Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year's Eve

Here is a card I made for the Enjoy Michael Strong Yahoo Group's challenge 68.
It's a simple Z-fold card, based on Hetty's tutorial.

I used Mike's cloisonne numbers stamps and a paper shapers punch, 3/4 x 1-1/2".

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cascading Birthday Card

Made this birthday card for our daughter, whose birthday is today!
I hope my she doesn't mind me stamping her age, 33.
I am SOOOO HAPPY that she has blessed us with these 33 years!
We are going out to dinner with both of our daughters and their husbands tonight to celebrate! I can't wait!
Although I have made several cascading cards before, I referred to a tutorial.
Used Jan Farring's tutorial great tutorial. There are a few other tutorials listed on my old blog post here.
The paper I used was a thinner type and the back was tipping backward. 
So I reinforced the 2 back pieces with a strip of cardstock.
Maybe my add on pieces were too heavy or maybe I should have used a thicker cardstock.

Stamps: Hero Arts, Michael Strong, Savvystamps, Stampin' UP!

Versafine Onx Black, 
Distress barn door, weathered wood, wild honey

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Circle Flip-Its

Yesterday I treated myself to the Sizzix Circle Card Flip-Its die set, using my 50% off coupon at Michaels.

Here are two birthday cards I made, one for a friend and the other for my brother-in-law.
These are so easy to make. The dies are designed to cut the base and the layers.
I have lots of printed paper in my stash to use!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pin-Spiration Christmas Card

Don't you just love Pinterest for Card Inspiration!
My Pin-spiration for these Christmas cards came from 
Her green, blue and pink snowflakes caught my attention!

I used Michael Strong's Christmas tree, 
stamping it in mowed lawn then coloring it with colored pencils,
A Gelly Roll Stardust clear glitter pen was used to add a little sparkle.
This tree above was cut fussy cut to be a shorter tree.
Using mowed lawn ink, I sponged the edges of the trees 
and also the edges of the cream layer.
For the background, I used a creamy white layer on a green Bazzill card.
Added a pink ribbon and stamped Merry Christmas on it.
Michael Strong-Christmas Tree
Comotion #741 Snowflake 2
Stampin' Up! Lace Snowflakes
Distress-mowed lawn, spun sugar broken china, tumbled glas
Versafine-onyx black