Monday, October 04, 2010

Picture Frame Thank You

I created this card using the first Stampin' Up stamp set I bought - 5 years ago!  The idea to make a picture frame on the front of the card comes from a book that I looked at in a book store in San Francisco this summer.  Unfortunately, I didn't write down the title of the book to give the author(s) full credit.  This card is for a friend of my mom's who was so sweet to knit me a special pair of mitts because my hands are always so cold.

Thanks for looking,

Card Stock - PTI Stamper's Select White, Bashful Blue, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss 
Ink - StazOn black Ink, SU Markers - Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum
SU Stamps - Greetings Galore
Accessories - white brad, white eyelets, white beading wire, window punch

Autumn Masculine Birthday

When I stopped by Splitcoast Stampers yesterday morning to post a card, Ravengirl's card jumped out at me!  I just LOVE the simplicity of it.  Of course, I only own two leaf stamps and I don't have a "Happy Birthday" stamp as large as the one she used so I had to get a little creative.  I printed the Happy Birthday sentiment in Microsoft Word using text boxes so I could get the "Happy" right on top of "Birthday".  I used one of my favourite fonts - Century Gothic.  The rest of the design of the card was also inspired by Ravengirl's card.  On first my look at her card, I thought the white was mounted on coloured card stock.  I later realized that it is actually a coloured background for the picture!  Which is great for me because that means I didn't CASE the card as much as I used it for a starting point for creating my own ;) !  You know what they say, "Imitation is the sincerest flattery!"... hopefully others feel the same way!

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
SU Ink - Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Old Olive
SU Stamps - Lovely as a Tree
Accessories - Corner Rounder, Jute

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Hoppy Birthday

I created this card for a good friend who adores frogs.  The frog is from the Nature Hike clip art set from Lettering Delights.  This clip art set is one of many freebies available from Lettering Delights right now.  I created the two layers in Photoshop Elements and then used my Cricut Sure Cuts A Lot software to cut it out.  The only thing I would do differently if I were to make this card again is that I would use the Cricut for the mouth instead of drawing it.  I think I would cut it out of the light green layer and then put some black paper behind it.  It is a bit hard to see in the picture, but the light green paper has been embossed with the "Leather" Fiskars texture plate using my Big Shot.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Garden Green, Green Galore, Whisper White
SU Ink - Basic Black
SU Stamps - Unforgettable Sentiment "Hoppy Birthday" on the inside (which I didn't take a picture of!)
Accessories - Cricut, SCAL software, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Black Marker

Card Base - Width - 5.15" Height - 5.25"
Layer - Width - 4.5" Height 4.75"