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

Valentines Day Card!

Hi everyone! This is a card that I made for a customer to give to her boyfriend on Valentine's Day, so I didn't want to make it too frilly or overdone. I went with a simple pink, white and kraft color scheme and here is what I came up with:I used an A2 sized card base with Kraft cardstock which I stamped a background of hearts on with brown A La Mode ink using one of the hearts from the Martha Stewarts clear stamp set called "hearts and flowers". Then I made a 3" square with white cardstock, 2.75" in the pink patterned paper from DCWV and layered them. The sentiment is a dollar stamp from Micheals that says "Love You", I stamped it and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I stamped it in black ink onto some other pink patterned paper also from DCWV and cut it out to add it to the stamped image. I popped the heart up on dimensionals, and also popped the entire sentiment up on dimensionals as well. I added it to the front of the card and then added white stitching around the edges with gel pen.

<3 sara

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Magnetic Valentine Card Picture Tutorial :)

Hey guys! So my last video for the 31 day challenge was for the "I Heart You" Valentine card with a removable magnetic heart! (Here's the video if you haven't seen it:

I'll take you step by step how I made this card starting with a base of kraft cardstock:

Next I used pieces of patterned paper from Crate Paper's "Restoration" Collection.

I cut strips of the papers with varying widths. Also I cut a heart out from the "George and Basic Shapes" Cricut Cartridge out of Kraft cardstock at 2.5" and Cut around the negative leftover from the cut as well.

I also rounded the corners with a Fiskar's Corner Rounder Punch:

So I ended up with these pieces:I adhered the strips of patterned paper onto the heart shape. This will become the removable heart magnet.
I used two Basic Grey Magnets, one positive and one negative, in order to make the magnetic part of the card.

I attached one magnet to the back of the Heart shape which we adhered the papers to:
And I attached the other magnet (be sure to attach the opposite side so that the magnets attract each other) on the back of this pink piece of patterned paper. I used the negative of the cut to line up where the magnet should be placed so that the heart cut out will fit perfectly within the negative once the magnets are attached.

Then I adhered the paper to the front of the card base. So now the magnet is sandwiched between the patterned paper and the front of the card,

So now the heart magnet we made attaches to the card like so:
Then I attached the negative of the heart onto the card and added some patterned paper on top.

Then I added some white American Crafts Thickers to spell out the "I" and the "You". Hope you guys like it!
<3 sara

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Simple and Easy Cards!

Hey guys! so I have a couple of cards to share today, both of which are really easy and simple to make! here is what the first one looks like:
I used an A2 sized card base of ivory cardstock, with a green mat at 5 1/4" by 4". I also adhered some of this really pretty K & Company paper onto the green mat that is cut 1/8" smaller on all four sides to create a really thin border of green. I stamped the sentiment "Thanks" from an American Crafts clear stamp set called "Thanks" in brown ink onto the ivory cardstock and once again layered it with the green. I added some white grosgrain ribbon and three pale green bling to finish it off. Here is the video in which I created this card:

The second card looks like this:
I used the same green cardstock left over from the first card and the same ivory cardstock as well. Once again it is an A2 sized card, the lighter cream colored cardstock is cut at 5 1/4" by 4" and the ivory cardstock is cut at 5" by 3 1/2". I ran that piece of cardstock through my Sizzix Texture Boutique with the Cuttlebug embossing folder called "Fleur de Li" and then I used my ink tool to add some color to the embossing with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The sentiment says "A Friend Always" and it is from the "Always" clear stamp set by American Crafts. I also stamped it on the same ivory cardstock and inked it with Vintage Photo as well, then I layered it onto the cream cardstock which is layered onto the green cardstock and then adhered using foam dimensional stickers.
Both of these cards are super quick and simple to make and yet they can be perfect for a quick thank you or note to cheer someone up! I hope you enjoyed them!
<3 sara