Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Note cards

Blank notecards are always handy to have; I decided to make a handful so I always have one available when I need it. Here's what I came up with!

Plus a birthday card...

And a congratulations card.

I'm entirely too tired to list supplies tonight; if there's something you'd like to know the manufacturer of, please leave a comment and I'll let you know! 

Happy crafting. 

Friday, January 15, 2010

Love Birds

I love how this card turned out! I had no idea what I was doing but in the end, I think it looks great. Perfect for a valentine, wedding, anniversary, or engagement card.

Cardstock by Bazzil; red paper by American Crafts; striped paper by October Afternoon (Report Card collection); background stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms; clear embossing powder by Whispers; Border punch by Fiskars; Corner rounder by Marvy Uchida; wooden birds from Michael's; Ink by Stampin' Up; sentiment stamp by American Crafts; ribbon by American Crafts; tag from craft supply.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

More "Stash" Cards

A few more cards made using some of my stash. I have a LOT of patterned paper so it feels nice to start putting a dent into it.

The first two cards were made with stamps from the Kim Hughes Collection by Cornish Heritage Farms. I love the little germs! On the first card, the patterned paper is from "Backyard" by American Crafts. The ribbon on both cards is American Crafts. The dry embossing on the second card is the Candycane folder by Cuttlebug.

This card was made with my stash of "The Menagerie" from Dream Street Papers.  I put some diamond glaze on the heart to give it some depth and shine.

I love this card! Super cute for a little guy, I think.  The stamps are from Recollections and the patterned paper is from Scenic Route.  The image was coloured with RoseArt pencil crayons.

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

American Crafts "Craft Fair" paper

Someone on SCS mentioned a new year's resolution that I thought was neat - make 100 cards or layouts before buying ANY more product. Great idea, I though... but let's be realistic. I know that as soon as Cosmo Cricket or October Afternoon comes out with a new line, it doesn't matter if I have 1 or 1000 cards made; I need to buy that line.

That said, though, it was a great push to at least START to use my stash... even if I just make an effort to use more product than I buy, it's moving in the right direction.

I started into my stash today with the Craft Fair line of paper by American Crafts. I picked up a few boxes of AC paper on clearance at Michael's a while ago- 60 sheets for $10 or $15, how can you go wrong?! But that's a lot of paper... so I better get a move on.

All paper on these cards is by American Crafts "Craft Fair." Other supplies listed.

Cardstock and ink by Stampin' Up; rub-on by October Afternoon.

Cardstock by Bazzil; ink by Stampin' Up; punches by EK Success.

Cardstock and ink by Stampin' UP, rub-on by Dream Street.

Cardstock and ink by Stampin' Up; letter stickers by American Crafts; safety pin (on "t") by Making Memories.

I hope this inspires you to use some of your stash! Leave a comment and let me know what you're doing to put a dent in all of the product that we all tend to accumulate.

Friday, January 1, 2010

More cards!

A few more cards... mom and I continued our marathon today!