On this past Saturday I took some projects to my friend’s home and we played for the entire afternoon.
She showed me her laminator, some pre-printed laser sheets and teal colored foil. She had me put the foil and laser sheet through the laminator to heat seal the foil to the printed sheet. Very cool!
Here is a close view of the sheet. It looks rather black here but trust me, the true color is metallic teal.
The camera was unable to capture the metallic beauty except for the very lower right hand corner of the card…take a look; there is the true color.
Thank you to my friend for letting me play with her toys and bring home a sample! More projects & templates to come from our play date so be sure to stop back.
I think of all the shaped cards this past week; this one is my favorite.
Doily card base cut at 4.5″ from the Cricut cartridge Wild Card. I used some stitched circle dies to create the various mats.
These flowers were crocheted a couple of years ago. They have been in a baggie in my card parts box. I’m glad I found 3 in assorted colors. I added an old fashioned office brad for the flower center along with some glitter glue and a hologram sticker. Behind the flowers I added a Memory Box stem that has been glittered up.
This burlap sticker butterfly has been doctored up. I added the wire and gems to pretty it up.
And one more look at the card before you go on about your day….
The sentiment is from the Stampendous set Beautifully Said.
A few mornings ago I had 30 minutes and wanted to come up with a card that could dropped in the mailbox on the way to work. Pinterest to the rescue. I found a card sample I was able to copy, make and even get a quick note written; all in 30 minutes.
The sentiment is from an acrylic set that came with a magazine. Better yet, the magazine was a gift; so free stamps!
One one more look at this quick card… I sent extra vine flourishes along with the card so the recipient could make some of her own flourish cards.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Still working on card shapes. Today’s sample is just a plain circle. I believe I cut this from the Cricut Wild Card cartridge at 5″.
This view shows the gem flowers & dotted text The text either needed, something. Rather than outlining the letters I took a stardust jelly roll pen and just dotted around the border of the letters.
Here are more of cloth flowers; snipped from a ribbon. These are great as they do not add bulk to the card when mailed. They squish flat and then poof back up when the recipient gets the card.
Baker’s Twine bow
I prettied up the butterfly. Initially this was just a flat burlap sticker. I added the metal antenna and the gems for the body.
I decorated the inside just a bit too.
and that brings us back to the card.
I think the words on “the round” add a lot to this design.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Today’s design using the wood grain background & stitched squares were both little tuck in gifts in a card I recently received from a stamping friend. I pulled out a few of the tuck-ins and created a card to send back to her.
I used a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous wood grain embossing folder to add more wood to the back ground. I rubbed the raised image with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
The sentiment, friend is from the Stampin Up set of Terrific Tags. I just got this set along with matching punch and secondary set Terrific Tags Too at the last rummage sale that I went to. Here I’ve just cut of the sentiment and framed it using the stitched squares.
And one more look at this quick and easy card for today before you go on about your day…
My thanks to my stamping friend for the extra pieces!
One of my co-workers told me she had had a rummage sale a few weekend’s ago. She was still sorting and cleaning things out when she came across some small stickers.
I came into work one day and found 5-6 packages of these stickers laying on my desk. I thought it would be fun to add them to a card.
The doily is cut at 4.5″ from the Cricut cartridge Wild Card. I used some stitched circle dies as mats. The sentiment is from the set Beautifully Said by Stampendous.
The cloth flower is from a ribbon. I just snipped the flower off. These make great additions as they do not add bulk to the card for mailing. The punched leaves are a Martha Stewart punch. Which by the way has been used so many times it has just about given it’s last punch.
I added the tiny gems to give these berries some pop.
Here is one of the small stickers. I added a few on the card front and a few more on the inside.
And one more look at the card before you go on about your day.
If I can find the other packages of stickers that were given to me, I really should make a thank you card for my co-worker with them. Now, where did I put them again?
This past weekend I started working on “shaped” cards. This was one of the first ones I did.
Cut at 4.5″ from the Wild Card Cartridge. After cutting so many doily cards, I don’t remember what I did with this one as simple as it is. I do remember cutting more bases so I could have a two toned owl.
The eyes were a little wonky so I cut my own using stitched circles. I added some crystal effects and glitter.
And one more look before you go on about your day.
I will be adding a small sentiment to the front on a medallion. Some kind of “owl-ish” saying if and when I can find them.