Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine cards 2012

Here are 3 valentine day cards I made using the Cardmaking Kit of the Month that I received in the mail a week or so ago:

This card called for brads to attach the sentiment piece but I chose to use some dark red rhinestones.  It also called for the grey seambinding but I chose to use some red velvet ribbon from my stash.  I also added the pink die cut butterfly which I blinged up with some flat back dark red rhinestones.

This is the card I made for hubby:

Inside of Hubby`s card:

The kits come complete with all the embellishments; stamps, ribbon, die cut elements and borders, designer paper; card stock, pre-folded cards and envelopes.  It also comes with a book showing each card and directions to make the cards and the sizes required to cut the card stock and paper for each card.  Most of the kits have been really good but I have received some that I didn`t care for too much but that`s the chance you take.  I really like this month`s kit and have had a blast making the cards.  In some instances, I have added or omitted certain elements.  Hubby`s card for instance called for a grey seam binding bow but I chose to use a sparkly grey ribbon from my stash. I also added the die cut butterfly to his card.
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Crafting with the granddaughters

A few weeks ago, Sierra & Brooke made some cards.  I subscribe to Cardmaker's Magazine Card Kit of the month club and thought that Sierra and Brooke would have a blast making some cards.  I gave Sierra a wooden box for Christmas that she painted and decorated that I filled with glitter, bling, blank cards and envelopes, an acrylic block, some black ink, lots of embellishments and we had a blast making 2 cards.  Sierra's card is in the shape of a snowflake and Brooke's card is in the shape of a mitten.  Without further ado, here are my 2 little munchkins proudly showing off their cards:

Sierra's rub on sentiment reads Snowflakes are winter butterflies. Brooke's sentiment reads When hands reach out in friendship, hearts are warmed with joy.   I had to keep a close eye on Brooke as she was starting to go a little crazy with the blue rhinestones!

 The inside of Sierra's card with a heart that she cut out by hand by herself.

I just love the fashion statement Brooke is making here with the scarf!  I think she was copying her mother!

I am looking forward to making more cards with the girls.  I plan to make up some card kits for them soon.

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Cards inspired by Pinterest

Here are 2 cards I made which were inspired by cards that I pinned to Pinterest.

Here is the original card:

And here is my version:

I made the thank you card for my daughter and son-in-law to thank them for the Christmas gift that they gave to us.  They bought us a romantic getaway in Niagara Falls.  We got a large room with a king-sized bed, jacuzzi tub, a bottle of wine, some chocolate truffles and dinner coupons.  Hubby and I elected to stay another night in the same room.  We had a lot of fun on our little "play date."  The sentiment stamp is from Verve and the ribbon is from my stash.

The original:

My version:

I used some pink glitter paper, punched out the hearts from designer paper and added the MS heart border punch which was punched out of paper that has a gorgeous sheen to it.  Inside the card I added some small white embossed hearts and the negatives from the heart border punch.  I'm sure one of my granddaughter will love it!

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

This site is so neat!

I love reading Dutch blogs and since I don't read or write or for that matter, even understand Dutch all that well any more, I've been using this site to do the translations for me. I just copy and paste and have it translated into English. When I've left comments, I use the translator and then copy and paste the comments in Dutch.

Christmas cards

Wow!  It's been a while since I last posted!  Blame Pinterest and Facebook.

Here, in no particular order are some Christmas cards I made and gave to family and friends:

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