Sunday, March 23, 2008

#34: Simple Stamping

I am a very, very simple stamper, but I get a great deal of enjoyment from doing just that. I love embellishments and other types of "add-ons" to make my cards fit the recipient.
One of my aunts has a birthday this week and this card is exactly her style. Luckily, it's mine, too!
~Flower image is from Lisa Vollrath's 2008 March Countdown (St. Patrick's Day & Easter images; linkware for personal use only. The calendar's images are only available for a very brief time after the countdown ends, so they may not be there when you read this. Sorry!)
~White flowers are from the "Brides" collection at Michael's; a can of about 300 flowers for $4.99-- what a deal! The centers are colored with Copic Atyou Spica Pink Glitter Pen.
~Happy Birthday stamp from My Sentiments Exactly! Stamped in Brilliance Ink (Pearlescent Orchid).

Monday, March 3, 2008

#33: Baby Shower Invitations

Ooooh! I had so much fun creating and making invitations for our niece's baby shower! Our other niece is hosting it and I was honored to bits to be asked. I made three samples from which she could choose:
Although she really liked the bunny (choice #3), we decided that at this time of year it looked too much like Easter. It was then a split decision between #1 and #2, so in the end, I made 15 of each of them.
I've never really had to make duplicates of a card before and was a little worried about churning out any kind of volume. However, once I got going, it wasn't a problem at all. The information regarding the shower (inside) was computer generated, so that part was a breeze.
•All stamps: Studio G (from Michael's & AC Moore)
•Bunny: Sizzix Die
•Small white embossed frame (baby bottle invitation) and white embossed folder ("It's A Shower!" invitation) are Wilton wedding supplies. The frame is for placecards and the folder is part of a kit for making wedding programs.
•Pink & Blue velvet ribbon (glued back-to-back to form one doubled-sided ribbon) by Berwick ... I've had for about a million years
•White ribbon with pastel dots by Offray (from Wal-Mart)