Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bow Wow

Here's Katie's second card.  I wonder how I ever got by without the Cricut machine my brother gave me for Christmas 2011.  It comes in handy so many places.  (Thanks, Mark!)  Last year I practically wore out my first mat just cutting hearts for Valentines.  This time I cut the conversation bubble with "George and Basic Shapes," printed Bow Wow with a plain ol' magic marker, and inside the card wrote: ...means Happy Birthday! 


Dog pad (Little Yellow Bicycle)
3-D Dog stickers (the Paper Studio)
deckle scissors (Fiskars)
corner rounder punch (EKSuccess)

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Paw Prints

It's unusual for me to do a pet-themed card, let alone two in one day!  However, my friend Katie had a birthday coming up, my mother and I both needed cards to send, and Katie loves her dogs.  I also had several other projects looming this particular weekend, so there wasn't time to ponder and doodle.  When I got an idea, I needed to run with it.  As luck would have it, I'd found this neat pad of paper last fall.   At the time, I thought I'd never use those sheets covered with paw prints and fire hydrants, but now I found them to be just what I needed for Katie.

"Dog " pad (Little Yellow Bicycle)
white and medium brown cardstock
"happy" stamp (unknown source)
brown dye ink (Tsukineko)
3-D dog stickers (the Paper Studio)
corner-rounder punch (EKSuccess)
Come back to see my second card for Katie.  The idea came to me in a flash as I finished this card!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Hydrangea Birthday

  Snow is in the forecast, so I feel like I ought to be digging out the snowflake stamps and creating all the scenes I didn't have the heart for over the too-warm, too-green winter. Nevertheless, we have our first flower blooming,...and it's a dandelion.  I prefer the hygrandeas on this gorgeaous stamp from Hero Arts.  Giving the soft colors to these blooms takes me back to the days of peacefully laboring over my coloring books.
  pink and ivory cardstock
pink gingham from "Dollhouse" stack (K&Company)
hydrangea stamp (Hero Arts)
"Happy Birthday" stamp (Anna Griffin)
Chestnut Roan chalk ink (Colorbox)

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