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

Friday, September 30, 2011


UPDATE: My card won an "Honorable Mention Cup of Tea" for
The Shabby Tea Room's Challenge #81.

When I saw that this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room was to design a card incorporating chevrons, I knew I had to enter because I had just purchased some Echo Park Paper that had a chevron design!  What luck!  I was able to use most of the selected colors (blue, green, orange, cream, and brown) in my card, but I had to substitute purple for blue.
Using a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers, I created a criss-cross card.  I found some green ribbon in my stash, and using a permanent orange marker, I colored the white dashes on the ribbon orange so it would coordinate with the paper.  I also made some "not found in nature" flowers from some flowers I had, and then I painted the petals with Stickles.  I finished by mounting the card on a piece of brown cardstock to make the card "pop."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Second Birthday!

          My granddaughter is celebrating her second birthday, and she loves cupcakes.  I used SU's The More the Merrier (retired hostess set) to stamp a row of cupcakes.  I then used SU's Word Window punch to make an awning in order to make the cupcakes look like they were on display in a window.  Using a Fiskars border punch, I made a window sill for the cupcakes. 

The InkyAntics Cupcake Birdy HoneyPop stamp set provided me with a template for a cupcake.  By cutting it out of InkyAntics Honeycomb paper, the cupcake pops out when the card is opened!

Birthday Boys!

Two of my grandsons, who are brothers, celebrate their birthdays on the same day.

For my grandson who is turning four, I made a card using InkyAntics Birthday Elephant HoneyPOP stamp set.  The stamp set has a template for a balloon using InkyAntics Honeycomb paper.  When the card is opened, the balloon opens up.

For my grandson who is turning six, I made a pinwheel using SU's Celebrations DSP (retired). 
I found that a six inch lollipop stick from AC Moore made a great handle for the pinwheel.

Welcome Baby! (Times Two!)

          Two of my nieces recently had baby girls.   For one card, I made a patchwork pinwheel, and for the other card, I made a flower using the petals from SU's Blossom Petals Builder punch.