Monday, January 25, 2010

{ippity} Hop Valentine Pocket Card

      Hello everyone and thanks for visiting my blog.  Today is {ippity} Hop Monday, and I for one always enjoy looking at all the wonderful creations made by the talented {ippity} chicks.  My project for today's blog hop is a pocket Valentine card.

  This card is made by sewing one and one half hearts together to make the pocket. The inside heart is cut about one and a half inches smaller.  The embossed vellum flowers are from the Because of  You stamp set by {ippity}. I love the look of the embossed flowers because they remind me of a lace doily.  Some ribbon, a buttton, lace, heart pins and a deorative edge punch finished off the card. Just in case you noticed, the brown spot on the card is printed on the cardstock.  Another idea for this card would be to hang the card from ribbon so you could hang it on a wall, door knob or draw pull. Instead of using  the inside heart, you could  just fill the pocket with candy, a love note or little trinkets.  This is a very versatile card that can be used in a variety of ways. This card would also work well using the sentiment "you stole my heart" from the Straight From the Heart stamp set. If you would like to purchase either stamp set, please click here. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog and please dont't forget to check out all the other blogs in todays {ippity} hop.



Card Ingredients
Card stock:  K & Company  Classic  card stock
Die Cuts:     Cricut cartridge
Stamps:     {ippity}  Beause of You
Ribbon:     Papertrey
Misc:         Martha Stewart punch, Maya Road pins, buttton, lace, Prima flowers

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ippity Stamps - So In Love With You

     Valentines Day is right around the corner and todays card uses yet another stamp from the Because of  You  stamp set by {ippity}.  This card photographed on the dark side despite all my efforts to shed more light on it, but in person it looks much brighter.

I chose pink and brown papers for this card and added some glitter and bright pink ink to make the card and papers stand out.  I discovered that by using a thin strip of double sided tape, glitter could be added to the tape and it would adhere without making much of a mess.  I liked this technique and I'm sure I'll use it again on future cards. Look here  if you want to see more images from this stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Card Ingredients
Card stock:   Memory Box= mocha
                      K & Company - Smitten
Glitter:          Martha Stewart
Misc:             Brown satin ribbon, Maya Road pins, Scor-Tape, Color Box pink ink

Monday, January 11, 2010

{ippity} Stamps - Because of You

     Todays card brings to mind love and romance.  This card uses two stamps from ippity's Because of  You stamp set, the bird cage and love sentiment.

A polka dot tulle bow and some small flowers added to the romantic feel of the card.  Because {ippity} stamps are made of deeply etched red rubber, you get a very clean and crisp image when you stamp.  Please look here if you'd like to see more images from this stamp set.  I'm so glad you stopped by today and took a look at my latest creation.


Card Ingredients
Card stock:   Papertry Ink
Stamps:  {ippity} Because of You
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders nestabilities , rectangles and petite circles
Misc:  pink and brown ink and embossing powers, tulle, Prima flowers

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Thank You

     Happy New Year everyone!  Now that the holidays are over and the presents have been opened, it is now time to thank those who were so thoughtful and generous this holiday season. One way of conveying your appreciation and thankfullness is to send a heartfelt, handmade thank you card.
Todays thank you card uses the flower from the Because of You stamp set by {ippity}.  A little bit of flower soft was added to the flower to give it more dimension and a Martha Stewart craft punch was used for the sentiment.  

I always like to embellish the inside of cards to finish them off.  On this card, a corner stamp and a small bird adds a nice touch to an otherwise plain inside.   The rest of this versatile stamp set can be seen here.

Have a wonderful day,

Card Ingredients
Card stock:   Memory Box
                      Papertrey Inc
Stamps:    {ippity} Because of You
                   Memory Box - Adelle Corner Stamp, Bird and Nest
Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Nestabilities rectangles
Misc:         Flower Soft

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