Friday, May 25, 2012

Mother's day card

It's a bit late sharing, but I had to make sure my Mom had seen the card before I shared it here on the blog. This is her (late) Mother's Day card made with Basic Grey papers, peel-off outline stickers and Copic markers.

  • Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" patterned papers
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs "Tulips" peel-off outline sticker
  • Copic markers
  • Spellbinders "Floral ovals" die
  • Spellbinders "Beaded ovals" die
  • Spellbinders "Ironworks" border die
  • Buttons from stash
  • Pearls from stash

Saturday, May 12, 2012

More tea???

I've been working on a set of cards for my mom (she wants them to give to volunteers at her teahouse fundraiser) and the quantity keeps changing - first she needed 10, then 12, then 16 would be great. I love making cards so it isn't too difficult but I am getting a little tired of the "tea" theme.

Anyway, here is the final (I hope) set of cards.
For this set I used peel-off stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used gold peel-offs for most of the cards but after photographing them, I actually wish that I'd made more using the black stickers but I made the mistake of leaving them out one evening and the cat decided to "improve" them by chewing on them.

I love the ease of peel-offs although I did a bit more fussy-cutting than I initially intended. If you look at this detailed picture, you'll see that I actually cut out the leaf design and laid it on a different patterned paper for a resulting paper-piece look. I also added some glossy accents and glitter to various sections of the pots and cups.
I used Fancy Pants designs papers that came free in Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine (don't you love freebies that are cute and usable!). The glitter stripes are just cheap ribbon I picked up at Michaels ages ago. For the final touch I printed a sentiment "A cup of thanks" onto patterned paper and then die cut the little teabag label shapes using Die-namics "Always Time for Tea" die cuts. I attached them to the teapot or cups using bakers twine.

Mom arrives in 2 weeks to pick up her cards so here's hoping her volunteer numbers don't expand yet again! Thanks for visiting my blog!


Monday, May 7, 2012

A cup of thanks

My mother runs a volunteer tea at her local teahouse and she asked me for a set of thank you cards that could be used for her volunteers. I made 3 sets (of 4 cards each). I've already shared 2 of the sets and here is the 3rd.
The image is an older one from Mo's Digital Pencil - isn't he a little sweetie? The patterned paper is Basic Grey, the cardstock is Bazzil. The lacey doily embellishment is actually cut from a larger sheet of Basic Grey. The flowers are either Prima or Recollections (I can't remember which).

2 Sisters - anything goes
365 Cards - pink, animal, DP
Basic Grey - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (flower, doily, pearl)
Craftymess Challenge - pink & cute
Creative Belli - animals
Creative Craft Challenges - animal antics
Mo's Digital Pencil - anything goes with Mo
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow - pink & brown