Happy Birthday Joanne

I have been absent from the card crafting scene for a while, but my sister’s birthday got me motivated to make a card.  I had so much fun creating this one — I am hoping to have some time to get back in the swing of things.  Unfortunately, I need to work on my photography skills (as some of the details are not showing up in the photo).
I used Copic markers to colour in the hearts and added a little Glossy Accents to add some gloss to the blue hearts (can’t see it in my photograph).  There is also silver brads in the bottom right corner and paper piercing in the upper corners to give the card a little extra dimension/texture.

Happy Birthday Joanne!

Stamps:  Sending Wishes – Inkadinkado
Paper:  Old Olive, White, Taken With Teal
Designer Paper:  Daydreams Paper Collection  from Sweetwaters Scrapbook
Ink:  Versafine Black
Other:  Paper Piercing; Copic Markers; Glossy Accents; Silver Brads; Scalloped Paper Punch


Same Card — Different Colour

Talk about being in a groove.   I decided to make a couple of sympathy cards for my reserve stash.  I used the same card design as yesterday and changed up the colour scheme.   I used Baja Breeze with Chocolate Chip and I think I like this colour combination better than the celery green from yesterday.  I also improved on the sentiment today as well – I found another sympathy stamp in my stamp collection that compliments the flourish a little better. 

Card Size:  5-1/2 x 4-1/2
Stamps:  With Sympathy – Papertrey; Sympathy Sentiments – Impression Obsession
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, White
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Other:  White Pearls – coloured with B52 Copic Marker (Soft Greenish Blue)

Floral Sympathy

The focus these last few weeks seems to be sympathy cards.  I found a very elegant card in the SCS gallery here and just loved the simplicity and peacefulness.  I happened to have the same stamp set, so all I did was changed up the colour scheme of the card and the sentiment.

I enjoyed making this card so much, I ended up making a duplicate for my MIL, as she needed a card as well.

Card Size:  5-1/2 x 4-1/4
Stamps:  With Sympathy by Papertrey, Warmest Regards from Stampin’ Up
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, White – SU
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Pearls:  Coloured with G82 Copic Marker (Spring Dim Green)

Thinking of You

Well it’s Friday night and I wanted to make a card that is thoughtful for a request that I saw on a SCS forum here.  I love to send cards to complete strangers, hoping to give them a smile in their day.

Card Size:  A2 (5-1/2 x 4-1/4)
Stamps:  Take Three from Stampin’ Up
Paper:  Bravo Burgundy, Black, White
Other:  Piercing

Happy Retirement Chuck

One of my husband’s co-workers is retiring this week after 38 years.  I’m sure my husband will miss him – they have worked a lot of shifts together in the past 13 years and his wife’s name is Betty too.  We wish them much happiness as they start their retirement together.

Chuck’s card was inspired by a card made by trinh.  I just changed up the colour scheme and stamp.  It was a lot of fun and loved pulling out my eyelet stash that were tucked away in a bottom drawer.  My photography skills are not that great – as the colour of the card should be light gray with dark blue.

Card Size:  7-1/4 x 4-3/4
Stamps:  In The Spotlight & Congrats from Stampin’ Up
Paper:  Neutrals from DCWV, White from Stampin’ Up
Ink:  Faded Jeans Distress Ink; Versafine Black Onyx
Other:  Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder; Dull Silver Eyelets – 1/2″ & 1/8″

Get Well x 2

I wanted to make a get well card for one of my co-workers who is off work battling the big C.   She is such a great person and we really miss her at work – she is one of our great team of IT people.  This is another take on the card I made a few days ago seen  here

I decided to use that same sketch and make a get well card.  As I had made this card before, I knew what I wanted to change.  I used ribbon instead of felt and this time I tried a little bling instead of punched flowers.  I used DP designed by Jen Wilson for My Mind’s Eye – truly love this 2 sided paper.


I needed to send out another get well card in the mail immediately – so, as I had all the dimensions still handy I made another card using the same materials, except that I used the flower punch instead of the bling.   I prefer the bling a little better, but maybe if I had a little more time I should have added some bling to the center of the punched flower and that would probably have worked.

Stamps:  Everyday Classics – Papertrey
Paper:  Bright Blue from DCWV; Chocolate Chip & Vanilla from SU;  Fresh Mother – Mama’s Curtain from My Mind’s Eye
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Green Ribbon; Petite Oval Small Nestabilities, Petite Scalloped Oval Large Nestabilities, Blue Rhinestones from Gem Chic or Chocolate Chip Punched Flowers – SU Punch, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday – FIL

Yeah – the weekend is here – time to make some cards.  First up is a card for my father-in-law.  He will be celebrating his 81st birthday on Monday.  He doesn’t use a computer or go on the internet – so I am safe to post his card in advance.

I used the clean and simple technique that Kristina Werner taught us in the Clean and Simple Card Camp last week.  So simple and fun to make and experiment with different papers.  The hardest part is trying to keep the pen lines in somewhat of a straight fashion – love how much that adds to the card.

Card size – 5-1/2 x 5-1/2
Stamps:  Happy Birthday from Inkadinkadoo
Paper:  Brilliant Blue & White from SU, DP from Dollarama
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Black EP, Sky Blue Spica Pen, Star Punch