Aug 31, 2012

Gift Sets of Cards

Hello!  I've been busy lately making sets of cards to give as gifts this holiday season. My goal is to make 10 sets of an assortment of cards and gift them to special people in my life.  So far I've made 4 sets. Hopefully I can get another 4 sets done before I go back to work on Tuesday.

Here are two of the cards I've made.  The first one shows that I was in an Autumn frame of mind:

The images, inks and matching papers are all from A Muse Studios:
Stamp Set: Beautiful Botanicals
Paper and inks: from their Fall Palette; Squash, Currant and Nutmeg
Cardstock: Wasau's Stardust (it has little flecks of color throughout) and the olive green is DCWV from my stash.
Ribbon: from my stash - it just happened to match the Squash color perfectly!

The second card contains one of my favorite color combinations: pale yellow, blues and brown. I decided to make a Criss Cross Pocket card and used some retired SU DP that I've been hoarding for a while:

Stamp: Inkadoo
Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise, heat embossed with clear EP, then colored with SU ink pads and blending pen
Papers: Close to Cocoa for the base, and the inside panel and side panels are SU's Twitterpated DP

The small decorative strip of blue paper across the front was stamped with an old filigree background stamp from Stampin UP and also clear embossed.

The circular bird image was cut out and popped out with dimensional foam dots.

Here are two, tomorrow I'll post two others.

So far I'm leaving the cards blank to give more flexibility in how they can be used.  But I'm still undecided about that.  What do you all think?

Thanks for looking and I wish you all a great day!

Aug 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings Do Bingo!

Greetings from Dallas, TX! I'm in the airport, waiting for my flight and trying to do my blog post today for this month's Dueling Darlings Challenge! (my hubby calls this being cyber-woman, LOL)

Our kit this month was over-the-top fun, thanks to Jeanette! Unfortunately, I did not bring with me the listing of fabulous papers, embellishments and the identity of the image, so I can't give you specifics. (sorry Jeanette)

Well, I can't seem to figure out how to move these pictures around now that I finally have them loaded up, so you'll just have to read & then scroll down to see them.

I used Tempting Turquoise for the card base, and colored the fun image with a combination of markers and pencils, and die cut it and the starburst panel that was in the kit with Nesties. (The bottom picture shows the embossed panel better) I'm not sure if you can tell, but she is wearing enormous pink sparkly earrings, compliments of Stickles.

Part of this month's challenge was to try something we've never done before. Can you believe that I have never put a button on a card or made a ribbon flower before? (gasp!) So, after a wee bit of research on SCS, I took the ribbon that was in the kit and made a flower, attached a button and voila!

Aren't the papers great? I must admit that this was a great challenge, got me out of my comfort zone a bit in a fun way. Thank you Jeanette!

Now, I'm off to visit everyone else's creations, and I hope that you will also. It's sure to be a big treat!

Thank you for stopping by! Hugs and blessings to you.
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