Sunday, January 24, 2010

southern breezes weekly challenge

this challenge was to use a non-valentine stamp to create a valentine card. this stamp is from gina k....i used little gold heart stickers for the "love" emanating from the owls....DH and I !! inside, sentiment reads "owl always love you". guess we are just two old birds after all !

Friday, January 22, 2010

popup with acetate

interesting technique....i used acetate strips to hold the butterflies....they flutter when the card is open. found the directions by doing a google search for popups with acetate
i punched the small butterflies with a Martha S punch and the larger ones with a SU punch.

Monday, January 18, 2010

fancy fold accordian card

i used cardstock from DCWV "all dressed up" glitter page did the card !

i cut a piece of light green cardstock (PTI) 4 1/4 x 11 in, scored at 2 and 5 1/2.
i used my SU butterfly punch and a SU stamp from "flight of the butterfly"
( love it !) for the butterfly. ribbon holds it closed. i'll put a sentiment on the inside left part of the larger piece when i need to send it

pretty nifty

Sunday, January 17, 2010

teapot birthday with tea bag insert

tea themed birthday card:

stamps: inkadinkadoo, rubber stampede
paper: K & CO, PTI cardstock

after stamping images, i colored them with copics and added crystal effects to add some shine and dimension. I made a matchbook cover to put a tea bag inside the card....

i think this would also make a nice get well card.....

Saturday, January 16, 2010

baby shaker

for this one nana's nursery (boy) had the perfect cardstock....sweet little animals.

made a shaker and put some clear stars and tiny star buttons inside for the shaking ! "sweet one" is from SU .... the diamond cuttlebug embossing folder was used to texture the yellow cardstock behind the shaker

Friday, January 15, 2010

another bird, another easel.....cant stop

Thursday, January 14, 2010

easel card

and yet another easel. i am in love with this technique (obviously)..... the bird was cut using 2 bird nestability dies...the smaller bird forms the wing...the beak is hidden by the cork circle.

the branch is a coffee stirer inked with brown chalk ink and some fabric ribbon leaves added for interest.
cork sheeting is easy to cut and that makes the first fav background stamp with warm red chalk ink is used on the edges of the cream cardstock.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

more easel cards

my new infatuation.....easy to make too

the flower card was made using gina k's many wishes set....
and the valentine heart is cut with a sixxiz heart die...sparkley fun foam and lace add some bling !!

Monday, January 4, 2010

easel card

the first challenge of 2010 on called for a new technique. pat showed her easel card and after googling the directions i came up with one of my own.

made this for a friend who will be travelling soon to Hawaii and the Panama Canal.

it is a simple technique but looks complicated. i used papers from a debbie mumm stack and stamps from a clear travel set i have had but never used. the cardstock is from the heft of it. the "stop" is a brad with two slits for ribbon....hopefully it wont be too thick to mail with regular postage. a button would work well too