Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wedding cards: # 1 of 3 made for friends

Friends of mine had 3 of their 4 adult children marry within a timespan of 1.5 years!

Wedding card #1:

clever uses of ordinary supplies--tulle that has been inked in order to coordinate with the colors and contrast against the doily

Monday, July 7, 2014

Card #3 of 3 made in 30 minutes from start to finish

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this quick-to-make card is so charming and light-hearted. It is for our pastor.

The card was easy to put together for these reasons:
a. the birthday candles were already wrapped with the baker's twine (was going to use several weeks ago and changed mind--now am glad because the color mix goes so perfectly with the pre-printed card)
b. the multiple print happy birthday patterned paper is actually a 3-inch section cut from a pre-printed card purchased from Hot Off the Press (Paper Wishes website or catalog to purchase)
c. the scalloped circle opening in the card base was purchased that way from Studio G (purchased at Wal-Mart)
d. stenciled number ruler and 'congratulations' wood stamp made the other decorative touches easy

Wa-hoo for cute, charming, and easy to create!!!

Card was made in 30 minutes on July 6

#2 of 3 birthday cards that were quick-to-create

This is an angled view of the cover. Not shown in the bottom right corner is the stamping 'be happy'. Papers are from different sources. Flower-shaped brads are from Hot Off the Press (available from Paper Wishes). the epoxy stickers and jewel stick-ons are also from  different suppliers.

Studio G is the vendor for the mauve pink square card, purple ink stamp pad, and the 'be happy' wood stamp.

Cute Birthday Card made in 30 minutes #1 of 3 created July 6

Blooms and Butterflies! What more can be said to create a feminine garden theme card for one of my aunts?!?!

The embossed card from Studio G plus the sticker embellishments (from different sources) made this a quick-create card. Yea!

Teal and purple ink stamp pads along with the two stamps ('today is the day' clear stamp and 'happy birthday' wood stamp) are also from Studio G.

The tan color flower shaped brad is from Hot Off the Press (available from Paper Wishes).

I've forgotten the source for the patterned paper shown on the inside view--sorry. It's pretty and perfect for the color mix, however.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Owl Be Thinking of You card

Monochromatic Neutrals Color Scheme (mostly)

Eclectic use of supplies and vendors--at least 8 different companies represented: DCWV, The Paper Studio's Spare Parts metallic brads, Acid Free Dye Ink Stamp Pads in beige, brown, and black from Oriental Trading Company (OTC), Tree

Eclectic use of techniques--at least 6 different art-crafting skills applied=inking, stamping, outlining, decorative edging/cutting, embellishing, stenciling/cutting, etc.

Owl theme

Best friend is the receiver of this sweet charmer:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Adorable flowery birthday cake focal

Birthday card for almost teen girl

12th birthday for niece--this is her special card creation:

Monday, May 5, 2014

25th Wedding Anniversary Card

Sister's 25th anniversary celebrated in March 2014

Here's what I created for Martha and Dave:

I love the mix of colors, patterns, textures, and theme reminders!!! There are many different techniques used as well:
*decorative edged scissors give a zig-zag finish to the bottom of the cover
*hole-punching to use the baker's twine
*stamping for the heart, initials and years using alphabet stamps, key, and love
*inking on edges of patterned papers
*stickers on top of decorative tape
*embellishments ranging from jewel stick-ons to glittered heart to silver glitter mini brad