Monday, June 23, 2008

A cherry hello (Seriously, LOVE this one!)

Okay, so I love this card! I so wish I could claim it as a Kim original, but I can't. I give full credit to Dawn Griffith (SU demo) for the technique, but of course I used different paper and a different stamp set, since I have no SU stuff. Check out her video tutorials on YouTube, or link to her blog on the right. She's fantastic! This is like a card and an envelope all smooshed into one. Of course, if you were going to mail it to somebody, it would need a real envelope. I found that a lighter weight paper (not cardstock) works best on this card, and I'm absolutely in love with every part of it! You probably can't see it in the pics, but the cherries are covered with Glossy Accents. This card screams summer get-together to me!

Here is the card with the top flap open.

Here is the left flap of the "envelope", which bears the sentiment "a cherry hello". I love this stamp set so hard!

Here is the inside of the card, revealing some more cute little cherries, and a place to write your message. Patterned paper is Making Memories, stamp set is Stampendous, Berrylicious cardstock from Bazzill, white cardstock is bulk, stamped with Staz-On, colored using the magic colored pencil technique (MCPT, aka Gamsol magic), Glossy Accents on big cherries. Thanks for looking!

"You are special to me" kickstand card

I love kickstand cards - they're simple, but different. For this card, I used a clear Hero Arts stamp that reads "you are special to me" all on one line. I cut the stamp in between each word, and stacked them on the acrylic block to make them fit on my kickstand. Try your own kickstand card by checking out the tutorial at - there are a lot of very different ideas.

Here is a pic of the card standing up, resting on the "kickstand". Patterned paper is Basic Grey, cardstock is Bazzill, Staz-On for stamp, Colorbox for edges, scallop is an AccuCuts die. Thanks for looking!

Hang in there!

Here is a great little double flap card that I taught in my "I Heart Cards" class for June. I used this fun little monkey from the Hero Arts clear set, Playful Animals. He's too cute!

Here's the card with the top flap open, revealing the sentiment on the second flap.

Here is the card with both flaps open. Patterned paper is Rusty Pickle, cardstock is Bazzill, ribbon is Bo Bunny, ink is Staz-On. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hoo loves you?

I love this little owl from Hero Arts - she's another one in the Playful Animals set. This is a very simple "flap" card, in that only the part under the owl "opens" to reveal the hand-written sentiment "hoo loves you?" I taught this card in my "I Heart Cards" class for June. Cardstock is Bazzill, ribbon is Bo Bunny, pearls are Hero Arts, brown dots using American Crafts Memory Markers, owl colored using the magic colored pencil technique (aka Gamsol magic). Thanks for looking!

Celebrate Freedom

For my iris folding class for June, I thought I would try something new, and make some cards to fit into business-size envelopes (A10, I believe?). When I saw these new papers from Simply Luxe at my LSS, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. The ladies in the class definitely loved this card, and are making more on their own. The stars were cut with the George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge. Cardstock is Bazzill, white pen is American Crafts Ultimate Gel Pen, black pen is American Crafts Memory Markers, dots made with Liquid Pearls, stamp is Stampendous. Ribbon from stash, and a touch of Stickles on the stamped image, which is adhered with pop dots.

Better late than never! I thought that would be the perfect sentiment for this adorable snail from the Walk in my Garden Cricut cartridge. I used him in my iris folding class to make a belated birthday card, and I really love the way he turned out. He would also be perfect for a baby boy card. All of the patterned papers are Imaginisce, cardstock is Bazzill, head and tail were embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss dots, brown journaling pen for dots is American Crafts, sentiment is computer generated. Ribbon and button are from my stash.

And last, but not least, here is a cute little vase that I iris folded using purple papers from Doodlebug. There just aren't that many purple papers out there, so when I saw these at my LSS, I knew I had to incorporate them into one of my classes. The vase and the flower are both from the Walk in my Garden Cricut cartridge. I used ribbon for the stem (and for the bow on the vase, of course) and filled in the center of the flower with Liquid Pearls. White cardstock is Bazzill. I think this card needs yet a little more embellishment before I give it to somebody special, but I like it so far! Thanks for looking!

Unforgettable (flip album)

Ack! I'm so behind in my blogging, but I'm hoping to catch up soon! Anyway, here is a cute little flip album that I taught in my Cricut 201 class at my LSS back in May. It was a lot of fun, and the ladies loved it! All cuts were made with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. "Unforgettable" is a rub-on by Art Warehouse, all patterned paper is American Crafts, cardstock is Bazzill, white journaling pen is American Crafts Ultimate Gel Pen, ribbon is Bo Bunny. I haven't finished adding my pics yet, but I'm using pics from the cruise that my mom, sister and I took together. Here is a pic of the book open. Thanks for looking!