I made this card at craft club and before I had finished it one of the other ladies asked if she could buy it from me. I think I would have liked some ribbon or some gems at the bottom but did not like to change it after agreeing to sell it in case she did not like the additions.
So, Martha Stewart punch for the border.
The vellum quote is from a very old book by DCWV, I found some of these books in my stash and am determind to use them up, attached with brads.
I have no idea who the patterned paper is by which is a shame because it's gorgeous and I'd like some more, has a lovely sheen to it.
This was last weeks Stampin' Up class so all products are Stampin' Up.
We made a card and matching envelope and also a gift bag.
I like these classes because we learn different techniques each time - it's not just 'cut this, glue that'.
Techniques for this class were how to mask and how to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig. The jig is a positioning tool so you can stamp in exactly the right place each time. I have owned something similar for a very long time (seven years and never used!) so I enjoyed this class especially.
I had not realised it was my friend's silver wedding so needed to whip up something quick.
I used two Cuttlebug folders, both featuring hearts. On some of the embossed hearts I used Glamour Dust as a highlight.
The numbers and the silver hearts were both cut using Sizzix dies. The 'label' was cut using a Quickutz die - these are similar to Nestabilities but actually I like the Quickutz version better because the die produces a very thin frame (although this is a devil to attach) as well as the main die-cut label.
There are two little tags attached to some silver thread, this was wrapped along the spine of the card. I made the tags using Stampin' Up stamps and matching punch.
I made this card for one of my lovely craft club ladies, Sandra, who is celebrating her golden wedding anniversary.
Not sure of the make of card, I just found it in a local craft shop, but it has wedding symbols etched on to it. I made the '50' using my Cricut and added some ribbon to finish.
I wanted to give Sandra and husband Norman a little gift. Nothing too expensive and it needed to be something golden.
Hope they like it!!
Well it was either that or some Golden Shred marmalade. They probably think I am crackers :)
This was the second of four cards we made at the recent SU class so all materials are SU. It is the first easel card I have made and I shall explain why. I like looking at easel cards on other people's blogs etc, some of them are very clever. What has always bothered me though is if you are not sending the card to another crafter how will they know how to stand it up? I did not think it would be immediately obvious IYKWIM. When I brought this one home I gave it to Graham straight from the envelope. His first thought was I had made it wrong....I told him it was meant to be like that and told him it was an easel card to see if that gave him a clue. Eventually he figured it out but said without the clue it would have taken him longer or he would have gone with his first thought that it was an error and just laid the whole thing flat! So, I don't think I will be making many more of them, unless sending to crafters.