Monday, April 22, 2013

Interesting Fold

I really like interesting folds for cards and I'm always on the hunt for new ones.  I found this one on a YouTube video by Kristina Werner.  It's part of her Friday Focus series on folds.  I really like all the flaps and places to decorate on this card.  It's that color addiction thing that I have!!  

The front
This card has a cool is that?
And it has an inside, too!

Here is a close up picture of the inside.  I didn't have a sentiment stamp that would work for this card so I typed one up on the computer, printed it and cut it to size.

 Thanks for stopping by :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Impression Obsession, Sunshiny Day
Cardstock: My Mind's Eye - Everyday Flair
Dies:  Spellbinder - Circles & Reverse Scallop
Copics:  E31, E43, E44
                G21, G24
                Y18, B21, RV 21
Miscellaneous: Chalks & Washi Tape (thanks Mary!!)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

SU The Open Sea

It's KCUK Challenge time again!  This month the challenge is to use UTEE.  I have some in my stash but I'm not very experienced with it so the only thing I could come up with was the cracked glass technique.  The first one I made really much so that the UTEE cracked right off of the image!  I'm not sure why that happened, I'm thinking that I might have been a bit too aggressive with my cracking!  I was more careful the second time and this is how it came out...
Here is a close-up of the cracked part...

I hope this makes you want to get out your stuff and play!  Thanks for stopping by :)

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up: The Open Sea, Tim Holtz: Journey
Paper:  K & Company, Stampin' Up: Night of Navy & Real Red
Ink:  Momento, Tuxedo Black,  Stampin' Up: Real Red/ Old Olive/ More Mustard
        Ranger Distress: Brushed Cordoroy
Miscellaneous: Twine, Gold Nailheads, 1/2" circle punch

Monday, April 15, 2013

Diamond Origami Fold Card

Today I tried the Diamond Origami Fold Card featured recently as a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers website (there is a mistake in the directions but the correct measurements are given down in the comment section).  I wasn't 100% in love with the fold but since I'm looking for some new ideas, I tried it.  I used an old Stampin' Up set called You Are My Sunshine because I thought the images would fit nicely in the spaces I had to work with.  The little girl and the sun in this set make me happy and the sentiment is really nice, too!   The fold is very simple to do.  I used Peerless Watercolors as a coloring medium this time. I'm really happy with how the card turned out so now this is my new favorite fold!  I'm fickle...I know it...but I can't help myself!  I love anything and everything to do with stamping!

I'm putting lots of pictures for this one so you can see all of the views.  Here is the front...

And a close up of the little square on the front.  Isn't the sun's face adorable?

Here is what you see when you open the top flap and the right side...

Now for the inside!  Ta-Daaa!!

Here's a close up of the inside, when the card is all the way open it is long so I couldn't get too close on the full picture.

There it it.  Thanks for visiting!

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up You Are My Sunshine (retired)
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up DSP  Prints - Almost Amethyst, 
                     Canson Monteval Aquarelle Watercolor Paper
Ink: Memories Black
Miscellaneous:  Peerless Watercolors, Waterbrush, Ribbon 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Houses and Love

I needed a bridal shower card for a special girl and didn't know what to do until I saw Wanda Guess' recent post.   I think it was the sentiment that got me.  I loved it and it was perfect for my friend because she has such a kind and loving spirit!  

I got out my scrap box for this one and focused on the colors green and blue.  It was fun to mix and match until I got the colors just how I wanted them.  But I was pleased with the results...and my friend gave me a big smile when she opened it so I know she liked it!  I had to use what I had on hand because time was short but I will be ordering from Taylored Expressions in the near future.  The MFT fence die that I used worked ok, but I NEED the TE one because it is smaller.  Oh boy...I'm in trouble again!  Seriously, there is no way I'm going to place an order and only order one thing!  

Thanks for looking and thanks to Wanda for her beautiful inspiration card!

Supplies used:
Cardstock:  White, Dark Blue, Assorted Scraps
Ink:  Ranger Distress- Tea Dye
Dies:  My Favorite Things Picket Fence Die
Miscellaneous:  Button, Twine

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lili of the Valley Little Nurse

I don't know what is going on lately, but it seems like I've been needing a lot of Get Well cards.  I purchased this Little Nurse stamp a while ago and hadn't used it yet but I thought it would be perfect to cheer someone up!

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley Little Nurse
Paper: Bo Bunny Double Dot
Punches: EK Success flower, Martha Stewart leaf, Punch Bunch fern leaf
Copics:  Sorry, but I didn't make note of the colors I used for this one :(

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Memory Box Vintage Bicycle

I love Julie Ebersole, her creative spirit, simple style and giggle make me happy!  This week her "Hello, Monday" video inspired me to make this card.  Like Julie, it never dawned on me to cut my dies out of white paper and then color them...what a brilliant idea!  So much better than cutting the die out of lots of colors and gluing it back together!  I like the Vintage Bicycle in black, but the color adds a whole new look to this die..LOVE IT!!  As soon as I finished watching the video, it was a mad dash to gather supplies and try this out.  The other brilliant thing that I cased from Julie was to use washi tape for the ground!!  Fast, easy and really pretty.  She is so smart :)

Supplies Used:
Paper:  My Mind's Eye: Lime Twist
Dies:  Memory Box Vintage Bicycle, Memory Box Resting Birds
Twine, Washi Tape, Copics R29 and Black, Silver Sharpie pen, gold nail heads

Saturday, April 6, 2013

SU Bloomin' Marvelous Sale-a-bration Stamp Set

I found this card on Crafting Clare's blog and I was so inspired that I had to make it!   The little flower in this set is so pretty and the extra shading makes it really beautiful.  You can find more info on shading by following the link to Clare's blog!