Saturday, December 21, 2013

Numbers, numbers, and more numbers!

Here I am showcasing 3 cards I have made recently at the request of my friends. Using the awesome Gorgeous Grunge stamp set from SU and a little bling, I think these turned out GREAT! 

The first card is for a Sweet Sixteen. I asked for a favorite color and was told Lime Green. So I found the closest cardstock I had to Lime Green, used my Cricut for the numbers, some Stickles for the sparkle, a few blings from my stash and came up with this - - -

I chose Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie to accent the Lime Green. 
I think that color combo turned out quite well. I used a mask to create some space for the numbers. 

Soon after that card, it was time for my husband's nieces birthday. She turned the Big 8! I thought this layout would work well for her too. 

(bad edit, sorry)

Her favorite color is Purple. I had run out of Concord Crush (which I think is a great dark purple!!) so I had to go begging borrowing from my friend down the street. 
**I am so disappointed that Concord Crush is discontinued. 

I shared the Purple 8 card with my Facebook friends and family and had a friend request a card with 24 and use bright colors. So, I basically copied the Sweet Sixteen card and used 24.

I had my friends tell me I did a nice job. And I inspired one of them to create her own!  I don't think I have ever been the inspiration for a card before, LOL. Here is the link for that -

Stampin UP! Supplies
Stamps - Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock - Concord Crush
Craft Store Supplies
Cardstock - white, lime green
Cricut was used to cut out numbers

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Patriotic Pocket Calendar

I have used one of these for as long as I have been an adult. I use this to keep track of bills that are due and which paycheck to pay it with. Earlier in my adulthood, I kept track of important dates. I still have the one I wrote in when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter in 1993!!

Now, I know there are apps for my smartphone but I keep coming back to this for the bills.

Real simple project to do. And it can be personalized!! You can make several and switch them out with the seasons or whatever bag/purse you are carrying.

On this patriotic one, I used a square punch and large heart punch. Figured out a pattern for my squares then started gluing them to a piece of white cardstock. Staple your creation to the calendar. Bend and insert into the plastic cover.
Note: score down the center, where the staple will go. Then about an 1\8 on an inch each side of that scoreline, score it again. Those scorelines help the cardstock accommodate the thickness of the calendar when stapled.