Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day

Capitalizing on the punch idea for Mother's Day, I had found another Pinterest idea here.  I used some more of my Asian inspired paper but I made both the top and the bottom of the dress out of the same paper.  I still used the tab punch for the top, but I took my scallop punch and punched across the top edge to give a scalloped edge to the top of the dress. For the skirt I took off the sides of the scallop and used those as layers so it gives the appearance of ruffles.  I tied up the waist of the dress with a gold edged ribbon and added some red bling along the top of the dress.  I used the SU! butterfly sizzlet and punched it out of the same paper and added bling along the spine of the butterfly.  I cut the strip for the sentiment and stamped it.  I then added a small flower in the corner with some more bling!  Finally to finish it off, I mounted it all on a reddish card stock on top of tan for the base of the card.  I added the same ribbon I used for the dress sash for the edge of the card and tied a little metal butterfly I had in my stash to finish it off!

That's it for this one.  Take care and Imagine, Create, and Enjoy!

Punch Birthday Cards

Lots of birthdays coming and going so needed to craft some cards.  I've been seeing a number of posts on Pinterest using punches.  I've admired them, but not yet tried the technique.  Time to do so!  There are two different pins I used for these cards...the first is here.  The cards are for women...I know they like to shop and they like their purses which is why I fell in love with this design.  I was using up scraps of paper and pulled both of these together.  The first one used some K& Company paper scraps leftover from one of my projects.  I actually pulled the majority of the papers from my scrap box just using a new piece for the card base.  I used my Swiss dots embossing folder for the ivory card stock and I always try to emboss the flap of the envelope too!  I think it just adds a little punch to the project!  I used the rounded tab punch for the purse bodies and added some jute cord I had for the handles.  For the flaps of the purses I used a small scalloped square and cut it in half diagonally and attached it to the top of the purse.  I added a small pearl for the clasp on the purse.  Once complete I mounted them on the squares the same color as the card base and then on to the ivory strip that I had embossed with Swiss dots.  All of that I mounted on to the green card stock base leaving enough room for my sentiment along the bottom.

For the second card I again used some scraps from another project and added orange as my base color to tie everything together.  I changed the orientation to replicate the original idea but offset the three purse squares as I was adding the sentiment square in the lower right corner.

The other idea from Pinterest is found here.  The paper I chose had an Asian influence in the design and I utilized the large circle scallop punch and the tab punch to create my dresses for these two cards.    The first card I used a a beige and brown card stock to complement the colors in the dress skirt and pulled a reddish card stock for the top of the dress.  I added some bling to the embossed card stock and to the top of the dress.  I popped up the sentiment and added bling to it to.

For the second card I used a gold card stock to complement the gold threads running through the skirt and added some red bling to the top.  On both of these I tied slim ribbons around the center of the tab punch to create the idea of a waist and a belt.

I think they turned out really cute and I'm looking forward to giving them!  Until next time, Imagine, Create, Enjoy.