Friday, January 23, 2015

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi,  I came across this card and realized that I hadn't posted it yet.  I used it as a thank you card but it would also make a good Valentine's Day card!  I used an Impression Obsession die called Heart Stems.  To make it look more like a bouquet, I cut the stems out of various colors.  I also cut some out of white card stock so I could layer the stems to make some of them thicker.  Then I cut the stems out of a craft card stock background to build the bouquet on!!

Thanks for stopping by today,  have a good weekend!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Get Better With Age

I saw this card in an Impression Obsession advertisement a few years ago...I bought everything to make it...and never did until now!  I wonder if any of you do things like that??!!  I made it now because I thought it was perfect for friends who like wine as much as I do!  I like how all of the stamps coordinate with each other.  Here is the front of the card...

There is a little pocket on the front of the card to hold the wine bottle.  If you wanted to, you could write a special message on the back of the bottle.  That would be cute!  I didn't have a die to make the pocket so here are the measurements in case you ever want to make one...
     •  Cut card stock 3"x 4 1/2"
     •  Stamp grapes in random pattern 
     •  Holding in landscape position, score at 1 1/2 and 3 1/2
     •  Turn so card is in portrait position and score at 2 1/2
     •  Fold 2 sides in and fold bottom up
     •  Using fold lines as a guide, cut out rectangular section on the bottom right and left
     •  You should be left with a flap in the center section. Angle both sides of this flap so it         
         will fold up neatly and won't show from the front.
     •  Glue or tape back seam and bottom flap
     •  The mat for the pocket is 1 7/8 x 2 3/8

Here's a picture of the wine bottle out of the pocket...

This is the inside of my card.  I found the sentiment on-line and used my computer to make it.  The side is decorated with Washi Tape!

Please comment if you have time.  I love reading what you think!

Thanks for visiting. 

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Impression Obsession:  Leigh Hannan Flourish, Grapes, Wine Bottle 
               and Wine Vine (they have a clear set now that includes all but the flourish)  
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up: Gumball Green, Rich Razzleberry and River Rock
Inks:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Old Olive
     Grapes on pocket: V06, V09, V17
     Wine bottles: V04, V06, V09, V12, V17,  YG17 & YG67
     Cork:  E43 & E45
Miscellaneous:  ribbon, washi tape, clear Stickles glitter glue 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Delicious Birthday

Here's another MFT die called Bring on the Cake!  This die set has lots of options for the kinds of cake you can make with it from very formal to very casual.  I decided to make a pretty 3 layer cake for my friend for her birthday!  I used mirror card stock to make the cake plate and Pan Pastels with a stencil to put dots on the cake and I was really happy with both!

The bling is from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  They have it in lots of colors.  This was my favorite color but I liked the others, too.  The button is from Papertrey Ink.  They have two sets that you can mix and match to make vintage looking paper cute!  I used MFT Pierced Circle Die-namics to make the Kraft circle behind the cake and added yellow Stickles to make the flames on the candles glow!