Saturday, October 1, 2011

Operation Write Home Holiday Card Blog Hop

 I support our Heroes through OWH because every single member of the U.S military today is a volunteer. No one has been drafted since 1971. Many people make the decision to answer a higher calling, to serve something more than themselves. Some choose to be firemen, police officers, peace corps volunteers, preachers or school teachers, but some choose the armed forces. Each person has their own individual reasons, but in the end, it is usually to help others who cannot help themselves. Some do it for a short time, while others make a career out of it. They volunteer to risk their lives for us each and every day - so sending cards to them is my small way of saying Thank You.  
Thanks for joining in the OWH Blog Hop today! Below you will find a few of my Holiday Card designs.

Card makers, feel free to use my ideas. However, If you're not a card maker, or would just rather buy cards, prices are listed.

Bright & Merry Christmas Card,
because red and green aren't the only options! :)

 Set of 12 - $25
Penguin Peek-A-Boo Card

 Set of 12 - $25
Polar Bear Party Card

Set of 12 - $25

Santa's List Card

Set of 12 - $25

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Modern Invitation

Modern Invitation

This bright, modern card can be used for a variety of occasions - Birthday, invitations, thank you notes, announcements, etc. 
Sentiment inside is customizable

Set of 12 for $25

Baby Shower Cards

Here are a couple example of Baby Shower cards - these also can be used as thank you cards for baby gifts or baby announcements

Onesie Baby Card
Center image on onesie is a customized image, color also customizable

$25 for a set of 12
Shower details, poems, photos and other information can be printed on the back of this card on matching vellum (included in price)


 This one is a more traditional style card


The image in the circle is a customized image -Customizable colors and sentiments
$25 for a set of 12

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thank You Card

So what’s better than lots of paper? Lots of FREE paper! And your local stores give away this paper – you just have to know what department to look in. You wont find it in the scrapbooking section, or even in school supplies – you will however find this free paper in the hardware section! Look no further that you paint department – those neatly displayed color swatches are great for card making – and they’re free!!  

Here is an example of a card I made using Paint samples
Thank You Card

You will need
· Dark Blue Paint Sample
· Tan Paint Sample
· Light Green Textured paper
       · Light Yellow Paint Sample
· White Ribbon
· Staz- on Black ink
· Water color pencils and blender pens
· Watercolor paper
· Stampin’ Up Sail Away stamp
· Thank You Sentiment                   
· Adhesive
· Straight Cutter
· Cuttlebug - Sizzix Damask Set Folder
·  Corner Rounder
To Make
1. Cut green textured paper to 4.25” x 5.5”
a. Emboss using Damask Folder
2. Stamp Sail Away stamp onto Watercolor paper and color
        a. Color as desired using Watercolor Pencils and blender pen
3. Cut Dark Blue Paper to 3” x 4.75”
    4. Cut Tan paint sample to 3.25” x 5”
5. Cut stamped image to 2.75” x 4.5”
6. Attach Tan paint sample to the center of the green embossed paper
7. Attach blue paint sample to center of tan paint sample
8. Attach stamped image to center of blue paint sample
9. Stamp “Thank You” Sentiment onto light yellow paint sample
a. Cut around frame and pierce 1 hole on each side
10. Thread ribbon through the holes and attach at top of card

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Halloween Cards

So, I have been officially converted to a Stamper... of the Stampin' Up variety :)

Here are a few Halloween Cards

You will need:
  • Orange Ribbon
  • Orange Card stock
  • Black scrap
  • dark gray scrap
  • small witch stamp - this one is from Michael's $1 seasonal bin
  • Stampin' Up Halloween Hedgehogs Stamp set  (sentiment)
Cut black paper to 4.25" x 5.5"
Cut orange paper to 4.25 x 4"
       Tear one edge of Orange paper so that it measures approx. 4.25" x 3.5"
Cut Gray paper to 2.75" x 2.25"
Cut ribbon to 5"
Stamp sentiment onto gray paper and small witch into bottom corner of the orange paper

Attach orange piece to black base - torn edge in the center
attache the sentiment piece (gray) to the top right corner
Attach orange ribbon down the left side - covering the edge of the sentiment paper.

Bobbing for Apples
You will need:
  • Black sheer Ribbon
  • Orange Card stock
  • Purple Card stock
  • Black Card stock
  • White Watercolor paper
  • Stampin' Up Halloween Hedgehogs Stamp set  
  • Stampin' Up Watercolor pencils & Blender pen
Cut all card stock to 3.25" x 4.25"
cut ribbon to approx. 10" - enough to tie around card
Cut White 3" circle (using the Creative memories CS Large  
     Circle and Green blade, using the inside pattern)
Stamp Bobbing for Apples image onto the 3" circle and color with Stampin' Up Water Color Pencils

Attach Black, Orange and Purple card stock as shown
Attach stamped circle in center
Tie bow around the lower edge of the stamped circle

You will need:
  • Midnight Blue Ribbon
  • Gray Card stock
  • Midnight Blue Card stock
  • Orange Card stock
  • White Watercolor paper
  • Stampin' Up Halloween Hedgehogs Stamp set  
  • Stampin' Up Watercolor pencils & Blender pen
  • Trick Or Treat sentiment - another Michael's $1 Stamp
Cut Midnight blue card stock to 2.25" x 4.25"
Cut ribbon to approx. 10" - enough to tie around card
Cut White 3" circle (using the Creative memories CS Large  
     Circle and Green blade, using the inside pattern)
Stamp image onto the 3" circle and color with Stampin' Up Water Color Pencils
Cut Orange Paper to 2" x 2"
    Using Stampin' Up Watercolor pencils - color as desired
Stamp Trick or Treat to Watercolor paper and cut to 1.75" x 1.75"

Attach Midnight blue and Gray card stock to card base
Attach Stamped image onto center - left of the card
Tie ribbon around the left edge of the card - approx 0.75" from edge
attach white Trick or Treat Image to Orange cardstock
Attach Trick or Treat stack to bottom right of card


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thinking Of You Cards

I'm working on the 2nd Million card Challenge for Operation Write Home,

So here are some Thinking Of You cards for the Challenge

Card One

This may be the simplest card ever!

To Make this card:
You Will Need
  • Black Card stock
  • 4 brightly colored scraps
  • White A2 Card
  • Thinking of You Stamp (or Other Sentiment)
  • White Studio g ink
  • Black Card stock to A2 size (4.25in x 5.5in)
  • Using a CM Rotary cutter with a straight blade, cut inside the A2 rectangle 1/4in on 4 sides creating an inside rectangle
  • Trim the smaller rectangle 1/2in vertically and horizontally so that it is 3.75in x 5in
  • Using the Creative Memories Pocket Butterfly Punch, cut one Butterfly from each color of scrap paper

Adhere & Stamp
  • Adhere the black "frame" to the edges of the A2 Card
  • Using White Studio g Ink, stamp you sentiment in the lower right corner of the black rectangle
  • Adhere the black rectangle in the center of the "frame" so that there is a small white strip showing between the rectangle and the frame
  • Adhere the 4 Butterflies to the center of the black rectangle in a straight line - equally spaced

Done :)

Card 2

To Make This Card

You Will Need
  • Lime Green A2 Card + scrap
  • black scrap 
  • Creative Memories Black & White Storybox (burst design)
  • Thinking of you Stamp ( or other 1/4in lettering sentiment)
  • White Studio g ink
  • Lime Green 5.5in x 1in
  • Black 5.5in x 0.5in
  • Storybox 5.25in x 4in

Adhere & Stamp

  • Adhere Storybox to Lime Green Card
  • Stamp sentiment onto right side of black strip
  • Adhere black strip to lime green strip
  • Adhere black and green stack to lower section of card, leaving about 3/4in  space below
Bonus Card

To participate in this challenge and have a chance to win some really cool Blog Candy visit the Operation Write Home challenge page. The Deadline is June 30!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Back in Business!

Now that I've graduated from LR, I have time for Cards again! :)

Here is my first dive back in.

This is also my first stamp-coloring adventure! 

To make this Card

You will need:

  • Make A Wish - House Mouse Stamp
  • Grey Ink - I prefer Studio g ink
  • Anna Griffin Designer Mat Sheets
    • Hot pink Swirl Paper, Hot Pink Tye Dye Paper and Black Snake Skin Paper
  • White Cardstock

  • Cut Designer Swirl Paper : (2) 3.75in x 2.5in pieces
  • Cut Hot Pink Tye Dye paper : (2) 4in x 2.75in pieces & (1) 2.5in x 3.25in piece & (1) 1in x 1.5in piece
  • Cut White Paper: (1) 3in x 2.25in piece
  • Cut Black Snake Skin Paper: (1) 4.25in x 3in piece

1) Adhere the 3.75in x 2.5in swirl pieces to the 4in x 2.75in hot pink pieces 
2) Adhere the 2.5in x 3.25in hot pink piece to the 4.25in x 3in black snake skin paper
3) Stamp the Make A Wish House Mouse onto the white 3in x 2.25in piece and color as desired
4) Adhere the White stamped paper to the pink and black stack from step 2
5) Stamp Happy Birthday (or other Birthday sentiment) onto the 1in x 1.5in Hot Pink piece
6) on an A2 Card Horizonatallly - adhere the 2 Swirl design and Hot pink stacks side by side, leaving about 1/4in white in the middle
7) Adhere the stamped black, hot pink & White Stack in the upper Left side - leaving enough room for the Sentiment piece
8) Adhere your Hot Pink Sentiment Piece

Monday, March 7, 2011

Blog Hop Candy Winner!

Thanks To all who participated in the Blog Hop for OWH!  The winner of the Blog Candy for my blog is 

Erika! She will be receiving the awesome prize pack for Hopping by my site! 

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