Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sympathy Ships

I saw this design on Pinterest and marked it for casing.

I had it in mind for a friend's father's passing...and unfortunately, it came in handy for my boss's father's passing. But I cut enough out for 3 cards, and just need to assemble the others.

Ship - Cape Arago Stamps
Sunburst - My Mind's Eye, Lost & Found
Sun/Circle - Inkadinkado
Clouds - Inkadinkado
Ship's wheel -  CTMH
Sentiment - Hero Arts

I used a woodgrain dry embossing folder for the textured background. The banners use a Tim Holtz ruler and a chevron folder. I would have preferred an anchor rather than the wheel, but I didn't have a suitable anchor stamp.

Another card where the stamps I have on hand came together very nicely. Thank you for looking!



I haven't "played" Mojo Monday in a few months due to time constraints...but on this holiday break I jumped right in. 

I had some great papers remnants from sympathy cards and they worked well for masculine cards.

I chose the rectangle design this time.

I heat-embossed a Stampin' Up clock on the background paper, and stamped a diamond pattern on the side in CTMH Sunset ink.

On a craft card base, I layered the background paper then added the strip of patterned paper. The solid teal is dry-embossed with a chevron folder. My ribbon was in a grab bag at a discount! Perfect! Little copper brads were just the right size.

I started with the Congrats card and then made 2 more, adding the 1-1/4 circle stamped in Sunset and punched out.



Large Clock - Stampin' Up
Diamonds - My Mind's Eye
Small clock - Tim Holtz
Thanks So Much - Fiskars
Great Success
- TPC Studio
Congrats - TPC Studio


Stripe - 7 Gypsies - Venice 6x6
Notebook - Authentique Nostalgic Essentials stack 

These will be good for general wishes for any men.

Thank you for stopping by my Cards and Crafts Garden today!

I Wish You a Happy New Year! 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Gift Tag

This fab tag is from a CTMH set, Special Care! Perfect for gift tags for sweet bath and body gift sets! And embossing adds just the right touch! Very easy to make!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Parisian Birthday

A card for my sis-in-law, who loves all 5 things Paris. I cased a design  from pinterest, and used a variety of stamps from different manufacturers. It was like the stamps I've been gathering all these years came together in 1 card!!!

I loved the colors, too.

•  Hero Arts Paris
•  SU Travel Post
•  SU Office Ephemera
•  Crafty Secrets Grand Greetings

•  DCWV Lemon Flower Stack
•  Bazzill Basics Lemonade

•  CTMH slate ink
•  SEI buttons
•  Decorative Papers (JoAnn) washi tape