For the LOVE of PAPER!!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mom's Day Flourish

Mother's Day is just around the corner I'm still using up some of the negative cuts from some large Damask cuts that I did last year.   The purple flourish above is one of those.   The framed sentiment is from the Twinkle Toes cartridge at 2" and then the top, teal layer was hand cut using a corner rounder on the corners.   I added some teal pearls that are matched to Core'Dinations colors and a stamped sentiment from Studio G.   The embossing folder is Victoria from Cuttlebug.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Birthday Tunes

How about some Birthday tunes?!  These headphones are from Wild Card 2 cut at 2 1/2" and then I added some black cord to them.  The mat paper is from DCWV Generation Tech stack.   I added some Making Memories star brads and the sentiment from Ditto.   The inside sentiment is Imaginisce. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Simple Stories Birthday Cards

Here are a couple of Simple cards I made just using the Simple Stories Happy Day 6x6 pad and some solid paper.   The for top one, I used an EK Success border punch for the scallops as well.

For this ice cream one, I stamped the Studio G sentiment on the front of the ice cream tag and embossed the blue solid sheet with the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots folder.

This last one, I stamped the hot air balloon and sentiment from Studio G and then added some Target ribbon and embossed the yellow solid mat with the Seeing Spots again.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Natural Gnome

Ah the gnome.   I think this is the sole reason that I wanted the Freshly Picked cartridge.   I cut him at 3 1/2" for this card.   The floral paper is from the Crate Paper Farmhouse collection.   I embossed the orange sheet with a Lifestyle Crafts folder and then trimmed it off on each side with some gold velvet ribbon.   The garden marker was cut by hand and then stamped the sentiment from Studio G. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Foodbank Girl Scout Swap

If you aren't familiar with Girl Scouts, they make these little pins called SWAPS that they trade at different events that they have.   The pins are supposed to represent activities or trips that they did.  
In March, our troop went to the area Food Bank so, the SWAPS I made were these mini grocery bags with some dried items.  
I made the bags by using a 3 1/4" x 1 1/4" strip of craft paper.   I scored it long ways at 1", 1 1/2", 2 1/2", and 3".   I also scored it long ways at 1", leaving the 1/4" at the bottom to be folded in.   I cut the top of the bag, on the long side with pinking shears and then folded all the scores.   I glued the bottom flaps in to make the bottom of the bag and then the 1/3" extra tab of the short side, glued to make the bag itself.   I hot glued a noodle, a kidney bean, and an orange and banana runt in the bag and a pin on the back of the bag.  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Special Gnome

This gnome was for my niece for her BD.   The papers are from DCWV Green Stack.   I cut the gnome at 3 1/2" from Freshly Picked and then hand stamped the flag pole and added the sentiment from Studio G and trimmed it down to the flag shape of the stamp.   The 'trim' is actually a Martha Stewart punch that is a double sided border.   It turned out really cute with the border.  

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Simple Baby Cards

IN an effort to build up some 'stock' of cards, I am making several different versions of cards when I use a 12x12 sheet.   Today's sheet was from GBC paper and the stack is called Chic Baby.

This first card was a standard card and I used the brown pinstripe paper from the stack as well.   The solid was embossed using the Diamond folder from Sizzex.   I used the circle cutter to cut the two circles and then a Recollections baby stamp.  The inside is a Studio G stamp.

I think this second one is one of my favorites!  I used circle punch to punch out the elephant from the paper and then framed it in craft paper and in red solid.   The border I cut using a Martha Stewart border punch for each color.   The inside sentiment is from Studio G.

This long version also uses the Martha Stewart border punch but, I added a piece of ribbon from American Crafts and a sentiment from Studio G on the from and the inside.