Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I've been trying to be good about using scraps - especially when they are gorgeous papers like these Webster's! For this card, I took two strips and put them on a cheery red base and covered the seam with some pretty green crinkle ribbon. I stamped the sentiment on the papers and finished the card off with some holly leaves that I gave dimension to using Glossy Accents and Stickles!
Supplies: Stamps - Compliments of the Season, Very Vintage Labels (WMS), DP - Home for the Holidays (Webster's Pages), Ribbon (Etsy), Cardstock - Real Red, Old Olive (SU!), Stickles, Ink - Riding Hood Red (SU!), Foam Squares
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I started off choosing some lovely papers from Webster's Pages and adding one of my favorite verses and some fun berries from Verve. I outlined the pink paper with 1/8" score tape and sprinkled it with glitter for an extra sparkle. For the berries, I stamped off once and then added Stickles.
Supplies: Stamps - Merry Wishes, Richly Blessed (Verve), DP - Winter's Wings (Webster's Pages), Scor Tape/Glitter (PTI), Card Stock - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Ink - Bravo Burgundy (SU!), Ribbon (Kate's Paperie), Stickles, Foam Squares, Corner Chomper
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
We are so happy you could join us for this special event! You should have arrived to my blog from Cecilia's, but if not, please head on over to Papercraft Star to start from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! You must be a follower of Papercraft Star, visit all the blogs and comment in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize!
During this special week of Thanksgiving we hope that you'll find a wealth of inspiration among the beautiful projects our Designers have created especially for you! To add to the fun, we've got fabulous prizes along the way at many of our Designer's blogs and you'll be entered to win our fantastic $25.00 Gift Certificate by our generous sponsor My Favorite Things, if you visit every blog and leave a comment with all of our Designers! You have until midnight (Eastern Time) on Saturday November 27, 2010 to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We'll draw the winners of the prizes and announce them beginning Sunday November 28, 2010.
This year has been such an amazing year for me and my paper crafting! I have been blessed to have two cards published and a third on the way, I've been asked to be a part of two amazing design teams, and my little blog has an amazing 50+ followers! To give a tiny part back to this amazing community, I have a little giveaway to thank you for being here and encouraging me along the way. Just leave a comment by midnight (EST) Saturday 11/27 letting me know what you are thankful for this year, and I'll pick a winner to receive a brand new Verve stamp set and black ink pad! I will announce the winner here on the blog next Sunday!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and thank you again for joining us for the Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Week Blog Hop, your next stop on the hop is Beth!
*I'm editing this post Sunday morning because when I woke up to hop, I realized I had published a draft of my post and not my actual post. I am incredibly sorry for all who visited early and didn't see what I had intended - I certainly know how frustrated I get when I come upon a broken link in a hop! Thanks for giving it a second look - I do appreciate each and every one of you and your time!! Everyone who commented that there was nothing to see is also eligible for the giveaway! Thanks for the catch!
Supplies: Stamps - Harvest Season (Lawn Fawn), DP - WonderFALL (Webster's Pages), Ink - Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Dusty Durango (SU!), Felt (PTI), Card Stock - Old Olive (SU!), Ribbon (Etsy)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
When I saw the pink/grey, I immediately thought of snowflakes and an awesome Verve set I got last year. I embossed the snowflakes using silver embossing powder, cut them out and popped them off the bag, finishing them off with coordinating rhinestones. The bottom of the bag was trimmed with some fun silver tinsel.
Supplies: Bag (It's in the Bag), Stamps - Christmas in the Air (Verve), Card Stock - Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink (SU!), Ink - Versamark, Basic Black (SU!), Silver Embossing Powder (SU!), Tinsel (Kate's Paperie), Edge Punch (Fiskars), Rhinestones (K&Co), Foam Squares
Fortunately for me (as I've just returned from vacation) I had this week's sketch challenge as a jumping off place. I flipped the sketch on its side and came up with the cute Santa certification medallion. Love how the little shoes came out as the "tails."
Supplies: Stamps - 2009 Secret Set (WMS), DP - Christmas Past (Graphic 45), Card Stock - Select Cream (PTI), Ink - Old Olive, Basic Black (SU!), Circle Punch (SU!), Felt/Dies (PTI), Stickles, Foam Squares
Monday, November 15, 2010
Supplies: Stamps - Vintage Children, Vintage Hawaiian Airlines (SDA), DP - Great Escape (Making Memories), Card Stock - Select Cream (PTI), Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Die Cuts - Cuttlebug, Labels 8 (Spellbinders), Corner Chomper, Foam Squares, Ribbon (Etsy)
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Ay yi yi - do you ever have something so perfect in your mind that just doesn't translate on to paper? Well, this first card was just that. If it was a "flop", why am I showing it to you? Well, because it has grown on me a bit and I think I'm starting to like it some more. And, perhaps as some kind of inspiration to try, try again? :) I'm definitely going to try this technique again and hope it will turn out better next time.
I'd never inked up my lily of the valley set and since those were our special wedding flowers, knew they'd mean a lot to my mother in law (her birthday is coming up and I wanted to make her a special card.) I decided to stamp over a page from a vintage book (French, c 1920! Man, did I think twice about tearing that page out!!) I clear embossed the flower image and sponged on ink for the leaves and flowers. The big problem is that the text was way too bold and you definitely see more of the text than the flowers. I used some Stickles to outline the flowers to try to make them stand out a bit more but to not great avail.
Anyway, I went a different route for the second card pretty much straight stamping of the flower images, a bit of scissor work, and a cute vintage button.
Supplies Card 1: Stamps - Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley (PTI), Big Wish (Verve), Ink - Dusty Durango, Garden Green, Whisper White (Craft) (SU!), Versamark, Card Stock - Gold Shimmer (PTI), Dusty Durango (SU!), Vintage Book Page, Filigree Embossing Powder (PTI)
Supplies Card 2: Stamps - Beautiful Blossoms II, Turning a New Leaf (PTI), Big Wish (Verve), Ink - Dusty Durango, Old Olive, Yoyo Yellow, Cameo Coral (SU!), Card Stock - Dusty Durango, Confetti (SU!), Gold Shimmer (PTI), Edge Punch (Fiskars), Foam Squares, Vintage Button (eBay)
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I made this card a while back for a script challenge over at Paper Crafts and is the companion card to this one. When you punch holes, you can always use the leftovers, right? I decided to punch two snowflakes out of the pretty script paper and keep it pretty simple on the kraft base. I finished the card with some evergreen twine/buttons and added a cute silver charm.
See you back, live on the airwaves, soon! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy what I've picked out for you!
Supplies: Cardstock - Confetti Kraft (SU!), DP - Handmade (K&Co), Punch (Marvy Uchida), Twine (Pink Hedgehog), Charm (Frost Creek Charms), Buttons (my stash), Foam Squares
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Supplies: Stamps - Vintage Children (SDA), DP - WonderFALL (Webster's Pages), Card Stock 0 Not Quite Navy (SU!), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (Papertrey Ink), Die Cuts - Cuttlebug, Labels 10 (Spellbinders), Corner Chomper, Ribbon (Etsy), Pearls (Hero Arts),