Sausalito, California

Friday, May 30, 2014

Kristin's Bridal Shower Card

I am still making these scallop tag punch cards.  Love the scallop tag punch from SU and the card that you can make from it.  I put a link on an earlier post to make this type of card. This one is for Kristin's who is my nephew's fiance.  Their wedding is coming in June and we are all praying for good weather.  Here in Maine sometimes June can be an "iffy" month as far as weather is concerned. They want to have the ceremony outside if possible. 

The dress is from SU's thinlet's dress and embossed with a sizzix EF. I used turquoise for the ribbon around the dress and for the bow on the bouquet.   Turquoise and brown are the colors that Kristin has picked for her wedding, such a pretty combination.  The paper is Graphic 45 from their "Couture" collection.

On the inside of the card I made a pocket to put money for the gift.  White glitter paper was used for the memory box die to the right of the card.  The shower was fun and Kristin got a lot of great things especially for her honeymoon!!  Happy Wedding Day Kristin and Nathaniel!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Glitter Flowers for Mom

Today is my mother's 85th birthday!!  I used Elizabeth Craft's glitter/sticker technique for her card!  She absolutely loves flowers so this is perfect!  I used my new Circle Flip-it die from Sizzix. The flowers were colored with copic markers and added the sentiments with nestabilities circle and scallop circles. 

I added a flap so that you could open up the card to see the sentiment. Found the sentiment on the internet which is perfect and I love that it rhymes.  The dies are from Memory box and Dee's Distinctive.  I didn't take a picture of the back but another love of my mother's is shoes and I had a die of a high-heel which is from Marianne's Creatables.  The high-heel is a recent purchase from ebay. 

The paper I used is from SU.  I can't remember the name but it is beautiful.  I have used this design paper on a number of projects.  It is so pretty and spring-like.  Headed to dinner with mom and siblings to celebrate her birthday.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Minnie's Mother's Day!

Stampin up's new tag punch called Scallop Tag Topper Punch was used for My Mom's card this year.  I love this new punch is so versatile. My mother has a collection of Minnies so I decided to make her a card with Minnie and Mickey!! I saw this card on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try.  Click HERE for the video on how this card was done. Just a little measuring and then just decorate!

The inside gives you plenty of space for the sentiment and more decorating.  I had some ribbon with Minnie's ears and bow left over from some scrapbooking it did last year so used it for the tie.  The dies for Mickey and Minnieare from ProvoCraft.

I made a couple more of these Tag Topper cards but haven't finished decorating them.  May is a busy card month with birthdays and next weekend we have a bridal shower in the family so many ways to use these cards. Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Singing Mice Punch art

This is just a quick post on some punch art that I did for a card in a box with singing mice.  Someone asked if I would let them know what punches I used.  I took a picture and here are the punches.

All Stampin Up punches
The ornament punch is the head, the butterfly is the ears, small oval is the mouth, tab punch are the arms and a small circle punch is the nose.  You can use the large and small oval punch for the tail or sometimes a hand cut it myself. 

I hand cut the tooth.  In this picture I glued the arms to the end of the ornament punch since I didn't have anything to glue the arms to such as card in the box or just a plain card.  Just be sure when you cut the book out the it lays flat so that you can put it in a envelope and then I would glue the arms to the book first and then to the card.  Just a little tip.  

Sorry that this took me so long to do this but this spring has been a busy time in the Petersen household just getting spring cleaning, outdoor painting and cleaning up the yard.  Finally, we are getting warmer temperature in the Northeast.  Happy Spring!!