Back from an Alaska cruise. Can’t wait to start to scrapbook the trip. Keep your eyes out as I will post the pages. I’m lucky enough to have booth my Brother, sister, sister-in-law & brother-in-law pictures. I take pictures with scrapbooking in mind & my sister with art in mind. My brother –in-law is great on face shots. My sister-in-law is great at the improv shot. My brother caught nature like the rest of us didn’t so I just can’t wait to scrapbook these pages.
In the mean time they had a card making class on the cruise one day. Of course I had to go. Here is one of the cards we made. My favorite one.
It came in a kit. So the Thank You is a sticker. It placed on a die cut & raised with pop dots. I took two pink jewels and attached them to the bottom left of the card.
Inside I used a rub on to attach the thank you in yellow. Then the kewl part. It looks like they took a frame, cut off one side & then I attached it to the card making a frame on the inside & a decorative outside to the card.
Wedding card for Jeff’s nephew Garrett. Just a little late but… There is a lot going on with this card. Jeff didn’t like it & he has some valid points. First I took a pre-made card & ran the front cover through a Sizzix dry embossing dye. I took a Stampin Up stamp & used tape to cover the words I didn’t want to use. After I inked the stamp I pulled the tape off before stamping it onto silver card stock. This way I only got the car & not the words. I used Pop Dots (part Jeff doesn’t like) & attached the silver paper with the wedding car on it onto a silvery piece of card stock that I also attached with Pop Dots. To many pop dots per Jeff.
Inside I did some iris folding. Using my Sizzix castle dye again I did Iris folding. After Christmas I bought some wrapping paper on sale. It’s cheep & easy to Iris fold. This paper is one of those. It’s silver in color. Once you know how to iris fold (and it’s super easy) then you can get a pattern sheet & turn almost anything into something that can be iris folded. I Googled to find pattern sheets. I have used this Sizzix castle dye on a lot of iris fold projects. Cut it out in black then iris fold with black paper put a big yellow moon behind it & you have a Halloween castle. It’s a dye I’m glad I got.
I got my fall/Halloween box out today. So I made this Thanksgiving card. First I made the embellishment. I had an embellishment that I keep in my fall box of a wreath made out of leaves. I don’t know who it’s made by or how I came to have it but I like it enough I try & duplicate it each year. Here is this year’s version. I stated by cutting out a circle using Spellbinder’s circle nestablities. I attached adhesive to it & started sticking leaves I had punched out in several colors & shapes using Martha Stewart punches. I have 3 different leaves. What I couldn’t attach using the circle I used either Pop Dots or Glue Dots. When you want to get adhesive to one particular place a Glue Dot works well.
Using the computer I typed out Thanksgiving in several fonts & sizes. I then cut a banner out using the Sizzix & die. I attached with removable tape the banner I cut out over the Thanksgiving I decided to use. Ran that through the printer & it printed Thanksgiving on my banner just the way I wanted it. I used this same technique for the prayer I found on the internet for the inside. I attached a forest green piece of card stock to a pre-made card. I then attached the banner to the wreath & the wreath to the card. Again using Glue Dots for their accuracy.
Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day
We bow our hearts to You and pray.
We give You thanks for all You’ve done
Especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son
Looking in the clearance aisle of Michaels I found a Cuttlebug 4 embossing dye set. Two large & two small. Normally $17.99 for $6.99. Of course I had to have it. This was one of the small ones. I dry embossed a piece of yellow card stock & colored the embossed butterfly’s using Stampin Up pens. I attached it to a pre-made card. There are embossed dots showing the butterfly’s flight plans that don’t look like they showed up on the picture.
Easy easy card. I started with a pre-made card. I took some blue striped card stock & attached it horizontal. Then I took a strip of light blue & attached it vertical. I took an All Night Media stamp of flowers in a vase & stamped it on white card stock. I colored in the flowers using Stampin Up pens. The vase I colored with a water-color pencil. Used my water pen & blended in the pencil. I then used a Creative Memories cutter & cut it in an oval. I took a darker shade of blue & cut a frame for it.
Sentiment: May God who understands each need, who listens to every prayer bless you and keep you in this tender loving care. (I bought this stamp at Michaels)
I was poking around on Pinterest & found a similar card. I liked the card & I had the stamp from Stampin Up that they used, so I thought I would give it a try. Didn’t have the ribbon they used but thought this polka dot one went well. I covered a pre-made card with black paper. I ran some white & light blue card stock through a Sizzix dry embossing folder. I punched out the squares using Creative Memories Square Maker. Colored the stamped image using Stampin Up pens.
Inside I used a Stampabilities stamp for the sentiment & colored it using the same color I used on the cup cakes on the outside. When I stamped it there was a black ink patch that transferred over. I had this white flower with blue polka dots on it so I used it to cover the smudge. I framed it in the same light blue card stock used on the front of the card. It’s not an exact copy but I liked the way it turned out.