Monday, July 25, 2011

Star Studded Birthday

Does this look familiar? It is a variation I did on a 4th of July card I posted a few weeks ago, but changed it up to be a festive birthday card! The firecracker image works quite nicely as a birthday candle, don't you think? I switched out the blue and red for an orange and pink color scheme. Quite bright and summery. :)

The star image was stamped with Versa Mark ink onto orange and pink card stock, then I cut them out by hand with paper snips. They are rearranged from the original version so that they look more like a hanging garland, and I also added some ribbon. Each candle has a tiny little rhinestone at its center. The orange star is popped up on with foam tape.

The inside sentiment is stamped in coordinating colors there are a few little stars to carry on the festive theme. I made two of these fun cards, one for my stash and one for you. Enjoy!

Have a wonderful week, friends!


Stamps: July Fourth, Happy Everything
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Romance
Ink: Versa Mark, Only Orange, Rose Romance
Embellishments: orange satin ribbon, rhinestone stickers, foam tape, button

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stitched Birthday Card

I got a little crazy with my sewing machine over the weekend and this is what came out! All of the papers are from the same collection so it was easy to coordinate colors. I love how soft and pretty it turned out.

The pattern paper strips were all lightly adhered to a panel of Vintage Cream card stock. Then I ran it through my sewing machine with a zig zag stitch at each seam. After wrapping a ribbon bow around it I attached the whole thing to the main card base with foam tape. You like? I like!

For the inside, I stamped the flourish-y image with PTI's tea dye so that it would be light enough to stamp the sentiment over top. I made two of them - one got sent off in the mail right away and the other one is available in my shop. :)

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Warmest Regards
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Parisian Summer dp (SU!)
Ink: Vintage Tea Dye (PTI), Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Embellishments: white organza ribbon, button, white embroidery thread
Tools: sewing machine

Saturday, July 9, 2011

1st Birthday Card

Today my husband and I went to a 1st birthday party for the daughter of some friends of ours. Of course I needed to make a card for the occasion, and believe it or not this is my first ever kid's card. I've made baby cards, but never one for a child, so it was certainly a challenge!

I sewed ribbon loops on the left side of the main panel and also sewed clear buttons over a trio of punched flowers. The bottom half of the card was embossed with a polka dot motif. I was trying to keep it bright and fun.

The inside is fairly simple, just another pink flower to match the front. I hope little "M" liked her card, or that at least her parent's did! *grin*

Stamps: Happy Everything, Somerset Alphabet by Inkadinkado
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Rose Romance
Ink: Certainly Celery, Rose Romance
Embellishments: clear buttons, white embroidery floss, green ribbon
Tools: 1" circle punch, Marvy Uchida jumbo daisy punch, sewing machine, foam tape, Swiss dots embossing folder

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Just popping in with a red, white and blue photo and to wish you a Happy Independence Day! :)