Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thank You Circles

This photo is not quite showing the vivid colors of the patterned paper.  Sorry about the poor photo, but I have been using my older digital camera and now I know why I love my new one.  I made quite a few thank you cards lately that have already been sent out. Don't you feel good when you get your thank you cards mailed?  Or when you receive a nice thank you note?

Pretty easy card to make and was a breeze to make a mass quantity of them in one sitting.  The patterned paper is from Recollections Friend Forever line and this design is My Clique.  I started with a Kraft card stock card base.  Absolutely love these!!  I added a layer of card stock by Bazzill Basics in Burning Ember.  I used the Curly Label punch by SU for the sentiment.  I stamped one of the card bases with the thank you stamp from the All Holidays set by SU in brown ink and then punched out the label.  It's always easier for me to stamp and then punch. You could either punch out another label from the Burning Ember and cut it in half or do what I did and just slip the card stock half way into the punch.  It was actually pretty easy to eye since their are the little points at the half way point.  A 1/2" circle punch from Bazzill Basics Curry Spice and a brad were added to the label.  The label was attached with foam dots.

I need to make some more Thank You cards to just have on hand.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Saturday, May 15, 2010


The magazine, Scrapstreet chose one of my cards pictured below to publish in their May issue.  Here is a link to ScrapStreet and another for the specific card.  It is in the section called, Pocket Full of Posies, featuring homemade flowers for your cards and layouts.  The white crocheted flowers was created by me.  Did you know if you crochet your flowers with white thread/yarn that you can dye them with ink any color you wish?   

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I can't believe we are already into the month of May and Mother's Day is just a few days away.  The months seem to fly by and I don't know where they are going so quickly?!!  I wanted to share with you a little gift card holder that I made for Mother's Day. 

I used some SU patterned paper, Good Morning Sunshine to make my little gift card holder.  I don't have a picture of the inside, but the bottom folds up and makes a little pocket for the gift card to sit in.  I used a SU punch for the sentiment and a Martha Stewart punch for the top edge.  I made the crocheted flower with a brown button added to the center.  I know it's not typically Mother's Day colors, but I like the color combo and the yellow design reminded me of sunshine.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher Appreciation Week and here are some ideas to thank that special teacher. 

How about a pencil card?  Real easy to make by taking a standard card base (5.5" x 4.25") and rounding one end and cutting a diagonal on the opposite to make the pencil point.  I used my paper crimper ('s been forever since that tool has been used!) and some silver paper to create the metal band.  A pair of jumbo scallop scissors created the lead of the pencil.  It was a fun shaped card to make.

This is a quick easy card to make.  I sell lots of these to a local school shop to resell.  The apples are made with a Martha Stewart apple punch.  I punched the apple twice.  Once in green and once in the red patterned paper.  I cut the leaf part off of the patterned paper and adhere it to the green piece with some foam tape.  A set of these would be a great gift for a teacher.

Last but not least is a card purse.  You can find all the details to make these on SCS and they come together very quickly and easily.  I made a few simple notes cards (6) to go with the purse.  The patterned paper is from DCWV. 

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