping with the sentiment on the front, I stamped this for the inside.

What do you think? Thanks for letting me ramble and for taking a peek too!
Doilies stamp: Delicate Dolies, Stampin' Up
Outside sentiment: Studio G
Inside sentiment: Stampin' Up
Punched border: EK Success
Beaded trim: Hobby Lobby
Popped Doily(front): Triple Layer punch, Stampin' Up