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6/5/14

3 Chairs for You!

Here is my card from the May card exchanged.  I took a few different design ideas off of some other pinspiration cards plus used some of my own flair.

I tried to create an interesting background with the embossed polkadot and chevron. I was testing out a few different characters and ended up deciding on the bird. (I almost did a gnome standing on a chair or a cat) I incorporated some ribbon and string to add some dimension.
I think it turned out pretty cute!

Here is the pinspiration I worked from: 

3/25/14

Birthday Cards - Bass

Here is the bass card I created using the same idea as the previous post with the pheasant, moose, and quail stamps. I think it turned out great! I'll be giving these babies out to all those fishermen/women in my life. :-)

Rose Earrings

So I found these beads at Joann Fabrics and loved the color! I thought these would be perfect little post earrings so I sanded both surfaces of the bead and the earring post then I glued them together using E6000 glue. They were super quick to make and I think very fun!

3/20/14

Birthday Cards - Pheasant, Quail, and Moose

I'm apart of a card exchange and I received this cute, simple card that I thought was very striking. I decided to try making my own with stamps I have and I think it turned out just as nice as the original.
Here's the original made by Christie Ruda:

I have the Stampin Up! Walk in the Wild set  and tested this style out on all of the animals.
The moose ended up being my husband's favorite.

To achieve the circle affect I cut a hole with my Big Shot in a stickie note. Then i used a sponge, loaded it with ink and starting in the center, I swirled it around to the edges. I think the circles turned out best when it fades lighter towards the edge. The stickie note is great because the paper stay in place and you only need one finger to hold down the bottom.

I have a bass stamp that I want to try this on too. I'll have to post that one up here too when I get it done!

I hope you try doin' it yourself with any animal stamps you have. 
Thanks for doin' it with me!
~Jamie

1/28/14

Mr & Mrs Card

A friend found this cute idea on Pinterest to do for her wedding thank you's. I tried to recreate it with materials I have and I think it turned out just as cute as the original.
The mustache is a punch and the lips are a stamp I had. (Since making this card I have picked up a smaller stamp of lips.) I popped the mustache and lips with dimensional stickers. The "Mr. & Mrs." are from an alphabet stamp set I had.

I was thinking of making this card to be used for a wedding gift. I would put a "congratulations" of some sort on the inside.

If you're a card maker I suggest looking at the materials you have and try making your own rendition with what you already have. Maybe a beer glass and a martini glass instead of lips and a mustache... Get creative.

Thanks for doin' it with me!
Jamie