Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mays Club

For club in May we made this Father's Day card. This is called a gate fold card and is my new favorite. The jumbo wheels are the perfect fit for the side panels and make it easy to decorate. With the front panel being your main focus it's an easy card to change but know that it will work for you no matter what! The little tag adds an embellishment but also acts as a closure to the card.

We also made this card.

With chip board being on special, it was a perfect time to show it's many uses. We inked the large chip board flower using red craft ink giving it a bright vivid color. We covered the middle with orange card stock. The little center flower was covered with blue patterned paper and then we sanded the edges. This card has lots of dimension.

Mother's Day Frame

I made this frame for my Mum for Mother's Day instead of a card, this way she could keep it out and enjoy it all the time, she was very pleased with it. I borrowed the SU stamp set Bloomin' Beautiful from my friend Jules, big mistake!!! I thought I could just borrow it to make this frame but loved how this turned out so made some cards too! I will now have to get my own set for sure as this is a must have stamp set! I stamped the image twice and colored in using my watercolor crayons and the aqua painters, the cut a cluster of flowers from one set and used dimensionals to pop up the image on the base image. Although hard to see it here it really pops out in real life.

Young Womens Card Making Evening.

I was asked to teach a card making class making a Mother's Day card. This is what I came up with, this time the flower pot holds a dum dum sucker. I love these little pots, my sideline Ruth first showed me these last year at convention and I thought Mother's Day was the perfect opportunity to make them.

Graduation Album

I was asked by a dear friend to make a Graduation album for his daughter, I made one a couple of years ago for his other daughter too. I used SU stamps and punches throughout along with my cuttlebug alphabets. I glued paper to chipboard and then ran it through the cuttlebug for my own chipboard letters, worked great! I worked mostly with paper from a slab, I love working with these as everything coordinates so well you can't go wrong. I was amazed at how some of my SU stamps and punches mated with the patterns as well. It was a lot of work and wouldn't want to do this on a regular basis unless it was for my own albums but did love getting back into scrapping for a while!

and some more...

I really enjoyed working on this album and will be using some of the ideas to add to our family albums. thank you for looking.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

April Club

In April for club we made this shadow box card for Mother's Day. We cut out layers of flowers for the 3-d look inside the box.

We also made a matching tootsie pop flower pot. These were a big hit.