Sunday, February 23, 2014

Love-Themed Card & Tag

To finish out the month of February which is always associated with love, I have one more Valentine card to share.  Papers from Recollections and diecuts from K&Co were used for the card.

This card came together really quickly and easily.  I love the bauble center from K&Co on the large flower.  The heart doily is from Wilton, I think.

Next up is a tag made with Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments line.  A lot of fussy cutting was done here.  I also used up a lot of scrap pieces I had from a previous card I made.  I started with a piece of polka dot paper which was adhered to a premade tag from Ranger.  The frame was then pieced together from another sheet of paper.  I inserted a strip of  lace ribbon into the frame for some texture.  The banner was bowed up a bit for dimension.  The sweet cherub was attached with foam dots.  A piece of white twine was tied into a bow on a Graphic 45 chipboard button which was then attached to the white flowers that I believe are from Prima.  A tiny rose was placed on the center of the bow.

A piece of tea-stained twill from my dear blogging friend Melissa Phillips was tied to the top of the tag.  I used some Stickles here and there for some sparkle.  If you click on each photo, you can see the details a bit better.

That's it for me today.  I hope everyone is having an enjoyable weekend.  We've had a bit of a warmup here the past couple of days, but it is back to the cold tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your sweet comments.  Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Butterfly Wish Card

We had lots and lots of snow mixed with some ice this past week.  More is expected Tuesday night; but by the end of the week, we are supposed to be seeing temperatures in the 50s.  With the weather keeping me indoors, I spent some time doing a lot of fussy cutting for future projects.

My card today was made for a relative's January birthday.  The pattern papers are all from Prima's Nature Garden line.  I started with a salmon-colored card base that I inked quite a bit with Distress Inks to tone the color down.  The chipboard frame was painted with green crackle paint, the edges inked with tea dye Distress Ink and then covered with a coat of Stickles.  Butterflies and lace edge border were made with Martha Stewart punches.  The pearl/rhinestone swirl is Prima.  The flower is from Michaels and highlighted with Stickles.  I stamped the word wish onto a Heidi Swapp label.

The image of the little fairy was also highlighted with Stickles.  I love these shabby papers designed by Jodie Lee Patterson for Prima.  I was fortunate to get an autographed pad of these 6x6 papers from her through her etsy shop.

Well, that's it for me today.  Need to get dinner started.  Wishing you a wonderful week!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Postage Stamp Cards

Today, I have two cards to share using the Tim Holtz postage stamp die.  I love this die!  These cards can really be for Valentines's Day or an anniversary.  My first card features Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments collection.

I did a lot of fussy cutting with these papers.  Don't you just love the sweet vintage look?  I simply added some Stickles and the ribbon and heart button to highlight the pretty papers and chipboard.


The little cherub pulling the cart as well as the love chipboard tag were given some dimension with foam dots.

Next up is a card I made using Recollections Valentine collection.  The large flower was made with another Tim Holtz die where the edges were inked with tea dye Distress Ink and given some slight sparkle with Stickles.


I took a red Recollections doily and wrapped it into a cone shape and then added some various flowers and a Recollections charm to create a bouquet.  I saw that idea on the Graphic 45 blog.  A touch of Stickles was also added to the flowers.


Well, that's it for me today.  Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day coming up this week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Riddersholm Design Prize

Where did the month of January go?  It's hard to believe it is February.  We are having a very mild day today; however, snow is expected again for tomorrow.  Crazy weather!

Recently, I was the happy recipient of a prize package from Connie at the wonderful Riddersholm Design, which is located in Denmark.  Included in my box was an assortment of their pretty vintage papers, cardstock, lace trims, ribbons, chipboard, and various embellishments.  (Thank you, Connie!)  I created this card using a sampling of what I received.

First, I made a card base with black cardstock, gave it a light coat of white paint, and then used a scroll stamp and black ink to make a background pattern.  It's very hard to see that in this photo.  On top of that, I placed a wide strip of lace ribbon.  Using a Spellbinder's Nestabilities die, I cut out the shape on purple cardstock, embossed it with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and then sanded the design.  Next, I die cut the pretty pattern paper.  All paper edges were distressed.  I then wrapped purple ribbon and cream lace around the shape and tied a bow.  The chipboard center is from a Polish company called Wycinanka.  I used black crackle paint on it and attached the resin flower.  A PTI sentiment was stamped onto a tag and glued to the bow with a bit of twine.  The pearls are from Want 2 Scrap.

I hope you'll stop by Riddersholm's blog and see the lovely projects created by their design team.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the week ahead!