Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Halloween!

 I was making cards for our local cider mill and just had to share them with you.  These were so much fun to make. My kids are well beyond the Halloween stage, but its good to look back and remember all of those cute costumes from days gone by... Happy Halloween!  May it be Spooktacular!




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quilted Card Designs

Quilted Cards are some of the most exciting that I work on.  I never know how they are going to turn out, but every time, they are beautiful!  

It is amazing how a few squares and a few rectangles can look so stunning on a card.  Buttons and ribbon add the perfect touch to any card.

Patchwork Paper Pieced Card


These samples began with a 4 inch square.  I scored my paper down the middle on both sides creating a "plus" sign in the center.  Next,  I folded the corners down into the center meeting at the middle of the square forming 4 triangles. To reveal the background paper hidden within, I simply folded back the tips of the triangles and embellished the center with a button.   

I picked up some patriotic paper at Hobby Lobby one day in the summer.  I could not wait to give the paper and ribbon a try together.  This card strikes a few memories of growing up as a child in the Navy.  Patriotism was expected and cherished in our family.

Thoughts and Prayers by Stampin' Up!





I made this card in a series of steps.  The tree is stamped on a 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch piece of white card stock.  I then trimmed the image into three 1 1/8 inch pieces.  I adhered that to colored card stock which measured 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch Always Artichoke, 4 x 3 3/4 inch Soft Suede and 5 1/4 x 4 background paper.  I added ribbon, a paper punch and some bling to set off the card. I love it!  ...Hope you do too!