Monday, December 27, 2010

Seven Lost Cards

Here are seven Birthday cards with a free floating tag that I started putting up under the challenges section of my website a long time ago but never finished and put online until today. The background for them is under the challenges section which you can get to by clicking here or you click on the card for the instruction sheet and jump over from there.

I've been reorganizing the site a bit and have put up a new subject based that should make it easier to find stuff with the web site at 143 card images and growing. Stop by and check it out and let me know what you think.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Three New "Gift" Cards

Here are three new cards I made to give away as gifts this year to relatives who don't make cards but do send them out on a regular basis. The little birdies are going to my grandmother, since a little birdie used to always tell her stuff when I was little. The cupcake on the birthday card is colored with Copic marker. I showed them to someone and they didn't like it because they thought it was a printed image that had just been cut out and mounted so I guess that was a compliment? Either way I now feel the need to point that its a hand color cupcake image.

These were actually made with cling mount studio g clear sets that Michaels had on an endcap for something like one or two dollars a set earlier this year and the Recollections paper Michaels sells.

As usual, just click on the image if you want to see the instructions sheet on my website.

Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

10 Days Until Christmas - Last Minute Card

Just 10 more days until Christmas! Are your Christmas cards made yet? Are they mailed? If not here's an idea for some quick cards - use stickers for your main image. I found a stack of stickers I had brought a few years back on sale for just this purpose and combined one of the images on the sheets with one of the latest Tim Holtz dies, some stickles and some inked white paper. It took a while to come up with the design but once I had that making them went fairly quickly for a homemade card. The real key to this approach is to find an affordably priced sticker sheet with a lot of images that appeal to you so you can get many cards per sticker sheet.

If you want read more, here's the original blog post I did on it. If you want directions and sizes, click on the image for the instruction sheet or click here.