Sausalito, California

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Love Bunnies!

Before April is over, I wanted to show the 2 Easter cards I made for my children.  One is an Easel Card and the other a tunnel card.  Elizabeth Craft has the cutest bunny/rabbit die that I had to use it on both cards. The carrot that the bunny is holding is so small and so darn cute!  Love it!  The Martha Stewart balloon punch worked great for the size Easter egg that I needed.  Closer look at the individual cards are featured below so you can see the background of the tunnel card better. Thanks for stopping by that checking these cards out!

Easel Card
Tunnel Card
Spring flowers popping up with a bird on the embossed branch from Cuttlebug.  Of course, there are more Easter eggs.  The clouds are from Stampin up's cupcake punch.  Just love this card!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Coffee Pocket Letter

Having a theme for a pocket letter is the best!  This one is for my sister, Phillis' birthday which is today!  She is a coffee lover!! She called me last week and said she got it and also said that everytime she looks at it she finds something new!  Perfect!  I have been working on it for a month now and was happy with the result.  The coffee/tea cups from Elizabeth Craft was so cute!! It was a fun die to decorate the pocket letter.  The Gerber Daisy is a Sizzix die which I got from Stampin Up years ago. It was fun to find all the sayings and sentiments regarding coffee!  Happy Birthday Phillis!  It's your day!!

This is the back of the pocket letter.  A picture of Phillis when she was in high school playing field hockey.  I actually went to that game and took some other pictures.  She was a great athlete!

Here is a closer look at the stack of cups from Elizabeth Craft.  Can't wait to use them again - love them!  Just love making these pocket letters!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Baskets Galore!

With Easter this weekend, I have been working on Easter Baskets for my daughter and her roommates.  I have made Easter Baskets similar to these with the Envelope Punch Board but I saw these on Pinterest using just one or two pieces of cardstock.  These are good size baskets too! As you can see, they hold the Lindt chocolate bunny and some candies too.   I have decorated them with Gerber Daisies and punch art bunnies and ducks.  These are made with 2 sheets of cardstock measuring 6 x 9 inches and then glued together, overlapping to give the basket some strength but you can make this same basket with one sheet on cardstock measuring 9 x 9 inches.  If you want a larger basket use cardstock measuring 12 x 12.  The scoring for this  basket is below with pictures of each size.  Check out more pictures of my baskets.

Love the purple

Punch art Bunny

Purple & Yellow
Punch art Duck
I hope you can see these pictures of the templates for the baskets.  2 different sizes of Easter baskets to make depending on your gifts/candy.  Another tip which I did in the last few baskets was to round the corners on the sides.  Have fun making these.  Happy Easter!
Overlap for strength
1 piece of cardstock
12x12 cardstock/large basket

Monday, April 10, 2017

Big Bunny!

It has been a while since I used my Sizzix Bunny and perfect for a double Z-fold card!  The inserts are smaller bunnies hoping around for Easter eggs.  The grass is from Die-namics which I use all the time and the bunnies are from Impression Obsession.   This is the last of my SU Designer paper, love the purple!

A closer look at the inserts with grass and bunnies.  I used the MS balloon punch for the Easter eggs which worked perfectly!  On the back of the card I made a pocket for a gift card.  I am sending this card to my son.  I have made a bunch of Easter baskets which I will post later this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Pocket on the back with Gerber Daisy

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Birthday Album!

Birthdays Galore this month!  Here is  a punch art, easel card for my brother-in-law's birthday next week.  Brothers' Johnson was "a favorite album" of his.  I guess I should say it is an inside joke.

For this record player, I used mostly circle punches and dies.  The music notes are from Memory box and cuttlebug EF was used for the record pad.  Easel cards are easy to display and I never get tired of making them.  Enjoy your day Lenny!

Inside of the card

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Gorgeous Floral Thinlet Gift Box

Just a quick post to show this box. It is such a pretty box that I saw on Pinterest and just had to make it!  Just click here for the video that shows how to make this box.   When I make this again, I am going to use the floral die on 2 sides instead of 4.

At the top of the box, is a place to put your sentiment or a place for a picture.  I can't wait to make some cards with this die from Stampin Up.  It is so pretty!!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Beach Babes!

Birthday Card for a Beach Girl!  My girlfriend, Anna, has a bunch of people who call themselves "Beach Bums Society of America" -BBSOA and they get together every nice day in the summer at Pine Point/Old Orchard Beach.  They are crazy for the sun!  I saw this stamp from "Art Impressions" and immediately thought of Anna and her friends at the beach.  Life is a beach for them!

Here is a closer look at this Z fold card with the inserts making the ocean and some fish.  I had the sun which is a sticker in my stash and thought it would be perfect!  The side has a sentiment from Stampin up.  I really love how this card came out!

Thanks for stopping by to check out this card and below is a picture of the back of the card -Beach Rules from Graphic 45, By the Sea!

Love Graphic 45!