Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

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.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Feminine Birthday card for best friend

BFF: best friend forever--her 2013 birthday card creation

Birthday card using lots of blue-green hues

It was soooo good to be creating a card instead of grading papers or fixing 'babies' (Baby Think It Over babies for parenting class students) or grocery shopping for one or more food classes! I just LOVE when I get the chance to be creative and especially love when I coordinate an extremely eclectic grouping of items and techniques to create a charming card.

The embossed-edged card is from Studio G. I used a peacock blue-green ink pad (also from Studio G) to apply color to the embossed edge in order for it to 'pop'. The white doily was also bordered with the same ink application. Studio G's "make a wish" stamp was used to create another bottom border.

A circle of white tulle was folded, crimped, and trimmed at each end in order to overwhelm the card.

The paper heart shape is from a set of memo pads purchased a few years ago from Current Catalog. I felt that since Valentine's Day was only a few weeks back and I have also know my BFF Susie since we were in first grade, a heart focal image for her birthday card was very appropriate. Half of the ribbons are from Martha Stewart Crafts ('congratulations' and 'best wishes') or from Studio G. The epoxy brad and the chipboard flower (inside) are also from Studio G.

Overall, I'm extremely happy with the final results: