Monday, February 28, 2011
Jackie Topa made with the Build a Blossom punch. Since I love buttercups so much I had to try my hand at CASEing Jackie's card.
The base of my card is quite a bit different but I used her design for the actual buttercup. She called it a daffodil as I'm sure most people do but I grew up calling them buttercups so that helps me keep those great childhood memories alive.
This buttercup uses one of the largest scalloped petals from the punch and 6 of the largest leaf punches. I sponged a bit of More Mustard around the leaves very lightly before assembling the flower. I hand-cut the leaves and couldn't resist putting a little pearl in the center of the flower. The DSP is from the Springtime Vintage pack and the birthday stamp is from a free stamp set available during Sale-a-Bration.
The picture of my first buttercup was taken several days ago. Now I have lots of buttercups blooming but it is too rainy to take pictures. We got another 3 1/2 inches today after getting 6 inches last Wednesday. So glad that wasn't snow, I wonder how many inches that would be!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
This is a fun little peek-a-boo card I made last year but wanted to include in my Valentine's classes this year because it is so great. When it is closed all the way it says "Things I love, shopping, chocolate, new shoes" and when you open it you see "but most of all you" so your loved one knows you rank them above all those things! Isn't that a sweet Valentine's card? This is a sweet little set that is versatile with the added bonus of being inexpensive.
I cut a rectangle in the front large enough for the "things i love . . ." to show through and added the 3 things from the set that women typically love. I'm not so typical, I hate to shop (unless it is with Stampin' Up!) and I'm not wild about new shoes. I like them better once they are worn in and comfortable. As you can see from the top picture, when you open the card you see that under "things i love . . ." it says but most of all YOU!. What a nice surprise for the receipent to see when they open the card!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The second card is a great idea using the Lovely Letters Alphabet set to stamp X's and O's across the card. You could also spell out "LOVE" or another short word as your sentiment for another occasion or a person's name. She used the definition from the Define Your Life set but the Valentine definition from the Valentine Defined set in the Occasions Mini Catalog (page 9) would also be wonderful for this card design.
The third card is another fast and easy card that has a lot of impact. She used a strip of Real Red DSP from the Pattern Designer Series Paper Stack shown at the top of page 175 of the big catalog. This pack is wonderful, 40 sheets of DSP available in your choice of all 4 color families as well as the In Colors for 2010/11. This is a great way to get a lot of double sided DSP for a better price.