Thursday, October 27, 2011

Some baby cards...

About once every year my Mom asks me to make her some baby cards to give with gifts.  Well this weekend I whipped up a group of cards at her request.  Here are some pictures:
These cards were made with the onsie die sold by Papertrey Ink.   The stamp sets I used are:
"Sweet Baby"; "Bundle of Love" and "Love Lives Here - Holiday".

 These next cards are 3.25inches x 3.25inches and have a limitless layers 2" scalloped circle pop dotted with some simple stamping; some coloring on some; and some stickles glitter glue.  Some of the cards also have some scalloped borders added.

How I love white with white!  So clean and fresh and new for a little baby.

And one more onsie card because I had a few more minutes to create:

And a few little boy cards too:

Thanks for looking at my baby cards!  I had a bundle of fun making them this past weekend!
:)  Jill

Friday, October 21, 2011

Make it Monday #37 - Layered Mats and Frames

It is Friday night and I had an hour of free time so I thought I would make a card for this week's challenge over at Papertrey Ink.  Dawn McVey made a great video about using die cut frames on your cards.  You can see it on Nichole Heady's blog:  here

As I began playing with some black paper frames I "saw" a cat hidden in the frame and I made this card.  (I apologize for the picture quality but it is dark in my basement at night and I did correct the photo as much as I could but it is still not great....)

The cat's ears are made out of black felt and sweet blush cardstock from PTI.  The tail is also felt.  Here are some of the steps I took to come up with my little black kitty cat:

I started by making a frame using the Mat Stack 1 dies.  I cut the largest die out of black cardstock and then used one of the smaller mat stack 1 dies to make it into a frame.  Here is a picture:
I stamped the cat's paws or "claws" using the skeleton ribs in the Halloween Treats and Sweets stamp set.  I later added some diamond stickles for the nails on the paws.

Next I used the piece of mat stack 1 left over from making the frame or "body of the cat" for creating the head of my kitty.  Again the stamp used (for the kitty face) is from Halloween Treats and Sweets.  I used a 1 3/4" limitless layer open scallop die to make the cat's collar.  I smudged the ink (colorbox frost white) with my finger on both the face and the paws to make them look softer since cats are furry.  I wish I had some googly eyes but I could not find any in my supplies tonight. 

Last but not least I added a tiny tag with a 10/31 date stamp from Spooky Sweets II for the cat's I.D. tag.  I also added a little rusty bell because all kitty's should announce their presence to unsuspecting birdies in the area - right?  

So there you have it - my little halloween kitty cat card all ready to be given to someone special this Halloween!  And I even managed to enter a challenge at Papertrey Ink too!  Hope you enjoyed looking at my little card.  Isn't the kitty's glitter nose cute?  I hope you are enjoying all the gifts that Autumn has to offer us - each day is a blessing of colored leaves, pumpkins, whistling wind and the smells of comfort food in our kitchens!  Enjoy! 

Some Halloween Cards...

I finally started making some Halloween cards this week and thought I would upload a few photos:
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  Aunthentique; My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  Michaels - Mummy; PTI - sentiment; Red Lead: Background stamp
Ink: Memento and Copic Markers
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs-web; My Favorite Things - flourish; Papertrey Ink: notebook paper and label die 
Other:  Martha Stewart Edge Punches; ribbon from my stash; Ad Tech Adhesive and glue dots

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
Patterened Paper:  My Mind's eye and scrap from my stash
Stamps:  Red Lead Paperworks; Studio G - Hampton Art
Ink: Memento and copic markers
Ribbon: Michael's
Dies:  My Favorite Things; Papertrey Ink; Cheery Lynn Designs
Other: Buttons: Papertrey Ink;

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  Authentique
Stamps:  Red Lead Paperworks
Ink: Memento and copic markers
Ribbon: Michael's
Dies: Papertrey Ink and My Favorite Things Die-namics
Other:  Flowers - Prima; edge punch: Fiskars 

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Debbie Mumm
Stamps: Studio G - Hampton Arts;
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Papertrey Ink; My Favorite Things and Stampin Up
Ribbon:  Michaels
Other: edge punch: Fiskars; Adhesive: ad-tech and glue dots and dollar store; rhinestones: Kaiser Kraft

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Authentique?
Stamps:  Red Lead Paperworks
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; copic markers
Dies:  Papertrey Ink; Cheery Lynn Designs
Ribbon: Big Lots
Other:  Marth Stewart Edge Punch;

Well I hope you enjoyed this little post of Halloween cards.  I like to say that a card is a hug made of paper and I love sending hugs for each and every holiday!  Happy stamping everyone!  And thanks for looking and commenting!