Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Celebrate Cupcake Card

I am so in love with Tim Holtz's new blue print stamps!! (Stamper's Anonymous) I can see me making many many cards, tags, and layouts with these!! Here's a tag I recently made for a friend's birthday!
I started off stamping the cupcake stamp directly onto the tag, then stamping it a second time on white cardstock (Bazzill Coconut Swirl).  The entire tag was then sprayed with October Afternoon's sprinklers ("All Aboard" from the Boarding Pass Collection).  While that was drying, I colored with Copic markers (RV13, RV21, RV10, YG13, and G14).  After cutting this out, I adhered over the stamped image with pop dots.  I stamped "Celebrate..." (Technique Tuesday) on Coconut Swirl, cut to look like a banner and adhered also with pop dots.  I added Tim Holtz's Antique Linen Distressed Stickles to the candle.  Flowers and leaves (misc) were added to the bottom of the tag and a few at the top. I added a small clear embellishment to the center of one flower (Webster's Pages). The edges were inked with Colorbox Chestnut Roan.  To finish this off, I tied ribbon to the top (American Crafts) and added a stick pin (Maya Road).  

Here's another card from the same sketch from Paper Crafts Magazine

This paper line is from Kaiser Kraft!! Its so pretty!! I have used this on many cards and layouts!! I also used my absolute new favorite tool, my large banner punch from EK!! Can one over use a banner punch?? I think not!!

For the flower, I used a 2" Gluber (if you have never heard of this.. it's an adhesive covered circle, perfect for making flowers, rosettes  etc.) and tissue paper! I cut one strip 1 1/2" x 12 and another 1" x 12".... then beginning in the outside of the Gluber, using the largest strip, wrinkle ends and adhere, moving in a circle around the outside until ends meet.  You may have to trim ends if necessary.  Then repeat with the smaller strip in the center of the Gluber.  Then I added a button and baker's twine to the center.  

Life is good card

I just this layout! I entered a sketch layout in Paper Crafts Magazine and this is one of the cards I submitted!! I may have to use this one again!! Love the simplicity of it!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

One of my favorite lines... Echo Park!! Here I used The "All About A Boy" line!! When I saw this picture of Easton taken Easter day, I knew it was the perfect picture for this line!! I love his dirty face!!!! 
I just love the new Bo Bunny "She's My Sister" line!! Here, I wanted to show off my daughter's belly and the colors really went with the shirt she was wearing plus it is so girly and feminine!! I just love the colors together as well as the flower and butterfly accents! 
Okay, here's one more of the index trays!! I did this when Easton was only one month old!! Here, I used the October Afternoon and Teresa Collins papers and Jenni Bowlin bingo cards, butterfly, and tickets along with Prima flower and embellishments! I also used American Crafts "brown sugar" lace ribbon and Tim Holtz grunge flourishes! I inked everything with Colorbox's Chestnut Roan (My absolute favorite!!) 

Here's something I just completed!! I just LOVE the Tim Holtz index trays!!! They are soo versatile! On this one, I wanted to display it every Christmas rather than simply creating a page layout! Simple Stories "25 Days of Christmas" line for the design.  Simple Stories are one of my favorite tools!! They are so easy and really turn out well, no matter how you use them! Now, I can display my adorable grandson, Easton on the mantel every year!!