Wednesday, March 30, 2011

So many cupcakes, so little time

Mom let me borrow the new cupcake punch from Stampin' Up! and I had a great time creating a couple of cards with it.

My first card was, of course, on the girly side so I made myself create another using colors that I could use to send to a guy. I changed it up a bit by using a different greeting and changing the rhinestones to buttons. For some reason, rhinestones just don't say "guy" to me, ya know?

By the way, most of the cards I've shown lately have been inspired by my Color Coach. I find a color combo I like and then pick the stamp set and design the layout.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Birthday

We recently went to a friend's son's birthday party. We don't do birthday gifts for kids. Instead we make a donation to a charity in the child's name, but I did make him a card. This one is pretty basic, but I love the way it turned out. I used several sizes of circle punches, my mat pack, brads and a rub-on from Stampin' Up!'s Bday Party Rub-ons.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Baby Cards

Several people I know are having babies this summer, so I decided I'd get ahead of the game and make some baby cards. These both ended up a bit on the girly side. Which means I still need to make a few more because at least one family isn't going to find out the sex and one hasn't decided if they want to find out, so I've still got to make some neutral/boy cards.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thank you card

This is the first card I made when I decided to make thank you cards for Teacher Appreciation. It didn't really come out the way I wanted. It was another attempt at a shabby chic look, but though I love the look, I have a really hard time creating shabby chic cards. What do you think of the card?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at my daughter's preschool. We give the teacher a gift from the whole class, but I thought I would make each of her teachers a thank you card.

Parents also volunteer to bring in breakfast items or snacks the teachers can take home. I volunteered to bring in brownies. I'm making the Barefoot Contessa's Outrageous Brownies. And they are outrageously good, of course the recipe starts with melting a pound of butter and a pound of chocolate, so how can it not be fabulous! I like to make these brownies when I need to have lots of brownies (like a church function or a pot luck) because this recipe makes a full sheet pan.

While I was working on cards, I was looking at the Eat Chocolate set and decided to make tags to go on the brownies. I needed to wrap each one individually, so I figured I might as well make them pretty!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A tale of three cards

My mom brought me some of her new stamps to play with this weekend. Yeah!

See, lots of new stamps!

I needed to make a birthday card for my cousin's son whose birthday is Friday.  I always have a hard time making cards for the guys, so I was excited to come up with a great card using the Bring on the Cake set that is in the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. 

I really liked this first version that I made, so I decided to make a few more. But when I started working on the next card, I decided to change a few things and came up with this card:
Ditto for the third one I made. I decided to move the stamped image to the top and put some buttons on the bottom.
So there you have it. My tale of three cards!