Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Eid Mubarak Cards

Hey guys! Long time no post but I think I am alternating between youtube and this blog because I can't update both for some reason....anyway I have a couple of cards to share with you guys! :D 
 This cards are Eid Mubarak cards which are basically holiday greeting cards for the end of Ramadan celebration of Eid Al Fitr. Ramadan is a month of daily fasting that is practiced by Muslims, as some of you may know. My mom asked me to create some cards for her to send to family members for Eid so this is what I came up with :)
 This is the first card, but both cards are very similar in their layouts and I used the same paper collection (My Mind's Eye: Sunshine) for both as well. I find it much easier when making multiple cards at the same time or for the same occasion to use the same overall layout but change the patterns and smaller details up a little bit. 

 For both cards I used standard sized card bases in Kraft cardstock, with a layer of white cardstock underneath the patterned paper, of which I used two corresponding patterns in large sections. I then used an EK Success scallop border punch to punch more paper from the collection as a border between the two papers, I also added other strips of paper.

 I punched the butterflies out using the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and added some brass colored brads to the center of each before bending the wings and hot gluing them on. I used Prima flowers as well, with Momenta metallic stickers in the center of each. I used American Crafts letter stickers for the "Eid" and wrote "Mubarak" in white gel pen. I added some dashed lines in the white gel pen as an additional touch on both cards.

   I hope you guys like them and I hope the next time you have to make multiple cards for the same occasion you don't stress over what to do and simply use the same layout for all of them! :D -Sara

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Life doesn't get any better" Journal Page

I finally took some time to clean up my craft room today! I was so satisfied with the cleaning I did that I was suddenly in the mood to create, so I made a page in my journal! I was in a great mood and I wanted this page to reflect that, so I used some lyrics that say "I know now, life doesn't get much better than this" from an old song that I was listening to earlier today. I used scraps of paper, tissue tape, stickers, cut-outs and stamping! I used my new Smash! date stamp on the bottom corner as well, this should be a useful tool due to my inability to remember when I make things haha. Well here are some pictures of the page, Hope you enjoy and get some ideas! :) -Sara

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Patriotic Thank You Card :)

Hey everyone! With the Fourth of July Holiday coming up for everyone in the United States, I thought this Red, White, and Blue thank you card would get the patriotic spirit pumping! haha I'm actually not so sure about that but here is the card I made using Stella&Rose: Mabel patterned Papers and a 5.5" square Kraft Cardstock base:I adhered some strips of patterned paper on the base first, and then added some lace that I won in a giveaway a while ago to the bottom. The large red polka dot baroque shape is a Tim Holtz die, which I ran through the fleur de lis cuttlebug embossing folder, and distressed with a nail file and some black ink.
The dressform is cut from the "Summer in Paris" Cricut Cartridge at 6.5". I cut the solid shape from Kraft cardstock twice, and the intricate shape from patterned paper once. I adhered the intricate shape to the solid one first using my ZIG glue pen, and then adhered that to the second solid dressform shape using foam adhesive. I also created the sentiment using a studio G ditto cling stamp set. I paper pieced the frame using three different patterned papers and also added foam dimensionals between two of the layers.
The finishing touches were some recollections flowers and a couple patriotic colored buttons.
I hope you guys like it! If you have any questions please let me know :) And be sure to check out my youtube video of this card as well as a 12 by 12 scrapbooking layout I did of Big Sur, California:

Hope everyone is having a great summer!
<3 sara

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day Card

Hey everyone! Wow its been a while since I've updated my blog! I just wanted to share the card that I made for my dad for Father's Day yesterday. Here's what it looked like:

I used kraft cardstock as the base which was 5.5" square after folding. The next layer of black cardstock was cut at 5.25" square. The next layer of blue patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye:Stella and Rose: Hattie paper collection was cut at 5" square. I mounted all of those layers together and attached them to the front of the card.

Next I used several different letter stickers to spell out "Happy Father's Day". The white stickers are American Crafts Remarks stickers, the black foam stickers are American Crafts Thickers, and the large black letters with white grid pattern on them are from Basic Grey's Origins collection. :)

The idea for the flowers and clouds partially came from Kristina Werner's recent Thanks card using a landscape with flowers and hillsides. Although I originally was not planning on creating flowers or clouds at all! I made the "flowers" with one inch circles and large silver square brads. I cut some thin strips of black cardstock for the stems and hand cut some leaves out of some white patterned paper from Basic Grey's Basics manilla collection. The clouds are also hand drawn/cut from the same paper.

I popped the flowers on varying levels of foam adhesive as well as one of the clouds :) And here's what the back looked like as well!

Thanks so much for reading this! Let me know what you thought of this card or if you have any questions! :)
<3 sara

Friday, April 1, 2011

Bright and Cheery Cards :)

Hey everyone! I have a couple of cards that I would like to share, both made with the "Mabel" Stella and Rose Paper collection. They are pretty simple, but I love how they came out!

On the first one I just cut rectangles of the patterned papers for the background, stamped and embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder, cut it out and added it with dimensional adhesive. I also added three buttons for a little extra touch.

For the second card, I used my new cling stamp set from Joann's from TPC studio called "Cupcakes". I stamped the cupcake image on several different patterned papers and kraft paper as well, paper pieced them and added them to the card on dimensionals. I stamped and embossed the sentiment (also from the "cupcakes" stamp set) with white embossing powder and added a couple of strips of patterned paper to the bottom. I rounded all of the corners and added some white dashed lines for an extra touch!

I hope you guys like them :)
<3 sara

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Saturday! :)

Hey everyone! well this past week was pretty great, and what made it even better was today I recieved my order of the Prima 6 by 6 paper pads "Madeline" and "Melody"! :D I'm so excited to work with those papers as well as some of the vintage trinkets by Marion Smith. Anyways, I'm in a great mood so I'm gonna probably scrap later on today, but I thought I'd show you a card that I made for an order last week. The customer wanted a birthday card for her mother, and this is what I came up with:
The card was extra tall and skinny, because I wanted to try out a different shape other than A2. I used plain ivory cardstock for the base, and all of the patterned papers you see are from a K and Company mat pad. I used some lace on the front, as well as some light pink ribbon around the focal piece with was a piece from that mat pad which I added some white pearl paint to. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder, and layered it onto several of the different patterned papers that I used on other parts of the card. I finished it off with three clear rhinestones on the top right corner. I really like how this card turned out and I hope you guys do too!
<3 sara

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sophisticated Birthday Card

Hi again! I just finished making this birthday card for my older sister who just turned 26! I used Colorbok's scrapbook page kit called "Inspirations" for all of the paper and the sentiments. (Thanks Heather!) I used a couple butterfly stamps with clear ink and clear embossing powder which I cut out and used as embellishments as well. I added Prima say it in Pearls and Crystals and some purple bling to jazz it up a bit and then finished it off with some white stitching!
<3 sara