Sunday, February 19, 2012

Paper Snowflakes

With the mild winter we have this year and my love of this season, I've had to create my own snowflakes!  This card uses MME papers, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, and a Recollections snowflake brad.  The card base was made with Recollections kraft cardstock.

I used a Martha Stewart embossed snowflake border punch to create the blue strip in the middle of the card.  The tag was stamped with a PTI sentiment and attached to twine wrapped around the card twice.  I punched two large snowflakes  (one in cream and one in tan cardstock), layered them to give a bit of a shadowed effect, and attached them with the silver brad.  Edges were inked with Versa Magic Jumbo Java chalk ink.

For the envelope, I used a PTI circle stamp using Versa Fine sepia ink.  I attached a piece of kraft cardstock and the negative background from the snowflake on the card and finished it off with another silver snowflake brad.

Thanks for stopping by.  I know some of you have an extended weekend for President's Day, so enjoy!  I have to go to work tomorrow.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Daisies in February

My niece's birthday was this week, so I created a springy looking card for her.  The papers, chipboard, and rub-ons are all from Imaginisce. 

I layered the daisy paper over top of the polka dot paper.  I also used a Martha Stewart punch on the polka dot paper to create the strip near the center.  Using EK punches, I adhered the circular scalloped piece on top of the punched strip.  A chipboard flower was placed in the certer and a tag stamped with a Rubber Soul sentiment and an orange bow was set off to the side.

Next, I decided to play around with the envelope.  Using a Martha Stewart punch, I punched two daisy shapes from the polka dot paper, attached another Imaginisce chipboard flower to the center, and placed it it the left-hand corner.  Isn't the rub-on row of mushrooms across the bottom so cute?  Then, with another Martha Stewart punch, I attached two butterflies embellished with Recollections rhinestones.  A little orange heart dots the "i" in her name.

I hope to be back again later this weekend with a winter card.  Today is almost like spring here.  Quite unusual for this time of the year.  As you may know, I love winter but the season this year is not living up to its name (much to most people's liking!).  Have a wonderful weekend and, as always, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 13, 2012

One Last Valentine Project

Just popping in to share one more Valentine project before the official day tomorrow.  I was able to find another wooden heart-shaped doily to alter similar to the one in the previous post.  This time, I painted it white and then just used my fingertip to dap on some color to the rose and leaves.  I used pink Liquid Pearls to outline the heart shape.  Using some ribbon scraps, I made two bows, sewed them together with a heart-shaped button and glued it to the upper left side.  The Be Mine ticket is from K&Co that I attached with some thin satin ribbon.  I used the same ribbon to tie the little Recollections charm to the bottom of the heart as well as to make a loop to hang the heart.   Of course, I couldn't let it be without adding some Martha Stewart glitter to the whole thing!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine Projects

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought I'd better get moving and make a few things.  First up is this card I made using a scrap of polka dot paper from my stash.  I also came across an unopened pack of K & Co die-cut cardstock with the sweetest Victorian images like this cute little cherub, roses, envelope and sentiment.  The Royal Lace doily was spritzed with Tattered Angels S.W.A.K. mist.  The rhinestone swirls are from Me & My Big Ideas.  I added a touch of Stickles to the roses and adhered them as well as the cherub with foam adhesive.

On a recent trip to my local AC Moore, I came across a wooden heart-shaped doiley with a rose image cut through (not sure what the correct terminology is for this technique).  I gave it a couple of coats of different color paints.  I hot glued buttons from Making Memories around the edge.  The cherub was on a stick that I saved from an arrangement of flowers I received from my son last Valentine's Day.  It was originally gold, so I removed the stick portion and gave it a coat of white paint and distressed it with a bit of brown ink.  The envelope is from K & Co, pink felt heart is from Making Memories, and the little heart charm hanging at the bottom is from Recollections.  A bit of lace was attached for hanging and then a generous coat of Martha Stewart glitter was applied.

My son asked if he could have this to give to someone.  I told him I would make another one since this one is sentimental to me because of the cherub and it is the only one I had.  I took a trip to AC Moore yesterday and found some more of these hearts as well as the cutest heart-shaped trinket box.  Looks like I'm on a roll!  Nothing like coming down to the wire!  Hopefully, you will see them here soon!

I hope the week ahead is wonderful for everyone.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit.