Monday, January 25, 2010

A Note of Thanks

I had to make a thank you card last night for a sweet Pea who sent Gracie three Leapster games that her kids weren't using anymore. :) I was inspired by THIS PENDANT and translated it to the little embossed butterfly with the wood grain stamp. The pop of green is unexpected and helps bring it all together. All supplies SU! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave some! :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Nursery Frame

I made this little frame this morning right before I left for the shower today. We got their gift from Babies R' Us last night and part of their present was this set of wall decals. I was browsing their registry this morning and saw that they had also registered for (and received) this tree decal. I had purchased a couple of sets of three white frames from the Target Dollar Spot last month or so and had a little brainstorm for this nursery decoration.

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and swirled Bashful Blue ink all over the sheet with a stampin' sponge. I free-handed the tree trunk out of Close to Cocoa and then ran my bone folder all over it in all directions in between my fingers so I could peel the top layer off for more texture (faux suede technique). My SU! Little Leaves Sizzlets die came in handy for the branch and then I covered each leaf with a SU! cardstock color that matched the leaves on the tree decal (Marigold Morning, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery). I fringed a little strip of Old Olive and roughed it up a bit for the grass, then the crowning glory was the ADORABLE little fox stamp from Fox & Friends (new SU! Occasions Mini set). I stamped him in Really Rust onto Whisper White, colored in his ears and feet with Sahara Sand, and used my Basic Black journaler to detail the nose. I cut him out, which I really hate to do because I am lazy, but it was so worth it for this project. :) I used dimensionals under his head and body in order for the tail to clear the grass without making him look funky.

The mom-to-be really liked it. She also said she's going to frame the baby card from my previous post for the nursery! What a compliment! :) Thanks so much for looking and for any comments!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Polka Dot Bright Baby Card

I made this quick, cute card last night for my friend Vickie's baby shower, who is having a baby girl next month. Vickie HATES pink and I usually try to match my baby shower cards to the room theme; hence the Polka Dots. :) I like the popped up "baby" and the takes a simple card and adds just that little something extra. The colors are awesome as well. All supplies SU! except for the sewing machine/thread. Cardstock colors are as follows: Marigold Morning (retired), Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, and Old Olive. Whisper White and Kraft comprise the base. Ink on the baby tag is Ruby Red and Ballet Blue. After I took this picture, I adjusted a few polka dots that are a little "off." :) The word "baby" and the tiny flower are from Tiny Tags, the new SU! set in the Occasions Mini. Love this little set and I love the clear mount (which I got). Thanks so much for looking and for any comments.