Thursday, June 2, 2011

Busy, Busy, having fun making cards

Here are some more of my latest creations I have been working on lately.  With each one I got more and more excited and liked it better then the last one.  Hard to make up my mind which one I like the best.

Cupcake Birthday Card 052011
Card on left is front of card, card on right is inside of card
I just got my new cupcake punch and had fun making this card. I used a tooth brush to splatter paint the front of the card to make the multi colors.

PAPER:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Apricot Appeal, Dusty Durango, Close to Coco Card Stock
INK:  Close to Coco, Apricot Apeal, Close to Coco, Real Red
STAMPS:  Upsy Daisy, Bring On The Cake, Whimsical Words, Well Scripted
PUNCHES:  Ex Large Build A Cup Cake Punch
ACCESSORIES:  Tombo Glue, Black Journaler, Sponge, Tooth Brush, Bone Folder, Ink Refills in Color of your Choice to Splatter top page of card.

Daughter Stephanie's Birthday Card 042811
Card Back left front of card, back right inside of card, up front is how I decorated the envelope.

I really like these new spinner accessories.  It gives you something new and exciting to add to a card.  And of course the new flower punch and stamp set help get me over the winter blues.  

PAPER:  Very Vanilla Card Stock, Springtime Vintage DSP
INK:  Not Quite Navy, Rose Red, Pear Pazazz, Always Artichoke
STAMPS:  Take A Spin, Build A Blossom, Bring On The Cake, Eastern Blooms
PUNCHES:  Extra Large Decorative Label, Blossom Petal Punch, Corner Scallop Trim
ACCESSORIES:  Dimensional, Sponge, Game Spinners

 Sail Boat  Birthday Card 052111
Back left front of card, back right inside of card, upfront is view of how I decorated the envelope

Bird House Thank You Card 051811
Back left front of card, back right inside of card, upfront is view of how I decorated the envelope 

I wish I could take full credit for this card because I think it is so beautiful but about 50% of it I cased from Maria Vanderform from LNS.  After I seen her card I just had to recreate one because I just fell in love with it.  Am I giving my age away by saying I am a flower girl and love flower power?  What do you think don't you just love it?

PAPER:  Pale Plum, Blush Blossom, Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, Taken With Teal Card Stock, Flowers For You DSP
INK:  Rose Red, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Black Journaler, White Gel Pen
STAMPS:  Because I Care, Very Versatile, Upsy Daisy, Punch Potpourri
PUNCHES & DIES:  1 3/8" Circle Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Corner Scallop Trim, 2 1/2" Circle Ex Large Punch, Ex Large Decorative Label Punch, Punch 2 Step Bird, Large Oval, Heart to Heart Punch, Boho Blossoms, Big L Fun Flowers Sizzix Die, Big Island Floral Sizzix Die, Scallop Circle Punch.
ACCESSORIES:  Tombo Glue, Big Shot, Bone Folder, Sponge, Standard Cutting Plates

Birdcage Thank You Card 052611
 Back left front of card, back right inside of card, upfront is view of how I decorated the envelope

Another keeper as far as I am concerned.  I like doing these half cards they give you so much more room to create.  I really like the color combination in this one plus another use for a great flower and tag.  The birdcage on the card and envelope are both heat embossed.

PAPER:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Brocade Blue, Whisper White Card Stock, Botanical Gazette DSP
INK:  Early Espresso, Brocade Blue, Cherry Cobbler
STAMPS:  Nature Walk, Friend to Friend
PUNCHES & DIES:  1 3/8" Circle Punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Sizzix Tag Combo Die, Sizzix Big L, Fun Flower Die
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Pattern #2 Pattern Plate, Big Shot, Ruby Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Versa Mark, Dimensional, Tombo Glue, Blender Pen, Sponge, Close to Coco 1/4" Polytwill Ribbon, 1/2" Pearl from Pretties Kit, Multipurpose Platform

Pheasant Butterfly Thank You Card 051511 
Back left front of card, back right inside of card, upfront is view of how I decorated the envelope

This is the last of my group of thank you cards.  I wanted to get a variety for people to choose from, what do you think?  I like using my big shot and creating all the dimension on my cards.  How did we ever get along without our big shots?  The pheasants and butterflies on the card and envelope are embossed and heat set.

PAPER:  Apricot Appeal, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Crushed Curry, Creamy Caramel
INK:  Basic Black
STAMPS:  Three Little Words, Curvy Verses
PUNCHES & DIES:  Modern Label Punch, Wrought Iron Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Top Note Die & negative, Embossing Plate Distressed And Square
ACCESSORIES:  Gold Embossing Powder, Ruby Embossing Powder, VersaMark, Heat Gun, Big Shot, Tombo Glue, Black Journaler, Gold Zig Painty, Sponge

These two pictures are of the new one inch envelope punch.  I had some small erasors so I made one for each of my grand kids as a surprise.  The one in the back on the left is for Mariah.  Her's had a watermelon slice erasor in it.  In the center was one for her brother Alex and his had a socker ball in it.  Then the one on the right was for Isaac and his had a basketball inside.  This picture is of the front side of them.  The next picture is of the back side of each one.

Well this was a long post but hope you enjoyed my cards.  Let me know what you think.  I am still having computer problems so will post when I can, have a good one, see ya.


  1. These are so beautiful, Kathleen. My favorite is the birdhouse and next the birdcage. I see you have been really working. I sure have been slacking off lately. 2nd day in row that I have been able to get online. WooHoo! TFS

  2. These are very beautiful Kathleen. I already told you my indepth critique on each card so I won't go into that again. However, your pheasant card is outstanding -- love your shading and the visual effect of your layout. And yes, you are my #1 blog to visit (she made me say that folks -- LOL).