I decided today that I wanted to enter the Pals Paper Arts weekly contest for the first time. I’m very happy with the way my card came out. There are some nice little touches like the eyelets that I set using my new Crop-A-Dile Big Bite. I love the colors, black being my favorite. The card was made with Recollections Card Stock, CuttleBug Circles Embossing Folder, EK Tools Circle Cutter, Martha Stewart Crafts Cupcake Punch, EK Tools Swiss Cheese Edge Punch and Stampin’ Up Terrific Tags Set. I was so excited to get my first Stampin’ Up product. It is a retired set and I love it. Thanks for checking out my card!
Quite a few of my friends had babies last year. Soon it will be time to celebrate all of the 1st birthdays. This card has a fun shapes theme. With it’s shades of pink it’s just perfect for a special little princess to celebrate turning one. The background is made using a CuttleBug folder, the cake is a stamp from TPC Studio, the punches are all from EK Success and the ribbon adds a nice touch of dimension.
I found this vintage post card stamp at AC Moore. I liked it because it has good detail and a nice crisp image. The ribbon across the middle of the card was made by stamping the paper with a border image and then gluing some black ribbon across it to give it some depth. I also used a Sizzix folder for some texture on the background. I think the black, grey and cream is my new favorite color combination!
After purchasing the Seaside Carnival stamp the other day I find I am a little obsessed with it. I really do just love all of the detail in the stamp. I took some time and slightly rethought my card from the day before. I added some tickets and found a great vintage looking “Happy Birthday” stamp. This card has more of a vintage carnival feel that the previous one. I’m really happy with the way it turned out.
Continuing with my masculine card theme of the day (I guess!) I give you Seaside Carnival Birthday in Blue. I was at AC Moore today and I saw this stamp and fell in love with it. The detail is amazing, you can see the waves, ferris wheel, roller coaster, sky and boardwalk. It actually reminds me a little of Navy Pier in Chicago, minus the roller coaster. I decided to go with a blue theme and used the Martha Stewart Beach Edge Punch and Sand Dollar/Starfish Double Punch. The stamp is from Inkadinkado, there were more beach themed stamps that I would like to add to my collection, look for them in future cards. 🙂
I realized the other day that most of my cards are geared towards the lovely females in my life. Yesterday I thought it would be nice to come up with a nice masculine birthday card. I had purchased some kraft color and black paper the other days and decided that those would make great colors for my card. I’m pretty happy with the results. Let me know what you think. 🙂
These two cards have a 70’s inspired feel to them. They are 4 bar cards so they are perfect for a little note to tell someone how much you appreciate them. The kraft paper background, mint green paper, corner rounding and simplicity give them a little bit of a retro feel. The stamps are i-cling from g studios and the paper is Recollections from Michael’s, my favorite!
I started this card last night so it really was finished this morning. I love the color purple and the script and print stamps that I got from Michael’s are my current favorites. I am going to try using more stamps and branch out a little. I feel like a lot of my cards have been themed the same lately, not that it’s a bad thing. 🙂
When I got home tonight I decided to make a card for one of my friends to thank them for all that they do for me. I was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts Challenge for this week. I completely forgot that I even had the colors that were to be used in the challenge. Anyway, here is the card below. Let me know what you think!