The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mr Cardmaker is (clearly) in a Punchy Mood

So, after showing you the card made with my new EK Tools punch HERE, I felt a kinship with the punch, and had to go further.  I felt the big loopy shapes really lent itself to a super feminine card, and I had to explore the possibilities.

I made this--

This is on SU cardstock, and the DP is My Mind's Eye.  The white card stock is PTI.  The sentiment stamp is also SU, and the die is Spellbinders Labels Four.
I hand inked the sentiment stamp (yes, it's one stamp) with Tombo and Crayola markers.  Who'da thunk my old OLD Crayola markers could be useful?  Love them!
The hearts are punched with a heart punch from the dollar bin. and I got them to line up by just sliding the punch down the strip as I went.  No guesswork! 
I used the circles that fell from the scallop punch to back them.  Much easier than trying to line up punched hearts, and no waste!  Love that.

Speaking of the circles that fell from the scallop punch, I used more of them on the inside--

Whoa, bit of a blur.  Sorry about that.
I stamped the sentiment (SU) first, then did the tiny circles. I found it really easy to place the stamped circles on top of what was already there.
As you can see, I am putting more effort into the insides of the card lately.  I am gonna get the biggest bang for my extra twenty cents postage that I can!

So That's my card.  Hope it gives you some ideas of your own.

Thanks for stopping by!
All Best--

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Yes, indeed, fellow crafters, stampers, and scrappers, Mr. Cardmaker has returned.  Whoopie, probably...

Anyway, the move went/is going really well, despite the fact that I have no job.  However, we are fine, and I am hoping to make a go of some sort of card business, once I get THAT part of my life set up.

I have a ROOM!  It has nothing but a table so far, and it also doubles as guest room #2, but it's mine!  I hope to show you how all that progresses.  Stay tuned.  PLEASE!   (I did lose TWO followers in my absence.  Wah, I say. Wah, indeed.

But I am in need of stamping buds in my new home!  I feel lonely.  If you are anywhere in the Detroit area, or know of folks there who are ready to welcome a man into their midst, please clue me in.

Meanwhile, I have a card to share with you all today. 
I made this--

Clearly, I bought a new punch!   This is an EK Success (or is it tools) punch, and it's SO big and chunky, and I LURVE this!!!  It that an amazing scallop or what???  The DP is all My Mind's Eye, and the base is, ummmmmm.....Ok, I forget.  The white is PTI, and the star punch is Fiskars.  The Birthday stamp is SU, and the pearls are $1.00 bin pearls.

So this is how it's folded--

I sliced about two inches off the bottom of my 4.25"x 5.5" card.  I popped the white up with foam tape to give the star some dimension.  I used a copic marker bg000 to fill in the "I" in Birthday.

It looks like this inside--

I used the insides of the circles that were punched out for the scalloped edge to stamp the sentiment (SU) on.  I think this is a really happy card, and still okay for a man, I think.

So, I guess I'm back!  I will show you some more girly stuff next time.

Thanks for stopping by!
All Best-