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Card 14 – Thank You with a Flower

4 Jun

Took another break from blogging, but fear not I have a bunch of cards just waiting to be photographed and uploaded sometime tomorrow. Like I said, I am a much more diligent card-maker than I am a blogger =)

So, here is a Thank You card for one of my bosses. I tried to branch out and try 2 new techniques. One is using random pattern papers together, the other is a DIY flower embellishment. I LOVE how the flower turned out. I used my nestabilities and an old law textbook to make it. Then I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. So yummily shabby! I hope my boss appreciates the use of the law textbook, since he is a dean at my old lawschool…muahahhah. OK, I’ll shut up now and show you the goods:

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Honestly, I am not 100% happy with it. Either the button or the butterfly are extra, yet I refuse to get rid of either. =/ Alas, I promised to myself I’ll post every card I make, so I am posting this despite my desire for perfection. Hope you like it!

What I used:

Cardstock – Bazzill, A*Muse
DP – Basic Grey Lime Rickey; Law textbook
Other – MS punch; Recollections brad and rhinestone; button and twine from Michael’s; Fiscars scallop punch

Have a Craftastic Day!

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Card 13 – Bye!!

21 May

I am currently doing a Fellowship at my former school and it was supposed to end next Friday. But they have extended it yet again…YAY!!! I will have another month of work experience and paychecks. These amazing news immediately prompted a small order from Ellen Huston LLC – more patterned paper [3 pads!], Maya Road pins, Hero Arts heartwinged butterfly stamp [Thanks Jennifer McGuire!], and Ranger white gel pen [I blame Kristina Werner for this, actually for the paper too =) ].

Anyhoo, in anticipation of me leaving my job, I was making cards for my co-workers and bosses. I was kind of cutting it close too, because I was overthinking everything. But now I have more time – yay! This is one of the cards I already made. It will be going to a co-worker who is extremely kind, generous, and silly. We had so many giggle-fit sessions after 4:30pm, just laughing about nonsense. He really cheers me up when needed, so I made him this silly card. I think he’ll totally appreciate it.

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I cut out a scalloped circle with nesties in the front cover and cut another out as well. Stamped the cat on the circle, colored it with Sharpies and used 3D foam adhesive and taped it to the inside of the card. The hills were handcut and embossed with the Cuttlebug. Sentiment is made with glitter thickers.

What I Used:

Cardstock – Amuse clouds; Reflections Christmas pack
Stamp – Penny Black
Ink – Archival by Ranger
Other – American Crafts glitter thickers, Sharpie markers, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Card 12 – Hi, Owl Buddies!!

18 May

So I went to my local LSS and I got some A*Muse goodies!! I wanted more, but they were out of stock, however the nice ladies took my number and will order the sets for me! I love great customer service.

I am so proud of myself, the card turned out perfectly!! Originally I just wanted to experiment with some techniques and was not expecting much. But everything turned out better than I hoped and the card came together so easily! * dances *

I just want you guys to note how great the leaves look after being sponged with Distress Ink. Also, check out the embossed sentiment…no strays!! My homemade embossing buddy works wonderfully. Also I do not have any circle punches or nesties, so I cut out one with the scallops and then trimmed them off. Thankfully, the design did not call for a perfect circle, and I am definitely getting a MS Circle Cutter on the next Michael’s trip.

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What I Used:

Cardstock – A*Muse woodgrain, recollections
DP – Basic Gray Lime Rickey
Stamps – Owl Buddies by A*Muse, TPC Studios
Ink – black Archival, Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage photo [middle circle] and Peeled Paint [big leaves]; Stampendous black embossing powder.
Other – Nestabilities, Prima flowers, Sharpie markers, embroidery floss from Michael’s
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Card 11 – We Bee Celebrating

17 May

I am not proud of this card AT ALL. It turned out completely different from the sketch and I just don’t like it. =/ I did need a card the same night I made it so my best friend got it for her birthday. She loved it, but what does she know? hehehehe =D

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What I Used:

Cardstock – Paper Reflections
Stamps – TPC Greetings; Rubber Stampede
Ink – Versamark, Stampendous embossing powder
Other – Cuttlebug dots embossing folder; Sharpie yellow marker

Card 10 – Happy Mother’s Day!

16 May

This is the card I gave to my mom. She has been very supportive of my new hobby so I really wanted to impress her, and I did! She absolutely loved the card. The theme was sort of a lost treasure map. I think I have been playing Treasure Isle on Facebook too much…hehe. The middle was stamped with versamark, embossed with clear and then distressed with Tim Holtz’s inks. It was my first time trying the Distress Inks and I love the result…LOVE!

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What I Used:

Cardstock – Bazzil, recollections
Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Borken China, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo; Versamark
DP – Carolyn Gavin
Other – brads,buttons and string from Michael’s, MS butterfly punch

Card 9 – Happy Pansy Birthday

15 May

My mother requisitioned a Happy Birthday card for one of her friends. So I kept it simple and elegant with the MS pansy border punch and some bright yellow grosgrain ribbon. I also learned a valuable lesson – black embossing powder is evil!! I had so many strays I actually had to cover them up with the rhinestones. It turned out rather OK, but I was not pleased. I went on the forums and learned about the embossing buddy…and then made my own. Recipe: take a sock, put some cornstarch inside it, tie the top, and VOILA! Just pounce it on the cardstock before stamping and embossing and it picks up all the strays. You will see the difference in my future cards =)

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What I Used:
Cardstock – recollections, paper reflections
DP – Me & My Big Ideas
Stamp – TPC Studios “Greetings Collex”
Ink – Versamark, Stampendous Embossing powder
Other – Michael’s ribbon and rhinestones, Recollections brads, MS pansy border punch, Fiskars 1/4 inch corner rounder

Card 8 – Little Girl Birthday

4 May

One of my faves!! This was made for a little girl who was turning 2 years old. I honestly did not want to give this away, I even started to make another card for her, but stopped. Part of the reason I got into cardmaking is to share with people my creations, not hoard them. So I stopped myself. Besides, I can always admire it on the blog =)

The process is self-explanatory, but I just wanted to tell you about the giraffe. He was stamped on the white c/s and then paper-pieced. The I took liquid applique, colored in the spots and heated them from the backside with a heat-gun. The effect is so amazing and he really looks 3D! To give him even more dimension I popped him on 3D dots. *love*

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Cardstock – Paper Reflections
DP – Me & My Big Ideas
Stamps – Stampendous! and TPC Greetings [inside the card]
Ink – Archival black
Adhesive – Tombow Mono permanent; Zots glue dots, 3D pop dots by Plaid
Other – Fiscars corner-rounder 1/4 inch; liquid applique; cuttlebug dots embossing folder; nestabilities; ribbon and rhinestones from Michael’s, MS butterfly punch

Have a Stamperrific Day!!