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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy Birthday card



Hello peeps -

Another birthday card to share with you today. It's been snowing a lot here in CO, more snow than we've had this whole winter season here in the Denver metro area. I don't think I can say this amount of snow is unusual, after all, it is Colorado and we've had our fair share of winter storms. So, it's been real cold this weekend and it keeps on snowing, but all in all - its doable. I don't think we'll get a snow day tomm (I'd take it but chances are slim).

Ok, the card is based off the previous card I had made and share with you. This time, I cut out a circle from patterned paper and stamped the sentiment on it, cute! I also punched out numerous butterflies and layered them to give a more 3D effect. I got the butterfly idea from one of Danielle Flanders card HERE - so neat and fun. I gotta tell you, I think butterflies are in this season! Gotta keep up with the trends people ;)

Well, I hope you are staying warm and I'll see you here again on my blog for my next upcoming post.

Card Supplies:
Marvy Uchida -2 inch circle punch
Martha Stewart - butterfly punch
Elle's Studio - patterned paper
PTI - Inside & Out Birthday sentiments
Pebbles - enamel dots
Glue Dots - adhesive

Take care,
Claudia :)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Belated Birthday Wishes card



Hello Peeps -

Today I'm sharing a belated birthday card I made last night. I really like this card because of the burst of colors and layout. I've made a conscious effort to work outside my usual go-to layouts and been playing around with how I position accessories and sentiments. Of course, the layering won't go away :) What about you? Is there a "go-to" layout you are most conformable with your cards?

The next thing I had fun making on this card was the flower arrangement. It's actually a die from Stampin' Up! that I bought ages ago but the flower was big enough to fit most of the card, so I cut out the flowers and leaves from patterned paper. Pretty huh?

Well, I hope you have a good start to your week. I have the day off today due to "President's Day" - I'll take it :)

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - patterned paper
Stampin' Up! - die cut
Cuttlebug
PTI - Inside & Out birthday sentiments stamps
Stapler
Memento - black ink

Take care,
Claudia


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Happy Birthday card



Hello peeps,

I've got a birthday card to share with you today. Real clean and simple card with some layering of patterned paper for a bright background and the perfect sentiment stamp as the focal point. The sentiment stamp is from PTI. I do make a lot of birthday cards. Mainly I make them for my co-workers and I always keep a stash at the office for extras. Since the office is big, someone is always celebrating a birthday. A handmade card is always a treat and gives everyone a chance to bid birthday wishes to the birthday person.

Well, this is a quick post. So far, I'm very happy that I've been consistent with my card making and posting them here for you on my blog. 

Card Supplies:
Elle's Studio - patterned paper
PTI - sentiment stamp (Birthday Inside & Out)
Stapler, Memento (Black) ink pad, We R Memory Keeps (tab) punch

Take care,
Claudia


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Non-Sentiment Card


Hello peeps!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made with the Gossamer Blue Feb'15 kit. The kit is really full of primary colors and funky patterned paper designs. So I decided to play around with the kit's embellishments and ended up with this card. I intentionally made the card with no sentiment because it could be used for a variety of occasions. I tend to do that with my cards because at the time I create them I usually don't make them for someone in particular so I like to have a stash ready for when I do. The card has a lot of details like the brads and the layering of paper and die cuts, just the way I like to make them.

Well, this weekend has been low key and for Feb in Denver, this weekend has been quite sunny and warm. My family and I try to be outdoorsy as much as we can and soak up as much sun. I work at an office and don't really have the chance to go outside during the week so when the weekend comes I enjoy being outside.

Well, I hope you like the card and leave me a note if you like it too.

Card Supplies:
Gossamer Blue Feb '15 kit - (patterned paper, embellishments)
Martha Stewart score board
Stapler
TomBow Mono permanent adhesive tape

Take it easy,
C :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Cuddle Card



Hello peeps -

I hope you are enjoying the end of your weekend. I'm here for a quick post to share a card I made today. The Valentine's Day cards keep coming! This card is rather simple in sketch but lots of layering and a pretty gold heart for the focal point. I've been determined to use as much of the patterned paper that I bought before I commit to another craft kit. I'm trying my best :)

Do you like the card? Leave me a note! Well, I hope you have a good start on your week.

Card Supplies:
Crate Paper (Kiss Kiss) paper collection & coordinating epherema packet
PTI (Rustic White) card stock
Martha Stewart (heart) punch
Stapler
Paperclip
Gold Glitter card stock

Take it easy,
C :)



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Valentine Postcard



Hello peeps,

Today I'm sharing a card I made a couple weeks ago. I made this card primarily with the Jan'15 add-on kit from Gossamer Blue (click HERE). When I made this card I had a postcard in mind and the accessories where just right for the theme of the card. There's a lot packed on this card, the accessories, the layering of the patterned paper, bright red color and gold highlights with pink and also dimension.

In person, the card is really stunning. So, I wanted to expand on my comment a couple posts ago as to why I enjoy making Valentine's Day cards. There's a couple reasons to that. Mainly, there's a renewed sense of creativity at the beginning of the year and with my resolution to make cards, Valentine's day is always the perfect opportunity to be creative. There is also the bright red and pink combo that I like. Lastly, my parents got married on Valentine's day (I know, kind of cheesy but it's true!) and my anniversary is right around the same time too (a couple days after Valentine's day). So, lots of reason to be excited about said day and while some people steer away from this event, I embrace it.

Do you do celebrate Valentine's day? If so, what do you do? Leave me a note if you'd like to share.

Take care,
C :)