February 25, 2012
I dug out one of my favorite sets, Comforting Hugs by Kim Hughes, and was able to make a quick get well set of cards. I used Rustic White card stock (PTI) and Copics to color the images.
This set is no longer available through Cornish Heritage Farms, however, you can get a similar set from Kim’s new site, Paper Smooches, called Healthy Vibes. I believe this is a smaller collection of Comforting Hugs with some of the same fun images. Love, love, love, Kim’s stamps!
February 24, 2012
The other day I made these adorable tea bag holders, perfect for mailing or to give in a gift set. I used Decorative Flat Bags (great for resizing) and Tea Time Party. These were very quick to make and would be great for party favors, mini cards, love notes…lots of great uses for them!
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February 23, 2012
Lettering Delights has several new sets out that I love. For these tea cups, I used 3D Teapot, Quilled Flowers, and Oh Hello Flutter. I love the square shape of these tea cups…so dainty and classy. For each cup I cut two cups and embossed the 2nd cut. It made the cups stronger having the 2nd layer, perfect for younger children who might be playing with them (like my little girl). These would look just as cute with patterned paper or with something stamped on them.
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February 21, 2012
A Day For Daisies has a Cherry Blossom Baby/Color Challenge going on right now with this image as a freebie. I was so happy to see this sweet cherry blossom, I love cherry blossoms and made several cards. I wanted to make a a round card using this image but didn’t print enough out so I’ll have to come back to it. The butterflies in the first and last pictures are from the Silhouette Online store and were cut using the Cameo. Head over to A Day For Daisies blog and play along!
February 9, 2012
I love this stamp by Penny Black. I wish it was made in three parts though, the heart, the branch, and the leaves. I suppose that’s my spoiled self talking…clear stamps have me very spoiled. As it turned out, I masked the heart and branches/leaves separately. I used Real Red and Cherry Cobbler (both SU) ink for the heart and Close to Cocoa and Old Olive markers for the branches and leaves. I also accented the leaves a bit with Copics. Edges were sponged with Broken China (Tim Holtz Distress).
This is my “oops” card. I wasn’t going to add the butterfly but apparently I can’t glue as well as I thought, lol! Underneath the butterfly is a smearing of glue and it looked pretty obvious. Thank goodness for options to cover it up with! I used the Cathedral Lace die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and trimmed it down for the focal point. Banner and Birthday sentiment are both from Papertrey Ink.
This card is a Silhouette card file and was cut with the Cameo. I edited it a bit and left only (and rearranged) the hearts. The sentiment is from Heart Prints Sentiments (Papertrey Ink). A pretty simple card and super simple to put together.
This heart is from a stamp set called Heartfelt (Tim Holtz). Love sentiment is from Tiny Tags (Papertrey Ink). Image was colored with Copics…another simple card.
And now, on to some organizing…
Susan from Mad Sky Designs posted HERE about organizing her dies and embossing folders. I went to Staples and had to check out that gorgeous Martha Stewart binder. They also had them in red and a beautiful chestnut color, but I loved this one. I bought some pocket dividers also from Martha Stewart, they were in the same section as the binders and came with sheet protectors divided in twos or fours. Each pack had 10 sheets and retailed at $3.99. Thank you, Susan, for the recommendation and post!
I love that there is a top flap to keep your contents from flying out the top. Perfect for dies and my smaller stamps.
Here’s a shot of the other style, divided into two sections. I bought the magnetic vent covers from Menards and cut them to fit into the pockets (@ 4.25″ x 8″)…perfect for my dies.
Thanks for stopping by!
February 3, 2012
I used a Silhouette file for both of these cards, Flourish. I edited it a bit to make it an “open window” card. I also added an embossed panel with dimensionals, as I felt the flourish needed a little support. The butterfly is also a Silhouette file and was colored with Copics and then given an outer layer of Diamond Dust (crushed glass). The rose was made with McGill paper punches and the stem of leaves was made with Spellbinder dies.
This card was made with the same Flourish, as it is in the Silhouette store. I used black flock vinyl and although it’s hard to see in the pictures, the texture gives it a rich look/feel in person. This butterfly is from Cheery Lynn Designs and also colored with Copics and given an edge of Diamond Dust. Out of curiosity, I’d love to hear which card you like best. I like this one, with the black background.
And now…on to the fun discovery! If you remember THIS post, you’ll see that I used a white gel pen with the KNK Maxx to create the card. Of course, I love my Maxx but I also wanted to use gel pens with the Cameo. Since I’ll use a white gel pen the most, I used masking tape to create a “holder” for the Cameo. Guess what? It was a perfect fit!
This is a picture of it hard at work. I did a double pass to make sure the white was nice and crisp and am very pleased with the results. I will eventually get a pen holder but for now, this is a great alternative!
The heart and fancy snowflake files are both from the Silhouette store. I’m very happy with the results. I bought my gel pens (Gelly Roll) at Joanns in a three pack. You can also buy them individually, but I like having several to choose from in case one of them wants to die on me. So far, I haven’t had any problems, but when it comes to white gel pens, better safe than sorry!