Thursday, March 19, 2015


Patterned paper:  Lady Rose by Kaiser Craft
Embossing folder (top of card):  D'vine Swirl by Provocraft
Punch:  Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace
Hello die:  Simon Says Stamp (7 layers)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Masculine Birthday Card

The most difficult part of this card was weaving the papers!  The sentiment is by Stampin' Up!, and is stamped in Coffee Bean Brilliance ink.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I started by embossing the purple piece of cardstock with the Damask embossing folder by Darice, using my Cuttlebug.  After mounting the piece on a piece of black cardstock, I wrapped a piece of silver ribbon around the middle.  My scrap box furnished the tree papers on the left side of the card, which I cut to different lengths and layered on more black cardstock.

The circle was stamped in Versamark ink with one of the stamps from Stampin' Up!'s Baroque Motifs set (I love this one, but sadly, it's no longer available), then embossed with black embossing powder.  I cut it out with one of the Spellbinders Standard Circles Small dies.  It is layered on a scalloped circle.

To finish the card, I stamped Happy Birthday (Hero Arts) in Versamark ink and embossed it with silver embossing powder.  It is cut out with one of the Classic Rectangles Large and layered onto one of the Lattice Rectangles.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Birthday Card - Two Versions

I embossed each side of a 4.25" x 5.5." piece of white cardstock using the Dots embossing folder from the Cuttlebug Just My Type collection, then added score lines using my Martha Stewart Scoring Board.  The patterned paper is from the Linen Closet and Spring Fling paper packs by DCWV.  I used an Impress marker in Teal (#10) and a Memento marker in Rose Bud to ink my sentiments; they were attached to the card using Pop Dots.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thinking of You

Today's card is a variation on the one I shared here.  It's the same size, and fits in a business sized envelope.

The background is a piece of patterned paper I had in my stash, which I cut slightly smaller so I had a border around it with a light purple cardstock.

Using my Cuttlebug, I cut one size from the Nested Lacey Pennants set by Spellbinders five times from white cardstock.  Then, from scraps of patterned paper, I cut five Nested Pennants (Spellbinders) and layered them on top of the Lacey Pennants after rounding the corners.

The small circles were cut using the smallest die from Spellbinders' Standard Circles Small set after I stamped either a flower (Avery Elle Simply Tags Christmas) or heart (Simon Says Stamp Pillow Talk).  I used Color Box ink in either Royal Silk or Sapphire Silk (both discontinued).

I used a piece of natural twine to create a "clothesline" to attach my pennants to.  The tiny birds are from a Memory Box die called Resting Birds.  Aren't they cute?

The sentiment is from Thinking of You Kite by Hero Arts.  The butterflies were punched using a really old punch I have in my collection.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Thinking of You Card

Looks like I ran out of scheduled blog posts!  It has been a crazy month with unexpected appointments and obligations.  We won't, however, talk about the snow or cold.

I started by stamping Stampin' Up's French Flair(retired) with Ash Rose Versacolor ink.  I then cut Thinking of You by Simon Says Stamp four times, stacking them together using Tombow Mono Multi Glue.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Note Cards

I needed some generic notecards, so I created several of these.  The background is embossed with Wicker Weave by Cuttlebug.  I love that embossing folder!  The flowers are from an unnamed Hampton Art set.  The ribbon, buttons, embroidery floss, and papers are all from my stash.