Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fore Your Birthday

I made this fun little card and matching envelope for Chad's birthday. The tie closure envelope was made with a sheet of cardstock, twine, and buttons. I think it turned out pretty cool and makes a neat presentation for a hand delivered card. Next time I will wait to seal the bottom of the envelope before stitching the buttons into place. I love the way it turned out and know he'll love it!
The sentiment came from a stamp set called On The Links by Papertrey Ink. The plaid paper came from Pink Paislee, Old School I believe was the collection name. I found the vintage golfer stamp on Ebay from Flonzcraft. They are based in New Zealand so it takes a little while to get stamps from them in the mail. I've bought several other golfer images as well as custom made stamps from them. And have been very pleased with all my purchases.  

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Happy Heart Day!

Goodness Valentine's Day will be here before we know it!
I thought I'd start to come up with some treat bags for Parker's classmates. I found these fun red and white chevron treat bags and wanted to add a little something to them. I decided I wanted to pair them with a pop of turquoise. I love the color combo. That cute little tag Happy Heart Day is part of a set called Tags 4 You by Stampin' Up! After I finished the treat bag I decided to use another one to make a coordinating card. On both the card and treat bag I used some red and turquoise twine. I also used a couple of dies from Papertrey Ink, Mat Stack 4 and Layerz Mat Stack 4 . I found the lovely cherub image from a set called Romance Sentiments by MSE! The with love sentiment also came from them a long time ago. Now to make 22 more bags for the kids. :) 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Enjoy your retirement

Chad and I have a friend that is retiring from the Army so I wanted to make him a card. Since I will be hand delivering his card, I decided to make a tie enclosure envelope to match. I think it makes it feel even more special, important if you will. I'm sure he will appreciate it.

I just can't seen to get enough wood grain paper, stamps, and embossing folders. I love it all! I found this herringbone paper at Hobby Lobby. I used a couple of tree stamps, the one in the middle came from Gina K Designs and the other from Stampin' Up! The sentiment came from a set called On The Links by Papertrey Ink.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Through Stormy Seas

I was flipping through all my stamps looking for some inspiration to make a card when I came across this one. I bought it from Close To My Heart a long time ago. It was about time I inked it up. The fun red, white, and blue twine is called Air Mail Divine Twine from Whisker Graphics.  
I'll be giving this to Chad for our anniversary in June. It will be our 19 year anniversary. Crazy! It's hard to believe we've been together for so long. I don't feel like I'm old enough to even say that!