Thursday, July 25, 2013

Washi Tape-how I love thee

Hello. I'm back with some of my latest card creations. Since I've been pinning things like crazy on Pinterest, I've been motivated to make cards using some of the many new supplies I've been acquiring of late. One of my favorite new (to me) supplies is Washi Tape. I love this stuff. It's so easy to use and comes in so many wonderful colors and designs, I want it all. In order to justify my ever growing stash of the stuff, I decided I better start using it. Here are two cards I've recently made using Washi tape. Both are birthday cards.

This first card was inspired from a card I pinned from Pinterest. I changed very little. I think I turned the tape around on the present, changed the Happy Birthday tag design and used an embossing folder, but other than that, the layout is exactly the same as the Pinterest card. I really love looking at this card. The bright colors, the washi tape, the black and white twine, I smile every time I look at it. It will be a hard card for me to part with it.

This second card was me messing around with some pink, black and white designed washi tapes I recently purchased and  a Chevron Stampin Up stamp set I'd never used. I stamped the Chevon images, fussy cut them out, and wrapped washi tape around them. Instead of using the Chevon shapes in the classic line pattern, I decided to break up the pieces and use them more in an arrowhead type fashion. I really liked this layout but felt it was missing something.  I couldn't decide what so I just added the small "Happy Birthday" sentiment, which is barely visible in the picture.

Both of these cards were a lot of fun to make and I do understand why washi tape is such a big hit with crafters.  It's inexpensive, comes in wonderful colors and patterns, tears easily so no tools are needed and it's repositionable. If you don't like it where you put it the first time around, just pick it up and put it somewhere else. I love stress free crafting materials :)

Happy Crafting,

Monday, June 17, 2013

Unconventional Graduation Card-for my Goddaughter

Hello, everyone! I think it's been 7 months since my last blog post. Shame on me!

I wanted to share a Graduation card I made for my niece Danielle. She graduated from University of Hawaii in May and I'm so proud of her! A week or so after graduation she left for Australia to see what life is like down under. She hopes to find work there and stay a while.

I always think of my niece as a free spirit and as such wanted to make her something that symbolized her spirit. Here is what I came up with:



I like the simplicity of the card and that it fit my niece's circumstance and personality.  Danielle likes it, so I consider it a success!

Materials used: Embossing folders from Stampin Up and Provocraft, black and white cardstock,  layered bird image was cut on my Cameo from a Silhouette file, "congratulations little bird", "It's time to fly...." and sketched bird image done with my Chomas pen holder and gel pens. I colored in the sketched bird with the gel pen once it was drawn onto the circle to create a silhouette image.

Thanks for looking,


Friday, October 19, 2012

Final Halloween Card Post-October 31st

Happy Friday, everyone. I know I'm very glad the weekend is almost upon us. I've saved my favorite card for last. This card was my attempt to use a lot of images and I really like the way it came together. All the images are purchased from the Silhouette store. One of my favorite things about the Cameo is how you can manipulate shapes to suit your needs. From flipping the cat, to taking apart the October 31st image, I was able to piece the parts of my card to form a cohesive design using several images.

I really love Halloween images and wish I could find more uses for them. Or had more time to use them. I am going to make most of my Christmas gifts for family and friends this year, so I will be super busy working on holiday gifts for the next few months. I hope to share my projects with all of you.

Thanks for stopping by this week,


Thursday, October 18, 2012

BOO to YOU-Halloween card-Day 4

Good morning, everyone. Here is my 4th Halloween card. I loved this ghost image that I purchased from the Silhouette store and decided I had to use him for a Halloween card. It was very simply put together using the phrase "Boo to you" and a banner for some additional interest. All images were purchased from the Silhouette store. Cardstock was from a DCWV mat stack I purchased last year.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Batty Halloween card-Halloween cards-Day 3

Well, it's Wednesday and I hope you're all having a happy week so far. Today I'm sharing my Bat themed Halloween card. The "B Bat" definition image is a print and cut image I purchased from the Silhouette store. The flying bats are also a set of images purchased from the Silhouette store. I used the print and cut feature for everything except the card base. The base was made from a K and Company Halloween paper stack I got on clearance from TJ Maxx. I rounded the corners using my Corner Chomper and add the dotted lines using a white gel pen. I used pop dots to adhere the bats and some yellow Stickles for their glowing eyes.

I hope to see you back here tomorrow!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Halloween! Button Pumpkin card-Halloween cards-Day 2

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing another Halloween card with you. I really enjoyed the process of creating this card. I challenged myself to use buttons and I wanted them to be set in front of a fence. The Happy Halloween, moon, and fence posts were images purchased from the Silhouette store or created with my Cameo. Instead of using the rails that came with the fence image, I opted to use twine to tie them together. I used some of my huge stash of orange buttons for the pumpkins, the stems are made from green embroidery floss and the "eyes" are filled with yellow Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Cards Week-Day 1

Happy Monday! I took a break from card challenges a few week ago to create some Halloween cards for my loved ones. I'm going to share the fruit of my labor by posting a different card each day this week.

I think Halloween cards are one of my favorite themed cards to make. This card was so easy to create with my Cameo. I did absolutely nothing but print, cut and adhere. All images and the patterned paper was purchased from the Silhouette store. The only manipulation I did was to change the scale of the patterned  paper to much smaller eyes. The spooky owl/tree shapes were cut from black and yellow card stock.

I will have another Halloween card to share with  you tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!!


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