Monday, June 16, 2008
This card was inspired from a card at a local craft store and was used for a wedding invite. The vellum here allows a sneak peak at the verse underneath. The birds are also heat embossed.
This verse is one of my favorites. It is not SU but I had to have it when I saw it. I believe it came from Heather's Stamping Haven.
Here is a picture of the back, just so you can see that the eyelets went all the way through. I think you could hide them in the layer the verse is one and then attach the verse to the card base, if them showing is an issue for you.
Paper: More Mustard, printed vellum, printed paper
Stamps: Stiple Shells, vers stamp from Heather's Stamping Haven
Other: Eyelets, floss(embroidery), Large Square punch, sponge, eyelet tool and setter
Well, that's it for now. I am not sure when my next post will be. I am having some day surgery tomorrow and I am told it is a fairly simple procedure but I have not had any surgery done since I was in high school, a very long time ago. I am a bit nervous but am praying everything will be fine. My sister is going to come stay with me for a couple of days while I recover. I won't be aloud to lift anything heavy and I have a baby that is over 20 pounds and not a year old yet. So, she will mostly be helping with him.
Have a great week and hopefully I will be able to post again before the week is out. I have started a tutorial for a hidden message card that I saw on Stamping Dani's blog. Her card is smaller than mine. I had to really play with the measurements to get it just so. I will tell all about my challenges with the card in the tutorial, and how I worked around them.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend,
Friday, June 13, 2008
The cardstock is the same color as the card base but the lighting makes it look completely different. Sorry for my bad photography. Here is the inside saying... Here is a side view so you can see all the dimension in this card. The heart is a Sizzix die. I used both pieces, the outside piece is embossed with glitter. the inside piece is on a dimensional
A better look at the tag...the tab on the top is the Designer Label punch and folded in half.
Paper: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White, Certainly Celery CS and DS
Stamps: Fancy Flexible Phrases, Noteworthy, Warm Words and Full of Life
Other: Sizzix Heart Die, Jump Ring, Embossing Powder, Glitter, Grosgrain, Designer Label Punch, Corner Rounder, CB Swiss Dots folder
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Here is just inside the cover, the first place for a picture and some journaling.
and here is the place for guests from the shower. Oh, she only wanted the book 6 pages long. The covers are covered chipboard, but the pages are just cardstock.
Another place for a picture and more journaling.
Here is the page to record gifts received. I also included a place to mark down if a thank you was sent.
and here is the place for hospital visitors to sign. I have not shown the page for the advice since my neighbor immediately wrote her advice down before I took pictures of the book, but it is the same as the other pages except for the title. There was also a couple of pages with just lines for additional writings. I sponged the outside edges of the book. and it is bound with the Bind it All tool. I was unable to print out the lines from my computer cause my printer is not working great, so I used my Stamp-ma-Jig alot to get the lines just right.
well thanks again,
Paper: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum
Stamps: Girlfriends and Big Flowers, and Full of Life
Other: SU markers ( Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant), Flower Punch, Piercing Tool kit, dollar store bling and sponging
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Jen at Simple and Sincere,
Jami at Sgt Stamper,
an adorable little brag boook that fits in the purse. The pages all fold out for added space to include pictures of children or pets or whatever.
Here are some of the pages...
Paper: Berry Bliss, Purely Pomegranite, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper white and Close to Cocoa.
Ink: Chocoltae Chip, Purely Pomegranite(sponging), and Signo White gel pen for stitching
Stamps: Lots of Thoughts
Other: Pewter Jumbo brads, Chipboard,Assorted punches, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing tool kit and Bind it All
Thanks, for looking and have a great day, I have another project I completed yesterday and hope to post today if all goes well...it was a special request from my hairdresser,
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Thanks for looking and have a great Tuesday,
Monday, June 9, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Here is how I did the inside (above) and a couple of close ups of the fruit on the front. as you can see I added some crystal effects and then some Dazzling Diamonds to add a touch of sparkle.
What a time I had to find a popcycle stick, I know I have a whole container somewhere, but I could not find them... then i remebered I have some rub ons and they use a pop cycle type stick...ahhh ha! That's what i used, but I will exchange them for wooden ones when I find them.
Thanks for looking,
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Here is the card open...I used Beate's Grid technique tutorial on scoring your paper for the background on the first page you see here and I used my corner rounder with the guide removed to make the scalloped edge on the second page.
Here is the tags. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Simply used various punches.
I don't know if I have ever been cased before, but this is the first I knew about it. Glad to know my work inspires others as, so often others have inspired me.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
You will need to scroll down to the Build a Flower/Build a Brad section. here is a closer look...I then used my uni-ball Signo pen to add cross stitch marks for the faux-stitching. The embossed rectangular look is done with my Skore-Pal.
I am not sure what this fold is called, but I love it. The belly band comes off to open the card.
and here it is opened...