Thursday, June 30, 2011

Teacher cards

These are the cards I made for my kids' teachers this year. They do not open but rather they have pockets on the front to hold the gift card and the note from the kids. I had a lot of fun with this one and really like the design of it. I want to try it again with a different theme - wedding perhaps?

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Here's the note my DD tucked behind the red flap. The lines are stamped from the Library Ledger set.
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And here's one my DS did.
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Hope you liked it!

Patterned Paper: the Boyfriend (Cosmo Cricket), cork (unknown)
Stamps: Library Ledger, Cupcake Collection, Big and Bold Wishes (all from PTI)
Other: eyelets, twine, corner rounder

Monday, June 27, 2011

Absolutely Fabulous!

I'm turning 40 this year and so are most of my high school and college girlfriends. I made several cards in this same design because I just loved how feminine and frilly and flirty it turned out. I'm getting a lot of use out of the "40 and Fabulous" type sentiments... ;)

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Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Everyday Classics (PTI)
Dies: scallop edge (PTI)
Other: Dark Chocolate grosgrain ribbon (PTI), pink bling
PP: there's a little bit of everything - some My Mind's Eye, some PTI, some misc from my stash...
CS: Vintage Cream (PTI)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

PTI June Blog Hop

The challenge for the June Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is to use the lovely photo above to inspire a card creation. My card took a rather literal interpretation.

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I used Text Style to create strands of rainbow colors on the background. I then punched a few squares and stamped the word "you" on them. I purposefully did not stamp them in the middle of the square to give it more of a fun and carefree feeling. It's quite hard to see but I filled in the Outline Alphabet with black glitter. It can be seen in person but my camera just wasn't able to capture it. That's it - easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Have fun on the rest of your hop!

Stamps: Wonderful Words Additions, Outline Alphabet, Text Style (all from PTI)
Other: black glitter (Martha Stewart), square punch

Friday, June 24, 2011

Mother's Day

Here's the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day. I don't have any specific sentiments that say "Happy Mother's Day" so I made do with this sentiment from Everyday Button Bits..."Sending a smile across the miles." Since we live about four hours apart I thought that would work.

Please just ignore my little goof of embossing powder. Not sure what happened but I chose to leave it as is. For some reason I kind of liked the little imperfection. I know, kind of weird.

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I'm not sure if you can tell but the whole layer of Aqua Mist is popped up on top of the Simply Chartreuse; it adds a little depth to the card.

CS: Aqua Mist and Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Butterfly Dreams, Text Style (PTI)
Dies: Butterfly (PTI)
Other: embossing powder and ribbon from my stash

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Girly, You Rock!

*tap, tap, tap* Is this thing on? Hello? Anyone out there? I'm back in the groove of crafting and blogging and wanted to share a few things I've made lately. This gift card holder we made for our summer nanny. What college kid wouldn't enjoy an iTunes card, right? :)

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Stamps: Background Basics: Retro, Signature Greetings, Text Style, Butterfly Dreams (all from PTI)
Die: SU! Bigz die for the butterfly
Pocket: Bazzill (pre-made)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have several more things I want to post so I just need to get going on the uploading, editing, and creating blogposts.