Thursday, May 17, 2012

The music of my heart . . . Pinterest!

Pinterest has once again proven to be an invaluable creative resource! I needed a special card for Bailey's music teacher, who we love, and since I'd already made the super-awesome xylophone card I found on Pinterest, I was afraid I wouldn't find anything else as cool. Boy, was I wrong! I searched for "music cards" and came up with an assortment of ideas, but this one was by far my favorite! It was very easy to make, but the result is fantastic! Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thanks a Latte

I am completely obsessed with my new coffee cup stamp set and coordinating die from PTI! I made this card based on one I found on Pinterest for my parents to thank them for the Starbucks gift card they gave me for Mother's Day. Isn't it perfect?! If you've never used clear stamps and dies together before, be sure to cut out your shape first and them stamp it. I know this is counter-intuitive, but since you're using clear stamps, you can see exactly where to position your image. I have had such a great time cutting out lots of coffee cups and decorating them with different colors and patterns. The possibilities are endless! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!

Isn't this the cutest card?! I found it on Pinterest and knew immediately that it would be perfect for Mother's Day! It is super simple! I stamped tiny flowers in a variety of colors using the smallest flower stamp I have and punched them out with my half-inch circle punch. Then, I adhered several to my card base in a free-form circle to give the bouquet shape. The flowers in the middle are adhered using dimensionals for depth. I kept placing them and adding more until I liked the look of the bouquet. I used my Martha Stewart fringe scissors to cut a few stems and then I tied a little bow that is attached on top of the stems. There was no way I could tie a little piece of ribbon around a tiny bundle of stems without losing my mind. And that's all there is to it! A sentiment on the front and a heartfelt message inside and you're good to go. Happy Mother's Day! Now, go make some cards!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Embossing Madness

I have become obsessed lately with my embossing folders! They add the most amazing texture to paper projects and can be used on part of a focal point or the whole shebang! I personally like embossing the entire front of a card, layers and all, like this card that I found on Pinterest. I used Bailey's favorite colors and stamped "Dream Big" in Rich Razzleberry on another cute encouragement card for TCAPS. Boy, are we glad those are over! Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Best Wishes, Earthling!

If you haven't seen all of the adorable things you can make with Stampin' Up!'s owl punch, you should definitely check out this link and this link. These aliens are by far my favorite, though! I CASEd this card from one I found on Pinterest and gave it to Bailey last week during TCAPS. She said she liked it the best of all the ones I gave her! The googly eyes make these little guys awesome and also very versatile. Thanks for stopping by!