Tuesday, January 16, 2018

First Birthday Card of the Year!

Remembering to have a birthday card ready to go right after the festive holidays is always a bit of a challenge for me. Which is probably why I try to put a really good effort because it's a nice change and you want your first card of the year to go well, right?

Here it is then, my first card of 2018!  Ta da!

Here in Canada we are in the thick of our winter, and for anyone with a birthday in December, January or February - I thought pairing roses with snowflakes could be both beautiful and a nod to their being children of winter!  

Now for some details. The snowflake background was created with Martha Steward Scalloped Snowflake punch. This is one in their class of punches called All Over the Page. These punches have two parts that align with magnets allowing you to punch anywhere over the surface of your paper.  They take a little getting used to and are not something I'd recommend for weak-wristed crafters. While it takes effort, you can really get great design results!  

I used a scalloped rectangle die to create my inside greeting mat, here's a wee peek [sorry the personal message was already written ]....I liked that it tied into the snowflake scalloped edge. 

And white, pinks and brown - what a nice colour combination, don't  you think?  I loved it!

There you go, hope it inspires you towards any winter birthdays you have to create for, cheers!

Martha Steward Scalloped Snowflake All Over the Page Punch

Pair with a cheery orange envelope from Paper Garden. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Merry Christmas Cards by Sizzix

 Here's the reason why I purchased this card die set so that I could make a batch of cards without too much fuss!
With the words Merry Christmas blazing across the front - what could be easier?

 You could make all the same style or customize each one as I chose to. I think I will purchase those adhesive sheets to cut the detailed words because it takes a bit of effort to glue it in place using regular adhesives, but it is still a nice way to cut through your card list! 

One morning I took time to create my embellishments using a variety of little accent pieces and with the aid of my glue gun. Using a glue gun makes quick work of attaching foil-to-foil, foil-to-fabric or other hard to glue materials.
 Give it a try!

 Die set:Merry Christmas Drop-Ins, 662255 a framelits set by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix
Embellishments from the Dollarama

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Shaker Ornament Card ft Penquin and Pastels

Super cute shaker ornament card with an adorable penquin peeking out!  This card features a number of techniques of which none are difficult but as a group takes time. I definitely spent a couple of hours putting it together, but I love it so I would do it again!!   

Here's some of the supplies I used:
 Jillibean Soup Ornament Shaker Stamp
Stampin' Up retired penquin stamp, scalloped border die,
 Martha Stewart Branch punch,
 Simon Says Stamp High Tide, Hot Mama and Black inks,
various embossing powders, Versamark ink, confetti snowflake punch.

 Thanks for taking a look, till next time!