Thursday, June 10, 2010

Happy Graduation!

Hi everyone!  This is the card I made for my boyfriend's sister's college graduation.  The school's colors are white and hunter green so I went to town on the stamped piece by coloring darkly on the bottom and lightly on the top- fun, huh? I'm not really artistically talented, but this was surprisingly easy enough to do.  :)  The stamp is Rubber Stampede, by the way.  The graduation hat had been sitting in my "junk" drawer for ages- it came in a swap and I just hadn't had an occasion to use it for, so I'm glad I remembered I had it! The black polka dot paper is K&Co and the white paper I made myself with a Studio G stamp.  The ribbon came from Michaels, and the green DCWV cardstock was cut out with a Nestability.  

I know I haven't been posting much, but I've been making these gift card holders a lot lately- they're SO easy to do, and come out really cute!  I forgot to take a picture of the inside of this one, but I cased the idea off of Laurie Schmidlin and you can check out her tutorial here:  

I used scraps from the card and another Studio G stamp.  It's just big enough to hold the gift card, but you can check out the proportions in this picture (my cards are almost always 5x6 1/2):

Here's a picture of Chris and me with Brittany:

Hope you all like my little gift set- it was a ton of fun to make, and Brittany really liked it (she's an art major- I have a feeling it wouldn't be too hard to get her hooked on card making!)  ;)  It's been super crazy busy at work, so hopefully soon I can catch my breath and have more crafting time.  I'm thinking about doing another craft fair IN A WEEK!  Yikes! I'll keep you posted!  

-Suzanne :O )

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy "Bee" Day!

Hi friends!  Just wanted to share a super fun set of birthday cards I made for some of the special girls in my life!  I made 4 of these cards, but I gave one away before I remembered I wanted to take a picture of the set!  I started off with this week's Taylored Expressions sketch, and got to work with lots of yummy papers from the Flower Shower Spring Stack by DCWV.  I have to say that this is probably the first DCWV stack that I absolutely LOVE- the colors are right up my alley.  Anyway, I used a stamp by Stampendous, some yellow American Crafts cardstock, and ribbon/staples from my stash.  The brads are Target, and the bee is embellished with Doodlebug sugar coating and/or flocking.  I had a tough time with the flocking because I wanted to do yellow AND black flocking, but I did the yellow first, and then the black flocking was sticking to the yellow, so then I switched to black glitter, but that didn't work too much better.  Next time I'll have to remember to do the darker color first- oops!  The bee guy also has some Prisma glitter to jazz up his wings ;)  These cards were a ton of fun to make- I really miss mass producing.  I just went through all of my patterned papers and pulled out the older stuff so I can work on using it up!  No more buying paper just because it's on clearance- I only buy the stuff I absolutely LOVE now! :)  Hope you're all having a cool week- it's been pretty humid here in NY- man, I can't wait for fall to arrive!!!

-Suzanne :O )          

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