Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Card Share

Hi everyone.  I have been really busy making cards and of course haven't had a chance to post any.  Here are a bunch that I have made.  Most of them are for my BFF.  She is giving both her mother and mother-in-law a year of birthday and anniversary cards.  I have a total of 84 to make this year.

Along with those cards for my friend, I have signed up with my sister to have a booth at a holiday craft fair called The Wading River Local Market Winter Addition for all 4 Saturdays in November.  If anyone is interested in coming by, the address is:  302 North Country Rd, Wading River. Upstairs in the loft of Thrift And Gifts.  The time is from 10-4pm.  Below are some of the cards I will have at the craft fair:

I am working on more cards.  There will be Holiday cards, birthday cards, thank you cards, etc.  I also need to make some gift card holders and some other items like note sets.  There will also be a banner sample that I plan on using as a sample of the various banners I can make as well.  I'm really excited about it since it will be my first craft fair.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Center Step Happy Birthday Erin Card!

So my BFF, Erin, is turning 39 this coming Monday, May 27th and I of course had to create a special card for her.  Her husband, Kevin, is throwing her a Memorial day birthday BBQ tomorrow, which is Sunday.  Jimmy and I will definitely be making an appearance there after my parent's BBQ, so we will be having lots of yummies tomorrow!

When I was planning on the type of card I wanted to make for her, I knew I wanted to use a green color, since she loves that color but I knew that I didn't want to use Emerald green because I honestly don't have anything that color, not even cardstock.  The color I ended up chooing was a teal tone and purple because I thought that they would look great, and as luck would have it, I found this really pretty pattern paper in my stash that would look great with the cardstock that I chose. 

Now once I decided on the colors, I needed to decide what type of card I would create.  That is where my monthly techniques class taught by my Stampin' Up demonstrator, Sandy Mathis, came in.  Earlier this month, Sandy had a fancy folds techniques class where she taught us 3 different card folds a little fancier than the average folded card.  One of these folds was the Center Step.  She used the steps shown in the tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers for this fold.  We created a Mother's day card in my class using the center step that my mother found absolutely beautiful when I gave it to her this past Mother's Day. 

I knew that this card fold was the one that I had to use for Erin's card.  The only problem that I had was that the original tutorial creates a 5" x 5 1/2" card and I don't have any envelopes to fit that size card.  I know I could make my own but i'm horrible at create your own envelopes and I haven't got my hands on that new WeR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board yet, so I decided that I would tweak the measurements to create a center step that would fit a standard A2 size envelope. 

This is what I came up with:

I think the results are wonderful and I will definitely use this size again so I don't have to use a special envelope.  If you are interested in the measurements, here they are:

Card base
- Cut cardstock to 4.25" x 11"
- Place cardstock in your trimmer along the 11" side and come in .75" and cut from 1" to 6.5" on both sides.  This is the only cutting you have to do to the base.
- Score at 1", 2", and 6.5" on the outside edge to the cut line on both sides.
- Score at 5.5" on the inside of the cut lines.
- Fold as shown in picture.
Cardstock Mats:
- Cut coordinating cardstock down to the following mat sizes:
   2 5/8" x 4 3/8"
   5/8" x 4 3/8" twice
   7/8" x 4 1/8"
- Cut coordinating patterned paper to the following sizes:
   2.5" x 4.25"
   .50" x 4.25" twice
   .75" x 4"

Cardstock:  Recollections Sugar Candy (Teal) and Cool Water (Purple)
Pattern Paper: Nicole Twilight Florals paper pack
Stamps:  Alpha4Fayleen (The Stamps of Life) and Anna Griffin Sentiment Stamps
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon:  3/8" White Satin Ribbon from Papermart
Die:  Cottage Cutz Flower, Layered (4x4)
Punch:  Martha Stewart Deep Edge Doily Lace punch
Bling:  Doodlebug jewels in Lilac
            Royal Jewels in lavender from The Scrapbooking Queen
Adhesive:  ATG tape, Zig 2 way glue pen, Micro glue dots

Well, I think I have made up for the long time of not posting anything by this really long post so I am going to get going now.  I'm hoping to start posting more so, hopefully, I'll talk to you soon.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Jets Bear

Hi everyone!!  I haven't posted to my blog in a very long time.  I decided that I wanted to post some of the cards that I have been making and the one I am posting now is just one out of so many more.

My best friend Erin asked me if I could create a year's worth of birthday and anniversary cards for both her mother and her mother-in-law.  These would be cards for all of their family members for the upcoming year so that all they had to do is remember to mail them out when the time came.  I was thrilled that she asked me to do this for her but then she dropped the bomb on me that there would be 82 cards in total for both.  82 cards!!!  Well I got them all done just this past Sunday and this one was one of my favorites to create!

This is the birthday card for Erin's nephew Ben, who will be turning 9 in 2013.  He loves football and his favorite team is the NY Jets.  I used the football bear from the Cricut cartridge Teddy Bear Parade and the"leaves" oblong shadow and oblong shadow frame from the Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges.  The bear is cut out at 3 inches and the frame is cut out at 4" and was made using Recollections cardstock from Michaels.  I used a Sakura white gelly roll gel pen to write Jets "1" on the front of the jersey.  I embossed the background with the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder.  I stamped Happy Birthday using MPS Biggie Family Sentiments.  The letters and number for Ben's name and his age was made using the Cuttlebug Baby Face dies and my Sizzix Big Shot.

I am entering this card in the Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Teddy Bear Picnic.  I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mojo Monday 245

Sorry that it's been so long since I last posted.  I have been quite busy making cards and scrapbook layouts and just keep forgetting to post pics of the finished products.  I was looking at the sketch for this week's Mojo Monday and thought that it would be great to use for a Father's day card, so that is what I did.  I made a standard A2 size card using cardstock from Recollections and patterned paper from Colorbok.  The stamps were Studio G.  I also used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I hope you all enjoy.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 2012 Scrapbook Pages

So, tonight was my Stampin' Up scrapbook class and we made a beautiful 12 x 12, 2-page layout using some really pretty Stampin' Up products.  I will post some pics and the details of the layout tomorrow.  I just wanted to check in and update all of you on what I have been up to.  I am also going to try my hand at making some matchbook post-it holders.  My scrapbook classmate, Justin, posted a couple of the holders that he made on his blog and I thought they were beautiful and wanted to try to make them to give to my friends.  I'll of course show you the finished products tomorrow after making some.  Well, good night for now and I'll talk to you all tomorrow.  Happy crafting!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

So, I made a card for a friend's daughter for her 6th birthday today and I wanted to share it with you.  At my techniques class this month, my Stampin' Up demonstrator, Sandy showed us how to make some fancy folded cards and the easel card was one of the ones that we learned to make.  I knew I would be using this fold again so that is what I used for the birthday card.  I used cardstock from the Cupcake Cuties pack from Recollections that I bought in Michaels.  The ribbon is also from Michaels and the Butterfly is from the Cricut cartridge Create a Critter and is cut at 3" using cardstock from the Butterfly Wings pack from Recollections.  I attached rhinestones from Doodlebug for the eyes in Lilac and the sentiment is from Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK Butterflies (With Stamps) by Stephanie Barnard.  I hope you like it.