Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Simple Birthday Cupcakes

Happy Wednesday!

Here are two birthday cards I made over this past weekend.  And literally, the stickles was drying on the second card while I jumped into the shower to get ready for the 50th party I was going to!!! LOL

I needed to make the card for a friend's 50th birthday and I thought that I was finally going to use my "tool" dies, BUT that didn't happen. The week flew by and I didn't even start with pulling the colors together. So, on Friday I decided to make a cupcake card after a browsed Pinterest over the past few days. Next our Matushka left me a message and was hoping that a had an extra card lying around for our Bishop's birthday!  I had to everyone knows that I have A LOT of sample cards, but not to use. Just like the shoemaker's kids not having shoes, I'm the card maker with no cards! LOL.   But I couldn't say no, I mean it was for the Bishop and I truly felt honored that Matushka thought of me. So, I told her that I did have pieces cut for a birthday card that only needed to be put together. Or since I was planning to make Bill's card in the morning, and if I liked the way it was developing, I would make another card at the same time.

Well, as you can see, I ended up making two cupcake cards! I would have loved to have made a more elaborate card for the Bishop, plus at least a 5X7 card, so that it would be big enough for everyone to sign, BUT time just didn't let that happen.

As I was creating the card, I really liked it; it is so cute!  Matushka loved it and I was very thankful!

Here are close ups; you can see the detail of the embossing folder.  

As you know, I'm so in love with the teal color combo. Also, notice that I only used strips of teal card stock underneath the saying; a great way to save on colored card stock! 
Lastly, the bit of stickles on the frosting and candle was just enough to make everything pop!
I know I will be using this layout again; it's simple, cute and pretty fast! You can make several of these pretty quickly!
Supplies used:
     Dies:      Marianne Creatables Cupcake die (it includes the candle and two different cupcake frostings)
     Embossing folder:     Cuttlebug Birthday Sayings
     Stamps:    Hero Arts Birthday sayings clear set
     Other:      Stickles and gems
Thanks so much for "stamping" by!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Christmas Joy

Happy Monday!
Hope you are enjoying the summer and it's not too humid where you are!  We've been having a heat wave and the humidity has been horrible!  I don't remember when it was this bad.  Yesterday was better and I think it will improve slowly.  (I can't complain too much though, since I do hate the winter cold and snow!)

So, thinking about winter, I'd like to share with you a Christmas card I made and used in a class this past weekend.  I got the inspiration from Sue Wilson, the designer of the Joy die!  I saw the card she made with this die and I just fell in love with this color scheme; cream and gold is such an elegant look!  You can see Sue's creation HERE.

Sue Wilson's cards are actually beautiful pieces of art because she makes the cards quite large; usually 5X5 or 6X6.  My card is a regular A2 size card.  I didn't have a large nativity star die and so I went with the bells.  I also added micro-fine glitter to the edges and lots of stickles to the "snow" on the card.  I am really pleased with the way it turned out.

Now, Kittie Caracciolo is another talented designer and if you go to HER BLOG, you can see this die set used in the traditional red and green color scheme; very simple, yet also elegant.

This die was released in the winter of 2014, (and I finally used it! Yay!) I am happy to inform you that it is still available!  Please let me know if you want to reserve it for yourself!

Supplies used:
Dies:    Sue Wilson, Joy, Impression Obsession small Christmas charms, and small pine branches
Other:  Sizzix/Hero Arts "Snow" embossing folder, Micro fine glitter in Sahara, stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, August 12, 2016

Beautiful Rose Border

Happy Friday!
Today I want to share with you a new card I made with the new "Rose Border" die from Frantic Stamper.  When I saw the die, I couldn't wait to get!!! And I just received it this week and here is my sample!

A very simple card, but still very pretty and elegant!  In addition, it is pretty quick to make!  The only tricky part is paper piecing the green leaves in the correct area.

This card will be part of the Roses Card class that will be scheduled for next month!

Supplies Used:

Dies:      Frantic Stamper, Rose Border
Punch:    Nelli Snellen rose leaves punch and embosser
Stamp:   Hero Arts

Thanks so much for stopping by,