Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Graduation Card

Inside of card

I'm so excited for my little nephew...he is graduating from Elementary School....yay!! Okay, so this is the first time for me creating a Graduation card.  After posting this, I decided to add a pocket to the top inside flap of my card so that I could place his gift card.

I used a digital image from Hambo Stamps.  This is Wee Henry Graduate.  This was also my first time using a digital image....and I have to say, it was really difficult to color him with my copics, having to have printed the image with my ink jet printer, I had to be very careful not to smear the ink when coloring over the face...so, I'm not so sure I will try this again. 

I used black cardstock from Stampin' Up! for the base of my card and for my layers I used My Minds Eye Academy paper stack.  I don't recall where I got the lined paper that I used for his background, I did use a Stampin' Up! punch Spiral to create the notebook page look....for my stamped sentiment on the front, I used a Hampton Art set called Congrats Grad that I purchased from Big Lots for $1.00, for the inside, I used the alpha stamp set from Recollections called Grunge Double.  For the sentiment "sending you hugs and kisses", I used a Hero Arts set called Thinking of You.

Here are stamps sets and DP I described above:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Card for my husband

I thought I'd get an early start on my husbands Birthday card since I always find myself making it the day before...(i know...very bad of me!)  This year, I promised I would not let that happen. 

Now, you have to know that my husband LOVES his tools....he has just about every and any tool out there....not only does he have to because of his job, but also because he enjoys his hobby, woodworking.  The great thing about this is that whenever I need something fixed it gets fixed or if I need a particular tool or supply, it's there. 

So here is the card I decided to make for him:

The stamp set I used to create the tools was from a Stampin' Up! set called Tool Time:

What I did was stamp all the tools on to a piece of silver specialty paper that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 a sheet (12" x 12") using Staz-On ink in Jet Black, then I stamped a second image onto color cardstock from my scraps.  I then cut all pieces out by hand, yes, that was a lot of work...and glued the color cardstock onto the silver specialty paper.  I used small brads to attach each tool to the grid stamped paper which is suppose to be somewhat of a peg board.

For my card base I used Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip and Kraft Cardstock from Stampin' Up!, I stamped the background images using distress stamps from Glitz design and distressed the edges of my cardstock using Walnut Stain from Ranger. 

I can't wait to give him his card....however, I'll have to wait until the end of the month to do so.....but atleast I know I have completed it!

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