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

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Dollar Store" Easter Cards!

     I have five grandsons, ages 5-9, and although they enjoy getting the cards that I have made,  my time spent making them does not equal their appreciation of the cards!  When I was wandering through the local dollar store, I saw some Easter window clings, Easter gift bags, and Easter egg stickers.  I thought to myself, "Hmmmm???  Why don't I use these items to made the Easter cards for my grandsons?"  So here are their "Dollar Store" Easter cards!

My newest grandson (age six months) will get this cute Easter bunny card made from a gift bag.

His brother will get this bunny card with additional Easter eggs that I made from a window cling.

My five-year-old grandson who lives in Virginia will get this Easter card made from a gift bag.

I made the Easter "basket" from a Spellbinders hexagonal die and added some Easter egg stickers that I found at the dollar store.

The only card that I made for my grandsons that did not have embellishments from the dollar store was this twist fold card that I made using papers from Michael's.

Hopefully they will all enjoy their Easter cards!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

When It's Spring, It's Easter!

My 11-year-old granddaughter loves the color purple, so I decided to make a two-tier Easter card for her in shades of purple.  Instead of having a tab or ribbon to use to pull up the second tier, I used a butterfly.  I needed a purple flower, so I dyed a white flower using a blender pen and a purple stamp pad!  She also loves bling, so I applied glitter to every one of the eggs!

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion -- Happy Easter
Cutie Card Thursday -- Easter Parade
My Creative Moments -- Springtime

Celebrate Easter!

I recently made a triple tier birthday card for my daughter.  However, when it came to making an Easter card for my granddaughter, I could only manage two tiers!  It is really hard to put embellishments on the layers that are hidden "inside" the card, but I did manage to get a little chick to pop up and say, "Celebrate Easter!"

I entered this card in the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash -- Easter or Spring
Eureka Stamps -- Easter Basket
Pink by Design -- Easter Theme Design
Victorine Stamps -- Anything Easter
In The Pink --  Spring/Easter in Pink

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Boy, Oh Baby Boy!

Update:  My card was chosen as one of the "Top Fivers" in Eclectic Ellapu's Challenge.

My nephew and his wife recently had a baby boy.  I have been creating a scrapbook for my latest grandson, and I found some perfect papers in my scrapbook stash to use to create a card. 

I have entered this card in the following challenges:  
Eclectic Ellapu --Pregnancy or Baby
 Divas By Design -- Baby/Toddler

Monday, March 4, 2013

In Sympathy

     I recently had to make a sympathy card for a dear friend whose father unexpectedly died.  She thanked me for the card and showed it to her friends and relatives who came to her home after the funeral.  I was able to CASE a card by Mary Fish that featured a unique fold and closure.

I entered this card in the following challenges:
     DRS Designs Challenge #61 -- Sympathy
     Great Impressions -- Going Green

A Triple Tier Slider Birthday Card

Update:  My card was chosen as one of the "Top 3" by the PIO Design Team!

I was checking Pinterest for some fancy fold cards and came across this triple tier slider card posted on the Stamp With Heather blog.  My daughter's birthday was March 1, and I thought it would be the perfect card to celebrate her day!  Although the directions were posted, watching the video really helped in making the card.  Needless to say, my daughter was quite impressed with the card!

                                                       This is the first "tier" of the card.                                        

This is the second "tier" of the card.

This is the third "tier" of the card.

I entered this card in the following challenges:
     Divas By Design -- Anything Goes
     Artistic Inspirations-- Things With Wings
     Addicted to Stamps and More! -- Stamp, Stamp, Stamp!
     DigiStamps4Joy -- Birthdays Are Fun!
     Flutter By Wednesday #229 -- Three or More Layers
     Pile It On -- Happy Birthday