Monday, June 29, 2015

Feminine Butterfly Card

Well, hip hip hooray, our power came back on today! Almost a full week later. There are some very happy people in my neighborhood! It's amazing how much we take having light, refrigeration and electronic entertainment for granted. I think my family has had more conversations during this past week than we have had in a very long time. Although I am excited to have the power back it is said to see everyone retreat back to their separate corners..including me.
I made this card for my daughter for her 14th birthday. I cropped this picture from one on my computer while away on vacation. This card involved lots of layers and her favorite color...purple. It is artsy and unique like my girl Zoƫ. She absolutely loved it. It involved lots of stamping and spritzing. Not my usual style but I thought it would be hers. I will update the picture once I find a better image.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Oh Baby Boy Card - Sweet Lil' One

I seem to be stuck in a boy mode. Our neighbor had a cute little baby boy and so I just had to make a welcome card. I thought of all the fun elements that catch my eye on the cards I like and I came up with this little ditty.
I love the look of burlap ribbon accompanied by the round doily. It creates an artsy feel. The gold button just adds a nice extra touch! I hope you like it.  The stamp set I used is no longer available but here is a cute one you can use instead.  It's called Cute Lil' One

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Celebrating 21 with Style!

Is the power on at your house? Ours has been out for over 5 days and counting! Not fun. We finally decided to find refuge somewhere else while we wait it out. I decided to find the silver lining and share this shiny fun card. This was for our son's 21st birthday.
I wanted to create something fun and sophisticated yet cool for a boy. This card was easy to create. I used used my stars framelits dies on silver glimmer paper and the decorative dots textured embossing folder on the the shiny silver. With a few layers the card was done. Visit my online store to get started making your own. Shop my online store 24/7.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Boy Sports Birthday Card

Happy Hump day! I thought I'd share yet another birthday card today. This one could be for a boy or for anyone who loves and plays soccer. This actually describes my 11 year old son.
I found this card on Pinterest too! You can see the original here. I wanted to make a card that represented my growing boy. This was another fun one to make.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Stampin' Up! Boy Birthday card

Each year I try to find a boy's birthday card that I like and then I make a dozen or so of them. Thanks to Pinterest and some retired stamp sets, This is the one I've used for all the parties my boys were invited to this year. I still have 4 left so bring on the party invites...we're still good!
Isn't it cute? I changed it a little from the original, making use of the stamps that I had on hand. You can find the original here. This card used the retired extreme skateboard stamp set. I don't think I will ever get rid of this one. It is indeed a favorite of mine. Check out the supplies below to get started with your own.

Current Stamp sets:
Gorgeous Grunge 130514
Basic Black card stock 121045
Basic Gray card stock 121044
Whisper White card stock 100730

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Boy Birthday Cicle Card Thinlits

I don't know about you but one of the biggest challenges for me is having male big kid birthday cards on hand. I found this little gem on Pinterest and decided to make one for my youngest son. I found another great one on Pinterest, which I will share tomorrow. Make sure you stop back to see it.

 I liked it so much I also made this cute one for a neighbor (My son's best friend). The colors  are from the boys' spring baseball teams. They were fun and super easy to make.

To make these cards, I used the Sassy Salutations stamp set 132070, Circle Card Thinlits 133480. The thinlits are at a discounted price until June 22nd (tonight) so get yours today. You won't want to miss this awesome deal. To get started on your own Circle Thinlints card you can click here.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Another Fancy Fold Graduation Card

Here is another graduation card. It closely resembles the one from yesterday but is without the bottom layer. To make these cards you need to have the diagonal plate for the scoring tool.

Truth: I've had the diagonal plate for over a year and I believe this is the first time I actually used it! I am however ecstatic that I had it on hand for when I was ready to use it. Now I think we will become really good friends:-) This card uses the brushed gold card stock and basic black for the cap. For the tassel I used gold twine. I really had fun getting back into my stamp room and stamping.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fancy Fold Graduation Cap Cards

I can hardly believe it has been so long since my last post. Life has been busy. It seems as my kids get older, the busier I become. This June has brought many graduations so I have been busy making graduation cards. Check them out!

 I saw this design for this fancy fold graduation cap card on youtube and followed it step by step. It was amazing easy. It is a fun fold and the tassel was equally easy.

They were well received by the recipients. I made two more that I'll share tomorrow.

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