Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter 2011

These are the Easter cards I made for my family.  The cards were made using Starform stickers that were colored with Starform markers.
The stamps are from  I used Scalloped Overlays from Paper Cut and dies from Cheery Lynn Designs for the Scalloped and Coved rectangles.  The Dots embossing folder is from Crafts Too.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Girl with Bunny

For this card I used a 4 1/4" x 11 piece of white cardstock.  I used a score-it board and scored it 4 1/2" in from one end and 1 1/2" in on the opposite end (This piece will form the flap on the card).  I used embossing folders from Craft's Too and embossed the 4 1/2" section using the Small Flowers #3022 and the  1 1/2" section using the Dots 5x5 #3014.  I attached the 7/8" turquoise satin ribbon over the right side of the card and the 1/8" ribbon to the edge of the dotted flap. I cut the three Coved Rectangles from the Cheery Lynn design Little Stackers LST007.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Girl with Bunny stamp from and colored her in using Copic markers (B00, B02, BG01, E000, E23, E30, E31, E34 & R20).  I layered the Coved Rectangles to the card leaving the bottom portion free of adhesive so the lower flap could be tucked under.  The flower is made from some petals I had in my stash of things held together with a pearl brad from American Crafts Elements.


Lattice, Flowers and Butterflies

All of these cards were made using the Lattice 2 Window Frame die (FRM 115) from Cheery Lynn Designs and various dies from Marianne design, Nellie's Multi Frames and Joy Crafts.  I really love the Lattice die as you can create so many different looks from it.  Up front you may think of it as an expensive die ($24.95) but by removing sections or filling in the squares you can get a variety of effects (this is one die I have really got my moneys worth from).  Micro glue dots really come in handy when using this die, they are just tiny enough to fit behind the lattice for layering.  (Hint: save the small pieces from cutting the lattice out to use in creating different designs with the lattice).

For this card I die cut the Lattice from cream paper, trimmed out a small square section, used Micro Glue dots to attache a piece of tan cardstock to the back side of the lattice.  I used Brownie Shades Dye Ink and stamped A Cheery Hello from  The vine (LR0151) and flowers (LR0106) are from Marianne design.  I die cut the flowers from cream and yellow papers, highlighted the petals with Honey and Dandelion Shades Dye inks and layered the petals together with micro glue dots.  I used the micro glue dots to attache the lattice to a cream & brown polka dot paper then added the vine and flowers. For the center of the flowers I used Bisque Liquid Pearls.

For this card I die cut the Lattice from brown cardstock, trimmed out a section, used micro glue dots and layered it to a turquoise paper.  I stamped Butterfly Kisses from in Aquamarine Shades Dye ink.  I die cut the vine (LR0150) from Marianne design and used Palm Grove Shades Dye ink to add some shading.  The die cut butterflies (60020027) are from Joy Crafts, I used Platinum Liquid Pearls to add some highlights to the butterflies.

For this card I cut the lattice from brown cardstock.  Using micro glue dots I attached the green ribbon behind the lattice.  I stamped Smile from using Distress Embossing ink and Detail White EP on the brown piece I die cut from a Nellie's Oval 3 multi frame (MFD013) and attached it to the card using a 1/8" piece of white ribbon.  Then I layered the lattice to an A2 white card. The roses are cut from a Marianne design Rosebud Maker die (LR0145).  I used two shades of pink and white cardstock to make the flowers (directions are on the package) and assembled using ultimate glue.  I layered the vine and roses to the card and added White Opal Liquid Pearls to the center of the roses.

For this card I cut the lattice from dark pink cardstock.  I cut out a square section and using micro glue dots layered the lattice to an A2 white card.  I cut a piece of brown cardstock to fit in the square and attached it to the card.  For the brown triangles in the corners I used left over pieces from the previous card and layered in the corners.  The pink, brown and white petals for the flower were cut from a Nellies Dot Circle multi frame die (MFD025) and the center highlighted with White Opal liquid pearls.  The largest white flower was one I had in my stash of things to use.  The ribbon is 7/8" sheer white I bought at Walmart.

For this card I cut the lattice from white cardstock.  The diamonds were die cut from Nellie's multi frame Diamond MFD021 and the flowers from Nellie's Hexagon MFD026.  I layered the diamond and flower pieces together and added Rouge liquid pearls to the center of the flower.  The small brown piece is die cut from the small piece in the Diamond set.  I used 1/8" white ribbon to attach this to the lattice before layering the lattice to an A2 white card.  This is where saving all the little pieces that you get when you cut the lattice die comes in.  I used the pink and brown pieces to fill in the spaces in the lattice before layering the diamond/flower layer to the card.