The Going Somewhere set of cards is a fabulous range for young boys. The vehicles have been stamped in different primary colours and framed in matching coloured cardstock. The background cardstock has been embossed using the Square Lattice Textured Embossing folder through the Cuttlebug. The Birthday Wishes greeting from the Sincere Salutations stamp set completes the card. This set of cards also includes the yellow background, but was given to my nephew before being photographed.
I'm loving the Extreme Snowboard, Skateboard, Guitar, Surfboard and Dirt Bike Stampin' Up stamp sets. Such great stamps for teenager boys, but really could be used for younger or older boys. The silhouette stamped image is certainly the focal point of the card design and I've tried to tone down the patterned papers and colours used on the cards.
Don't you just love to receive a card in the mail? Most of the times, it's for birthdays and Christmas, but I know people who send cards just to say hello or to let you know that you are being thought of. This set of cards has been made as a Christmas gift for one such lady. The patterned papers are from the docrafts Papermania Birdsong 6x6 Paper Pack and the colours are just beautiful. I have added a non birthday greeting to some of the cards and a thin strip of ribbon to separate the two different patterned papers used on the card design.
I came across this fantastic patterned paper of a tree with birds in the docrafts Papermania Birdsong 6x6 paper pack. The tree with birds patterned paper was mounted on co-ordinating card stock and finished with a greeting and a row of 3 bling. Loved the simplicity and overall design of this card.
The Birthday Boy set of cards have been made from a 6x6 pad of patterned papers perfectly suited to young birthday boys. The cards have been stamped with a mixture of greetings, trains, monsters, stars and animals, to co-ordinate with the patterned paper. The design of the card set has been kept fairly simple and the colours kept in regal tones.
The So Happy for You set of cards has been made in Real Red, Glorious Green and Only Orange. The flowers have been punched with the Trio Flower punch and adorned with a small pearl. The Butterfly adds a cheery note to the card design and the scored lines gives the card some texture. The So Happy for You is a greeting that is suited to many different occasions and girls of all ages.
I don't often make nature themed cards, so I thought I'd use some of the stamps in the Stampin' Up! Organic Grace stamp set. I chose Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake in this card design and have punch the stamped images with the new Postage Stamp punch. I especially like how the fern has been stamped across the two squares. The overall finish of this card has very clean lines and the stamped images look amazing in this colour combo.
The Welcome Baby Boy set of cards has been made in Baja Breeze card stock using the giraffe and lion from the Wild about You Stampin' Up! stamp set. I have used the previous year's Designer Series Paper in a simple stripe and dot, which I really think compliments the design of the card. A length of ribbon and a felt flower and silver brad completes each of the cards.
My brother in law recently got married and this is the card I made him. Stylist in black and shimmer white, the card stock has been embossed with the Elegant Lines Textured Embossing folder. I've added some embossed butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die and completed them with Pearls. The Congratulations is from the Stampin' Up! Wedding Sweet stamp set, which has been punched using the Modern Label punch and raised with dimensionals. A beautiful elegant card.
The Masculine Happy Birthday card has been designed in 2 colour sets. The first with Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand and Night of Navy and the second in Peach Parfait, Sahara Sand and Early Espresso. The Sahara Sand card stock has been embossed with a Happy Birthday cuttlebug embossing folder to add texture to the design. The Happy Birthday stamp is from the Stampin' Up! Punch Bunch stamp set and has been punched using the Scallop Square punch. This card is suitable for males of all ages.
This cute little alien is from the Stampin' Up! Greetings, Earthling stamp set. The repetition of an image works well in this card design. The colors used in the card stock are Pear Pizzazz and Not Quite Navy. Stampin' Up! have released the most cutest monsters, robots and alien stamp sets and I'll be having a wonderful time creating cards over the coming months.
In my patterned paper stock, I had a couple of sheets of transportation related sheets. This is the card design I eventually came up with. The pictures of the plane, train and other automobiles have been raised with dimensionals on top of the Pacific Point coloured card stock. Add some strips of tracks and roads and a Happy Birthday greeting and the card is complete. Perfect for a young boy.
The Bird on a Branch card design has been made in the Stampin' Up! colours of Baja Breeze, Kraft, Rose Red and Pear Pizzazz. This is the first time I have used the Bird on a Branch stamp set and I quite like the look of the bird silhouette. The leaves on the white card stock has been stamped in the matching coloured card stock ink. I have also used versamark to stamp the leaves on the coloured card stock. This card design is quite busy and doesn't require a greeting.
The Red Nose Reindeer card design has been made with Kraft and Soft Suede Card Stock and elegant touches of red in the Season's Greetings stamp, ribbon and red brad for the reindeer nose. The soft suede card stock has been embossed using the Stampin' Up! Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing folder. The Reindeer Circle has been raised with dimensionals to add more interest to the overall design. This is simply a beautiful Christmas Card!
Just 5 1/2 weeks until Christmas, so I've been busy creating Christmas Cards. The Merry Christmas Bauble design is one of my favourites as the bauble is dimensional. Each card actually has 3 baubles, which means the front bauble sides can be bought forward to show all three baubles. The Merry Christmas Bauble set of cards is offered in 10 different colours, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy. Each card has been finished with a gorgeous satin ribbon and Merry Christmas greeting raised with dimensionals.