100 posts categorized "Cards"

October 25, 2010

Monday Manufacturer Highlight - Woodware USA

Get Well Today's card was made by Lisa. When I found out Woodware USA was going to be on of October's Featured Manufacturers, I immediately thought of this card. That little pill bottle from Woodware's Take it EZ set is adorable. I am in awe of Lisa's ability to color with Copics, and even though I can't color quite that well, I know I could make some really great cards with that image. And, just in case your wondering, that beautiful paper is Pink Paislee 365 Degrees paper.

Remember, this is you last week to get 25% off of Woodware's Great stamps and all things Studio Calico!

October 22, 2010

Friday Fun - Die-namics

Today I want to show you a fun product from My Favorite Things called Die-namics. P9040173 AWDML carries 14 different Die-namics dies. Lisa used the Jumbo Ric Rac die to create the card above. She cut both paper and fabric with the die for this pretty layered look.  Boquet There's a rolled flower die so you can create roses like the ones pictured above.

Finally, here are 2 more dies that I don't have yet, but I'm sure I'll be picking up very soon on one of my many trips to AWDML!64e8f48edd1afadd1250790ddb6de61e.image.175x160

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You can find all 14 dies from Die-namics in the store by clicking here. Wishing you a very crafty weekend!

October 20, 2010

Did you know doilies?

Did you know doilies are one of the biggest trends in paper crafting right now? I love the way a small doily can make a big statement.Check out these cards by Christy. Mixing Fancy Pants' Tradition with a few doilies give these cards a simply elegant feel.  Blog Photos4

But traditional doilies aren't the only way this trend in popping up, you can find them in rubber from Maya Road: MRStampDoilieSheet

In Chipboard from American Crafts: ACChipIDo In Stickers from EK Success' Jolee's Botique: EKJolee'sWedding
And even ribbon from Basic Grey: BG Doilie Ribbon No matter how you use them, you'll be right on trend!

October 15, 2010

Friday Fun - Alphabet Soup

Have you seen Alphabet Soup by My Mind's Eye? One of my vary favorite things about My Mind's Eye is that they often come out with 2 versions of the same line; one boy and one girl. For someone who scraps 2 boys and no girls, I really appreciate this. I love pink sparkly stuff as much as the next person, but I often can't use it. MME offers both an Alphabet Soup Boy line and an Alphabet Soup Girl line. Both lines are fantastic mixes of colors and patterns. Don't just take my word for it check out these cards by Christy and Layout by Samantha:

 
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October 11, 2010

Monday Manufacturer Highlight - Woodware USA

  Best Teacher In case you don't already know, one of October's featured manufacturers is Woodware USA. Here's a really simple card I made using Woodware's School Tots. I stamped a single apple repeatedly in brown on kraft card stock. Then, I  chose random apples and colored them in with Copic markers. Adding color to just a few images in the background adds some interest and saves a lot of time on coloring.

Supply List:

Paper: Crate Paper School Spirit (Ruler, Pep Rally, Chalk Board)
Stamp: Woodware School Tots
Accessories: Pleated Ribbon By the Yard (Brown), Crate Paper School Spirit Phrases Stickers
Tools: Fiskars Apron Lace Punch, Fiskars Scalloped Sentiments
Markers: Copic (YG03, R29, E29)

 

October 08, 2010

Friday Fun - Pixielicious

I've got to be honest, it's Friday, and I don't feel like doing work. I really just want to have some fun today. I just want to be creative, get a little ink on my hands, maybe even bust out the glitter. So, in the spirit of fun, I thought I'd share some cards made with one of the most fun lines out their right now. Even the name is fun to say. Without further ado, I bring you Cosmo Cricket's Pixielicious:

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July 02, 2010

Stamp Featured Manufacturer is Technique Tuesday

TTThinkingOfYouCardToday's card shows off a sentiment from this month's featured manufacturer.  Technique Tuesday is a fantastic acrylic stamp manufacturer.  They have some really great sentiment sets, and I think my favorite is the Thinking of You set.  It's great for sympathy, get well, or just basic thinking of you cards.

Here is another card I made using that KI Memories Pet Shop paper.  I also added in a Unity stamp for the focal image of the card.  I colored it in with my Copics to make this simple card.

Today's Card Recipe:
Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock
KI Memories Pet Shop patterned paper
Unity Stamp Co Store Exclusive Set Sweet Affections
Copic Markers
Corner Rounder
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Fiskars Border Punch Apron Lace
Technique Tuesday stamp set Thinking of You
Grossgrain ribbon

July 01, 2010

July 1st brings NEW Featured Manufacturers!

JillibeanLoveYouCardHappy July 1 everyone!  I hope you are having a great week!

Today is the first of a new month, so that means we'll have 2 new manufacturers on sale this month.  Can you tell what the first manufacturer is??

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Our paper and embellishment company this month is Jillibean Soup!  They are another company that is relatively *new* to the scrapbook industry and we've been carrying their products since their first collection made it's debut.  They have the most beautiful and original papers printed on kraft paper that I have ever seen.  They also make pattern papers printed on white paper too which of course is awesome as well!  You can check out the Design Team's blog to see all of the projects they completed with Jillibean Soup as well as read more about the company, AND maybe even a little contest that Jillbean Soup is sponsoring!!

Today's card recipe:
6x6 card made with a gate opening
Jillibean Soup 12x12 Kraft Cardstock
Jillibean Soup Kraft Staples paper
Bazzill cardstock
My Mind's Eye Life Stories journal card
Doodlebug Jewel in Ladybug

June 30, 2010

One Last October Afternoon Card

SamOACardIt's the last day of June...and the last day for 25% off all October Afternoon and CC Designs products.  Make sure you hop on over to the store to get your goodies 25% off!!

I love this fun card that Samantha brought to the store to show off October Afternoon's goodies.  I love how she mixed & matched papers from a bunch of different collections and made it into a patchwork quilt card.  This is such a great way to make use out of some of those little pieces of scraps you have left over on your table after a long day of creating!

Samantha's card used:

Paper: October Afternoon Thrift Shop - One of a Kind, Collectors Item, Near Mint
                                      Fly a Kite - Dandelions
Stamps: October Afternoon Clear Stamp Country Fair
Accessories: Ribbon By the Yard - Vanilla Ric Rac
                    Kaiser Craft Pearl

June 29, 2010

Sympathy Card with KI Memories Pet Shoppe papers

MySympathyI hate making sympathy cards.  Do you feel that way too?  I mean, I hate that I need sympathy cards from time to time.  I have been very fortunate so far, that I haven't lost anyone very close to me yet. 

{personal part of today's blog post}  On Friday, I found out through Facebook that one of my favorite faces from my childhood church had passed away.  I knew he was battling cancer for a while now, but my daughter talked about Kenny after meeting him at Bible School 2 weeks ago.  He was a HERO for the week.  They couldn't have picked out a better man to play a Biblical hero. 

I don't think there is one memory I have involving my childhood church that doesn't have Kenny in.  Vacation Bible Schools, Sunday School picnics, RCYF outings, and just seeing him in church every Sunday morning.  Even after being gone from Carmel Church for almost 20 years, when we come back, he still greeted us with a smile, a handshake or a hug and remembered me by my first name. 

My sympathies go out to the Sandbulte family this morning.  In my husband's words when I told him the news, "There's no doubt where that man is today!"  Praise the Lord that Kenny will spend eternity praising his Lord and singing with the choir of angels!  We'll miss you here Kenny, but we'll see you soon! {personal part of today's blog post end

Today's card is one I completed a long while ago, and posted some of it's companion cards.  This is one of the cards in a group of 10 that I made using a few pieces of cardstock, and 2 pieces of patterned papers.  Along with a few embellishments, and I had a bunch of pretty cards.

Today's card recipe:
KI Memories Pet Shoppe pattern papers
Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock
Jenni Bowlin Studios Mini Diecut Labels papers
Provo Craft felt flowers
Pebbles Candy Dots
Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch
Heidi Grace stamp
Grossgrain Ribbon