Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Get Well x2

2 neighbors are having surgery today. So I have done 2 cards using sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

The first is for the neighbor that has been a craft pal. She had a knee replacement and I thought she would love this funny and cute card.
I used scraps for all the papers and real duct tape and band-aids. The sentiment is computer made. The 3 little square gems repeat the square design of the DP. Here is the inside with more duct tape to secure the sentiment.
The other is for the man who lives behind us also having surgery today.
I love using this ship from Design Stamps for men's cards. I sponged on SU's Tempting Turquoise on the bottom and Color Box sky blue on the top before stamping on the ship in Staz-On Black. The sentiment and the DP are also SU. I punched out a white cloud and sponged on some sky blue. All the parts are anchored with SU Tempting Turquoise paper. I added some glue on silver brads to the center of the ship wheels. Inside I stamped an anchor with the turquoise.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Baby Gift Thanks

Continuing by effort to make a set of baby gift thank yous for a friend's daughter.
I sorted through my scrap file and found several girly pastel papers. I used different Cuttlebug IFs on the background pieces. The carriage is stamped in SU Melon Mambo. The sentiment is Studio G. The button is a Martha Stewart punch tied with yellow/white baker's twine. Punching a paper button keeps the card flat enough that extra postage is not necessary.
I used the sketch from Mojo Monday

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Little Tangles

It is birthday month at Little Tangles. So Happy Birthday to you.
The papers are from SU. The white label is SU's Deco Labels die. I stamped on some Pool Party splotches and black "tire tracks" from SU's Gorgeous Grunge. The car is from an old Inkadinkadoo set, colored with pencils, and silver star gel pens. The car is cut out and popped with deminsionals.  I tied the birthday banner to the car with some baker's twine. Makes the car look like it is pulling the banner. Great card for the man in your life who likes cars!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pink Giraffe

I am making some thank you cards for a friend's daughter who is having a baby girl in December.
I can't believe how many time this has happened. I just finished this card

 and then went to check out some sketch blogs and Case This Sketch posted this sketch for this week's challenge:

The background is a Tim Holtz stencil with SU Regal Rose ink. The giraffe is DaNami Design colored pink with colored pencils. Sentiment is SU. I had a scrap of pink gingham laying on my desk and decided that would be cute as little hearts for accents.
I actually saw this idea on Sandie's blog for Time Out Challenges I hope Sandie doesn't mind my casing her card.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Baby Shower

A good friend's daughter is having a baby and I am going to help with a shower for her. So I have been playing around with some designs for invites. This one uses the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
White card stock with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots IF
BoBunny DPs
Stamps: SU's Baby We've Grown, baby, and shower.  PTI for "it's a", Studio G for umbrella
 I used Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the umbrella so it looks like the bunny is holding it. The umbrella was stamped on the DP, cut out, and glued to the umbrella shape.
I think this one will be easy to mass produce.
Here is the sketch

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketch

It is sad that I am needing a lot of Sympathy Cards lately. But taking the time to make a special card gives me an opportunity to reflect on life of the deceased and their family.
The burlap flowers are by Recollections purchased at Michael's. The lighter ones can also be sponged with any colored ink for an interesting variation. The image and sentiment are from SU's Simply Sketched. I lightly colored the image with colored pencils.
The layout is from this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Great Buy

I found some great buys at a yard sale yesterday. I bought 3 SU Paper Pumpkin kits for $5.00. I didn't want all the same design cards so I mixed stuff from the 3 set to make some quick thank you cards.
The punched scallops and circles are from my scraps.And the SU Thank You stamp did not come in the kits. I ended up with 8 cards and supplies left over for more.
I have never done 2 different cards for 2 different challenges in the same post but since the cards coordinated, I wanted you to see both together.
The first is the design from Freshly Made Sketches

And the second is the design from Case This Sketch

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Make a Wish

I have a clean and graphic card for The Card Concept challenge using aqua, lime, and white. Following this sketch from Pals Paper Arts made this card come together very quickly.
Here is my version
I cute squares from lime and aqua from my scrap bin. The sentiment is SU's Perfect Pennants set stamped in Lucky Limeade on a scrap of white.. The old, old, cupcake image was stamped on scrap white, colored with an  aqua colored pencil and fussy cut. I added "sprinkles" to the icing with different colored star gel pens and then covered it with clear glitter glue. Crystal effects to the cherry adds some shine.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I purchased some large adhesive dots a long time ago and just hadn't used any of them yet. When Tuesday Throwdown came up with handmade flowers for this week's challenge, I decided it was time to break out the adhesive dots.

I have some ribbon from WalMart called "Wraphia".  It is kind of a light plastic texture. I unrolled 3" strips of it, sponged some orange on the edges and then folded them in half and secured to the adhesive dot. I punched out the brown center and dotted it with a black Sharpie. The leaves are punched with a SU punch from scraps of green. To add a little more texture, I used PTI's linen texture plate and ran the base through Big Shot. Sentiment is from The Angel Company.
I followed the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dog Days

This card is a case from Cheryl at Paper Panacea.  See her card here. It is so cute! She posted her card a couple of weeks ago and I am still chuckling about it. So thanks to Cheryl, here is my card.
When I saw the sketch from this week's challenge at The Kraft Journal, I saw an opportunity to use this sentiment. The dog/hydrant stamp is from Great Impressions, colored with pencils. The card base if Kraft.The DP is from SU, I think the design looks a little likerows of  paw prints. The sentiment and inside are done on the computer.
Here is the inside
I added a paw print with a stamp from Sarasota Stamps. Both of the stamps were purchased at a trade show. I don't know if they are available online.
Here is the sketch from The Kraft Journal