Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hang In There Card

Last week was so much fun. I attended two days of the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim and took some pretty fun classes. Most classes provide the supplies and everything else you need to finish the projects at home. I took a Copic Coloring class, to help me learn how to color skin and hair a little bit better using my alcohol markers. The class gave us the supplies to create a card at home, so I used the supplies and colored in a stamped image different from the one we colored in class. A dear friend needed cheering up, and I had the perfect stamp set in mind to use. I used the Tiddly Inks' Hang in There stamp and the sentiment on the inside came from the Lawn Fawn Blue Skies set.

House Warming Card

Once I created the gift card holder for the wedding card, I was eager to use it again for a house warming card.  

Black, Silver, and White Wedding Card and Gift Card Holder

I had a special request to create a wedding card that would hold a gift card, and I kept my eye out for a gift card holder die at last week's Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim. I was lucky to find this one, from Avery Elle:

The wedding invitation was all in a black, with a black satin bow, so I wanted to create something just as elegant. One of the card makers I like, Debbie Hughes, creates so many simple but elegant cards using white-on-white cardstock. So I gave it a shot.

I love being able to create a coordinating envelope with any of my cards now, thanks to the WeRMemory Keepers envelope punch board.

I brought out the calligraphy pen and ink I recently received during an Intro to Calligraphy workshop I took in Fullerton. Check out this cute little boutique's workshop schedule here. I'm still not really good at it, but I thought it was good to practice.

Here is the cute gift card holder I created using two different pieces of paper glued together and using one of the decorative edge dies that came with the set.

I stamped the center of the flowers a second time, cut them out, and stuck them on with foam squares to create additional dimension.

Little Mister Birthday Party

I had so much fun creating these rosette banners for a Little Mister Themed Birthday Party!! What a great theme to get my creative juices flowing! I incorporated so many of my favorite things: chevron, polka dots, stripes, the color teal, chalkboard effect, chalkboard lettering, and rosettes! It was pretty labor intensive, from folding and glueing together all the rosettes, to creating a chalkboard effect on all of the black cardstock, and using my Uniball Signo pen to outline the letters, but I wouldn't have done anything less!

Joann's had polka dot felt which I cut out into a bow-tie using my MFT Die-namics Dainty Bows Dies.

The High Chair Sign

The Little Mister Birthday Boy with his parents

 Here is the card I created to give to the birthday boy, again using the chalkboard effect. I had cute chevron cardstock on hand to create a matching envelope as well. 

Pirate Baby Shower Card

Here is the card I made for the Pirate Themed Baby Shower (see earlier post on the invite  sign I created for it). I cut out the pirate ship and letters using my Cricut and embellished the pirate ship with stamps from the Stamps of Life Onsie4Baby stamp set. To make the card not so masculine I used Wink of Stella over all the black and added the bow.

The inside greeting was created using the Stamps of Life Onsie4Baby set.

"Sweet" Birthday Cards

March has been a busy birthday month. Here are a few girly birthday cards I made using the Uptown Girl "Isabelle Loves Her Ice Cream" and Tiddly Inks' "Wryn Eat Cake" stamps. I love how with stamps you can totally personalize the card with just a simple change in hair color or clothing. You can get a different card every time!

I got this cute California stamp from the Renegade Craft Fair. I love to use it on cards for recipients who are out-of-state.