Sausalito, California

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Golf Birthday

Just a quick post to show another summer birthday card.  Graphic 45 Good Ole Sport is another great paper collection!  This card is made with a sizzix die and Graphic 45.  I used all the pictures that featured golfing for the card since my brother-in-law, Tom loves to golf.  It is so easy to make cards when you have a great collection like this.

I fussy cut the golfer holding his club to put inside the card.  The back of the card I just added some of the other sports stamps.  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Birthday Tom!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mini Birthday Tote Bag

These mini bags that I saw on pinterest were so cute that I wanted to make them for a get together last night.  A bunch of us from my high school class are turning 60 this year and I thought it would be a cute little gift.  The instructions for this bag, which is very easy, is here.  I used Graphic 45 by the sea paper but I forgot to take a picture of all of them so here is what was left.  The sentiment on the tag was from a Stampin up set that I had but so appropriate.  I put a couple charms inside for the gift with some, what else, chocolate!   It was perfect!  

Cute charms for a necklace or bracelet!

Here are a bunch of beach bums!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Spellbinders Cute Fairy

I recently bought this Spellbinder Fairy die.   It is such a beautiful die that I just had to have it.  I made it into a birthday card, not sure who it is for yet...    I will use the sentiment -- "have a magical day on your birthday"!   Easel cards are my new favorite design! There is so much you can do with this type of card, just love making them.   Alot of the items used for this card are from Stampin up, the paper, the stamp, the banner die and, punches.  The butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart and the vine/leaves die is from Cheery Lynn Designs, use it all the time!  The flowers are from Michael's $1 bin.  August is a busy birthday month so I am sure this will be going to someone in the near future.  Loving my new die!!

Side view
Love this!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Birthday Blouse

Another suit/blouse card for my sister's birthday that is in a couple of weeks.  Added some lace and pearls for the buttons.  This is another take on a pocket card-- so much fun to make.  My measurements are on a previous post.  The paper is from Stampin up.   Now, I will pop it in the mail for her.  Happy Birthday Andrea!

Fits in a regular size envelope!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Birthdays By the Sea!

Another friend is turning 60! I have made 3 birthday cards this summer with Graphic 45 By the Sea! This is an easel card and the illustration of the two children playing in the sand is so adorable, I had to use it as the theme for this card.  As a matter of fact, the 3 cards I made this summer are from paper left over from replacing sails on 2 sailboat that I bought "junkin".  My sister, Chris, did this a while ago and I have been wanting to do it but haven't had the time.  Couple of weeks ago, I finally got around to doing it and I liked the way they came out.  Check out below more pictures of the easel card and the sailboats.

From the back
By the Sea Sails
Closer look
Closer look