Monday, March 17, 2008


I made two of these, because I thought they were so cute! This was also a card idea from the Paper Crafts magazine. I used a couple of cards someone had sent to me for the red half-circles and the blue/white polka-dots. I punched a couple snowflakes and then cut them smaller, for the white around the eyes (they used a flower punch in the magazine, I don't have a flower punch! - yet) Then I used black circles & tiny white circles I punched out to put in the center of the 'snowflakes' for the eyes. I cut a few strips from the same blue/white paper for the antenna and added black brads to the ends. Then I stamped the little sentiment from Very Punny and matted it in the red matching paper. A card made almost entirely from recycled materials! It's not my usual style but I thought it was super-cute and wanted to make a fun card that day!

Thinking Of You

I made this card for my uncle who has just been diagnosed with cancer. I know it's not very manly, but I felt like I had to add some more to it and I grabbed my flower stamps without really thinking!
I got the idea for the three big pieces of cardstock placed this way from the PaperCrafts magazine. Then I adapted it to what I had. I inked the individual words of the sentiment and stamped them each on a different piece of cardstock and then cut to size. I put a flower on each piece with VersaMark ink, and then decided to add cut flowers to them too. I punched tiny holes and added the flowers to the card with silver brads. Then I still felt it was missing something, so I added VersaMark flowers to the off-white paper. It isn't my favorite, but I know he will enjoy getting it in the mail.