Friday, October 21, 2011

Party Bird

Here is a new design from Urban Threads. I have stitched this twice now and it is kind of a fun design. I normally use textured microfiber dishtowels, but with a "sketch" type of design like this, it requires a flat dishtowel. I found some at Target which are very similar to towels I used and loved from about 7 years ago. They are not exactly the same, but pretty close. 

Note to Heather: if you are reading this, this one is yours! Happy Birthday!

Time to Celebrate

Today's card uses the digital stamp from Hero Arts called SillyScape. I printed it out on PTI Stampers White Select cardstock, and only colored in the clock with a copic marker. The little birthday cake image is from PTI Tag-Its #, stamped onto a diecut (PTI Tiny Tags), tied with yellow bakers twine and popped up. The sentiment stamp is Studio G. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Anniversary Cards

Here are a couple more anniv. cards. The first one uses SU's Manhattan Rose Folder to emboss the red, as well as to emboss a piece of shimmery cardstock. I then cut the second one to resemble a dress (not my original idea....cased from this pretty card.)

I added a piece of bridal tulle, a half pearl and bow. The sentiment is a Michael's Dollar stamp (quite old).
The next card uses a sheet of wedding paper from my stash for a background. I diecut a small doily using a PTI die, then stamped a sentiment from an old Stampendous set onto it. Ribbon is the new Autumn Rose from PTI, with a Tiny Tag from PTI dangling from it with gold thread.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Anniversary and Wedding

Seems like lots of weddings this year! And a 50th anniversary party to attend. I worked on those types of cards today.

The first two use the PTI Mehndi Medallion impression plate. A card doesn't need much else when it has this pretty design on it. 

Tomorrow I have two more anniv. cards to post.

Here is a closeup of the impression plate design:

Wicked Cool Halloween

Sometimes the simplest cards turn out the best. I like this card which mostly uses stamps from Stampin Up!'s set Wicked Cool. I did use the spider web from PTI's Spooky Sweets II, and stamped it in Versamark for the background. The paper is SU Crumb Cake. A teeny orange rhinestone sits on the brim of the hat. The inside sentiment is "Have a Wicked Halloween". Card size is 3.5 x 4.

The card will accompany this gift....a Halloween towel using a design from Embroidables. The towel is microfiber. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wedding Gift

Wine designs are very popular these days. Seems like new wineries are popping up all the time in Illinois, and probably all over. I have a number of nice wine-related embroidery designs. I embroidered 2 different designs on dishtowels that my daughter ordered for a wedding gift for friends, and also made a wedding card using the bride's colors. The card is made using Mehndi Medallion by Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is also from PTI. Black rhinestones adorn the curliques of the sentiment. 

Bitty Bird Birthday

That is kind of a tongue-twister! This card is for my daughter, Heather's birthday. The set is Little Bitty Bird from Papertrey. I also got the coordinating dies which makes it so easy to cut out the birdies. The paper is from the Lime Twist Pad (My Mind's Eye). The tree was colored with copics. I cut a little banner for the sentiment, which is also from Little Bitty Bird. The card was inspired by Erin Lincoln's MIM video on Nichole Heady's blog.

Note to Heather: Hopefully I will get a little gift made for your sisters to deliver to you in a couple of weeks! 

Scrap Tags

I decided that this blog could also be a "home" to some of my papercrafting efforts. All of the crafts kind of cross over with each other anyway.

This is a quick and useful way to deal with some of the smaller scraps of paper you might have leftover from other projects. I call them "scrap tags". But really, they are so cute...and very easy to make.

I used Tag Sale #2 die from Papertrey Ink. But, I didn't use the entire die. Instead, since it was just a scrap of paper, I let the bottom of the die hang off and once I had made the diecut, I just used my corner rounder to round off the bottom two edges.

Any cute stamp could be used. These are some Hampton Arts Christmas trees that were part of a set that my sister gave me. I used a green copic for coloring. I have a ton of green/yellow rhinestones left from my daughter's wedding....she thought these were more green than yellow, and we needed yellow as a menu selection designation on the placecards, so I ended up using a yellow copic marker to color clear rhinestones! (what a mother won't do!). Anyway, I am finding that these unused "green" ones actually work out nicely on these little tags. I just snip off 5 of them and leave them attached and affix the whole chain of them to the Christmas tree. The black on kraft tree uses some red rhinestones in graduated sizes.