Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wedded Bliss

The card I chose to post this week is the card I made this past summer for my brother Matt's wedding.

The wedding colour was pink (with brown accents). I wanted to incorporate these colours into the card. I had seen a card on SCS earlier in the year where the stamper had weaved ribbon on the front of her card as an embellishment. I had been itching to try it out on a card, and decided this was the card.

Card Details:
Stamps: God's Promises & Sanded (SU!)
Cardstock: Winter White, Pretty in Pink & Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Embellishments: Chocolate Chip ribbon (SU!), Dazzling Diamonds sparkles (SU!)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January Hazzard County Challenge

This week the card I am posting is the result of a card challenge I recently issued to my friend Angela. We are starting our own monthly card challenge. We have been dubbed the 'Duke Design Divas' and we have founded the Hazzard County Card Challenge.

January's challenge was to use the January 10th card design in the Paper Crafts "Card-A-Day" book entitled 'Bambino', designed by Melissa Phillips. We also had to use one stamp from Unity Stamp Company's December KOM and at least one button.

This challenge was interesting for me. I am a very impatient person, so when I make cards I tend to skip embellishments. I just want to finish the card so that I can give it away to someone. But due to the challenge I was forced to at least add a button, and I managed to even add some hemp-string and some stitching! This is my completed card:

This is probably one of the most "complete" cards I have ever made.

I recently started adding hand-stitching to my cards, which you can see in the top left and bottom right corners.

I popped up the flower and placed my button in the centre with a linen thread bow.

My tag in the bottom right hand corner is actually the result of a stamping accident. I had wanted to stamp the words directly onto the patterned paper, but I didn't place it properly. So, I decided to cover it up with a piece of cardstock instead! I distressed the edges, and added some more linen thread to tie it in with the rest of the card.

I was trying to be extra creative with the card challenge, so I did some stamping on the inside of the card, as seen here:
I hope you like this card. If it wasn't for the card challenge this month, I'm not sure if I would have found the time to get any stamping done this month!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I was recently organizing the pictures on my computer and I came across this card that I made last year. It's an oldie, but a goodie!

When I began making this card, I was sure I was going to hate it. But I had a ton of fun colouring in the flowers, and I was really happy with the finished product. It's simple, yet sweet. I used the retired Stampin' Up set Provencal, and my bold brights cardstock to make the flowers pop.

It has always been one of my favourite creations.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Creative Outlet

So, I've decided to start blogging the cards that I make using my Stampin' Up and Unity stamps. I love how this hobby allows me to be creative. I get to brighten the lives of my friends and family by sending them cards for special occasions or "just because".

I'm going to start by showing you the first card that I ever made using my new Stampin' Up products.

For this card I used my Sweet Shapes stamp set from Stampin' Up and the Pixie Pink and Gable Green cardstock from the Bold Brights colour set. I had fun making this card, so I made five others which were variations on the same theme. They are a nice card that I can pull out and use for a variety of occasions.

I am going to start small with this blog and post something new every week ... stay tuned. I'd love to hear what you think, so feel free to leave a comment.