Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jackson! :)

My nephew is turning 4 years old today! Happy Birthday, Jackson! :) I sent him a birthday card to celebrate. My sister told me that the theme for his birthday is dinosaurs, so I made him a card with a reptile look to it. He is just learning to spell his name, so I'm hoping he recognizes his name on the card!

Here is the card that I sent him.

I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then brushed it randomly with Versamark ink so it would look more reptile/leather-like. I added green zig-zag border to look like scales. I was inspired by Nichole's card. I stamped his name with PTI Outlines Alphabet (a must-have set!) and colored it with copics. The sentiment is from PTI Birthday Basics.

Here's the inside.

The dinosaur is from PTI Tiny Treats: Valentine and I added a sentiment from Birthday Basics. I love that the cute images from this Valentine's set can still be used year round. They are so great for children's cards.

I taped a gift card holder to the inside of the card. You can read more about the gift card holder in my post here.

A close-up of the sentiment.

Our cat, Ashley, had to inspect the card and make sure she approved! :)

That's all for today. Thanks so much for visiting and taking a look!

Have a sunny day! :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Super Simple Gift Card Holders

I saw some cool-looking kraft envelopes by Maya Road that I thought would be great to use as gift card holders. Instead of buying them, I thought it might be fun to recreate them.

Here is what I came up with. I made a whole bunch in several PTI colors.

I kept them super CAS because I want them to be flat enough to mail on the inside of a card and simple enough that they don't distract from the card itself. Just drop them into the card, and it's good to go!

The measurements are 7" long x 3" wide, then score at 3" length and fold. I punched the edge with several different Fiskars border punches (apron lace, threading water and scallops) to mix it up. I taped around the inside edges with 1/8" scor-tape and then finished the gift card holder by rounding off the edges.

Super simple and quick to make, but it looks so much more finished then just dropping the gift card inside. So the next time I mail a card with a gift card, I'll be set now!

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a sunshine-filled day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pallenge No. 6 - Springtime Flowers Challenge

Today's card is one that I made for the Papertrey Pals Challenge No. 6. It was my turn to assign a challenge, so I said to use any type of flower to make a card to welcome spring. I also took this to my office to add to the collection of cards we have there, which we hand out to the employees when it's their birthday.

Here is my card, Happy Birthday.

I stamped a flower from PTI's brand new Beautiful Blooms II set using several Memento dye inks: Tangelo orange, Rose Bud pink and Lady Bug red. I first stamped the entire flower with orange and then randomly added pink and red inks around the edges and center to give it a more natural flower-like look. Then I stamped the sentiment from PTI Birthday Basics with Memento's Bamboo Leaves ink.

The card is embossed using a large classic rectangles nestabilities die, using Nichole's technique: here. I lined scor-tape around the outside edge and added prisma glitter to give it some shine. I finished the card with a light green gemstone in the center of the flower.

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my blog. I appreciate it so much!

Have a wonderful, sunshine-filled day! :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thanks for Everything!

I've got another card for you today that I made for my office. This time I made a Thank You card. Birthday cards and Thank You cards are the most frequently used cards in our office, so I'm really trying to add more of those to the collection.

Here is the card, Thanks for Everything.

I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then diecut the middle with PTI's Fillable Frames No.1. I stamped the sentiment from the YOF: Violets set with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with white EP. I finished the card with Enchanted Evening twill ribbon.

That's all for today!

Have a happy, sunny day! :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Get Well Soon

Today's card is a Get Well card I made using PTI Tea for Two. If you didn't see my previous post, I've been making some cards for my office to build up our stash of occasion cards.

Here is the card, Get Well Soon.

I just got the Tea for Two set, and am having so much fun using it. I held off forever on buying this set, and am now wishing I had got it much sooner. If you've been thinking about getting it: go for it! Love the variety of sentiments and cute teapots. 

The background is stamped with Memento Pearlescent Rust ink using PTI Beautiful Blooms I leaves. It's so awesome how PTI designed the teapot to coordinate with the leaves from that set. Then the classic rectangles nestabilities frame was accented on the edges with the same Memento ink to finish off the card.

There are several more cards for my office that will be posting over the next few days, so would love for you to come back and take a look if you get a chance. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a wonderful, sunshine-filled day! :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wishing You a Happy Birthday...

Happy Sunday! Hope you've had a nice weekend. :) I have been making cards like crazy over the past couple days. I'm usually pretty slow when making my cards, but I'm working on a card project for my office so have had to pick up the pace a little bit.

At my office we have a stash of cards on hand for special occasions. I was looking through it recently and thought why not make some cards to add to it? We also hand out cards to each person in the office when it's their birthday, so I made several birthday cards too.

Here is one of the birthday cards I made for our office.

I used PTI Star Prints (one of my all time favorite PTI sets), and the sentiment is from Through the Trees set. The labels frame is from Waltzingmouse's Very Vintage Labels No.1. This is my first time using PTI's impression plates and I got to say, it is so awesome! Love the detail that it adds. I liked how the plaid stripes work with the star image.

That's all for now, but I'm going to post all of the cards I made over the next few days. I've already got the posts scheduled, so be sure to stop back by if you get a chance! Thanks so much for taking a peek at my blog. I appreciate so much that you stopped by. 

Wishing you a sunny day! :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Treats

Happy Easter! Hope you all have a wonderful one with your family and friends! :) We're visiting my relatives on the east coast of Florida for Easter.

Easter is always such a fun time, with so many happy memories from childhood. Yesterday we dyed some Easter eggs, which I haven't done since elementary school. I forgot how fun that is and how amazingly colorful the eggs turn out after they've been dyed.

The Easter treats project I have for you today was made with adults in mind, so I tried to design something a little more modern and elegant. I made these treats for my co-workers and for family members.

I stamped PTI Butterfly Dreams stamps onto butterfly diecuts using Aqua Mist ink. The Easter sentiment is from PTI Mixed Messages and is just the right size to stamp in the center of the butterfly. A lot of the small messages from that set fit perfectly within the butterfly images, so it could work for other occasions too.

I stamped and diecut using PTI Fillable Frames #1 and filled the frame with Tin Types, which seems similar to a springtime basket weave, especially on kraft cardstock.

Here are all of the treats lined up together. The PTI small glassine bags are embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folders to give them dimension. I filled the bags with Reese's chocolate easter eggs. Yum! :)


Thanks so much for visiting, and hope you have a great Easter! :) Wishing you a sunshine-filled day!

Papertrey Pals: Challenge No. 4

I am playing a little bit of catch up with some past Papertrey Pals Challenges. Our fourth challenge was posted by Jessica and she provided the following fun card sketch to get us started.

And here is the card I made for this challenge. I thought it might be fun to make a card to welcome spring.

I stamped the sun with Papertrey Ink's Dot Spot and the blue sky is stamped with Papertrey Ink's Background Basics: Heart text. The tag is from PTI Tags for Spring. I really love that set!

I had a lot of fun making this card. I made an alternate version too, playing up the idea of love to match the background text.

By the way, it's my turn to post a challenge for the Papertrey Pals. I just posted a new challenge to the Papertrey Pals site here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I really do appreciate your comments and feedback so much!

Have a sunny day! :)
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