Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Flower from craft punch

Hi friends,
Today I want to share a quick birthday card I made my new oval craft punch. It's the same punch I used to decorate my  New Years cards.
Here is the said punch in action.

I punched out around 8 petals per flower, embossed the petals in the middle, then glued them on a piece of paper and let the flower dry. To hide the space in the center of the flower where the petals meet, I glued a tight coil in one and a loose coil in the other.
This card just makes me so happy. I am looking for more ways to use this little punch.
Thanks for reading leave me a comment.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Glitter paper.

A while ago while shopping for paper to make wedding cards for a friend's wedding, I came across glitter paper (I know, where have I been?). You know, paper with glitter in it. How nifty is that? Don't get me wrong, I love using the powder glitter but absolutely hate the mess it can cause especially when crafting with a 2 year old hyper-active, super - curious boy who loves to hang around mama when she is making cards. And, I have had the unfortunate experience of cleaning glitter from the carpet, not fun!
I bought only a few sheets of the paper, now I wish I had bought more :-( .
It's really sparkly and I used it to add some shimmer to an otherwise plain card.
Enjoy and please tell me what you think about my card. Have you used glitter paper before?
Links:
Whimsy Stamps challenges- happy birthday, Scrap creations- Glitter, Shopping our stash weekly- all that glitters, sparkles or shines, The crafters cafe- Happy birthday, C.R.A.F.T Challenge- Celebrations, Birthday sundaes challenge- Happy birthday,

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year's cards, Part 2.

A couple of days ago  I shared this

Here are the rest of my New Year's cards (to see the other one out check this post).

I punched four evenly spaced holes with a small square punch on the cream paper and cut a paper strip (to look like a ribbon) the same width as the punch window and laced it through the holes (easier done than said). I cut out a V- shape at the ends to make it look like ribbon ends.
Next I glued the cream paper to my white card stock  and finished off the rest of the design.
For the first card (pink flower) I used the vortex quilling style, see a tutorial here. I hope my explanation is not confusing, like I said somethings are easier done than said.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for some birthday cards I have been working on.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mail!

A couple of weeks ago I entered a giveaway hosted at Simple Analogy and I won. The prize? 25$ to spend at Sasha's Gilded bee Etsy Shop.
I was afraid  for the parcel since our postal workers have been on strike over the last month but finally today it arrived

Look at those paper daisies! and the lace! Oh the pretty grosgrain ribbon! somewhere under that box there are vintage paper butterflies and pretty gold rose beads.
Thank you Sasha for the awesome gift.  Visit her shop to see some of her amazing paper products.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New year's cards.

Happy new year to you! If for nothing else, its great to be alive today. I want to share with you some cards I made over the last week.My husband owns a business and he requested me to make some cards for 3 of his best clients. I said yes of course!
 Here are all the cards together.
I must say I am really proud of the card below. This was my first time to try husking and am happy with how it turned out for the orange flower. The yellow flower was made with a new oval scallop punch I bought myself for christmas :-)



Up close:

The stems are glued down to the paper with very strong glue so they won't bend. (tutorial anyone interested?) I will share the rest of the cards and how I made them over the next few days.
It's been a while since I participated in any challenges so I would like to submit my card to the following blogs:
Creative Stamp Friends- New year's cards,
Kaboodle Doodles blog- Celebrations,
Cute Card Thursday-Happy New year,
C.R.A.F.T challenge- New Year,
Paper Sundaes- Something new ( punch) something old ( quilling papers),
Sentimental Sunday's- anything goes.
Crafty boots Challenges- Celebrations,
All sorts challenges- New beginnings,
Little red wagon- Something new,
Frosted designs- something new,
Sweet stamping challenge-New beginnings

DYSU- Rainbow of colors
Hiding in my craft room- Freestyle.