Monday, January 28, 2013

Card Club - Jan - Washi Tape

I used black and white Washi Tape on this card.  I placed the wider one on the bottom of the card.  A piece of card stock that coordinates with the image is placed above the tape.  The narrow black tape is added above the card stock. I selected several digital stamps from Beccy's Place to create the accent. The accent is printed in black and has been colored with pencil crayons.  With this kit I included wedding accents with ivory Washi Tape and metallic card stock.

Card Club - Jan - 6 Block DS DP

In this card I used double sided designer paper as well.  The squares are cut at 1.25".  I cut 6 squares from the paper. Three of the six squares are flipped over.  I selected a blue card which matched the DP paper.  I printed the greeting on white card stock and cut it down to 1/2 inch strip.  I flagged the right hand end and glued it to the card front aligning the left to the card edge.  The buttons are held in place with Zot glue dots.

Card Club - Jan - DS Designer Paper Split

I started with double sided designer paper cut to 4.00 x 5.25".  Then I cut down the length at 2.25" then both pieces at 1.75" across the width.  I flipped over 2 of the 4 pieces and glued them to the parchment natural card front.  The border was created with the Stampin Up! Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch in deep brown card stock.  I punched a SU! Modern Label in the same card stock.  The greeting was color printed and punched with the SU! Word Window. 

Card Club - Jan - Gatefold with Square Accent

The girls at card club have asked for cards for specific occasions. I included baby, wedding, and heart cards in this kit. I started with a purple card and scored at 2 1/8 from either side which will create a gate-fold card where two side flaps fold to the center.  I added pieces of designer paper on each flap.  I color printed the square accents which were layered onto a 2.5x2.5 inch piece of white card stock.  The insert is placed on the center panel and was cut to 4" x 5.25"

Card Club - Incentive Thank You

I created these Thank You cards for some of the girls who signed up for Card Club.
I made these cards to fit smaller envelopes which measure 4 x 5 1/8 inches.  I designed them with the Beau Chateau designer digital files.  I created a smaller background of chicken wire in Soft Suede with a clear background.  I added the Bee embellishment in Marina Mist and Soft Suede.  I created a Word Window Punch digital and added my Thanks sentiment.  I filled it with Very Vanilla with the sentiment to coordinate the color to the bee embellishment.  I printed the cards onto Very Vanilla card stock.

Card - Card Club Incentive

I created these larger enclosure cards for my card club girls.  I printed the frames and backgrounds with Opoxy Underlay digitals by Prima Hybrid.  I added a Sizzix flower, a coordinating green leaf and a yellow circle punchie in the centre. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Scrapbook - Retirement Book of Remembrance

A friend and I created this 12x12 scrapbook album for a couple who retired.  Friends and colleagues sent greetings which were collected into this album. We decided on a black fabric album with a photo on the front.  We selected black, red and white as the color scheme for this book.  Most pages are black except for those set up for co-workers and friends to include their sentiments.   We created borders with Stampin Up! Tasteful Trim Bigz XL, ribbon, Martha Stewart and EK Success border punches.  We prepared about approximately 40 pages onto which letters, emails, and cards were mounted. I think it turned out really well.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cool Tool - 12x12 drawers - Paper Storage

I use these 12x12 drawer units for patterned paper storage. I have 2 units which gives me 8 drawers. One unit holds paper sorted by color. The other holds other paper like Christmas paper, Specialty paper like acetate, vellum, glitter etc, multicolored paper and one drawer for scraps of patterned paper.  It works for me because I can see the paper.  When the scraps drawer gets too full I go through it and purge.  I bought the units at Walmart.  The labelling is not too sophisticated and I should replace them with clear labels now that I have a label maker.  One day soon.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cards - Birthday in Greens

I created these cards for a friend who has a family member who celebrates a birthday on March 17 - St. Patrick's Day.   I made some for her a while back. Check it out.
Left: The card is Certainly Celery with double sided designer paper by Stampin Up!  It was cut 1/3 to 2/3 and the top piece was flipped over.  I color printed the greeting in CC on Very Vanilla and cut it with a Spellbinder Ribbon Slider thin die.  I placed it onto a piece of CC ribbon which was placed over the join of the 2 piece of DSP.  The ribbon is pulled through a slit in the card fold and taped to the inside.  I added a large silk flower and dyed a smaller one with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink. They are held in place with a vanilla brad.
Right: I selected a dark green textured card stock.  I selected some green DP by Basic Grey - porcelain arabella.  I color printed the greeting and punched it out with the SU! Decorative Label punch.  I punched another from the green cardstock. I cut it in half and mounted the halves top and bottom of the punchie. I added a coordinating gross grain ribbon.

Monday, January 21, 2013

R2G Card Kits - Woodsie Felts Cmas

I created these cute card kits with felt shapes.  Red moose, green trees and white snowflakes.  I selected wood background Designer Paper from Rusty Pickle call Game Time.  I printed the greetings on off white card stock in Chocolate Chip.  The greeting is cut to 1/2 tall and 4 1/4 inches wide.                                                  I selected dark brown card stock onto which I glued the DP.  I placed the Woodsie Felt shape near the bottom of the card and using a push pin created a hole through the felt and the card.  On the moose I selected a place where his eye would be and inserted a brad which holds the felt in place.  On the tree there is a hole at the top so I place a star brad there.  On the snowflake I placed the brad in the centre. On the greeting I cut a flag end on the right and aligned the left to the edge of the DP and glued it down.  I used a Zot to hold the button in place to the left of the greeting.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Card - Stampin Up Birthday

I made this card for a friend with a birthday today.  I used this Stampin Up! retired DSP called Dots & Dashes. This paper was a bunch of circles which I cut apart. I selected the blues and greens and I glued them onto Whisper White.  I stamped a greeting in the centre in Tempting Turquoise.  This was mounted onto a Green Galore card.

The colors are Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Passion Pink, Certainly Celery.  After some serious internet searching I found it. Thanks.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Card - SU Thank You

I made this thank you for my Stampin Up friend.  I just changed a few pieces.  Same green card which is similar to Wild Wasabi.  The Real Red snowflake background paper is from SU! Winter Bright Designer Paper collection.  I used the largest framelit from the Apothecary Set cut in white. I stamped the sentiment from the SU! Sincere Salutations Thank You in black.  I stamped the same small gifts twice.  It needed something so I wet a paint brush and dipped it on my Real Red stamp pad and painted a few of the presents. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cards - Christmas Thank Yous

Here are my Thank You cards for gifts received this Christmas. I started with a leaf green textured card.  I cut a piece of designer paper 3 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches and adhered that to the centre of the landscape card.  I cut both Tim Holtz Stylized Labels in red then stamped a small clear stamp of gifts across the centre in Versafine Onyx Black ink. The label was glued to over the DP centered. I printed the sentiment in black on white card stock and punched it out with my SU! 1 3/4 inch circle punch.  It was adhered to the card with 3D foam tape.  I'm grateful for all gifts I received this year!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Calendar - Vintage Photos

I created a photo calendar for my office.  I decided to make one of vintage photos.  I love to visit all types of museums so I had a good collection of photos of old items. I selected vintage planes, cars, buildings, and pioneer items.  I converted my color pictures to sepia tones.  The color scheme of the calendar is also in the same colors.  I printed it on 8.5 x 11 inch natural parchment card stock.

I placed the workshop of Walter Edward Walker who was a master canoe builder and worked in the mid 1940's. The photo was taken at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough Ontario.   The photo for September is the Gray Ghost - Goodyear FG-1D CORSAIR which visited the Edmonton Aviation Museum in 2010.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Christmas Card Challenge - Jan - Folds

Here's my first Christmas Card of 2013.  I am hosting a blog challenge again this year. 
January's theme is Folds.  You can try gate folds, Z folds, Joy Folds, iris folding and twisted card to mention a few.
I chose a Joy Fold card.  It is quite easy to make.  I chose double sided designer paper so that the colors would coordinate well.  The paper is by Basic Grey named Eskimo Kisses - rooftop. I chose a light blue card base cut 4.25 x 8.5 scored at 3". I laid the large piece of DP with the houses showing then turned a smaller piece over to show the blue and white swirls which I put on the small flap of the blue base.  I cut my second piece of card stock from pink 3x8 folded in half.  I added a 1.5x2.875 piece of the house paper on the left side and added a color printed greeting in coordinating colors.  I added a small pink Sizzix heart embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots on the left hand side to keep the flap closed.   Check out this pic giving you a top view.

2013 Christmas Card Challenge

I'm having a Christmas Card Challenge every month in 2013.  I find I get my Christmas Cards made in time and with much less stress when I make some every month.  I will post my theme and my card the first of every month.  Join me in getting Christmas cards done in good time for sending.

January - Technique - Folds - Tri-fold, Z Fold, Gate Fold, Joy Fold, Twisted Card, Iris folding

February - Accent - Buttons -  Wooden, Plastic, Die-cut, Shaped

March - Focus - Hearts - Die-cut, Quilted, Punchies, Stamped

April - Technique - Coloring -  Watercolor, Copics, Acrylic, Crayons, Stain, Markers,

May - Accent - Textiles - Fabric, Felt, Velvet, Ribbon, Tulle, Lace

June - Focus - Candles - Die-Cut, Stamped, Paper Pieced

July - Technique - Shaped - Mittens, Trees, Round, Scalloped

August - Accent - Stickers - 3D, Letters, Glittered

September - Focus - Christmas Foliage - Poinsettia, Boughs, Trees, Wreaths, Holly

October - Technique - Paper Piecing - Squares, Banners, Flags, Quilting, DP, Trees, Pinwheel

November - Accent - Chipboard - Diecuts, Letters, Ornaments, Snowflakes, Trees

December - Focus - Christmas Thank You - Cards ready for sending right after Christmas