Monday, March 14, 2011

Easter Treats

Good morning everyone.  I hope you're enjoying the long weekend.  My poor husband is full of a head cold (the flu according to him) so we'll be staying around the house today - which suits me because I've got a few card ideas in my head which I'd like to make.  

At my last Stamp A Stack class the girls made these gorgeous little Easter Treats.  

This little Sunnyboy container has little Easter Eggs in it - it would probably hold around 10 mini eggs and is a great gift idea.  The container is made from a piece of 15cm x 15cm designer series paper.   

The stamp set is Stampin' Up!'s A Good Egg from the current Idea Book and Catalogue.  I just love this stamp set and pull it out each Easter.  In the past I've also used the little circles stamp as bubbles on children's cards.  The little chick is also cute on new baby cards - see, quite a versatile stamp set.
You can't see it from the photo's, but I've added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the egg shell and it's been stuck on with a dimensional.  The chick has been stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured using ink and blender pens.

This is a great gift idea for neighbours, teachers, children, EVERYONE.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Extreme Surfboard

I currently have 5 (yes, 5) birthday party invitations stuck to my fridge for Bailey to attend.  I made up a stack of these cards yesterday using the Extreme Surfboard stamp set.

This is a great stamp for boys of all ages - big and small.   The image is stamped with Basic Black ink and I added a bit of faux stitching, tore the Basic Black card stock and distressed the Not Quite Navy card stock.  I also spritzed Basic Black marker ink over the entire card when it was finished.

I'm sure the boys will never know that they've all received the same card from Bailey.....

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Aviary Cute Stamp Set

It took me a little while to purchase this stamp set, but boy I'm glad I did.  How coot are those little birds?  I have a feeling I'll be whipping up quite a few cards with this set.  This is a quick card I made for one of my  hostesses.

The ribbon was a little tricky - you have to find a single thread at the end of your ribbon and pull it to give you the ruffled effect - and then stick it in place.  I notice that my ribbon was a little crooked - darn it!

Friday, March 4, 2011

40th Birthday Cards

A friend recently asked me to make a 40th birthday card for a close friend of hers.  The only request was that the card have the number 40 on it - the rest was up to me.  Now, I love having creative licence like everyone else, but I always worry that my taste might not necessarily be my customers' taste.

I decided to make two cards and let her choose from them. This was the first card I made:

And then I came up with this one: 

Which card do you think my friend chose?  The blue and green one - phew, lucky I decided to make two cards.