Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pet Sympathy

You thought I was NEVER coming back, didn't you? I have to say I was starting to wonder, myself! I made this card a couple of months ago (or more), but never got around to posting it. It's been about that long since I've done ANYTHING in my stamp/craft room. Over Labor Day weekend, though, I did a lot of cleaning and organizing and that included the stamp room. Needless to say, organizing the stamp room was just enough to get my crafty cravings started. I've made one lonely little card since then and will post it later.

Here are the deets on this card. Everything is from Stampin' Up! with the exception of the paw print stamp. I "painted" the chipboard heart with Real Red craft ink and let it dry before stamping the paw print in Chocolate Chip craft ink and heat embossing with Irridescent Ice. The card base is Kraft with layers of Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla. The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip classic ink. The ribbon is SU!'s Chocolate Chip taffeta.


Father's Day Cards

I'm a little late in getting these posted and, somehow, I managed to mail one of my Father's Day cards without getting a picture of it. It was completely different from any of these, so I'm extra disappointed about not being able to show it to you.

I used the retired East Coast Prep DSP and coordinating CS on these first four cards. These were for my brothers and I wanted each card to be different, although they all use the same paper and the same stamped image from "All Holidays".

This card uses the Brocade Background DSP and coordinating CS. I used the Big Shot Top Note die for the shaped panel and stamped the flourish from "Frames With A Flourish" in Chocolate Chip craft ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Using the Crop-A-Dile, I set jumbo eyelets in each corner. "Dad" was stamped in Versamark Ink with "Lovely Letters Alphabet" and heat embossed with gold EP. That layer was added to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Card Organization

Over the years, I've made hundreds of cards. Unfortunately, they haven't all found homes yet and are just waiting to be sent to someone. Up until today they've been stored in a rubbermaid shoe box, in no particular order, and it always takes a while to find exactly what I'm looking for. Not anymore!! I made these mini magazine holders today that are the perfect size for a standard A2 card (5 1/2" X 4 1/4"). I used the "Bella Rose" DSP and coordinating cardstock. I've only got two of them completed, but plan to do several more so I'll have at least one for each card category. They're going to look just absolutely wondermous since they'll coordinate with the rest of my craft room decor!! Let me know what you think... I might have to schedule a class where we'll make these!