Thursday, February 28, 2013

Just Believe Sympathy

Sympathy cards are just not fun cards to have to make or give away. This is a card I made for someone who lost a baby they were going to sad. I used the Just Believe stamp set and earthy colors (Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Old Olive, Calypso Coral) with some sponging to soften the feel of the card. I hope the card brings them a moment of comfort.

CS: Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP (from Holiday mini)
INK: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral
SS: Just Believe(120453)
BIG SHOT: Top Note Bigz (113463), Bitty Banners framelits (129267)
PUNCHES: Blossom Petals Builder (121808), Blossom (125603)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

An Anniversary Card

I know this looks like yet ANOTHER Valentine's card, but it's really an anniversary card. My inspiration for this card came from one of Nerina's cards from SCS. I pulled out my retired stamp set "Wonderful Words" (still one of my all-time favorites) for the sentiment. The designer papers are from the More Amore DSP, which has so many fun and cheery designs to choose from.

CS: Real Red, Whisper White, More Amore DSP (129309)
INK: Real Red, Early Espresso
SS: Wonderful Words (Retired)
BIG SHOT: Heart framelit (125599) Perfect Polka Dots EB folder (117335)
PUNCHES: Postage Stamp (122344), Small Heart (117193)
ACCESSORIES: Simply Scored Tool (122334), Rhinestone Jewels (119246)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Doily Heart Valentine

I kind of went crazy making Valentine cards this year, but my plan was to make a bunch of different kinds of Valentine's and then pick out the three favorites for a class. This was one of my favorites, even though it didn't make the class cut. It's a great card to make one of, but the prep work and all the steps involved would have been too much for a two-hour class.
I think this was one of the first Valentine cards I made so I wanted to use my new framelits, dies, and embossing folders, the important thing is that I had fun making this card, which is what it's all about anyway, right?

Have a great day!
CS: Real Red, Whisper White
INK: Real Red, Early Espresso
SS: You are Loved (123779)
BIG SHOT: Heart framelit (125599), large scallop edgelit (127019), Delicate Doilies sizzlit (126999), Delicate Designs eb foler (127023), square Lattice folder (119976)