hmmm, I bet you're wondering what that's all about? I'm celebrating my 401st post! Can't believe it... but it's true. What a journey over the last few years! Transformations for sure just as we all transform over the years if we grow and learn.
Crafting took a back seat again for a week, no make that two.... But I'm making up for it this weekend! I decided to fire up the Eclips and play! The table is a disaster and that means it's been a successful time. We've switched out the Valentine schtuff and are putting out the St Patty's decor and more Spring items. I'm so ready! Last night's snow means that we still have Spinter here in the heartland. Mother Nature can't decide whether it's winter or spring -- so maybe if we do a lot of spring crafting, we'll convince her to Bring Spring!
I used a couple of SVGCuts files for this first 3-D card. I love it! It's a shaker card and has lots of pink vellum flowers and seed beads floating in between the vinyl sheets. The shaker is big, so when the card stands up, you can't see any of the goodies, but give it a shake and there's lots of surprises to fill the oval. I also used Mary's stamp set, Bunnies and Blossoms (now available from Unity Stamps) and some staz-on ink to stamp on the transparency.
This card is from the brand new kit 5 Minute Cards by SVG Cuts! Gotta love all 9 of them! The cards really do only take about 5 minutes to put together -- it's picking the papers that takes forever! LOL I used some scrap peices for this card -- I changed out the "sentiment" from CONGRATS to HUGS - so easy and I love using the eCAL software to do that. A little inking for some interest and some stickles for some details on the vellum flowers. It's not too fancy and not to feminine either for someone who just needs a lift on a down day.
Glue dots and Scotch Quick dry were the adhesive of choice for this card. So easy to put together. I think I may just cut a few more before next week....
Look Mom! No stamping! This is a second card from the same kit as above. Papers from Golden Florals, my stash and adhesives from Tombow and a glue dot to secure the brad which I nipped on end of the prongs. This was definitely a 5 minute card! It's on my must make again list too...
This card is a CASE from one I saw in the new Paper Crafts magazine. The designer was Lisa Arana. I used stock I had on hand and an old stamp from Stampin' Up! for the background. I greated the word strip in PrintShop using the word art feature and stacked them on top of each other. While Lisa used a font that loks like labels, I decided to use something a little different. I then used my SLICE and the Just Chillin' card to cut the U R at 1 inch. Added a popup dot under the word block and voila, the card is done. It's a 5 minute finisher too! Love these quick cards. I was able to make a stack on Wednesday -- Just in time for Valentine's Day!
Washi Tape fun! I haven't used it for a while and this is more of that $1 stash we found at Tuesday Morning a while back. The stamp is from My Time Made Easy, All a Flutter Sentiments; the card base is done on Crumb cake and a vanilla base (scraps); Aged Copper brads and finding, Stampin' Up!; Ribbons, stash.