02 April 2013

Card Crazy

The long weekend was the perfect excuse to get crafty. I had some new purchases to try out (I was particularly enamoured with my new alphabet dies and stamps), and a heap of co-ordinating 'Dear Lizzy: 5th & Frolic' stuff from a while back (thanks for hooking me up Becs!).

I had one requested card to make: for (surprise surprise) Susie's birthday, a temp at work (everyone here is signing it and we are having cake tomorrow, yay!). I used My Mind's Eye paper, pink card, Paper Trey Ink cupcake stamps (I'm waiting on the dies, so I cut out the shapes for this card), pink ink, rhinestones, scalloped edge punch, foam stickers to raise parts of the cupcake, and Lawn Fawn alphabet dies.

I wanted to keep playing with my Lawn Fawn alphabet dies and stamps, so I made this fun mini-card set. Very simple, but effective: white cards, yellow coloured pencil, MME paper, foam stickers to raise up the letters, Lawn Fawn alphabet dies and stamps (as well as some sentiment stamps from Lawn Fawn and Paper Trey Ink), and black ink.

This fun little card actually was the jumping point for the cards above - playing around with the alphabet dies.

The Dear Lizzy '5th & Frolic' set was lots of fun to play with. Here I used the papers, but incorporated a ribbon-shaped and heart-shaped punch, along with a couple of rhinestones (on pink card)

Here is the inside - I decided to line the card completely (as I had punched holes and stuck paper to show through to the front). This sheet co-ordinated nicely with the design and colours. Then I added an extra ribbon bow punch.

There were quite a few large tags with words punched into them: Dream (used above), Life, Today, and Hello (or 'Hell' as my mother thought! She didn't see the 'o' on her first glance... "Michelle! Who will you give a Hell card too?!").

I used my bird-shaped punch with this one

Made this one 'Today is Amazing' using stamps. Added in the heart-shaped punch and some co-ordinating stickers.

Looove the tree motive that runs through some of this collection.

And last but not least, these two. Both use the 'Hello Today' phrase from the collection. Everything, bar the rhinestones on the second card and the cards themselves, are from the set.

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