Monday, March 5, 2012

Card Crafting

Recently my sister asked if I could make some cards for her as she is always needing cards for the clubs she belongs to and she likes to give out hand crafted cards. Her card supply was running low and she likes to knit and garden more than papercraft. I like to papercraft more than knit and garden, so I said sure. Plus I was going to be going on a crafty weekend away, so I had the time. 
I ended up just creating a few cards at my weekend away, 
but made a few more last week. 
They are all in the mail heading to my sis in Oregon and if she sees my blog post before they arrive in the mail, she will get a sneak peek :)

On my craft weekend away, my friend Narda and I went out to dinner on Saturday and stopped by JoAnn's on the way home to Narda's. I bought a DCWV Springtime mat stack (4x6 papers) in a lot of pretty floral prints. These are the perfect size for cards! I used three of the papers for the card above, and lots of edge punches. 

The card above was stamped and colored in with Copic markers. I love this stamp from Stampendous! I have  three stamps in this line, all with Tuscan inspired images. 
Great to use on cards in wine country where I live. 

I made a sewing themed mini album on my weekend away, so before I put all my supplies away I made this card. A mix of Stampin' Up papers and Jillibean Soup. 

Another paper from my mat stack and a dimensional flower I cut from my
"Art Philosophy" Cricut cart from CTMH.

More paper from the mat stack and a label and stamp from Stampin' Up. Cute little brads from Making Memories are the centers for the Prima flowers. 

And yet more paper from the mat stack. The bigger cherry paper from Crate Paper is a scrap I had on my desk, so I put it to use, since there was a cherry paper in the mat stack. 

I did not have a stamp that said "Thanks a latte", so I combined two different sets and made my own sentiment. "A Latte" is from Hero Arts and "Thanks" from a Studio G $1 set. I love how I can cut clear stamps apart and use certain elements and make a "custom" stamp. And still be able to put the original stamp back together. Papers are all Stampin' Up. The mug punch is from Martha Stewart.

I made these two cards using a Hero Arts stamp and die set I bought at Archivers when I was in Colorado in October. I first stamped the bicycle and placed the die over the image and used my BigKick to cut it out. So quick and easier than "fussy cutting". The basket is an old All Night Media stamp from my early stamping days, and it is filled with "FlowerSoft". I think I still have almost every stamp I have ever bought. You never know when you will want a certain image!

This card is stamped with a CTMH stamp set and I used pens to color the flowers and stems to get a watercolor look. The edge punch was a gift from my friend Narda, a new Jenni Bowlin punch. 
Cute little crown points. 

A Prima flower explosion on this card. I have several bottles of Prima flowers and even though I have used them a lot, there are still lots of little flowers in each bottle. For this card, I dumped out a bottle of flowers on my desk and just glued them down in rows until the front was covered. I stamped out the greeting and punched it out with a Stampin' Up label punch. I use this punch a lot. 

It was fun crafting a variety of cards, and from now on, when I have the supplies out to make a card, my sis wants me to make two, one for me and one for her. 

I hope to finish up all my crafty projects from the last two weekends. Two scrapping, crafting weekends in a row for me! 

But first I need to unload my car!  

Thanks for looking, and as always, any questions about my projects, leave a comment.


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  1. Looked at post this morning, but Karen Smith e-mailed me about it, as your blogs always delight her.

  2. Berta all those cards are beautiful!

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  4. Berta, I always love everything you do, you are so creative. What a great idea to take all those tiny Prima flowers and glue them down in a row. I almost threw 2 un- opened bottles in my Goodwill box out of frustration of just having too much stuff!


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