Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Card created during 2013 not previously posted

Finally!--I took time this past week to transfer over 300 photos from 1 of 2 cameras I own and can now share some of my results of my "therapy".

Hope you are inspired to creatively express yourself--

I "upcycled" a boxed card front panel because I loved the colorful crazy quilted butterfly image. My adding ribbons and brad along with the wide spectrum color letter stickers as well as the background cardstock, the butterfly image now makes a bigger impact.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Color Challenge--Gray

The 2nd weekend homework assignment for the survey class had 5 new required elements: *(not pictured: sketch layout; lots of rectangles) *use of gray and another color; suggestions were gray and peach, gray and pink, gray and yellow, or gray and turquoise *one tracing of a household or office item *sentiment contains theme of "I have a dream" or "My wish" *one use of zig-zag lines (chevron, zipper, lighting bolt, etc) (ch
The sketch layout proved even difficult for me. Using white pre-cut cards with a square opening immensely helped!!! My creations for the student challenge are:

Color challenge--Blue

Students in my survey class (Orientation to Home Economics) have been challenged with weekend homework assignments this quarter by creating cards using a "recipe" I've put together for each time. The first weekend's five required elements included: *two tones of blue *one use of plastic wrap or foil or waxed paper *winter theme *sentiment includes thanks *one part from front needs to be repeated to the inside
Pardon my getting used to my new printer/scanner: here are my creations for the student assignment

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bold heart design for card

Birthday card for aunt

Supplies and layout could easily switch to Valentine's, Best friend, or Anniversary

About 10 days or so ago, one of my aunts had a birthday. This was the card I created last week for her:

front view

front close-up of the chipboard embellishment from Special Moments

front close-up of stamping

inside view

Special creative note: the hot pink ribbon is re-cycled/re-use from packaging purchase several months ago. It was a perfect color match with  the heart doily!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Birthday in blues and greens

Feminine birthday card creation

for adult-age niece

Lots of different aqua, teals, and spring greens mixed to create a fluttery girly-girl card:

Studio G card base was purchased embossed and the area was inked so the butterflies would stand out.

inside view

angled view to see how the paisley cardstock is repeated; the flower cutout is the reverse side to the paisley from Wild Raspberry Papers from K and Company

Love is in the Air--Anniversary card

anniversary card

My sister and brother-in-law have been married for 24 years. This is the card I created last week for them:


inside angled close-up

Some interesting creative secrets: the plaid heart is from a memo pad purchased from Current Catalog many years ago and the blue & green 'rug' design cardstock shown is from a deck of card--yes, playing cards! The scalloped doily and plaid heart were inked with tan stamp pad in order to coordinate better with the floral vine cardstock and to also contrast with the white card base.