Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Never-Ending Card

I've just posted pictures of a swing/flip card and a tri-fold card that I recently made.  While surfing around that day, I found tutorials on how to make a never-ending card.  What a wonderful thing to give to someone.  And really, it's so easy to do.  So, here is a little video I made with my phone, the quality isn't all the great, but gosh, what fun is it if you can't see this card open?  I do have still photographs of this card but haven't uploaded them yet.  I just was eager to share.

The card stock and embellishments are from Close To My Heart

A Swing Card

Along with finding the instructions to creating a tri-fold card the other day while surfing around, I found instructions on how to create a swing card. Here are some pictures of my first swing card:

Okay, so I called this one both a "Flip" card and a "Swing" card; same thing.  I thought it was so very cool the way the inside block turned around as I pulled on the card.  I am easily amused  :)  The stamps and papers are from my stash.  

I've actually started keeping track of what kind of paper I buy so I can share.  Who knows, someday someone might really want to know.  :)

A Tri-Fold Card

I love surfing You Tube and card blogs.  The other day I came across a tutorial on how to create a tri-fold card and knew I had to make one; I enjoyed it bunches.  Actually I watched several videos and read several tutorials before I went into the craft room to create this one:


The card stock and embellishments are all from Close To My Heart.  Hubby says it's a little too busy for him, but I like it  :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Here are some "clean and simple" cards I've recently made for Operation Write Home.  We'd love if you'd join in the fun and sign up to make cards for our Heroes.

I used a great pop out of a rose for the focal and used
pop dots to lift if off the page some

This border punched embellishment is really
nice and bright yellow.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Card Needs Help

This card is one of the first complete cards I made using my Cricut Expression 2.  A friend came over one weekend and we experimented with different cartridges.  This frame is cut using the Fancy Frames cartridge.  The stamp is from a collection by ________.  Part of the proceeds from this collection go to the Operation Write Home program.

This is a really clean and simple card, and really, I think it's kind of lame.  I made the mistake of stamping the fence over the house without using a mask so I ended up stamping it again then cutting it out and using pop dots to position it over the original stamping.  I like the fence part of the stamp but the overall card needs something more.  Maybe some grass, I dunno.

The stamped image was colored in using Copic pens.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Even though I keep a record of my families birthdays, I still miss them.  It is well known fact that cards from Granny are always late ... this card is for my sweet brother-in-law.  It's weeks late but it's the thought that counts, right?

The card stock is from my stash, I used a stamp from Stampin' Up and colored it with SU watercolored pencils, followed by a blender pen; the sentiment is also from SU.  There are six of the images, all cut out and taped on top of one another to the front of the card.  There isn't a picture to show of the inside, but I used a SU rubber stamp of a snail and stamped it on the insider lower corner, cause I am so stinkin' slow!  :D

I am pleased with the results, but really I wanted to attach the top package to a bobble head widget, whatever they're called, but couldn't find it in my craft room.  No surprise there, you should see my craft room!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Card Swaps

I am participating in another card swap in one of my groups.  I won't mention which group because I want the receivers to be surprised when the cards come.  

This is a photograph of a peacock that I printed out five times and each cut was 1/4" smaller than the cut before.  They were they mounted with foam tape on top of one another to create a 3D image.  The front of the card is cut on the diagonal to add interest.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.
 Another photo of the peacock decorates the inside of the card.