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Pumpkins and Spiders and Glitter.....Oh My!

Posted by Susan on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in ,
So I made the card below and I liked the way it turned out so much I made another version of it using different papers and stamps.  These are a great example of how you can make a half a dozen cards with just 2 pieces of cardstock, 2 different but complimenting pattern papers, some ribbon, stamps and a few embellishments.

Here's the first version:



And then I made another set in a bit brighter colour palette:


*You might also notice that I've added a watermark to my project photos. Thanks Anita for the reminder - I've been meaning to do it for a while and your facebook post jolted my memory*

With these, my Halloween cards are completed, Christmas is also done, and now I think I am going to work on some layout projects as well as my first ever attempt at a mini-album *gasp*  I will post pictures and maybe even some video of how I make out :D

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Creepy Crawly

Posted by Susan on Monday, September 24, 2012 in ,
I started out with a plan in my head for this card and it ended up turning out somewhat differently, although I like this version much better :D

The background paper is from a fabulous collection my sister brought me from the US. It's a Mambi Sheets set from Me & My Big Ideas. If you like to do Halloween projects and can get your hands on this stack I highly recommend it because it's gorgeous.

Loved how the purple and black combination worked out, and the little spider embellishment from Jolee's Boutique (EK Success) fit perfectly!


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Going Batty

Posted by Susan on Monday, September 24, 2012 in ,
I tried a little bit of a different fold on this Halloween card. Harder to photograph, but it creates a nice effect. And it allowed me to use up some older Halloween paper from Stampin' Up.



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Monster Mash

Posted by Susan on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 in ,
Here's the first of my 2012 Halloween Cards. I cannot claim credit for the design, I got the idea from TFrench at scrapbook.com (http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image&id=3721751&type=searchwords&s=frankenstein+card)

Here's my very close interpretation.





I love him and he was so easy to make!  This would be a great card to make with the kids.

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Back to School

Posted by Susan on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 in
I had some documents to send in with my son on his first day of pre-school, so rather than just send them on their own I decided to make a card for the staff wishing them a good year. 


This was really an exercise in layering which I think turned out pretty well. My favorite part was the Back To School stamp from Inkadinkado.


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Birthday Blooms

Posted by Susan on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 in , ,
I made two birthday cards for my Mom this year, one from our household, and one as a "commission" from my Dad!

Here's the card she received from our household. The lattice work was an idea I got from a punch I saw, and since then it seems to be quite a popular technique, as I've seen it on a few cards since then in different ways. The flowers are from a K&Company embellishment collection, but I love the lavender colour.


For Dad I made something a little more dramatic. For this card, I used the Martha Stewart punch around the page punch on white cardstock, overlaid on black glitter cardstock from the DCWV Immortal Love stack. Then I used the Persian Motifs spellbinder die on the same black glitter cardstock for a pretty round doily effect.  I made a few flowers out of the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die, and finished up with some pearl accents and polka dot ribbon. I took a risk with the dramatic colours, but I think it turned out okay.


Happy Birthday Mom!

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