Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cards, Cards, Cards

My first (craft) love has always been cross stitch, but lately I find myself making more cards. I am taken in by all the challenges and sketches that are hard to resist at times. Here are a few I have made over the last week.

These are one of a kind cards made for card swaps on Swap-Bot.  The yellow card swap was it had to be spring themed and it had to be yellow--I made sure it was yellow.  The pink card is for Easter.  Frankly, I am not a big bunny fan so I thought the same flower image would work.  Overall very happy with the outcome.  Plan to make a similar card for another garden themed swap. 
Card Recipe: (All Stampin Up unless noted)
Base - Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride
DSP - misc squares from swap stash
Stamp Set - Image/big sentiment from GinaK Electic Summer
Happy Easter from Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ribbon - misc scraps from my stash
Ink - Early Espresso, Staz-On Black
Tools - Paper Crimper, Nestabilites Labels One, Classic Scallop Circles and Labels,
Scallop Oval Punch, Slot Punch, and Word Window Punch
Extra - Yellow card image colored with chalks using a blender pen.
Pink Card image colored with color pencils and mineral spirits.

These cards were made for a Swap Your Speciality swap with an Owl theme.  The small card are 3x3 with an insert for a note.  They would be good for swaps or gift tag.  I was really pleased with how they turned out.  I used the sketch above for this card and the two below. 
Card Recipe: (All Stampin Up unless noted)
Base - Pumpkin Pie
DSP - Sunny Garden
Stamp Set - Punch Bunch and Hero Arts Thank-You Sayings
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Tools - Paper Crimper, Large Oval Punch and Circle Punch

This is such a nice layout from the Clean and Simple Blog this week.  I will be entering them in their weekly challenge just for fun.  

Card Recipe: (All Stampin Up unless noted)
Base - Rich Razzleberry and Pumkin Pie
DSP - squares from swap, Basic Grey and  Sunny Garden
Stamp Set - Hero Arts Thank-You Sayings and Everyday Sayings
Ink - Early Espresso, Whisper White Craft
Extra - White SU flower dyed Rich Razzleberry and colored Peach Parfait
Antique Brads (really love them)

Now I really need to get back to my stitching I have a RR to send off this week.

See ya!!



Mylene said...

Such lovely lovely cards, CJ. Great job! Goodluck with the stitching...

Meari said...

Very cute cards! I was going to ask how you do those shapes, but read farther and found out they're punches. :)

Lynn B said...

Lovely cards CJ!

TN Granny said...

CJ, You won the blog candy at BucketList Stampers sight on Thursday please contact me so I can get all the goodies in the mail to you.

TN Granny said...

Your cards are precious love the colors.
I haven't sent package yet I'm sorry Mom in hospital will get it out this next week. I am so sorry!