Monday, August 22, 2011

Take off for good times

I'm getting ready to put my house up for sale and so I've packed away a lot of my craft supplies. I've tried to just keep out the basics along with a minimum of patterned paper and embellishments. As a result I'm trying to use what I have still unpacked in more creative ways.

This boy's birthday card is completely without stamps (the good times sun is a rub-on) and as all my crafty friends now, I love my stamps, but they were one of the first items I packed away (except for some favorites, of course). I added brads in an unusual way (for me) by putting them onto the tree. And finally, I created the bike ramp by using strips of scrap paper. The design of the card is out of a magazine but unfortunately I can't share which one because all my magazines are packed now and I forgot to write the magazine name down when I made note of the sketch. The papers are all Abby Road.


Monday, August 8, 2011

A little birdie told me

Today's card is a pretty simple one - I coloured a stamped image from Whipper Snapper using the Paper Pals colour challenge combo as my guide. The sketch is from Midnight Madness. I used Basic Grey's Life of the Party background paper and embellishment (the flower). Once again I've left off any sentiment so that I can use the card for a multitude of occasions although I am leaning towards using it as a congratulations card ("A little birdie told me you ...").



Saturday, August 6, 2011

A dragon for any reason

UPDATE365 Cards chose my card as one of their Spotlight Designs! I also won the random draw at Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday! It's been a great week for winning!


I coloured this absolutely adorable little dragon awhile ago and finally got my act together and made him into a card. I haven't decided whether he'll be for a birthday, thank you or just because so he'll go without a sentiment for now. I just love how the colours and image are perfect for a boy even though the main embellishment is a pair of stacked canvas flowers.
The papers and flowers I used are from Basic Grey's "Life of the Party" set and the dragon is from Bugaboo. Isn't he cute? As usual, I used Copics for my colouring.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Road work ahead

I was inspired to make today's card by an article in the June issue of Cardmaking & Papercrafts about making masculine cards using die cuts. I apologize for the poor quality of the picture but my camera battery died and I had to scan the card - my scanner never seems to get the colours quite right.
The papers and die cuts are all from Abbey Road. The wheels on the van are circle-punched from the patterned paper, then attached loosely with brads (so they actually turn).


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Getting zipped

Last week I found a zipper laying on the floor of the laundry room. Of course I didn't throw it away, instead thinking to myself "how can I use this on a project?" Well, I decided to try my hand at an ATC.
I only had the zipper pull so I started by creating a zipper strip out of embossed paper. I then attached stars to some coated wire and inserted them so that it would look like the stars were shooting out of the unzipped pocket. Oh, and just in case you aren't already horrified impressed by my use of garbage reclaimed materials, the backing for the ATC is scavenged from a MacDonald's Happy Meal toy package. I am the Queen of Cheap! And now I must go shopping .... LOL.