Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Chad

Happy Birthday Chad!!!

I made this card for my dear hubby's birthday today. The diamond pattern was made by repurposing a beer can. After cutting it into a sheet I embossed it, colored it with Copic markers and carefully cut it to size. It's glued down to the cardstock with Scor-tape. I found the golf bag sticker at Hobby Lobby, it's Jolee's. Not sure if I spelled that correctly. The Happy Birthday sentiment was made with my new micro font die from Die-Versions.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thank You For Your Support

This week theme at Papercraft Star is a Victorian challenge, something from the 1800's. 
I think the Victorian Women images are perfect to make a card for a friend. It took a while to put all the eyelets on the scalloped paper strips then lace with ribbon. I like the way it turned out though. I'll have to try this technique again soon.
 The corset is from the digital set Victorian Unmentionables from our sponsor The House Across The Bay. It's a black and white image that I lightly colored and fussy cut to put inside the card. I hand wrote "Thank You For Your Support" What do you think? Do you think it's funny too? I'm thinking next time I'll use the image for Breast Cancer Awareness.
 Or maybe a color it red for a sexy Valentine's Day Card.  ;)
Pink Bitty Dots paper from Papertrey Ink
Pink Textured cardstock, ribbon, eyelets, flowers and pearls from stash
Scalloped edge punch

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thank You

The challenge this week for Papercraft Star is to use a frame. There is always a photo you can use as inspiration if you choose. I decided to use a metal plate to frame a rose. The roses are from a digital sheet from The House Across The Bay called Botanical Roses 064.
I was inspired by a card on page 12 from my the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 catalog. I used Crumb cake ink on the Very Vintage jumbo wheel for a subtle design on the kraft card stock. The scalloped edge was made with a punch using Close To Cocoa card stock. The pattern on the pink textured card stock was made by using Close To Cocoa ink with the Belle wheel. The seam binding ribbon is color is called Crumb Cake. The "Thank You" sentiment is also from Stampin' Up! The set is retired, I think it was called Artistically Asian. I fussy cut two roses for inside the frame and layered them by using some Helmar Zap Dot foam mounting squares to give them some dimension.
I hope that you will come play along with us this week!

Cardstock, Ink, Ribbon, Metal Frame, Scalloped Edge Punch and Stamps from Stampin' Up!
Adhesives from Helmar

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Snowman Kit

Our Next Challenge !
This week the challenge at Papercraft Star is warmth.
There is always a photo that can be used as inspiration if you choose. I hope you will come play along with us! The challenges are always posted ahead of time so you can plan what you are going to make. You have until 6am eastern time to link up a project to possibly win some digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.
When I think warmth I normally think of the warmth of sunshine or a soft snuggly blanket.
I was inspired by this ornament and loved the thought of what a snowman represents!
 Here's the front of the snowman kit I made for my son Parker.
I started by repurposing a candy box.
I peeled the paper off because I wanted to see how it was made and to make sure another layer of paper would not make it hard to open the box. Sometimes the lids fit too snugly like on perfume boxes, so adding a layer of fabric or paper makes it hard to slide open. After covering the box with shades of blue textured cardstock I decorated with a bunch of snowmen and snowflakes.
Here are all the kit contents to include a package of cocoa mix.
I love the shimmer and sparkle from the paper and beaded snowflakes.
The die used for the title is called Deck The Halls from a gift set called Jolly that came from Lifestyle Crafts. The snowmen also were from several dies from Lifestyle Crafts.
Inside I typed the kit contents and added a certificate of presentation from "Blank Backgrounds 045

Digital Images Blank Backgrounds and Christmas Squares 055 from The House Across The Bay
White Shimmer cardstock from Papertrey Ink
 Colored cardstock and Glittered cardstock from stash
Beaded Snowflakes and corncob pipe from Hobby Lobby
Snowflake punch from Marvy
Alphabet and Snowman dies from Lifestyle Crafts

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is winter. For this challenge I altered another chipboard house to make it hold a box of Kleenex. I painted it white then started the decorating the house Bright from the Starlight collection and Snowday digital elements from Pink Paislee. In the windows I used Victorian Women 170 from The House Across The Bay. I coated the roof and ground with glue then sprinkled with glitter.
I used puff paint to look like snow building up in the windows. I just love that patterned paper form Pink Paislee. It kinda reminded me of snowflakes falling. The glitter reminds me of the glisten snow seems to have, so pretty! Here's the link for a picture tutorial on how I alter the houses.

I hope you will come play along with us this week at Papercraft Star! You will have until 6am eastern time to link up your winter project to possibly win some digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay. The other designers are sure to inspire you too!

I'm sharing this with The Stuff Of Success, Passionatley Artistic, Pile It On, Crafty Calender Challenge, Speedy Cat Friends, Make It Monday, Tatertots and Jello, The Secret Crafter, Sparkles Forum, Crafts and Me, Little Darlings, Digital Tuesday, and One Stop Craft Challenges.

Digital Images: Victorian Women 170 form The House Across The Bay, Snowday elements from Pink Paislee
Chipboard house from Hobby Lobby
Starlight-Bright patterned paper from Pink Paislee
Misc: white paint, glitter,puff paint, trees and wreath from Hobby Lobby