Tuesday, March 27, 2012

More Easter cards...

A couple more Easter cards... These are made using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits. It cuts such pretty little embossed butterflies. Just love it! I've used some old ribbon... happy to see the last of it put to use on these cards and some retired colors and stamp sets. It would be really simple to change these and make them for any occasion. The second card is CASE from Heather Cserni (creationsbyheather.com). Also used my Big Shot to cut the Lattice for the top card, to emboss the background of the second card (Lattice Square embossing folder) and to cut the larger petal card. The smaller one is made using the petal card punch.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

 Friends came by to make Easter cards yesterday. I set the table up like a shoebox swap. I had 4 designs and we needed to make 7 of each design to send to this year's seminary interns.

The guests decided to concentrate on one design. It's always fun to share ideas. Most of the items used are from my stash of generic products and retired colors. Still working to deplete those inventories.  This card uses Circle Circus stamp set.
This card uses the single stamp "Easter Dove" from the Stampin' UP! Occasions mini catalog and some retired DSP scraps.  The dove was a bit of "fussy cutting" but really added to the card. The idea to fussy cut it came from Mary Fish's Stampin' Pretty blog.

This card is a "case" from Jen Sannes' Simple and Sincere blog. So simple and easy. And as Jen shows on her blog it can be used with lots of different sentiments from the Teeny Tiny wishes set.
This card uses the Nature Walk set. Just clean and simple; stamp and distress the edges of the card stock with your bone folder or distressing wheel. The sentiment comes from an old Sale-A-Bration set.  We left the card interiors blank because they will be available for all the seminary staff and students here in Chicago to sign before sending them on their way.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

This is the card I made to Swap at the Stampin' UP! Milwaukee Regional. I went with my sister, who is also one of my downlines. We had fun, learned some new tricks and came home with lots of swaps and prizes.