Saturday, February 24, 2007

I've also started working on some Easter cards. This is my favorite one yet. I used a layout from a sample in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog (pg 83), but changed the colors and the stamps. I covered the Pixie Pink paper in a Beyond the Basics butterfly background, and put a little black butterfly on the Orchid Opulence paper to tie it all together. The basket is stamped in black, and though this picture doesn't show it too well, I've cut out the basket/eggs and popped it up with a pop-up glue dot. That's 1/2 inch white organdy ribbon tied through 2 punched holes on the left side.
I was so excited about this simple card! It's three of the hearts from a retired set (Good Times) stamped together, and the stem from the Flowers for a Friend set. I added in the 'good luck' from Good Times set too. The cross hatch background is stamped in Always Artichoke & I didn't have a darker green so I covered Artichoke paper in Versa Mark over & over again to get the darkest green paper. I love the layout with the papers all overlapping in different places & thought the little antique brads added just the right touch! I'd love to hear what you think.....

Thursday, February 8, 2007

I have some teenagers coming over this weekend to make Valentines at my home and I came up with this simple & girly card for them to make.
I have used my Whimsical Alphabet Lower stamps. The flower is from the numbers set that matches the alphabet. Paper and inks used on this one are Cranberry Crisp & Regal Rose. I added a little silver brad to center of the "o" flower, and I tied the silver string around the top and knotted it. I hope they will enjoy making it and that their girlfriends will "love" it! Adding a little silver sparkle that makes it especially feminine.

Friday, February 2, 2007

I got this idea today from Anna741 on It is a notecard. It does not open. You're supposed to write straight on the white part. Hers was cuter than mine is! I love this website and find great ideas here all the time! If you've not been there, check it out!

I stamped the card from the Flowers For a Friend hostess set. I actually only used one stamp set on this whole card! I then used a blender pen and chalks to add color to the flowers. I thought it was simple & elegant. Maybe it will inspire you as it did me!