The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Friday, June 20, 2014

That Awkward Moment when the Rubber Band Snaps You Under the Chin...

I was never a big fan of those point birthday hats when I was a kid. The rubber band always hurt when it snapped under my chin, and I just could never get comfortable wearing it.

So, it's weird that I chose to make them the focus of this card. This was for my nephew Jared.
I made this--

This is a CASE of a card I saw on Pinterest.  I can't find it in my "almost a million" card pins, but suffice to say that I liked it, and I ran with it.

I used Stampin' Up's Banner punch and coordinating stamp set to make the hats, using clear embossing powder to give some texture. 
The paper is from Crate Paper, I believe, and the asterisk top-thingy is a die from Paper Smooches snowflakes dies.

The "scrabble" paper is popped up on foam tape, as are the hats, and the card stock squares are dry embossed in a Swiss dots folder, as you can see.

Another view--

And the inside-

The sentiment stamp is another Stampin' Up set. 

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mr Cardmaker is Glad to See You

Well, it seems I am not dead after all.  I have actually been slightly creative, at moments. I have NOT had the motivation to drag my butt to the light box to photograph anything, though, and so here I sit with little to show for myself.


I do have a card to share with you today, using a cute little die that I bought at Archivers' going out of business sale. They're these cute little glasses, and I don't even know who makes this die....Oh wait, here it is. Taylored Expressions, they're called Spectacles (imagine that). I don't know this company, but the dies are super cute. 

Anyway, I made this--

I used some WICKED old paper I had, which I believe is from My Mind's Eye. I cut the flower shapes with a Sizzix flower die, and the sentiment is from Wplus9 I think. (I really should keep notes....) I centered my die on the flowers in the paper to show them off, and I think that worked pretty well here.

The inside is kinda fun, too--

Same papers and stamp set, but here I die cut some clouds with my Amuse Studio Cloud Duo dies.  Clouds just make me happy.

So, that's my card. More to come!

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