Friday, March 15, 2019

A Very Happy St. Patrick's Day to You!

Hello everyone!  St. Patrick's Day will be here soon and we are looking forward to celebrating!  It is such a fun holiday!  My husband and daughter used to play a game in which he pretended to be the leprechaun and my daughter would set a trap outside our front door to catch him.  My husband would then leave a note in green ink saying "ha, ha Marisa, you didn't catch me"  This went on for several years.  In honor of the holiday, I created this card:


When you really look closely at a clover, you will see that the leaves are actually in the shape of little hearts.  So...I took out my heart punch and punched multiple hearts from scrap green card stock.  I also freehanded a stem from the leftover card stock and put my clovers together on scraps of white card stock.

After adhering patterned paper to a white card, I glued down a piece of Creative Impressions Lime Green Web Ribbon (70183).  I then adhered my three clover squares to the card using foam tape.  Finally, I used a small White Resin Button (51000) with Dark Green Jute (80601) threaded through it to adhere to the card.  Simple!

Hope everyone has a great day!
Susan

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Think Spring!


Anyone else counting the hours days till spring?  This girl is!!  I'm creating birthday cards that take a little leap on the calendar and pretend its here already.

Creative Impressions' pretty felt flower shapes are fun to layer and affix to your card front with these sweet little flower shaped brads.  I've selected blue & white which I think work so well against a kraft colored background.

The "forever friends" gingham message ribbon is fixed with white micro brads.  They are so tiny!  It takes a little patience to work with them, but there are only two and the size is perfect for this ribbon.

Funny, but we have about 16 inches on the ground right now and it's supposed to keep falling all night.  Spring is just 15 days away!  Say it loud!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Blessing

Hello Everyone!  Now that we are past Valentine's Day, it's time to think ahead to St. Patrick's Day!  My husband is from Chicago and it is quite the deal there!  Although we live in Colorado now, I still love the day and the wonderful Irish Blessings that go along with it.  Here is a card I created for the occasion:


I believe the paper is from Authentique and the sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly.  Of course no card would have that finished look without some fabulous embellishments from Creative Impressions.  The dark green twine was wrapped around the paper and green card stock panel 3 times, leaving a tail at the beginning to thread through one of the holes in the green button from CI.  Once wrapped, I threaded the end of the twine through the second button hole and tied a bow on the backside of the button.  Easy!

Hope you start thinking about creating some St. Patty's day cards.  Don't forget the Creative Impressions embellishments!

Susan

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

How do I Love Thee?


Valentine Tag

This was a fun chance to incorporate lettering on this Valentine tag.  I'm a super-novice, so don't look too closely!

Creative Impressions has so many hearts!  Brads, felt hearts and felt script combine with ribbon and natural twine.  

I started with tea stained #10 tag.  I layered a strip of pink cotton fabric on the left, stitched with Creative Impressions natural twine.  I laid out the embellishments so I could get an idea how to space the lettering.  

Hope you're having fun with your valentines.  Valentine's Day is a paper crafter's dream holiday!




Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes

Winter Greetings!  I know some of you are already tired of Winter and others don't know what a real Winter is, however, it will be a little while before Spring is here in Colorado and other parts of the Country, so why don't we "Celebrate the Season" and create some Winter greeting cards?  As I look out at our beautiful snow-covered mountains here in Colorado, I can't help but appreciate the beauty of snow.  Here are several cards using Creative Impressions Snowflakes and  "Celebrate the Season" Ribbon I created to celebrate Winter:


Here are some details for the first of the two cards:


I used a circle die in two different sizes to create three 'holes" in a Snowflake patterned paper panel.  I adhered the panel to a white card and then chose different Winter Snowflakes (Shimmer and Felt)  and a Winter Glimmer brad (90904) to make three beautiful 3-D snowflakes in two different sizes.  At this point the snowflakes can either be attached to the center of each circle with the brad used to attach the snowflakes (Note:  you will have to cut another white panel to fit the inside front of the card to cover the prongs if you do it this way) or you can bend the prongs to the back of the snowflake and glue the snowflakes to the white centers with strong glue.

To finish the card, wrap some "Celebrate the Season" Ribbon (80337) around the left side of the card front and tie a knot.  Trim the ends.

The second card is very similar with a different look to it.  (Oops!  Sorry it is sideways).



This time I created three snowflakes and glued them directed to a snowflake patterned paper panel.  I stamped "Let it Snow" above the snowflakes and, just like that, the card was complete!  So easy!

I hope all of you have the opportunity to enjoy this season!  Hopefully you won't get so much snow that you are "socked" in!

Susan

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Happy Winter Birthday!


Use your Creative Impressions brads and ribbons to create a fun wintery birthday greeting.  These sweet little snowflake brads mix beautifully with die cut silver and white snowflakes.  Embellish your brads with paint, rub ons, or, as I've done here, glitter.

Happy winter and stay warm.  Spring is coming!  Only 70 days.  But who's counting?