Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thinking of Flowers

A dear friend of mine, A, has been going through some very rough times for the last ten months.  I haven't seen much of her but that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking of her a lot.  When I finally had a chance to to see her, I made her this card.  Not a fancy card, but enough to tell her that I've been thinking about her.  The flowers represent her family, which I thought was quite cute.  I hope things will start looking up for her and her family because they definitely deserve it.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sending You Love...For Your Birthday

My sister-in-law wanted to use this card style for her wedding invitations next year.  The style is unique and easy to make, however, the card ends up being very small (only a 4" x 4"), not nearly enough space to place all the information that needs to be written on an invite.  To show her exactly how small the card is, I made her a sample, in the form of a birthday card. 

See how the card opens up (sorry the photo was rotated for some reason)?  I might actually make more of these for other occasions!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Birds of a Feather

I had a special request from J to make a wedding card with two puffins on it.  J even sent me pictures of puffins she wanted on her card.  As most of my Cricut-made cards are on the cute side, I wanted to incorporate a touch of elegance by using a purple card base and a purple damask-like patterned paper.  It's the first time I bought a pack of non-colourful, kiddish paper and it sure came in handy.  J was thrilled with the card, and I'm so pleased!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Birthday Circles

Here's another card we made at last week's Team Meeting -  a very simple yet colourful card that can be made for birthdays, thank yous, babies, congrats...The key is in the stamp set used called "A Fitting Occasion".  I've been itching to buy this set since I laid my hands on the catalog but I've been holding out.  I'm glad I got to try it out at the last meeting.  And the best thing about this card - you get to use up your scraps!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Scattered Flower Card

This simple card was made using the Reason to Smile two-step stamp set.  The first step is the solid flower stamp, and the second is the trace of the flower.  Instead of placing the two stamps directly on top of each other, I separated them out on this card.  I've seen others do this to make some beautiful cards but I'm not sure how I feel about mine...

Maybe I need to try a more cheerful colour combination?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Another Hallowe'en Card For You

It's been a few months since I've been able to attend our Team's Monthly Crafting Meetings.  Since I work a far way's away, it's incredibly difficult to be able to make it to these meetings.  However, I finally made it this month and I'm glad I did.  As usual, we did some make and takes, and here is one of them, a not-so-scary Hallowe'en card.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October says Hallowe'en

I don't normally make Hallowe'en cards, but these stamps were just too cute for me to pass up.  I stamped a bunch of these monsters and bats, and now I don't know what to do with them.  So don't be shocked if you get a Hallowe'en card from me this year!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Grey Birthday (Card)

No birthdays should be grey, but that doesn't mean birthday cards can't be.  I'm beginning to love muted designs with a pop of colour.  It's just as eye-catching as a card full of colour.

Today is my birthday - maybe I'll save the card for myself :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

An Everyday Card

Sometimes I just want to make a "simple" card just because (though nothing is really simple, right?)  I didn't have anyone in mind when I made this card, nor an occasion, but this design is versatile enough I could add a sentiment on the inside once I figure out what it will be used for.  Notice that the three panels were really from the same image?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Let Patterned Paper Do All the Work

When you're making many cards, for occasions such as Christmas, you need to get the most number of cards out of the least amount of work.  That's why you've probably noticed that many of the Christmas cards I've featured uses colourful patterened paper as the background.  Can you imagine the following card with a plain white background?  Not me.  And by using traditional Christmas colours, you're sure that everyone will come together in the end.

By the way, do you recognize the shape that is cut out from "Joy"?  I re-used them as snow decoration in the Rudolph cards.
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