Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ready to Shop

I made this card for my niece’s birthday.  I made the purse with Paper Wishes’ Pretty Little Purses template.  There are four purses on the template and they are adorable! I put some money inside the purse. It was a real hit with my niece.


The dress is a die-cut I received in a swap several years ago.  The shoes are paper-pieced based on a shoe from PCCrafter’s Club Diva collection.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Chocolate Sundae, Anyone?

Well, I did it. I was so impressed with the templates from Paper Wishes that I joined the template personal shopper club. My first template was this adorable ice cream sundae and it arrived just in time form my nephew’s birthday.


Along with the template, I received some very nice paper as well as a newsletter with suggestions. The sparkly brown paper I used to make the ice cream came in the kit. It also included some beautiful foils and some pink swirl paper, but since I was making this for my nephew, I opted for some blue paper I already had. The whole thing went together surprisingly fast and is cute as can be. The ice cream opens up to reveal a small surprise --in this case, money, but you could also put in a small piece of jewelry or perhaps some chocolate.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Purple Birthday Flowers

I recently bought some new stamps at Joanne’s and decided to use them on this birthday card for my daughter-in-law.  The outer border stamp is from Heidi Grace Designs and the “happy birthday” and circle are from Inkadinkadoo.


After stamping and embossing the circle, I cut it out and mounted it using foam squares to make a raised frame. 

The punches I used for the flowers and leaves are as follows:

  • 5/16” mini-daisy
  • 5/8” daisy (Marvy Uchida)
  • 1” daisy (Marvy Uchida)
  • 5/8” tri-leaf (EK Success)
  • 5/8” single leaf (EK Success)
  • 5/8” swirl (EK Success)

I used 1/8” and 1/4” embossing tools to shape the leaves and flower petals.

Sympathy Card

Here’s a sympathy card I made recently.  It was one of my first attempts with perfect pearls and I had to re-do the stamped part 3 times before I got it right.  In spite of that, I really do like Perfect Pearls.  I’m sure I will be using it a lot on future projects.


The flowers were made with several different punches.  I used an embossing tool to shape the petals.  Punch flowers are some of my favorite things to make.