Pumpkins and Spiders and Glitter.....Oh My!

Posted by Susan on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in ,
So I made the card below and I liked the way it turned out so much I made another version of it using different papers and stamps.  These are a great example of how you can make a half a dozen cards with just 2 pieces of cardstock, 2 different but complimenting pattern papers, some ribbon, stamps and a few embellishments.

Here's the first version:

And then I made another set in a bit brighter colour palette:

*You might also notice that I've added a watermark to my project photos. Thanks Anita for the reminder - I've been meaning to do it for a while and your facebook post jolted my memory*

With these, my Halloween cards are completed, Christmas is also done, and now I think I am going to work on some layout projects as well as my first ever attempt at a mini-album *gasp*  I will post pictures and maybe even some video of how I make out :D


Creepy Crawly

Posted by Susan on Monday, September 24, 2012 in ,
I started out with a plan in my head for this card and it ended up turning out somewhat differently, although I like this version much better :D

The background paper is from a fabulous collection my sister brought me from the US. It's a Mambi Sheets set from Me & My Big Ideas. If you like to do Halloween projects and can get your hands on this stack I highly recommend it because it's gorgeous.

Loved how the purple and black combination worked out, and the little spider embellishment from Jolee's Boutique (EK Success) fit perfectly!


Going Batty

Posted by Susan on Monday, September 24, 2012 in ,
I tried a little bit of a different fold on this Halloween card. Harder to photograph, but it creates a nice effect. And it allowed me to use up some older Halloween paper from Stampin' Up.


Monster Mash

Posted by Susan on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 in ,
Here's the first of my 2012 Halloween Cards. I cannot claim credit for the design, I got the idea from TFrench at scrapbook.com (http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image&id=3721751&type=searchwords&s=frankenstein+card)

Here's my very close interpretation.

I love him and he was so easy to make!  This would be a great card to make with the kids.


Back to School

Posted by Susan on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 in
I had some documents to send in with my son on his first day of pre-school, so rather than just send them on their own I decided to make a card for the staff wishing them a good year. 

This was really an exercise in layering which I think turned out pretty well. My favorite part was the Back To School stamp from Inkadinkado.


Birthday Blooms

Posted by Susan on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 in , ,
I made two birthday cards for my Mom this year, one from our household, and one as a "commission" from my Dad!

Here's the card she received from our household. The lattice work was an idea I got from a punch I saw, and since then it seems to be quite a popular technique, as I've seen it on a few cards since then in different ways. The flowers are from a K&Company embellishment collection, but I love the lavender colour.

For Dad I made something a little more dramatic. For this card, I used the Martha Stewart punch around the page punch on white cardstock, overlaid on black glitter cardstock from the DCWV Immortal Love stack. Then I used the Persian Motifs spellbinder die on the same black glitter cardstock for a pretty round doily effect.  I made a few flowers out of the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die, and finished up with some pearl accents and polka dot ribbon. I took a risk with the dramatic colours, but I think it turned out okay.

Happy Birthday Mom!

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