Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pure Elegance

For this project, I used the Skipping Stones Design #96 sketch and the Flourishes Release Week challenge "Heavy Metal": use metal on your project. This gift set is for my sister-in-law who is very stylish. When I think of stylish and elegant, I think of my absolute favorite stamp set: Damask Designs by PTI. I used two of the damask images "Celebrate" and the "Happy Birthday" on the inside of the card. The rest of the sentiment inside is from Big Birthday Wishes by PTI. These gorgeous shoes from Skipping Stones Design "Sassy Shoes" are also full of style. The "Tricky Tote" is an awesome template from My Time Made Easy and is such a great gift presentation. I used the labels 4 dies from spellbinders with aluminum tape to creat my metal tags.

Happy Fall

Isn't this picture gorgeous!? I love the decorations that come along with fall. This is the inspiration photo for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #138 challenge. I opted to go with the fall theme and along with that the colors of fall. My project also fits the Pixie Cottage #90 challenge with the theme of Fall Fun, and the Delightful Sketches challenge to "make it dimensional".

The little bag is made from the "Tricky Tote" template from My Time Made Easy. It does take a couple sheets of paper (6 or so with the decorative layer) but was really easy to put together and is just really adorable. I loved it so much, I used it in another project which you can see in my next post. For the embellishment I cut two leaf branches and cut them apart, topped them with a die cut maple leaf that I scored the veins into and inked up the center and edges with red ink to add a more realistic look, then I stamped, colored and cut out the two acorns and layered the whole bunch together.


Papertrey Ink: mendhi medallion stamp set, leaf die (can't remember the name of the set), turning a new leaf die, ripe avacado ribbon and cardstock

Stampin' UP!: cardstock

Verve: Tall oaks stamp set

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Amazing Birthday

Birthdays just keep on coming, don't they? It seems like I am constantly making birthday cards. For this card, I used the Skipping Stones Design #95 sketch and the Delightful Sketches challenge to use pearls and swirls. I just ordered a bunch of stuff from Papertrey Ink and got to use a couple on this card. The image is from Year of the Flower Collection (I'm so glad they made this set of smaller images all together, 'cause I loved all of the larger images but couldn't afford to buy them all.), the border die is the victorian lace die, the sentiment inside is from Big Birthday Wishes and the "Happy Birthday" is from Damask Designs. (All by PTI) I also used classic circles, large and the floral doily motifs dies from spellbinders.

Stylish shoes

I LOVE shoes!!! Anyone with me? Well, luckily, my mother-in-law shares my passion, so these images from Skipping Stones Designs are perfect for a birthday card for her. And since yesterday was World Card Making Day and Skipping Stones was sponsoring a challenge to create a card using any of their stamps, they were also perfect for that. So, I stamped them and colored them with colored pencils and added some glitter pen to the feather trim which you can see better in the second picture. The cs is from Papertrey ink (can't remember what colors since I got them in a sample pack), as is the medallion stamp (Mehndi Medallion), and the sentiment (Damask Designs). The sketch is from Pixie Cottage with the optional challenge of "pop it up!" which I have done by popping up the focal image with foam dots.

Happy Pooh Bear

As yesterday was World Card Making Day, Flourishes was sponsoring a challenge to use the colors of your favorite animated character to inspire your card. Is there anybody cuter than Winnie the Pooh? This image is just so joyful and carefree. I thought it was perfect for a thank you for a gift I was really excited about. Both the image and the sentiment stamp are random singles that I have had forever. The sketch is from this week's Clearly Inspired Challenge #37 (Clear Dollar Stamps). I hope this little guy makes you happy.