Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Little Sis!

Well, a late happy birthday. Ironically, I gave her this card early, but I am sharing it with you all almost a month after her birthday! Just goes to show how on top of things I am! HaHa!

My sister turned 11 this year (there is a slight age difference!), and I thought now is the perfect time for a slightly grown up card. After all, she is getting to the age of extreme girliness. Tiger Beat, Hannah Montana, bengal bracelets, and all things fashiony are her kind of thing!

Supplies: Martha Stewart Number Stamps (which my mom picked up on a super good clearance for me at Michaels!), Autumn Leaves Springtime Flourishes stamps, ColorBox Chalk Ink in Olive Green Pastel, Prima Flowers, Rhinestones, White Cardstock, CuttleBug Swiss Dots embossing folder, and Fiskar's Scalloped border punch

My favorite thing about this card is that it turned out really pretty while being monochromatic. And honestly, the most difficult part of the card was lining up the dotted outlines on the number and getting them to match the solid numbers!

The quote is printed off of my computer, and I love how well it fits a girly girl! I stamped the background pieces with the flower flourish from the Autumn Leaves set, and for the polka dot piece, I first covered the CuttleBug embossing folder with ink, put my piece of paper in it, and ran it through my CuttleBug and voila! Super easy and shabby chic!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I'm really terrible at remembering to post on here lately!!!! What's worse is even in my last post I mentioned how I would put some stuff up on here in the next few days...and that was 3 weeks ago!!!! I'm really hoping for two things to get here soon: 1) Get my mojo back! I have a pile of stuff sitting on my kitchen table just calling out for me to work on...and lo and behold there it still sits!!! 2) Start putting stuff on here more often! I used to be pretty religious about, not so much!

Alrighty. That being said, I actually do have something to post today. It's a little late, but it is the cards I made for family and friends for July 4th. I love how these turned out...and they were a blast to make. Simple and easy!

Supplies: Sizzix star die, Studio G July 4th Stamps, Marvy 2 1/2" Scallop Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, 3D dots, colored pencils, gold gel pen, and red chalk ink pad. Blue and White cardstock

This was so easy to make once I got a system going! I cut the 2 1/2" scalloped circles out of blue cardstock, cut the stars out of white cardstock using my cuttlebug and Sizzix die, and then embossed the stars. I did that after I stamped the insides of all the cards. On the firecracker, I used a gold gel pen on the fuse, and colored in the sentiment with colored pencils.

I also inked the edges of the card front with the red chalk ink that I used on the firecracker stamp. And I didn't take a picture of it, but I stamped an American flag on the front of each envelope.
Then, I just put it all together! So simple, and so fun! Thanks for looking!