Thursday, December 6, 2012

CASology 22: Sparkle

I'm posting this card for the CASology Week 22: Sparkle challenge.  I think this is particularly appropriate because my favorite phrase lately has been "Have a super sparkly day!" from the commercial on TV where they show the lady buying the princess castle.

I CASE'd Laura Bassen's Graphic Merry and Bright card from the Papercrafts Pinterest board -- I think it was in the latest issue of  Holiday Cards & More, but I can't find it.  I die-cut the words from Best Creations glitter paper using my Silhouette Cameo, the Glittered Cardstock setting (3/30/6, I believe), then ran them through my Xyron.  I was afraid the glitter paper would ruin my blade, but so far it seems okay.

I used the following cut files: the word bright was from "bright" by Kristen Magee (file #24115);  merry from "merry christmas" by Kristen Magee (file #24121) and finally the ampersand was from the "merry & bright" file by Silhouette (file #4619).

Stamps: None
Paper: PTI White, Best Creations Green Glitter Paper, Red Glitter Paper
Ink: None
Accessories: Silhouette Cameo, Cut Files, Xyron Creative Station

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 15, 2012

CFC74 Heart for a Friend

I have a confession to make, I started this card a while ago (stamped the background, colored the heart, and put the ribbon on), but I wasn't inspired to finish it until I saw the CAS-ual Fridays CFC74 challenge, to  create a card with heart.  It is nice to be able to finish an UFO! (Unfinished Object).

I stamped the heart from the Flourishes Hearts & Flowers stamp set repeatedly to create the background; I then cut out a single heart and colored it with Copics (I don't remember which ones, I'm sorry!) and applied pearls.  The single heart is popped up with dimensionals.  I wrapped a piece of Wisteria Wonder ribbon around the background and glued it to the card base.  The bow was tied separately and glued on with a glue dot.  The sentiment is two separate stamps from Flourishes Strawberries, cut out with the large oval punch and layered onto the scalloped oval punch.

In the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Flourishes Heartlines: "Side by Side or miles apart dear friends are always close to the heart".

I know just the person to send it to!

Stamps: Flourishes Hearts & Flowers, Strawberries, Heartlines
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: SU! Large Oval and Scalloped Oval punches; Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon; glue dots; Kaisercraft pearls; Copics

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pet Sympathy

I have to admit this is the hardest card I have ever had to make.  My friend's dog has inoperable cancer, and she is putting him down this week; I never met her dog, but I know how much he meant to her.  My dog is 12, so making this card also made me think of the fact that he, too, will someday pass.

I got a picture of her dog from her facebook page, and printed it on cardstock.  I typed up the Rainbow Bridge poem on the inside and printed it on cardstock, as well.

Pet Sympathy -- Front

Pet Sympathy -- Inside

Stamps:  SU Thoughts and Prayers, PTI With Sympathy: Loss of Pet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Printer

RIP, Rocky.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thanks to our Interns!

We had two fantastic summer interns that I wanted to make thank you cards for.

I based the first card on the SC04 sketch on

Stamps:  PTI Counting My Blessings
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Basic Grey Granola DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories:  PTI Counting My Blessings Dies, Night of Navy brads

I just kind of fiddled with things to make the second card.  I cut three of the Quatrefoil cover dies from PTI, one in Rich Razzleberry CS and two in Rich Razzleberry DSP.  I ran the Rich Razzleberry CS frame through my Xyron, and then I stuck it on the card base and pieced together the inside using the pieces from the other two die-cuts.  Time-consuming, but worth it, I think.

Paper:  Rich Razzleberry CS and DSP, Whisper White
Accessories:  PTI Quatrefoil Cover Die, Counting My Blessings Dies, Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Grosgrain

We are sending these to them with a couple company-themed gifts.  I hope they like them!

Rosh Hashanah

I have a dear friend (who hopefully doesn't read my blog) that is Jewish, and I wanted to try my hand at making her a card for Rosh Hashanah this week.  I did a very small amount of research and saw that a tradition is eating apples dipped in honey, and a lot of cards I found on the internet had apples on them.

I got the idea for the placement of the three apples from Susan Goetter's OLW-91 Thank You card.  I colored them with Copics (R14, R24, R29, R89, Y32 for the apples, YG97, YG99 and YG06 for the leaves).

Stamps:  PTI Mazel Tov, Flourishes Apple of My Eye
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copics (listed above)
Technique: Masking

I hope she likes it!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Speedy Recovery

My boss had bypass surgery recently, and I wanted to make a card so he knows I'm thinking of him and hoping he comes back soon!!

I based this card on Louise Ryan's friendship card for Inkspirations 95. 

Paper: PTI Kraft, Basic Grey Granola DSP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  PTI On My Couch, On My Couch Additions
Accessories: SU! Rich Regals button, brads, Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon; PTI On My Couch Dies; Foam Tape; twine

Baby Shower Items

I made a number of items for my friend's Baby Shower at work today. 

Here were the favors for the shower, I made them using a template I bought from the Silhouette Online store and cut using my template.  The paper is October Afternoon Ducks in a Row, Splish-Splash and Peek-a-Boo; the ribbon is from Michaels. 

I have a ton of mailboxes from the Target dollar spot, so I used the same paper and the PTI Bitty Baby Blessings stamp set, as well as Pool Party ruffled ribbon from Stampin Up! and copics to color the duck, to cover the box and hold the gift card.  I used Emily Giovanni's tutorial.

 I made the gift card to put inside the mail box using Diana Carr's tutorial, using Pool Party cardstock, Postage Stamp punch, and 1 inch square punch from Stampin Up;!, as well as the PTI Bitty Baby Blessings stamp set and copics to color the duck image.

 The final piece (yes, there is an end!) is the card, which I made using Becky Jensen's tutorial.  I used the October Afternoon DSP, PTI Bitty Baby Blessings stamp set, Whisper White CS, and 1 3/4 inch circle and scalloped circle punches.

The party was a success!  Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I turned my friend's shoe into a card!

My friend wore these fantastic shoes to work today, and the minute I saw them, I thought "I could make a card of that!".  I told her that, and took a picture of her shoe, promising to bring her the card the next day.

Here is her shoe:

Here is my card:

I think it's a pretty good try!

Paper:  True Black, Poppy Red, Summer Sunshine, Orange Zest
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Modern Label Punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, diagonal scoring board, True Black button, corner rounder.

I hope she likes it :)