Announcements & Projects

July 06, 2011

I have many posts for today (because I'm so behind!) So, keep checking!
First some announcements,
As of yesterday there is one week till my birthday! Since its now Wednesday that means only 6 more days! Woo!
Another announcement, the remodel of our house is almost complete, which means more videos soon! Yay! because blogging is hard without my vids to just paste in there. lol.
That's all the announcements for today, now onto the projects!

First group of projects are some cards (there is an explanation, not a tutorial video at the end of this post, if you do not want to read what they are made of please feel free to watch that instead.)

The first card (above) has a base made of kraft cardstock (A2 sized). The two polka dot papers are from DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack. The cream cardstock is from The Paper Company. I punched the small cupcakes at the bottom using my EK Success punch I got at Target. (It's two seperate mini punches that come in a set). The larger cupcake is a stamp I paper pieced using left over scraps. The stamp is a dollar stamp I bought at Joann's. The sentiment is stamped on cream cardstock with a border that is punched using the Fiskars treading water border punch. The sentiment is a stamp also from the dollar spot this time from A.C. Moore.

This card is one of my favorites because of that cute stinkin' little mushroom! Okay, on to the recipe.
The base of this card is light blue cardstock from the seaside collection by the Paper Company (at Joann's) The next layer is the bright, fun floral pattern (same as one on front) by DCWV again from the Flower Shower Spring Stack. Then, the next layer (bright pink) is from K&Company, the brights mat stack. The other pink piece was border punched using Fiskars treading water again. The light blue piece on top of that (same as base) was stamped & embossed with clear embossing powder, to give some texture. The stamp is from a Hampton Art Collection called Grow (purchased at A.C. Moore). Then my little mushroom!
It was hand sketched, hand cut, and hand paper pieced. Then, the sentiment was stamped on a white strip of cardstock. Sentiment from Inkadinkado Thank You Sentiments stamp set. I took the cardstock and my bone folder, to give it some dimension. I secured it with foam adhesive.    

I got the idea of this little technique of a dimensional sentiment from Christina over at Creations with Christina. I'll have her link at the bottom of this post! Thanks for the inspiration Christina!

Next card...

This is where my mushroom inspiration came from..
Both patterned papers are again, DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack. I know, I NEED new papers, but I refuse to until this monstrosity is taken care of and it'll take a while, not even close to having it be half gone. Oh, well for 7 bucks how could I go wrong?
Anywho, the base of the card was white cardstock A2 sized, but I covered it with some Best Occasions (from walmart) pearlescent blue paper. It look really nice when it sparkles...hehe. The sentiment was stamped in Colorbox black ink and it is from the Inkadinkado stamp set as mentioned before.

Almost done...

This card (second to last) was one of the first ones I made outta this set. It's base is the light blue cardstock from the Seaside collection by The Paper Company. The cream is the same. The green damask paper is K&Company from Terri Conrad's the sweet life collection. A really old collection, two years old I think. The purple paper I got in a swap. The two brads on the end are Making Memories, gem brads, that I got at Big Lots.

Last Card!...phew!

This card is one of the more simplistic cards I made over the span of two days. And yes all the cards above were made within two days.
Now, back to the card....The background is a gorgeous mint green floral design that I got in a swap. The purple cardstock is the same as the ones above^. The sentiment is from the Inkadinkado stamp set, Thank You Sentiments. It was stamped on a piece of pearlescent paper (same as mentioned before) and you can really see the shine/sparkle now. I also trimmed the edges to look like a little banner.

Phew...That was a ton! Hope I didn't wear anyone out, except myself haha. Here's the video of my showing and explaning my cards as promised and underneath the vid you'll find a link to Christina's blog. If you are looking for her youtube, it'll be on her blog.

One last thing, most of the things shared here, are not on youtube, so, if it has no video, then it's exclusively for this blog, and therefore my youtubers lucked out! So, tell 'em the check me out here! Thanks for reading!

The video...                                                                
The link to Christina's blog: 

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