Thursday, September 26, 2013

Christmas Cards for 2013

The ongoing monthly Christmas Card Challenges at  Splitcoaststampers  is a great way for me to get focused early on making the 200+ cards I need for the season. For the October challenge we are to use a different kind of fold. Here are a few that I've made. 
My personal quota is 15 cards per month.

Card Ingredients: Sizzix Flip-its Bigz die, Hero Arts clear stamp set,
TH/Sizzix Floral Frame embossing folder, copic marker, gelly roll sparkle pen,
memory box bells die (for bow), sparkle stickers scissors for fussy cutting ornament.

Card Ingredients: memory box poinsettia die, Spellbinders Persian Accents border,
Anna Griffin holiday dp, Hampton Arts sentiment stamp

Card Ingredients: Spellbinders Marvelous Squares and fancy framed tag,
Sizzix movers and shapers poinsettia, memory box buckle die, 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Celebrate with a Bouquet

Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World 

My approach to an inspiration photo is probably too literal. I really love making flowers and the ones on the fine tooth comb were too beautiful to resist.
I used a number of different punches and a stamp and die cut set. 
Please see ingredients under the close up.

Tuesday Trigger: Fine Tooth Comb

Card Ingredients: two Marvy daisy punches, Sizzix/Hero Arts stamp & die-cut floral #657776, Sizzix 3-D rose die, Elizabeth curvy leaves, memory box flourish die, Martha Stewart hydrangea punch (small) and two strips of card stock cut 1/4" by 5" snipped and quilled for two flower centers. Clear embossing powder and heat gun for one flower.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Birthday

CFC115: Use a fall color palette and at least one leaf in your CAS design
I stamped the Petaluma, CA oak leaf in Distress Ink fired brick and onto burnt orange card stock and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The designer papers are from s.e.i. “Moravia” pad. The colors are so perfect for a fall card. I will be sending this to my brother.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Give Thanks

It seems there's something extra special about this time of year. The kids are back to school, the weather (for some) has a fresh feel, the pumpkins are making their way for fall and weddings. September was my wed month. The Inspiration Challenge site at Splitcoaststampers is William Sonoma which is loaded with beautiful things. I used two Hero Arts background stamps that I thought captured the elegance of my inspirations.

Hero Arts Large Floral Pattern #S5471

Hero Arts Leaf & Floral Background CG405 click for mum tools

Hero Arts #CG405