Wednesday, September 24, 2014


My sister is my biggest fan and best customer :) She contacted me recently and asked if I could come up with a card for their friends. They were adopting their four year old grand daughter and were having a celebration to commemorate the event.
Well, I have a five year old, so it wasn't hard for me to imagine what little girls that age like. Of course, princesses were at the top of the list. So I started scouring the internet for ideas.
I didn't know if the card was for the grandparents or the four year old. So Jodi decided we should do one for both. In the end, this is what I came up with.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

B is for Baby

Here is the last of my baby cards for a while. I think I have enough on hand. I love the Mother Goose poem paper. And the striped paper. And the chevron paper. Okay, I love it all. The tiny safety pin works well with the baby theme too. I used the fancy capital letter off the Nursery Rhyme cartridge for the "B". I simply bumped it to the edge of the mat and then used scissors to trim the curly cue portion that I couldn't completely eliminate.

More Elephants

So my cute baby paper got me on a roll. Well, mass production always helps get a bunch done too =) Here are more elephant cards. Everyone seems to be having girls right now but I'm sure that will change soon and I'll be happy to have the boy cards in my stash.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Two Birds with One Elephant

I had a baby shower to attend last night so of course, I needed a card.  I have had two pads of cute baby paper waiting for me to use. But when looked at my Pinterest board not many of the cards I'd pinned used patterned paper. So when I finally found a couple designs I liked, I made a few.

I forgot to buy a gift bag (and later, I went to Meijer and refused to pay their ridiculously high prices for one). I only had a striped Kraft one on hand and no colored tissue paper to dress it up. I was running late so didn't have time to stop and grab one either. While I was getting ready, it hit me that I had cellophane card bags. So why not let more than just the mom-to-be enjoy the card?! I thought it turned out super cute and definitely need to remember this for future gifts.
**another great technique for ribbon scraps

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Negative Space on Purpose

I made this card by running my small star die through the machine three times. Then I used the negative space instead of the actual cut out stars. Instead of my usual heavy white cardstock, this one is actually a lighter weight cream with a slight texture. It works fine because the layers on the front are small and minimal. Black and white twine and the subtle pattern red star add just the punch needed to make this card pop.

Open Stars

Using a small star die inside a large star, I created open stars for this fun-for-any-age card. I used my scoring board to add subtle lines to the white layer. Matching buttons, lightweight string and a tiny tag greeting finished off the simplistic, clean look. And did you catch the visual triangle (small green stars?)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jumbled Birthday

Chrome embossed black mat, screw-style brads, and a mixed-up birthday greeting combine to make this colorless card perfectly masculine.