Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Several Christmas Cards

It's almost that time!!!  Merry Christmas to everyone in blogland.  I've been swamped with birthday celebrations and family gatherings, but I thought I share a few quick Christmas cards that I've made this year.  All three of these are so simple to make and easy to mail.

First up, is one that my friend Barb taught me to make.  She had seen one similar on SCS so we recreated it using the Woodgrain impression plate and the bow from Bells & Boughs (PTI).  The wreath was made with a 1" circle punch and a scallop circle punch (SU).

Next is a simple card using Scenic Season (SU) and the sleigh from In the Meadow (PTI).

Lastly is a card that I made which was inspired by a card my friend Connie made, which was inspired by a card Debbie Olson made HERE.

  I wish each one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

For Your Inspiration #20

I need to start off this post by wishing my oldest daughter a very Happy Birthday!  Today she turns 13!!!

I made her birthday card based on our inspiration photo for the latest For Your Inspiration challenge.  Here is the picture:

And here is my card:

As you can see I chose to incorporate the colors of the photo.  I stamped several white swirls from Grunge Me (PTI) on the purple frame and the numbers to mimic the clouds.  The white panel was embossed with the Sheet Music impression plate from PTI.

We've got lots of birthday celebrations planned starting tonight with family, then tomorrow with her friends.  Can't believe how quickly 13 years have passed!

Be sure to check out the amazing cards the rest of the DT created for this challenge.  Their links are on my sidebar.

I'm also entering this in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ #119 challenge which is to make a birthday themed project.


All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Big Birthday Wishes, Grunge Me, "happy" sentiment (unknown)
Paper:  White, Tempting Turquoise (SU), Old World mat stack (purple frame - DCWV)
Ink:  Fresh Snow, black (memento)
Other:  Sheet Music IP, By the Numbers dies, rhinestones colored with copic B05, Top Note die (SU)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

For Your Inspiration #19

Welcome back to another For Your Inspiration challenge.  This gorgeous photo is in Brisbane, Australia -- home of our own DT member Michelle.  Isn't it gorgeous?

I love the colors in this photo.  The slight touches of turquoise really caught my eye.  I decided to create a card based on the beautiful hues in the photo.

I just had to use the new Quatrefoil cover plate die from Papertrey.  WOW, that makes such a lovely die cut. I purposely left a few of the pieces in the die cut because I thought it had great visual interest that way.  I just layered it over a piece of pp from the Guidelines collection and added some satin Lavender Moon ribbon, which I pleated.  My flower was cut using various Cuttlebug flower dies and felt.

This card is also for Papertrey's Make it Monday this week which is to pleat your ribbon.  I haven't played along with Make it Monday since they first started.

Please be sure to see what the rest of the DT created based on this photo and be sure to join us for this challenge.  You have until Wednesday, December 14th to play along.

This challenge is sponsored by Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps and they are offering two free rubber stamps to a randomly chosen participant in this challenge.  Enter your card over on the For Your Inspiration blog and check out the free stamps.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Mixed Messages
Paper: white, guidelines pp
Ink:  purple
Other:  lavender moon satin ribbon, quatrefoil die,  felt, flower 1 dies (cuttlebug), tag punch (MS), rhinestone brad