Thursday, December 19, 2013

For Always Birthday Card -- Front & Back Stamping

After watching a CTMH video demonstrating the "front and back stamping" technique,
I gave it a whirl.

First I turned the stamp to the back side (flat side) and masked the top of the cupcake so that only the paper liner would show.  I stamped this in Honey and the shape came out evenly covered.

Second, I cleaned the stamp, then turned it over to the front side, and stamped the entire cupcake shape with Lagoon ink. That allowed me to see the cupcake paper "pleats" and also the icing.

Then I added a few sparkles to the icing.

I also used:
For Always patterned paper, Honey paper, Honey ink on the birthday sentiment,
and Baker's Twine

I think this card turned out sweeeeet! It was fun trying something new too!
It was a fun way to begin the NEW year!
Happy New Year, and Happy Creating!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Event Calendar -- Gift for a Man

Our son-in-law admired an event calendar I had made for our daughter,
so I surprised him with a masculine version for his December birthday.
He's going to hang it in his office and ask each of his patients
to add his or her birthday to the calendar.

What a thoughtful gesture!

The CTMH event calendar (perpetual) makes a great gift for anyone--
I don't know what I'd do without mine...

You never need to re-write special birthdays/anniversaries on calendars
once you make and use one of these!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Noel Card

A card made by Sandy Trammel inspired my "Noel" card -- 
I regret not bookmarking the link, but will add it when I find it eventually!

I used: Kraft paper, burlap ribbon, CTMH Cricut cartridges for the poinsettia 
and the Noel title, Sparkles and Liquid Glass.
I photocopied the Christmas carol from a songbook we've used through the years and printed it on Colonial White cardstock to keep the vintage look.

This is one of my favorite cards so far since I love playing music,
and my favorite color is red!

Paper Art from StudioJane

Samples of my created paper art ...

Clear Acrylic Cards

Greeting Cards

Mix 'n' Mingle Album

Gift Albums

Memory Keeper Boxes

Art Keeper Boxes

Thank You Note Cards

Custom Gifts

Christmas Greeting Cards

Pregnancy Journals--Display Albums

For Baby

Floral Photo Note Cards