Thursday, September 27, 2012

Twisted Greeting Card

My husband's birthday is tomorrow and for many days I've been trying to get started a making a card for him.  I really wanted to make him a "manly" card and at the same time have it be a fun folded card.  I always seem to struggle with making "man" cards, so I've been trying to pick up supplies that make me think masculine.  I recently picked up the Tim Holtz Gadget Gears die and Steampunk Die, these two dies really helped me with this card.  As for making the card a fun fold, I didn't have to search too hard thanks to Pinterest.  I came across this Twisted Greeting card and thought it would be perfect and it's an easy fold to do. So, I followed the links that she had posted and then watched the video to make this card.

Directions for the Twisted Greeting Card

Supplies: Paper: SU (Basic Gray), Vellum & DCWV (The Heirloom Stack); Dies: TH (Steampunk, Mini Ticket, Gadget Gears); Stamps: Stampendous (Winged Timepiece), TH (Blank Ticket) & SU (Happiest Birthday Wishes, Bring on the Cake); Ink: SU (Basic Gray & Basic Black) & TH (Scattered Straw); Cricut: Stamped; Embossing Powder: Stampedous (Detail Black); Misc: Scor-Pal, Crackle Paint (Clear Rock Candy), Glossy Accents

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Toonie Thursday

These days I don't really get a chance to make it to Toonie Thursday at Scrapbooker's Paradise.  But this week, I was already out and had some extra time, so I thought I'd stop by.  This was such a neat card technique that we did using mica.  Mica seems to be such a neat element to work with and the possibilities it creates is huge.  

Friday, September 14, 2012

A few More Scraps

By now you've probably figured out that I'm determined to use up the scraps that I have around.  So here is one more.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up - Paper: Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, DSP; Ink: Rich Razzleberry; Stamp: Circle of Friendship; Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots; Punches: All Circles (3/8. 1/2, 1, 13/8, 1 3/4, 2 1/2); Misc: Dazzling Details

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

SPP September Mingle

This month for the ScorPalPals September Mingle we had to make an Accordion card.  This isn't a card that I make very often, but it was fun to make it this month.  I have been trying to get my table cleaned up a bit and came across some scraps that I love and decided to put them to good use.  I am really pleased with how this card turned out.

Supplies: Paper: Bazzill & Unknown; Ink: TH (Walnut Stain); Embossing Folder: SU (Elegant Bouquet); Rhinestones: Hero Arts; Liquid Pearls: Ranger (White Opal); Die: TH (Tattered Florals); Punch: SU (Scallop  Edge) & MS (Laurel Leaf); Stamps: Studio G & Verses Rubber Stamps; Misc: Ribbon, Scor-Pal

Monday, September 10, 2012

Just a Card

Lately I've been on a quest to get my desk organized, but I keep coming across these small pieces of paper that I just can't throw out.  So, in an attempt to use them up I made this card.

Supplies: Paper: SU (Pool Party) & Unknown; Ink: TH (Peacock Feathers); Liquid Pearls: Ranger (White Opal); Cricut: ??; Stamps: SU (Tiny Tags); Punch: MS (Vintage Floral); Embossing Powder: White; Misc: Ribbon, Pearls

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Male Birthday Card

I always find it hard to make masculine cards, so I'm always on the look out for card ideas.  I have been spending some time on Pinterest and recently saw a card that inspired me to make something similar.

Supplies: Paper: SU (Early Espresso), Bazzill & My Mind's Eye; Punch: MS (Cheers) & SU (Decorative Label); Brads: Small - Recollections, Large - Making Memories; Embossing Powder: Ranger: Seafoam White; Twill: Celebrate It 360; Ink: TH (Gathered Twigs); Embossing Folder: PC (Happy Birthday); Stamp: SU (Happiest Birthday Wishes) & Cornish Heritage Farms (Birthday Centers)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Upright Diamond Fold Card

My sister's birthday is today and I wanted to make her a fun card with little paper flowers.  I recently saw the Upright Diamond Fold card on Pinterest, and thought I'd give it a try.  I don't normally make cards this big, it's 7X4something.

Supplies: Paper: Bazzill, SU (Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi & Certainly Celery) & DCWV (The Whimsy Stack); Ink: SU (Marina Mist & Certainly Celery); Stickles: Star Dust; Punch: SU (2 3/8" Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, 2 1/2" Circle); Rhinestones: Hero Arts; Stamps: SU (Birthday Wish) & Studio G; Lace: Celebrate It (Signature Statement); Die Cut: Sizzix: Decorative Flourishes Set