Friday, June 22, 2012

Baby Strollers

Here are three stroller cards that I have made recently. They are super easy to make, and pretty darn cute too! I have made another one recently and I'm pretty sure the girl had no idea I had made it from scratch. Actually, that is a pretty nice compliment for me. :) For people close to me, I sort of expect them to know that I hand made their card, but it always feels good when they ask "Did you make this?!" with a hint of shock in their voice.

Honest, though, these cards are easy peasy. I learned from this video on youtube.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Father's Day

I had a lot of fun in my craft room for Father's Day this year. :)

This first card I made for my dad. He likes to golf and I had this card pinned on a board of mine, and decided it would be perfect for him. The sentiment is on the inside of the card (and I didn't take a picture of it.) 

I used a retired set for the "9" (Look Who's turning) and some retired paper (the cloud background). 

I love the versatility of the Pennant Parade set (it is used for the trees and the banner) and the coordinating punch (that punched out the banner and the trees). Who wants to cut stuff out by hand when you can use a punch!?

Stamp Sets: Pennant Parade, Look Who's Turning (R)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Garden Green, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Punches: 1 3/8" circle punch, Petite Pennant Builder Punch, Small Oval punch, Scallop Edge Border
Accessories: Dimensionals, Sponge dauber,  paper snips, paper trimmer, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, (I cut out the "9" using the dead space from the "8" on my retired Simple Numbers Bigz Die)

This card I made for my husband. I also saw something like it on Pinterest or somewhere...I can't find it now. I just spent about 30 minutes looking... Oh well, just know that I didn't come up with the idea completely on my own, but I didn't copy everything exactly either. 

Stamp Sets: Pennant Parade, Something to Celebrate (R Hostess Set)
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Petite Pennant Builder Punch, Heart to Heart punch (R)
Accessories: Dimensionals, paper snips, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Paper Piercer

This last card I made for my Father-in-law. He is known for grilling so I decided to make him a grill. Again I got this idea from Pinterest. You can see the original card here! Turns out I didn't have a few of the punches she used so I had to improvise a little. 

Stamp Sets: Something to Celebrate (R), Elementary Elegance (R Sale-a-bration set)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker, Tempting Turquoise SWM, Barely Banana SWM (R), Daffodil Delight SWM
Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, White Vellum, Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Silver, Bashful Blue, Whisper White 
Punches: Ornament Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Owl Builder Punch (the largest circle for the wheels)
Accessories: Dimensionals, paper snips, Subtles Glimmer Brads (R), Paper Piercer, Bird with leaves and Flower Bigz Die (R), 3/16" Silver Brad, Top Note Bigz Die


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine's Day

I am on a kick right now. I hope it sticks. My goal is to stamp and create at least once a month. But hopefully more often than that.

I wanted to make a different sized/shaped card this time. Isn't the Hershey Kiss cute? Go here to see where I found this cute idea!

Paper: Real Red Textured CS (3-1/4" x 6-1/4") for the base as well as the Scallop Trim border, and one 1-3/8" square punch; Whisper White CS (6" x 6", scored at 3") for the card; Basic Gray CS (2-7/8" square) and strip cut at 1/2", Pink Pirouette CS using 1-3/8" square punch; Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper (Retired) cut using 1-3/8" square punch 
Ink: None (except I did use it on the inside of the card.) :)
Stamps: None (except on the inside)
Accessories: Love Impressions Rub-ons (Retired), Aluminum foil (to wrap around a piece of CS punched with the Blossom Petals Builder Punch); Tissue paper for the kiss (I hand wrote "Love")
Punches: 1-3/8" Square Punch; Blossom Petals Builder Punch; Scallop Trim Border Punch
Adhesives: Dimensionals and Snail

Secret #1: I used the 1-3/8" punch to make the paper ribbon. It is a super easy way to make a sentiment pop. 
Secret #2: I don't actually own the Blossom Petals Builder Punch (but will order it next chance I get!) So I had to trace it from the catalog to get a Hershey Kiss like I wanted. 

Happy Birthday!

This was my Husband's Birthday card for last year. :) I'm working on posting my creations now that I'm a fan of Pinterest. :)

Paper: Pear Pizzazz Patterns DSP; Pear Pizzazz CS; Very Vanilla CS; Chocolate Chip Textured CS

Ink: Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker, Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker, Poppy Parade Stampin' Write Marker
Stamps: Take a Spin
Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Game Spinner Hands, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I made these cards last year for my Aunt, Sister in law and brother. I don't have the details anymore, but they were all pretty simple. Enjoy! :)

Of course, they were all made using Stampin' Up! products. Only the best for my family members! :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


This is a card I made for one of my nephews. I absolutely love punches!

This card I made for my mom. It is simple, but darling. I colored in the cakes with markers, and added glitter to selected areas to add a little bling. I randomly scrunched the ribbon as I glued it down.  

Close up of some of the cakes.

Close up of the rest of the cakes. Sorry, this one is a bit blurry.  

Another card I made for a different nephew. Can you believe that owl was made using a punch?! You can build your own owl! And there is also a new build your own cupcake punch as well. Bet you want one...right?! :D

Wedding Series

I had a lot of fun stamping this summer. I made this series of cards for my good friend Kristina, as she got married in August. Some of the colors have been retired, and possibly some of the stamp sets, but these cards could easily be recreated using similar supplies. As you'll see her colors were pool/teal and orange.

Bridal shower card. Patterned paper was made using the 5th Avenue stamp set.

 The front of the bachelorette party card. Hand drawn, cut and trimmed. The heart was punched out and glazed with several coats of clear embossing powder.

The back of the bachelorette card. Again, hand drawn, cut and trimmed.

 The wedding card. Embossed with the big shot to make the raised dots.

Spotlighting the couple. Glitter on the dress, rhinestone on the veil.