Saturday, May 23, 2009

Birthday Card Kept Easy!

I made this card for Alex's friend's birthday. It's always a bit challenging to make a card for a teenage boy - not too cutsey, not to frilly, the right colors...
Anyway, to me that just means to keep the colors simple and not too much stuff on the card! So, I kept it to a birthday word set, some coordinating Designer Series Papers, the star punches, and (I had to!) a little Tafetta ribbon (even if it is gray!)!

And this is the inside. Again, because it was for a teenage boy - who knows what to get them, and what's cool enough - I made a pocket inside. The gray edge is the edge of the pocket where we put money in it, the easiest gift, and probably appreciated!
The card was made with Pacific Point and Basic Gray, and the coordinating Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Papers in Pacific Point prints.
Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Simple Note Card - And a Warning!!

Just a quick card I made to send a note! But while I was making it, I was thinking about the colors - Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss - and that they will be retiring at the end of June. The retiring lists will be released on June 1st (yep, even to me - no early scoop even for demonstrators!). But, we always know that the In Colors will retire. (Not even any scoop yet on the new colors?!) But just a reminder that if you have some of the In Colors, and know that you want to make them last well into their retirement, you might want to prioritize an order of re-inkers! Last year some of the colors actually sold out before the retirement sales ended.

Hope you have a great week!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Simple Flower Gift Note

Happy Mother's Day! Here I am finishing my Mother's Day stuff the morning of! My mom is coming over this afternoon for a barbeque and here I am finishing her gift. I LOVE thesse quick little Gift Notes! They are so great to have on hand for that last-minute gift card holder. You can always use the envelope and cardboard that comes on the usual gift cards, but isn't this a little (or a lot) better?

I added some Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper (just some scraps are all you need!) and a Simple Flower Embosslit, punched out of Regal Rose cardstock. The leaves are the Little Leaves Sizzlet, punched out of Kiwi Kiss cardstock. Then I added a white 5/16" brad, some white Tafetta and a white piece with MOM stamped from the Simple Serif Mini Alphabet set.

I hope you have a nice Mother's Day!

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Flower Pot Card (Don't Look Mom!)

I know my last post was a "Dad" project, and here I am back to "Mom," but this Weekend is Mother's Day! So, most of the time I'm planning for my next class -and I'm (sometimes) a month or so ahead of holidays! But this is the card I made my mom for Mother's Day!

I kept seeing these "Flower Pot" cards on Splitcoast, and couldn't resist making one. I think I could have used an easier flower, but I really like this Daisy die from the Big Shot. And I couldn't get much easier than running the cardstock through the Big Shot - no cutting out!! I used the Little Leaves Sizzlet to accent the flowers. The flower centers are 3/4" circle punched from Bella Rose Designer Series Papers with a Summer Sun Corduroy Button. I used the 1" Double Stitched Chocolate Grosgrain ribbon around the pot, but I folded it in half cuz it seemed a little thick! I also used the saying "my mom" from Holiday Blitz - LOVE that set with everything in it - and so many punch options!

The little card that slips into the pocket is just 2 1/2" x 4 1/2". The flowers and leaves are all stuck (kinda randomly) on the top edge of it. The measurements for the card base (pot) is 3 1/2" x 9". You score the 9" side at 2" and then 5 1/2". Then the 2" flap is punched with the scallop edge punch. The pot isn't stuck together, just the ribbon around it keeps it together. Kinda Cool!! By the way, the pot is Really Rust!
Hope you're having a good week!