Tuesday, September 13, 2011

~ Handmade Red, Green & White Christmas Holiday Card ~

Today I decided to start making cards for the upcoming holidays. This particular card creation is pretty quick to make & would be a GREAT design for a newbie card creater. I get a lot of card ideas from scrapbook pages I've created; page layouts are perfect inspirations to get those creative juices flowing! ;)

All of the products & supplies used for this project are from Close To My Heart:
 ~ Pear (green) cardstock
 ~ Cranberry (red) cardstock
 ~ White Daisy cardstock
 ~ Cranberry ink pad
 ~ Pear ink pad
 ~ Designer Holiday Ribbon Rounds Cranberry & White 1/8" ribbon - retired CTMH
 ~ Festive Thoughts acrylic stamp set - retired CTMH
 ~ Festive Frills acrylic stamp set - retired CTMH

card close up
Inside of the card.
The stamp sets are a couple of my favorites.... I have always liked using holly images in my art work and for decorating. The set also has images of doves, another truly favorite stamping image of mine. There's also a wreath image that I used to create a cute pocket card that I will post when I add the finishing touches.

Thank you for dropping in here to see my card creations and, hopefully, you've seen something to inspire you to create a beautiful card of your own.

Your thoughts & comment are greatly appreciated.
~ If you're interested in purchasing any of my cards or other creations, please click HERE to visit my online Etsy shop.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lady Bug Note Card Gift Set ~ Hand Stamped

Close up of one of the note cards

I made these hand stamped note cards for a friend; she wanted something with a lady bug design to put into a basket of Mary Kay products she was making for one of her clients. I also made a gift box with a clear acetate lid to hold the cards. Her basket looked fabulous....what a great idea!

I liked this set so much that I made another set to sell on Etsy. All stamp images are from Close to My Heart; the only products used that aren't CTMH are the ladybug ribbon and the red Stickles glitter which are both from Michaels Arts & Crafts Store.

 ~ Embellished with bright green ribbon decorated w/red ladybugs
~ Hand stamped green flourishs on front of note card
~ A stamped ladybug image highlights the front of each card as well as on the inside of note card
~ a CTMH white crochet flower (with added glitter) centered on the front with lady bug ribbon & bright green CTMH crocheted fibers
~ Envelope also has a hand stamped green flourish in the corner with the stamped & red hand colored ladybug to match note card.

Thanks for stopping in here at my Paper Creations Den. If you have a chance to click on the 'thoughts' link below to let me know you've stopped in I could then follow your link to take a peek at what you have going on. Again, thanks bunches...hope you found something here to inspire your creative energy. :)

Set of note cards with matching envelopes

So Very HAPPY ~ Here's a Blog Signature Tutorial

I just found the most wonderful tutorial showing me how to add a signature to my blog posts! I am sooo excited about this....don't laugh....I really really am excited. :)

I've been wanting to add a signature for the LONGEST time but didn't know how to do it. So many of my scrapbooking and cardmaking friends have the cutest signatures at the end of their posts and now, just maybe, now I'll be able to add a nice personal flare with my signature too. I'm totally thrilled...visit  The Cutest Blog On the Block signature tutorial if you'd like to learn how.

....a HUGE thank you to everyone at The Cutest Blog on the Block for sharing their knowledge and for making this papercrafter a happy happy gal. :)

Woooooo Hoooooo ........ :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Handmade Cards Using Martha Stewart Punch & Heat Embossing

Cards we'll be making in my Card Club group
I'm an instructor at Michaels Arts & Craft Store. I teach the scrapbooking and card classes. The picture above shows the cards I made to display at Michaels, showing the students what they will create.
Everyone will learn a few different techniques....heat embossing, paper tearing, ink distressing, random stamping, scissor distressing and using a paper punch.
The paper punch we'll be using is Martha Stewart's 'Punch Around the Page' Double Loops, but we'll only use the straight paper punch in the set to create the feminine edge on one of the light pink cards.
I really love the CTMH stamp set (Find Your Style #D1492) I used for the images...one of my new favorites. :)
Thank you so much for stopping in...hope my creations inspired some ideas for you. Again, thanks for visiting my Paper Creations Den. :)

Halloween ~ Fun ~ Party Monsters ~ CTMH's Hooligans themed Mini Memory Photo Album

Fun colors, Fun theme...
Used CTMH's black waxy flax &
CTMH's ribbon to embellish
I think that one of my favorite scrapbooking projects has to be creating these mini albums! This is such a fun, colorful paper pack too..Hooligans by Close To My Heart.
Thanks for stopping in and looking around here in My Paper Creations Den..and I'm looking forward to reading any comments you'd be so kind to leave for me..Hope this fun memory album inspired you to create something fun and playful. :)
Close up of the front cover showing off this VERY fun paper & color theme

Plenty of room for journaling & pictures.
Used CTMH's 'Hooligans' level 2 paper pack
to create this lively album.

More of the inside pages
Close up of the back cover

Close To My Heart's matching 'Stick Eze" stickers are wonderfully heavy duty...
not to mention BEAUTIFUL!! ;) And aren't they soooo fun looking?!