Friday, May 24, 2013

Retrosketches #64

 Just a quick post of the birthday card I made for my niece who will be celebrating her birthday a week from tomorow.

  I used sketch # 64 from Retrosketches. Once again I am submitting this at the last moment even though I had this idea in my head for the past week. I finally  made time to get it done so I can put it in the mail. I used PTI's Mini Blooms stamp set which I just purchased after holding out for a couple of months.  Here's an up close shot of the blooms.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Retrosketches #

 It has been crazy in my neck of the woods, and I haven't kept up with my blog or even commenting on ones I usually visit daily. A lot of my crafting time has been making my niece's wedding invitations. I am just about halfway there. I still have the response cards/envelopes to do after that. My goal is to have them done by the middle of June. Seems like the only cards getting made are those I need to give immediately. 
I just put this card in the mail to my sister who is having surgery on her knee this coming Monday. I used the sketch from Retrosketches #63. I am also submitting it at the last moment too!

     I stamped off the text stamp using Smokey Shadow. I wish I were better at that technique as I don't always have an even impression. The rose was stamped with Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold and Melon Berry. I used the Linen IP on the Hawaiian Shore card stock.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MIM: Beyond Paper with Embossed Impression Plates

PTI has a very interesting MIM this week. You can check it out  at MIM: Beyond Paper Embossed Impression Plates. The challenge is to use your impression plate to emboss on something other than paper. I though I might try cork.
At first I though I would use the Herring bone IP, but it didn't work So than I used the woodgrain IP. After rolling it through my Cuttlebug about 8 times, I finally got a slight impression.  It definitelychanged the thickness of the cork and made it extremely delicate.  At least it didn't rip it which I thought might happen.

I decided I would make a Father's Day card.  I should really be making a Mother's Day card since Mother's day is this Sunday. I have always like this card  by Kate from A Passion for Papertrey. Here's my cased card using the embossed cork.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

She Said Yes! Part III

  My niece got engaged a couple of months ago. She asked me if I would make her wedding invitations. I sent her several types based upon pictures she had chosen. You can check here to see the original invitations I made for her to choose from.
  She really wanted red ribbon on the invitation and her fiancee wanted the "M" monogram. Also, they wanted the invitation to be backed with black cardstock. So I adapted two of their favorites and came up with these three.

 I just added the monogram.

On this invitation, I used 3/8'' ribbon on top and a smidgeon of red card stock on the bottom and added the black background.

The change here is 1/4 inch ribbon on top & bottom in lieu of cardstock and the black background.. I am not a fan of this color ribbon picked up at Michaels since it has a tinge of orange to it. This is the invitation they chose.

 I also cut the cardstock so I could have a pocket on the back to place the response card, directions and hotel information. I used the edgers die.

This is what the response card will look like.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013


 I just love the element theme this week for the challenge at Festive Friday, a two week challenge to motivate one to create Christmas cards throughout the year.

 This is my 2nd submission. Not only was it a quick card to make, but also a flat, easy to mail card.

The heart was cut from Glitter card stock I got at Michaels. The sentiment is from Beautiful Blessings: Holiday.

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