My friends and I gather in my card cave to stamp, share ideas, talk, and eat!
Enjoy some of my card cave creations!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Almost Fourth of July Birthday

My grandson will be celebrating his eighth birthday on July 3, so I used some SU DSP that I thought was perfect for birthdays and the Fourth of July! I cut out the number eight on my Cricut. I combine two SU stamps on my acrylic block and stamped the message inside.

I love to make gatefold cards because the outside and inside coordinate beautifully.

Birthday Cards

I recently made birthday cards for my son-in-law, my granddaughter, and a friend.

I used some retired SU DSP for this gatefold card.  I have made a lot of gatefold cards recently as I like the fact that when they are open, the outside and inside of the card coordinate beautifully.

I find it is difficult to make masculine cards, so I bought some coordinating masculine papers.  I like this paper in particular because of the watches--passing time equals birthdays!

My granddaughter is a gymnast, and for her birthday card, I made a step card and used a photo of her that I took at one of her gymnastics meets.  Her favorite color is purple, so I added
a purple butterfly and a purple flower.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sympathy Cards

I recently made two sympathy cards for friends who had suffered the loss of a parent.  I made two different cards; one was a step card and the other was a type of gatefold card. 

My sympathy step card was done in purples and greens with a yellow flower and brad for an accent.

My sympathy gatefold card used some designer papers with creams and greens.  I created a flower and accented it with an antique brad.

I decorated the inside of the card, leaving room to write a personal note.