Saturday, April 28, 2012

My son's 2nd bday card

I made my son a Curious George card based on a blue color theme and a fun sketch from A la Card Monkey:

Here's my card:

Because it's for a child, I kept the card super simple.  Just swirly papered paper.  Stamped the images from a set we got ages ago.  Used a circle punch to cut them out.  Rubbed blue ink on the cake circle and used pop dots so that stood out.

Then the inside:

Again nothing fancy... just another happy George with my own handwriting.  Punched it out.  And voila.

My monkey will be TWO!  Where does the time go??!!!
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Pastel, For You card

When I have a card to make, sometimes I just don't know where to start.  I super love online challenge blogs to help me with a starting point.  Stampin Sisters in Christ has a challenge to use pastels and I saw this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

And here is my card:  

I stamped the background with a butterfly stamp I got years ago.
I used a Creative Memories corner punch on the big square piece of patterned paper (rec'd as gift and I don't know brand) and rubbed ink on the edges.
The butterfly is a 3D sticker.  The 'for you' sentiment is a stamp from Stampin Up!  They are mounted on a scallop circle punch, also from SU!
The 3 little flowers are small SU! punches with SU! pearls.  

I'm using this card for Mother's Day.  :o)
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Birthday stripes

Do You Stack Up has a stripe challenge.
And The Paper Players had a sketch challenge:

The birthday girl likes zebras and purple so glad they had a stripes challenge this week!  Here is my card.

I layered all the patterned paper.
The zebra paper has chalk rubbed on the edges.
I used my new Fiskars border punch on the striped paper.
The 7 is a sticker and that's mounted on a little square that I punched using a pretty Fiskars lace corner punch.
I didn't follow the sketch exactly because I put my sentiment up higher but I wanted to tie it all together and liked how it looked.

Here is the inside after I wrote on it!  I edited it a bit in Photoscape to hide my writing (great free editing program).

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hey chick!

My friend Darcie who sells Stampin Up! and has monthly workshops, posted a cute chick using a top note die cut on her Facebook group.  I didn't attend but I knew I wanted to copy her idea as soon as I saw it!  

Do You Stack Up is having a challenge to use friendly critters on our cards.  This little chick is pretty friendly don't you think?  So I'm entered her into their challenge this week.  I don't get to play often but I love following this group for inspiration!

It's for my friend's birthday so I printed: "Hey Chick! Happy Birthday" from my computer directly onto the pink cardstock.
Top note die cut used for the body.  I sponged a little "Daffodil Delight" ink on the outter edges although that's hard to see in this pic.
I used a flower punch for the wings, trimmed and sponged those too.
Eyes are just two diff punches.
And the beak I cut from orange scraps.

Thanks for swinging by!