Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy Birthday!


I made this card a few months back after receiving a new birthday set from PTI. I die cut a Mat Stack #3 die in light pink paper. After die cutting the package and bow, I stamped them with the matching stamps. I love the polka dot birthday present that came with this set! I used a cuttle bug embossing folder to create the pattern on the background. The swiss dot impression folder creates such a fun background! I then used the double banner die from PTI to create the small white strip on the card. I stamped the sentiment from the matching birthday set in the same color purple (grape jelly momento ink). I finished the card with two light pink pearls. 

Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Just a note...

Hi everyone!

Just thought I would post a quick card this morning! Robin made this card and I love how 'springy' it turned out! To make this card, Robin covered a white card base with a fun piece of patterned paper. I think the paper is one of the sheets from Scraptasia's going out of business sale! She then picked two matching colors of solid paper and punched out two layered circles using our Marvy punches. A sentiment stamped in black completes the card. Hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather!

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hi There

Good Afternoon-

I got the idea for this card after perusing Maile Bell's blog. I absolutely LOVE her work: she has such a CAS style! She often uses bold colors in a very modern way. In fact, if I ever feel as if I am running low on creativity, I tend to hop on over to either Maile's blog or Nichole Heady's blog. I can always count on both to inspire me!

For this card, I started with a piece of raspberry fizz PTI cardstock. I punched 6 white circles and stamped them with a small butterfly from PTI's Butterfly Dreams. I tried to alter the position of the butterflies on each circle. I used the Polka Dot Basic stamp set with VersaMark ink to create the polka dot background on the pink cardstock. I also used a small scallop edge punch to create the border. I attached the white circles to the pink base. The sentiment comes from a HeroArts stamp set. Finally, a few small pearls were used to accent the center of three of the butterflies. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pawsing... to say hi!

Hey everyone!

Another older card today! We are still making plenty of new cards everyday but I thought I would share another card I found while looking through some old pictures. The next post will definitely have some new cards (we got a big order from PTI for the Feb. release - so there is soooo much to put up on the blog!) Anyway, this is a VERY old card that I made. It was certainly before we had discovered PTI or even Stampin' Up. I don't even think we had our Marvy Punches yet! The stamp comes from Michael's. I colored the stamp with pencils and backed it on two different brown rectangles. This was mounted on a small piece of yellow paper from a MatStack collection. Finally, a typed sentiment finishes off the card. I think it would be a great challenge to make another card with this stamp given all of the other materials we now have! The puppy is just so cute! Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Something Old

Good Morning-

Sometimes I find myself sifting through photos of old cards we have made in the past two years. Its so funny how inspired you can be from your own work. iphoto stores the card photos in the order in which they were updated. I admit that we have come a long way; those early cards were made with very few materials and very basic techniques.

This is one of those old cards that I found. I believe I made this card last spring. I have always loved the combination of brown and pink. I really like how the geometric shapes pull this card together. Each circle has some type of embellishment. The upper right corner has a punched Martha Stewart butterfly. Finally, a sentiment from Hero arts finishes off the card. I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring Greetings!

Hello everyone!

Here is a very CAS card today!! I have always wanted to purchase the PTI "Take 3 Spring" stamp set just for the adorable bunny images. Robin was unsure if we would use it very often, so we initially held off. I have to say, having had this set now for over three months, that I really love it! Especially during the cold, snowy winter, making springy cards with bunnies has been a lot of fun. I made this card by stamping the take 3 bunny images onto 3 die cut squares. One thing I really love about this stamp set is the attention to detail in each image. The stitching around the squares really makes the card look quite elegant. I attached the three squares to a strip of PTI Kraft paper. Hope you enjoy!