Sunday, January 20, 2013

More hard work...

Just wanted to share another couple of cards I made at work. I am so in love with the Print Poetry stack, as well as the mini curly label punch which you can get FREE during Sale-A-Bration, which is coming up soon!

Also available for free with every purchase of $60 or more is a set of 8 coordinating stamps (the thank you one shown here is one of my favorites), five other great stamp sets (I'll share more later), some great DSP, ribbon, buttons, all kinds of goodness! Get in touch if you'd like to know more on how to get some awesome free product!

I colored in the thank you stamp using markers (in colors that coordinate with the Print Poetry DSP of course), punched it out and with some ribbon and rhinestones to finish it off this card is super easy and can be made with pretty much any paper!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hard at work

Like many, I have a day job. More recently, it's been a night job. I work 12 hour night shifts for two weeks at a time...

Fortunately nights are fairly slow, which leaves lots of time for craft breaks. I brought a carry on sized suitcase full of supplies, including some of the new stuff from the spring catalogue, and took over the lunch room on a few occasions!

Here's some of the cards I created, mostly for friends or for friends to give. I've been getting myself a reputation around the site too, and a few people have put in custom requests, including one for wedding invitations! More on that later...

As you can tell, I love the new Print Poetry stack! I also used some of my retired supplies (couldn't resist the clearance rack) and am continuing my love affair with buttons (the fact that they travel so well helps).

Instead of packing a lot of ink pads, I opted to take my markers along for the flight instead. It's a little more tedious to get the stamps inked, and I'd definitely avoid it for mass production, but makes it easy to use multiple colors on a stamp (like the words "Friend" and "helps" in the two cards above). A simple technique that has a huge impact!

Up next? Valentines! I'm looking forward to some workshops while I'm home, making some kid and mom friendly Valentine's cards with friends.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Wanted to share this card (which I CASEd from somewhere and now can't find out where :( ) that I made for a friend. Loving the punch and coordinating stamps!

I used some ruffled ribbon I got from the clearance rack and some left over paper from the Festival of Prints Stack from the holiday catalogue. I'm glad I got a lot of that because I love the patterns, and the paper is the perfect size for cards!

Edit: Found where I CASEd this from! Thanks to Chiaki Haverstick!