Friday, August 16, 2013

Seize the Sketch

     Good Morning!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made for a new challenge blog named Seize the Sketch.  Since summer is coming to an end, I thought it would be fun to make a summer themed card. Here is the card I created,




and here is the sketch the card is based on.



I  used a die for the pinwheel and a straw covered with paper for the pinwheel handle.  Strips of bright colored paper and a lightly stamped flourish behind the pinwheel completed the card.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!

Susan

Supplies
Paper:     Memory Box, Anna Griffin, K&Co.
Dies:       My Favorite Things
Stamps:  Ippity Stamps - My True Joy, My Favorite Things




Monday, August 12, 2013

Moxie Fab World: The Birthday Sketch Challenge

   One of the other challenges going on at Moxie Fab World is The Birthday Sketch Challenge.  The challenge is to create a card that is either all stamping or no stamping at all based on this sketch.


Here is my card based on this sketch with no stamping.

 
 
Someone I know is turning 60 next month so I decided to create a card based on this sketch. Lets face it, it's never fun when you reach one of those milestone birthdays so I wanted to make a special card. I used glitter paper for the font and confetti dots so the card had a little sparkle.  I love this font, but I hardly ever used it because I thought it was too big for cards. However I like it on this card because it adds that elegant touch I was looking for.  I read recently that 60 is the new 30; here's hoping my sibling has many more wonderful years ahead of her!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.
 
Susan
 
Supplies:
Paper:   Memory Box, Making Memories Sabrina, Target glitter paper
Dies:  QuicKutz- Magnolia Cookie  font, Spellbinders - squares, balloons, party hats, My Favorite things- numbers


Friday, August 9, 2013

Moxie Fab World Birthday Creations

     One of the challenges going on at Moxie Fab World is the Birthday Tags and Wrap Challenge.  Here is my entry into this challenge with a birthday gift bag and coordinating tag.




 
 

 Here is a close up of the bag.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I started with a plain white gift bag and punched a design in the center of the bag.  I then added a strip of patterned paper behind the punched designs  to make them stand out.  I thought the patterned paper gave the punched design a kaleidoscope effect so I  added colored stars to the center of each punched pattern and then trimmed the bag with washi tape. I also added the same punched design to the tag.  I love how my little white bag turned out, now I can't wait to use it!
 
 
Thanks so much for taking the time to look and have a great day.
 
Susan
 
 
Supplies:
 
Stamps:  Impress Rubber Stamps
Paper:     K & Co.
Punch:  Martha Stewart Guiding Star
Washi Tape:  We Are Memory Keepers