Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Black and Blue swap

The most recent card I made was for a Black and Blue themed swap. The background papers were from an Origami calendar that was part of our office white elephant exchange. 365 6x6 pages I can use for cards!!!.

Floral stamps are Stampin Up's Flower Factory. Saying is from an I Brake for Stamps grab bag. I love grab bags!!!

Herringbone technique

The Herringbone technique from the most recent Technique Junkies newsletter really caught my eye. I made a couple of pieces of the background with strips cut from some 6x6 bg papers from my stash. The one with the odd shape is because I cut wrong when trimming the edges. The tags are a Cuttlebug ribbon tag die with some purple ribbon run through them. Stamps are Stampin Up.

Matched Set

We were challenged to make a card with a matching stamped envelope. I started with some bg paper from my stash, which I used for the envelope. I have a couple of ways to make envelopes. I have the Create-a-Lope templates I bought many years ago from QVC, which is what I used here. The rest of the paper (it was a 12x12 bg page) went for the background for the card. I embossed some Pumpkin Pie cs with one of my cuttlebug embossing folders.

Stamps are from SU's Watercolor Minis and Flutterbys sets.

Black and Gold

For the Black and Gold mingle, I found some black and gold metallic background papers in my stash. I used a Sketch Challenge from Stamper's Corner for the layout. Black and Gold ribbon from my stash. The image is from and I Brake for Stamps grab bag, sentiment is from Stampin Up. Flower is two punches layered on each other with a brad in the middle.

Glittery Winter

This is a layout I CASE'd from a friend a long time ago. I used SU's Blizzard wheel in Brilliant Blue on the white and Whisper White on the blue.

The SU Snowflakes are done in glittered embossing powder. The saying is from a grab bag I THINK I got from I Brake For Stamps. Cut the corners around the saying with a Martha Stewart punch.

Shaker Card--sad story

I hosted a shaker card swap and nobody played with me :(.

I made the shaker element with the Fit-It software and my oval Colluzzle. Musical instruments inside were from I Brake for Stamps. I used beads and some music confetti for the shaker stuff.

Decided to use it for a birthday card instead.

Christmas Sweets

Using more of the faux silk I made with tissue paper from the gift exchange at work (who cares about the presents, I got TONS of tissue paper!!!), I made this card for the Christmas Sweets mingle.

The ribbon down the side looks brown here to me, but it's really red velvet with gold trim. It was left over from my door decoration at work. The images are from Stampin Up, stamped on die cuts that were cut from cs that was done with the Antiqued Glimmers technique from Technique Junkies.

Castles ATC

I made a castle ATC for a mingle using some tissue paper from a gift exchange at work. Made some faux silk backgrounds. The castle is from SU's Snow Globe set. The ribbons were from the gift exchange at work too. The crown charms came from Sky Blue Pink.

New Year's Card

For this one, I distressed some mini-calendar pages and layered them with glitter and some Spellbinders dies and used my one New Year's Stamp. Mounted on silver glossy.

Pointsettia Swap

This was a simple one. I cut the frame with a Sizzix Die and stamped it with a pointsettia stamp in white. The main image is SU's pointsettia set, done with Crayon Resist from Technique Junkies.

Red and Teal Swap

I had to do a swap using red and teal as the colors. I wasn't sure about that color combo, but it does look nice together.

I used a sketch challenge from Stamper's Corner for the layout. The flower is from SU's Embrace Life set. Background on the white is the Victorian Lace bg stamp from SU. Corners are cut with a ticket corner punch.

New Year ATC

It's been a while since I posted cards to my blog. This one was for an ATC New Year's swap. I only have one New Year stamp, so I did a Glitter Puzzle mounted on gold glossy. As you can see, the glitter got everywhere, but it looked great IRL.