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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Masculine Cards Can Be Tricky

I have always struggled to make cards for guys. I am a ribbon and bling kinda girl, and that doesn’t always fit for the men in your life. I find that when I do make them they are so plain and boring. So I have been working with colors and layering, trying to add some wow, through details. This is my first attempt, I think it turned out pretty good. Of course my dad loved it, but he would love anything I made him, macaroni art included.

My Inspiration is from a Christmas card that the talented Marina Grigsby made, found here.

I had to adjust the layout, I prefer landscapes (ie I always mess up cutting portrait bases). I also loved the idea of cutting out part of your image and leaving it floating.

I used two different sets from Stampin’ up. I am also diggin this Simply Chartreuse from PTI. I tried to rough up the edges, but didn’t fully commit. I think next time I would go a bit further and make sure it looks intentional.

As I am sure you will learn, I am addicted to making matching envelopes. I think it just adds that extra touch. Definitely will make a variation of this again.

Thanks for reading,

Jillian

Supplies: Kraft Cardstock, PTI Simply Chartreuse Cardstock, PTI Dark Chocolate Cardstock, Sentiment – SU For All You Do, Image – SU Forest Friends, PTI Simply Chartreuse Vintage buttons.

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Simple Circles

A little while back a friend at work asked if I could make her a card. She new I loved to make them and offered to buy one from me. Of course I said no, I need excuses to make cards. I asked what kind of card she would like, what was her friend like. She said that she was girly, but that I should just make whatever I wanted. I coerced a color scheme from her and Below is what resulted.

The colors were purple and teal. I have to apologize for not being able to find my inspiration photo. It is in my Google feed reader somewhere, but for the life of me I cannot locate it. I will update if I do. Sorry for the photo quality, I gave it away before I could look at the pictures.

I loved all the layers in this card.

Thankfully she was thrilled with the card. And actually ended paying with a craft off her own. One of these guys…

Mines name is Bruno. Hope today you get to create something Beautiful today!

Supplies: White Cardstock, Purple Cardstock, PTI Hawaiian Shores Cardstock, PTI Aqua Mist Cardstock, PTI Fillable Frames #8 Mini Stamp Set, PTI Vintage Button Collection, SU For All you do butterfly stamp.

Pretty Peonies Anniversary Set

I finally got around to making my second order of PTI (Papertrey Ink – See my links for the site). I kinda went crazy, but I was going to be in the states and that meant NO Shipping costs. Lets just say I took advantage of it.

I got 9 new stamp sets and a ton of new dies and some paper and ribbon and buttons, okay I think that is all. My plan is to go through each set and make at least 1 card in the next month or two.

Today I am posting from my favorite set. Pretty Peonies vol.6 no.19. This special anniversary set has a ton of images I can’t wait to use, but I started simple. I am not super creative but I will try to to diverge more as I go along, for now, I just recreated the beautiful card that Nicole Heady created during the release of the set. I used Daydreamer vol.5 no.64 for the circles.

Her Card is Here.

This is my recreation.

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Close up with the layers.

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Supplies used: Vintage Cream Cardstock, Simply Chartreuse Cardstock, Hawaiian Shores Cardstock, Aqua Mist Ink, Simply Chartreuse Ink, Basic Black Ink, Black rhinestone.

Hello Internet…Be Kind!

You know that moment, when you want to remake a card you had already made, but you cant quite remember it, and seeing as you gave it away, without taking any pictures, you now have no idea what it really looked like. That moment is why I have a blog. Sorry no great journey or funny stories, I am just not that clever. And I mostly take inspiration from all the blogs I follow. I will do my best to give credit where possible. So here goes…internet please be kind, take it easy on the newbie.

Jillian (Wife, Crafter, Business Women)