Every project in this camp used a punch of some kind. We had great fun Saturday! I will be picking up little punched hearts for weeks!
All I can say is OH MY GOSH! I could eat this card it is so cute. There is so much going on here, but it all works so nicely. The original card was brought to my attention by my downline, Judy Sumner, who shares my obsession with cards. She found it on Kirsty Brown's blog, http://kirstyscardnscrap.wordpress.com. Kirsty used the treat cup as if it were a magnifying glass with a (Flight of the) Butterfly inside! AEIGH!!!!!!!!! I can't hardly stand to give it away. Mine has a couple changes, but I stayed pretty true to hers. Love it.
Isn't this the cutest card? I saw it on Jan Tink's blog, http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com and couldn't wait to make it. It uses the Sale-a-Bration Good Neighbors stamp set, and Welcome Neighbor paper pad. (Just two of the items you can get FREE! Contact me and I will tell you how!) What a cute card to say hello, or welcome to the neighborhood, or congrats on your new home. So bright and cheery.
The all-time, most requested card I get is one for a man. I think they are the hardest to come up with too. My 'thing' is whimsical and girly-girl. So trying to find a masculine card that appeals to me is not easy. I found a similar one on a Stampin' Up! website that I changed just a smidgen. (That is a technical term.) That awesome paper is from the Sweet Pea Paper Stack. You will never run out with that pad! It's huge. The Scalloped Border is just enough to soften the dark colors. I like it. Very manly-man.
I CASEd my CASE! I had a version of this card on my blog in December. Andrea Walter, my very clever downline, suggested it would make a great St. Pat's card. She was right! We watercolored the beer steins using Blender Pens and added a little Dazzling Diamonds to the foam on top. The sentiment inside is the single stamp from the Occasions mini that says "Go Green". Perfect for this card!
I have had these flowers on my blog before. But I had such fun making them with the Scallop Circle punch, that I knew everyone at the camp would too. So I pulled out some older designer paper pads to use. To make some look 'vintage', I needed an old, yellowed book. So I went to man who refuses to throw anything away, (yes, Steve), and asked him if he might have any books I could use. DUH! Of course he did! I think Webster has added a couple thousand new words since the printing of this dictionary. Anyway, it worked wonderfully. (And there is one less old book in the basement!) We soon had flowers all over the place. The combinations were beautiful. We spritzed them with a mixture of alcohol and a few drops of the shimmer paints. The effect was so pretty. Of course it would be hard to mail a card with these, but imagine the addition of one to a tag or wrapped gift. It's that whole 'packaging' thing again!