Sunday, August 29, 2010

Halloween Thanks

Hi friends!  Just a quick post this lovely Sunday afternoon.  I participated in a Halloween tags swap and wanted to make a thank you card for the hostess.  My co-worker gave me a pack of bright and bold cards that she picked up a yard sale, so I grabbed this orange card for my base.  I used another 3x3 piece from a swap, but altered it a little bit.  Originally, it was just the 2 pieces of green paper, the green flower, a green brad, and the thank you sentiment.  I wanted it to be more Halloween-y, so I switched the green brad for a black one, added the orange and purple flowers, and outlined the first patterned paper with a black Sharpie marker.  To finish off the card, I added the bits of black polka dot ribbon.  This was kind of a simple card for me, as I usually use patterned paper on my card bases, but I really like how this turned out.  Thanks for stopping by! :D

-Suzanne :O )
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

How much love

Hi everyone... just a quick post today so I can participate in the ISC sketch challenge.  A while back I had participated in a 3x3 thank you swap; the yellow piece is from that swap.  I matted the piece with white cardstock, layered that onto some patterned paper and white and pink cardstock, and added a bit of blue scalloped printer paper and some pink polka dot ribbon.  This color scheme was a bit of a challenge for me, but I wanted to tie the yellow and purple together and found this patterned paper in my scrap stash, so I just went with it.  I hope you like it, thanks for stopping by!

-Suzanne :O )
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Custom-Made Address Labels!

Hi friends!  I've been away longer than I realized, but I wanted to share a fun project I did recently, that I felt I should make a "tutorial" for, even though it's pretty self-explanatory and totally unnecessary to "spell out" with pictures! :D  I ran out of address labels, so I thought I'd make my own.  I used some cutie pie stamps by Woodware USA and blank Avery labels.  You can see my process in the photos below:

Step 1:  Stamp adorable envelopes to left-hand side of labels.  Forget to pre-print your address.

Step 2:  Finish stamping envelopes on all 30 labels.

Step 3.  Gather a rainbow of markers.

Step 4:  Color each heart on the envelope in rainbow order, starting with pink.

Step 5:  Realize that you forgot to pre-print the address and painstakingly hand write each one.  

Step 6:  Enjoy your new, custom-made address labels, and make each card recipient green with envy of your craftabilities!

I showed these to Chris, and of course he wanted his own set of labels.  He chose a Hero Arts mouse (who's wearing a shirt with plaid shorts, thank you very much.)  This time I remembered to print his address first, and it went SO much faster! LOL  Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my silly step-by-step tutorial!

-Suzanne :O )
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