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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

You Rock and Star Power Birthday Card

This card is made from the new You Rock paper pack and the stamp set Star Power.  The colors are Outdoor Denim and Goldrush.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Veranda Birthday Cards

Both of these cards use the new Veranda B&T papers, and both are loosely based on patterns from the Originals CTMH cardmaking book.
This one uses the retired Lovely Daisy stamp set.  The flowers and leaves were colored with a blending pen.

This flower is from the new So Sweet stamp set.  The blue flowers were paper pieced.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Long Winter Scrapbook Layout

Just in case we don't remember this awful, horrible, nasty Iowa winter, I scrapbooked it.  Most of the product used is CTMH.  The colors are Outdoor Denim and Buttercup.  The polka dot B&T paper is from the You Rock pack.  Stamp sets used are Today's Date, Feathery Flakes, and Chocolate Alphabet.
They're kind of hard to see, but pearls are scattered about, and the snowflakes and dripping snow border are accented with diamond Stickles.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Crumpled Paper Flowers

I've seen these paper flowers around on blogs for awhile and finally tried making a few:
Start with a scallop circle punch--any size--and punch out five shapes.

Then pierce or punch a whole through your stack of shapes.

Insert a brad to hold the five shapes together.  I used a tiny brad when I planned to cover it with a button and a large brad when the brad itself became the flower center.

Crumple separately every layer but the bottom one.  The more "crumply" the better.

Unfold, add any center you want, and it's done.

To make the flowers look a little more shabby and add some depth, I ink distressed the papers both before and after crumpling.  I used both newspaper and B&T papers.  Very Easy!  I made all three flowers in about fifteen minutes.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nursery Bash Birthday Card

(4th post today)

The cute giraffe is from the Nursery bash stamp set, and the sentiment is from the Piece of Cake set.  The B&T paper is Animal Cookies.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Beautiful Things Masculine Birthday Card

The plaid paper is from the Back Country paper pack, and I used the stamp sets Beautiful Things (cat tails) and Piece of Cake (sentiment).  The design is based, very loosely, on the card on page 57 of the CTMH Spring 2010 Idea Book.

Butterfly Kiss and Treasure Life Sympathy Cards

These simple sympathy cards were made with the stamp sets Butterfly Kiss and Treasure Life.  The colors are cocoa and blush.  The B&T papers are Notebook and Unforgettable.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tina's CTMH Gathering

CTMH gathering today at my friend Tina's house.  Thanks to all you ladies who attended!  Here's a pic of Tina's daughter Sara making a card so fast that her hands were quicker than my camera.