Sunday, October 31, 2010

Inspired By Carrots

This month's HCCC was inspired by an abundance of carrots.

When I first looked at the picture, I was tempted to design the layout of my card to mimic the layout of the picture. But in the end I was short on time and I opted to just use the colours in the picture as my inspiration.

The most recent issue of Paper Crafts magazine had a sketch in it that I thought was fantastic and couldn't wait to use.

Here's the end result:

November is chock full 'o birthdays in my family, so I have a lot of b-day cards to make. I always find the guys cards the hardest ones to make, so I thought I would start there, and make a card for my older brother's birthday. I think he'll like this one.

I thought I would colour in the apples that are sitting in the back of the pick-up, so that they would 'pop' on the front of the card. The end result is a bit more subtle than I was expecting - but I think I like that even more :)

cardstock: chocolate chip, certainly celery, pumpkin pie (SU!)
stamps: Countryside (SU!)
embellishments: eyelets (making memories)
ink: chocolate chip (SU!), antique linen (Tim Holtz Distress Ink)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Quick and Easy Birthday Card

My nephew had a birthday 5 weeks ago, and I was pressed for time, so I had to assemble a card for him in a hurry.

When I think of kid's cards, I am always drawn to bright colours, and for some reason boy = blue.

So, I took out my new Cuttlebug, the sweet embossing folder that I bought on sale at Walmart, and the birthday sentiment stamp that I borrowed from Angela, and whipped up this little creation:

I love how the stars 'pop' on the card and that they bring a sense of celebration to it as well. I also love how simple, easy and quick this card was to make.

I'm always playing around with variations of this layout. Next time I'll probably try this layout with some ribbon, and maybe heat emboss the stars as well.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tidings of Comfort & Joy

I made a bunch of Christmas cards back in the summer, but haven't had a chance to post all of them yet.

I really like this one:

It's just elegant and classy. I used black, red and vanilla card stock, and I got to use my new cuttlebug die cut for the oval shape that I stamped "merry wishes" on.

Can't wait to make some more super festive Christmas cards!