Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cards for Newlyweds

I am safe to post this prior to the wedding because I doubt my niece checks this blog and with the wedding only a few days away she is undoubtedly too busy to even think of blurfing at this time.

I made 20 monogram cards with for the husband-and-bride-to-be. I love how they turned out! I have to send a shout-out to my cropping buddies b/c they helped me with the color selection and put up with my hissy-fit when my scallop punch decided to quit punching. Haha! I lost patience trying to make a box big enough for 20 cards and envies so I just used this bag. I've altered containers for her before so I figured she didn't need another container laying around. And, if she wants, she can save the cardfront I used on the front of the bag in her scrapbook and toss the bag. I decided on a design by searching the JustRite blog and SCS gallery for cards that I really liked and used some of those ideas until it turned into what I wanted.

Supplies: SU cardstock - Close to Cocoa CS and DP, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie. Misc. cream cardstock. Stamps - JustRite (love, love, LOVE!) border and Special Occassions font. Ink - Colorbox Chalk Ink in Burnt Sienna. Other - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (used with a pasta machine, worked like a charm!), Fiskars treading water punch, scalloped circle and circle punches. Misc. ribbon from Michaels. SU envies.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I finally had some much needed playtime. I have had a blast playing with my Wishblade today. I made this birthday card for my friend. I belong to a Wishblade yahoo group and this file was made by someone obviously very talented, I love it. As you can see, I used pink and brown cardstock and misc. "bling" (not sure of any brands). I really liked how this turned out so I may make a few more to keep on hand.

I also made these onesie cards. I've made one before, by hand, scroll down the blog to see it. Well, this time I decided to make a Wishblade file and see what happens. I worked on it all afternoon and am very excited about how it turned out. I am definitely making some more of these and stocking up for future baby showers. I used pink, blue and white cardstock, a baby stamp set, some eyelets (not sure of any brands) and SU Bashful Blue/Pretty in Pink ink and markers. I'm not fond of my faux stitching, it looks messy. It looked so good on other cards I've seen. Oh well, I'll keep practicing.