Thursday, January 29, 2009

Apricot is for Girls!

So I originally made this card for a male friend of ours, but my husband informs me that "apricot" is not a male color. I, however, love this color combination - Apricot Appeal and Real Red from Stampin' Up. This card will therefore be going to some other lucky person :-) The stamps are from the Papertrey - Out of the Box set. I'm relatively new to Papertrey stamps, and I really like them! This particular set has so many different images that work together really well. The sentiments just seem to fit right in - it's almost like they planned it that way! ;-)

I'm also trying to make the insides of my cards more interesting so I stamped the present a few times along the bottom. In the picture you can also see the gift tag I've included with the card.

Card Details:
Stamps: Out of the Box - PTI
Paper: SU Apricot Appeal, Real Red, Whisper White
Tools: scallop punch from SU
Card # 19

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

So this is the card that I made for my niece's 1st birthday. I used a sketch challenge from a few months back, but can't remember which one. Hope you enjoy!

Card Details:
Stamps: Birthday Best - SU
Paper: SU Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Floral paper from Matchmakers
Tools: scallop and circle punches from SU
Card # 18

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Olive You!

Hello out there! I just love everything punny, so when I saw this set from SU, I knew it was for me! I really like paper piercing, but I always seem to forget about it when I put the card together. I like how it puts just the right finishing touch on the card. I stamped the olive image again in a couple of circle punches for the inside.

Card Details:
Stamps: Olive You - SU
Paper: SU Old Olive, Whisper White, Old Olive DP
Tools: Paper peircing mats from SU
Card # 7

Saturday, January 17, 2009

No Stamping Valentine

I made this card based on the Saturday sketch challenge here - mytimess20. This is my first challenge, and it was really fun. I definitely deviated from the sketch, but I love how this turned out!

There isn't any stamping on the outside of the card, although I did stamp "forever" on the inside from the SU set, "Wonderful Words II". It's a little hard to tell in the picture, but the square of patterned paper in the center is all embossed. It was actually pat of a sample wedding invitation, and came that way!

Card Details:

Stamps: Wonderful Words II - SU
Paper: SU Kraft, Soft Sky DP, Wedding invite
Accessories: SU Linen thread, SU clear buttons, red buttons
Tools: Heart die from Cuttlebug
Card # 22

Friday, January 16, 2009

Congratulations Baby!

One of my friends recently found you she was pregnant, so I made this card for her.

I used the triangle pocket card idea that came from a tutorial on Splitcoast here. I didn't follow the tutorial because I couldn't find it at the time, but I wish I had! Mine took way more measuring and time than I had hoped! I really like the results though, and I hope that she liked it!

The inside has a little card that slips in that says Congratulations, as well as another giraffe. When you flip it over, there's a piece of vanilla cardstock to write your note on, and the corners are stamped to match the patterned paper from the outside pocket.

Card Details:
Stamps: Wild About You, Warmest Regards - SU
Paper: SU vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Apricot Apeal, DP from spring '08 mini
Accessories: twill tape SU
Tools: tag punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, scallop circle punch, oval Coluzzle
Card # 21