I’ve made a few cards here and there, so I thought I would do a post to show those. I really enjoy making cards, because I think about the recipient and how they would enjoy receiving them. Plus cards are like a mini-canvas where I can try out new techniques or layouts.
I made this birthday card for our friend Gilbert.
I used various circle stamps from Inkadinkado. I punched out a few of the circles and adhered them onto the card with foam adhesive to create some dimension. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is Tiny Sentiments from Purple Onion Designs.
I made this birthday card for another friend.
I used a doily stamp from Studio Calico and heat embossed it with white Zing! embossing powder from American Crafts. The red cardstock is Pure Poppy from Papertrey Ink. I tied the card with some red and white twine from Martha Stewart. I die cut and stamped the ticket strip and adhered it to the card with foam adhesives. The ticket die and stamps are “Just The Ticket” by Papertrey Ink.
I made this thank you card for our next-door neighbor Fred, who took care of our cat Noodle when we were out of town.
White cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the cat stamp from Catslife Press using gray and black ink, alternating them. I think the cat stamp looks sort of like our Noodle! Then I stamped an extra cat in black and cut it out. I tied the card with The Twinery Moraschino twine, then adhered the cat on top of that with foam adhesive. I stamped “thanks” and wrote in “Fred”, then cut out the speech bubble shape freehand and adhered it with foam dimensional adhesive.
For some wintery holiday cards, I made a couple of cards with snowflakes as the theme.
I used “Tag Its #8” stamp set by Papertrey Ink, using their “Fresh Snow” ink. Kraft paper is Bazzill Basics.
I adhered some little pearl bling into the center of the smaller snowflakes, to add some dimension. Then I wrapped the cards with twine.
To finish off the card, I used these snowflakes that I cut out with my Silhouette digital cutter and I tied the extra length of twine around the snowflake.
Lastly, when I was making my handmade holiday cards and cutting out my custom ornaments, I cut a bunch of snowflakes and sentiments out, because I wanted to fill out the empty cardstock spaces with smaller designs so I didn’t waste too much cardstock.
I used the Pacifico font and cut out “love”, “peace” and “joy” in lots of sizes. There were also snowflakes.
I cut out a bunch in green also.
And some in blue! Now I have these die cut snowflakes and sentiments in a plastic container and they’re ready for scrapbook pages or cards. :)