Sunday, February 21, 2010

Button Bits

Last week, I was able to get my hands on Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink via a kind soul on SCS.  The Papertrey website was sold out, not to mention that shipping to Canada was $19.60 (on a $27 set!)

I had a chance to play with it this weekend and I'm quite pleased with it... the button cards are super cute and it's a good way to use up some of my stash. What sewer doesn't have a stash of random, mismatched buttons?

This first card is the large chickadee from the set. Super cute, eh? The cardstock (blue and yellow) is Bazzil and (white) Recollections; patterned paper from American Crafts' Craft Fair collection; button from Elan; ink from Stampin' Up; ribbon leftover from cupcake packaging; stamps from Papertrey Ink.

This one was made for CS268 on I loved the simple, clean lines of the sketch. My intention was to make a monkey card but I deviated from that and I'm glad I did; the reverse of all these papers is monkeys and bananas! I think it turned out nicely and is fairly gender neutral.  Cardstock from Stampin' Up; patterned paper from Recollections; ink from Stampin' Up; buttons from Elan and craft supply; stamps from Papertrey Ink. 

Have a great day! 

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lots of cards to share!

I've got a bunch of new cards to share with you today!

These first two cards are quite feminine and dainty; not at all my usual style, but I had a pad of paper from the Lilykate collection by Basic Grey that I loved and wanted to use. For both cards, the same supplies were used. Cardstock by Bazzil; paper by Basic Grey (Lilykate collection); flowers by Prima; glitter mist by Tattered Angels; pearls by Recollections; rub-ons by Stampin' Up; border punches by Martha Stewart; ink by Stampin' Up.

Two more cards where the same basic supplies were used.  I really like the colour scheme and theme of these, even though we barely get an autumn where I live - we have summer, then snow for 6 months! Supplies are as follows: Cardstock by Bazzil; ink by Stampin' Up; patterned paper by October Afternoon (Weathervane collection); die cut shapes by Cuttlebug (leaves); square punch by EK Success; rub-ons by October Afternoon (Beautiful Autumn) and Dream Street (leaves are falling...)

This one is a fun card that I really enjoyed making. I love everything from the Kim Hughes Collection by Cornish Heritage Farms; her stamps are so, so fun and absolutely adorable. Supplies: Cardstock by Bazzil; patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket (Snorkel collection); stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms; thread by Guterman; ink by Stampin' Up.

This card is for my husband. I really should have retaken this photo but I didn't want to bother... Anyway, he just bought himself a scooter. It's his new toy and his very eco-friendly means of summer transportation around the city.  I saw this stamp and thought of him right away! Plus, how often do you get a chance to use a "Rock on, dude" sentiment? I plan on saving this card for the summer when he can actually take his bike out for the first time.  Supplies: Cardstock by Bazzil; patterned paper by Scenic Route; stamp by Imaginisce; metal gears by Tim Holtz; sentiment rub-on from Stampin' Up; marker from American Crafts; Ink by Stampin' Up and Staz-On.

I love this card. Really, really love it. This was made from the February "Sketch For You To Try" (SFYTT) from I wanted to interpret it into an earthy, organic type look.  I think it turned out beautifully. The birch wood is such a beautiful touch; this is a new product from Creative Imaginations that my LSS just got in stock and I had to try it out! Supplies: Cardstock by Bazzil; patterned paper from Basic Grey (Origins collection); Ink by Stampin' Up; border punch by Martha Stewart; real wood sheets in birch by Creative Imaginations; metal tag by Tim Holtz; ribbon from Dots and Dashes; circle cutters from EK Success and Fiskars; die cut leaf by Cuttlebug; pearls from Recollections.

And last but not least, a fun valentine card.  This was inspired by a card in the February 2010 issue of CARDS by Northridge Media.  I love how this turned out in the end! Supplies: Cardstock by Stampin' Up; patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket (Early Bird collection); Ink by Stampin' Up; letters by American Crafts; "Flair" button by American Crafts; sticker strip by Cosmo Cricket.