Thursday, December 31, 2009

Card making day

My mom came over today to get a jumpstart on next year's Christmas cards - she's ahead of the game, eh? I was helping her out for a bit. I made this reindeer card and ended up keeping it for myself, it was so cute! I made two more for my mom, but this one is MINE!

This one is made from Stampin' Up kraft cardstock, Bazzil offwhite cardstock, October Afternoon patterned papers (from the Very Merry and Good Cheer collections), Cornish Heritage Farms stamps (christmas collection by Kim Hughes), American Crafts ribbon, and a chipboard tree. Rudolph's nose was embossed with Stampendous red glitter embossing powder.

This card was heavily inspired by a card I found on The cardstock is Recollections and Bazzil, the patterned paper is October Afternoon (Report Card and Hometown collections), the stamps are from Cornish Heritage Farms (Kim Hughes collection) and the ribbon is Dots & Dashes.  The pie was coloured in with RoseArt pencil crayons.

Happy new year! Have a safe and enjoyable evening ringing in 2010. See you next year!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Miscellaneous Cards

I gave each set of my parents a set of boxed cards as part of their Christmas gift. My mom, in particular, is always asking me to make cards for her to give to people so I thought this year, I'd make her a boxed set of her own. There was a nice variety of occasional cards and a few blank notecards in each one.

These are a few of my favourites.

This wedding card is one of my favourites; I think I've made about four different versions of this that are all very similar.  I love the combination of red, white, and black as well as the simple design.  The papers here are by Heidi Grace (polka dot) and Pebbles Inc. (wedding paper.)  The cardstock is from Bazzil.  The "Congratulations" stamp is from Stampin' Up.  I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure the sentiment would be straight.  All in all, a very simple card to make.

This is another one of my favourites, but I apologize for the quality of the picture.  I was using my husband's camera and the flash is kind of overpowering.  I love this stamp set from the Kim Hughes Collection by Cornish Heritage Farms.  The cardstock is from Bazzil and the patterned paper is from one of those value-packs from Costco.  The dark blue cardstock was embossed with the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  The ribbon is from craft supply.

I love this one, too.  I really hesitated to give this card away!  The design was heavily inspired by a card from Debbie Olson on the Cosmo Cricket gallery.  The paper is from Cosmo Cricket (from The Boyfriend collection. The cardstock is from Bazzil, the buttons are from my sewing kit, and the clip is from Making Memories.  The edge punch is Fiskars and the corner rounder is Marvy Uchida.  This card makes me feel happy all over!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Scrap Yard Cards! Here are a few of the cards I'll be giving to family today and tomorrow.

Supplies: Shimmer cardstock by Bazzil; crinkle paper from an unknown source; patterned paper by Heidi Grace; felt snowflake by Hero Arts; bling brad by Bazzil; corner rounder by Marvy Uchida; dry embossing Snowflakes folder by Cuttlebug. 

Supplies: Cardstock by Bazzil; snowflake diecuts by Cricut; dry embossing Snowflakes folder by Cuttlebug; silver "let it snow" rub-on by American Crafts; jewels by Hero Arts.

Supplies: Cardstock by Bazzil; patterned paper by Bo Bunny (polka dot only) and American Crafts (from the Merrymint Collection); stamp by American Crafts; ribbon from craft supply; scalloped edge punch by Stampin' Up; circle punch by EK Success.

Supplies: Cardstock by Bazzil, patterned paper by American Crafts (from the Merrymint Collection); snowflake stamp by Stampin' Up; embossing powder by Whisper; edge punch by EK Success; ribbon from craft supply.

Have a SAFE and HAPPY holiday!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Inspired by... Sketch #1

I saw this sketch a while ago on and fell in love with it. It's got a nice modern style and I love layering paper.

I created a few cards using this sketch as inspiration.  I thought it was time I put a dent in my stash of October Afternoon paper- OA is one of my favourite companies and I'm always hesitant to cut into it!

This first card is from the Farm Fresh line.

These next two were made with the Night Light collection. I love this line; I don't have kids (and truth be told, don't really like kids...) but the papers intended for little boys just slay me. They're so adorable!

I also made cards with the Road Map collection and the Weathervane collection. I think Weathervane is still my favourite October Afternoon line ever.

The kraft cardstock and the inks (Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy) are from Stampin' Up. All other supplies (patterned paper, wild cards, rub-ons) are from October Afternoon.

If you create anything from this sketch, I'd love to see it- leave a link in the comments!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Welcome to Scrap Yard Cards

This blog is simply a place to showcase my paper crafts. I like to work from small pieces and scraps, mostly creating cards, hence the name of the blog! Please say hello and leave your comments and links. I love reading the blogs of other crafting for ideas and inspiration, so please feel free to share your work with me!

Cheers and Enjoy!