Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Different Take on the Same Little Monkey!

One of my co-workers requested a thank you card for her doctor. Her doc is a male, so I wanted to stay away from anything too frilly. And since I really *love* Changito (smile!) I thought- why not do a different take on the 'Thank U' stamp? So this is what I came up with!
PP: Animal Crackers by DCWV
Base Paper: Craft Paper by The Paper Company
Stamps: Stampendous

Elegant Couple

This was a card I did for the embossing challenge over on the Sistah's Blog. I had bought a wedding stamp set (on sale!!) by Inkadinkado I had been eyeing for a while and my friend had also just announced her engagement so--why not make a card with some embossing?!

To create the background the image of the couple is on, I stamped and embossed a really pretty swirl from the wedding set. I also embossed the image of the couple.

PP: The Luxury Stack by DCWV
Stamps: Inkadinkado

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Can't Celebrate Without Cake!

These little cards were designed to be the perfect compliment to any wedding gift wrapping. I found the cake brads at Michael's and thought they were really adorable- just wasn't sure what I would do with them.... Then I came up with idea and decided to make a set of them with a box!!! So excited about my little box! I think I might give these away as a gift. After all- it is wedding season!

Card & Envie: Cut @ 4" from Plantin Schoolbook using Roly Poly feature
Border & Insert: Square from PS using Roly Poly feature
Cake: Brad from M's (not sure who it's by...)
Embossing: Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls; Swiss Dots

Bee Happy!

Can't you tell that I love doing these little note sets?? I was cruising around J's and found some Sizzix clear stamps on clearance (my favorite way to find things!!)! Throw in the 09 Summer Stack from DCWV and you get the 'Bee Happy' note set!

PP: 09 Summer Stack from DCWV
Stamp: Sizzix
Punch: Seal of Approval by Fiskers
Corners: Corner Rounder by Fiskers

Sweet Strawberry

A really sweet 4x4 note set that features the strawberry from the Indie Art solutions cart! This was my first card set for the summer- and what's better than a strawberry?! The border was cut from the PS cart using the Roly Poly feature.

Card: Cut at 4" from Plantin Schoolbook cart using Roly Poly feature
Strawberry: Indie Art Solutions Cart
Border: Plantin Schoolbook using Roly Poly feature
Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Elegant Flower

A 4x4 note set that I was inspired to do- one night when I was really sleepy! I was fighting both the sleep monster and the crafting bug at the same time and this was the result! LOL! Embossed the card and used some really pretty blooms I got from Michael's- the whole set took only about 30 minutes!
Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Flower: Not sure of the producer, but I got them from M's!

Busy Little Bee

This is one of my 4x4 note sets. Walk In My Garden is quickly becoming a fav of mine- the bee is so cute! This is one of the earlier sets, so no box for this one.

Card: Cut @ 4" from Plantin Schoolbook using Roly Poly feature
Bee: Walk In My Garden cart
Embossing: Cuttlebug Spots & Dots
Inside Stamp: Hero Arts
Flower: Jolee's Boutique

Joy Fold Hello

Yet another Joy Fold! I made this one for a little friend of mine- just to say hello and check on him. The Craft paper is so versitile- makes making masculine cards easier for me. And the DCWV Green Stack is wonderful- so glad I was able to use it on this project!

PP: Craft Paper by the Paper Co.; Green Stack by DCWV
Punch: Seal of Approval by Fiskers
Stamp: $1 find at Michael's
Corners: Corner Rounder by Fiskers

Little Baby Girl

Baby cards are a must-have for any stash! I was able to grab the New Arrivals cart on sale at J's- so I had to test it out... I was happy with everything except my pencil work around the collar- so I didn't do that on the other 3 cards. In the end though- I thought they turned out really sweet.

Baby Outfit: New Arrivals cart

Flower: Jolee's Boutique

Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Corners: Corner Rounder by Fiskers

Changito says Thank U!

Some more cards for my stash! I made a set of 4 really simply thank you cards to have on hand. The Stampendous Chantigo Monkey is the cutest! I just stamped and colored him in with colored pencils for this one. And since I used some premade cards from DCWV, the whole set was done rather quickly!

Stamp: Stampedous
Embossing: Cuddlebug Swiss Dots
Ribbon: $1 find at Wal-Mart

More Lil' Monkeys

I don't know what it is, but these little guys are a recurring theme in a lot of my projects. Maybe it's because they are so stinkin' cute! LOL!

PP: Animal Crakers by DCWV
Stamp: Playful Monkey by Hero Arts
Embossing: Cuttlebug Divine Swirls

Friday, June 5, 2009

Monkeying Around 2

After seeing the first monkey card, a friend requested one for her daughter. I wanted to create something unique for her- while mantaining the style and this is what I came up with! The monkeys are acutally rub-ons I got from J's.

Monkeying Around


I had these cute little stickers, so I made a card for a friend who loves monkeys! This is also the first card I made using the Craft paper by the Paper company- I don't know what it is- but I love that Craft paper!! And I really am developing a 'thing' for stickers too... They truly come in handy when you are on a time crunch! LOL!

Got Cake?

Here a quick --but cute-- card I did for a co-worker's mother. I loved the colors on this one- they looked so vibrant and bright in person. The inside is a stamp I just got from JoAnns-- by Inkadinkado-- it really inspired the whole card since her mom really likes sweets. I am happy to report that she really liked it!!

PP: Sweet Stack by DCWV
Stamp: Inkadinkado

Joy Fold Cards!!

Major Props to Ms_Dee on the Cricut MB for posting the link for the Joy Fold Card! This has got to be one of my most favorite cards to do! You can do so much with this card- the possibilities are limitless. Here are a few that I have done...

Oh- here is the link for the tutorial as well- courtesy of Split Coast Stampers!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I can't remember where- but I got the inspiration for this card and just had to make it! Credit goes to whoever I 'lifted' this one from!

Card: DCWV premade set

Flower: Walk In My Garden Cart

Embossing: Cuttlebug Divine Swirls

Stamp: $1 find at Michael's

Hap-Bee Birthday!

Needed to make a birthday card for a friend's MIL. She's a really nice lady that makes some excellent banana bread!! LOL! Didn't have a whole lot of time, so I used a DCWV premade card as my base.

PP: 09 DCWV Spring Stack

Stamp: Stampendous (I think!)

Border on Bee: Decorative scissors by Fiskars

Butterfly Thank You Card

This is a thank you card I did for my stash!

PP: DCWV 09 Summer Stack
Butterfly: Indie Art
Emobssing Folders: Swiss Dots; Floral Fantasy
Inside Stamp: Stampendous

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Simple Everyday Card

I love this card! I made it for my stash and actually ended up using it as a welcome card for a new co-worker. Decorative paper is from the DCWV Spring Stack and the bloom is from a set of 4 I got from M's.