After I made my card for Mojo Monday I liked the color combo so much that I made another one. This one is a 4 Bar card. Perfect for a quick little note to let someone know that you are thinking about them. The stamps are i-cling by studio g, the butterfly is Martha Stewart Crafts and the Embossing Folder is CuttleBug.
The only benefit of hurricane Irene was that I got spend some quality time with my craft supplies. I recently started getting some Stampin’ Up stamp sets from ebay. The set I used on this card is called Fast & Fabulous. It was a hostess set and I think it’s beautiful. The black outline is separate from the color, it gives it a hand colored look. The Make A Wish stamp is from TPC Studio, I also used the CuttleBug Dots Embossing Folder and the Squiggly Embossing strip. Enjoy!
Since we had the company of the obnoxious Irene (the hurricane!) I had some quality time at home which I don’t get very often. Thankfully we didn’t loose power at my house so I decided to try my hand at the Mojo Monday Challenge. The card has Alice in Wonderland type feel to it. I love the black, red, grey & white together. I used a Sizzix Embossing folder on the black part of the background and Martha Stewart Craft Edge Punches on the white and grey. The “ribbon” was made with a CuttleBug Embossing Folder. All of the punches used are EK Tools and the stamp is an ditto by studio g. I hope you like it. 🙂
It was a friend of mine’s birthday the other day. She is a fun and colorful person so I was inspired by her personality to create this card. I like the bright green and purple together, it reminds me of spring. I’m also a big fan of the Happy Birthday CuttleBug Embossing Folder. The cupcakes are a favorite of mine too because who doesn’t like a cupcake!
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!
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!
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. 🙂
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!
A few weeks ago I ran into an old friend of Mine, Sandy. We talked for a little while and I mentioned to her that I was making cards and showed her some pictures. She mentioned that she also makes cards and emailed me a link to her blog so I could take a look at some of hers. She makes very beautiful cards. She is also a demonstrator for a company called Stampin’ Up. I was so inspired by Sandy’s work that I decided to expand my tool collection and I picked up a CuttleBug, I also got a bunch of embossing folders. I can’t tell you how amazing the embossing looks on the cards. I use it mostly for backdrops but occasionally for the embellishments. It has inspired me to make more cards lately and a friend of mine has given some to friends of hers. I am having such a great time using the new tools and incorporating the old ones that I have. It’s funny how others can inspire you to push your own creativity. I was glad that I ran into Sandy and look forward to seeing her again soon. In the mean time I have posted a few pictures of the cards that I made and also a link to her amazing blog. Enjoy!
CuttleBug Circles embossing folder and strip. The stamp is from Michael’s
CuttleBug D’vine Swirl embossing folder and Dots strip. The stamp is from Michael’s.