Friday, January 3, 2014

Climbing the Stairs

I really enjoy using Graphic 45 Paper...such cute cards can be created and no stamping is required.  So, when there are "leftovers" from a card made; I find a way to use the rest of the pieces.  This card makes use of the leftovers from a card previously made.  Only the ribbon is not a remnant!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Little Boy Blue

One of my all time favorite baby cards is one that was originally created by Connie MacFarlane.  When I need a special card for a baby boy, I usually round up my Graphic 45 paper and begin the   cutting and layering needed to create this card.  Put together with a spellbinder die, distress ink pad (vintage photo), May Arts velvet ribbon , a bit of Bakers Twine,  a button from my stash, a Martha Stewart punch, and a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the card is completed. 

Wedding Invitation Card

The invitations were sent, and now it was time to make a card of well wishes for the bride and groom.  I always like to incorporate (if I can) parts and pieces of the invitations, announcements, etc.  The only part of this card that wasn't part of the original invitation is the patterned paper and the Mr and Mrs tag.  I simply turned the invitation over  and adhered it to a base card.  I slid the patterned paper under the invitation slit and moved the ribbon.  Swarovski crystals were used to highlight areas of the patterned paper.