I made several cards over the past couple of days for several of the gals in our usual SU night crew, they either have a birthday coming up or they had one (tee hee, late I know...sorry). Here is the Birthday card that I made for Kim (over at www.creative-diversions.blogspot.com ...sorry I had to do it this way since the "link" button is trying to test my patience). The butterfly stamp is from the "Stamp Barn" company, and I got it over at Carousel. I embossed it with gold embossing powder, and cut out the 4 stamped butterfly images. Then stuck 2 of the four butterfly's onto white cardstock, and then used little dimensionals for the other 2 butterfly's so they would create a 3d look to the card. I cased this card idea from beate (www.beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com), I found this card on SCS site (love that site).
This next card that I made was for Deborah, and I used the stamp set by Basic Grey to make this card. I also used my Creative Memories Corner rounder punch to make the corners rounded. The corner flower you see there, actually is only stamped once, even though it looks like I stamped it twice and then raised the middle part. The patterned paper I got from Photo Memories I believe...and the inks I used were SU Bravo Burgundy and Archival jet black ink.
The third card I made was for Val, her birthday is coming up but I didn't think I would see until after her Birthday, so I gave her card to her last night. I used the SU "True Friend" stamp set to make this card, and the patterned paper came from Photo Memories. I really LOVE that "True Friend" stamp set, and if you think you have run out of ideas for ways to use this card...pop on over to SCS to check out the hundreds of pictures of cards with this set. I now check out SCS before I buy any stamp sets...I check out the card samples in the gallery according to the stamp set and it either makes or breaks the deal. Lol! I made one for Louise too, but as it turns out I didn't take a picture of it to show you guys. Hmmm...I really thought I did!!
This next card I made was for Julie, because she was at Michael's the other night and she came across the Cuttlekids dies that are usually $16.99 or there abouts. She picked up 2 sets for me for $3.00, and I wanted to thank her for them. LOVE these 2 stamp sets that I used for this card :)! I used my "Touch Markers" to color in the cup and the coffee in the cup and the cup stamp set is from SEE D's and the little sentiment and the coffee bean stamps were from the Hero Arts clear stamp sets that come with a few little "bling", the set is called "Sparkle and Clear" stamp sets.
Last night was our monthly SU night get together, lol, and we had a challenge for each other which was to onto one of our blogs and case a card. So, I cased Julie's card...and here is my version of her card! Love how this card turned out :)! So we draw names, and whose ever name we draw, it is their card that we get to keep from the challenge. I drew Julie's name, and I believe she said that she cased Kim's blog for her card. Here is the card that Julie made :)! Thank you Julie, I really like it :)!
The first thing we made was a cute little candy holder, it would be perfect for a wedding favor or some sort of special event. The second picture is of this candy holder opened up, cute eh?? Kind of hard to see, so I hope that one of the other girls will have better pictures of our candy holder on their blogs. Sorry, about that!!!
The second thing we made was this really beautiful card with a slot to put either money or a gift card in. We used the SU "One of a Kind" stamp set for this project, gotta love this set too...it is on my wish list. We also used the SU "Stitched" background stamp, which I had to order this time around...couldn't let that sit another month :)!
The final card we made, was for our Dad's or men in our lives...hence the "golf" theme...but several of us didn't know any guy that golfed. So those who didn't have guys that golfed were going to take their cards home and stamp something else on them.
Our night was full of laughs, and near trips off of "steep banks", and good food too thank you so much Louise and Kim for having us over :)!
So this morning, I had to make a quick Birthday card for one of oldest son's best friends from school. They are having his Birthday party this afternoon as soon as they get off the bus, lol, so I needed a card. I made this card using one of the "Cuttlekid" dies that Julie got for me...too cute :)! LOVE how this card turned out, but I think I would make it a larger card that what I made this one. Anyways, we will see if the little boy will like it :)!
Take care everyone and that is my creative catch up for you all :)!