Gone Batty Card

I love this fun Halloween card…from the polka dots, the goofy bat with one googly eye to the black bow!

I made this card from a kit I found at Archivers awhile back.

Happy Haunting!


Cutie card

1st birthday card for a special cutie! Here is a little green/pink card I made recently.

I took a piece of pink and white polka dot cardstock I had and punched the corners of it, then applied a big sticker that read Cutie, I outlined it with a pink marker and stamped happy {birthday} right above it (i wasn’t showing up much so I went over it with the same pink marker). I took a premade 1 sticker, attached it to some green paper and cut around it then added st after it so it says 1st. I applied the whole pink piece to the card and then edged the bottom with a heart punch. I swiped the edge with some pink ink. It needed a little more jazz so I took my pink marker and made dots around the corners and used a white pen to create some curved lines. It was finished with pink bakers twine at the fold. The inside was given a girly look with a cute clothesline stamp in red ink.

Precious Little One Card

Here is the card I made for the baby shower I talked about in my last post. Its sweet, simple, and sparkly.

I used a pink card, applied a tiny heart border along the fold, then stamped the card with the saying “Precious Little One” and sprinkled glitter onto it. I scallop punched the bottom right corner of the card and since I love my Martha Stewart elephant punch….I decided to place a green elephant in the middle of it. (it was actually on the inside of the card)
Then I took some cute buttons and attached them to the card using glue dots. Such a quick yet sweet card.


Twins Baby card

The washcloth cupcakes was part of her gift (as seen in the previous post) but here is the card I made for my friend that’s expecting twin boys.

I started off with a green card from Paper Source. I punched out a 2.5 scallop circle of patterned cardstock and a smaller scallop of light blue cardstock. I needed a focal point so I took my Martha Stewart elephant punch and punched out two cute little elephants from teal and white polka dot paper. I then added a tiny heart to the two overlapping trunks with a foam dot. I punched the edge of the card and swiped some navy blue ink across it so it would pop. Then I cut some velvet scalloped ribbon as an embellishment for the card. I laid that down and then adhered the scalloped elephants on top. It was missing something so I took a pen and wrote out: GOOD THINGS come in multiples on the card. I added some glue and sprinkled some glitter on the Good Things to make it sparkle!

I added a punched out elephant to the envelope flap too! I think it turned out pretty good.

Berry Cute Card

I made this birthday card for a friend’s daughter. The theme of the party was strawberry shortcake and I just happened to have some stickers to match!

I took pink cardstock folded it in half vertically and then punched a border on it. I then took a diecut strawberry and attached it to a die cut green scallop background…it needed a little something so I outlined the edges with a yellow marker. Next, I took my 2.5 inch jumbo scallop punch and made another background for the strawberry, so it looks layered. I had some red cardstock, which I punched the edges of and adhered it to the card…attaching the strawberry/scallops on top. I tied a red ribbon around the card and put a strawberry shortcake sticker on top..lastly, I took a tiny scallop-shaped diecut and applied a number 3 to it and placed it next to Ms. Shortcake.  I love how girly it is!

Fathers Day Cards

Happy Fathers Day to all the old, new and to-be dads! Its my husband’s first fathers day so I thought I’d make him a homemade card…and one for my father and father in-law.

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The medallion card is for my husband…I made the pinwheel and punched a scallop shape out of some green scrapbook paper for the back and front of it, and then used sticker letters to spell DAD. The inside is what I like the best…I put green paint on my son’s hand and made a handprint on some blue paper…thats what is on the inside of the card along with what I call children’s writing done my an adult! Thought it was cute.

Check out the slideshow to see the cards…Enjoy!

Vintage card…kinda

Lately, I’ve been loving the look of kraft paper for cards, layouts and more. I loved how this 1st birthday card turned out.

Materials:  plain kraft card and envelope, adhesive squares, red cardstock, corner cutter, red pen, white uni-ball pen, black 1 number sticker, Crate School Spirit Pencil paper, a Happy Birthday stamp, red and navy colored ink, and a wagon chipboard from Crate’s Toy Box collection.

Front: I rounded the corners using my cutter, then adhered a long piece of red cardstock across the card and onto the inside of  card. I took the pencil paper, crumpled it, then took my red ink pad and lightly dabbed it so the raised creases would pop, then I inked the edges. Next, I took my navy-inked birthday stamp and applied it to the pencil paper, above it I wrote in red pen the name of the cards’ recipient. I outlined the birthday stamp with the same red pen.
I stuck the chipboard sticker to red paper, and cut it to mimick the shape of the chipboard. Then I inked the edges with the navy ink. I attached that to a scrap piece of kraft paper. I cut it to a rectangle and rounded the edges and then inked the edges. Then I attached it to the card using adhesive squares. I took my number ! sticker and applied it to the card. Lastly, I took my white gel pen and made whole or dotted lines on the face of the card.

Inside: stamped the birthday stamp on kraft paper cut it and applied it to the red paper that folded from the outside in. Used a white pen to add details.

Back: stamped Made with Love on the back bottom with red ink and then wrote in my name with red pen.

Envelope: Took a truck stamp inked with red ink and repeatedly stamped it acress the bottom, I left some space for a star stamp on the bottom corner, and then stamped Little Star in the middle of the card with navy ink. I used a blue pen to create a dotted line under the trucks and a white pen to outline the star. Done!