Barb Barton and I were playing last week. We tried using some of our scrap designer papers and fancy scissors as well as punches to make some interesting borders. We put them on cards, but you could also use them on scrapbook pages. Just make them a bit larger. The manly birthday card was a turquoise basic cardstock. Then Barb added a scrap of brown and butchers twine with a button accent. She stamped the greeting on a piece of scrap woodgrain paper which was cut on the edge with a Spellbinders die. I added the balloons that I colored with Copic markers. The stamp is an original from Stamp Express. This will be my son’s card for his birthday next month.
The pink card uses scraps of designer papers that are not identical, but have the same colors. I cut the edges with the wave paper edgers from Fiskar. Then I topped them with white cardstock punched with the ribbon punch from Stamping Up. The bear is a StampAvie image colored with Copic markers. I layered it on a scrap piece of blue and rounded the corners. The whole thing is raised up on foam tape to give it some depth. Inside it says Happy Anniversary. The flowers are Prima. This card is ready for my son and daughter-in-law who have an anniversary in April.
Use your scraps to make borders. And purchase your other supplies at www.stampexpressstore.com Dig out the paper edgers and punches that you haven’t used for awhile. You may surprise yourself with your creations!
Rosie the Bear
As i sit here eating a slice of Ken’s homemade bread with our own homemade strawberry jam, I’m thinking it doesn’t get any better than this! The same can be said for crafting your own homemade cards and memory books. Sometimes it’s difficult to get the creative juices flowing, but the end results are worth all the labor. How much more does it say “I’m thinking of you” than expressing the sentiment on your own creation. Better than an e-card or store bought item. Sorry Smuckers and Hallmark—-homemade is better!
Here are some of the cards I needed for the month of June. My brother-in-law has a birthday and he is really into computers. So I made the mouse card for him. Our son and daughter-in-law celebrate their anniversary on the 18th. It’s a blue ribbon day (their favorite color). My sister-in-law gets a picnic themed thank you note with the Stampavie picnic girl, and my dad receives a love note for Father’s Day.
I did all these cards with paper scraps that I’m trying to use up. The stamps are from Just-Rite, Hero Arts, and Stampavie. Diecuts are Spellbinders, and embossing plate is Cuttlebug. Enjoy!
Jims Birthday Card
Happy Anniversary Card
Thanks Picnic Girl
Fathers Day Card
We recently celebrated my parent’s 75th wedding anniversary at Ocean City, NJ. We had 43 family members staying in 3 different houses, and felt we better label the rooms so they’d know where to go. I made some door hangers with their names and a seashore theme. Then when they left they could take their hanger for a souvenir. I used Stamp Express quality cardstock as a base and decorated with BoBunny designer paper. The stamps are Impression Obsession and colors are Copic. I printed the names on the computer and layered on top. You can order blank door hangers from our on-line store. They make a fun project for kids to craft this summer. If you want assorted colors just e-mail. I’ll have more summer ideas for kids and adults in future weeks. Stay tuned.
Seashore Door Hanger
My sister and brother-in-law are celebrating their wedding anniversary next week. I couldn’t wait to try out the new Spellbinders fancy tags die, so I combined the two desires into one card! BoBunny double sided paper with butterflies seemed summery and romantic. I used it for a background and also cut out the butterfly from another piece. The stamp is from JustRite and fit into the blank part of the tag “just right”. Ribbon was from my stash. I hope they enjoy getting this card and our best wishes. I enjoyed making it for them. You can get the tag dies at our on-line store now and see how you like them.
Celebrating Your Love Anniversary Card