Monday, January 31, 2011

Simple Little Card

This card idea was posted in one of my yahoo groups (my as in I am in it, not owner of it) - Scor-pals. It is really quick and easy and actually only 3 x 4.25 in size! I made it pretty simple. Using the coordinating designer paper made it easy, I die cut the flowers and just flipped them over for the different designs. All the supplies are SU. Cute :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Box with Cards

So I was searching through Connie and Mary's site a little and found this freebie. Man they are talented! I am very tempted to buy the subscription. Looks like there are projects for 5 weeks. Hmmmmm. well anyway this is a card gift box, there are 4 cards inside and I made the design of the cards and lid different than hers but you get the idea. I had to guess at the score lines, I simply put an envelope about where I figured the bottom of the box would be and figured it out from there. I am handy like that LOL! However I didn't write it down :( I didn't do much stamping and coloring as I wanted this to be short and sweet. The cover actually fits the MFT sketch challenge of this week so I will put it up for that too. So check that blog out, all kinds of goodies there!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Box and Basket

Here is the box I told you about the other day. The box is going to have Hershey's Kisses in it (like the example) when I find the package in the store that has the red, pink and silver ones for Valentine's Day. So that will fit with the "hugs and kisses" stamp on top! I made the box from a freebie on "Connie and Mary's" Blog. I am not real familiar with them but I saw a blog that posted this box and she was the guest designer and had a link to the directions, which is here. It was pretty easy to make but I think it could be made using less paper. Almost the entire box has double walls. Which I suppose is a good thing if you need it to support something heavier. I only did two layers for the lid, she did three - I think it is a way to sell more SU paper LOL! I don't like to waste :) but then again I tend to be too skimpy so choose your poison as they say. I made this for my hubby so I tried to not make it too feminine or with too many hearts etc. That is about all on the box, I suppose you could decorate the front and sides, maybe put some more designer paper, flowers, die cuts, you know embellish it :) This was my first attempt and it went pretty quick and easy. So there you have it, a nice box you can use for many different types of gifts!

This is another basket like the one I posted a few days ago, made the same way but using some Valentine's paper. I die cut some hearts and flowers and decorated it with them, just wanted to show you another one.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Challenge Card

This card was made for the Friday Inspiration Challenge on the Hero Arts Blog. It was a picture of hues of green and blue which looked more or less teal and turquoise to me so that is what I went with. The flower is a stamp set by Hero Arts and I used water color paper and ink with a water brush. Really quite easy. The layout is from Verve, I am not sure if it was a challenge or not but it is an older layout I had in my files. The bird is a Sizzix die that I believe I got from Stampin Up. The paper is all SU. I really like how the black makes the flower stand out and look so bright, I wasn't sure whether to use it or not but it works well I think. I have another project to show you next, a neat little box for Valentines or anything really! Stay tuned :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Last Calendar Box but different again

This box has just the little calendar pages inside. I really like this one because of the picture. I made it specially for my friend who loves to go picking shells like I do. I masked the image of the gal and stamped the lighthouse in the background, it is hard to get the right perspective but I think it turned out pretty good. I also used a little shell charm for the drawer pull. That's the last one of these I am sharing, each just a little different :)

Tilda and Her Pets Basket

Isn't this the cutest little basket? I saw this basket made a while back and recently someone on one of my yahoo card making groups posted hers and I decided to give it a try. Oh my what an easy thing to make! I have seen these with candy in them and I originally saw one that the person put pens and scissors and stuff in it as a desk caddy (no handle on that one). The other thing I am so thrilled about with this is I used my Magnolia Tilda's! I really do not like making cards bigger than A2 sized. I also am not fond of square envelope issues. So that being said the Magnolia stamps are so large you cant do any decorating unless you go bigger on the card size which by the way is what most people do. We know by now I am not most people LOL! So anyway I stamped my images on a piece of paper, put them in my All-In-One printer and copied them at 50%. Printed them out and colored with my Stampin' Up markers. So I stamped them and then shrunk them! I love it! I used Spellbinders dies, Prima flowers, pearls (faux), Stampin' Up paper and the handle- oh! I bought this Martha Stewart punch specifically to do handles on things so I got to use it for this :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Tilda with a heart

I am so happy with how this card turned out. I really like the white on white look, I see a lot of cards made that way and I think I will incorporate it more in my cards. I just got this Spellbinder's die - lacey circle and love it! I stamped Tilda on a piece of card stock and then cut out her legs and then put her in the Cuttlebug with a Nesties circle die. Easy peasy :) It used to be called "out of the box" method so that is what I will refer to it as. The tag die is an older Cuttlebug die and the circle stamp is circle of friendship from Stampin Up. I used Stickles on the heart and here is a closeup below. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Calendar Box for Me

I made another calendar box, this one for myself! I saw on Becca's blog that she made a different page for each month so I though I would do that this time. So each month has a page that you clip on the box, keeping the rest in the drawer. I tried to keep them all one layer so they would fit in the box, with the exception of my birthday month June :) They aren't my favorite work, just didnt seem to have the right mojo flowing but I picked a couple of the better ones to show here. The ink for the calendar pages are matching the colors in the paper on the box as much as possible. I like making these boxes.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pretty and Her Puppy

I kind of went on a splurge and bought several stamps last week. Some stamps I have always wanted and thought impractical for the most part. I dont have girls or have friends who have girls (my BFF does have a girl but she is an adult now..) so I guess these are for me LOL! I just think this one is so pretty, picking flowers (yes, doing the loves me - loves me not thing) and walking along with her puppy. The layout is last week's MFT sketch - I didnt use a MFT stamp because I didnt have one last week. So I didnt join the challenge but still used the sketch because it is kind of cool. It's hard to tell but there is a felt button on the right side and the flower on the left is an idea I got from one of the DT's (design team) card. I used chalks to color this one, some days I like to switch from the water color crayons. Can you see the sparkle on her wing? Yep, you got it, Stickles. It really looks good on this card! I took a close up of it and here is the picture below but it came out blurry, I retook it several times and this is the best one. Hope you like!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

MFT Sketch Challenge, MFTWSC2

Oh I am rockin' these images now! Woo Hoo! I saw a sketch challenge for MFT stamps (My Favorite Things) so I thought I would give it a go and I love how this turned out! I used a 6 x 6 Basic Grey paper pack, spellbinders dies and water color crayons. Stickles in the flowers again :) I love butterflies so I thought for the three in a row I would use my smallest butterfly punch by Martha Stewart. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Isn't she a cutie? This little gal is from My Favorite Things, the first time I have gotten a stamp from them and I ordered two. She is just too cute! Same paper as yesterday's card and I added some heart brads to the bottom. She is colored with water color crayons. As usual I used Stickles, on the hearts on her clothes and the center of her flowers. Today was an "ice" day, no school and the roads too icey to drive on, so I made some cards. I have another one I will share tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by! Be safe out there :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lilith and her friends

I absolutely loved this stamp from the first time I saw it! I finally got it, I didn't before because I couldn't justify a use for it but after still wanting it for more than a year I decided to go for it :) I am not sure what to use it for still but she just cracks me up so much! This is my first card with Lilith. In case you are wondering she is from Kraftin Kimmie. The paper is I think from SU's last year's Sell-a-Bration. The button and ribbon are Stampin Up also. I put Stickles on the frogs, they just seemed like they should be glittery. That's about it! Hope ya like ;)


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Calendar Drawer Box

Isn't this adorable? I just love it, almost didn't give it away. I must make one for myself when I get a chance :) This is for my BFF for her birthday which is near the end of December. I made her birthday card to match. There are little 3x3 cards and envelopes in the drawer as well as a post it note pad and then the calendar on top is held on by a "library" clip (from Tim Holtz but I believe Stampin Up has them also) so you can easily get to the next month. I am sure you have seen these little boxes around, I made this from the Technique Junkies CD I mentioned in one of my recent posts. Very easy and quick to make. The top part of the box where the "F" is lays flat then it props up - it is an easel card on top of the box basically. Thanks for stopping by!