February 28, 2010

February Card Class Projects

The last month has been very crazy. We never posted the cards we made in our February Class. So finally here they are. We used the Fox and Friends from the Ocassions Mini catalog for this card. This set is so adorable. You can make adorable baby cards, or children's cards with this set.

Birthday Card

Our next card we worked with the Happy Moments set and the Whimsical Words set from the Sale A Bration catalog. I just love the font Stampin' Up! used for the Whimsical Words.

Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Cards

Our last card was workiing with the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt. At first I wasn't sure if I really liked this set or not, but there have been so many beautiful cards made using these. We also used the new Scallop Trim Border punch from the Sale A Bration catalog. Stampin' Up! will make this punch available for sale in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.

February 11, 2010

Elegant and Easy Part 2

Here is another example of an easy and elegant card. This one could again be used for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or thank you card.

I have been a little crazy over the Kraft CS lately, but I almost enjoy that the color palette is simple for this card.

Paper: Kraft, Sage Shadow
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Stamps: Medallion background, Heard from the Heart
Accessories: Vanilla grosgrain riboon, Scallop circle punch, Kraft Corduroy button, twine, Eyelet border punch

February 10, 2010

Elegant and Easy

Who says an elegant looking card can't also be a snap to create? Not me. I love making simple cards, and often criticize myself for thinking they are too plain, but this card shows that a beautiful card doesn't need to take much time or supplies.

I think this card would be perfect for a spring wedding or even an anniversary card. You can easily change the colors and would still have a gorgeous card.

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (scrap), Lovely Lilac, and Almost Amethyst
Ink: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Happy Everything
Accessories: Wide Oval punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, silver brads

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February 9, 2010

Fox and Friends for Baby

Have I told you yet how much I LOVE the Fox & Friends stamp set? I might have, but I'm going to tell you again. I LOVE Fox & Friends. Despite the fact that this set is adorable, it is also very versitile. I have two different cards highlighted here using this set. You could use these for baby announcements, baby shower invitations and thank you cards, children's birthday invites and cards, and list could just go on and on. Enjoy a little inspiration from the two simple card ideas.

February 8, 2010

Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Card

I have had the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt pieces for a while now. There they sat in my drawer looking all sad. I find I use the same colors and supplies that I always use because they are comfortable to use. I know what to expect from them. I have a difficut time breaking out of that box though. This card was my first attempt at using the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt pieces. I like them, but don't quite feel super comfortable with them. I like this card and it would be amazingly simple to create tons of these cards in no time at all.

Paper: Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Rose Red
Stamps: Well Scripted (Clear- #117072, Wood- #118601)
Accessories: Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (#117266)

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February 7, 2010

Fundraiser Basket- Cards in Bloom

Last weekend we had a fundraiser at school. We had restaurants donate food, silent auction items, and presentations of student work. Overall, the day was a success. I donated this Cards in Bloom pot to the silent auction. I have admired many of these that I have seen online before and thought I'd give it a try. It was a simple and easy item for me to donate. Most of the cards I had on hand, so the most difficult part was attaching the small clothes pins to the floral stakes. Easy peasey!

Birthday Boy

Things have been crazy around here. I haven't had much time to "play" in my craft room. I took some of that time back this weekend. Both of my nephews have birthdays in March. Logan is turning 9 and Austin is turning 1. I took some inspiration from the FTL 76 and used that simple design to create a boyish birthday card.

I am terrible at making anything that is masculine. I used some old DSP that I dug out, Hey There Sunshine, as well as some Pacific Point (retired), Old Olive, and Dusty Durango CS. The number 9 is just a foam sticker I had. Simple, cute, and not girly. Just what I was going for. Check another thing off my list!

Paper: Hey There Sunshine DSP (retired), Pacific Point (retired), Old Olive, Dusty Durango
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Party Hearty
Accessories: Buttons, Small Library Clips, twine, dimensionals