Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Birthday Card

# 67 I love window cards. I made this one for my winter birthday girls. I ended up adding snowflakes around the window. There's a banner inside with Happy Birthday wishes. I also added a winter scene inside the others.

# 63 I found the corner stamp and immediately knew I had to get that for my daughter and a couple friends who LOVE the ocean. I had the "water" paper already and a small fish stamp. I used sandpaper for the ocean bottom and gems for the bubbles. I think this will make a great birthday card for those ocean lovers on my list.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas slide card

# 69 I had fun making this card. I worked with the front of the card and only added it to the white base card at the very end.

I used most of one of Penny Black's stamps for this. I stamped it twice and used the bear and bottom of the snowman from one stamped image and the two hedgehogs and top of snowman from the second stamped image. I left off the mouse at the end of the stamp so the hedgehogs would have room to move.

I started with a dark blue mat and added white "snow". I then used 3 D tape to add the bear and the bottom of the snowman.

I measured where I wanted the slit, first cuts were with a craft knife and then I made it larger with scissors. I made a strong pull by doubling the cardstock. I added a button to the end of the pull and a button to the back of the larger hedgehog. I then glued those together, with the hedgehogs on the outside and the pull on the inside.

Last thing I did was to glue the mat to the base card, being careful to leave the pull free.

You could use different colors and make this a winter birthday card. Either way, birthday or Christmas, you could add a sentiment to the pull tab--where it only shows when you pull it out.

Hope this is clear enough to follow, if you would like to make one. If you have questions, you could email me at:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Baby Cards

# 68 When I saw this elephant stamp, I wanted to turn him into a patchwork design. I like how it came out and it gives a whole other look to the stamp.

# 51 I thought it would be fun to make a "baby's first Christmas" card. I made some blue, some green, some pink, and some orange.
To make the partial Christmas tree, I stamped the pine branch I had. I pointed the stamp in various directions to try and make it look like the corner of a Christmas tree.
I stamped and glittered an ornament and put both the ornament and the baby on with 3 D dots.
I used paper I thought looked like wall paper on the base card and I stamped my wood grain stamp on cream colored paper (in brown ink) for the "floor".

Simple Stamping with Penny Black

I LOVE the hedgehog stamps from Penny Black.
This is the first card I've done under the "Simple Stamping with Penny Black" challenge. I followed their sketch and did my own design from there.

I made the hedgehog 3 D. I heat embossed the sentiment. I also added faux stitch lines around the patterned paper strips.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas ideas

# 64 I used a car stamp and stamped it 4 times, each time on a different color. Then I used the red car as the base and cut and glued the other colored parts to it. I used markers to add some shading. I used a cloud sky bkgd, added torn paper for snow and then stamped the trees. I added car tracks with a grey pencil and then added the sentiment.

# 62 I haven't finished this card yet, but really like how it's looking. I bought a new gingerbread border punch and was anxious to try it out. I added "frosting" details to it to make sure it looked like gingerbreadmen instead of a fence. I cut the house with "My Community" Cricut cartridge and added some peppermint stickers. I covered the gum drops with Frosty Lace Stickles and added some to the roof and chimney as well. I now need to add a sentiment.

# 61 I got this idea from a commercial card I saw. I used basic shapes to make the card, stamped items for the reindeer and Santa and the presents are stickers. I added the funny saying because it looked like some trips I've been on when their was some "disagreement" going on. I thought that would be fun.

# 60 Here are my friends, the hedgehogs, again!
I used Distress ink on the bkgd and sticky tape sheet, torn, to mask off the snowy hill. I raised the colored images with 3D dots and added some snow flake embellishments I've had for awhile.
Then I added the sentiment, which I printed out on a clear label. Finally I added Frosty Lace glitter to the hats and the snowy hill.

# 58 I like the look of sharp contrast and that's what I went for with this card. I really like simple and crisp looking cards. I hope I achieved that here.

# 57 I started with the paper strip at the bottom. I really liked that paper. I then cut a sleigh with my Cricut from "Joys of the Season". I took the sayings from the Christmas song---most all know. I thought that would be fun.

This is the inside of the card. I missed the bottom of his beard in this one. I went back and "fixed" it.

# 56 Here is another of the hedgehog stamps I love so much. I made the little guy 3D. I inked around the circle and heat embossed the sentiment. I also added faux stitches along the edges of the patterned paper strips.

# 55 Talk about loving the "raggedy" series, here they are again. Love, love, love these carolers. I can almost hear their songs. I colored them with colored pencils. I used Distress ink on the bkgd.

# 54 I used stamps and the cricut to make this card. I copied the idea from a class I was taking. After talking with Elaine, I added the gilded mirror.

# 53 Love this new duel set of a stamp and embossing folder for the bkgd. I cut the candy ornament with "Joys of the Season" cartridge.

# 52 A gift card for Christmas? Make it special.

This is the inside of a gift card idea.

# 59 I used this digital image to create a card for an on-line class I was taking. I fell in love with the "raggedy" series.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


# 50 I made this card for all the "dog lovers" out there.

# 49 Thought I'd try a soft, feminine look for Christmas. I love this little girl stamp. I covered her apples with green gems for Christmas balls and to match the green in the background.