Monday, March 25, 2019

HOP HOP Easters on it's way

Spring is HERE!!!!  Well almost.....for us in the Midwest it's still wonky weather with 32 degrees one day and 50's the next.  The grass is still brown and I for one still have a tiny patch of snow hanging on to the north east corner of the deck.  It has been a very very long winter with a Polar Vortex whipping through that had us all in below zero temps.  So to speed things up a bit I thought if I made some Easter Cards spring would show her face.  So on Friday a friend and I got together and made these adorable Easter Cards.  What a delight it was to see such a sunny day the next day.  With kids out playing and dads raking up some of the fallen leaves they missed last fall.  Then all to soon (like the very next day) the temps fall again and its a "chill to the bone" rainy day.  I guess we'll just have to dream of spring for the mean time and enjoy the cuteness of these little cards instead.

The first 2 are 5" circle type of cards.  Not sure if there is a name for this type of card but its pretty simple.  We cut out a 5" piece of white card stock and a 5" piece of double sided DSP.  Cut the DSP in half and attached a small border strip to the flat ends.  Then the bottom is glued to the white circle and the top piece is attached with a brad that is hidden by the flower.  Little bunnies were die cut out and the eggs were fussy cut. Bahtta boom bahtta bing.  Done.

Second card even easier.  We went through scraps and punched 3 ovals (yep not even egg shaped).  Found an embossing folder with these cute little tulips forming a frame and positioned the eggs (ovals) along the bottom.  We then used a bright color for the base.
Now I just need 4 more Easter cards for toddlers and I should be done!
Maybe the weather will warm up again with the next set I make?  Maybe?
Hope spring come to you soon.

Til next time...........................

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Birthday Easel Pocket card

Hello.................time for another Fancy Fold card.  I really love the challenge of these and they turn out so pretty sometimes.  My nieces birthday is the day after mine so earlier this month I made here a card using one of my new embossing folders from China.  You can see the card HERE.  I liked it at first but then got to thinking how she is one of the few people I know who really appreciate all the hard work put into these fancy cards and she saves every one I ever send her or her kids.  So I decided to make a different one for her. 
This one is basically just an easel card that has a pocket added inside that holds a tag and a corner pocket on the front that holds a tag with my greeting.  I am sure she is going to love this one.
Here is the front                    
This is the tag pulled out. The inside and the inside with tanother tag pulled out.

I can't wait until she gets it.

Til next time...........................

Monday, March 11, 2019

Birthday embossing folder re-think

Don't you just love a deal?  I know I do.  So how can I pass up inexpensive embossing folders dies and stamps?  I was on Amazon and found these square embossing folders at a super price.  They were 6x6 which I don't normally like since I don't make 6x6 cards but I loved the look of the folders and you could order the banner die to go with it also at a reasonable price as well as the stamps to fit in the banner.  All of these came from somewhere in China so I knew the wait would take a while.  In fact I ordered these before Christmas and just got them 2 weeks ago.  When they arrived I was thrilled but too busy with personal issues to use them.  Here's what I got.

Cute right?  So I decided to fuss with the size so that I could use the folders on 5x7 cards.  Pretty simple...just cut the pieces apart.  This is what I came up with.

I lightly colored the flowers and leaves using a friends lightest Copics.
Now for the funny part............As I said these were really cheap and they came from China and I did not even notice until I was ready to stamp something on the banner.  If you look at the stamps closely you will noticed some spelling errors.  Yep some of these I can't even use due to the errors.  lol

On the third line it reads "Something get better with age"  Should be "Somethings"
One the next line near the end it says "on Your Specil day"  Instead of Special.
Next line Says "Specil Wishes"  again instead of "Special Wishes".

Guess you get what you pay for.  LOL  This does not mean that I will not purchase inexpensive stuff again..because I will.  I still love a bargain.

Til next time