A few days ago I posted a picture of one of these cards... but they sat here on the table calling "I need something else! I'm not done yet!" So today I finally dug out the bitty blossoms and added one. Yup! Much better.
Monday, July 07, 2008
I decided to use the other piece of coordinating patterned paper from Hobby Lobby in the same card sketch I used for the masculine birthday cards I posted a few days ago. As you can see, the design is the same. I just switched out the colors. Easy Peasy. I didn't have any coordinating buttons, so instead I used some Prima Flowers with a matching brad.
So I had a meeting on Saturday in the next town over (I'd never been in that direction before). Coming home, I was sitting at a red light and to what did my wondering eyes should appear??? A HOBBY LOBBY! Only about 8 miles away. Oh, the sheer delight. Before I knew what was happening, I was in the parking lot and walking through the doors. (For those on the East Coast, well... think a cross between Michael's and Christmas Tree Shop... craft stuff PLUS the frames and decorations and party supplies, etc) I noticed a couple of pieces of beautiful patterned paper and decided they had to come home with me. So I made these using some of the Bitty Blossoms from TAC and of course my beloved scallop punch! It's hard to see, but I also used Crystal Stickles on the frosting to add a little sparkle.
Friday, July 04, 2008
This is the very same card as the last one, except for the image. I love the way it came out, because it's great for males of all ages, from toddler to adult... and I don't know about you, but I'm ALWAYS desperate for more masculine card ideas! The stamp is an old GWP from TAC, so some of you may have it. This is such an easy card... go dig it out and make some!
This is another layout that's very easy to do. Again, pick a piece of patterned paper, and three sheets of matching cardstock, and just go to town! This is another Missy B stamp from the same set as the prior one. The patterned paper is from Michael's. I have been seeing a lot of cards done in green, blue, and orange recently and I love the combination. So when I walked by the paper, I knew I had to buy a piece. I'm trying to use up some of my embellishments, so the button is from my stash and just happened to match really well! I used Scrapper's Floss to tie the knot.
This card uses the same layout as the cupcake cards I posted the other day. You can see that just by changing the paper and image, you get a totally different looking card!
This stamp is from http://missybdesigns.com She is a designer for TAC, so some of her work may seem familiar. Santa brought this set for me several Christmases ago, but I'm just now getting around to using it! It's a great set for little boy cards.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
This is another really easy sketch for mass-producing cards, and I especially like it because it's great to use up all those scraps of patterned paper. Simply grab your scraps and 3 colors of matching cardstock and go to town! These scraps are from Nana's Nursery Stack (you know how much I love them) and the papers match perfectly because they are also from DCWV. Easy matching! I am loving these frogs from the "Hoppy Everything" set.