Monday, January 27, 2014

Pretty in Pink

I have seen cards done with the Chevron Paper Folding Technique, but I had never tried one... at least until today!  Watching a tutorial is a great way to pick up a new design.  I was "Tickled Pink" with how these two turned out.  

The double sided paper used to make the Chevron Folds measures 2 1/2 x 1.  It takes 5 pieces to cover the card.  Three of the pieces have a top triangle fold to the left and the bottom triangle fold is opposite to the right forming a diamond shape.  The other two have a top triangle fold to the right and the bottom triangle fold to the left forming a diamond shape.  The pieces are then placed corner to corner forming the Chevron pattern.

The Gumball Green ribbon and paper punched sentiments add the perfect touch.  I love the dimension of the second card, but I appreciate the simplicity of the first.  

I hope you enjoy these ideas... Hey, why not try one for yourself?

Perfect Pansies

I found Technique Time Tuesday's challenge yesterday... I REALLY wanted to give this one a try.  The challenge was to make a card using "Triple Time Stamping".   Basically, you stamp an image on 3 layers of paper and then separate them with matting.

 I love the old PXS botanical stamps.  They have amazing detail.  With a little color, the image is gorgeous.

Stop in again soon!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Wedding Design

I took the plunge and tried a challenge…My stamping friends have encouraged me to take one on and see how it turned out.

I applied the Colour Me Weekly Challenge (using Island Indigo as the color base) and the circular design layout of Mojo Monday.  I did not construct the card during the challenge date range, but I wanted to finish it just to say that I did it!

I have been working on Valentine cards the last few days, so I wanted to try a different theme.  I love the teal and silver combination.  I used it for quite a few of the Christmas cards I created this year.  The duo is quite popular for weddings.

This is what I came up with.  I hope you like it!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Little Bit of Yellow

Hey there, welcome to Pieces and Patterns on this cold winter day in January.  I thought I would share a few cards that remind us of bright, sunny days.  We all need a pick-me-up once in a while!  I hope you enjoy!

I love the color yellow.  It always seems to lift my spirits and make me smile.  Daisies and Moonbeam Coreopsis are among my favorites.  This card captures both. Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, it is a good time to make a card or two for a friend.  The "You and Me" caption allows your card to fit just about anyone.  

Having a kid's birthday card on hand is always a plus.  These two are a perfect fit!  The little girl with a cupcake is a My Favorite Things acrylic stamp.  I love the little cherry on top!  

Stampin' Up! has a set called "Little Boys" that I love to work with.       It perfectly captures the heart of a little boy!
If you notice, the background paper is made up of overlapping road lines just perfect for Match Box cars!

My mother-in-law taught me to quilt a year or two
ago.  I always wondered what a "card quilt" would look like, so I did a bit of digging.  I quickly discovered there were many talented ladies who shared my thoughts. I found some amazing designs.  This is the first one that I tried.  I have continued to experiment with a variety of designs.  I hope to share some of those with you soon!

 On a trip to Lancaster, my friend Brenda, suggested that I stop at one of the local scrapbooking stores she had happened upon.  To my delight, it was full of stamping supplies and also something that most would not expect in a store of that nature.  I found wall after wall stacked with bolts of beautiful material…a quilter's delight!  Lining the border of the room, the owner had displayed cards made with material.  Some had fussy cut images.  Some had small swatches of fabric.  The designs were amazing.  I gave my hand a try at a very simple design.  I love the denim blue and yellow contrast.  I can't wait to design a card with the pink and blue button material I picked up… 

I am so glad you stopped by today.  I hope you are inspired to put your hand to a bit of creativity, too!
See you soon!