Sunday, April 24, 2011

Coffee, TOY, Methodist cross, more Crafty Woman, more Sewing Machine

Coffee Card

I needed a Mother's Day card for someone who loves coffee and birds. I decided to use die cuts instead of stamping. Whew! It took me DAYS to get to this. I even had help from jojot. I LOVED the colors and LO of her card!

PP from a Valentine's collection MME. I got these papers during The Great Paper Exchange with my dear friend Kristin. We pulled out all those packs with 2-4 sheets of each design and split them between us. I ended up with a nearly 4 inch stack of new paper! The border punch is by Fiskars.

The coffee cup is from Smiley Cards. I thought for sure I'd never find use for that cart... I also cut the swirlies and bird using the Gypsy/Expression. I topped the bird with Crackle Accents for dimensional fun.

TOY (Teacher of the Year)

I followed a sketch by Mojo Monday. That is definitely a go-to site for me these days! PP from Hittin' the Books by DCWV.

I found this free digi stamp on Lindsay's blog. She has such a great selection in her stamp shop! I have a cart full that I need to narrow down :). I colored the image with Prisma pencils. The apple is topped with GA and CA. The pencils, sharpie, and scissors are topped with a glaze pen for a little shine. I didn't have a Spellbinder die that fit the image so I used my pen trick. The ribbon is from LYB.

 Methodist Cross

I needed a Mother's Day card for a devout Methodist woman.

The pp are from DCWV.

more Crafty Woman

Original post about these cards can found here. I needed MORE! All of the papers are from Garden Variety/Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket. The border punch is by Martha Stewart.

Trim from HL. Gotta love a sale.

Ribbon by Pink Paislee (I think I'm sure).

Lots of machine stitching, that HL corner punch, and brads.

more Sewing Machine

My original post and credits can be found here.

I love how this yellow one turned out! Definitely my favorite because I LOVE yellow. The pp are from Grandma's Kitchen by WRMK. This collection is one of my oldest and trustiest. The gold trim is another one of my ribbon scores from Ms last holiday season. The had the greatest ribbon last xmas and I worried that I was buying too much... Now, I wish I had gotten twice as much!


Anonymous said...

wow, you have been busy, I love the sewing machine cards best! thanks for the shout out and link;)

Micupoftea~ said...

Your cards are personalized, pretty and lovingly crafted!
Re 'painting' with Distress Inks~ I have posted/blogged pics showing how I do it. I just smear some ink on my craft sheet, then swipe my Zig H2O brush bristles through the ink, then paint my image. It is fun & easy!

Just Jaime said...

You are SO talented at cards---don't try to tell me that you just lift other people and use sketches either. When I try to do that, I do NOT get these results. I love everything, the sewing machine card in the different colors is my favorite!