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

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A "Flip" Birthday Card for My Grandson

I love to make unusual cards, and when I was looking at Dawn Griffith's blog, I noticed that she made a flip card using SU's Framelits.  Following her video was easy, and the result is this flip birthday card that I made for my grandson's ninth birthday celebration.

When closed, the happy birthday greeting is front and center.

When opened, the "wish big" greeting flips out.  There is enough space on the card
to add a personal message to the birthday boy!

Anniversary Easel Card

My friend and I often get together to make cards.  When I was at her house, she showed me an easel card that she found in the March 2012 issue of Card Maker Magazine.  Since I had to make an anniversary card for my sister and her husband, who have been married for 48 years, I thought I'd use this design.

When the card is opened, the front can be propped up on the yellow rhinestones.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Celebrating My Daughters on Mother's Day

    I always give my two daughters something for Mother's Day, because without them, I certainly could not celebrate the day myself!

  For my daughter who likes yellow, I used SU Blossom Builders to make a card.

For my daughter who went to Duke, I chose blue and white for the card.  I die cut the butterfly from SU's Paper Doily Die and then backed it with some blue paper.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Easter in June!

     Hmmmm....I think I am a little late in posting these Easter cards!  I made one for each of my six grandchildren and included them with their Easter gifts!  Can't help but remember how good those chocolate bunnies are!

Map Card Thank You

     I enjoy using maps on my cards, and I recently returned from a visit to Sullivan's Island near Charleston, SC.  I found a map that had Sullivan's Island on it, so I used it for the thank you card.  I thought the fish background was appropriate for time spent at the beach.  The design came from a Splitcoaststampers card sketch, and it's now my favorite "go to" card sketch to use.

Anniversary Celebrations

     My daughter and her husband and my brother-in-law and his wife recently celebrated wedding anniversaries.  I found the card sketches on Splitcoaststampers, and I used them for the two anniversary cards. 

My brother-in-law and his wife love music, so I thought a musical score
would be appropriate for their card.

We celebrated my daughter and her husband's anniversary at the beach, and the yellow polka dot paper reminded me of the sun!  We had a great time!

Time for Birthdays

     My daughter, my son-in-law, and my granddaughter recently celebrated their birthdays.  My daughter loves the color yellow, and my granddaughter's favorite color of the moment is purple.  How easy to make cards when I know what colors to use!  Of course, making a masculine card is a bit difficult, but I found some Graphic 45 papers that were perfect!