Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Playin' with punches!

I love playing with PUNCHES!  There are so many out there that do so many cool things and they always give some life to cards and scrapbook layouts!  One of my favorite things to do with punches is paper piecing.  Here is a *super* cute card we made at card club incorporating both!  :)

Hope you all have a GREAT day!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

An oldie, but GOODY!!!

After searching high and low for something a little "different" to make, I found a cool easel/gift card in a magazine from the UK which I hope you will enjoy as much as I did! I recreated this card with a retired CTMH stamp set called 'Do Nothing' that I luv to use so much, especially as summer approaches!

To create: Paint four small matchboxes with white craft paint. Cut a square of cardstock to fit under the matchboxes. Attach so that a matchbox opens on each side. Stick another square of cardstock on the top of the matchboxes. Then attach an easel card on the base, stamp, color, and decorate as desired. Decorate sides of matchboxes with patterned paper and brads.

Matchboxes make great pockets for gift cards! Fill them with little treats, tiny seashells, or whatever else may coordinate with your card choice.

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

CELEBRATE National Scrapbook Day!

Need some inspiration? Try following a sketch!

Here's my take on it, minus the journaling which still needs to be added below the title ;)
I am at a Creative Memories NSD crop and forgot to bring my journaling marker!  Only ME!

I'm sorry about the glare on my photos, but I'm cropping in a church hall FULL of windows and believe it or not this is the best picture I could get!  Honestly it looks much better in person! :)



Thursday, May 3, 2012

CTMH Stamp of the Month for May

The May Stamp of the Month is Friendship Bouquet.

Friendship Bouquet (S1205) retails for $17.95.
Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5!