I made a quick St. Patrick's Day card for my twin niece and nephew's to commemorate their first green holiday! Very simple card with shamrock washi tape, American Crafts ribbon, a heart punch, gems, and a pipe cleaner. Voila!
I punched out six heart punches: three from solid green cardstock and three from a printed green paper. I chose a paper that had an embossed raised sparkle to it, so I wouldn't need to add any stickles glitter glue.
Adhere the solid green heart punches in a shamrock shape. Fold the printed heart punches in half, then apply a thin line of adhesive and attach directly on top of the solid green heart punches. Pinch for a 3D effect. Roll up a pipe cleaner and attach with glue dots. Add a couple gems and you have a quick and simple card.
Here are some of my favorite creations using Graphic 45 Paper Collections, multiple techniques and layers. See the Gallery for more designs and details.
Spring is slowly approaching and makes me think of my two babies born this time of year. I thought I would share this adorable baby shower invitation I created for my sisters twin baby shower. She always said she'd get pregnant "when pigs fly." So, this is where the theme originated. She found these adorable stamps with the exact sentiment she wanted, these adorable pigs with wings, the barn, and the field by There She Goes Again stamps.
I stamped on printed paper, cut each piece out and pieced together to create the front of our postcard invitation. My sister was having boy/girl twins, so I chose pink and blue printed papers for the pigs and added stickles glitter glue to the wings for some sparkle.
Flip over the invitation and this is what the back looks like. Sorry, I had to "X" out some info for privacy, but you can see I did some paper piecing here too. I love the pink gingham and the blue polka dotted printed papers. The blue paper also had these adorable animal babies at the bottom of the paper. So, I wanted to make sure I included them too. I felt the back needed more pink, so I added a 1" strip of the pink gingham paper and used scallop decorative scissors to add an adorable scalloped edge to the top. I then scanned the entire front and back designs into my computer so I could add the text to the invitation.
Tip: Once I had everything laid out we sent the invitation to an online printer to mass produce. You certainly can print from home, but I really like Vistaprint.com as they gave me a great price for 100 invitations, included the envelopes, and matching address labels.
I woke up to a very frosty covered world. Everything covered in a layer of beautiful white frost and snow. Doesn't mother nature know it's March 1st? I guess not. So, I turned on satellite radio on my tv to my favorite 80's channel. And what better way to spend a cold frosty snowy day inside than to make cards all day rockin' to the 80's. Life is good! Enjoy your weekend...
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