Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sharing the Love!

Yes, I've been manufacturing lots and lots of Valentine's Day cards. Some have already been put in the mail even; yea me!

I was on TwoPeas and there as a post about the Heidi Swapp masks. I have several including two alphabets. I have used them only once. So I pulled them out again. They give an airbrush kind of look. Very cool for this card. You can use ink or paint or whatever else you have - you could even trace them - the letters have a stickiness, but not adhesive so they pull right up without tearing your paper.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Queen of Hearts

I absolutely love hearts. I would like to think that I have every heart die cut that exists (if I have a machine to use it in).

So the design of these cards is super easy. The embossing adds a really nice touch too. How about that lil sentiment? I purchased those last year at Michaels - they were $1 for two. Nice.

Basic Grey papers make my crafting so much easier. It's very classy, yet vintage. I like muted colors too (if you had not noticed).

These are my Valentine's Day cards for this year.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

sketch this cards :: 39

I took a minute to create a card (actually two) based on a sketch this design. The layout is so simple, yet lends room for lots of creativity and lots of fun too.

I'm new to sewing (which is shameful since my mom is a self-taught seamstress). There is a lot going on w/this card, so I thought a simple straight stitch would add a nice touch.
I love the look of cardboard, so there it is - taking up space.

Aren't those hearts adorable? They are dies from CuttleKids. I took a gamble and got them. They do work in the Cuttlebug, but you have to use the sandwich/directions for using a Quickutz die. It still gives a nice clean cut too. For more images of the two different cards, check out my 2Peas Gallery.
patterned paper: Basic Grey
cardstock: Archiver's
other: staples, thread, sewing machine

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What a deal on these dies!

I was trolling the web the other day when I stumbled across $3 dies on the Sizzix site. I dropped one in the cart; then two ... and the next thing I know I'm up to $25 for five dies. One is a large heart, which I've used the already. The others are a frame, a small envelope, stars (in 3 sizes) and a mini file folder.

Good stuff.

I use my dies in the Cuttlebug. I really like the dies that cut through chipboard.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Making Chipboard Shapes

Maybe the title is a bit misleading. Because making chipboard shapes is oh, so easy, when you have a die cutting machine and dies that cut through chipboard.

For this little pile, I used Cuttlebug dies with Die Cuts With a View colored chipboard. How cool is that? I'll be adding to this pile using some of my big red Sizzix dies. But I really like the colored chipboard. It has a nice finish that I love to stamp on.

I'm sending these cuties to my Secret Cupid (a swap that I signed up for on 2Peas). So much fun.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Caardvarks Happy New Year Challenge

This card is so basic. I feel like it is missing something...

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

It's time for the 'love' to begin ...

I've started on my Valentine's Day cards. This one is quite simple, but oh, so cute.

cardstock: craft supply
patterned paper: Basic Grey
die cuts: Quickutz and Cuttlebug
stamp: Savvy Stamps
ink: VersaMagic

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

What's New in the Quickutz World?