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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Butterfly Portrait

The layout of this card was inspired by a card I received from a friend a while ago.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, and after a few tries, it morphed into this note card.

Supplies used:

SU cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Vanilla
SU ink: Cherry Cobbler
SU embossing folder
Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
SU Butterfly Punch
Ribbon, button, bling

Monday, August 19, 2013

When life throws you scraps, make a quilt (card).

It's amazing what you find when you start cleaning your craft area.

I made some quilt card squares waaaaay back in 2011.  I posted one card I made for a challenge...you can see it here.  I now remember I had made several squares.  These two never were made into cards...until now.

Sentiment is from Gourmet Rubber Stamps "Vintage Verses."

For directions on how to make the quilt squares, here is the link to a great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.

What Characters! - Published

It never gets old :)

Not my favorite card, but they wanted Halloween themed cards.  I don't do a lot of Halloween cards, so this is what they got on a short deadline (yes, I procrastinated).


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cigar Box #20 - Steampunk - Published!

I've been waiting all year to share these creations - but I needed to wait until the publication came out!  Here it is!  First time one of my cigar boxes made it into a magazine :)

When Scott Publications put out the call for submissions for their upcoming issue of "Just Steampunk," I had to do some reasearch to figure out what exactly is "Steampunk."  I gotta tell you...it's strange!  Nevertheless, I was game.  The box looks much cooler in person.

All paper used is from the Hot Off The Press Steampunk Paper Pack.  The gears used on top of the box are from Forum Novelties Steampunk Bag of Gears.



So, then I made some coordinating cards out of the scrap paper leftover from the cigar box.  I just love the startburst cards for using scraps.


 
This card is actually a shaker card.  It's hard to see, but I used the packaging from a pack of brads or something - can't remember what was originally encased.  The shaker contains little gears, etc., (Lisa Pavelko Steampunk Micro Elements).


And here is the magazine!  My cigar box is on Page 62, and my cards are on Page 96.




Enjoy!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Cigar Box #26 - Candy Box

I found this cute double-sided paper on a trip to Las Vegas (I think?).  Anyway, it's called "Candy Shop" by Best Creation Inc.  I knew as soon as I saw it that it would become an altered cigar box at some point.  I purchased 4 sheets of the same design and used a portion of them all to complete this box.


 
Now to make some cards with the leftover scraps :)