I really liked the layout for this weeks Mojo Monday. I decided that this would be the perfect layout for my very first Halloween card. I didn’t think I would like the square card but I do. I used some studio g Halloween stamps for the Skelly-Kids, spider web and lettering. Martha Stewart Crafts spider web edge punch made a great dividing line. The three black brads on the green rectangle complete the card. Hope you like it!
My friend Sam comes over every Saturday morning for breakfast. We use the time to catch up and I love seeing her, we have been doing it for about 2 years. Today she said to me “Oh, I need two birthday cards, one for a 30 year old and one for a two year old. Do you think you could make them for me? Sorry such late notice but I need them today!” Wow, two hours is plenty of time! LOL! So this is what I came up with. I showed her some cards that I had made previously and she picked the ones that she liked. I then tweaked them a little and this is how they came out.
Mini Happy Birthday
I’m working on my brother’s Save the Dates and I needed a little distraction. I got the Scalloped Square Punch the other day and decided to try it out with the Stampin’ Up Happy Birthday which is part of the Punch Bunch. I love the studio g Grey/Blue ink. I was trying to think of a good coordinating color and came up with orange. I love the contrast of the bright orange with the muted greys. I also used the CuttleBug Sheet Music and Dots embossing folders. The square stamp is from TPC Studio and my trust EK Tools mini cupcake punch. I am also trying to improve a little on my iPhone photography. 🙂
Black, Red & White
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.
Pals Paper Arts 108
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!
Mojo Monday #205
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. 🙂
There is nothing like a trip to the craft store. This week I was in AC Moore rooting through the clearance bin (sometimes you can find the best stuff in there if you have about an hour or two to spare!) and I came across this really neat set of stamps from Inkadinkado. They are called smiles, frowns & smirks.The set comes with 29 little tiny stamps with all sorts of facial expressions that you can mix and match to create hundreds of different combinations! The best part was it was only $2! So here is my little card that I used them to make. There are also a few punches from EK Tools, my new favorite Tag Punch from Stampin’ Up and the scallop tool for the Cutterpede.
Friend’s Birthday Card
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!
Pals Paper Arts 107
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.