Saturday, June 22, 2013

Butterfly Notecards

Check out the above website for my inspiration for today's post.

Today I wanted to make a simple notecard set.
  I decided to use my sizzix butterfly die to accomplish this.
Sad, but true story, this die gets little use.
  Now I have a 4 yr old and find I have to create in stages.
So, a few days ago I used my big shot to cut out the butterflies. 
 I used some bright colored Reflections cardstock
I picked up on sale at Micheal's.
  I also cut the Polk a dot paper in strips to prepare as well.  
This morning I put my first card together and saw it 
wasn't coming together as I wanted. (Picture 1)
But after rounding the corners, using a cuttlebug folder 
in the top layer, making the strips a bit smaller I was
happier with the results.  I added the sentiment from 
Stamin' Up! with StazOn jet black ink.  All done! 
 I ended up with a 
five card set but that will work too.  
See picture 2 for the final results.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

An Afternoon of Scrapbooking

Got to do a page of our fall carving fun today.  The page came together quickly thanks to MME's For the Record background paper.  I found some Basic Grey boxer collection paper to make all the letters and cut outs.  My Cricut did all the work.  I used my George's basic and Tags, Bags, & More2 for the tag and bats.  All together I finished in about 30 minutes.  Not too bad.

Simple Valentine

Here are a couple of pictures of some simple Valentine Day cards I made a few months ago.  The stamps and die are from Papertrey ink.  I embossed the background with a cuttlebug embossing folder.  I used Stazon's black ink, added a couple of stick on gems, and Voila'. All done.  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bands of color

I have been inspired lately by cards on Spitcoast Stampers and Pinintrest that have a masked area with a band of color.  So I finally got some time to try out my own versions.

I pulled out my Papertrey Ink set called Life and my Denim blue Adirondak ink and went to work.

The result is a simple, clean, easy card that I love.  For both cards it took me only 15 minutes to assemble materials and stamp.

Hope you enjoy them.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Finally got it.....

So this is the card I am happy with.  I totally scratched the other and started again.  The card base is from a set I picked up at Michael's on clearance from their Recollections line.  I used my Cricuit to cut the green Polk a dot paper from We R's For the Record collection.  I used the George and Basic Shapes and the Elegant Edges for my shapes.  The sentiment is handwritten and not my best handwriting mind you.  The fish stamp is from Judikins.  It is a stamp that has been in my collection for ages.  For the fish I stamped with Staz on Jet Black on to patterned paper in my stash and added some twinkling H2o's to add some sparkle.  I added some brads for interest.  -sigh...  Feeling much better about the Father's Day card Henri will give to my husband now.  Happy Saturday everyone.  Hope you get some time to get your fingers inky today.