Thursday, September 22, 2016

Golden Sympathy

Hello Friends,

I had recently reorganized my cards that I had, and put them in a box by type. This was better than having them in piles on my dresser! I saw that I had more than a half a box of birthday cards, and 2 sympathy cards. So, I got busy making cards.

I needed some inspiration, so I looked through my old sets of paper pumpkin.
This card collection uses the August of 2015 paper pumpkin.

Most of these cards are CASED (Copy And Share Everything).
That means I copied someone's card that I saw either on Pinterest or on a paper pumpkin group that I belong to.

Here are a few close ups. I really enjoy taking a paper pumpkin kit and make as many cards as I can with the contents of that kit. In these cards, I added gold ribbon, Black and White cardstock and some pearls.
I still have enough supplies from the kit to be able to make at least 6 to 8 more cards, by just adding the few items I mentioned above.

The white part on this card is a part of the card next to it. They overlapped a bit. I didn't take individual pictures of all the cards.

I hope you enjoyed this little collection of sympathy cards. It's always good to have many different types of cards on hand.

We have our new Holiday catalog available now. There are great new stamp sets in there.  Check it out! The link is on the right.

If you ever need help with putting cards together, and want some help, just let me know. I would love to help you.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Colorful Crusin'

This month's VC Rock Blog hop is called Colorful Crusin'. This means I was suppose to make a card that is colorful!! Easier said than done!

I struggled for awhile to come up with an idea. When you need inspiration, where do you go? What do you do? Well, my favorite is Pinterest!

If there is a particular stamp set I want to use, I'll google the stamp set. I'll use a search phrase like "Work of Art stampin up images" This will come up with all kinds of pictures to get some inspiration.
This card's inspiration came from this Pinterest post that I had pinned a long time ago. This card is similar, yet different.

So, how did I do this? I'm glad you asked.

The base of the card is Crumb Cake cardstock.
The patterned paper is from a 6 x 6 stamp stack named Playful Palette.

The colorful background on the white uses the smaller splotch from the Work of Art stamp set. The cone, ice cream and sentiment are from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.

Ink colors and other pieces of cardstock are:
Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo.

I cut out the ice cream with the tree builder punch and I decorated the top scoop with some tiny pearls.

I didn't put anything in the inside, but it would make a great birthday card, or friendship card. The "Sprinkles" stamp set includes sentiments that would work for either one.

Thanks for coming by and checking out my colorful card. Now cruise on over to the VC Rocks blog hop and check out all the other colorful cards made by the other talented stampers.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Swap, Sympathy, and Get Well Cards

Hi Friends,

I wanted to share with you some cards I made lately.
Like in the title, 2 are for a swap, 3 are sympathy cards, and one get well card.

The first two cards were for swaps. The swaps have a theme and then you make 6 to 10 cards. You then send the cards to the hostess, and she sends you back one card from each of the other participants.

For the left card, you were to make a card using the Big Shot. I used it by cutting out the butterflies.
The card on the right, you were to use the new colors. (there are 5 new colors each year)

The next cards are sympathy cards. Unfortunately, we all need them at some time. I have a new stamp set called Rose Wonder. It has such a beautiful rose and the sentiments are so nice. It includes birthday, thanks, and sympathy sentiments.

The last one is a get well card for my sweet grandson who had his tonsils out. I'm so glad this card put a little smile on his face.

This stamp set is one of my oldie, but goodie stamp sets. I've always liked the bandage with the sad face.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards. It's one of my favorite hobbies.

TFL (Thanks for looking!)