Friday, October 19, 2007

Blooming with Happiness Birthday - LSC138

Well here is a card from another challenge at SCS for you to look at! I wouldn't be getting any cards done recently if it weren't for the challenges. I'm going through a less creative stage right now, I think :-( I actually had done something similar to this one for my niece Darla who is a CM consultant (she can hook you up with the two new punches they have and the wonderful cutting system which I used for the circle and ovals on this card). Darla had ordered the card from me for a dear friend of ours daughter who was celebrating her sweet sixteen party. This image just seemed perfect for that momentous birthday! The stamps on this on are retired, but you could easily substitute the images to come up with something just as cute. Remember if you are interested in this card or learning to make cards like this one you can call or email me and we'll get you hooked up!! Recipe details below.
Stamps: Blooming with Happiness, Warmest Regards
Ink: Basic Black, Marvelous markers in Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal
Paper: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Tempting Turquoise DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Ribbon, CM Cutting System, Giga MarvyScallop Punch
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Punch Pal Christmas - SCS Sketch Challenge 146

I was able to work into my schedule time for the SCS Sketch Challenge this week. These are very fun and it's amazing how having just this little guidance will help you get the inspiration to make a card. If some of you are like me and the hard part to making a card is just getting started with an idea, well then these challenges are for you. It give you a nudge in the right direction, takes some of the pressure of designing off your shoulders. If you haven't tried it I encourage you to give it a shot! I used the Punch Pals stamp set from the Spring/Summer Catalog , and used brads for the ornaments. For the sentiment I used several of the punches in a new way, at least for me!! I used the Tab punch as a foundation and mounted the Designer Label punch on that for the sentiment base. See below for the details.
If you would like to learn to make this card yourself or would like to order the products showcased in the card, please give me a call or drop me an email. I would love to help you get these items for your own craft room!!
Recipe: Stamp Set - Punch Pal
Paper: Green Galore, Whisper White and Real Red, the printed paper is some that I received when I purchased my Cricut.
Ink: Green Galore, Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Ticket Corner punch, Tab Punch, Designer Label punch, Bold Bright Brads

Monday, October 15, 2007

Pink Cocoa Butterfly Whimsy

I finally found the time to design a new card this weekend! I'm kind of proud of this one because I didn't used a color or sketch challenge but came up with it all by myself!! LOL And I made it in something besides 4.25X5.5!! This one is 4.5x4.5.

This printed paper was some that I got when I first bought my Cricut and hadn't used any of it yet. I found it matched very nicely with the Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa card stocks. I had also received this Garden Whimsy stamp set not too long ago and hadn't inked it up yet and so thought it deserved a little ink time!! I paper pierced the top of the Close to Cocoa and scalloped the bottom edge of the printed paper and the Close to Cocoa with the small corner rounder. The sentiment is stamped on two layered pieces of Word Window punches.

Recipe: Stamps: Garden Whimsy and Fancy Flexible Phrases (retired) Ink: Close to Cocoa Paper: Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa and printed papers by Cricut Accessories: Small Corner Rounder, Word Window Punch, Crafters Tool Kit