Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cards for family--Birthday for niece

Next week, my youngest niece is turning 10. Because her birthday falls during the week, her birthday celebrations are this weekend. So keeping in mind her pre-teen changing interests, I've gone with a 70s retro-inspired, Partridge Family type look.

What can I say besides "Wow"!!!

1. 4" x 6" white card base (and envelope not shown)= Current Catalog
2. Calent Alpha Gold sticko stickers= EK Success Brands
3. Super Cool Flowers kit (pattern papers, jewels, large flower-power stick-ons)= Me & My Big Ideas
4. "Best Wishes" ribbon= Martha Stewart Crafts
5. Elmer's Craft Bond glues and adhesive squares
6. French Curve templates by Helix (I've had these for years!!!!)
7. additional cardstock and birthday theme stickers= personal stash

Cards for family--birthday

This card was made for my sister-in-law's birthday this week. Her favorite color is blue but as I put this together with the different coordinates, some of the other colors in the patterns show more distinctly.

I'm really enjoying using baker's twine as an alternative to ribbon.

1. Sunny Day pattern papers by Lydia Collection
2. baker's twine by We R Memory Keepers
3. Elmer's Craft Bond glues and adhesives squares
4. 4" x 6" white card base and envelope (not shown) by Current Catalog
5. mini jeweled florettes by at Hobby Lobby
6. Enchanted Evening by Encore Ultimate Metallic Ink Pad by Tsuineko, Inc.
7. others from personal stash

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Card creation for family: #4 of 4

Here's the last quick installment for recent card creations for family members. This one is a birthday card for one of my aunts:

**Birthday card for my dad's younger sister, my Aunt Rachel: cover and inside views**

This card came together rather quickly because I focused on coordinating everything mainly through the Studio G collection (flower image).

From Studio G=
1. epoxy brad
2. cardstock sticker
3. 2 pattern papers
4. make a wish stamp
5. gray pigment ink
6. sage green pigment ink
From EK Success=
1. Spicy Butterflies (and itty bitty flowers) dimensional stickers
From Elmer's Craft Bond
1. glues and adhesives

Card creation for family: #3 of 4

This is a 2nd card created for my niece this week. She not only had a birthday but she also received word of getting accepted to medical school. So I just had to create a special congrats card for the occasion:
**Congratulations card: cover and inside views**
I'm super pleased how well everything coordinated!

1. dots clear glitter sticker border and stripes clear glitter sticker border=Sweet Blooms collection by Colorbok
2. yeah chipboard punchout, lilac pigment ink, dream big epoxy brad, all pattern papers, mini butterfly punch=Studio G
3. glues and adhesives= Elmer's Craft Bond
4. jewels/border stickers=All That Bling by Jolee's

Card creation for family: #2 of 4

here's another creation made for family:
**Birthday card for niece: cover and inside views**
I really love how this card came together! All the different elements just coordinated very well!
medium size ivory tag=The Paper Company
bee stickers=Current Catalog
From Studio G: you are the best stamp, sage green pigment ink, pattern papers, mini flower punch, brown with white dot ribbon, cardstock flower stickers, chipboard sticker, 5" x 5" card base, epoxy brad, be happy stamp, gray pigment ink

Card creations for family: #1 of 4

Here's some of my paper crafting for the past 48 hours or so:
**Anniversary card for my sister: cover and inside views**

5" x 5" white card base=Studio G
Faded Denim Pattern Pack papers=Colorbok
Blue Awning Metal Art paper flower brad=K & Company
Dots Pastel Dimensional Stickers=EK Success
Sweet Blooms clear glitter sticker=Colorbok
glues and adhesives=Elmer's Craft Bond
pigment inks (turquoise and gray), mini heart punch, heart epoxy brad=Studio G
medium ivory tag=The Paper Company

Monday, March 19, 2012

Card-making: contemporary wedding/love theme

My color cues were taken from my cousin's & his fiancee's bridal registry.

Chocolate brown

Pattern papers: Cafe au Lait Pattern Pack by Colorbok

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Card-making: 4th quick post--girlfriend birthday

My "BFF" has the perfect big fat cats and they inspired the focus for her birthday card.

Card-making: Thinking of you created w/ coordinating papers

I wanted a beautiful card for my aunt. Coral is the "hot" hue for fashion this spring and this deep coral is striking with the blue-gray and creamy beige colors.

Pattern papers: Peachy Keen Collection by Kaisercraft

Card-Making: 2nd quick post for today--tooth fairy card

Cute! My youngest nephew just lost his first 2 teeth within 3 days of each other. My husband and I have been the "tooth fairy" for his older sisters and now it's our turn to mark these developmental milestones for him. (However, 6 months ago, he said that he wanted to keep his teeth and Uncle Joe can just keep his money!!!!!)

Card-making: Birthday card

Hi! Crafting friends, it has been 4 1/2 months full of super hectic life since my last posting. In the midst of moving and starting a new job, our old property sold about one week before Thanksgiving! (In this current economy, to have a house in a very very small rural town sell in 4 1/2 months--July to mid-November--is amazing!) My husband has been super busy handling the home projects. As the projects have tapered off as we are nearing the end of things, I have been able to create a few cards lately.

Several quick postings will follow. I'm not going to give details on products or techniques at this time. Readers/followers: ask questions and I can go back in and edit.

This first post is a birthday card created for my nephew. I really like the mix of strips...depth...variety...interest...visual appeal.

and here's a different angle: