Sunday, March 29, 2015

love is wonderful card



Hello peeps -

Today I'm sharing a card I made this afternoon. Following up on the layout of the previous card I posted - with the big flower being the focal point of the card. There is some layering on small tabs to the top left of the card with the "love" sentiment stapled on it. I really like how the flower turned out with the sequins - so fun and springy.

Anyhoot - there's not much going on with me these days. The weather here in Colorado is turning out quite nicely with some really warm weather this weekend. The  hubby and pup and I took a long walk today and enjoyed the nice sun and cool breeze. It was perfect! Have you got any plans coming up? We are traveling to Europe in a couple weeks, so I will be MIA on my blog for the most part. Well, this is really a quick post.

Have a good week ahead!
Claudia

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - "Cienna" paper collection and coordinating cut outs
Stapler
Silhouette - Cameo cutting machine
Fancy Pants - sequins

Monday, March 23, 2015

Elle's Studio - Favorite Flower card



Hello peeps -

I've got a card to share with you this week! I am so happy with this card and here's why - 1. The patterned paper is from the most adorable paper collection from Elle's Studio - "Cienna." I was so excited to get this new line with a gift certificate I won on their blog (hee!) 2. The flower pattern was so simple to cut out and I didn't need much accesories to complete this card.

Since we are officially into Spring - I wanted to make a card that represented vibrant colors that flourish during this season, and I think I aced it with this card :)

So, I'm looking at my work calendar and it's going to be a busy week. I hope I survive. You know when there's work ahead of you with lots of moving parts to a project that it becomes overwhelming? This week is starting to look like that - but we continue to push forward right?

Well, I hope you have a good start for the week. I won't even begin to talk about all this "March Madness" phenomena I've been hearing about at work, I just don't get it, do you? I was never a "sports" inclined person growing up so I never engaged in sports at school. Or if I did, I was clumsy or ended up getting hurt, so no, no passion here for sports - I know, it's sacrilege from most out there, but no sir, not me :)

Take care,
Claudia

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - Pattern paper (Cienna) & coordinating bits & pieces cutouts
Fancy Pants - sequins
Silhouette - Cameo
Stapler



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Noteworthy



Hello peeps -

I've got a card to share with you today. I am using paper and die cuts from this month's add-on kit from Gossamer Blue. Did I tell you I finally caved and subscribed to GB's main kit? I did, and this is the second kit I've received since signing up.

The card itself is full of color and I very much like the aqua and pink combo. Don't you think? Do you see the cute little arrows to the top left of the card? They came with the kit as well - I think they are called "puffs." Real cute!

I also used my Cameo again to cut the big flower for the card, it's been really fun looking for flower cut files for my card, and seeing the machine in real action, just cutting away. If you have a Cameo or similar cutting machine of the sorts, here's a tip - I usually cut a 6X6 paper when cutting my flowers, that way I don't use up all the paper and it's just enough paper to cut. As I mentioned before, I found that cutting these flowers at 3 inches makes it a perfect size for a standard card (i.e. 5.5X4.25)

Well, I hope you like the card as much as I did! I'll be around with another card post later this week.

Take care,
Claudia :)

Card Supplies:
Gossamer Blue: March '15 - main & add-on kit (HERE)
Fancy Pants: sequins

Sunday, March 8, 2015

So Thankful


Hello peeps -

I've got a card to share today. I used the Simple Stories (6X6) paper pad and the coordinating die cuts packets. I noticed lately that sequins are in right now and I had to purchase some too. This card was very easy to assemble, with the die cuts and paper assembling and a sprinkle of sequins, it was really one of the fastest cards I've made.

Speaking of timing and crafting, how long does it usually take you to make a card? On average? I haven't really timed myself but I'd say it takes me anywhere between 30-50mins. Most of the time goes on arranging the paper and embellishments. When I like the look of the card, it's easy assembling from there. Because I enjoy making cards with patterned paper, the trick is to coordinate paper well - either due to pattern or color or sometimes both. How about you? Do you find yourself stamping more than coordinating paper? Lately, I haven't been stamping much.

Leave me a note with your answers! I'd love to hear from you.

Card Supplies:
Simple Stories: (6X6) patterned paper and coordinating die cuts
Fancy Pants - assorted sequins
Stapler
Glue Dots - adhesive

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Flower card



Hello peeps -

I've got another card to share with you today. The flower is one of the many cut files I bought for my Cameo last week in an effort to use the cutting machine more often. The patterned paper I used is by Simple Stories (6X6 paper pad). I also bought the coordinating "bits & pieces" packet and stapled some die cuts to make a "banner" for the card, neat huh?

Well, this is a quick post today. It's been busy at work lately but glad I still find time to craft over the weekend. I hope you have a good rest of the week. Stay warm!

Card Supplies:
Simple Stories: 6X6 paper pad & coordinating "Bits & Pieces" packet
Silhouette: Cameo die cutting machine; flower cut file #64198
Stapler
Fancy Pants - brad

Laters -
Claudia :)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Loved & Adored




Hello peeps -

Today I'm sharing a card I made this weekend. Remember I said I wanted to start using my Cameo again? Well, I bought a whole bunch of cut files from the Silhouette store and started cutting away. I am super excited for all the possibilities with the cut files I bought. If you are wondering how big I cut the flowers - I like to cut anywhere between 3' and 2.5' so that it's big enough to be the focal point of the card (standard size card 4.25X5.5).

To top of the card I decorated the flower with some sequins and added a cute sentiment - voila! So, since Mother's Day is the next big event where cards are in high demand, I can add a mother's day sentiment on the inside of the card and it's perfect for the occasion.

Card Supplies:
Simple Stories: 6X6 patterned paper (I am) collection pad; co-ordinating Bits & Pieces pack
Silhouette: Cameo - cutting machine; Layered Mum #38039
Fancy Pants - sequins
Stapler
Tombow - adhesive

Claudia :)



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Winter Card


Hello crafty peeps

I'm sharing another card today. I decided to remove the dust off my Cameo and put it to good use. I cut a pocket card out of vellum and slipped in some die cuts. Besides the layered background I also cut some ribbon for more color.


Here's a closer view of the card and the beautiful snowflake I punched out to complete the card. If you think the card has a "christmassy" feel, I know but the colors went so well, it worked. Well, I hope you are staying warm. It's been snowing here in Denver and it might run through the weekend.

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - patterned paper & die cut (Jan'15 kit)
Martha Stewart - snowflake punch
Pebbles - enamel dot
American Crafts - ribbon
Stapler