Monday, November 25, 2013

My mind wanders...

Mornin' hens!
Just a quick post today!  This is a little card I made awhile back and forgot to post it for you.  I used some really old DP from an old Stampin Up paper pack I had.  Nothing fancy here, just a simple funny card.  You all know how much I LOVE old people images!!  Tee-hee!
Have a great Monday!  {{{hen hugs}}} 

Rubber Stamp - SU Golden Oldies; Perfect Layers Tool; Copics: Punch - SU Scalloped Oval; DP - Stampin Up; CS - SU River Rock

Monday, November 18, 2013

Snow Bunny

Mornin' hens!  Here's a little Christmas card I made this past weekend.  The image is "Snow Bunny" from Some Odd Girl.  As I was looking through my Christmas papers, I came across this sheet of trees and it hit me!  A background of trees with a snow hill in the foreground.  Woo-hoo!  I LOVE it when a plan comes together!  That doesn't happen too often in my OLD age!  Hmmph!  To begin with, I wanted to share a little trick I taught myself as I was making this card.  To use your Perfect Layers tool AND round your corners after, apply adhesive to the back of the DP in the center only (I just made a little X in the middle) and then adhere the DP to the card stock.  Next, using my Perfect Layers tool, I cut off the excess card stock leaving a PERFECT 1/16" border on all sides.  Then, I used the corner rounder on both the DP and the brown card stock individually.  Since there was no adhesive on the corners, I could slide both the DP and the card stock into the corner rounder with ease.  I then stitched the edges on all sides and added a snow hill with some coordinating DP.  The tree was a punch out and I added some Diamond Dust to the snow hill for an icy look. I colored the image with my Copics and adhered it with a few pop dots.  I embossed the sentiment (included with the stamp) to the bottom of the snow hill and tied on some coordinating ribbon with a button on top. I think this turned out so CUTE, don't you?  

Here's a close up look of the dimension!

Image - Snow Bunny from Some Odd Girl; Copics; CS - Neenah Classic Crest White, SU Early Expresso; Embossing Powder - Zing (Chestnut); Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Vintage Photo; Perfect Layers Tool; Stickles; DP - My Minds Eye (Colorful Christmas); Twinklets Diamond Dust; Corner Chomper; Ribbon - Martha Stewart; Button

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Randy!

Mornin' hens!  
This birthday card is for my BIL Randy. Not to worry, Randy has a GREAT sense of humor.  Wouldn't do for anyone I make a card for not to have one, right? Bwah-ha-ha-ha! 
I was pretty impressed with how my paper piecing turned out on this card.  The digital image is from Squigglefly and I've been wanting to use it for awhile now but couldn't  think of what it should say.  Any then it just hit me!  Duh!  Soooo, I printed the digital image onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and then again onto both the striped and diamond DP.  I cut small strips of white CS and made baseboards where the two DP's met.  I added a little shading to the DP and matted it to some white CS using my Perfect Layers tool and then stitched around the edges.  I printed the sentiment and then folded it to resemble a banner and popped it up with a few dimensionals.  To finish, I added some lime green Baker's twine and a button on top.  Can't wait for him to get this one!  Love it!
Hope you hens have a great Monday! {{{hen hugs}}}

Digital Image - Squigglefly; CS - Stampin Up Early Expresso, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Copics; Perfect Layers Tool; Border Punch - Martha Stewart; DP - My Minds Eye - Dream