Sunday, May 30, 2010

Twisted Cards #009

It's Saturday evening and the girls and I watched the final of X Factor. It's quite exciting, because it's hard to tell who's gonna win. Will it be Jaap who's been our favorite from the very beginning or Maaike who also did great this evening? While waiting for the final result we are now watching the Eurovision Song Contest. No Dutch participation this evening as we didn't make it into the final. It wasn't really a surprise because the Dutch song wasn't......well....not that great. We haven't been in the final since 2004. It's been said quite often that neighbor countries always vote for each other and that may be partly true, but the truth is that our songs were simply not good enough in the past few years.

Saturday also means a new sketch at Twisted Sketches. The twist for Sketch #009 is rub-on. I haven't been using rub-ons that much anymore since I mostly use a sentiment stamp on my cards. I still have lots of rub-ons in my stash and my favorites are the ones from Melissa Frances. I was in the mood for a bright card and used my new Cosmo Cricket papers. The grosgrain ribbon and white twine are available at BeebieBelle.

Supplies: Cardstock: Action | Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket (Delovely) | Rub-ons: Melissa Frances | Ribbon, twine: May Arts @ BeebieBelle | Crystal flourish: Zva Creative (CRW02CA112) | Flowers: Prima Marketing | Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight, sewing machine

Have a wonderful weekend. Until next time!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Cards on Friday

Lately I received a request from one of Eric's colleagues for 4 cards. Two were purchased from my store, and the other two had to be new designs. Well, not really new as both cards were inspired by cards I made recently. One of the cards had to be a Graduation card based on this card and bling was a must. Well....having so many gorgeous gem flourishes from Zva Creative in my stash that's no problem at all.

And the requested sentiment on the inside...

Supplies: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted otherwise Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Rustic White | Patterned paper: 2008 Bitty Star Basics | Stamps: Background Basics: Tin Types, Background Basics: Text Style II, For the Graduate, Scattered Showers | Felt: Vintage Cream  | Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream | Tools: Large Scalloped Border Die, Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die Collection, EK Success 1.75" circle punch, sewing machine | Zva Creative: Double Flourishes Crystal - Pink & Rosy (CR03CA113), Dots (Crystal) - Multi Colors (CR02CB101), Adhesive Dots (AD01CB101)

The other card was inspired by this card for my MIL. The requirements were pink and 18.

And one of the sentiments from the Cupcake Collection on the inside.

Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream) | Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Fresh Print Clothesline) | Ribbon: MemrieMare (Cabbage Roses Ribbon Peony) | Stamps: Papertrey Ink (For the Graduate, 2009 Anniversary Set 'Round & Round') | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Hibiscus Burst), Tsukineko (VersaColor Pinecone, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia) | Button: Papertrey Ink (Sweet Blush) | Stickers: American Crafts Thickers | Tools: Papertrey Ink Mat Stack Die 1, EK Success 1.75" circle punch, Martha Stewart Deep Edger Daisy Fan punch | Adhesive dots: Zva Creative (AD01CB101)

Have a Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Belated Birthday Wishes

Last week I received my new stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps and made a few cards, but I haven't had a change to post them all. Here's one that I made using Pic-Nic Patterns and Fancy Phrases. The papers are from Papertrey Ink. I love the New Leaf and Hawaiian Shores color combo.

Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Stamper's Select White) | Patterned paper: Papertrey Ink (Green Boutique) | Buttons: Papertrey Ink (New Leaf) | Twine: May Arts | Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps (Pic-Nic Patterns, Fancy Phrases) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores), Versamark | Tools: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Papertrey Ink Large Scalloped Border Die, sewing machine | Other: foamtape

I'm off to leave for work. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Today I have another Jillibean Soup card to show you. I just love these papers from the Old World Cabbage Stew collection. If you are interested to learn how I created this card you can find the tutorial here at Custom Crops.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft) | Patterned paper, canvas flower: Jillibean Soup | Buttons: Rusty Pickle | Twine: May Arts | Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Mega Mixed Messages) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo) | Tools: Martha Stewart Deep Edge Doily Lace Trim, Cuttlebug Combo Butterflies 3x3”, sewing machine | Other: tag

Custom Crops has great deals on Cricut machines and cartridges, but they also carry many other products like this Jillibean Soup collection.

Speaking of Jillibean Soup.....have you already checked the Jillibean Soup blog today? Birgit Koopsen is our Guest Designer today and her Jillibean Soup projects are awesome. I am a huge fan of Birgit's work and she rocked the Jillibean Soup products. You can find her projects here

Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Jillibean Soup Cards

Monday is always dedicated to cards on the Jillibean Soup blog. Today's post shows nine cards, and two of them are mine.

For my first card I cut a piece of fabric and stamped the flower and sentiment on to it. I adhered the fabric to the card base using my sewing machine. The fabric is available at IKEA.

Supplies: Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup (Brown Pea Pod) | Stamps: Jillibean Soup (Sending Thoughts, Sentiments) | Ink: StaZon (Timber Brown) | Button: Jillibean Soup (Cool Beans Brown) | Twine: Jillibean Soup (Natural/brown ribbon) | Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares, sewing machine | Other: fabric (IKEA)

My other card is also clean and simple, but a bit more bright than the first one. I used one of my impression plates from Papertrey Ink to create some texture.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basic Paper (White) | Journaling sprouts: Jillibean Soup (Circles Orange on White) | Stamps: Jillibean Soup (Sentiments) | Ink: Versafine (Vintage Sepia) | Felt embellishments: Jillibean Soup (Spring Fling Large) | Twine: Jillibean Soup (Natural/brown ribbon) | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Polka Dot Basics II Impression Plate), Carl corner punch, sewing machine | Other: button, foamtape

Hop on over to the Jillibean Soup blog to view the cards by the other DT members.

Tomorrow I'll be back with another card using Jillibean Soup products that I made for Custom Crops. Until then!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Make a Wish

Last week Nadine posted a new challenge on the Papertrey Pals blog. She challenged us to use patterned paper. I love to use patterned paper and Nadine already mentioned that I don't seem to have any problems using patterned paper. She's right. I don't find it difficult at all. If you have a hard time combining different papers I recommend you use various sheets from one collection. Usually a collection has about 6 (or more) different sheets of patterned paper, and the designs and colors go really well together. If you would like to challenge yourself a bit more you can either mix various collections from one manufacturer or you can mix patterned papers from various manufacturers.

For this card I combined papers from Fly a Kite and The Thrift Shop from October Afternoon together. I made this card for the youngest daughter of friends who's celebrating her 5th birthday today.

Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream) | Patterned paper: October Afternoon (Fly a Kite, The Thrift Shop)) | Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Cupcake Collection, Vintage Labels) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst) | Ribbon: Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist Saddle Stitch) | Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One, EK Success Bracket border punch, sewing machine | Glitter: Prisma | Other: foamtape

We've been finally having beautiful spring weather. It was sunny and warm today, and tomorrow looks good too.

Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Anniversary

I received my new Waltzingmouse Stamps last Wednesday and I just had to break them out. On this card I used my new Pic-Nic Patterns set - which is a great background set - and Very Vintage Labels No. 10. The stamped label is not fully covered, but that's my fault. I already ruined the first label by stamping the wrong sentiment on it and decided to use this 'distressed' looking label instead of making another one. It's handmade so it doesn't have to be 100% perfect. I love using background stamps to create my own patterned paper. Claire's background stamps are great because of their size. They are 6" long, so you can easily cover the entire front of your card with one stamp. The gorgeous black crystal flourish is from Zva Creative.

Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy) | Patterned paper: Papertrey Ink (2008 Bitty Dot Basics) | Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps (Pic-Nic Patterns, Very Vintage Labels No. 10), Papertrey Ink (Heart Prints) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy), Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black) | Buttons: Autumn Leaves | Ribbon: Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy) | Twine: May Arts | Crystal flourish: Zva Creative (CR03CA112) | Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten | Other: foamtape

I'll be back tomorrow with my card for the latest Papertrey Pals challenge.

Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

With Deepest Sympathy

I don't have much to share at the moment. I have been working on DT projects for Jillibean Soup for June and cards for friends that I'll share later this week. I also have to make some cards for a custom card order. I can't make all cards yet as I have been awaiting for new stamp sets to arrive that hopefully will be delivered this afternoon.

I made this clean & simple card for one of my colleagues. I was inspired by this card from Anne.

Supplies: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Rustic Cream | Stamps: Asian Fusion | Ink: Smokey Shadow, Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black)

Until next time.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Waltzingmouse May Blog Waltz

I am joining in the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz today. It is my first blog waltz since I recently discovered Waltzingmouse Stamps. The theme for this month's blog waltz is Birthday. I have been (im)patiently awaiting for my second order to arrive. I had hoped it would arrive in time for the blog waltz, but since I haven't received anything yet I had to use the only Waltzingmouse Stamps set that I have and that happens to be Very Vintage Labels 4. It's a great set to make your own tags and die-cuts. The border on this card is my most favorite one from the stamp set.

Since I had only one stamp set to play with I was thinking of using that set in a creative way. I had plans to create a background design using one of the border stamps, but I ended up doing something else. While looking closely at the little images that are part of the Very Vintage Labels 4 set I came up with the idea to use one of the 'tag shoulders' along with my Papertrey Ink Large Scalloped Border die. As you can see the 'tag shoulder' stamp fits perfectly in the scallops. I stamped the 'tag shoulder' in Aqua Mist, applied some glue and then added glitter to it.

Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream) | Patterned paper: October Afternoon (The Thrift Shop) | Ribbon: MemrieMare (Cabbage Roses Ribbon Robin Egg) | Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps (Very Vintage Labels 4), Papertrey Ink (Damask Designs) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo) | Buttons: Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist) | Twine: May Arts | Glitter: Prisma | Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four, Papertrey Ink Large Scalloped Border Die, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, sewing machine | Other: foamtape, ZIG 2-Way glue Squeeze & Roll

If you would like to see all the other creations head on over to The Play Room on the Waltzingmouse Forum and look for the thread on the May Blog Waltz. You have to register to access the thread, but registration doesn't take too long.

Thank you for stopping by today, and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Twisted Cards #007

It's Saturday, so that means a new sketch at Twisted Sketches. Sketch #007 went up earlier today. The twist is black & white. I used Papertrey Ink's Damask Designs set to stamp a black background pattern on a white cardstock panel, and cut the panel into 4 strips. I used turquoise accents to add a bit more color to the card.

Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White), Bazzill Basics Paper (Black, Blue) | Card base: Action (NL) | Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Damask Designs, Giga Guide Lines) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores), Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black) | Ribbon: M&J Trimming | Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One | Foam dots: Zva Creative (AD01CB101)

Will you play along? If your card is picked as favorite you will be invited to be our guest designer. Leave a direct link to your card here.

Until next time.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Birthday Wishes, and a Toot

A few days ago I saw this card by Taheerah. I just loved how she used the various flower stamps from Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms II set, and told her I would lift her card one day. Well, I didn't exactly lift her design, but I did use her card as inspiration for my card and mixed the flowers from Beautiful Blooms and Beautiful Blooms II. I stamped the flowers in Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise and Hawaiian Shores which is one of my favorite colors at the moment.

Supplies: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Rustic Cream, Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft) | Stamps: Background Basics: Botanicals, Beautiful Blooms, Beautiful Blooms II, Mixed Messages | Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo | Button: Hawaiian Shores | Ribbon: Hawaiian Shores | Twine: May Arts | Tools: EK Success Embossed Curve border punch, sewing machine | Other: tag

Last night - just before I was about to shut down my computer - I received an e-mail from Paper Crafts telling me that one of my cards for Twisted Sketches will be published in the November/December 2010 issue of the magazine. Next month I will have my first card published in Paper Crafts and I can't wait to see it.

I'll be back tomorrow with my card for the new sketch at Twisted Sketches. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kazan's Sketch #52

I received my latest Papertrey Ink order last week, and finally had a chance to break out some of my new stamp sets. I really wanted to use the A Little Argyle stamp set designed by Lisa Johnson. I am on the Zva Creative DT with Lisa, and I just love her style and admire her creative talent. A Little Argyle is perfect for boys and men cards, but of course can also be used for feminine cards.

I still had to make a card for a friend who recently gave birth to a baby boy. I followed Kazan's Sketch #52 at 2 Sketches 4 You for the design. I really enjoy making my own 'patterned paper' by using background stamps.

Supplies: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Rustic White, Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft) | Stamps: Enjoy the Ride, A Little Argyle, Polka Dot Basics II | Ink: Vintage Cream, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, VersaMark | Button: White & Cream Mix | Ribbon: Enchanted Evening | Twine: May Arts | Foam dots: Zva Creative (AD01CB101) | Tools: Enjoy the Ride Die, Argyle Impression Plate, Medium Scalloped Border Die

Have a wonderful day, and thank you so much for your sweet comments.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

This morning the girls surprised me with their handmade gifts. Sanne made me a painting, a poem and 3 drawings. Fleur made me a key ring and a poem. I also got the recipe book High Tea Party, and this gift coupon made by Eric to spend on my next Papertrey Ink order.

Shall he have any idea about the length of my wish list? {wink} I promise to behave myself when I place my next order.

Last Friday I made this card for my mother-in-law. My Papertrey Ink order arrived last Tuesday. It contained the goodies I ordered on release night (well....morning for me) as well as the free Round & Round 2009 Anniversary stamp set. It's a great set with beautiful images. I used three stamps of this set on this card.

Supplies: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted Cardstock: Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Rustic White | Stamps: Round & Round 2009 Anniversy Set, Blooming Button Bits | Ink: Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst, Dark Chocolate | Button: White & Cream Mix | Ribbon: Sweet Blush | Pearls, foam dots: Zva Creative | Tools: Large Scalloped Border die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four, EK Success Circle punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots, sewing machine

I can't wait to play with my other new stamps. I haven't had time yet because I first had to finish my assignment for Cards Only. And if I did have time to make a card I wouldn't have been able to post it on my blog because I didn't want my mom to know that our Papertrey Ink goodies already arrived. I wrapped up all the goodies she ordered and we gave it to her for Mother's Day which was a wonderful surprise.

I didn't use any of my new stamps on the card for my mom. I chose to work with some of my 'older' stamp sets. I first stamped the text stamp from Background Basics: Hearts on kraft cardstock with Tea Dye ink. I then stamped two flourishes with VersaMark ink. Since the flourishes hardly showed up on the kraft base I stamped them again with Vintage Cream ink. The large flower from YOF: Violets was cut from Rustic Cream cardstock and adhered with foam dots from Zva Creative. I used some crystals from Zva Creative for the finishing touch.

Supplies: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream, Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft) | Stamps: Year of Flowers: Violets, Fancy Flourishes, Basic Backgrounds: Hearts, Daily Designs Sentiments | Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo, VersaMark | Crystals: Zva Creative (CR01CB101) | Foam dots: Zva Creative (AD01CB101) | Ribbon: Pure Poppy | Tools: Copic Marker Lipstick Red (R29)

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger

I often visit the Moxie Fab World blog. It's a great blog for inspiration and challenges. Beautiful photos, inspirational projects by talented scrappers from all over the world, and great challenges. Last Tuesday a new Tuesday Trigger challenge was posted. The Tuesday Trigger comes from Nina Brackett, an amazingly talented card maker and designer. I first came across Nina's work when she was Guest Designer for Card Patterns at the time I was one of the DT members. Nina chose this lovely pleated bag. The challenge is to create a paper crafted project that is inspired by the Trigger that Nina has provided.

The colors of the bag made me think of the colors Spring Moss and Ripe Avocado from Papertrey Ink. And for the flowers I immediately had the lovely pink felt flowers from Zva Creative in mind. I sticked to the design of the bag, and even made pleats by scoring a strip of cardstock. Here's my take on the challenge.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft), Papertrey Ink (Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado) | Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Polka Dot Basics II, Giga Guide Lines) | Zva Creative: Felt Floral Embellishment (FL01CB115), Crystal Brads (BRBK02CA102), Foam Dots: AD01CB101 | Button: Papertrey Ink (Raspberry Fizz) | Ribbon: Papertrey Ink (Spring Moss) | Twine: May Arts | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo), VersaMark, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black | Tools: Scor-Pal, sewing machine

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Zva Creative Design Team

The new Zva Creative Design Team has been announced today.

Teri Anderson (USA)
Jillian Cassity (USA)
Ingrid Danvers (The Netherlands)
Camilla Ekman (Sweden)
Jana Eubank (USA)
Angelica Franssen (USA)
Veronica Goh (Singapore)
Kim Hughes (USA)
Lisa Johnson (USA)
Susan Lui (Singapore)
Carole Maurin (France)
Wendy McKee (UK)
Julianne McKenna-De Lumen (Australia)
Lynn Mercurio (USA)
Kim Moreno (USA)
Debbie Olsen (USA)
Tara Orr (USA)
Benedicte Raphalen (France)
Julia Stainton (Canada)

It's a fabulous Design Team! I am very excited to be staying on the team for another term and to work with all these talented girls. I love Zva Creative, and I am happy to see that more and more stores - also here in the Netherlands - carry their products.

Of course I can't do a post about Zva without showing any projects, so I'll share two cards with you. Zva Creative does not only have crystal and pearl flourishes, but also beautiful brads and flowers. I really like the heart-shaped petals of the silk flowers.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (White) | Patterned paper: Pebbles Inc. Treehouse Collection | Zva Creative: Double Flourishes Pearl - Taupe (PE02CB130), Heavy Silk Floral Embellishment (FL01CB107), Canvas Brad (BR01CB109) | Rub-ons: Melissa Frances | Tools: Martha Stewart Deep Edger Floral Vine, sewing machine

And a Mother's Day card.....also quite clean and simple.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (White) | Patterned paper: Pebbles Inc. Treehouse Collection | Zva Creative: Symmetrical Flourishes - Small (CRW02CA105), Corduroy Brad Red (BR01CB104) | Rub-ons: Melissa Frances | Ribbon: Papertrey Ink (Fresh Snow) | Tools: Fiskars Scallop Sentiment border punch, EK Success Diamond Lace border punch, EK Success Circle punch, sewing machine

Until next time.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Mother's Day Card

As mentioned in my previous post Jennie also requested a Mother's Day card. I was lacking a bit of inspiration and didn't know what to make. I remembered this card by Niki Estes, and used that card as inspiration. I just love the soft look of Niki's card, and it made me want to have her Butterfly Dreams stamp set. Eric took the cards to work last Monday to hand to Jennie. Since I wasn't sure if she liked this Mother's Day card I also gave Eric this card so she could choose the one she liked best. Well.....she bought both cards as she also needed a card for her mother-in-law.

Supplies: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Rustic White | Stamps: Damask Designs, Butterfly Dreams, Vintage Labels, Daily Designs Sentiments | Ink: Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo | Ribbon: Sweet Blush | Button: Sweet Blush | Tools: Butterfly Die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, sewing machine | Other: foamtape

Today it's Liberation Day, and that means Eric is also off work. We don't have any special plans for today, but I may go into town this afternoon. Not sure though if the stores are open. Well, I do have some errands to run so I'll go anyway. Our weather isn't great at the moment. I think it's quite chilly for the time of year, and really want it to be a bit warmer. Unfortunately the weather forecast doesn't look too good.

Have a wonderful day, and thank you for stopping by.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Congrats to the Grad

Good morning! How was your weekend? We had a wonderful time. The girls and I always watch X Factor together on Friday evening which is a great start of the weekend. On Saturday evening we went to a house warming party, and yesterday morning we went to visit Eric’s mom. The rest of the weekend was spent at home. We have been having lots of rain, so the ‘perfect’ weather to do some crafts. Yesterday afternoon I worked on a custom card order and my assignment for Cards Only. Jennie, one of Eric’s colleagues asked me for two cards for her brother’s graduation. I don’t have any graduation stamp sets except for a Congrats to the Grad sentiment, so I suggested a few other sentiments to Jennie and she chose the Congrats sentiment from Say It With Style. I chose kraft, brown and green which I think is a great and masculine color combo.

Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Ripe Avocado, Rustic Cream), Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft) | Patterned papers: Papertrey Ink (2008 Bitty Dot Basics, 2008 Bitty Star Basics) | Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Polka Dot Basics II, Say It With Style) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado) | Tools: Fiskars Upper Crest border punch, Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle squeeze punch, EK Success Circle punch, sewing machine

Since both cards are for the same person I didn’t want to create another card using stamps except for the sentiment. I digged into my stash for some masculine papers and came across a Cosmo Cricket collection pack that I’ve hardly used.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft) | Patterned papers: Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend | Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Star Prints, Mega Mixed Messages) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate) | Button: Papertrey Ink (Ripe Avocado) | Twine: Jillibean Soup | Tools: Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle squeeze punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares, sewing machine | Other: foamtape

I also made a Mother’s Day card for Jennie, but I’ll show you that one later this week.

Have a nice day!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Twisted Cards #005

It's Saturday, so time for a new card sketch over at Twisted Sketches. The twist to this week's sketch is ribbon. I {heart} ribbon, so that was an easy assignment. I love the wide ribbon collection that my friend Linda sells, and I chose to work with the 1.5" striped black/naturel ribbon that matches well with the the black/cream designs from October Afternoon's The Thrift Shop collection. Here's my take on Sketch #005.

Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Smokey Shadow, Rustic Cream) | Patterned papers: October Afternoon (The Thrift Shop) | Ribbon: May Arts | Twine: Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream) | Buttons: Autumn Leaves | Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Damask Designs) | Ink: VersaColor (Charcoal), Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo) | Tools: Papertrey Ink Large Scalloped Border die, sewing machine | Other: tag, book page

I would love to see your take on this sketch. Will you play along with Twisted Sketches?

Enjoy your weekend!