Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mother's Day Cards

I wanted to give my Front N Back stamp kid from Art Impressions Stamps a chance to wish a happy Mother's Day. I used the Grand Madison Window die, made by Poppystamps, Inc. and I found them for sale at on 5 x 7" Recollections cards. The Brights collection which already had a hole cut from it, were on clearance at Michaels. I just needed to cut that hole larger to work for my larger window die cut. The windows and flowers were cut using my trusty Cuttlebug. The grass was cut using my Cricut Machine with the Mickey and Friends cartridge.
Peter checking out the window to see the message and the garden below.

Peter peeking through.

Peter overlooking the garden and the message on the other side!
Card before the cut was enlarged  

Beckie, cut window, two window frames and valence.
Card with enlarged cut and window glued to front of card. 
Becky reading the note to her mom on Mother's Day!
Becky taking a peek.

Becky looking over the garden.

The note to Becky's mom!

Handmade Mini Scrapbook Albums for Mother's Day

I was interested in using my lovely paper collection for handmade gifts, so look what I came up with! Three wonderful mini albums! Check these out:
Album 1

Album 2

Album 3

Wouldn't these albums make great Mother's Day Gifts?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Shadow Box Card

I wanted to make an unusual card for my friend's birthday and found this style card on line at:

Here are direction:

Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 4" x 7'

Cut a 2 1/2" circle from the middle of one of the 4" x 7" pieces

Stamp an image on watercolor paper

Cut 2 1/2" circle from the stamped image

Color the image
Use whatever color method, for this I used my new inktense pencils by Derwent.

Score both 4" x 7" pieces of cardstock at 1" and 1/2" from both sides (in that order)
                      Should be like this 1"/1/2"/4"/1/2"/1"

Glue circle image to middle of the uncut piece

Glue both 4" x 7" pieces together and embellish
Fold on score lines

Two flowers were made using the Cuttlebug Quill Kits, Recollections Silver glue and Flower Soft was also used to finish off this card.