Monday, October 29, 2007

Season of Joy

With pleasure, I was able to design an invitation for our women's event at church in December and need to mass produce nearly 200 of these. Luckily, there's a committee to help me with them, and we knocked out about half of them yesterday. It's hard to tell, but we embossed the main sentiment with red embossing powder.

Joy & Merry Christmas

I made this at Kathy's card making soirée last week. Love it. I'm glad I have the Love & Joy stamp set! Yippee!

Becki's birthday cake

This is the other card I made of Becki's design at our recent shoebox swap. Birthday cards are nice to have on hand and this basic greeting card will be appropriate for any age, any gender. Thanks, Becki!

Alicia's baby shower

How I love this invitation I got in the mail for Alicia's baby shower. So soft and girly looking, this card features the Print Pattern background stamp, and the baby palm print and the alphabet is the I'm Here set. The "you're invited" sentiment is from All Year Cheer II.  I'll definitely be creating this again.

Thanks, Making Memories

I enjoyed making this card designed by Becki, her creation that I made at a recent gathering. It's fun to not have to cut the cardstock, gather the supplies, etc., plus have someone else be the creative one. Becki kindly gave each of us at the shoebox swap the package of Making Memories fabric alphabet that we used for this card. Sweet! These adhesive letters were fun and easy to adhere. I love ric rac too, plain and simple, and would put it on everything if I had it in every color, size and texture. Ric rac rocks! Thanks, Becki!

Snow burst blessings

Kathy invited me over to make cards last week and I love this design. It would be nice to have, but I'm not quite ready to spend the money, so here's my wish list for what is needed to create this striking yet relatively simple creation.

  • 110386 Snow Burst $19.95 (set of 6 rubber stamps)
  • 110382 Star-Studded Season $33.95-yikes! (set of 8 rubber stamps)
  • 110148 Blizzard $17.95 (designer wrapping paper, 2 rolls)
  • 105120 Bashful Blue $5.50 (8.5" x 11" cardstock)
  • 102128 Chocolate Chip $5.50 (8.5" x 11" cardstock)
  • 107303 Naturals White $6.50 (medium envelopes)
  • 109066 Bashful Blue $6.95 (3/8" taffeta ribbon)
There's also the whisper white cardstock, the coordinating ink, glitter, and adhesives, all of which I have plenty of.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Non-traditional colored Christmas

Not much of a fan of non-traditional colored Christmas cards, I just wanted to try out my Stampin' Up! Snow Blossom punch for the first time. It seems like snowflakes should be in blue tones for some reason. Anyway, just thought I'd post this quickie card I threw together a few weeks ago since I haven't posted lately. It's a busy season for me and I'll create more cards soon, I hope!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Boatloads by Alicia

Alicia made these adorable "Boatloads of Love" cards for me and I appreciate the contrast between the two overall looks, each using completely different color palettes. Both finished versions are fantastic, but I slightly prefer the Halloween card. This is a superb CASE of the design from the current SU catalog. Thank you, Alicia!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Lori's designs

From Monday's shoebox swap I joined in, here are the two cards I made from Lori's design. The flowers, brads, and gorgeous cardstock were a delight to use. This blue and cream floral paper has a Laura Ashley look to it, and really caught my eye with the quality and texture.
Fun to make cards, Lori. Thank you! Or rather "thanks" as the sentiment suggests.

Lynette's card design

From the shoebox swap at my sister's house on Monday, Lynette won the prize for the most complicated cards, but they fortunately turned out well. This one was fun to do, and was actually not too tough. I liked the patterned papers she provided for us.
When I got home, I just added the bling, lavender gem stones and some natural twine.

Enjoy your tri-fold day

Here's the other design Julie came up with at the shoebox swap at her house. I loved making this card because I've received tri-fold cards from her, but have never made any. So this was a nice treat to see it go together from start to finish. Thanks, Julie!

Halloween husband

I made this card at a shoebox swap at my sister's house a few days ago and there's a funny story behind it. The original design says "Halloween hello," but I grabbed the stamp, inked it, then realized I used the wrong side of it, and came up with "Halloween husband" instead. I thought it was so funny, and decided to keep it that way. Now I can give it to my husband, Frank. Just kidding. That's not his name, and he also doesn't give me the creeps like the spider, and isn't spooky either, like the ghost! Cute card idea, Julie. Thanks for the fun stampin' get together!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

BOO! the embossed version

Previously I posted this card here, and said that I wanted to recreate it with the BOO greeting embossed, so here's what I came up with. I was excited to find this Stampabilities stamp (called Spooky Boo) from Hobby Lobby yesterday that says "boo" in big enough letters to not feel like I need to use an alphabet set to spell it out. This short cut will make mass producing this card go much quicker. I have 31 women coming to my house to make 93 of these tonight! Also, I hadn't posted the wonderful sentiment on the inside that says "happy halloween" in a sweet font, accented with a row of dots. I inherited the spider stamp from my neighbor who moved to Taiwan this summer. (Thanks, Julie!)