Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Another graduation card

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It's that time of year, yes? Here is a card I made for someone last year - school colors blue and gold.

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It's hard to see but I embossed a line on the top and bottom of the the strip of gold paper. It gives it just a little extra something.

Stamp set: For The Graduate (PTI)
Dies: Spellbinders Label 4

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bazzill Card Shoppe


I ordered from Simon Says Stamp for the first time last weekend. I had heard about their notoriously slow shipping times so I prepared myself to wait weeks for my package to arrive. Imagine my surprise when I received my shipping order on Tuesday (2nd business day after my order) and then it arrived on Thursday (4 business days after my order). Wow! You could have knocked me over with a feather. I am super impressed. I'm hopeful that I can order from them again and receive the same quick service.

But, enough blathering. My order contained this sample package of Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock. It has two sheets each of six different colors of blues and greens. Again, SUPER impressed. I LOVE these colors.

Blues: Candy Necklace, Jawbreaker, Robin's Egg
Greens: Gumdrop, Juicy Pear, Easter Grass


The card I made uses Easter Grass (top), Juicy Pear (middle), and Robin's Egg (bottom). The black is from Papertrey Ink and has black embossed polka dots on it. The numbers are from Get To The Point (PTI) and the sentiment is from Around And About Sentiments (PTI).


The paper is twice the price than the Papertrey Ink cardstock that I normally buy. This sampler pack of 12 sheets was $5.49. Packages of 10 sheets of any one color are $4.99. So, $0.50/sheet where as the PTI cardstock is $3/12 sheets ($0.25/sheet). But I really, really, really love these blues and greens. I can see me waiting for a sale or a coupon to buy more.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Class of 2012

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I made this quick and simple card for a relative whose school colors were, you guessed it, purple and gold. The purples matched much better IRL than they do in this photo. I thought the tassel hanging off the fold was a fun touch.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - April

Welcome to the April edition of the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. Here is the challenge:
It only takes a little *something* to take a project from ho-hum to amazing!  Even something as small as tilting your images or sentiments at an angle can have a huge impact.  This month we are challenging you to create a project that features something tilted.  Position a frame at an angle, tilt your text, add a background strip diagonally, create a border that has an incline, slant a sentiment block, the sky is truly the limit! 

And here is what I created for it:

I masked off a square and used Faux Ribbon to create the diagonal lines. Then I used my square punch and my trimmer to make this "polaroid style" window. I added some bits and bobs from my basket of leftover goodies (the butterfly and leaf sprig), and then used a sentiment from Butterfly Dreams to top it off. It kind of looks like a window to me with the blue and yellow "rays" in the "window".


Hope you like it. Enjoy the rest of your blog hop!


Stamps: Faux Ribbon, Text Style, Butterfly Dreams, Turning a New Leaf (all Papertrey Ink)
Other: leaf die and butterfly die (both PTI), square punch
Ink: Enchanted Evening (PTI), Harvest (Fresh Ink), white embossing powder, Ripe Avocado (PTI)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

For the graduate

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I CASE'd this card from one done by Betsy Veldman and published in Paper Crafts. I loved how she used Just the Ticket stamp set (love that set!) and knew I was going to copy it shamelessly.

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And the inside was made to accommodate a gift card or cash, which every graduate loves to receive! :)

Stamps: Just the Ticket, For The Graduate, Enjoy the Ride (congratulations sentiment), All Star Team (star), Fancy Flourishes (flourishes) (all Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Just the Ticket (PTI)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spring-y birthday card

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If you're still around after this (very) long absence then thank you! I've still been creating - it just takes a lot of effort to take pictures, upload, edit, and then post so blogging always takes a back seat to real life. I have lots to share so hopefully I get more weekends like this one (where the rain cancelled all sorts of soccer, softball, and baseball games!) so I can get more of *my* stuff done. :)

A Spellbinders label, some pretty, pink patterned paper, and a springy yellow ribbon make this card so fresh. A little tag tops it off just right!

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Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp sets: Wreath For All Seasons, Mixed Messages, Tiny Tags (all Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Spellbinders Label 13, Tiny Tags (PTI)
Other: safety pin