Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wedding Card

Today my second cousin got married. It was fun to see relatives I haven't seen in quite awhile. I recently purchased the Year of Flower stamps from Papertry Ink. The rose is from June and is perfect for a wedding card.

If you've read my blog before you know that I'm not a fan of coloring stamped images. I much rather stamp the item on cardstock or patterned paper and cut it out. That's what I did for this card. To add more "depth" to the flower I decided to sponge a darker color ink.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Suitcase of Inks

This is another creation from the quarter auction I went to on Sunday. I made this suitcase to stash a selection of ink pads. Someone who bought stamps from my cash and carry commented that she needed inks. I told her that there would be some in the auction, and then she was the winning bidder. I love how things work out like that! This template came from Becky Robert's Traveling Trio Tutorial.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Another Purse

I modified the purse template I used in Saturday's post. This one is larger and could fit 5 stamps sets. This was my grand prize auction item. I wasn't a fan of this patterned paper from Wings until I saw it in person. I think this makes perfect paper for a purse! Now we just need Close To My Heart to make their paper into fabric!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Box of Ribbon and Flowers

The template for this box is called "From the Desk Of". Check this post from last year.This template can be purchased from Papertry Ink. I made it as a box to store ribbon and paper flowers. This was another auction item I had at yesterday's event.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Purse Gift Bag

I'll be leaving in a few minutes to go to today's event, a quarter auction in Wescosville. One of the items I have to bid on is a purse filled with buttons and brads. The purse is from a tutorial that you can by from Becky Roberts.

This would be a great idea to use when giving gifts instead of using a store bought gift bag. This is the first one I made, but it won't be my last!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

So Many Candles

My brother Phil has a birthday this week. Sometimes a birthday card for a man is the hardest thing to create.I love the Hoolagins paper's bright festive colors. Even though I first thought Halloween with this paper I've come to see more possibilities for using it up. The stamped image is from Stampin Up. I think the sentiment is perfect. I colored it in with markers and my Sakura metallic and souffle pens.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Birthday Card

When a coworker has a birthday I make a card that everyone signs. This week Robin, our Head of School, has a birthday. This is the card I made. The bird image is from this month's Stamp of the Month called Find Your Style. Click here if you want the directions to make the flower. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Banner Year!

Close To My Heart Inspirations Brochure for January has some awesome new product. You can preview it here online or contact me if you would like a copy. Right now creating banners is a hot trend in the papercrating world. The My Creation Banner is $5.95 and includes 8 chipboard pennants with 7 jump rings. Celebrate National Papercrafting Month this January by making your own!